"A paradox is truth standing on its head to attract attention."- Nicholas Falletta
the NYTA meeting went very well. nine people showed up in total. the speaker, murphy jones, gave a great talk on cryonics and calorie-restriction as two life extension options. for someone who severely restricts his caloric intake, he had quite a bit of energy and seemed quite fit, healthy and happy. surprisingly, a full third of the participants in the meeting were female.
even more surprising was that elaine walker showed up. she's quite a busy lady. she claims to be 34. i suppose i believe her, but i figured her for much younger than that. her, hatuna and i went out for dinner after the meeting. hatuna's a pre-med student at nyu in a neuro-field that i can't quite recall. she wants me to see vanilla sky - a movie jenelle recommended very highly.
the NYTA meetings are to be held in my office building twice a month in one of our conference rooms. makes it easy for me, sure - but the group gets a venue free of charge, which is nice. it feels good to give back to the community that has fostered my self-teaching methodology and personal intellectual pursuits.
sleepytime tea + brian eno = logically, i should be unconscious.
i had a great talk with laurie tonight, too, after she got back from work. things between her and i are so interesting. it definitely goes beyond two people simply wanting what they know they can't have. we've got a great intellectual connection, and it just feels great. it's good to have proof that you're not really all alone in the universe.
tonight was about being with people who i could identify with. the NYTA group, laurie, people i feel naturally at home around. gives me that security of knowing not only am i not alone, i'm also probably not all that crazy, either. :)
tonight was wonderful.