Monday, November 09, 2009

Back to reality

Mondays are always a bit rough, after getting to sleep in, attend soccer games and loll around with the family. They're especially rough after having spent a few days conferencing. I attended this conference (presentation here). This was the first time I've been to this conference and only the second of two purely academic conferences I've been to in the last five years. I have more to say about that experience. In general, I think academic conferences are a kind of twilight zone experience, even when one is enjoying them, as I did this one.

Most wonderfully, I was able to meet this blogger, a veteran of the conference and a truly delightful person to get to spend some time with. I was grateful to have someone who knew a few people, who could introduce me around and give me people to eat lunches and dinners with. Without her, I'm sure I wouldn't have as much fun as I did.

Given that I was conferencing for the last few days, I'm a bit behind on my NaNoWriMo writing, but I have a big writing session planned this morning and I'm hoping to be caught up today. I did do some writing while I was away, just not enough. Gee, the days go by fast. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Gah. One day at a time.