So, spring break is over and I'm coping reasonably well given the havoc that the region's most recent snowstorm wreaked on my plans. (Short version: I was supposed to leave Quaint Smallish City Saturday morning, in plenty of time to make my colleague's famous St. Patrick's Day party; instead, I spent 6.5 hours at the airport trying to talk to an agent, and I had to keep returning in order to get home last night and not miss my classes today.)
But as a prize for, I don't know, not giving up and permanently going on spring break or something, I opened my email today to discover that the MLA abstract that I fully believed was a waste of my time even to write--given that I don't know the well-established panel organizer; that it's not sponsored by an organization that I'm involved in; and that I wasn't sure my proposal fit the topic--got picked up.
Whoo! Chicago in the dead of winter!
Okay, let's be honest: I'm already looking forward to it.