It is so nice to be home. You never completely realize how much the little things count until they are absent.
BUT! I had a GREAT time! The Highlights:
- Portland traffic is crazy. I wanted my motorcycle.
- Got to meet fellow librarian and Echelon author, Amy Alessio. Wonderful lady!
- The Oregon Convention Center has some really strange art. Like, really strange. I’ve got pictures.
- I got to visit with my Dad, which was awesome. Saw “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (finally, I know!) with him, and we had fun talking cult flicks. I turned him on to “Army of Darkness.” Maybe next time we’ll be giggling about zombies and chainsaws and all of that outlandish geekery. 🙂
- I have finally been in a hotel that did NOT have a 13th floor. Everybody’s been telling me that, but all the hotels I’ve been in had them. (Leave it to me, eh?) Now I’ve got picture proof.
- I sat in on so many awesome programs/seminars for library work. I’m all a-fire with new ideas.
- I also got a picture of a teen librarian crowd-surfing. Don’t tell me you didn’t think a librarian conference would be boring!?!
- I have never seen so many vendors/exhibits in one building before.
- I have also never had a robot talk to me before. And actually try to carry on a conversation. And pose for a picture. I don’t know how they did it and it’s killing me!
- I have also never had so many booksellers just give books away. (i.e. “We don’t want to pack this back, so everything’s free.”) I left home with one bag. I returned with SIX.
Today I will spend puttering around the house, cuddling with the other half, and sorting through my loot. I might get some writing done. I might not.
I will probably dig out “Army of Darkness,” however. 😛