Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Conference shakes ass; capital quails

From early tomorrow through late Sunday I'll be among the other ass-shakers in Our Nation's Capital. I'm pleased by both the location and the company, but irritated, once again, that SAA is always scheduled over Easter and usually over Passover.

I mean, everyone knows that academics are a bunch of family-hating atheists--but is it really in our professional interests to be so obvious about it?

9 comments:

Moria said...

Oh, have fun -- I so wanted to go (seems half my department are giving papers) and but so, so can't.

Shake that ass extra for me, darlin'.

Pantagruelle said...

I arrived today (might as well make the most of cancelling classes and get there early!) It's beautiful here. Is there a blogger meet-up in the works?

Doctor Cleveland said...

I dunno. Maybe I'm sentimental, but I kinda enjoy watching all the folks with endowed chairs hunt for their Easter eggs on Sunday morning.

Flavia said...

Moria: another time. Soon! (But if anyone complains or remarks on my ass-shaking, I'll blame you.)

P: a small one, I think, yes. Email me! (And that goes for anyone else I've not gotten in touch with, whether a blogger or otherwise--I ought to have email access throughout.)

Anastasia said...

wow....that would so not fly in my discipline.

medieval woman said...

Have a great time! My two Renaissance ladies from the Dream Academy are heading up there tomorrow as well - hopefully you'll run into them!

Pamphilia said...

Looking forward to catching up and comparing shoes.

[btw, My confirmation word is dogies. As in "get a long little"?]

Flavia said...

MW: Yay! I hoped I'd see them both. Will keep a lookout.

Pamphilia: I only brought the medium-sized (as opposed to the big) guns this time--but will look forward to seeing your own.

Renaissance Girl said...

I kept reading "capital quails" as the direct object of "shakes." I wondered why the conference was so tough on the birds this year.