December 30, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 303...

Shopping & Crêpes...

I was off again from work today (Because I have to work tomorrow) and so I ended up spending the majority of my day hanging out and shopping with Erin and Nicole. The three of us went shopping for shoes (I have yet to find a pair of silver heels for the wedding), tanning (Well not Nicole obviously because she is pregnant), out for Chilean food and etc.

After a long hard day shopping I headed over to Justin's mother's house so that we could all have a belated birthday dinner of crêpes -- Which are always yummy. We hung out at there for a while before heading back to his apartment to set some things up for our New Years Eve get together tomorrow night. And that was my day...

December 29, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 302...

Thrifting, Babysitting & Movies...

I had another one of those jam packed days today. It started off with waking up at Justin's apartment because his birthday is today, but he had plans to go play video games all day in Connecticut (I don't even wanna get into it...) so I took him out to dinner last night... Blah blah blah, I saw him for all of an hour and a half before we went our separate ways for the day.

I ended up starting off my day by making a trip to one of the thrift stores I like to frequent to look at their selection of LPs. I got a handful, nothing super exciting but I did have a lady asked me at check out what I did with the old LPs and I just looked at her like she was stupid and told her that I listen to them. Do I look like some weird LP destroying hipster artist or something?!


Next stop of my day was back to my house to drop off my crap and get my cameras so that I could have them for the rest of the day. While I was there I noticed that the results of my Civil Service exam was in, so I waited for my father to come back home to open it. I got a 100% (Yes, out of a 100...) and you can bet there will be a celebration at some point.

After all of that excitement I made a beeline to the house where Erin was babysitting our friend's kids. I walked in to find a puppet theater set up and Erin pretending to be a French horse named Jacques. Obviously they made me get behind the puppet theater and I opted to be a shy Jewish monkey named Esther and a "violent" giraffe from New Jersey.

Eventually the children got hungry and we forced them to leave the house to go to McDonald's and the library to pick out some movies (You know I just love going into the library on my day off...) to watch whenever they started to get bored again. Before heading back to the house I had Erin drive to Burger King® to get me fries (I can't eat the ones at McDonald's) and then we made the trip back.

Once back we watched TV, made rainbow cake pops, painted nails, had a glow stick party, played pin the tail on the donkey and danced before the mommies came home. When the mommies finally arrived we busted out wine and hors d'oeuvres and hung out until Erin and I had to leave because we had a date with Phil to see Tintin.

I drove to Phil's to pick him up and we drove to the horrible theater that Tintin was playing in. We bought our tickets and went to a near by restaurant to have a quick drink before heading into the movie.

Once the movie was over (FYI: It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great) I drove Phil home and Erin back to her car because it was still parked outside of the house we were babysitting at earlier.

And that was my day...

December 28, 2011

Sushi Date...

Miss Erin came to visit me at work today (When isn't she visiting me at work...) because we had a sushi lunch date planned for this brisk afternoon. She got to the library a little before 1:00pm and waited around until someone actually arrive at work because I had been alone all morning because "Julia" called out sick.

The minute my Department Head arrived I ran away for my glorious glorious sushi date -- We haven't had sushi in a while so it was a super happy thing for both of us seeing that we can each devour crazy amounts of sushi. We each ordered and ate too much sushi in my hour lunch break and then we headed back to the library so she could download stuff to her evil evil eReader. While she was doing so she ended up teaching my Department Head about the game Angry Birds and had her playing it at her desk. It was kinda funny.
Eventually she left and now I am again alone at the Reference Desk because my Department Head ran away on her own dinner break. I cannot wait for 5:00pm.

Sweet Little Visit...

I just had the sweetest visit from "Favorite Volunteer #2's" little sister. She ran up behind me after I was helping someone to give me a hug. She is just so sweet and awesome, she is actually one of the truly good middle school aged children that I have to deal with (I believe that 95% of middle schoolers are evil and that there is 5% that are still descent humans). She stood around and chatted with me for a bit and then I helped her pick out an armful of books for her to read for the rest of her winter break. Then she had to run because her father was waiting for her downstairs. I love little visits like that.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 301...


I throw a bunch of clean clothing on my bed and what does Nella do? Jump right into the middle of the pile.

Fighting To Keep Detroit Libraries Open...

Library Articles...

E-Reader Help From New York Public Library
Group Fights To Keep Detroit Libraries Open
Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War
Lakeshore Library In Metairie Reopens With Updated Approach
25 Films Chosen By The Library Of Congress To Be Preserved

December 26, 2011

Yet Another Thrifting Trip In Instagram...

As I mentioned in the previous post I went to the thrift store today with Erin and her ex-boyfriend. And as always, I took instagram pictures of the awesomely weird crap that I came across...