June 30, 2010
Summer of 2005: I was paging in adult fiction (yeah, I know it sounds dirty) and I found this little piece of paper that said "I Love You!" on it -- Obviously I thought it was amusing. As I continued putting books away I kept finding more scattered throughout the stacks. I probably found twenty of them hidden on random shelves in the stacks and on the floor. It was just so odd to me that someone would take the time to randomly do that.
I know it wasn't the most interesting thing that I've ever dealt with throughout my duration at the library but this is what I thought of today.
Reasons Shoes Need To Be Kept On:
- It is a health code violation not to wear shoe in the library.
- It is gross. Our carpet is nasty and God knows what is in it.
- One could get hurt (i.e. - A book could fall on one's feet)
Here is my 2010 as thus far a la bullets...
- I turned 25 this year & had an awesome party
- This year is the 7th year I've been dating Justin
- I booked a trip to Europe with Erin
- I went the Empire State Building for the 2nd time in my life
- I joined Weight Watchers™
- I got to go to Fire Island again
- I got Justin to promise me he'd buy me an iPhone 4™
- I went to BookExpo America
- I finished my last actual class for my masters degree, all I have left is my internship
- I got to see the Mets win a game in the first time in over a year -- They lost every game I went to last year
- I bought Utley & he is still alive
- I went to a bunch of meetings for work
- I joined a gym
- I ate a lobster roll for the first time ever
- I saw West Side Story on Broadway
- I went to two beer related events
June 29, 2010
Really? The whole month? This has been the least exciting month I've had in a while. I guess I'll do a version of my month in bullets for everyone.
♥ May 29th 2010 - June 29th 2010 ♥
- Celebrated my sister's 23rd birthday
- Went to Cherry Grove -- Fire Island
- Threw an impromptu BBQ
- Dealt with Erin's "divorce"
- Watched a lot of True Blood (2008)
- Dealt with Erin being broken
- Went to baseball games
- Hung out with Justin
- Went to New York Brewfest
- Took my father out for Cuban food for Father's Day
- Bought randomness -- Unii Palette & Konad
- Watched a movie being filmed
- Went to and celebrated Phil's Law School graduation
- Had dinners with various friends
- Yvette and the dog came to visit
- Went to a meeting for work
- Made Missy
- Put a down payment on my trip to Europe
- Read some books
June 28, 2010
Okay, so here is the week of June 21st 2010- June 28th 2010...
♥ Monday June 21st ♥
I worked 9:00am-5:00pm, then I went to Erin's appartment to hang out with her and Nicole. Nicole made us dinner and then we went to Target to buy randomness. After Target I drove them home and I went back to my house to go to sleep.
♥ Tuesday June 22nd ♥
We launched our summer reading club at the library. We had a face painter come in and I had her paint an octopus on my face -- I really wanted a zombie fish but my department head said no.
I left work early because my cousin Yvette came up from Virgina with her dog Samantha to visit. On my way to my house I picked up a couple of pizzas because that is typically what she wants to eat when she comes to visit and we just hung out for the rest of the night.
♥ Wednesday June 23rd ♥
I worked from 9:00am-1:00pm then I went home to hang out with Yvette and Krissy. We went to try and get our nails done but little did we realize that it was the day before prom, so we scheduled an appointment for Friday at 5:15pm. So we went to the beauty supply shop, where I ended up picking up a bunch of nail polish.
After that we went food shopping for random supplies and then we went to get 10¢ wings at one of the local ale houses with my parents. We followed that up by just hanging around my house.
♥ Thursday June 24th ♥
I didn't really do anything in the AM, but I had work from 1:00pm-9:00pm. Work was boring, but we ordered in food from my favorite seafood place and had a feast. After work I went home.
♥ Friday June 25th ♥
I worked 9:00am-5:00pm. While I was at work Justin e-mailed me and asked me if I wanted to have lunch with him, so he came to get me around 1:00pm and we walked over my favorite panini place to have samichs. We hung out for the hour and then he walked me back to work and I continued my work day.
After work I went to get a pedicure with Yvette and Krissy. Erin, Nicole and Eileen were all already there with their situation's buffed. I had a wonderful pedicure and eyebrow wax, Yvette did not. She was pissed! Once we were done at the nail salon we went back to my house.
♥ Saturday June 26th♥
We (Justin, Krissy, Yvette, Erin & Mike #1) went to see the Mets play the Twins. Before the game we got to go to an open bar that came with the tickets we bought, plus a free appetizer.
