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.

7 comments:

A+ said...

It's so good to see Shelley!

A+ said...

(I mean, and you and Shamus too.)

Anonymous said...

Is it just that pic, or do you really look like you lost that much weight?

Anonymous said...

Phillies blow! Go Cubbies!

Chris said...

Nice! I ran into a surprising number of sociologists at the phillies' game Mon night too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting a photo! Hope you'll continue 'show and tell' once you reach Cambridge. C&J

Anonymous said...

I managed to see a grand total of 0 outs of baseball Tuesday: I had no sooner sat down for the first pitch when I smelled the familiar smell of a Quinn diaper in need of changing. (Feel free to adjust your desire-for-kid-o-meter appropriately.) Great to see you, though. KAW.