I'm heading off to Washington DC for the Computers in Libraries conference. (Yeah--I guess it wasn't that super secret after all. Also, no ninjas. That you can easily see, at least. Oh well. "Headed to DC for Library Conference" seemed so boring.) Yes--it's true. All my talk about being a librarian isn't just fluff. I actually go and do library stuff from time to time. (Now if I could just figure out a way to shill my books while I'm down there, then I'd really be cooking with gas.)
What does this mean for you? Well, I might be light on an internet presence for the next few days. (Or not--you never know, with conference internet. Last time I went to this conference, the connection was totally craptacular. Then again, it's at a new hotel this year, so one can always hope.) I'm going laptop-free on this trip. Just bringing my trusty iPad and a bluetooth keyboard. (It helps that for writing, that's pretty much all I need. It's not like I'm going to have to be doing any massive Photoshopping while I'm away.)
In the meantime, I expect you all to get along just fine without me. No fighting, and nobody break the internet please. As long as it's still standing when I get back, then everything's A-OK.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with a reminder. Just 778 more Twitter Followers and/or Vodnik Facebook Likes, and you'll get to see me doing this:
The more I look at that, the more I'm thinking I went about this whole contest the wrong way. I should have said, "Unless I get 1000 likes/followers, I will post a video of me doing the Truffle Shuffle online." It's more of a threat than a promise, is what I'm seeing. Oh well--live and learn. :-)