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FYI [Jun. 28th, 2007|06:30 pm]
So, because I am an ubernerd, I went to the ALA (American Library Association) conference last week and had a total blast! In a couple of days, my mom and I:
met Julie Andrews (Sound of Music? Mary Poppins?)
took pictures with Garrison Keillor
heard Ken Burns speak (and saw clips of his new 14-hr documentary of World War II, which isn't out till Sept)
heard Judy Blume speak, and she was so darn cute!
got to see a sneak peek of the new Anne Hathaway film, Becoming Jane
attended the premiere of Hollywood Librarian, which was about, what else, librarians
met a ton of authors, got autographed copies of their books for free
heard Lois Lowry read live from The Giver.

Next up: move stuff into the new place on King Street on Saturday, go visit John Paul in Atlanta Sunday, back to real life next Friday.

From: singmenewsom
2007-06-28 11:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when I was at the IRA(International Reading Association) conference, I got a signed copy of the giver and it's companion. So good. My mom has had dinner with her a bunch of times, but I had to miss it...Glad you had fun! JULIE ANDREWSSSS!!!!!! That's AMAZING! I love her!
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[User Picture]From: original_moment
2007-06-30 12:03 am (UTC)
I love her too! I almost threw up I was so nervous about it, but managed to hold everything down.
Hope your summer's good!
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[User Picture]From: enigmajoe2002
2007-07-08 08:48 pm (UTC)

ALA and Andrews = OMG!

Oh my lord...Color me Jealous!

And I think I was on the same plane yesterday coming from DC as your sister? Not sure though.
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[User Picture]From: original_moment
2007-07-10 09:09 pm (UTC)

Re: ALA and Andrews = OMG!

It might have been. She was definitely flying...
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