Once the game started we got to see Prince Harry throw out the first pitch and then we sat to watching the Twins spank the Mets (6-0) in the hot hot sun. After the game we went home to veg out because the sun is draining.
♥ Sunday June 27th ♥
See yesterday's 30 Challange post.
♥ Monday June 28th ♥
I worked 9:00am-5:00pm. I got a lot of attitude from parents in the AM. Yvette came to the library around 1:00pm and we went to have pizza for lunch. After lunch we got some Italian ices and walked back to the library. I worked the rest of the day, then I went home.
The idea of closing libraries is atrocious to me. People who care need to start joining or forming "Friends of the Library" programs/groups to help out their local libraries in these hard times. Libraries are essential parts of communities and offer so many wonderful programs, materials, etc. I'll step off my soap box now.
June 27, 2010
Okay, here it goes... I woke up at 8:10am, which I never do on a Sunday but I did it because on Friday my next door neighbor gave me his son's pimpin' Mets tickets (Section 115) and my father decided that we should get to Citi Field madd early because he wanted to watch batting practice and such.
Justin came over around 9:30am and we hung around the house for a bit before going to a deli to pick up some sandwiches to bring with us to the ballgame. After picking up our food we headed to Citi Field, arriving there a little after 11:00am and receiving our free Mets travel mugs. We went into the Mets museum, browsed around the Team Shop, went to various clubs seeing as we had the tickets to do so. Eventually we went to our seats and just hung out. The game started at 1:10pm and it was super hot out. We stayed the entire length of the game and watched the Mets beat the Twins (6-0) -- My dad even caught a t-shirt during the Pepsi T-Shirt Launch which he gave to Yvette.
After the game we went back to my house for dinner. It was random BBQed food that I didn't eat because I don't eat meat with the exception of the occasional piece of yummy yummy bacon.
Justin stuck around for a litte after dinner, then he went home. Once he left I went to take a much needed shower seeing as it was crazy hot outside. Then I watched Jurassic Park (1993) until it was time for True Blood (2008-Present). I actually stayed home and watched True Blood because I spent the day in the sun and did not have the energy to go to Erin's apartment.
Once the show was over I went upstairs to actually come write this post and I saw that I had a bunch of missed phone calls and text messages from Erin and Phil because I didn't actually tell anyone I wasn't going over there -- My bad. And now I'm hanging out in my air conditioned room watching TV.
Is that enough detail?
June 26, 2010
I went to yet another Mets game today with the usual suspects -- Justin, Erin, Krissy, Yvette (my favorite cousin) and Mike #1. It was actually pretty sweet because we spent $30.00 each and got one hour of free drinks (all of the taps and well drinks) & one free appetizer from McFadden's, field level seats and one free drink at McFadden's after the game.
June 25, 2010
June 24, 2010
The first one is the Tween/Teen club board, it is a surf shack/tiki hut and the other one is for all of the other two clubs (Read-to-Me and School-Aged), it is obviously an under water scene.
The Tween/Teen board took me hours to make because I had to staple hundreds of tiny pieces of paper to create the roof of the shack/hut. I had "Favorite Page #2" helping me with it when I started and I think he wanted to kill me. It took forever and a year, but I enjoy the way it looks as do my coworkers.
Side note: I have told all of my coworkers in the department that if they catch anyone destroying my boards that they need to kick the perpetrator out for a week on the grounds of destroying library property.
A website? What about a website? I visit tons of websites...
Hmm... Well, I just found this website: Oliva (à Paris) and I am intrigued by it even though it is in French and I have no clue what it is about. I know, I'm weird.
June 23, 2010
This is actually pretty funny because I just attempted to make Justin's grandmother's pignoli cookies. I say attempted because they totally didn't come out right, which blows because they are expensive cookies to make -- I must say that even though I failed at making them like Grandma's they still tasted good.
June 22, 2010
I love all arts and crafts... I sew, crochet, paint, draw, etc... I am the arts and crafts guru at work. I rock all of the craft demos that I have to make and I very much so enjoy making my own demos of other people's crafts to show everyone in the department that I'm the bestest -- My coworkers are the most uncreative people you have ever met. But yeah, Me + Arts and Crafts = Awesomeness.
June 21, 2010
- Golden Corral
- Dairy Queen
- CC's Pizza
It was really quiet even though the kids aren't in school because all the bad kids were banned for a week by our security guard. So, I should have a peaceful week.
Hmm... I don't know if this is a talent or not, but I'm a wealth of stupid knowledge. It is ridiculous how much useless knowledge is stored in my brain. At work I'm always spewing out random facts about things, thus my coworkers tell me I should be on game show like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998-Present).
