La Profesora Abstraída

Weblog of Michelle Dion, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, at McMaster University. My blog has moved to Visit my other website.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Coming home

Though I had vowed not to visit Austin until my book was in the mail, my craving for Texas brisket overcame me. It's always nice being back in Austin, though. I never really feel at home in Atlanta. And, there's something nice about being able to walk into the Riverside Thundercloud to a reception not unlike Norm's at Cheers. I can pretend to be a cool hipster rather than nerdy professor for a bit.

I've been getting some work done, but not enough. (I never seem to get enough work done... I could work 26 hours a day and it wouldn't be enough.)

Anyway...some tidbits overheard at the coffee shop today:
Barista: You gonna do the crossword?

Random Austin guy: Naw...there's a lot of government encoding and innuendo....

There was also this exchange, with same barista

Random Austin guy 2: Yeah, it's like a sleeper film....

B: I'll have to check it out.

RAG2: Yeah. Jennifer Tilly...She's more like a campy actress.

B: Yeah.

I love Austin.

posted by Michelle @ 3:54 PM,


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