The lecture was better than a mountain of ice cream, and the beer flowed as if from a fountain. Even better, I was able to talk at length with Stephen Brusatte after the lecture, as we traveled to Manhattan together on the N train. Stephen's a great guy, his main field of inquiry regards "stem dinosaurs" of the Triassic Period, so we totally geeked out discussing the efforts to parse out dinosaur cladistics and to get rid of polyphyletic groups. Good times!
I'm going to be working a graveyard shift tomorrow (which is to say tonight), so I'll work on the post-lecture recap when I have enough time during the quiet moments to do it justice. Right now, I wouldn't say that I'm hung over, but I wouldn't say I wasn't hung over. My plan is to get some fresh air for a couple of hours (it's supposed to hit the 60's this afternoon), throw some more cabbage and pork products in the "perpetual" choucroute garni I've been working on all week, and get some shut-eye.