I've driven virtually the entire length of the Mass Pike four times in the past eight days--and given that this year's MLA is in Boston, I'll be driving it TWICE MORE over the next five weeks.
Pro: next time, this damn semester will be over.
Con: next time, there will not be eight pies awaiting me (or a freezer full of leftovers returning with me).
Pro: I'll be staying in a swanky hotel, right in downtown Boston.
Con: I'll be spending almost two full days in a hotel room, conducting interviews.
Pro: So many friends will be there--bloggy, grad schooly, and otherwise. And I really do love MLA.
Con: I hate the new MLA dates almost as much as I love MLA.
Pro: Unlike most conferences I attend, this one is fully paid for.
Con: Boston in January. Who thought that was a good idea?
Eh. I'm sure I'll be in a better mood come January. Or at least after I've had more pie.