I am likely to be doing a semi-mysterious appearance somewhere in Auckland early on the 29th, and disappearing again on the 30th. Apart from a short bout o' school-related things at this stage, I'm mostly free.
Any other hēkeretari/people/bears I know that wanna meet, lemme know!
Looks like I'm going/coming (depending on how you look at it, as Stan Freberg sort of says) to the US in December, and likely will be leaving in May.
All going well, I'll be heading to a conference in New Orleans first. If I can get accommodation sorted, I'll likely be doing a semester at a university in the northeastern US.
Will be spilling more details about once I hear back about that accommodation thing for the latter. Bear hugs!
[Edit: More like my nomination for the conference has been accepted, so I'm certainly going for that -- I'm just waiting to get the final paperwork from the host university, plus the accommodation stuff. Sigh. Oh, and changed title.]
My wallet is in trouble. Gulp.
(Been looking at the lj voice post interface. Turns out when the documentation said you can post via the Gizmo project (or a local PSTN somewhere in the States), what the documentation should have said was 'oh yeah, if you've got a SIP account, point it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Saves on pesky 5¢ calls, if anything. Or so my previous few entries (friends-only) seem to suggest the shebang works.
Oh well. Now, two weeks of tidying the SCM cabin, GEND 407 stuff, catching up with friends and probably lots of listening to Pandora as well... yipeeee! :)