Archive for August 31st, 2006

Darn you Pluto!

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

So it turns out Pluto is a liar. Everyone thought it was a planet, but in reality, it was just a big (but not too big) rock. I think it was decided that Pluto is not a planet because:

1) Its too small

2) Its orbit goes around Neptune’s, which I guess is a no-no for planets. We don’t want any kissing planets. They must only orbit around the sun or its a no go for planethood.

This makes me mad. Why couldn’t the nice little scientists keep everything nice and orderly, just like it was before. Next thing you know, they’re going to tell us that there’s another planet past the ex-planet, Pluto… doh! They have discovered another planet past Pluto, and it looks like its bigger!

Now I’m going to have to go through all my space books and chuck out anything that mentions Pluto. That should be easy. Luckily, some of the librarians had a discussion about it, and in the words of one of the librarians, “unless it has a chewy caramel center”, he’s still counting it as a planet. I think that’s a lot more reasonable than tossing all our books on space. Fhew, that would have been a lot more work than I was ready for.

Your job is now to go to the library and read books about our ex-planet planet, Pluto! If it has a chewy caramel center, it should make mouths happy!

Darn you Pluto!

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

So it turns out Pluto is a liar. Everyone thought it was a planet, but in reality, it was just a big (but not too big) rock. I think it was decided that Pluto is not a planet because:

1) Its too small

2) Its orbit goes around Neptune’s, which I guess is a no-no for planets. We don’t want any kissing planets. They must only orbit around the sun or its a no go for planethood.

This makes me mad. Why couldn’t the nice little scientists keep everything nice and orderly, just like it was before. Next thing you know, they’re going to tell us that there’s another planet past the ex-planet, Pluto… doh! They have discovered another planet past Pluto, and it looks like its bigger!

Now I’m going to have to go through all my space books and chuck out anything that mentions Pluto. That should be easy. Luckily, some of the librarians had a discussion about it, and in the words of one of the librarians, “unless it has a chewy caramel center”, he’s still counting it as a planet. I think that’s a lot more reasonable than tossing all our books on space. Fhew, that would have been a lot more work than I was ready for.

Your job is now to go to the library and read books about our ex-planet planet, Pluto! If it has a chewy caramel center, it should make mouths happy!

Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

so much depends
upona red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

More of my weirdness.

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Let me set the mood.

I somehow mentioned that I would put on DDR programs at other libraries for $100. I’ve gotten quite a few requests, which is nice because we are going to Disneyworld in January and it would be nice to have some extra money. Plus I’d like to buy an mp3 player with a hard drive so that I can 1) listen to my whole collection of cds 2) listen to audio books, and 3) have pictures of Jack at the ready.

So there it is, I am given $100 to go around from library to library and make a fool of myself and let the teens play DDR.

Today I went to Fairport. If you remember past posts, I applied for a job at Fairport. I really really wanted this job. And I didn’t get it. Therefor I really wanted to make those people at Fairport jealous. Really jealous. I wanted them to think I was this super-cool, put together librarian that knew what she was doing. My husband and I had figured out what the best settings were and how to set everything up. If it had been a PS2, there would be no problems, however I was using a PS1 that belongs to my sister, and I’m still not completely sure of the settings.

I spent about 30 minutes working out the settings, and then a couple of times in between players. I saw that Betsy stopped in once, and some of the other librarians stopped in a couple of times. I tried to give off a cool/laid back vibe, but I’m not sure how well I did.

I did meet a woman from the Pioneer system, (who I didn’t know was going to watch the program) that wanted to get ideas for bringing DDR to her library system. She asked me quite a few questions and I eventually gave her my business card. That was pretty neat.

I’m not too sure what Stephanie thinks of me, I guess I’m pretty consumed with making a good impression on other librarians. I really work on being involved with and well liked by other librarians.

Well, even though I felt like an ass, I know that the teens had a really good time. I think Stephanie’s going to get one for Fairport. Quite a few of the teens even said that if she buys one, they would come back every day! I would say that was a hit with the teens.

Beginning to fall asleep at the laptop. Time to go to bed. Good nighty-night.

Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

so much depends
upona red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.