Quick note on Monday in Seattle

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Another good day today. Interesting and informative sessions – though I only stayed in my afternoon session for an hour instead of 90 minutes, just tired at that point, and the third speaker’s topic wasn’t as relevant to me as the other two. Got to see Meghan, an old friend from Smith, and we had lunch together. (It was a box lunch included in our registration fee, during a time period when there were no sessions – a conflict-free networking lunch – yay!) She introduced me to some fellow Chemistry librarians, all really funny and friendly. I went out to dinner with Arlene, my University of Minnesota transportation colleague, and friend. We ate at The Library Bistro and Bookstore Bar – EXCELLENT hamburger, hit the spot – and then we browsed at Arundel Books, right next door. After browsing, we bought – two each. I got Romola by George Eliot, in two smaller hardcover volumes in a slipcase, in such good shape, at a great price – so cool!!! – and a paperback of Waiting by Ha Jin, which won the National Book Award. I read a glowing review of his newest book, and hadn’t really heard of him before that, but it sounded like the kind of stuff I tend to like, so that put him on my radar. So, in spite of the fact that I turned right instead of left when I came out of my hotel this morning at 7 am, making me even later than I already was, today turned out well. I’m looking forward to more Transportation Division stuff tomorrow. 🙂

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