6.29.2006

Alison's two weeks on the west coast

After two weeks of being away from home and away from the blog, I'm back in Charleston. From June 10-25, I was in the following places:

1. Seaside, CA
, visiting with Catherine and James, flying kites on the beach, eating cheese blintzes and chocolate chip cookies, and generally having a wonderful time. I also got to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and touch sea urchins, sea slugs, and god knows what else in the touch tanks.

2. Oakland, CA
, taking part in the National Women's Studies Association Conference, hanging out with a bunch of cool feminists, and interviewing Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler, founders of Bitch magazine, for my upcoming book on feminist zines.

3. Olympia, WA, working with a team from the College of Charleston to design a first-year experience for our campus. While I was there, I also got to interview Nomy Lamm for the aforementioned book on zines.

Now I'm back and trying to nudge myself into serious, full-on research mode...you see how well that's going, what with the blogging and all. But I wanted to let you all know where I'd been.

5 comments:

The Mom said...

Good to see you back and blogging! I can't wait to hear more about your trip and all you accomplished on it. See you in a week or so...

Love, Mom

Maig said...

I love flying kites. Especially if it's a batman one.
Glad you had a fun time and hung with cool people doing fun stuff!
Hopefully I'll get to Charleston soon and hear all about it in person.
Love,
Megan

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read the zine book!
--Mel

Cate Bush said...

It was sooooo great to see you! We'll talk soon.

love,
C

p.s. Being in a new place, I suddenly realized yesterday that I need Walter Biffle. I feel like if Walter were here we would be oriented to the surrounding areas within a weekend, instead of the weeks it will more than likely take me to venture out :).

Anonymous said...

That's it, that's it. I forgot to renew my subscription to Bitch magazine. Dang baby, just dang.