Hi, babe. I'm in New Orleans for a conference. All I can do is think about how much we enjoyed being here together. I ate at our favorite oyster bar last night. I didn't have oysters on the half shell -- I guess it isn't the same without you to help eat them but I did have the fried oysters. They were good -- I know you would have enjoyed them.
I didn't go to the bars like we used to. I thought about it and even walked by Oz and The Corner Pocket but didn't go in. I think that steam has gone out of me.
You would have loved the opening General Session yesterday. Dan Savage spoke about the It Gets Better Project. He spoke magnificently and the response from the audience was terrific. Standing ovations from all those straight librarians -- they are my people.
And then on top of everything else, NY passed the law for same sex marriage. It had been going on for weeks. I have to say that I didn't think it would ultimately pass but Cuomo evidently was a master at assuaging the Republican fears and bringing the Democrats in line as well.
It was a magnificent day -- except you weren't here.
Love - me