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Sunday, August 17, 2008
So today I'm flying to Canada for a conference. I'll be giving a talk on Tuesday, which I need to work on on the plane. This will basically be my first time visiting our northerly neighbors, if you don't count that time when I was 12 and we crossed over to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Also my first time being out of the country by myself. I know Canada hardly counts, but it kind of does.
Exhibit 1: I'll have to exchange money
Exhibit 2: No cell phone service (for less than $0.50/minute anyway)
Exhibit 3: There will be weird food (I hope!)
I'll also be doing a bit of seeing the city by myself. I haven't done this in quite a while.
I will only be reachable by email - at least I hope wireless is as abundant as trees and permafrost up there. This will be a painful social experiment for me - going without instant connection. Yipes. We'll see how it goes. Ohhh, maybe I can still instant message (fingers crossed).
Be back Friday!