I woke up this morning to find out that I am speaking at a conference at the University of Virginia in one week. I am terrified. I have never spoken at a conference before, and I am the only non-PhD student at this thing.
For those of you interested, the conference is entitled Aftermath: The Cultural Response to Catastrophe (Go here or here for more info). So, I was originally an alternate, and apparently a presenter got sick. Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke to the rescue. The last time I was at UVa was in 1992, when I had admissions interview at the University of Virginia School of Law.
I feel like the high school basketball player who has been benched, and suddenly has to go in. This means that my weekend is going to be a lot busier than I thought. I'll post more about my presentation and such in the upcoming days. Wish me luck.