A big thank you to every editor, librarian, author, Longstocking, and teacher that showed up for last night's Kidlit Drink Night. Fine company was had by all, and a couple new faces as well. I finally got to meet Sarah Beth Durst, a member of my Cybil Judging committee. Another new face was the first appearance of Lisa Greenwald, a Longstocking of distinguished repute and a person who now completes my life goal to meet all eight. On to the Blue Rose Girls! Score thus far: 2. I would mention all the lovely people that stopped by, but I would forget someone and that would be mean. Y'all know who you are. I appreciate it.
A special thank you is also going out to Heather Scott who gave me the very last "I Am Kiki Strike" t-shirt existing in the world today. The last one. Oh yeah, baby. I'm wearing it as I write this and it is, if I do say so myself, fantastic. Thank you, thank you, thank you Ms. Scott. I am now donning this for every ALA Conference I attend from here on in.