this morning i had to be re-fingerprinted, in hopes of getting a badge sometime before the end of the summer (my finger tips were too mysterious the first time).
i read outside while waiting for the shuttle to work, finishing the book by the ride home. i am in the midst of one of those post-immersion-in-masterful-literature mourning periods, in which i want to start in on all 600 odd pages right over again. (but most of all, i need to sleep)
3. "Get rid of all the conservative party in England," Tom said _________.
(leave a correct and non-cheating answer in the comments and i will send you a postcard!)
after my grocery field trip, i loitered for a while with GSLISers whitney and katherine
then we were off to the GSLIS alumni reception at the renaissance hotel down the street
post-reception, dairy-free chocolate noir sorbet from pitango, which tasted like the best chocolate ice cream you could imagine eating on a humid summer sidewalk in chinatown surrounded by transplanted illinoisans (as in, delicious)
this is the line to exit the exhibits (aka, swag carnival)
i was scolded by a security guard for taking a picture, and a man coming off the escalator near-shouted, "WHY? this is crazy, she should take a picture!"
jamie and i ran into GSLIS friend yasmeen on the way out, so the three of us, along with interns scott and jeremy, dropped heavy bags off at yasmeen's hotel and walked to dupont circle for dinner.
we ran into more GSLIS folks on the street (we are magnetic, i am telling you)
le pain quotidien, quinoa party
(home to this equally delicious former meal)
at that point, exhaustion was settling in on all sides.
the following number of books (22) were spread out in 2 bags that i somehow got home on the metro.
i am most excited for nicole krauss' new title, having read and loved her previous novels.
i also got a copy of mary roach's forthcoming book about space/astronauts and so far it is filled with her usual hefty combination of hilarity and fascination.
there was a price for all of this complimentary literature (nothing comes free):
i have developed a case of what jamie calls "conference shoulder"
(i reverted back to most of my usual pale overnight)
today was packed with friends, $3 diet coke, authors, and good food aplenty, but more on that later. my body is rebelling against remaining upright at this time.
there was much installing of sprinklers (CIA cameras) above my desk today. i swallowed some ceiling dust maybe, and listened to contractors bicker slightly about wrenches through the hum of a playlist labeled "feelings are boring."
this weekend is the ALA conference (or, librarians of the world unite!)
today all the library interns took a tour of the archives and library at the national museum of american history. i bumped my elbow on a box of duke ellington's master recordings, then past an aisle of boxed ephemera labeled:
warshaw collection: whiskey-zoology
i need to develop some weird research interests so i have a reason to devote mass quantities of time to scour and scour.they have things like every script from m*a*s*h, ella fitzgerald's american express card and personal correspondence, and tons of advertising, film, and photography collections. pop culture paradise. my co-worker scott and i, along with fellow library schoolers jeremy and jessica, wandered around one area of the actual museum once we were finished with the behind-the-scenes events.
julia child's kitchen
brb, getting my personalized branding iron
an exhibit of pop-up and moveable books
this last one reminded me of how fascinated i was by the overlays in my mom's anatomy dictionaries as a kid. circulatory, muscular, nervous, skeletal- vital systems disappearing and reappearing, layered back and forth.