May 28, 2010

Books & Video Games...

So, on Wednesday Lenora and I went to BookExpo America. It was interesting, we got to see a lot of cool things that normal people don't care about and got information on various companies and products that the library might be interested in. We also got madd swag -- I currently have twenty-five reusable bags from various vendors as a result of attending.

Here are some pictures of my haul. [FYI -- I am in no way promoting any of these items, I just thought people might want to see what I got throughout the day.]

Here are the bags I spoke about before.

The one in the middle is my favorite of all of them. It brings of the dorky Youth Services librarian in me.

So, that was Wednesday work-wise. Wednesday night I spent hanging out with a few of my friends (Erin, Phil and Pat) by the beach.

Thursday, I worked from 1:00pm - 9:00pm. I spent the day discussing the BookExpo with my coworkers, ordering tons of books from the catalogs I got, I did a session of story time and I held a video gaming program -- I got my director to purchase almost $2,000 worth of video gaming equipment two months ago. After work I went to have coffee and pie with Erin and Phil. Pretty uneventful day.

Today starts my five day mini vacation. Tonight I'm heading into NYC for my friends Mike and Paul's housewarming party and tomorrow I'm going to Fire Island (Cherry Grove) for "Gays of Our Lives" -- Which is just an excuse for all of my gay friends to get drunk on the beach, which is cool with me seeing as my boyfriend and I are invited. So, I probably won't post again until Tuesday or Wednesday.

May 25, 2010

What You Call Insanity, I Call Inspiration...

We had to have a mini evacuation today. The power went out, thus causing our Director to fly into a tizzy. I found the whole situation to be humorous, I kept telling my coworkers that the alien-terrorist-zombies were attacking and it was all part of their master plan to take over the world -- Most of them enjoy my off beat humor, others can’t stand it or me. I at least kept my department head amused…

After our twenty minute crisis life at the library when back to being boring -- I’ve had a particularly boring week. We had a summer reading club/craft/book discussion pow wow, I did a story time, then I went to my best friend Erin’s apartment to continue our recycling mission.

What is this recycling mission you ask?!?! Well, she and I have booked a fabulous trip to Europe for the end of August, and we decided that in order to go on all of the excursions we would love to go on while we are country hopping that we need madd cash money. We both obviously won’t get extra jobs, so we decided to do the next best thing. Collect cans and bottles the night before recycling day and cash them in. It’s like getting free money for minimal effort. It has been quite lucrative for us -- we started this venture last week.

Our trip to Europe brings me to the latest book I have checked out, "No Regrets: 101 Fabulous Things to Do Before You're Too Old, Married or Pregnant" by Sarah Ivens.
Before I even knew about this book, our trip to Europe was about going to do things before we get married, buy homes and have kids, so I thought it was the perfect book to check out. I'm happy to be able to say I've had the pleasure of doing a handful of things on the list already (i.e. - #53: Stay up all night in Las Vegas) and I look forward to trying to do the rest, or at least a nice chunk of them.

Oh! Tomorrow Lenni and I are going to BookExpo America at the Javits Center in NYC. It should be awesome. I'll keep you posted.

May 24, 2010

Not So Manic Monday...

I had an uneventful evening at work, which sucks because I would have loved to have had something to bitch about. The most bitch-worthy thing that occurred was a parental fail. I got in the elevator when I was coming back from my dinner break and there was this young girl, maybe eight or nine years-old, & her father in it with me and the girl's cell phone starts ringing and it is playing "Bedrock" by Young Money. Really?! You let your daughter download that and make it her ringtone?! I'm not gonna lie, when Justin calls me it plays "Bedrock" but I'm fucking twenty-five years old and I pay my own cell phone bill, thus I can do as I please.

Since nothing awesome happened I decided that I'd show you what books I currently have checked out to myself -- I'm a librarian, books will come up frequently...
♥ "Found" by Davy Rothbart
♥ "The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility" by Morgan Robertson
♥ "Dreaming of Dior" by Charlotte Smith

Oh, the best thing to happen all night was that our bad ass security guard (Lee) brought in jumbo fried shrimp, french fries and told me he hates a certain coworker of mine.

My Space...

Here are some pictures of the chaotic area that is my desk.

I have lots of crap on my desk, yet it is way cleaner than my coworkers' desks. It's my organized chaos.

My desk and my baby Louie -- Yes, he is real...

Yes... I have a pet fish at work. His name is Utley -- Justin named him after baseball player Chase Utley, because he wants my fish to died and curse the Phillies. Justin is a hardcore Mets fan.

FYI: Utley is blue.

That is indeed a Christmas tree on my desk... It is actually a pink Christmas tree, it has been sitting on my desk since early December and I refuse to get rid of it.

May 23, 2010

What You See Is What You Get...

This blog is basically going to be about the randomness that is my life. As you will eventually be able to tell, I am an obnoxious and unique individual -- or as Lenni (my best friend at work) would say, I'm a "special snowflake." So, if you enjoy the ramblings of a crazy librarian-to-be join me on my adventures, if you don't peace out!

I'll leave you will some random tidbits about myself...
♥ I'm a quarter of a century old
♥ I've worked at my public library for almost six year
♥ I've been a page, a circulation clerk & a processing clerk
♥ I enjoy dying my hair odd colors & wearing wigs
♥ I am a wealth of stupid knowledge
♥ I have a BA in English
♥ I'm addicted to nail polish
♥ My collections at work are non-fiction and comics/manga
♥ I've been dating my boyfriend (Justin) for seven years
♥ I love being a librarian
♥ Almost all my friends are gay
♥ I curse like a sailor

May 22, 2010

Quote About Librarians...

"As a general rule, librarians are a kick in the pants socially, often full of good humor, progressive, and naturally, well read. They tend to be generalists who know so much about so many things that they are quite the opposite of the boring old poops they have been made out to be. Most of them are full of life, some even full of the devil." - Bill Hall