Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sleep paralysis incident this weekend!  I woke up, and for the first time since I was a kid, had my eyes open.  (It was unpleasant.)  First, I heard what sounded like a cabinet door in the kitchen slam shut.  Then someone running down the hallway toward my room.  Then a light went on and off.  Then...silence.

My absolute first thought was, of course, that there was a demon.  I mean, could that have been more Paranormal Activity?  Then I figured it was Marshall doing who-knows-what, but when I asked him the next day he insisted he never got out of bed.  I checked with everyone else, even though I figured no one else would be running around the house.  The only alternative was sleep paralysis.

Which is kinda weird, since I never actually felt paralyzed.  That, coupled with my second visual hallucination in my entire life (the first and previously only one being when I was five, and I woke up to a little girl's face a few inches from mine, staring at me), still has me wondering just a bit if it actually was sleep paralysis, but I can't think of what else it would be.  Brrr.  I do not need to be seeing lights go on and off in the middle of the night.  No thank you, brain.

Friday, November 19, 2010

OMG you guys, so.  I got to witness our first PERMANENTLY BANNED PATRON today.  It was hilar.  I guess she comes into the computer lab every day.  To get on a computer, you MUST have your card.  And she is constantly "losing" and replacing her card, and then trying to use her kid's card or one of her old declared-lost cards, and getting snippy with the lab workers (of which one is Laura).

So today she tried to use her kid's card, and the lab worker at the time (not Laura) wouldn't let her get on, and she was rude to him and he was a little rude right back.  She comes around to get a new card - and she had her ID and paid the dollar replacement charge, so we did it - and wants to complain to a supervisor about the lab worker.  We let the supervisor know, and the patron explains the situation as though he was rude to her for no reason.  The supervisor goes back to talk to him and he tells her the full story.  The supervisor calls down the branch manager to talk to the patron.  The patron is told that she needs to be respectful to the staff, and that if they tell her she cannot use someone else's card, then that is the rule, and she has to abide by it.

And she GOES OFF.

Otherwise the library is pretty quiet.  All of a sudden we hear, "GO TO HELL!"  The branch manager, the circulation supervisor, and the patron come around the corner, and she is just absolutely freaking out.  "I DON'T HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOU, YOU BITCH.  AND YOU, YOU'RE A BITCH, TOO.  YOU CAN'T BAN ME.  I WILL BE COMING BACK.  I BOUGHT A NEW CARD."  And so on and so forth. 

If she comes back, we get to call the police.  Fun!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

So I finally, officially start work on the 16th.  Today I turned in my time sheet and formally resigned as a substitute (in that I went, "Um, I won't be subbing anymore, JSYK.") - and that felt really good, let me tell you.  I'm going to try in lots of writing in the next week, because soon I will be working the good ol' 9-5 and won't be able to just chill at Starbucks every afternoon.

The weather has been positively scrumptious round these parts; today it got up to 77!  On November 9th!  So I went over to Gamps today, and mulched some leaves, and then we just sat outside in the sun, and it was v. nice.

New website: Damn you, autocorrect!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New October Media

37. On, Off, Colleen McCullough. 10-6.
38. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins. 10-9.
39. Stolen Innocence, Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer. 10-20.
40. Too Many Murders, Colleen McCullough. 10-30.

36. Red (2010). 10-18.
37. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010). 10-24.

Television Episodes
360. 30 Rock - 5x02 - “When It Rains, It Pours.”  10-2.
361. How I Met Your Mother - 6x03 - “Unfinished.”  10-4.
362. Glee - 2x03 - “Grilled Cheesus.”  10-5.
363. Raising Hope - 1x03 - “Dream Hoarders.”   10-5.
364. Running Wilde - 1x03 - “Oil & Water.”  10-5.
365. Caprica - 1x10 - “Unvanquished.”  10-5.
366. Modern Family - 2x03 - “Earthquake.”  10-6.
367. 30 Rock - 5x03 - “Let’s Stay Together.”  10-7.
368. The Office - 7x03 - “Andy’s Play.”  10-7.
369. Fringe - 3x03 - “The Plateau.”  10-7.
370. How I Met Your Mother - 6x03 - “Unfinished.”  10-6.
371. Glee - 2x04 - “Duets.”  10-12.
372. Raising Hope - 1x04 - “Say Cheese.”  10-12.
373. Running Wilde - 1x04 - “The Junior Affair.”  10-12.
374. Caprica - 1x11 - “Retribution.”  10-12.
375. Modern Family - 2x04 - “Strangers on a Treadmill.”  10-13.
376. How I  Met Your Mother - 6x04 - “Subway Wars.”  10-14.
377. 30 Rock - 5x04 - “Live Show.”  10-14.
378. The Office - 7x04 - “Sex Ed.”  10-14.
379. Fringe - 3x04 - “Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?”  10-14.
380. Caprica - 1x12 - “Things We Lock Away.”  10-19.
381. Farscape - 1x06 - “PK Tech Girl.”  10-21.
382. Farscape - 1x07 - “Thank God It’s Friday, Again.”  10-21.
383. Lie to Me - 1x06 - “Do No Harm.”  10-23.
384. Glee - 2x05 - “The Rocky Horror Glee Show.”  10-26.
385. Raising Hope - 1x05 - “Happy Halloween.”  10-26.
386. Raising Hope - 1x06 - “Family Secrets.”  10-26.
387. Caprica - 1x13 - “False Labor.”  10-26.
388. Modern Family - 2x06 - “Halloween.”  10-27.
389. The Office - 7x06 - “Costume Contest.”  10-28.
390. The Walking Dead - 1x01 - “Days Gone By.”  10-31.