Archive for May, 2005

weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

And so I’m back, from outer space. So, it seems a month has gone by with nary a blog post from me. And what do I have to show for it?
Well, Andy and I visited Ann Arbor one weekend. It was lots of fun. We made the tour of used bookstores and other quirky shops, and ate at a variety of restaurants. We also checked out the art & archaeology museums and the arboretum.
I’ve been wrangling with plans for my trip to Turkey later this summer. I’ll be at an excavation site from the beginning of August to the beginning of October, and Andy and I are hoping to do some traveling in Europe before or after. I’ve been trying to work on booking the flights, which has proved to be surprisingly difficult. Turns out it costs $200 more to stay a week or two in a European city on the way back, than to buy an entirely new ticket home. I think I have a workable plan now, it requires me to spend two consecutive nights on a plan on the way out, but it gets me to where I need to be on time.
That’s been occupying most of my mental energy lately. I’m also trying to learn German and Turkish and re-learn Biblical Hebrew and, oh yeah, that dissertation thing.