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Adrenaline wanted [May. 19th, 2010|10:42 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

On Friday, two days from now, Alex oniugnip and I are packing up our stuff and moving to New York. We'll arrive in Ithaca on Friday night, move into my sublet, drive to NYC on Saturday, and move Alex into his sublet. We're going to a concert that night, and then I'm driving back to Ithaca on Sunday. Both my internship and the class I'm taking will start on Monday. Every weekday for six weeks, I'll have class at 8:30 a.m. before work.

I was going to make a joke that the last time I had to be somewhere every weekday at 8:30 a.m., I was too young to legally purchase alcohol. I just remembered, though, that be-at-work-at-8:30 was precisely the policy at my first job out of school. I'm hoping that the new-job and new-environment adrenaline will be enough to power me through it this time, too. Right in the middle of those six weeks, Team K&R is planning to return for a third year of utterly crushing all challengers in the ICFP contest, which for us will run from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 18 to 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21. Technically, I can do the whole contest and still go to work on that Monday. In fact, technically, I can do the whole contest and still go to class on that Monday. Whether that will be a good idea is another question.

In the meantime, tonight may be my last chance to relax in a while. We're both a little sore from running and playing frisbee yesterday, and Alex has been playing Humble Bundle games while I've been curled up on the couch reading Stop Forgetting to Remember, a good story for a trip to New York. Tomorrow will be for reading papers to get ready for my internship project...and for packing. How the hell do you pack for thirteen weeks?

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[User Picture]From: sstrickl
2010-05-20 03:04 am (UTC)
Hmm, I wonder if I'll actually get anyone together for the ICFPPC this year. I haven't managed to do it any previous year...
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-05-20 05:28 am (UTC)
The contest was very important to me last year. This year, I think it'll be fun, but I'm a little less wrapped up in it.
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[User Picture]From: pjf_cpan_org
2010-05-20 04:50 am (UTC)

Great timing!

So just to be clear... you're going to be in New York until mid-August? That fabulous timing.

Paul
(Currently packing for 10 weeks, and with NYC tentatively on the US trip schedule.)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-05-20 05:18 am (UTC)

Re: Great timing!

I will! But I'll mostly be in Ithaca, which is about four hours away from NYC. If you tell me when you're going to be there, though, then I can make an effort to be around.
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[User Picture]From: pjf_cpan_org
2010-05-25 06:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Great timing!

Yay! I will let you know when I do. Currently my schedule is indeterminate. :)

Paul
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[User Picture]From: pmb
2010-05-20 06:00 pm (UTC)
If you want to get a beer when you are in NYC, please let me know :)
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[User Picture]From: linettasky
2010-05-20 10:21 pm (UTC)
Pack for ten days/two weeks. Like most people, you probably just wear the same things over and over anyway. :)
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