Saturday, May 25, 2013

We're off on the Road to Morocco! Representatives from the global @BioDivLibrary partners heading to Fes, Morocco

BHL - Road to Morocco_edited-1Well, all the global BHL-ers should be on the Road to Morocco! We're having the 4th Global BHL meeting in Fes, Morocco on 27-28 May 2013. We'll have representative (in person) from BHL China, BHL Europe, BHL Egypt, BHL Australia, BHL Africa, and BHL. Our Brasilian colleagues were unable to make it in person, but we hope to bring them in virtually.

So, here's our pluck trio from the United States, Nancy Gwinn, William Ulate, and me, somewhere, can't say exactly where  we are all at this moment, but we're all converging on Fes!

So I guess you could say that, with Bing Crosby that  ...

We're off on the road to Morocco
This camel is tough on the spine (hit me with a band-aid, Dad)
Where they're going, why we're going, how can we be sure
I'll lay you eight to five that we'll meet Dorothy Lamour 
(Yeah, get in line)

Off on the road to Morocco
Hang on till the end of the line (I like your jockey. Quiet)
I hear this country's where they do the dance of the seven veils
We'd tell you more (uh-ah) but we would have the censor on our tails 
(Good boy)

We certainly do get around
Like Webster's Dictionary we're Morocco bound

We're off on the road to Morocco
Well look out, well clear the way, 'cause here we come
Stand by for a concussion
The men eat fire, sleep on nails and saw their wives in half
It seems to me there should be easier ways to get a laugh
(Shall I slip on my big shoes?)

Off on the road to Morocco
Hooray! Well blow a horn, everybody duck
Yeah. It's a green light, come on boys

We may run into villains but we're not afraid to roam
Because we read the story and we end up safe at home (yeah)
Certainly do get around
Like Webster's Dictionary we're Morocco bound

We certainly do get around
Like a complete set of Shakespeare that you get
In the corner drugstore for a dollar ninety-eight
We're Morocco bound

Or, like a volume of Omar Khayyam that you buy in the
Department store at Christmas time for your cousin Julia
We're Morocco bound
(We could be arrested)

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