Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I'm Not the Star Attraction

At a recent library storytime, a little girl noticed the video setup as soon as she entered the room. "Are we having a movie today?" she gushed. When I responded in the affirmative, she squealed with delight.

After each story, song and fingerpuppet activity, she asked again, "Are we having the movie now?"

The poor kid. She looked so disappointed each time I said, "Not yet." When it was finally time for the movie (near the end of the storytime), she was literally bouncing, she was so excited.

At least I now know I rank somewhere below a six-minute video.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Things That Make Me Smile #2

While I was working at the library today, a familiar-looking lady approached the information desk. She told me that she and her family had just returned from a tropical vacation, one for which she prepared by coming to the library for travel books. I had helped her find a few books at that time and she now wanted to thank me. Apparently the books were very helpful. She had a great vacation and told me she'd think of her wonderful trip every time she saw me.

I laughed and said that every time I saw her, I'd be wishing I'd been on that trip with her.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm a Nerd!

I am nerdier than 68% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!

Thanks to EE over at Backboards and Bandaids for the link to this quiz. I actually was afraid I'd score higher on the nerd-scale than I did.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Things That Make Me Smile #1

Many thanks to Cranky Prof over at Cranky Epistles for this. If anyone knows the original source, let me know so I can give credit where it's due.

Bill Watterson, we miss you.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Things I Don't Need to See #4

I sat down this evening to read a cookbook I had taken out of the library. (Yes, I read cookbooks like novels.) I was disgusted to find that more than a dozen pages had been cut out of the cookbook.

If you like the recipes that much, there are three options:
1. write out the recipes
2. photocopy the recipes
3. buy your own copy of the book
When did defacing a library book become an option?


I'm blessed with the best friends a girl could have. Two very dear friends of mine had flowers delivered to me at work on my birthday, then took me out for drinks in the evening despite a raging blizzard.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I was taken out for a birthday lunch today by my folks. How lovely. I don't think I've been out to a restaurant for lunch since they took me out for my birthday last year. How pathetic.

Things I Don't Need to See #3

It's 9:00 am on a weekday morning, I'm on the train headed downtown for a library course and a little old lady is sitting across from me. As the lady finishes eating her bun, we approach the next station. Reaching into her bag as she stands up to leave, she pulls out a mickey of vodka and takes a swig.

Pardon me?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tagged: My Six-Word Memoir

I've seen this meme on other blogs and was surprised to find myself tagged by SeaSpray. Here goes:

Tall; long reach: tough buying clothes

I'm not going to tag anyone. If you want to play, please consider this your invitation.

The rules
1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag at least five more blogs with links.
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Happiness (#2) ...

... is having my internet service provider repair man show up ON TIME and replace my modem AT NO CHARGE.


Loved this.

Thanks to Marko.

Friday, April 4, 2008


... is having to deal with internet connection problems at home for the past week.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Maybe It's Not Plugged In?

My cuss-o-meter isn't working. Blast. Or should I say damn?

The Blog-O-Cuss Meter - Do you cuss a lot in your blog or website?
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Things I Don't Need to Smell #1

When using a public computer at the library at a station with three other users (thanks to problems with the home computer), I really don't need to smell dirty, musty, damp, unwashed feet. I tried to ignore it but couldn't, then rifled through my purse until I found a stick of mint gum to chew. It helped, but I certainly didn't linger longer than it took to check my email.