That could be a song title, but that will also describe my life, well atleast in 2011. I will be in Paris for almost 2 weeks this April with no family and not many other obligations. I will have to attend 2 concourses.
What is a concourse, you ask? Well this is the "Audition" for the coveted CNRS positions, that I have applied to. Everyone who is eligible gets an interview, no matter how lame their project is, so I am getting 2 auditions, which will probably be about a week apart.
How long is a concourse? 15 minutes. That is 10 minutes to present my 5-year project and 5 minutes to get killed by the firing squad of ~ 20 researchers. Bring it on.
So what am I going to do the rest of the time? Stay in Paris? go to Marseille? Explore another region of France? Go to Venice? I don't know, but I would love to hear your suggestions. I'm on a budget.