Weird people go to ALA. I'm sure that's not a shock. It's just a VERY odd mix of people.
I was one of them today.
I met a good friend for the first time and we hit it off immediately. Gawd, I love teh internets!
I ran into two old friends by happenstance. And they wouldn't go away!
I chatted with another good friend whose going through...Major Stuff. She said kind things to me, which may or may not be deserved, and I worried about her. Still am. Still will be for awhile.
And I came home with four new cloth bags--only one of which was, at most, half full. (The six new books don't count--they were in the bag I brought with me.) Now that I've been home for awhile, I'm down to a stack about 6" tall of materials to deal with at work this week.
And I spent about $65, which I won't be submitting for reimbursement. I mean, really, what's the point? It was worth every dime to be on my own dime today.