April 27, 2007
here comes the rain again
Well, we made it through the storm alright. No one I know was hurt, and only a couple of people I know suffered any water damage. Present company included. I dropped my library book (Jim Butcher's latest, White Night) and my phone in the water. Of course I grabbed the book up first. And for those playing along at home, this is the third phone I've dropped in something. This time I couldn't get it replaced, so I bought a new phone last night. A cute little Katana. And because I couldn't get my old phone to turn on, I lost all my contacts and other information. The phone still has internet access, but the screen is much smaller than the Windows PC phone I had. The new phone, however, has GPS capability. I am debating turning it on.
Anyone else have any weather-related tales of woe or otherwise?
April 12, 2007
greetings from sunny San Antonio
I am in San Antonio for the Texas Library Association annual conference. Holy cats! It's huge! I am having a fantastic time, dampened only by the passing of Kurt Vonnegut, American icon. At the TLA "sock hop" tonight, the DJ played Intergalactic (by the Beastie Boys, for those of you just tuning in) in honor of Kurt.
I have eaten, well, probably no worse than usual lately but I fully expect to come home 5 pounds lighter from all the walking (and dancing) I've done. The Unshelved guys are here and I am supposed to hear them speak at the closing luncheon. Wish I'd brought something for them to sign. Other than the library's copy of the Read Responsibly poster. Wish I could find their booth so I could buy something for them to sign for me. I also heard Isabel Allende speak this morning and she is my new hero. This fiesty Chilean woman has overcome adversity and still maintains a high level of passion for life. And Antonio Banderas. But who doesn't? :)
Jennifer is already abed and I am trying to figure out what I want to go see tomorrow. She has something at 8:30 so we are getting up early again in the morning.
Pictures forthcoming. I left the camera cable at home, drat! But I got to ride in a stretch limo tonight. Fantastic! And I've met some great people. I love this conference. :)