Jun. 26th, 2010

besubversive: (skulking)
It's been a really long time since I've posted.

I'm at the ALA annual conference in Washington, DC. I am here alone and am intimidated by the exhibit hall only. I've never been very comfortable talking to people trying to sell me things. I've avoided the vendors and have mostly been down there to watch a cake being made and grab up about 12 free books from a couple of publishers.

All parts of my trip are going quite well. I'm staying in a hostel (my dad asks: "a hostile hostel?") in a room with six beds. I have four roommates at the moment. Two 17 yr olds from Connecticut and two 19 yr olds from Denmark. The Danes are awesome girls. I bought us all a pizza last night and we talked about cultural difference, of course.

I love the Metro. It is so much better than Septa (my boyfriend says: "inepta?").

Toni Morrison spoke a while ago; that was lovely.

I have visited two museums, taken three cabs, eaten softshell crab for the first time, and traveled to Georgetown for a cupcake only. It was the best cupcake ever, though, so that's worth something.

I am running out of money, which is unfortunate, since I am being reimbursed for all my expenses and will be $200 shy of my approved budget when I hit the bottom of my own pockets. When I say all my expenses, I mean those within reason. Not alcohol or parking tickets or sexual favors or anything.

My next event is a storytelling session, and then I will go back to my hostel, which is not hostile at all, and order sushi or go out for thai or something. Malaysian, perhaps?

Are you still there, and if so, what are you thinking about?

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