I saw a lot of people this weekend. A few friends, and lots of people I only sort-of-knew. It's strange, actually, given only about 350 people in my graduating class, that I knew so few of them! We all kept glancing around and asking one another, "Who are all these people, what are they doing here, and where are the people I went to school with?" Of course, when we were at school, we all spent a lot of time with students in other graduating classes, most of whom are not here this weekend.
I confused everybody, because I look almost nothing like I did when I was here 10 years ago. Then I wore my hair very short, with bangs. Also I weighed more, making my face look different. Yesterday I wore my nametag though, and people eventually recognized and remembered me.
My talk went very well, and a surprising number of people approached me afterward to tell me they'd enjoyed it. Actually, even 1 or 2 people would have been a surprising number, but I really mean more in the vicinity at least 10 or so! I am pleased and flattered. I will write it down later, when I get home.
I have a few more hours to wander around and see the place before I must head to the airport. Unfortunately, it is raining, making the walks I was looking forward to now seem less attractive. At least the weather was beautiful on Friday, so I did get to enjoy some walking around already.