ladybranwen: (Stanek approves)
Wow, I am so utterly tired. I don't know what is wrong with me (you know I'm thinking, mono? cancer? what?). But, I could barely keep my eyes open the last few hours of work. I practically fell asleep as our boss was informing us of road conditions. Never a good sign. Needless to say, I'm going to be as soon as I post this.

Jim's grand plan )

And tonight, I am determined to not dream about lost library books, sexual harassment, and old high school acquaintances. Not at all.
ladybranwen: (Lightsabers are chick magnets)
Ok, I feel like a right dork for posting this so late in the game. And, I've actually begun posting this comic about three times under different names (like, "Lestat: Unstake My Heart", for example). But, it is all done, as is [livejournal.com profile] alligatorandme's birthday present from, oh, 2006. Except, to get understand all of what happens in that one, you need to read this one first. Because I'm evil like that. I don't, however, feel like posting all 27 images in one go, so I'm breaking it down for you. Meaning, most of you have already seen this bit.

So, as I wrote way back when, "I know that Lestat didn't last long, but this was first begun back when hopes ran high, a handful of tickets had been sold, and Jim Stanek had a plan."

Hey, Jim! Watch where you swing that light saber. )


In other, unrelated news, I should really get this for work, don't you? Today, this lady gave us a whole sob story about how she had come from Ellicot City and really needed to use the bathroom. And, we're like, "um, keys are right there in the basket, you can take them at any time. really." Silly patrons!
ladybranwen: (HH - At sea)
Well, I was right. The mirror is not hanging and the w/d is not fixed. I kind of want to tell them that they won't be seeing my rent money until that happens, but, I was checking out tenant/landlord laws today, and I wouldn't have much legal ground to do that. And I couldn't find anything about what happens when your landlord is an idiot who refuses to do even the simplest repair job. Bastard. Oh, and Simmons? Has not gotten back to me at all about the housing deposit. I must start a letter writing campaign and become annoying. In both cases. Maybe I need witnesses.

I did buy supplies today to make snickerdoodle cookies. I'm going to try to dye them green and with the Hersey kiss in the middle, it might make a passable "green egg". For not only is it Julie's birthday on Thursday, it is Dr. Seuss's. And I am helping her out with a reading of "Green Eggs and Ham" for her pre-schoolers. Somehow, I ended up with the most reading. Should be exciting.

Once again, I was queen of the clicker. If this keeps up, I will have strong thumbs for video game playing. Not that I know anyone that has one. Our numbers were dismal in the morning, but happily picked up this evening. So, we should average out. I mean, really, if anyone is going to be made redundant from this numbers game, it would be me since I'm the most recent hire. And, I wouldn't want that! Jessica (page) also drew a heart on my hand with a purple "body art" marker. Hopefully it will wash out in the shower. Though, it is a lovely heart.

There was a loud domestic dispute next door last night between 1 and 2 am. Apparently, Brian called a girl a whore (because I guess she slept with his flatmate/best friend although she is married to his other best friend, although he lied to her husband about where he was so the husband wouldn't beat up Rich-his flatmate). How very confusing, and I didn't mean to hear all of that, but I couldn't help it. Remind me to never get really angry and loud, cause you can hear it all!
ladybranwen: (Sweet Liberty by tyllisium)
I have to agree with Judy Abbott, and say that the first Monday's of the month are perfectly awful days. Though, in the book it was a blue Wednesday. Things could not and would not go right at the library today. Driving to work, I was thinking, "yay! I get to stack lots of dvds and then do training for a break." Because that is all very exciting. Except, upon arriving to work, we were presented with whole stacks of books/dvds/audio books/etc that needed to be checked in, and no way to do it. Because our lovely library system/internet was down so we could do nothing. Time to whip out the pads of paper and do it the old fashioned way. At least, I thought to myself, I could get out of most of that because of training. Unfortunatly, it was web-based training, hence the importance of an internet connection. So, they sent me to Centreville to the main library branch to complete training there with Allison (their children's librarian). And that was all sorts of fun and excitment. The funny thing was that the Horizon demo program our instructor was using managed to break down toward the end of the instruction period, which does not bode well for when we have it for real, and then his telephone connection disconnected, but he didn't realize it, and all of us who were listening to him were bored of watching him move the mouse around the screen but not hear him say anything, so we all decided that it was time to leave the session. We do get more Mark fun tomorrow! Hoorah, I can't wait! Plus, it means I have to go to work early tomorrow. But still stay until 8.

