Monday, June 27, 2011

Lions, Beatles, And Bar Bashes, Oh My!

Here I am, once again - blogging when I should be sleeping.  Seriously, this cannot continue.  So let's see how brief I can keep this blog post.  Will it be coherent?  Well, you decide.

After a morning of lolly-gagging, Rosie and I headed out in the afternoon to do some sightseeing.  On the agenda today, a trip to the corner of 5th Avenue and 42nd Street - which is where you will find the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library.  Or as everyone else seems to call it "Ooooh, the one with the lions!"  Yes, folks - the one with the lions.  It was a fabulous visit, of course.  There were tons of displays, which made me long for that brief moment in time when I entertained the idea of becoming an archivist.  The idea got scrapped when I realized that with my luck I would probably end up destroying some priceless treasure I was put in charge to protect.

After that I had to get my Beatles geek fangirl fix on, so Rosie and I hit Central Park, where we landed in Strawberry Fields.  It was quite a hike, but we made it, and then strolled around the park for a bit.  After that we had a little mini-discussion on how to get back to the hotel and my legs decided they were done.  So we hailed a cab, and got back to the hotel in time for Rosie to pick up her registration materials. 

After a nice dinner, we hit the bar where the first Blogger Bar Bash got underway.  It was a pretty small group of us, but by 9:30PM the bar was full.  It gave me a chance to wander around and chat with several people, new and old acquaintances alike.  Sylvia Day, Molly O'Keefe, Pearl, Kim from Hawaii, Magdalen, SarahT, Angela James, Smart Bitch Sarah, and a whole host of other folk.  Hanging out in the bar is probably my most favoritest thing about these conferences.  Everyone is always so nice, friendly, and willing to chat with total strangers.

I then called it a night, because Librarians Day is tomorrow....uh, and I'm presenting.  Which means I should be in bed and not blogging...but this is how much I love you all.  I know, gag!  Oh, and hey!  I have more pictures up in my Flickr account.


Christine said...

Another fantastic day, Wendy! Sounds like you're having a great time!!!

Alie said...

Wish I could be there! :(

Jami Davenport said...

Oh, darn, I hate missing all the fun... Next year I'll be there.

Have you ever gone to Lori Foster's conference? I went a few years ago and loved it. I'm also thinking about going to that one next year.