I have actually been in NOLA since Thursday. I spent my first few days meeting with old friends at Tulane and in Covington (where we lived for 6 years). (I took a few pictures that you can see here.)
So yesterday SBL started in earnest. Several folks have blogged or twittered about how busy and overwhelming SBL can be and how to get the most out of the experience. I have another suggestion: don’t twitter or blog about SBL. I say this knowing that I myself have twittered and blogged a good bit about SBL, but I find SBL busy enough without the added feeling of anxiety that I get knowing that I am not keeping up with the #SBL09 twitter feed and the numerous blog posts.
Wait! There is another one! What? Sorry I missed your paper I was busy trying to write a blog post about the last session.
Oy! Too much. So dear friends please excuse me if I don’t know have multiple updates this year. I will twitter, but mostly only if I am bored (but not always) and if I can find the time I will try and do a few blog updates, but don’t worry about keeping up with me. Just enjoy your SBL!
Now, to share just a couple of items from yesterday:
- I enjoyed my first ever Sazarac with my friend and colleague from Tulane at the Old Roosevelt Hotel.
- Had lunch at Bacco on Chartres – the best lunch in NOLA. $15 for 2 courses, with my friends and colleagues Paul Flesher and Rick Wright.
- Had dinner with Doug Mangum (I wasn’t ignoring him, I was just building suspense) and Rick Wright.