Thursday, May 22, 2008
when in rome
today's thought goes to jill, who has had a frustrating (yet ultimately successful) past few days doing her research in rome.
imagine hiking all over the eternal city trying to dig up documents that might or might not exist, banging on doors that should be open but aren't, negotiating with ancient gatekeepers, deciphering 15th century texts, navigating the italian system in general, trying to squeeze the most productivity out of every day for the sake of good research and the good name of your university, all while in your third trimester of pregnancy. now that's a rockstar!
my standards are a little lower: i think if you've had a good gelato, you've had a good day in rome.
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