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Re: Conlangcon Boston today!

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 12, 2002, 10:56
On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:42:02 -0500, Nathaniel G. Lew <natlew@...>

>I am sorry I missed you. It sounds like you had fun. I got held up in >traffic (big accident coming in on 93) and then lost trying to find >Alewife Station. (I *hate* Boston-area roads. I *always* get lost. >Hasn't anyone there ever heard of clearly marked road signs?) As a result >I got to Harvard Square at 2:20, and there were no conlangers to be >found. I checked Finagle a Bagle and Cafe Algiers (two spots previously >mentioned in email), as well as the linguistics sections of the Harvard >Bookstore, Wordsworths, and (I am ashamed to admit it) the Coop, and in >addition to finding no conlangers, I can also report that the selection >was abysmal at all three. When it started to rain, I figured that it was >a signal of some sort, grabbed some lunch, and headed home. Alas. Of >course, I am fishing for sympathy here, but really, I am fine, just >disappointed. I doubt there'll be a next time, but if there is, might I >suggest more definite plans and an exchange cellphone numbers? > >- Nat (back in the cold northland)
<sympathy>That kind of thing usually happens to me. You're taking it better than I would. How far (and how long) did you have to drive? Say, I wonder if there's some sort of magical prohibition to prevent Yale people from arriving at Harvard?</sympathy> Jeff P.S. have you been following the noun/verb discussion with Dirk?