After several years in a row of going to MLA, I'm glad that I didn't go this year. Grateful. Relaxed. Happy. Christmas was wonderful with the family.
And yet . . . lots of the cool kids are at MLA, so there's a little twinge that says "we're having a party, and you're not there."
Proof positive that academia is an addiction, don't you think?
Edited to add: I didn't realize that What Now and Sisyphus were there, too.