Yesterday's Kriti meeting went well, I think, though we had five very quiet new people. I hope I didn't scare them. They all signed up to do stuff, which is good. I need to write up the notes on the meeting and post them to the list. I'm not sure I mentioned that we're starting a South Asian/diaspora book club in Chicago -- the first meeting will be in early February. And we're now discussing doing some kind of group blog. Could be fun.
I made a good amount of curry for yesterday's meeting (chicken, mushroom, potato tomato pea, egg), which should feed me and Kevin today and tomorrow, with some left over. That's good, because any cooking from this point forward should go towards the party on Saturday. I need to pick up some raisins and currants, and then I'll make a couple mincemeat pies this evening, I think. The rest of the plan for today involves doing some writing (soon), followed by a last little bit of Xmas shopping. I changed my mind on what I was getting Kevin, so.
If you have RealPlayer, I really recommend downloading and watching a video clip from the author of Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women. She essentially summarizes the main points of the book, and does a great job of talking about why even with no overt bias on the part of men and women, and even when correcting for equivalent amounts of scholarship, hard work, etc., men tend to advance notably faster than women. Recommended both for any women attempting to move up a career track (esp. in academia), and for men and women on the management side of the process. Good for editors too, I think. It's an hour and a half, but you can listen to it while you do the dishes or the laundry -- that's what I did. Fascinating.