I like people, although I think I prefer people as a concept to the corporeal specimens in general. But I lack some social skills or instincts or something. I noticed today when Victoria was in her ice skating lesson that parents were talking to each other--for the entire hour. I might say a sentence or two if a situation warrants, but I always bring a book and I'm happy to have the time to read. Working, I was always dealing with people but now I can hole up and not converse with an adult for days. Weeks. That's no good, is it? I feel as though I should mind this more.