I’m back from Spokane! My trip was awesome and my presentation went over really, really well. I had a few people ask for copies of the paper and one of them is using it in one of his classes. The rest of the day people came up to me and said a lot of really positive things. Lots of good conversation, too. Hooray for a good first conference presentation. I’ll post some pics later on when I get home.

These idiots outside my window (maintenance guys) sound like they’ve been fed an unhealthy dose of Fox News and bigotry their entire lives. That and their cigarette smoke is wafting into my office and making me ornery. I’ve never heard such open ignorance in my entire life. I hope their fucking crane collapses and breaks their stupid necks. It couldn’t happen to better people.