I have a graduate school buddy visitng from out of town and may be a bit terse for the next couple of days.
Please give a warm welcome to my new friend, erebrandir. He's another Tolkien fan (as you can see from the Tengwar version of his name in his userinfo) and has a lot of interesting things to say about society, higher education, and also random wibbling for fun.
In other news: My 5-week summer course ended yesterday! No more lectures for... lessee... lamost 2 months! Yaay!