We shall be leaving for America tomorrow, arriving in Washington DC Wednesday evening. After a (hopefully) good night's sleep at Anja's aunt's home, we shall drive down to our friends in Durham, North Carolina. Then, without much of a break, I'll be flying to San Diego for the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference.
In other words, I'll probably be a wreck by the time I finally put my bags down in the hotel. There are so many papers and discussions I am very much looking forward to, not to mention the book stalls (woo hoo!), but more than anything I look forward to meeting many of my blogging-related friends. If you recognise me among the crowds (I'll be the one handing out Chick Tracts about how Christ has defeated the kingdom of Bultmann) do come and say a 'hello' – it is always good to put a face to a name.
I hope to manage some blogging during my stay in San Diego, especially as I will be sharing a room with laptop bearing West. I hope to at least set up a live video feed blog once or twice ('West snoring', 'West after he has stubbed his toe', 'West after he realises I have scribbled out all the words in his new books' etc.) and perhaps also detail the amusing side of 'life too close to West'. I plan to have him hungrily reading Wright and speaking in tongues by the time we part company, so do pray for my success.
I also wanted to say a public thank you to Don and Dea Moffitt of Backus Books for their generous and kind donation that has made this trip possible. Danke!