You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.
Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.
You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!
Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!
You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.
So, this evening I'm arriving at IU, in a huge hurry because I have, like, ten minutes to make final changes to my assignment and turn it in. I'm rushing across the parking lot, and a guy rushing the other direction asks, "Are you a blogger?" Huh? What the Hell? Am I wearing a sign?! Oh yeah, I am -- I'm wearing my Blogger t-shirt! "Uh, yeah." I can't stop, I have to get a computer lab, now. So as we pass, we tell each other our URLs, and keep going.
posted by Kate Wednesday, September 25, 2002
I'm working on an assignment for my web design class, so I will not be posting much until Thursday. I have been so busy lately that my entries have degenerated to simply being links -- no real content. I'm going to stop trying to post something daily, and focus more on quality instead of quantity. Rovidica should be morphing into CultureGeeks soon, so I will be posting there as well, and bringing the focus back to library-related matters over here.
BTW, I spotted Fake British Guy at the megabookstore last night, but couldn't get a picture because the batteries in my camera died. However, I did finally get to see what kind of car he drives, so that was some consolation.
posted by Kate Sunday, September 22, 2002
Woohoo! My hits just broke 3,000! It was only two months ago that I broke 1,000 and that had taken three months. Do I have a readership? Or just one or two people obsessively checking for new posts? In either case, be sure to register yourself on my GuestMap. Thanks.
posted by Kate Friday, September 13, 2002
We just got a call from the US Postal Service trying to get us to switch back to shipping our books with them. My boss told them that we have been very happy with UPS, and plan to keep using them. She told them the many reasons why we switched, mainly the number of items that were destroyed or simply disappeared in transit, and the fact that to insure items, we would have to make a trip to the post office and fill out paperwork. In the year and a half that we have been using UPS, there has only been one damaged item, and they paid us for it. When the USPS had damaged our items, they simply slapped a "We Care." sticker on them, and would not reimburse us. There were items that had obviously gotten caught in their processing machines and, my personal favorites, books that had obvious tire tracks on them from where they had been run over by trucks.
posted by Kate Thursday, September 12, 2002
My friend Todd sent all his friends and family this email this morning:
Hello to all,
I want to ask any of you who have not already, to not send me any poem or little ditty guilting me into forwarding ten more emails about remembering 911. It was tragic, and I am sorry, but let it go. I do not celebrate war. You know, I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said, "God forgives, America doesn't." I disagree. If that's America count me out. I don't choose to participate in this flag worshipping-genius-marketing-scam thats going on. Has anyone ever heard of worshipping a strange god? I think this is it. No, thank you, I wont do it.
Look up, and see the sunshine or the stars and just be greatful to be alive. Be happy!
So please DON'T send this to ten other people, and DON'T guilt them into remembering something they don't want.
Okay, so this guy I know is going to sell his sperm... *sound of needle scratching across record*
A friend stopped by my office the other day on his way to a fertility clinic to give his first "sample" sperm donation. If his semen is deemed acceptable, he can get $50 per "donation," up to twice a week. But first he has to go through a rigorous screening process:
-- a complete physical examination
-- an in-depth review of his medical history
-- a review of his family's medical history
-- a chemistry panel
-- a complete blood count
-- blood group and RH factor testing
-- urinalysis (Is this why he quit smoking pot recently?)
-- infectious disease screening
and his "sample" must be tested for:
-- sperm count
If he gets through all that, he can make up to $100 a week. Sure, it's easy money, but what about the fact that he will have children out there somewhere?
I can't seem to edit the last post... The picture link didn't work, and for some reason Blogger won't let me go in and fix it. Anyway, to (kinda) see Fake British Guy go to my photo album, click on the My Photos folder, and then the Fake British Guy folder.
posted by Kate Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Sunday, September 01, 2002
OMG! After a long absence, Fake British Guy is back! He's here in the library, and I'm going to try to get a picture.