Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Geeks unite!

We're having some construction done in the back of the library this summer. They're joining two rooms into one big room for computer instruction, so we're putting up with a lot of noise and dust currently, and our windows don't open, so it can get a bit stuffy, even with air conditioning.

Today there is a lot of sawing and drilling going on. Just five minutes ago, I heard a squeakysqueakysqueakysqueakysqueaky noise from the back, and snorted to myself because of what it reminded me of. My coworker Melanie turned around in her chair:

"Do you know what that sounded like?"

"Oh my god, I'll bet it was the same thing I was thinking of..."

"Yes! The trojan-rabbit scene from Monty Python!"

I swear, it sounded exactly the same. Great minds think alike.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My new sign

I think this has to be my favorite Natalie Dee cartoon ever. It now resides on my own desk at work.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Stop. The. Cuteness!

Oh. My. Gods. I have been sitting here at the computer for the past fifteen minutes repeatedly flipping back to this kitten, which has to be the most absolutely CUTE kitten in the world. I just want to stuff him into my mouth, he is so sweet. It hurts so bad that I cannot personally meet this feline. And his name is perfect! It is the same as the sound I made when the photo finished downloading! Okay, must go back to working on my budget. But what a nice break it was.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Doctorates don't denote diddly

Sigh. Today we switched from our homegrown database to a module that actually lets us pull data from the same catalog that everyone else uses. You'd think that everyone would be happy that there will be less errors, less confusion over availablilty, and less time before items are able to be circulated freely. But no, instead we are getting complaints from professors that now have to search the online catalog for their items. This is the same online catalog that they expect their own students to be able to use, and the instructors are complaining that it's too hard to use. Whiners.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A little Socialist Realism to educate the mass[-transport system]-es

Originally uploaded by yanajenn.
Hee! I love it, even though it is kind of sad. I can just picture the artist trying their damndest (and succeeding) to sneak something under the eyes of their employers.

Soviet America

A few things I've learned in yoga class

  • Get there early, because the mats at the bottom of the bin smell like feet
  • Corpse-pose is a bit too realistic when done on a smelly mat (gag)
  • Wear a fairly snug top, because either
    • Your head will disappear down the neck of your t-shirt, turning a cat-pose into a turtle
    • Your too-big-for-you-now spaghetti-strap tank will let your boobs fall out at the most inopportune moment

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

I love library patrons (sometimes)

Hee! I just had a guy come up to the desk, asking where he could find a book. Why so funny? He had written the call number on a leaf, since he had no paper handy.

Sometimes I regret returning my camera-phone to the dealer.

Monday, June 06, 2005


This post totally sums up the experience Brandy and I had Memorial Day weekend in Chicago when we visited a Cold Stone Creamery store, except that I laughed each time the people shouted out their little sushi-bar-like "welcome" jingle (or whatever it's called). But it was definitely too loud in there to stay long. And all the patrons got shouted at, regardless of skin color.

I ended up getting a lemon sorbet mixed with coconut and pineapple. Then I was sad because I didn't choose ice cream instead. And then I was glad because Brandy had ordered too much Candy Land to finish all by herself and I ended up with her leftovers. Fewer calories for me and I got two cold treats! Thanks for being too full, Brandy! And Cake Batter ice cream is delicious [shudder of joy]!