They named a new dean for the B-School today and had a reception starting at 4:30. Leaving aside the fact that I apparently got left off the e-mail list (it was announced on the myHBS page), I wasn't all that interested in going because I was feeling tired and wanted to make my usual train home. Rich went for the free food, which I wholeheartedly validate and which would usually be a major draw for me as well. Barbara talked about it as a networking opportunity, which weirded me out. I mean, I understand what she means, but looking at every occasion as an opportunity to further your own aims rather than just enjoying it for what it is weirds me out. I also don't relish the idea of being "on" all the time.
I bumped into John on my way down the stairs to go home. He's starting a new job at HBS May 10 which is actually a step up (he gets to have power over people) and we chatted about getting together outside of work sometime 'cause ya know, good people and all that. ♥ (Um, platonically. 'Cause he's married. However, gotta say, he told me he and the wife went away for the weekend and went to Northampton; he told me this because he knew I knew the area. J't'adore people remembering details like that; totally the way to my heart.)
And, um, I wrote Kennedy/OFC. Because I am insane, clearly.