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What better thing to do during the five days I have at home between Philadelphia and Germany than come down with a cold?

Actually, it's not as bad as it could be. I mean, I do have those five days to get over the worst of it, after all, and most of what I have to do during this time is to write stuff. My head is already clear enough today that I think I can tackle the two big jobs, which are putting together my Hanover presentation and writing a brief thingy for the Marty Center.

In other news, the panel that I put together for SEM has been accepted. Yay! I get to present at SEM this year! I'm moving on up.

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perelleth
Jun. 18th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Take care. Colds in summer are very noisome. Hope you get over it soon.
frenchpony
Jun. 18th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
I'm working on getting better! I'm already clearer than I was on Thursday. What really helps is napping twice a day and ordering in chicken pho from the Pan-Asian place on 57th St. It's not high-class pho, but damn does it do well at combating colds!
perelleth
Jun. 18th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
LOLOL I suppose you have good reading in case you need it, so I'm sending virtual hugs and you're all set up! :-)
meggins
Jun. 19th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Naps and pho. I almost want a cold myself now. (Almost.) As you say, at least the timing works out. Much better to get most of the recuperating done at home--and I don't even like to think of a congested nose in a pressurized air cabin.

Congrats on the SEM panel. I look forward to hearing about that when it happens.
frenchpony
Jun. 19th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Go for the good bits. Order in the pho and take the nap without the rhinovirus. Both the pho and the nap will be much better that way.

Far better to be sick at home than traveling.
dot_o_choillmor
Jun. 19th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Oh, gosh. Feel better, good luck and have fun!
frenchpony
Jun. 19th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
I'm working on it. I think the worst is over, and I still have today and tomorrow to be at home.
elliska
Jun. 20th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
It never fails that when you have a little relaxation time, that is when the body succumbs, making enjoyment impossible. But hooray for you at SEM! How much longer on your dissertation? I'm looking forward to hearing about your job search. With all you've already done, it is going to go so well!
frenchpony
Jun. 20th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I did get to spend those five days curled up under blankets eating delivery pho. That's something. And one of those blankets was conference swag! Yes! The cantors conference decided that everyone had way too many conference bags anyway, and the synagogue was over-air-conditioned, so they said to bring old conference bags with you and they provided lovely dark blue fleece throw blankets with the organization logo embroidered on a corner. I loved the blankies. Genius! Perhaps I shall suggest them to SEM.

The dissertation seems to be going pretty well. I figure maybe another year and a half? Who knows? I don't. I suspect that even the Shadow doesn't know this one. I just hope the economy picks up in time for my job search.
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