Although my transformation from linguistics to american studies is fast complete, I still enjoy the occasional informative online reading, like the language log, which I saw after reading this article in the economist about corpus linguistics and using google to research it. Coincidentally I'm going to a party next weekend where I will rubbing elbows with a corpus/compuatational linguistics crowd, mainly from my old job back in the giddy new economy days. the economist article, btw, I originally found at the morning news.
oh, and my new york photos are up on flickr. most of them didn't turn out, but there are some nice ones of me and my boyfriend. the frog pictures are pretty blurry so I only put up one or two.
Sunday, January 02, 2005 ::: Had a good new year's, chilling in the marais and then heading to the banks of the seine to watch the fireworks and drink champagne. and then discovered that the front desk guy at my hotel also decided to take a little time off and so I was locked out. he came back after a while and a night of wandering the streets of paris was thankfully averted. Said goodbye to my friends and have some time to myself for a couple of days - although I didn't do too much yesterday since it was new years' day and everything was closed. plus I had gotten food poisoning which kind of put a damper on my activities. took it easy today although I did go to the musee d'orsay - it was free day, unbeknownst to me but knownst to a lot of other people judging from the crowds. Had lunch in a very parisian brasserie and gave thanks for my returning appetite.
btw, I'm taking pictures which I plan on posting when I get back home.