So ends another maddening iteration of William Rainey Harper's infernal experiment writ large (except for all the office hours I'll hold next week and however many days it takes me to honestly assess my performance this quarter and grade their final papers equitably), and I'm so exhausted I can't even muster brains enough to translate time zones and purchase tickets to England, where I'll be headed in April to attend this conference.
I'll be spending a week in England, and plan on spending time with friends I haven't seen in some time and some I've never met, but what else should I do and see while I'm there? What's essential to the non-tourist experience of London and how much of it can I cram into the four days I won't be attending the conference? (And if you happen to live there and feel like risking hosting a stranger to whom random and terrible things frequently occur, drop me a line.)
On a completely unrelated note, there's a new album by the National on the horizon, and I'm giddy as a Jew-child is annoyed on Christmas morning: