Thank you Spackmans

September 18, 2005

Somewhere between Christie’s culinary creations, long conversations about German, Hebrew, and Old Icelandic philology with Ben in their sweet Hyde Park apartment, a fascinating visit to the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, just a few blocks away from their apartment (to view the cork floor in the Reading Room on Ben’s recommendation, in addition to seeing the artifacts in the museum), and fine dining with them at one of Chicago’s premiere molé restaurants, Jordan and I were reminded that it is pretty cool to know the Spackmans.

Thank you Ben and Christie for your hospitality and you especially Christie for indulging us all in the incessant Bloggernacle discussions.

(Sorry this is somewhat belated–I have finally gotten my hands on a computer here in Tokyo.)