Things That Happen When You Leave Your Camera At Home in New York City
There were camels outside my library yesterday. Three of them. Chewing their cuds, or whatever it is that camels chew. Just standing in front of the MOMA, casual as you please, as shockingly jaded New York businessmen walked past without even giving a glance to the CAMELS on the street. The critters should have spit, just to get some attention.
How can I prove to you that there were camels? I can’t. Know why? Because my camera was at home where it has been helping me make goofy blog posts. So there I am with three camels (they were probably from the Rockefeller Center’s Holiday Show out doing some sightseeing) and no proof.
And then, of course, Joseph Bruchac spoke for our St. Nicholas Eve celebration and, again, I had no camera whatsoever on hand. Doggone it. He was great, though. A very funny guy who does the world’s best carnivorous red squirrel imitation I have ever seen.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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