Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Philosophy Party in Duluth!

Philosophy! WHOO!

Look at those philosophers!

Monday night, I drove up to Duluth, MN for a party thrown by Dr. Robert Evans to celebrate "The Retiring, the Retired, and the Tired." Sadly (or happily for them I suppose), two of the senior faculty of the University of Minnesota Philosophy Department are retiring this semester (Dr. David Cole and Dr. Eve Browning). Sounds like a good enough excuse to host a get-together.

If you look closely at the photo above, you get a tiny glimpse at the house you've always wanted. See that plate-holding-crown-molding around the ceiling? That's just the tip of the iceberg showing the amount of art crammed into the Evans' house. I'm normally pretty sold on minimalist design, but it was a fantastic house. 

The party itself was a blast. I got to hob-nob with my old adviser Dr. Jason Ford and learn more about his research into consciousness. I met several of the newer faculty members as well as the College of Liberal Arts dean, Dr. Susan Maher. Definitely worth the 5 hour round trip, with some bonus sentimentality:

My old apartment (green one, to the right of the Mobil sign)!

Hey, let's check in with the Burrito Union! It was opened about two months before I left Duluth and had not-quite-as-good-as-Chipotle burritos. 

Hi there Burrito Union! Any chance you've got an open seat for a burrito and a beer at 10pm on a Monday? 

I see... Duluth hipsters, man. I didn't realize Monday night was such a great time to drink. Guess I'll get that burrito to go. 

ps - Fat Capitalist burrito was easily better-than-Chipotle fantastic. 

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