Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birthday update

Notorious Ph.D. will, in fact, be spending half of her 41st birthday on a bus to a town of 11,000. Will there be documents there? I don't know. But it will be different. It always is.

UPDATE ALREADY: Lunchtime. Old dude at the table next to me looked almost exactly like my former M.A. adviser. And he wanted to talk. And I knew I was in trouble when, within the first three minutes, the phrase "Jesus was Basque" entered the conversation. At that point, I knew it was only a matter of time before we got to the Templars.** I have never eaten a salad so quickly in my life.



**We did, however, manage to get to the Essenes, the Cathars, Charlemagne, and how American Jews financed WWII before I was able to pay the check and get the hell out of there.

12 comments:

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

Happy birthday! Hope it's an adventure and you find something lovely in the next set of archives. :)

Digger said...

Happiest of birthdays! I think an adventure is a great way to spend a birthday :)

Susan said...

Hippy happy archive-exploring birthday! A day on the archives is never wasted!

What Now? said...

Have a great birthday! I hope that there are lovely archive treats for you in store.

Eileen said...

Happy birthday, and good luck in the archives! The photo is just gorgeous.

Bardiac said...

Happy Birthday! (Glad you finally escaped the crazy guy!)

Comrade PhysioProf said...

w00t!

Susan said...

Doesn't sound like the usual pickup line. But oh, so boring!

WV=croun Do you get to wear a croun for your birthday?

Jonathan Jarrett said...

Many happy returns! (And, lawks. Essenes! That's going some.)

Historiann said...

Did you know that the Basques came to North America before other Europeans? There's a whole bunch of Quebeckers who believe this and who have assembled an impressive dossier of historical evidence. . .

Happy Birthday! As my father always says, "Older or Colder!"

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

I'm reminded of a line from the movie "A Knight's Tale": "Well, he may be French but Jesus was English! You're on!" Imagine the arguments if your old guy had been in that bar.

Many happy returns.

Matilda said...

Happy birthday!;) Have a great adventure!