Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Does the public library have a happy hour?

Having been to the American Library Association conference twice, I can attest to just what trouble drunken librarians can be. And it isn't a "gaggle" of librarians, it's a "shush." Get your group terms straight. You can even verify it yourself by checking The Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Put that in your reference desk and file it, beeyotch.

Questionable Content cartoon on Drunken Librarians

Back to my exciting paper on Rare Books Cataloging. Maybe if I had a few drinks first it would be more interesting.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

well, it *is* a really big place...

I'm doing a little bit of planning for my Chicago trip next week and I came across this gem:

Am I allowed to bring my bicycle to McCormick Place?
Yes, you can bring your bicycle to McCormick Place. However, you are not allowed to ride it inside the building.

Oh, I soooo want to hear the story behind this rule.

inanity in the afternoon

I think that's a word; "inanity..."

Anyway. Do not watch this video while taking a break from cataloging videos in the lower (and therefore quietest) level of the Undergrad library. Why? Because you will hurt yourself trying to keep from shrieking with laughter. If you're me, that is. Especially about 30 seconds from the end of the video.

SNL video: Training the crack TSA team in the fight against liquids

Why hasn't this stupid-ass regulation been turned back yet? What a bunch of dumbasses. I haven't flown since this restriction went in place and I just *know* that I'll forget to package my liquids (and gels) properly and embarrass myself in the security line. Or have my boobs patted down (which would be containing more than 3 oz of liquid if you were lactating), which is what happened the last time. Not that I'm lactating. I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Down to business

The semester is over. I finished all my classes. Maybe I didn't do as well as I had hoped, but they are done. Tonight I put all the materials for those classes away. Now all that is in my living room study area are a few printouts for upcoming Summer classes and the materials for my incomplete classes.

And I will get the damnable things (3 papers) done this week. Come hell or high water. And whatever other platitudes I can insert in there. I am going to Chicago next week for a conference/vacation and I want to actually enjoy a break before classes start up again on May 21.

Besides which, I've made myself a deal. I have God of War II sitting on a shelf staring at me. And I can't play it until I'm done writing. Also, I don't have a PS2 console (Richard does), so that handily keeps me from playing on the sly, being that the machine is across town in a completely different house.

And oh boy, do I feel the need for gratuitous violence, gore, and sex (not necessarily in that order) after this semester. And playing this game is probably the best way to get those particular needs fulfilled. At least, without leaving anyone with a permanent limp.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Don't run, it's only storytime!


The big bad wolf ate up...well, a piggy, a bird, a bunny, and a little girl. This is so cool! I must make one. And then scare the bejeezus out of little kids at storytime. Bwahahahahaha!

There are reasons I shouldn't be a youth services librarian.


Neener, neener, I own an integer and you don't! Well, you can too, but not this one! It's mine, all mine!

C1 C1 52 A3 97 CE 83 52 A0 70 70 2B 06 66 D0 D0

And you can't know it or copy it or look at it or anything. Or I will sue. Just like the AACS.

Friday, May 04, 2007


As of this morning, I successfully (I hope) completed this semester. Woohoo! Now I just need to finish last semester...

And I'm feeling so much better! My ears still aren't working quite right and the asthma cough isn't gone, but everything else seems t be healthier. Just in time for wet, dreary weather.

GSLIS is doing a bar crawl tonight, but I am just not up to it. Icky weather, the fact that I really don't drink much, and also, I'm just getting healthy again. yep, it is a quiet evening at home for me and the cats. I think I shall have a hot fudge sundae and watch a movie. Or curl up in bed with my book. Hell, I think I will be decadent and do both!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

gaaaah!!!!! [hack, cough]

I am still sick. I have a final at 9am tomorrow. I will have tons of bad karma sent my way if I cough and blow my nose the entire time during our final. I do not need bad karma. I need to take a nap. I have woken up the last four nights with a throat that felt like it was filled with shards of glass. I have woken up the past two mornings with my eyes glued shut with sticky crap. My joints and neck (which is a joint) ache. My ears are clogged. Once side of my throat hurts more than the other. I took 6 different types of pills last night before I went to bed. I haven't been able to wear my contact lenses. I am so tired and wiped out by 5pm that all I can do is sit slumped over on the couch, which doesn't help my breathing much. I have been sick since Tuesday, April 17. That means I have been sick for 9 straight days.

I am sick of being sick.