Thursday, September 17, 2009

Encyclomedia

It's library conference time again. Instead of staying downtown at a hotel across the street from the convention center, I decided to be frugal and get a room 15 miles away for almost half price ($67 a night instead of $139). BUT, this morning, the 15 mile drive took 1 1/2 hours. Pouring rain and traffic. I sat in Oklahoma City traffic for 45 minutes as everyone was searching for a place to park. Sitting and not moving for 15 minutes at a time, I decided to create a rain hat since I didn't have an umbrella. I first put my hair up in a pony tail then put on my ball cap. I had a fun plastic bag left over from the Cops and Kids picnic last Saturday in Lawton that I used to cover my cap and make a little shelter for my head from the rain. I looked at myself in the visor mirror and thought, "I've gotta have a picture of this." You gotta do something while sitting surrounded by other non-moving cars. What do you think? Fetching?

I finally made it to the convention center having missed the first class. I made it in time to visit the exhibits and get lots of freebies (pencils, pens, pedomiters, rulers, plastic cups, color books, big plastic paper clips...) then off to the second class: EBSCO database.

Next up, join Carrie for the 21st Century Grant luncheon. The speaker was Keith Jackson, former OU football player (1984-1987) and NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers. He got a Superbowl ring with one of those teams. I thought some of you football fans would enjoy a picture of me with Keith. He was a great motivational speaker and Christian man making a difference in the world. Beyond football, he now works with teenagers at risk, getting them through high school and into college.
Me and Keith

4 comments:

Mari said...

I think you could market the hat.

Barbalee said...

Well...um...the hat is fit for the city :-)!

Linda said...

You made my day much brighter after seeing you in that hat!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe it has been THAT long since Keith Jackson played in OK.

I believe he was voted All American even though he caught 9 passes all season or something. (it was all run at the time, for OU)

It used to be fun to hear legendary play-by-play announcer Keith Jackson call a big game on ABC when his namesake was playing.