Here it comes - Christmas time. For me, it is a time of continuous partying with colleagues, friends, relatives, family... A string that will eventually leave me 4 pounds fatter, drunk, and eager to escape to the mountains - but that will be only on the 26th.
It started yesterday: I had a dinner with some of my old friends - we left our wives at home with their kids, and could talk freely about what we usually talk: soccer, politics, girls - well little of that: most of my friends frown when I talk them about my cute students.
Today, we had a party at 10AM in the CDF-Padova headquarters to celebrate the PhD of a student, and then another department-wide party at 11AM - the traditional Christmas party. I am now quite drunk and look forward with horror to what will happen tomorrow, since I am throwing a party with 45 people in my new house. All my colleagues - old and new - from the CDF- and CMS-Padova groups will join.
Then, on the vigil of Christmas, dinner at my mother's house with my brother's family plus some friends. Then, Christmas lunch at my house with my mother-in-law.
And finally, we'll leave for Padola, hoping for some healthy dieting and skiing!