CIL, the funability version

Sushi boat for 4

Originally uploaded by Wandering Eyre.

I realized this afternoon that most of my posts about CIL have been all business and no tales of hilarity. And boy, were there tails. On ponies. With monocles.

This week the fun was all about three things, in order of their importance:
Strippers named Strawberry

If it was cool, bad, hilarious, or you said the wrong thing, it was on Twitter. I may have a slightly biased view as all of my comrades were also on Twitter, thus creating a self-fulfilling mode of hilarity. Steven Cohen is obsessed with Twitter and was sending jokes to Twitter from the bar. He lives his life in 140 characters or less.

Alcohol. Beer. Scotch. Beer. Wine. Beer. A shot named something with a surfer. We had, last night (Tuesday) at the Irish pub, perhaps the largest bar bill I have ever been handed. Luckily, I was not the only one putting money in the pot. The drink challenge never really took off, as neither Steven nor I were truly in the mood. Plus, seriously, I was drinking things like Blue Moon and Smithwick’s and Steven was drinking Budweiser. “I’m just saying.”

Sometimes rumors get started. Sometimes the rumors include strippers named Strawberry. But only sometimes. Related to this rumor is another fiendish plan, brought to you by the team that delivers ponies and monocles. Meredith Farkas will soon be quitting her job, selling Information Wants to Be Free, and starting a blog about Judge Mathis. As Meredith said, “All life lessons can be learned on Judge Mathis.”

Tonight we are having sushi. A semi-tradition of Information Today conferences. I am sure there will be more silliness, but then, there always is.

Added retrospectively: The sushi boat was wonderful (see post picture). I miss everyone already.

–Jane, don’t stop believin’

6 comments to CIL, the funability version

  • Thanks for the good times Michelle. I miss you too.

    I was in a Budweiser mood, what can I say, only that, ‘I’m just sayin’”


  • Sniff. I as well miss Michelle! I’m always sad for a few days after seeing all my old (and new) library friends. But only 2 months til ALA.

  • Crazy, crazy, crazy times. I miss y’all too! It was definitely fun. Am definitely looking forward to seeing at least some of you at ALA Annual.

    On the acquisitions front, I think Dave might buy my blog and change the name to Information Wants to be Dave Free. We’re still negotiating the terms, but I’m sure Andrew Pace will report on it in American Libraries once the deal is done. ;-)

    I think the worst part is that it’s absolutely impossible to explain any of this stuff to anyone who wasn’t there because most of it makes absolutely no sense! :)

    Feel better chica.

  • [...] As Michelle Boule said in her post about Roy Tennant’s Computers in Libraries 2007 presentation, we need some “funability” in our systems.   [...]

  • [...] For my friends… don’t worry about me getting too serious. I promise never to stop putting ponies with monocles in my talks and will wear a Halloween costume at Internet Librarian (which falls on October 31st). While being 30 means a shift in priorities for me, one of the things I want to make an even bigger priority is having fun. Life’s too short to be working all the time. [...]

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