1.12.2007

Doing Snoopy dances

Have I mentioned that I love my job? My boss gave me a brochure for this management training thing and said I could go if I wanted. Thing is, it's all the same stuff I just learned in my Management classes. And it's not like I need those classes, because if people act up I just destroy them with my mind powers.

But.


There is this. It's the Midwinter Symposium on Books for Young Readers, and it'll be held down at BYU next month. And it costs half of what that other thing would have been. I've wanted to go ever since I saw the lineup of speakers, but I was a poor unemployed person at that time and didn't have cash for the registration fee.

Stephenie Meyer will be there.
And Joan Bauer.
And Rosemary Wells.

Did I mention Stephenie Meyer?

That's the bit that has me dancing in my chair. My brother coolboy is going to be SO jealous that I get to meet her. Of course, he's probably already turned her into his pen pal or something by now. He's bold like that. He got Eric D. Snider's mom to send him brownies once.

I showed the brochure to my boss and told her that this is the conference I'd really like to go to, and she said that was just fine. She got excited when she saw the speakers as well and thinks it looks great. And she's going to send me with some money so I can get fun autographed copies of books for the library.

Yeah. Best job ever, pretty much.

11 comments:

Jér said... [reply]

I will do my best to hide my bitter disappointment at not being able to go.

lilcis said... [reply]

Luuucky!

I'm stilled bummed that I missed my chance to meet Stephanie because she came to town the day I left for my honeymoon.

Stupid honeymoon. :(

Desmama said... [reply]

Stephanie's a regular on the EDS message board, so yeah, coolboy probably does write to her as a pen pal--that's not so far out.

So. They cancel Quacker Time for you and now you're skipping town on our tax dollars to meet your fun authors. I'm totally writing a letter to the editor.

Sarita said... [reply]

I love the title of this post.

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

Lucky.

noelle feather said... [reply]

How do you get the "LibraryThing" to show up? I went to their site, logged in, put a few of my books in there, but can't find the place on the website to copy and paste to put in my blog. How did you do it?

chosha said... [reply]

Checking out the link and that vampire book sounds cool. I once dreamed a vampire story, too. It was interesting, because I only saw what, in a movie, would be two scenes, but because it was a dream and dreams are like that, the whole back story of the characters was already known. Her dream scene was much cooler in the sense that it was easy to see how it would have suggested a theme for the book. Mine wasn't like that, but I still hope one day I'll get to slip it into a story.

It's so cool you get to go to the conference. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

GhostRose said... [reply]

:-) I've always wanted to be a librarian. I just love books.

Yes, your job (and boss) is the best ever!

Panini said... [reply]

yay. I haven't read Stephanie's books yet--how do you rank them with your beloved Possession? Because I have, on my list, one of your recommendations to read.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Hi Noelle, I clicked on the Tools tab and then Clicked on Blog Widget (top left-hand side). Good luck playing with it!

Nemesis said... [reply]

Panini, the Stephenie Meyer stuff and Possession are in two completely different categories. Possession is a LOT harder of a read, but really worthwhile. Meyer's book Twilight is like a really well-written fun read.

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