Monday, May 26, 2008

two days away from the desk and prepping for ALA Annual

I usually work six days a week, and having Memorial Day off is a two-day holiday luxury. Unfortunately, yesterday I was down all day with a migraine that my doctor is convinced isn't a real migraine. I don't get auras before having them. I do get sensitivity to light during the episode. Mainly, though, I can counteract them with a boatload of Motrin. That didn't work so well yesterday. I hung out in bed while Critter fished a bass tourney. He didn't have a good time due to circumstances out of his control, but I wasn't having a good time on the homefront, either. Basically, I chilled with the Deez and tried to keep my eyes shut.

I am trying to prepare for my trip to ALA's Annual Conference in Anaheim. I'll be working the conference as part of the Student-to-Staff program, which is pretty awesome. I have been paired with the Office for Intellectual Freedom, which is right up my alley. I need to get some decent conference clothes. I'm thinking an A-line skirt and some feminine blouses and a well-cut jacket. I know the hotels and conference center will be freezing with air-conditioning. I need to keep warm inside, and yet be able to handle 90 degree heat outside. I'm going to try to poke Critter into taking me to the outlet stores this afternoon. Never been to Cali before. I'm looking forward to seeing my friend, Brian, and to eating an In-N-Out Burger for the first time.

I promise myself that I will be a good networker while at ALA. I need to talk to people while I am there and show people how enthusiastic I am about the profession.


Don said...

I'm sorry for your headaches. They are so debilitating. I love In and Out Burgers! We were just talking about them the other day as one of the many things we miss about Californi.

Ruth said...

Oh poor Heather. That stinks about the headache.

Yay for California! In and Out is no Blimpy Burger, but I think you will enjoy the experience of watching cute boys slice your fries before your eyes before slipping them into the grease.

And I hope it's only 90 degrees! and not 110.

It sounds like a good inspirational experience to go to the conference. They say if you take away TWO good ideas from a conference, that's about as good as it gets.

Heather said...

Hey Ruth and Don! Yes, I am looking forward to eating an In-N-Out Burger. Critter has had them many times and tells me that they are super good. And the fries are the best. I've told Critter that if I have to, I'll take a taxi to the In-N-Out burger. There are a couple of locations in Anaheim, but I won't have a rental while I'm there. I'll need to rely on the "kindness of strangers" or get myself a cab.