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

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So...if I like David Sedaris, I must be gay and therefore need mass quantities of condoms? Is that the message here?

  I love that IU has such a natural campus, lots of wooded areas and such, but ran into the downside of that last night...I had to carefully avoid a skunk while getting off the bus at my apartment building! Many thanks to the sharp-eyed bus driver who spotted it and pointed it out to me.

Friday, September 19, 2003

  A new OCLC report says that there are 690,000 librarians worldwide, and 203,000 of them are in the U.S. That means that the U.S. has about 30% of the world's librarians.

  Spinster SuperShopper Librarian

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.

  Librarian too "sexy" to be promoted (link from Eli Naeher)
She does interlibrary loan like I used to do, back in the bad old days...

Thursday, September 18, 2003

  Alan Dershowitz donates files to Brooklyn College
Dershowitz's book, The Best Defense is one of my all-time favorites. I reread it every few years.

  I thought that I'd be back to normal today, but instead I'm headachy and nauseated. I guess I overdid it yesterday. Ugh.

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

  Well, I'm back at IU now...drove back this morning...still feeling a bit off-kilter. I need to finish my assignment for 503, but just don't think that I could concentrate on it tonight, so I'm turning in early and will finish it in the morning.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

  I'm on the mend -- still headachy, dizzy, and afraid to eat solid food -- but now James has it too! He got sick last night around 11, and was throwing up all night. Poor baby. He took such good care of me while I was sick, and now I get to return the favor. I feel a bit guilty that he caught it from me in the first place...still not sure where I got it. I'm taking him to the doctor at 11:30.

Monday, September 15, 2003

  I got unbelievably ill this weekend, and spent most of Sunday in the emergency room. Ugh. I'll post again later when the room stops spinning.

Friday, September 12, 2003

  James and I bought a minivan this evening. Now, he has reliable transportation, and can come up and visit me sometimes. Hooray!

  What's the opposite of Engrish?
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

  I got an email back from the woman that runs the swim club. I can join for this month for $35, and have access for the rest of the month. I'm thinking about it...

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Saturday, September 06, 2003

  I'm one seriously pissed bitch right now. I just went to the IU Outdoor pool to go swimming, and was turned away because the pool closed to IU students Sept. 1st (the first day of school) and it has been rented for the month of September by the "Masters Swim Club". So, basically, students cannot use the pool during the Fall semester at all, but these rich jerks (not speculation, but based on the couple that I talked to) can use it at their leisure. Excuse me?!?! This is the university's pool!! Not some fucking country club!!

Friday, September 05, 2003

  Well, maybe someday I will get a chance to fill you in on all the stuff that has happened in the nearly three weeks since I got to Bloomington, but I just don't have time right now.

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