Event: Out of the Office, into Illinois

March 1st, 2006

OMG! I am about to leave for the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where I will be staying at the Historic Lincoln Hotel (and don’t think I’m not scared…). I must remember to pack stamps, because the hotel postcard ought to be brilliant.:-)

Anyway, here’s my schedule for the next couple of days for those who might be interested. Today I’m in transit.

March 2:

2-2:50PM Introduction to Japanese Culture (EALC 250, Prof. D. Kim)
Manga and Geek Culture

5:15-7:00PM CQS Reading Group (Moderator Cris Mayo)
Discussion of Shoujoai ni Bouken

March 3:

3PM EALC Queer Asia Lecture Series (Lucy Ellis, 1st Floor, Foreign Languages Building)
“A Flower of One’s Own: Yuri Manga and Lesbian Japan”

I wonder if anyone will serve cookies and coffee….

I am not entirely sure I’ll have good online access, so I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to report back. But I have my camera, and I promise to take pictures of the hotel’s Camelot Dining Room and the heads of the English nobles strung there for decoration. LOL

One last personal note – this trip will add not one, but *two* new states to my “been there” list that we all carry around in our heads. I will be in Michigan at the Detroit airport for a layover. Whoo. I think that means I’ve now been in half the states in our fair union. I’ll be adding Washington in at the end of the month. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to say I’ve been in every state….

Anyway, read good Yuri and watch good Yuri and I’ll be back next week!

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2 Responses

  1. Serge says:

    Who needs internet when you have indoor corridors and a telephone!
    Livin’ large, circa 1924. I think I’m jealous.
    You going to try and check out the Sousa museum while you’re there? You know you want to. ;)

  2. The website sadly under-wonderfulled this hotel. Not only is it amazing in indescribable ways (the elevators have tapestry wall paper) it also neglect to mention the wireless here on the main floor (near the balzing fire and wide assortment of anima heads and paintings of people staring at me) and the magnificcent night manager Becky.

    AND they serve breakfast until 2PM – biscuits and sausage gravy bay-bee!

    I think I’m never coming home. :-)

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