1. I just overheard a conversation going on in my hallway between two soon-to-be housemates that included the sentence:
"I'm not using my elemental skills as a Druid; I'm going mostly for animal
and shape-shifting skills."
2. I then realized that I actually knew what this conversation was about: the addictive computer game Diablo II. The pleasure of recognition was accompanied by the realization that I might be as big a dork as they are.
3. When I started talking to the aforementioned guys, it emerged that one of them is going to be a sophomore at the institution where I'm at grad school. He said he took this really good literature class last semester, and had I taken it? I tried as subtly as possible to convey the message that I don't TAKE those classes, I TEACH those classes. But it might be a long year.