Tuesday, January 10, 2006

San Fransisco

It's official, Claire, Laura, and I are going to San Fransisco in February for a conference that the United Students Against Sweatshops is putting on. They do more than just unite students against sweatshops, they also have a campus living wage campaign and that is why we're going. I've never been to California before so I'm pretty excited. Actually, I've never been west of west Texas/Kansas.

I wasn't sure if I'd get to go because yesterday we got our syllabus in my econ class and sure enough we have our first exam that Friday that I'll be gone. And the prof is pretty strict about making up exams. Luckily, we bonded over being from the north so today when I emailed him he said that we could work something out.

One of the best parts about the conference is that we're not having to pay for most of it. The conference people are paying to fly 2 out of 3 of us out there and we're splitting the third ticket. And to the best of my knowledge, we don't have to pay for lodging or food while we're there either. Score!

3 comments:

Golda said...

Good point. I never thought of that. Conference off, I'm staying at home so that I can buy more stuff for ultra cheap because I'm an American and I like stuff. Especially when it's cheap.

Cecilia said...

I went to California! I lived there for a while! It liked it, kind of, minus all the crappy things (like oil and smog and traffic and no good public transit). The drag show that I went to was good though. I liked that, once I stopped being afraid. I think that San. Fran. will be better than L.A. though. Enjoy! (And I was going to say the nice weather, but you live in Texas, so it doesn't really matter.)

Brian said...

I try to tell my mom about the plight of the poor Chinese children who make all her Walmart goods, but then she just tells me how much she paid at Walmart and how much she would have paid elsewhere. Some people are just set in the cheap living ways...