Not ignoring the site, have a new temp assignment (started yesterday) without 'net access. It's at Northwestern's downtown Chicago campus, so there's probably WiFi networks out the ass I could access, if I felt like dragging the laptop with me. Maybe next week.
Not sure how much detail I should go into about the assignment -- not that it matters, Google Aaron Hawkins and this place pops up either at the top or darn close -- right now it involves clearing out old files. Most of which have titles like the one of this entry. Some of 'em look fascinating, others (from the med school) look like word salad. And I've only seen one from the linguistics department; guess they're like the one at UIUC, keeping a low profile so the administration doesn't say, "Wait, we have a linguistics department? What the fuck? Shut that bad boy down and use the savings to buy the football team some new uniforms!"
Which is silly. You can't buy a whole team uniforms on a linguistics department budget. Replacement shoes for two or three players, tops.
There was an exhibit on shoes at the Field Museum. They had some for Chinese women who had had their feet bound. Um, ick.
And also one on Africa, including the slave trade and the diaspora. I'd forgotten that a black man invented the xylophone.
And no doubt will again.
And I'm out.