I love facts. I guess it is a big reason why I'm a librarian.
June 20, 2010
I figured I'd use this as an opportunity to post the random pictures I took as I was leaving Governors Island and riding on the ferry.
June 19, 2010
New York State Breweries
Blue Point Brewing Company
Brooklyn Brew Shop
Butternut's Beer & Ale
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Defiant Brewing Company
Doc's Draft Hard Cider
Ellicottville Brewing Company
Empire Brewing Company
Fire Island Beer Company
Flying Bison Brewing Company
FX Matt Brewing Company
Great South Bay
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Hrlem Brewing Company
Ithaca Beer Company
Kelso of Brooklyn
Lake Placid Brewery
Long Ireland Beer Company
Middle Ages Brewing Company
North American Breweries
Olde Saratoga Brewing Company
Sackets Harbor Brewing
Sixpoint Brewing Company
Southampton Publick House
Southern Tier Brewing
United States Breweries
Abita Brewing Company
Arcadia Brewing Company
Bard's Tale Beer Company
Boulder Beer Company
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Crown Brewing Company
Elysian Brewing Company
Erie Brewing Company
Farnum Hill Ciders
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Goose Island Beer Company
Great Divide Brewing Company
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Heavy Seas Beer
Kona Brewing Company
Left Hand Brewing
Long Trail Brewery
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Mendocino Brewing Company
Nebraska Brewing Company
North Coast Brewing Company
Original Sin Hard Cider
Orlio Organic Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Otter Creek Brewing
Pabst Brewing Company
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Shipyard Brewing Company
Sly Fox Brewery
Stone Brewing Co.
Stoudt's Brewing Company
21st Amendment Brewery
Thomas Hooker Brewery
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Uinta Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
Wolaver's Organic Ales
Ayinger Brau Weisse
Birrificio del Ducato
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer
Strangford Lough Brewing Company
Colombian Power Energy Drink
Nestles Pure Life Water
Ralph & Charlie's Juices
Montauk Beverage Works
XL Energy Drink
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
I do not claim to know anything about art in respects to artists and pieces that aren’t super famous, but I do appreciate artistic expression. I personally love to draw -- All of the children in Drawing Club tell me I draw well, but the majority of them are in elementary school.
I guess my favorite piece of artwork has to be Vincent Van Gogh’s June 1889 oil on canvas painting Notte Stellata (Starry Night) which is housed in
I also love the drawing in Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s 1865 novel “
June 18, 2010
I had one person who was guilty of my biggest work pet peeve: People who go to the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) computer, search for what they want and then come up to the desk because they don’t know how to find the call number -- You have to click on the link!!!!!!
Another big work pet peeve is one that has to do with the OPAC is when they search the catalog to find what they want and they don’t change the location to our library, so they go off looking for the item and then they come over to the desk bitching because we don’t have the item on the shelves. Then I take the call number from them, I go look, get frustrated looking for the item (I get really annoyed when I can’t find things), then I got check the OPAC for myself and find out that we never had it to begin with.
In addition to people ticking me off our normal problem children where in and they decided they didn’t wanna listen to anyone today. So after my Department Head got fed up of asking them to do various things, the security guard got involved and he told them they had to leave, because of this lots of profanity was used on their end and the director had to be called down and their parents were called.
After work another pet peeve occurred, I went to Chipotle and the people in front of me had obviously never been to a Chipotle before and didn’t know how to order. I hate when people who have never been to a Chipotle are in line before me and they don’t know how to order and they screw up the flow of the assembly line. If you don’t know what you want when you get to the counter let the person behind you go, they probably know what they want -- Vegetarian Burrito Bol: extra rice, extra black beans, two scoops of green salsa, sour cream, cheese and guacamole.
Every time I hear "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole (1951) I cry. It never fails, I always cry because the song reminds me of my Abuela and she was the most important person in my life -- Thinking about the song right now actually makes me want to cry so I need to go.
Unforgettable though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more
Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too
June 17, 2010
After the most boring shift ever I went to see Erin. They just so happen to be filming for the movie Mildred Pierce down the block so we mosied on over to troll around for a bit. I took some pictures, we got to watch them film the same take over and over again and we got to see Kate Winslet from across the street.
And now that I've found it I wanna play with it, problem is Polaroid stop making instant film for 600 cameras in 2008 and everyone selling the film wants crazy amounts of money for it. Yes, I know all about the Impossible Project, but I wanna hear from someone that I should waste $22.00 for eight pictures because it is totally worth it.
My kingdom for Polaroid 600 film!!!
