I'm busy with dissertation stuff (and holiday festivity), so apologies for the sparseness of posting.
Last night I went to a holiday party at my adviser's house. He cooked up New Orleans-style food, and his wife (a professional pastry chef) made desserts. The food was really, really excellent.
Today I did a short hike at Shelby Park.
Various other activities have involved eating, working on my dissertation, studying, yoga, and more eating.