June 30, 2010

Dispatches From Vacationland

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BEHOLD! The shoes of awesome!


Thank you all for your emails and good wishes about the ALA thingy -- all nervous bits are done now, thank God, and vacation commenceth. Met SO, so many wonderful people, especially my kidlitosphere peeps -- The Fabulous Poetry Princesses (who should really begin to investigate a certain poetry assignment, *cough*), Liz from Tea Cozy, and Pam/MotherReader -- and so many exceptional librarians! Woot! I truly wish everyone who wanted to come could have been there; thanks so much for the encouragement and the pushing from some of you (you know exactly who you are, Pam).

Dispatches upcoming (as soon as I get my pictures together) include The Enigma of Jama Rattigan, and The Quintessential Guide to a Happy American Childhood with Charlotte. Truly: getting to know your fellow bloggers is an amazing and amusing thing. It's truly wonderful when it leads to an evening of catching fireflies...

Now, about those shoes!!!! Laurie Halse Anderson (who is truly a gloriously nice person and who gave me some thought-provoking advice from her own experiences) and Nancy Werlin were rockin' their book-related shoes -- obviously Laurie's match her latest book thematically, but Nancy went one step further and ordered hers from Zazzle.com... and used a photo of her book cover to make them!! Must. Try. That. She thinks Mare's head would make a great cover, and I agree. (Of course, in Scotland, no one would know why I had a soldier's head on my shoes, but whatev.)

Pictures to come -- details of the Coretta Scott King event -- coherency will come... soon. Tomorrow I'm out and about in D.C. again, now that the weather has calmed down and the humidity has fallen.

Reporting live from vacationland...

8 comments:

a. fortis said...

Those ARE the Shoes of Awesome! Can't wait for more dispatches.

Jennifer Smith said...

It was great to meet you at ALA (at the Coffee Klatch). Your speech at the CSK breakfast was wonderful. If you get a chance, check out the America at War exhibit at the Museum of American History. In the WWII section by the film about the USO Tours, there's a picture of some of the African-American WACS and soldiers and the mail sorting. I was so excited to see it!

I posted a picture of it at: http://twitpic.com/20zyq9

Yat-Yee said...

Yes, but where are YOUR shoes of awesomeness?

Liz B said...

It was so good to FINALLY meet in person!!

Tess said...

WOW those shoes are amazing!

Mary Lee said...

"Of course, in Scotland, no one would know why I had a soldier's head on my shoes..."

And of course, in Scotland, no one knows what a ROCK STAR of children's literature you are!

Great to meet (in person) both you and hubby. Have a fabulous rest of vacation. Glad the weather calmed down. Whew! Those first few days were brutal!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Glad you are having fun still! Make sure you do everything I didn't have time to do... and I mean EVERYTHING!!!

Nancy said...

Love the shoe picture! YES, you must get some!

-Nancy W.