Monday, July 26, 2010

RBOC -- where have I been?

RBOC-- where the hell have I been? edition



  • There should be a Carnivalesque coming up at A corner of Tenth Century Europe Real Soon Now next month -- please help with submissions!

  • I have spent the last week at a Think Tank (TM)-run institute, aka Smart People's Citizenship Camp. It was a mixed bag. Some really cool people and great conversations, a beautiful location (marred by the ridonkulous heat wave, which meant that I could not actually enjoy the beautiful location), and some weirder-than-hell dynamics that left many of us feeling uncomfortable, but not ready to throw the baby out with the bath water.

  • Supposedly, I close on my house tomorrow. This would be easier if they had told me the closing costs, but presumably I'll find out in time to run down to the bank and get a cashier's check before closing. Holy crap. I'm buying a house!

  • The cats have not yet convinced themselves that I am not leaving them alone for a while.

  • I have a LOT of admin work and teaching prep to do before I'm due back on campus (not counting today's lunch meeting), and did I mention I'm moving into a new house in a week or so? Depending on when I can get re-wiring done. And appliance, sofa, and curtain shopping. Which comes first?

  • I will at some point possibly blog about Leeds, because it was awesome. I can honestly say that Kalamazoo is fun, but Leeds really regenerates me. I think part may be the timing, but also, there are people there who know my field and who make me feel both able and obliged to up my game, and I like that. Anyway, if you're lucky, I'll remember to tell you the story of how I didn't get mobbed by penguins.

4 comments:

tenthmedieval said...

Rapid bullets of comment:

• my Leeds blogging should begin today

• it was indeed awesome

• Carnivalesque not till next month right? though I have enough banked that it could go sooner if necessary, albeit almost entirely ancient

• house! Good luck!

What Now? said...

I hope that the closing goes well!

Susan said...

Any conference where you need to report that you didn't get mobbed by penguins sounds interesting.

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