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Friday, May 31, 2002
"This is the sexiest event of the summer. There are so many hot girls here, it makes me wish I was straight."
No, he's not talking about Blind Date Blog (though he could be). Stephen Gaines says that in the new documentary from two time Oscar winning documentary director Barbara Koppel, The Hamptons. See part one Sunday, June 2nd on ABC at 9:00 ET and part two at the same time, Monday, June 3rd.
Thursday, May 30, 2002
Proof that prayer works... I just muttered, "Please God, let Blind Date Blog be back up!" And lo and behold, it's working again! Hallelujah!
From David at Rovidica: The Top 15 Redneck Porno Movies
So, I got an email from Chris saying that he is again gainfully employed. He quit his last job, but the last few jobs before that, he became unemployed because each place went out of business. He was sort of akin to the Grim Reaper -- if you hired him, Chapter 11 was soon to follow. Anyway, the new job is with Walmart, which I think will break the streak. If Walmart goes under, well, we'll know why...
BTW, which do you think will happen sooner, Todd returning home or Chris going back on the dole?
Update: Todd thinks that my blog portrays him as indecisive. On the contrary, he is very decisive. When he decided that the Miami situation wasn't working out, he packed up and took off the next morning. Todd has lived in Florida, Calilfornia, and Brazil -- circumstances just seem to bring him back home a lot. Similarly, Chris being unemployed has been most often due to circumstances beyond his control.
Jesse called me a nerd on Blind Date Blog. He posted on the Yahoo group a link to an article about Abercrombie and Fitch's thong underwear for little girls, thinking that he was the first to know about it, and I told him that it was old news. I thought that I did it in a nice way, but he got annoyed. Oh well, it's not like I was ever gonna vote for him anyway.
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
I swear my mother put her up to it... I don't have any kids, I'm not really interested in having kids, and my mom, of course, wants more grandchildren.
Monday, May 27, 2002
Sunday, May 26, 2002
Also, Mom told me that she has filed for a divorce. She thought that I would be mad at her -- I don't know why. It's her life, I don't try to tell her what to do.
My sister, Mom and I were at Applebee's the other night when some kid's balloon popped really loudly, startling everyone. Mom said, "Shit!" kind of loud, and was really embarassed about it. I told her that half the people there had said it, and the other half just had their mouths full. The guy at the table across from us was kind of laughing, and Mom thought that he was laughing at her, a la Beavis & Butthead ("Heh, heh...She said 'shit.' Heh, heh.") Christine said that really he was laughing nervously because he had also said it, and was embarrassed. I then told them this joke: How do you make a room full of Catholic women* say "Shit!"? Say "Bingo!"
* Catholic women can be replaced with any group know for playing bingo, Indians, Girl Scouts, senior citizens, etc.
Thursday, May 23, 2002
"But you're so animated!"
"I've never seen you there."
"There are male librarians?!"
"Would you return my books for me?"
"Oh...if I need a book, I go to (insert name of bookstore here.)"
Sometimes it provokes guilt, "I have overdue books."
Sometimes they feel compelled to confess, "I don't have a library card."
Often, people assume that you are a librarian, and are shocked to discover that most library employees are not.
Some people assume that you have read all the books in the library ('cause that's what we do all day, right?) and you should know everything.
Children often think that the library staff never leave the library, i.e. "Mommy, Mommy, look! The librarians go grocery shopping too!"
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Monday, May 20, 2002
"Fake British Guy is coming up there right now! He was just here talking to me, telling me about his planned trip to Europe this summer, and he was laying on the accent really thick."
FBG walked by my door on his way to the audio visual department where another friend (and fellow FBG spotter) works. After FBG left, I checked in with him.
He said, "You know what was weird? Today he didn't have any trace of an accent."
Female co-worker: "Do you have kids?"
Gay friend: "No."
FC: "Are you married?"
Later, after being seen talking to a female friend...
FC: "Is that your girlfriend?"
GF: "No...actually, I'm gay."
FC: "Did you know that's an abomination before God and you're going to burn in Hell? I can show you where it says that in the Bible."
FC: "I hope I didn't offend you...I just felt obligated to tell you that."
GF: "It's nothing that I haven't heard before."
She also asked him if he had had a bad experience with a woman. When he told her that that's not what makes guys gay, that they are born gay, she didn't believe him.
Sunday, May 19, 2002
Just kidding Todd!
Everybody, but Todd, highlight the next line:
No, really, email me with your guesses.
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Today, Mary Hollerich of Northwestern University, webmistress of ILL Web, and listowner of ILL-L, the worldwide interlibrary loan listserv, signed up for my dinky little statewide ILL listserv. I'm not sure why, but I'm excited nonetheless. It's like a celebrity has come to visit...
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
Anywho, I feel like I have to relate this story: Today I took in a bag of books from a man, perhaps 80 years of age. Among these donations were books on Jack the Ripper, the Masons, the Kama Sutra, and HTML. Wow. That's a reminder to never stereotype the elderly.
Sunday, May 12, 2002
Sorry that I haven't posted more, but I'm addicted to Blind Date Blog. I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see who will make it into the next week...
Thursday, May 09, 2002
This morning I stopped by my gym to see Todd, who works there. The gym rents space from a hotel, and as part of the deal provides free use of the facilities to hotel guests. On my way up to the gym, a guy got in the elevator with me wearing a t-shirt with the name of a local high school on it. When we got up to the gym, he signed in as a guest. Todd told me that he suspected that the guy was not a hotel guest, and I told him that the guy had not walked over from the hotel, but had ridden up in the elevator with me from the parking garage, thus confirming his suspicions. After I left, he busted the guy. He tried to claim that he was a bricklayer from Indy. Todd told him that the people actually staying in the room he claimed to be staying in didn't know who he was. He then claimed that he had stayed at the hotel on past jobs, but was not actually staying there now. Todd titled him, Fake Bricklayer Guy.
Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Tuesday, May 07, 2002
Me: Fake British Guy is here! He has a sunburn.
Todd: Maybe he went home this weekend and worked in the fields! (Someone who knew him last year described him as being an "all-American Midwestern farmboy" before his mysterious transformation into "Fake British Guy.")
-- Part of the equipment that you will be issued at this year's conference is a rather attractive envelope containing your
registration materials. In an effort to reduce costs, there will NOT be a conference tote bag this year. So, if you want something
to lug your stuff around in, bring a tote from a past conference, and if you are inclined to share, bring one for a friend.
What?! No totebag?! Cancel my reservations! ;)
I especially like the YottaYotta ones.
Monday, May 06, 2002
Friday, May 03, 2002
(For those of you not familiar with "Fake British Guy," see 4/11, 4/18, and 4/24.)