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Monday, September 29, 2003
"Beware of Chance Aquaintances"(Click on the picture to see a larger version, and read the text.)
Oh, if only I had seen this public service announcement before I met James at Rocky Horror Picture Show that night! I never would have ridden in his car, let him take me out to dinner and a movie, and even *gasp* gone dancing with him!
James has a moustache too! They don't specifically say to avoid men with moustaches, but I'm sure that it's no accident that the cad in the picture has one!
If only I had seen that PSA, and followed it's sage advice, I wouldn't be engaged to be married now... ;)
link from Jonathan
Friday, September 26, 2003
Saturday, September 20, 2003
Why was I recommended this?So...if I like David Sedaris, I must be gay and therefore need mass quantities of condoms? Is that the message here?
Friday, September 19, 2003
I realized today that I need jeans -- especially since my favorite pair was ruined last weekend -- so I went to the mall. I hit Lane Bryant, and, waddya know, it's Real Woman Dollars time! For those of you not in the know, Real Woman Dollars are coupons that basically let you buy stuff for 50% off a few weeks later. My technique is to buy items that are on clearance or on sale, get RWDs, and come back and get the brand new hot styles for half-price! So I bought three pair of jeans, three skirts, and two bras for $200, and got $100 in RWDs which means I can go back and get $200 worth of clothes for $100. Cha-ching!
This is right after my purchase of a t-shirt, pair of shorts, skirt, and pair of shoes for $12 back home last week.
She does interlibrary loan like I used to do, back in the bad old days...
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Dershowitz's book, The Best Defense is one of my all-time favorites. I reread it every few years.
I baked brownies last night, thinking that I would share them with my friends and employees, but now I'm worried about making them sick, so I guess I'll freeze them instead!
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Monday, September 15, 2003
Friday, September 12, 2003
James and I were talking to his friend Ray, who works in a local factory making refrigerators. He said that they churn out two million fridges a year, under 148 brand names, and ship them all over the world. Sometimes, this leads to problems... For example, fridges sent to Korea have to have everything translated into Korean. Recently, they had a recall of fridges going to Korea because the warning on the plastic bags had been mistranslated as, "Place bag over child's head to provide suffocation." Ooops! The mistake was discovered four months into the production run when the first batch of fridges reached Korean customs officers.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Saturday, September 06, 2003
Friday, September 05, 2003
Tonight, I had a training session with the five students that I hired to work in my library: Charles, Stephanie, Kyle, Kristel, and Sarah. I was a nervous wreck. I totally hate speaking in front of people and being the focus of attention. I spent all afternoon going over everything trying to prepare, but as always, it all went out the window when I actually had to do it. I just hope that they don't think that they have a moron for a boss. Gaahh! I'm feeling very Bridget Jones right now. Thank god I had the foresight to buy ice cream and cookie dough on my last trip to the grocery store.
Monday, September 01, 2003