Thursday, March 25, 2010

march 25 - what a far

This is day 3 of the annual PLA conference. It is being held here in Portland, so I get to go all week. The sessions have been good so far...lots of good ideas.

So Tuesday night I finally figured out how to download ebooks to my Sony Reader from our library website. I've been trying to do this for weeks and just couldn't get it to work. Of course it was because I was overlooking one extremely important part of the process. Now it's easy peasy. So I loaded a book and read yesterday on the train. So cool.

Today I get on the train with my little reader all set for more great reading, and the book won't load. Turns out it took me so long to figure out the process that it has expired already! So now I have to check it out all over again...but in the meantime I have nothing to read for the ride home. OI may have to buy something here....

Then I am sitting in my first session this morning minding my own business and when I get up the strap on my shoe breaks! Of course I still have to walk all over the convention center. So when the lunch break came I rushed to the train and went to the nearby shopping center where I luckily found a nice comfortable pair of shoes that didn't cost a fortune (as well as a Thomas the Tank Engine blankie and another little train for Asher...well...what's a grandma supposed to do?)

Hopefully the afternoon will be less eventful and I'll get home in one piece!

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Better go to the ladies room and get a coffee for the next session!

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  1. I'd love a Sony's on my wish list. Hope you make it home without futher mishaps...hugs, Linda

  2. I've not gotten an electronic reader. I like technology but I so enjoy the feel of a book in my hands. I'm also a fast reader and have big hands. I'm not sure I could give up my books.

    I hate it when things like shoe straps break. It always seems to be at the worst time. Enjoy the rest of your conference!

  3. Lynda, Wish I was at PLA, so we could meet in person. I do have three good librarian friends from Illinois that are attending.

    Hope you find the conference enjoyable. I haven't tried the downloadable book from our ebook library as yet.

  4. I hope the rest of your day went better!

  5. Well...I hope today is better. :-)

    Just wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award. You can check it out on my blog.

    PS: I'm still waiting on my 2nd order of thread to arrive. I think it might have gotten lost in the mail.


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