I woke up at around 10 and somehow found myself reading In Defense of Prejudice. I am not sure how I got there, I was typing “in defense” and that popped up so I read it. It was quite good though. Written a decade ago about the rise of political correctness and its true nature as a version of Mental Purists. Rather than being terribly biased as most articles on the topic are it was a balanced and insightful read.

After a while I did a glucose test and found out that I had finally gotten my 3 month average below 200 for the first time in 15 years. I am still really excited about this. I went out and bought myself an expensive lunch at the organic/gourmet restaurant in town as a celebration and then had some amazing Buttermilk pie.

I spent the afternoon playing Fallout 4. I do wish I had gotten more done with that time, but the overcast sky had me a little sluggish and I guess I was thinking of playing the game as a reward. My plans for the day fell apart a little after I got excited hah.

Eventually I met up with my friend Ali, to return his house key and get a plate of delicious Biryani his mom made for me. I had been taking care of his snakes while he went home for part of  the Christmas break. I got some Japanese studying done on the way over, so that was good.

Ali joined me in going to the Kookaburra to have coffee, and we had some conversations about animal breeding, operant conditioning, and a good amount of discussion on Crested Geckos. It seems I am seeing more of my science-minded friends. Yesterday it was Mark, and today it was Ali. I wonder who I know who would continue this trend in intelligent conversations and camaraderie for tomorrow?

I also got permission from a neighbor of mine to come over and borrow their dog sometime. I have really wanted to train an animal since beginning to read Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor and this dog has energy and curiosity so she will be great to practice with.