14 January 2008

The First Letter

I joined this year's ABC-Along, and it took me a while to find something to post about for the letter A. Then it hit me -
A is for ALA!

The American Library Association (ALA) had its Annual Midwinter Conference this year in Philadelphia. This past Saturday, I had lunch with three friends of mine that I don't get to see very often, who were attending the conference. We had a blast, catching up on everyone's news, telling stories about "interesting" patrons, and learning how two in the group were zombies and/or vampires on Facebook ...

(In the front, with the purple sweater, is Erin; behind her, is Becky; across from Becky, Louise; and, in front of Louise, in the blue sweater, c'est moi!)

I would like to be better about keeping in touch with everyone, but I go in spurts, at best. Fortunately, no one in this group gets bent out of shape when you fall off the radar for a while.

Then came Sunday ...

Yesterday was Sebastian's 14th birthday, and to celebrate, he decided he wanted to go bowling, since that had been successful last year. It was such fun, and I was quite proud of myself, as I managed to get a strike, and actually win the first game! In any event, I don't think the Pro Bowlers' Tour will be calling anytime soon ... before we left the bowling alley, we all crammed into one of those photo booths for a picture, which of course was ridiculous. I was kneeling on the floor, and in each picture all you see is the top of my head (my best side??) ...

Afterwards, we came back here and had pumpkin pie and Seb opened his gifts. I pointed out to The Tim, Karen, and Seb that so far this year, we've gotten together every Sunday, and given Seb gifts! (Then quickly pointed out that he should not get used to it ...)

Not a bad way to spend a weekend, you know?

8 comments:

theballadofyoko said...

So nice to see Louise's smiling face-- and yours!

MrPuffy said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Bowling - I haven't done that in forever. I wasn't very good at it - I was always a little self conscious walking up and swinging a heavy ball around. I remember a few gutter balls....

Brigitte said...

Sounds like a great weekend to me!

KSD said...

If you have bowled, and then typed about bowling, after your injury, we can certainly declare you (best evangelical boom): HEALED!

Carol said...

Definitely a nice weekend, especially if you're Seb!

Carrie K said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

mary said...

A strike! I am jealous. I love to bowl but rarely do it and am absolutely no good.

ALA - cool. One of my best friends is the head librarian in a major mid-west city.

It is nice to have friends you can take right up with after not keeping in touch.

the wicked witch of the east said...

Does this mean someone will kidnap you??