Sunday, May 20, 2012
Fun times crossing the border
There haven't been a lot of fun times crossing the border in ten years, but on my way to Kalamazoo for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, I shared a light-hearted moment with a border guard.
He asked me where I was going and I replied that I was attending a conference on the Middle Ages.
He asked for more detail, and I said we studied the entire Middle ages.
"So," he said, "you're going to sit around and watch Game of Thrones."
I laughed and said, "That might be an idea, because I am an episode behind."
Straightfaced, he went on: "Because the Middle Ages were exactly like Game of Thrones." And with a look he waved me on.