Friday, February 23, 2007

Chump

All the planning for AWP is in full swing: the invites are streaming in, the meet-ups for drinks, and so on. I haven't been since Vancouver, two years, and I'm starting to get excited. With recent frenzies and heartbreaks, I haven't had much capacity for enthusiasm. But I'm coming out of that now, thankfully.

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The coming of spring helps. Yesterday it was 70 here, gorgeous, and it's funny how quickly you become adjusted: today it'll be 60 and I'm already catching myself grousing a bit about those 10 degrees.

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Is anyone planning on hitting this place? If you're in Atlanta, you have to. I'm not sure why that is, but you do.

7 comments:

John Gallaher said...

I just checked on google: The Varsity Downtown is 1.2 miles from the Hilton.

Cool.

Paul said...

If you've never been, it's an experience. Cool is the wall with all the signed pictures of famous people who've ate there.

Should we bring author's photos?;)

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

The food is great there.

Melanie said...

I can tell you why --the fooood.

Shamrock said...

Fried peach pie . . .

Anonymous said...

Hey, Paul. You may have heard this already, but the fabulous Allison Joseph wanted me to tell any SIU alums I could think of about the reception for all of us in the Jefferson Room, on Friday, at 7. This is Chad Parmenter, by the way. (Otherwise, this message would have had that creepy, voice-of-Saluki-past disembodiment.)

Oliver de la Paz said...

Heck yeah! I'm going to get one of their paper hats and I'm going to wear it for the entire conference.