Friday, May 30, 2008

The library attracts crazy people

The library attracts crazy people. Yes, it's true. The craziest of the craziest utilize the library, but it makes my job way more interesting. :) 

Take for example, I-Don't-Know-How-to-Use-A-Computer-Even-Though-I-Took-A-Class-On-It-And-I-Insist-On-Paying-My-Bills-Online-Lady... IDKHTUACETITACOIAIIOPMBOL for short. ;-)

Now, IDKHTUACETITACOIAIIOPMBOL comes into the library almost every day to use the computer. At my library all patrons can use a computer for up to an hour a day. Every time this lady comes in, she is trying to do something with her Macy's account. At least thats all I've ever dealt with with her. It's always the same, she looks back over at the reference desk and asks for help. And then you're just sucked in for the entire hour, trying to explain to her how to do something. The other day she was trying to log on to her Macy's account to pay her bills, it asks for her user id and password but she doesn't remember it. She says that she doesn't have a user id and password so she goes to the page to set up a new account. After entering information into each line, she looks back over her shoulder and asks me if that is right. How the hell should I know if your address is 123 I'mDumberThanAPileOfBricks... safkjsld;fjsd. Anyways. she finally fills out the page and clicks enter and it tells her that there is an account already attached to that email address. She doesn't understand what that means, so....I tell her. It looks like she already has an account set up. By this time I wanted to stab myself in the eye with a pencil. But, I calmly advised her to call Macy's and I walked away, it was all I could do it save myself!!!

In other news, I went to the A Day in Pompei exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum today with the family. It was totally cool I really liked the body casts. Check it out if you have the chance. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

How I spent my Memorial Day Holiday...

So this weekend was the grand Memorial Day Weekend. If I was in school it would be the last 3 day weekend before the end of classes, it was just enough of a break to get us through the end of the year. But I'm in school, instead I worked all weekend and had Monday off, even though I don't work on Mondays and I usually have them off. I did get a few more hours of vacation time out of it an thats good.

So on Monday my good friend Jessi came over and I introduced her to the joy that is "How I Met Your Mother" It was LEGEN-DARY!!! Actually it was pretty fun, minus the 2 hour breakfast at IHOP because everyone and their mom decided to go to IHOP on Memorial Day. Go figure.

After breakfast we settled into my couch and put on the boobtube. How I Met Your Mother was great as always and Jessi was hooked SCORE!!

After I made a delicious early dinner of miniburgers we finally turned off tht TV to hit the road.

The road to where you ask? Well the road to Chula Vista so we could go rock out at the Police and Elvis Costello show.

It was awesome. Elvis Costello was very down to business, he walked on stage and promptly started rocking out and didn't stop for an hour. None of that chitchat stuff, just pure rocking.

The Police were great, Sting is growing a beard and it looks silly. They are all kind of old looking which is sad.

After the show we headed home and watched more How I Met Your Mother.

All in all, a good Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Intro and the Truth

So I guess I should start out by saying that I am not a teenager nor am I a librarian. But I've worked in the library since I was 17 and I plan on going to Library school once I graduate with my BA and the name just sounded catchy. So sue me.

I'm a 21 year old Liberal Studies student in California. I've been working in my local public library system since I was 17. I started as a page and did that for a year and a half. Then moved to a clerk position for 2 years and now I'm a library assistant. I love my job and I can't wait to graduate with my BA and head to Library School.

This is going to be my new blog about my work and my life. Hopefully I'll update it more than the other blogs I've had.