I have SBL envy.
Everyone is blogging about their trip to SBL, and here I sit at home with two sick kids (well, one is teething so not technically sick). I have attended SBL the past two years (BTW I don’t like it when people call it the SBL, it sounds funny to me for some reason, perhaps because it reminds me of these jerks up here who insist upon saying the Ohio State University, as in, ‘remember when THE Ohio State University got creamed by Florida a couple of years ago? That was great.’). I don’t recall a single paper that was ‘life-changing’, but I always enjoyed the camaraderie and the feeling that you were a part of something much bigger.
So this year I sit at home, Zincirli translation in hand, living vicariously through all of you.