Monday, March 31, 2003

  It's after 1 a.m., and I can't sleep, so I might as well blog...

I have a computer now, it's a Dell server that Evan ordered and set up for me. I'm going to keep it at James' house, since I don't have a phone line, and I spend all my time there anyway.

Saturday was eight weeks since James and I met, he surprised me with some flowers first thing in the morning.

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Friday, March 28, 2003

Thursday, March 27, 2003

  Patron calls the reference desk and asks if we have The Journal of Marriage and Family. I tell her that we do not. She asks if any of our branches would have it, I tell her, no, we don't have any professional/scholarly journals like that. I offer to check the university libraries for her, but she stops me, telling me that she knows that the university just five minutes up the road has the journal. Why did she call us? Is it really that much of a pain to drive five more minutes?

  The Baghdad blogger goes silent. I hope he's okay.

Saturday, March 22, 2003

  BookFilter: a new book website, brought to you by MeFi member C.G. Welch

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

  Want to see a picture of Vegas Jones petting a sheared beaver that's been dyed acid green? Click here.

Sunday, March 16, 2003

  A great Kuroshin article on how to bake your own bread. Be sure to also check out the comments for many great recipes and baking tips.

  A Wired News story about an independent war correspondent, who is going to Iraqi Kurdistan to cover the humanitarian effects that a U.S. attack of Iraq will have on the people there. He plans to report back via his website using a laptop computer and satellite phone.

Friday, March 14, 2003

  f*ckthatjob.com: a collection of ridiculous job postings

  1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not? It depends on who I'm talking to...I like talking to my boyfriend or friends on the phone, but I also have to talk to a lot of people on the phone in my work, so sometimes after a long day at work, I don't feel like talking on the phone.

2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? Robin. A friend of my boyfriend.

3. About how many telephones do you have at home? I don't have a landline, just my cell phone.

4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? What happened? All the time. The most frequent example is people who carry on another conversation while calling the library. The phone rings, I pick it up, I say hello, and all I hear is this conversation at the other end. I say hello again, and there have been times that the person was so involved in their conversation, that they never hear me, so I hang up on them. They usually call back all pissed off, but I'm not going to sit there going, "Hello? Hello?" all day, while other people are waiting for me to help them. < rant > Oh, and also all the people who make and take calls on their cell phones in the library. Why is it that people talk so loudly while on a cell phone? It's not two tin cans on a string people, you can talk in a normal tone of voice and be heard just fine at the other end! < /rant >

5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not? It depends. Sometimes, if something is kind of long and complicated to get across, I prefer the phone, because I can say it quicker than typing it, and I can clarify things right there on the spot if the other person has any questions. Sometimes, I know that the person that I need to contact will ramble on and keep me on the phone too long, I will email instead.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

  I'm a bit behind on this, but I just found out that Art Spiegelman resigned from The New Yorker magazine due to censorship issues. (Art is the author of the Maus books. If you haven't read them, I highly recommend them.)

Sunday, March 09, 2003

  Gay Bar (from Rather Good)

How bored am I here at work today? I'm grabbing random bits of hair, holding the ends up to catch the light, and snipping off any visible split ends.

Friday, March 07, 2003

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Monday, March 03, 2003

  "I shook my head yes."

That's a phrase that I have read in various forms hundreds of times, and it never fails to irk me. I just read it in a book today, and it irritated me anew. To me, you nod your head for yes, and shake your head for no. To me shaking is more of a side to side motion. Do you agree? Or am I just nuts?

  That's it -- I have to learn how to do wiring, so I can do this!

Saturday, March 01, 2003

  Well, I'm 30 today. (The Hello Kitty necklace was one of my presents.) I'm not stressed about it -- the last few months of 29 have been pretty darn good, and things just seem to keep getting better. Today is also one month since James and I met at Rocky Horror Picture Show, and we are going to go there again tonight to celebrate.

Update: Rocky was cancelled, yet again, and this time they didn't even bother to give a reason. Well, we'll try again at the end of the month... It's probably for the best, as James is sick, and was insisting on going anyway.