When I got back to the library, everything was still a mess, dvds were piled high, and that was only a good thing if you wanted to borrow The Devil Wears Prada which is apparently the top movie everyone wants to see, goodness knows why. We had three copies just sitting there waiting to be put away and reshelved. I felt like running through the library yelling out that copies of that movie were available. Line right up! But, I didn't.

Came home with the intention of putting the heat up since it is so freezing cold out, only to discover an electric bill that was way higher than I wanted it to be, though after consultation with my father, he says it is probably what it should be for this time of year and don't be a silly goose and to turn up the heat. So I did, moderately.

But, I did read a good book tonight (Gossamer by Lois Lowery), watched a movie (Miracle) and transfered an online video (Le Roi Soleil) to dvd. All the while crocheting... something. So, I wasn't completely useless today.
ladybranwen: (Letters to home)
The party last night was, well, maybe not exactly fun, but I didn't have a horrible time and I was able to sit at a table with my co-workers and their spouses, instead of being thrown into a den of lions board members. I did have to stand up once, however, when they introduced new staff members. I went with Julie because we both are newish, well, she's been there less than a year, and her husband was out of town and since we both didn't want to walk in alone and not know anyone, we went together to make sure that we would know someone. I hate steak and people teased me about not liking vegetables. They have found my weakness.

About half of my pasta salad was eaten, so I brought the rest home. When I got home from the party, I saw that the boys next door were home, so I went over to offer them my vegetable leftovers, and being boys, they were quite ready to accept my donation. They also invited me over for a beer and American Idol. I could pass American Idol up! But the poor boys in the time I went to change out of my skirt and nylons attempted to clean up the room, not that I cared. And then they carried on like an old married couple about how Brian is never cleaning up, but always invites people over and expect Rich to clean up for guests. Rich recently cleaned the toilet with a toothbrush, as I guess they don't have a toilet brush. They are silly, and I like them much better sans big party and lots of people. That's more my style of social interaction.

Work has been ok. I've been working on refreshing the collection, doubtful if they will let me order what I want, though Peggy did comment on the architecture book I put on the list (one I loved back in college) and a medieval folklore book. It's so funny how this library has virtually none of the authors I like. I really need to fix this. Like, I ILLed a Byron Rogers book (his Wales one) and then let Peggy read it. Maybe she will think we need it, if she likes it. Oh, I also put some books on Wales on the list. Since we have tour books of England, Scotland, and Ireland and none on Wales. It was feeling left out.
ladybranwen: (Autant - Fiddle-dee-dee!)
I really need to update more than once every four days. I didn't realize I had gone that long. And that way, I won't have to say things like, at last week's reference librarian meeting, I managed to "abstain, respectfully" from the voting (like any good New Yorker) and nobody got it. Nobody gets me when I use any musical quotes. And, ok, maybe saying something like "And I don't even know his name!" is a bit obscure (used today, however, when I joked about posting an ad at the library for a date to tomorrow's staff dinner thing) but people really should get 1776 jokes. Really.

Yesterday found a very confused Kristin in the fruits and vegetable section of the grocery store attempting to pick out the appropriate vegetables (or fruits? they have seeds) for a pasta salad. All previous forays into the F&V section were strictly for lettuce and only lettuce (well, potatoes too) so it took a good five minutes to locate where the cucumbers were located. Tonight, after work, I put together the salad. Something that I have no idea what it is supposed to taste like, so I really can't tell if I put it together correctly or not. Maybe I should have brought cookies tomorrow. For, in addition to the staff dinner, tomorrow is also Terri's birthday and they like to celebrate birthdays there by bringing in food. I'll be the lame one bringing in something remotely healthy (and then they will think I've poisoned it because I didn't eat any of it). But, it's how Dad makes it, and everyone seems to like it. So, here's hoping!

Lastly, does anyone want to recommend me some good non-fiction that you think any and every library ought to have? Currently, I'm plotting how to introduce some Tom Stoppard into the library system, as we have none. But, really, suggestions? Know anything good about teenage suicide or dealing with homosexuality? Our books in these areas are vastly out-of-date. Like 1970s/1980s. And who wants to read a book that features teenagers with weird outfits and huge hair on the covers?

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