Drat.

I've been offered a chance to go to something really interesting far, far away at someone else's expense.

And it looks like I won't be able to do it: it's happening the same long weekend as the AALS hiring conference, and I'm married to the chair of our committee. She has to be there, so I have to be here — although our kids are amazingly large to look at, they're not big enough to be left alone for a night, much less for four days in a row.

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4 Responses to Drat.

  1. david says:

    That’s a real pity. There are few things more interesting than those done far, far away at another’s expense.

  2. Joe says:

    You mean that you wanted to miss the AALS hiring conference (also known as the “breaking your arm while patting yourself on the back” extravaganza)?

  3. michael says:

    No, I was never going to that in the first place. Although it’s less unpleasant (but no less tiring) when you are a buyer then when you are a seller.

  4. Joe says:

    Do you take your kids to class (so that they can see what mommy and daddy do for a living)? I went to the hospital with my father on numerous occasions. On the last occasion, I met one of my father’s colleagues in the doctor’s lounge who admitted that he, too, had raised a lawyer, but he could not get his kids interested in medicine. OTOH, I met an emergency room physician in Wichita whose father is a prosecutor in western Nebraska.

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