The Thorn meeting was interesting last night. I am very much being tested, despite the facade (at least on Luke’s part) of simply incorporating me into the chain of command when money decisions are being made because they will influence my reign (should I have a reign).
So I stepped up to the plate. Luke is a computer whore who will spend (squander?) on computer things when they aren’t needed for smooth functioning of the Thorn. Bob likes pretty things, like sexy monitors. I think people can feel free to bring their own damn laptops (particularly given that everyone junior year or lower will have laptops capable of running the software we use), and if they live off campus and forget their laptops (?!?), they can use a “slower” (1.2 GHz–oh, no. Such a snail’s pace.) desktop [that is still fully capable of running our software] for a night.
But I was so being tested. Testing my practicality, my interest, and my seriousness on the matters at hand. I’m not offended. Hell, I’m curious as to how I measure up, in their opinion (all things in perspective, of course–I will not be a Bluke clone). Of course, these gentlemen know me well enough to offer sufficient praise for my meager contributions, so getting a frank evaluation may be difficult.
I am definitely feeling that itch, though–in moderation, I like managing and decision-making and putting my foot down. It was fun to come close to calling Luke fucking ridiculous for wanting to drop actual money on another desktop computer and to let them know in no uncertain terms that I wouldn’t support such a purchase. Or at least, I hope it came across as “no uncertain terms”. I sat up and got serious, which probably helped somewhat.
Anyway, enough rambling. Time to do some chemistry.