June 16, 2010
I love arts and crafts, so I love almost every book in the 745's -- For those of you that don't know the Dewey Decimal System that is the crafts section. Here are a couple of books that I enjoy very much so.
- I didn't even turn the copy machine on in the morning because it is temperamental and doesn't work 99.9% of the time -- Which means the old man turned the machine on.
- I don't own the copy machine... The library doesn't even own the copy machine, so there isn't really much we can do for you -- He was lucky there was .50¢ in the adult reference desk for him to have or he would have had to suck it.
- Why was in necessary to yell at me? I was just the person who walked up to the desk at that particular moment.
- There is no need for an "Out of Order" sign on the machine because we hardly ever turn it on. When people ask us if they can make copies on the machine we tell them to go downstairs because the machine is possessed by the devil.
Well, at least it was a bad work day. After work I went to Erin's house to pick her up to go shopping for a "Dean Box" because it was officially the end of her three year relationship with her boyfriend. After finding the prefect "Dean Box" we went to have dinner with Phil and Rob at a Japaneses restaurant, then we hung out for a bit after and filled up the "Dean Box."
June 15, 2010
My Department Head was weeding the picture books we own and she got rid of this one the other day: One of Those Days by Amy Rosenthal (2006). This book was super cute and had great illustrations (done by Rebecca Doughty) that describe different types of "those days." I think pictures of the pages that correspond with my moods would be perfect to use when I post an entry while in a bad mood -- Yes, I'm a dork.
June 14, 2010
After work was better. I went shopping with my mother, then I went to hang out with Erin who currently has a broken wrist -- She slipped on the tiles in her kitchen, you can guess what followed... Erin and I went view the movie set that is currently near her apartment -- I took some pictures of the set. Then we hung out with Nicole and Eileen for the rest of the evening.
Here are pictures from the movie set:
Today before I even got to work I was contemplating writing about the number one work hazard for librarians... Paper cuts. Then at work I was presented with the main cause for said work hazard... Stuffing reading club packets. Obviously, it was my destiny to discuss the matter with the world.
Paper cuts are no joke my friends. They are serious business. I currently have three and they hurt like mofos. In addition to being painful, they are expensive at the rate we get them. Band aids ain't cheap my friend. When you get three in the course of an hour and need to wrap 'em up time and money is wasted.
So, remember my friends, paper cuts are the devil.
June 13, 2010
June 12, 2010
The day started off with Justin's little sister's pre-school graduation and showcase. It was really cute -- Gotta love a room full of four and five-year-olds singing and dancing. After her graduation/showcase his family and I went out for breakfast at the restaurant that my sister & Nicole work at. Nicole just so happen to be working and I made plans with her to have dinner with Erin at this Cuban restaurant a couple of towns over.
When breakfast was finished I had to go to work. While at work I found out another set of kids were caught having sex in our auditorium. We are having a sex epidemic! It is like a sex crazied outbreak monkey has attacked the tweens/teens of my library. Honestly, I'm very hard to offend and I have my own twisted set of morals so it is pretty messed up that these kids have seemed to disgust me -- Missy is also not amused.
We also had anothr nuke go off in the picture book room. I swear to God I'm taking those toys out of that room when I go to work on Sunday. Screw everyone.
After work I went and had dinner with Erin and Nicole. We had a great Cuban meal -- I have very high standards for Cuban food because I'm half Cuban and my dad has taught my sister & I to be super picky about our food. I got to meet the owner and she was über nice.
By the time we got out of the restaurant it was after 9pm. I drove the girls home, dropped off the food my father asked me to pick up for him and drove to Justin's apartment with his dinner.
June 11, 2010
I took this photo the other day when I went for lunch at my favorite seafood market-restaurant. For some reason they have an old Ferris wheel next to the building near the water. It is pretty sweet.
June 10, 2010
Brian actually was sitting at my table throughout the course of the lunch portion and he was super nice. Our table had wonderful conversations on various subjects and Brian let us try his iPad -- I totally want one now!
I won a Scrabble game during the portion of time between lunch and Brian's presentation. I donated it to my job seeing as I have a pimpin' $100.00 wooden Scrabble board that Justin bought me two Christmases ago -- I f'ing love Scrabble!
His presentation was very informative and really very interesting -- I have a nice set of notes on my iTouch, with a list of new games Justin & I need to buy.
After the luncheon I actually had to go the library because tonight was my night to work. We had a pretty lazy night. We ordered pizza, I made and colored twelve Flat Stanley's for my trip to Europe and did some stuff for the summer reading club.