Thursday, March 27, 2008

Anticipatory Lag

I haven't left town in many months. I haven't left Onondaga County since December, when we went with friends on a tree-choosing excursion to a neighboring county. I haven't been outside of New York since last June when I traveled to Phoenix, Ariz. Idle; sitting on my ashcan, working on the dissertation, or something.

But next week, I will board a plane bound for New Orleans via JFK International and commence with a longish (but not growing, I hope) cloud-skipping itinerary for 2008. It looks something like this:

  • New Orleans, La. (CCCC)
  • Buffalo, N.Y. (NEMLA)
  • Seattle, Wash. (RSA)
  • Albuquerque, N.M. (Native Vision)
  • Hershey, Pa. (Family outing; will drive, not fly)
  • Louisville, Ky. (Watson; contingent on acceptance, of course)
  • San Francisco, Calif. (by way of Detroit?) (MLA; as a job-seeker)

Among these fine destinations, New Orleans and Hershey are the two I haven't visited before. Obviously Louisville is still up in the air because Watson invitations don't come out until May. And then there is a remote possibility that we will be taking to the friendly skies for a visit to K.C. in the fall as Ph. makes applications and visits to colleges. As I look at the list today, it makes me feel a little bit tired. Nothing to do but get on with it, which means I should probably root around in the basement for an appropriate piece of luggage for the bayou.

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