08 October 2007

SAPES weekend

Friday and Saturday Winthrop and I played host to the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES). It turned out wonderfully; we had good presentations, a great keynote from Jim Garrison of Virginia Tech, and wonderful accommodations provided by, well, me. I was able to arrange the banquet on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday, and a boxed lunch for everyone after the meeting was over. The hotel (the Hilton Garden Inn in Rock Hill) worked out well for everyone as well. I had lots of help, especially from the dean's assistant and our departmental assistant. SAPES is small (we had 20 or so attendees), but that makes for a very personable atmosphere. I had two students present papers as well, both of which were well received. At the business meeting on Saturday, I was elected program chair for next year, which will be at Virginia Tech.

After the conference ended on Saturday, I was beat. So beat I didn't make it to the Obama rally on Saturday night. :( I went to bed at 9:30 after falling asleep on the couch even earlier, but work up with Eleanor at 10:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. I stayed up until almost one reading my book -- The Lions of Al-Rassan -- and finally was able to crash.

Sunday was just recovery for me. My late night and Eleanor's early morning combined to have us all in and out of bed until 11:00. We missed church. I spent the rest of the day getting a few things into the attic and setting a trap for the critter we occasionally hear scurrying about up there. But mostly I spent the rest of the day resting. Eleanor and I hung out while Sarah went to see Antigone at the university. We watched some baseball and football. I grilled a London Broil after Eleanor went to bed, then Sarah and I watched Blades of Glory. Which was dumb, funny, and not as good as say, Talladega Nights.

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