Monday, November 24, 2008

A new friend

I made a new girl (space) friend this week, and together we have founded the awesome peoples' league (Bay area chapter). She and her fiancé are into boardgaming in addition to using free operating systems. They also watch many similar TV shows and enjoy hanging out and playing the same games I do (and in a good level).

As part of my ongoing commitment to resurrect this blog, I'll tell you all that I'm happy. It's amazing how happy a friend could make you when you need one!

In other news, I am in the process of writing an NSF grant proposal, which basically means write something about your research and beg for money.

One of the great things about being a postdoc is that you have students who do all the work, so I will have at least two papers submitted to IJCAI (probably more), and all of them in collaboration with different authors, both here and in Israel.

BTW, If you like my blog, please comment so I'll be encouraged to write more!


  1. Wow, sounds like she must be super awesome. It must be so cool to be her (and to be friends with you!)

  2. and i heard she is from new jersey, which is just awesome in itself.
    did you know that it has more diners per capita than any other state and is called the "diner capital of the world?"
    it's also the home of the first drive-in movie theater and hosted the first baseball game in the country.
    i bet you didn't know the statue of liberty is actually in new jersey and she is not the only one- the great state of new jersey is home to bon jovi, bruce springsteen, jason alexander, shaq, judy bloom, and was home to thomas edison (he invented the phonograph there) frank sinatra, grover cleveland, and aaron burr (who shot alexander hamilton!)

  3. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Do keep writing.

  4. I may be mistaken, but I think that the sentence "we have founded to awesome peoples’ league" is missing something (otherwise it is grammatically incorrect).
    Also, glad to see you're feeling better.

  5. and now it was corrected. sounds Awesome!

  6. But she's from the Jersey side of the island!

    She cannot be that awesome...

    kidding. Don't flame me.

    But actually, at the moment I'm from "rive gauche" which gives me the right to be snobish towards anyone from outside France, outside Ile-de-France, outside the perepherique and from quarters 18,19, and 20 (maybe 17 as well, I need to check).

    and in a serious note, good for you. Depression does not suit you.

  7. Don't fish for compliments! (though I do like your blog).

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