Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"Tippecanoe" and Tyler, Too
Minions and "Flat" Cauli III are waiting outside our workshop room at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the 2011 Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Conference is winding up its last day. I would be sitting with them, but a roving reporter must scurry about gathering breaking news. What's more, I had to sneak into the facility, since there apparently is some silly rule against felines being inside the building. But I'm a workshop presenter! Someone has to keep those minions on script. Anyway, I'm keeping a low profile.
I would have taken some photos to share, but we already exceeded our carrying capacity, what with all the giveaway goodies, laptops, and what-nots for the workshop. So I'll describe some things to you. We're scheduled to appear in the Harrison C room, named after Harrison Ford (just kidding!) Actually, it's named after William Henry Harrison, who was Governor of Indiana Territory and, later, President of the United States for about five minutes (okay, maybe a bit longer). He caught pneumonia after giving his inaugural address and died on his 32nd day in office. Major bummer.
Well, it's about time to haul our cargo into President Harrison's C room (not C for comfy chairs, I can assure you), so I'll keep this report short. You can provide the sweets.
Testing, 1-2-3, Is This Microphone On? Just Asking,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
ILF News Beat
P.S. Johnny Horton sang "The Battle of New Orleans" on a television program (1959), from which we have this kinescope. Not the best video or audio quality, but, hey, it was eons ago. Thinking of William Henry Harrison ("Tippecanoe" was his presidential campaign nickname, since he was a bigwig in the War of 1812 at the Battle of Tippecanoe just north of present-day Lafayette, Indiana, in a town called Battle Ground).