Having attended two different graduate student museum studies study groups in the past four days I've been thinking about the saying "be careful what you wish for" a lot recently!
Today's study group was completely different from the one a few days ago, but was also good fun and was of course followed by a nomi-kai (drinking party). My favourite moment of the night was near the end, when a somewhat tipsy and rather red-faced grad student apologized for having gotten so animated (he had been going on very passionately about one of the presentations made earlier in the evening). He hung his head and grinned sheepishly, saying "I just get so excited when I talk about museums!"
I think I've found kindred spirits!