Today I was definitely unwinding. It just occurred to me that I didn't go to a single session. Instead, I went to a Hebrews planning breakfast with some very brilliant people it was a delight simply to sit in the same room with.
Then I had coffee with Alicia Meyers, one of many incredibly gifted young scholars just now coming out of the machine (Baylor, did her masters at Duke). She (as so many names I could put here) will be one of the SBL leaders in 10-15 years, if not sooner. I could give you the names of 5-10 up and coming scholars who fall in that category, but it would be foolish because I would leave someone out. You can see them, though, as clear as day, marching into view: Nijay Gupta, David Moffitt, Eric Mason, I've got to stop there. ;-)
I milled through the book stalls. I was surprisingly able to resist everything that was left, although I probably would have bought Dale Allison's Constructing Jesus if they hadn't all been gone. Ate with old friends, edited a few pages on Philemon for my next Paul book and...
... spent several hours grading. Yuck!