Thursday, June 25, 2015
I've been trying to be good to myself lately. Every time I workout and start to think "ugh, I wish I wasn't doing this" I try to make a conscious effort to thank myself for being there and remind myself that I'm there to help my body. I've been getting acupuncture done lately and while laying on the table I repeat "Good job, body. We're doing good things!"
Is this a totally normal thing to do? I don't know. Maybe not all the time. For me, right now, it is.
But I think the quote above is a pretty good idea of how to live your life. And certainly the way I'd like to live mine. I want to eat great food without being concerned about calories (within moderation or with exercise of course!), I want to jump off the end of the dock into fresh cold lake water, I'd rather fill up days with adventure than regret sitting at home, and I'd like to make sure people know I love them.
Last but not least, I'd rather be weird than boring.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
People fart in the library pretty often. It tends to be the same people over and over, which I can't really understand? Are they doing it on purpose? Is there a medical issue causing frequent, uncontrollable farts? I don't know...regardless, I'm always pretty grossed out when it happens.
Here's the thing-- no one ever acknowledges their farts! No "excuse me". No "Whoops!". No "I'm sorry." Nothing. There's one guy who is a regular farter that I'm fairly convinced just doesn't care. His are too loud and long to assume he just can't hear himself do it. He has to at least have some sort of sensation going on that would clue him in? I've always thought that I would apologize/excuse myself if I passed gas audibly in public. But today I started to question myself.
A woman came in and about 7 feet from me let out a rather loud, quick fart. It stopped her in her tracks. I knew she had realized what she had done. At that point, she quickly walked away to another corner of the library. Which got me thinking that maybe she thought that if she just ignored it, I might not know where it came from? Oh I did. Don't get me wrong. I know. But I think she was really just going for plausible deniability.
I'm now questioning what the hell I'd actually do if I farted in public.
Like really seriously questioning.
And that's the sort of day I'm having.....
Friday, June 12, 2015
A patron just asked me if the library offers seminars about copyright law and Fair Use...I said that we didn't..he proceeded to say "well don't you think the library has the responsibility to inform people about these things??" I said "I do think it might be an interesting program to offer if there was a lawyer willing to come talk about it? Unfortunately, as librarians, we're not legal experts so we aren't really qualified to explain the ins and outs of copyright law and Fair Use to people? "
He proceeds to give me a quizzical look..I said "Does that answer your question?"
"To be quite blunt- That answer was a cop-out!"
ummmmm....I don't get it...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
There are always books I don't get around to reading, even though they've been on my To-Read list for ages and ages. A lot of the time they even get to the point of being made into movies and then I see the movie and think "Oh man, I really want to see that! But I need to read the book first..." and then I end up not doing either for years....Example: This is Where I Leave you by Jonathan Tropper...Labor Day by Joyce Maynard...
This year, I started a winter reading program at the library called Cozy Blanket Bingo and it's made me really start to focus on the books I've had on that To-Read list...Here's what it is:
I'll admit, I've only gotten one bingo since I started (the program runs for 3 months) but I'm inspired to keep going. There are some books that I seriously should have read by now-- any Jane Austen (I know, I'm a terrible librarian..I've never read anything), Lord of the Flies, Olive Kitteridge, Cutting for Stone, 1984, Life after Life, Goldfinch, the list goes on and on and on....
I'm about to finish Lisa Gardner's newest book Crash and Burn, which is entertaining as always. I love her books and I'll almost always reach for a thriller when I want to read for pure pleasure. Next up is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I've been on the hold list for this FOREVER and I've yet to hear a bad word about it. Although, now that I look at my Bingo card, it won't help me much..whatever...
I know you can't really win any prizes for joining in on this Cozy Blanket Bingo (there were some good prizes too!) but if you're stuck in a reading rut and need a nudge, here ya go! Try something outside of your comfort zone (graphic novels are more interesting than you may realize and they only take a couple hours to read) and I think you might be surprised at how much you like it!
That being said, I am going to stay up past my bedtime, read some great books, and enjoy every single minute..