There was only one problem: I wasn’t selling any LL shirts at the conference.
After stomping up and down the exhibit aisles, I found the culprit: a t-shirt vendor selling shirts with the the phrase “Lipstick Librarian” on the front. I was stunned. I approached the vendor and introduced myself and explained just why I was peeved. After about ten minutes of drawing a little picture of the problem for her (I tempted to use handpuppets since they were sitting in the next booth), she promised that she’d let the owners know so they’d get back to me.
Fat chance on that happening.
I don’t want to name the vendor because I don’t want to give them any publicity whatsoever. Suffice it to say, I want everyone to know that LL shirts are only available from my website or from my Cafepress.com store. And they have the LL logo on front. If you see a purple shirt with “Lipstick Librarian” on front in a butt-ugly font AND (god help me) a heart over the phrase, that is NOT my shirt–it’s a rip-off, pure and simple.
And they will be hearing from me very soon….
Next Time: my thoughts about some of the ALA presentations as well as just how long I manage to walk around Orlando before I collapsed from heat prostration. For the curious, I will also answer the hot (no pun intended) question of the conference: just where are all the houses in Orlando?? (Hint: I actually stayed in one)