June 15, 2004
By the end of the day I'm tired of being nice and interested, of putting my best face forward; in a sense, I've been networking non-stop since my arrival on Friday afternoon. The idea of another meal alone in a restaurant is beyond depressing, and it is this, more than anything that makes the decision to choose the small social outing rather than the professional networking activity. I dislike eating out unless it is a social occasion or a deliberately chosen treat. I'm not sure what that says about me, considering how much I like trying new restaurants at home.