OK, OK. I've been so busy with shows and unpacking this month that I've horribly neglected posting pictures! And that's a shame, because I really very much enjoyed this year's ACTFL with my old and dear friends, Pam Pate, Priscilla Blanton, and Lawrence Haley. People more dedicated to teachers and to constantly exploring how to make learning languages easier and more fun you'll never find. Truly, it warmed my heart to see them again. You see, these are the folks that gave me my first job right out of grad school. They actually paid me to write French textbooks, and I was thrilled! OK, well, I was part of a stellar editorial team, but I did get to write a lot. These are all lifelong teachers dedicated to the field, and it was an honor to work with them, then and now.
And what a shock to see all those faces that I still recall as bright-faced 20-year-olds, now mature and wise. Makes me wonder... do I look mature and wise, too??
And the show this week, RSNA, is busy, busy, busy! Today was the busiest day of the show, and you could really tell it by the activity in the Foresight Imaging booth! I was giving two long presentations every hour, with barely time to breathe in between! But, with the help of a team of sales reps and two excellent crowd-gatherers, Veronika and Rasa, the seats were always full, and I've no doubt that the Foresight guys will consider this year an even bigger success than last year.
And who could argue, what with our spiffy new merlot silk blouses emblazoned with the company logo? ;-)
ood news: in spite of a spate of technical difficulties, I had a great time at the show. And the tech diff gave me a chance to practice my ad libs. I left with aching feet but in a surprisingly good mood.
Good news: the diamond earring I lost earlier in the week miraculously turned up last night! Yay!
Bad news: I should never cook when I'm tired. I tried valiantly to whip up my famous pumpkin-chocolate swirl cheesecake. But I was having problems reading the recipe, even though I read it over repeatedly. So I missed a key step: whipping the sugars with the cream cheese first. I added it later, but it didn't mix properly, so I now have an undoubtedly tasty but rather lumpy cheesecake. [sigh] Can't decide if it's good enough to take to my friend Tristan's gathering on Sunday or not.
First, a few belated pix from Amsterdam, which was remarkably brisk and sunny while I was there. It only rained once the entire time I was out!
And more good news... got a call from Dave at Eagle Events this morning. Not only was it just nice to hear from my buddy and client, but we're hoping to work together for another great client for a booth/event she's working on for a client of hers. When she said she needed a great video person and when I saw the device that would be featured (can't say more than that, as it's top-secret), I instantly though of Dave. See, he's particularly good at 3-D animation, and this particular product is just screaming for it. So I'm really hoping that her client likes both of us and that we'll get to work together on this show next year. We'll see!