Excited for the ASA in Las Vegas? Not so much? Perhaps planning the bloggerly get-together will get us in the mood. Let’s check the possible bars for a meet-up: a poolside lounge? too hot for conference wear vs. too much skin for pale academics. The Numb Bar on the casino floor? perhaps I will want to feel numb by then, but right now it just looks sad. The Pussycat Dolls Lounge? ugh, now I have mixed fanny packs with lap dances in my mind, and I need a shower. It looks like we must lower our standards for decor while raising our tolerance for cheesiness. And so, I am happy to announce:
Bloggettogether 2011: Vegas!
Sunday, August 21, 4:30pm at the Seahorse Lounge at Caesar’s Palace. Drink, chat, laugh, and look at Australian Pot Belly Seahorses with some two dozen of your closest bloggerly pals, real and pseudonymous. Join in the contest to guess the identity of the Disgruntled Sociologist! Discuss the merits of organizational transparency and amicus briefs, or sneak in a quick game of monopoly with Dan Myers. Despite rumours to the contrary, we here at scatterplot are for progressive fee structures of all kinds, and so we encourage faculty to buy a beverage for a thirsty graduate student.
As ever, lurkers are as welcome as bloggers. You can find us by looking for the redhead who laughs too loudly and resembles her cartoon too closely.