Thursday, March 26, 2009

Manchester, it is.

I know I've been remiss in writing in this space--I could blame it on any number of things (a trip to Morocco, a play, new friends, or, of course, work), but there's no point really. I just hope some folks are still reading and haven't written me off as a lost cause.

So... what's new? Well, let's take this slow. To work us up to where we used to be, I offer you this:
This is where I'm going to live in Manchester for a couple of weeks this summer. For what? Smart question. To attend the Saguaro Seminar -- the Summer Workshop on Inequality and Social Change in Britain and the United States. The irony, I know. It also means I won't spend my first anniversary with B. But my advisor tells me that "it'll be very useful for [me] more ways than one." Not going to lie, I'm not sure I know what that means. For now, I'm going to pretend that there's an amazing French chef, like the next Julia Child, employed there and I'll be able to pick up a few tasty recipes. And then I'll come home and cook one of them to celebrate with B.

But it probably has something to do with this bloody job market. eh hem.

Till soon.


Benjamin said...

Looks like a wonderful place to spend your anniversary with B. He's invited, right?

Leo said...

Blood and sand!, as my mother would say. She's from Manchester. Let me know if you need any tips (though I haven't been there in quite some time).

Julie said...

EasyJet told me that Manchester has the world's best 'second-hand bookshop that specializes in how-to-guides for making your own low-budget films'... tips would be appreciated :)