Wednesday, January 7, 2009
quick trip to philly
My Christmas present to myself this year was a quick trip to Philadelphia. Only this time, it didn't involve spending hours in archives! Ever since our time together in June, some of the girls from the research fellowship had been planning to have a reunion after Christmas. I was really looking forward to seeing them, and it was just the break I needed. I wish it could have lasted a little longer!
So what do five women in their twenties do for a weekend reunion in Philadelphia?
-talk graduate school
-read each others' resumes
-play biography/trivia games (NOT history, though it claimed to be)
-go to the art museum
-visit historic Philly
-learn to knit
(and now the more normal stuff)
-go to the second largest mall in America
-eat lots of dessert
All in all, an excellent weekend.
But now, it's back to the grind for me. The last thing I need to check off my to-do list tonight is transcribing a paper I wrote. Long story short, but after my lovely computer crashed for the umpteenth time this past summer (do you catch the sarcasm in my voice?), I lost several important papers that I was hoping to submit as samples of my work. I knew I had a hardcopy of the most important one, but didn't know where I had put it "for safekeeping." After searching for it for three months and finally giving up, I found it the other day! Now I'm transcribing it and saving it in a million places.
My iTunes: Ta tienne by Carla Bruni