Since I don’t have a job this should be pretty easy, but since I obsess over not having a job maybe this will be harder that it sounds… 6 years ago
here i am, lucky enough to be able to pop off to madrid to go to a conference that looks more exciting than … oooooh, many things to talk about commata and corpora all day long in the botanical garden, which is right next to the prado, meaning i can go and visit las meninas in the lunch break—and all i can do is worry about how much work is piling up and castigate myself for being so behind.
experience tells me i’ll forget about anything that ever happened here as soon as i get there, but …. argh, i wish i either (a) was truly productive or (b) truly didn’t giveashitium. or both, both would be really good.
i’ve just spent about 5 hours packing and have enough stuff for 5 weeks. i’m taking all my running stuff, including the next 2 weeks of the podcast. i’m afraid i really do think i have a time machine. in the future ago. 7 years ago
the notion of ownership of texts came up at the bochum conference this summer, and i’ve been returning to it on and off ever since. i wonder if it’s part of what makes things so very difficult for me as a translator/editor—that i’m permanently trying to own texts that will never be mine. 7 years ago