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Australia!

It appears I may be headed to Australia for spring break, somewhere between March 9 and March 19. It’s either going to be Perth or Melbourne (yeah, I know, not near each other, but Bakon is not being more specific as to where she’ll be). I am so excited! Not only did Australia hold my interest throughout childhood (something about Bunyips), but I think I might like to do a postdoc there as well, so it will be great to scope out the culture and landscape. Mary, Jon, Katina — will anyone who’s in the country let me know if you might be reachable in those areas around that time? I would love to see you!


Oh, and because I am a glutton for punishment, I will be headed to San Jose for the Game Developers Conference in the week following spring break. [excised] Is there anyone in SJ or somewhere along the CalTrain line I can stay with? Jamie, I plan to come see you in Oakland for sure!

Google Earth has become my preferred means of figuring out where exactly it is that I’m going. Somehow, the sight of Melbourne resulted in a spontaneous chorus of “The Swamps of Home”, a song I was sure I’d forgotten. Probably because it’s very grey and brown around there from the satellite image… much reminiscent of Los Angeles.

3 Comments

  1. Mary wrote:

    I’m a Sydneysider and I’m about 10 hours drive from Melbourne and about 30 from Perth :(

    On the other hand, there’s a very good chance that you will find that the cheapest flights are routed through Sydney: if this happens we could at the very least have a coffee at the airport or, better, do some exploring in Sydney if you can wrangle a longer stopover. We’re happy to put you up in Sydney for a few nights if you like too. Do get in touch.

    Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 2:57 am | Permalink
  2. gus wrote:

    Mary, change in plans — I’m coming to Sydney! May not be there the entire time but we’ll see. I would love to see you and your man!

    I just bought tickets — will arrive early March 11, return to NYC by way of CA on March 18.

    Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 11:42 pm | Permalink
  3. Mary wrote:

    Will take discussion to email…

    Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

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