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Everyone is at the Riverwalk

There is nothing like another city and a change of scenery to give you a feeling of relaxation and contentment. Of course, this could mostly stem from one not being at one’s place of work.

San Antonio is a city I love to visit. At the moment, I am sitting at Schilo’s, pronounced like Shee-low, digesting pancakes and drinking coffee. Yesterday afternoon, on the Riverwalk, Dorothea, Ranger, and I ran into Michael, Jenny, and Kathryn. Dorothea had never met any of that particular trio and I was sure the Earth would swallow us as they all shook hands and grinned. The lightening bolts never arrived and we eventually continued on to Mad Dog’s British Pub for a celebratory drink. I had Guinness; it was wonderful.

I asked at the beginning of my talk if anyone was blogging it and one brave soul said yes. I think I have now “arrived.” She even said nice stuff and something very interesting to me when I talked to her during one of the breaks. She said, “I catalog, I am not a Cataloger.” She went on to talk about the fact that no matter how you organize information, it is still a library. A library is a library. How simple and how true. I never really considered it quite that way. Her name escapes me now, why did I not write it down!? I hope she forgives my memory lapse.

Last night, we ended up at the Menger Bar, which apparently is very famous for having been a recruiting place for TDR when he was in search of Rough Riders. The Cosmos were good and, after a couple of those, I was feeling fine.

I have the drive home to look forward to and I will post this when I am safe back in my home with my big, slobbery dog at my feet. Michael Stephens really knows how to charm me; he complimented me on my beautiful puppy. His boys are pretty handsome as well.

–Jane, now to get ready for CIL!

4 comments to Everyone is at the Riverwalk

  • >I was sure the Earth would swallow us as they all shook hands and grinned.

    TPIWWOP!

  • VWB

    Michelle, you be happy to know that I emailed the tech dept. and asked that your wiki be opened and a district librarian (who sadly could not come to TLA) reported that all seemed ok this afternoon!
    Thanks again for a good session…I am still processing thru all of it and trying to figure out how I can carve out a little piece of all of it for my sphere of influence!

  • Steve, you know how I am about pictures. I’d've seriously considered throwing a camera in the Riverwalk — the river part.

    Hands were shaken, the world did not end. Unless it did and this is some weird alternate dimension. Hmmm.

  • Jane

    Sorry, the only picture to mark this occasion was the one Michael took of me with my sexy power strip I was carrying around.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/457283467/

    And that picture only proves that I am a cheeseball.

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