So there it went, the conference is now already finished in a flash. I had a wonderful stay here and also a really cool time at the conference. I met such famous and interesting, and truth be told, fun people too! John Haiman turns out to be born in Timisoara, Romania, and as he put it "I have now joined the famous club of linguists who are left-handed runners". So there you go! He is the Inconicity King so who am I to argue? I also managed to get myself a lunch date for Tuesday in Santa Barbara with Sandy Thompson (how cool!). Anyway, I will be sad to leave the comforts of the Ascot Hotel whose free shuttle service I will miss thoroughly (I quite fancy myself as having a cheerful driver at my every begging call: "Where would you like to go today miss?"). Back to reality, from now on, it's just me and my backpack (which I didn't recognize at LAX since it is Gareth's old pack ooops, it turned out they didn't lose my luggage after all). So before I go, here are some more photos:
Check out the nice Art Museum. Some pretty interesting talks were missed for that visit, but you know, Monique and I enjoyed being all 'cultured' and inspired for a few hours.
So the plan is: party tonight at someone's house tonight (all 150 of us, Americans have some big homes here!), then getting picked up at 7:30am for my 9:14am flight to Chicago and then on to LA. Venice Beach here I come!