Most surprising moment: Realizing that most of the blogosphere thinks I'm tall. I'm not!
Most anxious moment: Selling out of books; or, the lady at Delta screaming at me on my way home.
Fave panel attended: Buddhist humor panel featuring Nin Andrews, my undergrad amiga Bich Minh Nguyen, and many more. It was so good that Adam Deutsch had to get all barefoot and whatnot.
Also enjoyed: panel on Barbara Guest, though I wish the timing had been better, since the last few papers were cut short.
Had a blast chatting with: Paul Guest (even cuter in person!), my Chicago homegirls Brandi Homan, Simone Muench, Kristy Odelius, and Jackie White, the amazing Oliver de la Paz (I think you need to move to Akron so that we can hang out), John Gallaher (so much fun to watch as he hawks The Laurel Review with gusto), my dear Steel Toe sister Jeannine Hall Gailey (what do you think: Little Villainess on the Prairie World Tour 2007...), Julie Platt, Gary McDowell, Beth Kaufka, Gina Franco and Kate Greenstreet (I still have your book, KG!), all of my students who sold a ton of RHINOs (maybe next year I will try being friendly too), and everybody I am forgetting right now.
Admired from afar: Peter Pereira (walking by) and C. Dale (riding up the escalator as I sat chained to the RHINO booth).
Saw in my dreams: Charlie Jensen (in between sightings I had a dream that I bumped into him again. I'm surprised I got enough sleep to produce dreams).
Best reception: Hands-down the NEOMFA reception on Thursday night. Two bands, including a guerilla-style brass ensemble in bizarre costumes. Gotta love it.
Best reading: Switchback Books reading! It was so amazing to share the stage with folks like Amanda Auchter and Kristy Bowen and Jason Bredle and Clay Matthews, not to mention being able to defend my (uncontested) status of crunkiest NEOMFA faculty member afterwards.
Best meal: A really good vanilla latte I had on Friday. Not much of a dining trip.
Now: time to catch up.