Tuesday, August 16, 2005
from philly: a good time, even if a little soggy
So, the big recreational finale for ASA was a group outing to a Phillies game. Unfortunately, there was a light rain falling pretty much all day here in Philly, and it had not stopped by game time. Some of us bought old-school baby-blue Phillies caps at the stadium to keep our heads dry.* We ended up spending three hours mostly standing near the concessions stands and getting to see a grand total of four outs of baseball before the second rain delay resulted in the game eventually being cancelled. Hanging out with good people and drinking good beer during a rain delay is actually a pretty fun time, although three hours of waiting for something to begin does start to get long, especially if you spend enough time investigating the rain first-hand as to be soaked through by the time you decide to give up and leave.
I am back at the hotel and really tired. I've had a great time at the conference--socially, I mean, although even somewhat intellectually--but the last two weeks have completely worn me out. Tomorrow, it's a flight to Boston to get the keys to my apartment. I got a message from the movers today assuring me that all my stuff was safely on its way across the country and would arrive Thursday afternoon. I want to believe, I do, I do.
* To us, however, the "P" on the caps does not stand for Phillies, but rather for Public Sociology 4Ever.