in a perfect world of yancies: One month later

10 February 2007

One month later

Okay, so last month we went to San Diego for the annual meeting of the American Philological Association. I was there to present a paper on Plato at the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy's session with the APA. Feel free to take a look at my abstract if you're interested.
Went pretty well, and the session was chaired by Elizabeth Asmis, who's a pretty big name in ancient philosophy, so that was cool.

The especially fun part, though, was seeing friends there. Some KU people, and also Emily's St Olaf roommate Sally, who lives in SD. We had the chance to try some great food—the sushi, actually, was the highlight: such fresh, delicious fish. . . . And we were able to enjoy 70 degree days on the beach—Emily and Sally even did a little wading in the ocean.

Not to say that the classics conference was overshadowed by the location or anything; I mean, I did hear some pretty good papers: the Lambda Classical Caucus offered a particularly interesting session.

A nice relaxing visit, then, pleasant for both mind and body.
(and thanks again to Sally for showing us around)
(oh, and thanks to Leeroy for the Wilco rarities disk; now playing is Emily's current favorite)

Anyway, here are some photos:

Sally and Emily at Torrey Pines


see above


the Torrey Pine grows only in this small area in southern California, or so we were told


careful, Sally

great shot, taken by Sally


Mimi approaching some seals, with pelicans in the background


seals and humans


seals



seals on the beach


Sally and Mike, the boyfriend


cactus


Sally with tree


Mimi and Yancy on a pier


no caption necessary

finally, here's a seagull drinking from a cup:

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous photographs!

    Impressive paper! (based on your dissertation?)

    Sounds like a rewarding experience, all the way around.

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