May 07, 2005

Getting ready to go

So, I really haven’t got much knitting done this week while Mark’s been in Kalamazoo. I’ve started the back of the vest, and worked on a sock for Mark; I also played with some frivolous yarn that I’ll talk about later. But I’ve been very lazy and unproductive in all areas of my life these last few days. It’s been lovely.

On Monday I’m leaving for a conference of my own, the annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. This year it’s being held in Banff, Alberta (a resort town in the middle of a national park in the Rockies). I’m going out a few days early to spend some time with a cousin who lives in Calgary. I’m really looking forward to seeing him and his wife and their house, and the conference should be pretty fun too. Right now I’m doing laundry and putting the finishing touches on my conference paper, but of course the most important item under consideration is what I should bring to knit. I think a sock on wooden dpns should make it onto the plane (I hope), and of course the vest back, but I might try to find something fun to bring as well. We’ll see.

I won’t be posting much from Alberta, though, since I don’t anticipate having either easy internet access or alot of free time. I’ll try to take some nice pictures, though, to post when I get back. See you then!

Posted by Aven at May 7, 2005 12:07 PM

What? You write your conference papers BEFORE you leave for the conference? LOL—all I ever hear from my colleagues are tales of bravado and paper cranking at 10,000 feet!

Have a great conference and mini-vacation!

Posted by: Anita at May 7, 2005 04:06 PM

Hmmmm. Mark is in Kalamazoo. Isn’t that where Stephanie is? Hmmm.
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Posted by: Brenda at May 7, 2005 07:42 PM

Oooh Calgary! I lived there last summer. OK place, although I prefer Edmonton (where I did my first 3 years of Uni). If you want suggestions for some fun things to do, go get ice cream at the Marble Slab Creamery in Chinook Mall (best. ice cream. ever.) and there’s great Greek food at the Broken Plate. Also, if you like beads, Beadworks is just down the street from the Broken Plate. You must also get a Booster Juice. MUST MUST, provided you can find one of their outlets. Not as many there as in Edmonton. They make the world’s best smoothie. I like the Strawberry Sunrise. :D

Posted by: Karlie at May 7, 2005 10:55 PM

Ooooo…Banff. It is such a beautiful place. If there is any way you can, go see the Chateau. It is gorgeuous. Have a great time!

Posted by: Dani at May 8, 2005 05:19 PM

I hope you have a lovely time at the conference; it sounds great. I wish American classicists had conferences in places like that as well.

What will your paper be on?

Posted by: Lydia at May 9, 2005 09:57 AM