Update on me (August 2012)

Pff is all I can say. Vacation was definitely what I needed and I am still recuperating from my trip. My jetlag is still not gone, but I haven’t tried very hard either. There was no need, so I will have to put some effort into getting back into the swing of things again. Here’s what I’m up to in the next few weeks.

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(This is what I’ve been doing mostly these past few days)

Anywho, just a quick note to let you know that I will try my best to post something on a daily basis again as of today. I can’t promise anything yet though as I have quite a few things going on the next couple of weeks. I will try to write blogs in advance, but I’m not sure whether I’ll succeed so just a heads up on infrequent posts to come.

The main reason for this is because some major things are starting to happen. First of all, I will go to Pukkelpop, a music festival in Belgium. It will be my first festival and I’m super excited. But that does mean that I will be gone for 3 days and I highly doubt that I will want to write blogs while I’m there. I will make sure to write an elaborate blog post about it when I get back though.

Only 2 days after returning from Pukkelpop, I will get on a plane to Berlin. This time the trip is not leisure oriented though. I will be attending AND presenting at the 19th bi-annual Sociolinguistics Symposium. It is the most important conference on Sociolinguistics and my paper has been accepted. This is kind of a big deal for me, seeing that I hope to have a career in research one day and to just be accepted is an honor. I spoke to my supervisor/ co-author on Friday and he deems the presentation good enough, now the draft needs some tweaking and we’ll be good to go. I will be presenting my research on emoticons and superdiversity on a forum on Dutch social media site Hyves.

Again, I don’t think I’ll have much energy to blog while I’m in Berlin. The plan is to try and squeeze in a bit of shopping if possible and of course I will tell you all about my experiences afterwards. Following the Berlin trip I will attend my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary dinner and that’s also all around the same time I am starting my new job in Amsterdam. Once that gets going I’m sure I’ll be able to settle into a more of a routine, which will make it easier to blog regularly.

Right now I will just focus on taking it easy and not doing much of anything. Well except blogging that is. How is your summer coming along?

7 responses to “Update on me (August 2012)”

  1. Aww – always on the go you are! Summer is going pretty good for me – been ill the past few days (tummy bug I think) but I’m hoping that’s gonna go cus we’ve got a bit of sun right now.

    My sister is coming back to visit for a week or so soon so I’m really excited for that. No specific plans as of yet but plan on doing a few things – going a few places.

      • You should and hey I’d gladly tag along too. It has a lot to see… plus shopping. It’s a shame we didn’t really get a chance to all be tourists in 2008 ( ? ).

      • I know! Cuz when we were there I remembered the place. I remembered the docks and the Beatles museum that was there too. But back when I was there in 2000 the Echo Arena wasn’t there yet, so it did look different from when I visited the first time.

      • I haven’t been to the Beatles museum yet.

        Liverpool is changing so much cus of all the money being put into it.

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