Certain things in this world make me happy. Cupcakes. My tiny little Fuseman. More cupcakes. And then there are those odd quirks of fate that just make you happy to be a creature with the wherewithal to acknowledge peculiarities. I am referring, of course, to a recent Mo Willems blog posting that meticulously explains the extent to which Mo and one Mr. Jon Scieszka have been involved in Precision Drill Cart Teams. You’ve all been to an ALA Convention before, yes? And perhaps you have, at some point in your travels, stumbled upon the glory that is the yearly bookcart drill team competition. Mo gives you a taste of the action, but the real joy is that this year, Mo and Jon will be (I am not making this up) color commentators. It’s on Sunday at 4:00 in the Washington D.C. Convention Center. I’m on a tight schedule during that time, running hither and thither…. but this I may just have to see.
Those of you planning to go, would somebody PLEASE take some halfway decent videos of the action. Nothing against YouTube, but these handheld camera phone vids just aren’t cutting it.
And if any New York librarians want to think about doing this next year, give me a call. Ooo. Better yet, let’s get all five boroughs together.