I'm in Dallas, a day early for a conference, because it was cheaper to fly in early and because it is also my spring break and I need a change of scenery. The plan was originally to wander around and check out the art museum today, but since I had to get up at 5am, I really just want to take a shower and a nap.
Is it wrong to hear the "Dallas" theme song in one's head walking down the street here? I've never been here before, and even though we have a dear family friend who is also a prof down here, musical associations tend to take hold of my brain more powerfully than others. My parents used to let me stay up to watch "Dallas" with them when I was too little to understand that it was about adultery and melodrama. So the music will be forever associated with getting to stay up past 7pm, which was exciting.
The conference begins tomorrow afternoon, and my session is Friday. I'll try to go to some panels and report back from the field. Those of you who know me and will be here, I'll see you soon.