It's not like I was there socializing much - I did a bit of working (on my job, not lit crit), a bit of helping out, a significant amount of staring at students until they figured out that you could see at a distance how off-topic they were... Plus a bit more screwing around with Torque Game Builder stuff. It's kinda neat, and I needed something I could easily mess around with :-)
Mostly it was nice to put some names to faces. I *hear* a lot about these kids. rightkindofme spends all day with them most days, after all.