Well, it's day 3 and I think I need a chance to get me second wind!! The day started off early - Wendy had a wake-up call in for 6:00 am as she had the Librarian Event to go too for the day. Now I'm normally up at that time when I'm working but on vacations it's a different story. But if one lounges around here - there is too much to miss. So one by one the rest of us got up - Rosie, Barbara and then myself. Since we got ready in that order, I was the last one to shower and as I was in there, Aztec Lady knocked on our door.
One thing I have to say - I think it's hard for most people when the first meet someone and I'm no exception. I had years of practice working as a cashier in a grocery store but it's still a little nerve wracking. But when I've met fellow bloggers, it doesn't take any time at all to feel comfortable. It happened with Barbara, it happened with AnimeJune and it happened again with Aztec Lady - even though I was wet and naked under my jammies. In no time at all, it's like we are old friends - because we are friends - just friends that haven't met in person yet.
Lisabea showed up - she and Rosie are room mates for the rest of the conference. I met Lisabea last year - before she was published and again I have to say, even though I hadn't seen her or Rosie or Wendy for a year, we were able to pick up right where we left off when we last saw each other - as if only a few days had gone by instead of a whole year. It's amazing to me how solid the friendships are.
So after lots of talk and chatting books and generally having fun, Barbara and AnimeJune and I headed out for more sightseeing. That AnimeJune is an animal when it comes to being organized. And as I'm the exact opposite, it was wonderful having someone who had things all marked out and planned. After heading to the subway station and down the steepest set of escalators - first time I've ever been nervous on an escalator, we headed to the street with a lot of museums and headed inside the Smithsonian where I took A LOT of pictures. I'll post them later as these posts are more just quick little ones so you can get a feel for what's going on. The Smithsonian was very cool indeed, but I was trying to pace myself better today. And poor Barbara's feet were very angry with her and broke out in blisters too show her how unhappy they were. So we headed back and AnimeJune kept on truckin'
This evening was the Literacy signing. In order to be better organized, I made a list of authors whose books I wanted to get, but lost the list halfway through. But I think I did pretty good before claustrophobia hit and I had to get out. It was packed as usual, as you can see. I think the others are still there as I'm alone in the room at the moment.
But now the night is to come - and I'm not sure what that holds but I'm sure it will be not my usual Wednesday night!
I picked up more books then usual and I can hardly wait until I can start entering them in my Excel Spreadsheet.