OK, here's the thing. I've been taking pictures. Honest. I got pictures of the White House and everything. But I've been bogarting Kristie's laptop while in the room, and I've been scratching out blogging time really late at night. Plus I'm lazy. Can't discount the lazy. So I think I'll save up all my pictures until I get home, download them all in one fell swoop, and throw them on my Flickr account.
I know this will make some of you impatient and unhappy....but I'm lazy. Can't discount the lazy. You'll get pictures. Honest. Just not immediately.
Anywho, today was sight-seeing day. Kristie blogged about this already - we took a trolley car and we had two different drivers. One good. One not so good. The good driver, I'm not kidding you, was named A-Train. Yep, A-Train. Seriously. I'm hoping that wasn't his real name. Cuz damn, if it was I bet kindergarten was hell. The other one was a former teacher, and no offense to Lil' Sis who reads my blog and is also a teacher, but this woman kept quizzing us. Hello? You're the tour guide. It's your job to tell us, not have us tell you. Geez.
My only goal today was getting to the Library Of Congress. Or as I like to call it....Mecca.
It's a librarian thing.
I saw the reading room. I saw a Gutenberg Bible. I saw some of Thomas Jefferson's library. Books owned by Thomas Jefferson people! I got pictures, I got souvenirs, and I controlled myself and didn't latch on to anybody official looking and beg for a job.
Or beg them to let me live there.
Either would be good.
After sightseeing, we hooked up with Barbara and AnimeJune. Eating, drinking and general merriment ensued. It's been so fabulous to talk about other readers about romance novels! Even when we don't always agree on said romance novels.
It was after dinner, laughs and fun that I noticed my right arm. Damn, I got sunburned. Now for those who have never met me in person - I'm so white that I'm see-through. Pale, pale, pale. The kind of evil complexion where if I stand out in the sun for 5 minutes I better be wearing SPF 45. So what do I do? I come to Washington D.C. where it's hot and humid and do not pack any sunscreen. I've had this complexion for 30+ years. Hello? Wendy? Anybody home? Where is your brain?! So now I have this sunburn on my right arm, and I'm rocking a sleeveless dress on RITA night. I'm gonna look lop-sided. Oh well. It's not the first time I'll look silly, nor will it be the last.
Tomorrow is the full rich day for me. It's the Librarian Event, the Literacy Signing, and probably a party afterwards. I imagine I'll be half dead on my feet, but heck this is RWA. Who needs sleep when you have caffeine and adrenaline?