The trip to Las Vegas is now behind me, and now it's time to share some of the highlights that I captured on video or in pictures. The trip was an annual meeting of medical librarians who are located in California, Nevada, and Arizona - aka Western MLA, held at the Flamingo Hotel on the Strip.
Some folks may think of librarians as fuddy-duddies, or prim and proper, etc. But let me tell you that is definitely not my perception. I truly believe librarians, especially medical librarians I have met or work with are real party animals. Let it be said here that if you should want a lively party, be sure to invite at least one librarian!
Our Welcome Reception kicked off Wednesday evening, sporting all-you-can-eat hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. And our entertainment for the evening was someone who was to make a "special" appearance. Our special guest was none other than "Elvis." Can you imagine how many of them are running around there in Las Vegas? Overall, I thought he was mighty young looking. I guess we were supposed to believe this was the "young" Elvis from many days gone by. I will at least admit that his voice had a quality that sounded a lot like the "original" Elvis. I had to chuckle as to the number of times I attempted to get a decent photo of him. But he never stood still long enough. That's when I decided to try catching a video of him. The second photo was taken by a professional photographer who made copies for each person who posed with "Elvis." I have taken the liberty to scan it into my computer to make it available for this blog. I'm located on the far left side (in pink). The other women in the picture are all local colleagues of mine.
And here are a couple of videos of Elvis performing for us. Now that I have viewed the videos here on the blog, I'm disappointed that they are showing so dark. My original videos are not that dark looking. Well, at least it gives you a small idea of what transpired that evening.