February 20, 2006

Home again, home again


Just got back from a fun-filled weekend in St. Louis at the AAAS conference, which for you humanities types is the MLA of science, except without the silliness and overuse of colons in the symposia titles.

A large paleontologically-themed time was had by all, as was toasted ravioli and decent beer from the micro-brewery down the street.

And yes, I did go up in the arch, where the day's conditions were accurately listed as "movement." It was a bit like being on a boat, only 630 feet in the air.

Side note - midwestern friendliness kinda creeps me out, and I'm not sure why this should be the case, as I am genetically southern and therefore used to that sort of thing. Maybe it was the accent...

More later, as I regain my brain and get out from under two tons of work-related crud.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at February 20, 2006 11:02 AM

You were in St. Louis? I thought I felt a disturbance down the road....

Posted by: marc at February 20, 2006 11:07 AM

Yup. That was me--sorry for mucking up the force.

Posted by: BAW at February 20, 2006 04:20 PM

Just FYI, that's not a midwestern accent in St. Louis; St. Louis has it's very own accent, and it drives me crazy. Of course, that may be because my mother-in-law is from St. Louis....

Posted by: Michael at February 20, 2006 07:41 PM

Michael -

It was a bit more--nasal--than I would have expected.

Posted by: BAW at February 21, 2006 11:15 AM