Monday, September 08, 2008
In which I get to meet another fellow blogger
This morning, I got to meet my roommate for the 2nd Annual Kidlitosphere Conference: Adrienne from What Adrienne Thinks About That. Adrienne and one of her colleagues (who may or may not want to be named, so she'll just be "the friend") came out to Seattle as part of a weekend conference, and stayed at the scenic Talaris Conference Center, complete with willow trees, dragonflies and bridges over the pond. As you can see, Adrienne was jumping for joy:
Note the groovy shoes Adrienne wore, by the way. Here is a closeup:
After I dropped off my daughter for her first day of school, Adrienne, her friend and I went out in search for coffee and breakfast. Talaris had fed them very well over the weekend, but the food supplies were cut off that morning. Afterward, I brought out my string so that I could start to learn some of Adrienne's nifty string games. We went through the Cat's Cradle sequence a few times, and Adrienne demonstrated the solo Cat's Cradle sequence, which took her a month to learn. Then, we sat down to wait for a shuttle that was supposed to arrive at 11:30 am to take them to the airport. An hour later, I finally had to leave them to pick up mydaughter from school, but Talaris assured Adrienne and friend that they would get a ride to the airport no matter what. I hope that, as I write this, they made their plane.