Getting online without a smartphone or ipad was tricky down in New Orleans, but I am back! With lots of photos to share. The ALA Annual Conference was a great experience, and I got to meet some excellent librarians and explore the French Quarter a bit.
Compared to Boston, New Orleans has more: cigarette smokers, styrofoam cups, heat and humidity, evident homelessness. It has fewer (none) laws against open containers of alcohol in public, and no good-tasting tap water. It has more fried doughnuts covered in powdered sugar, and more sweet tea (though it isn’t as ubiquitous as I thought it might be). It has the Mississippi River instead of the Charles. It is not famous for its solid internet connections, which partially explains why I did not post at all while I was there.
Due to needing to catch up on massive amounts of homework, I will just leave you with this warning for now:
What I’ve been reading: The Magicians and The Magician King, Lev Grossman; Love is the Higher Law and The Realm of Possibility, David Levithan
What I’ve been listening to: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire; Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie; Achtung Baby, U2