Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The only kind of book "defacing" I'll allow... Shaq-Fu Edition

"How you doin'?"

My supervisor found this gem in the stacks last night while weeding.  He wanted to take it out from behind the book cover, but I told him it was too good and he decided to leave it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Part-time Scheduling Win...

Being an underemployed part-time library worker has some benefits, especially for my co-workers.  Anytime one of my them needs to swap a shift, they know that if they ask me, 9 times out of 10, I will say "sure."  I don't mind the scheduling changes, there's rarely any conflicts with my tutoring.

So when my branch manager asked if I could switch Saturdays with her, I told her go for it.  Later on in the week, the Board of Supervisors decided to make Friday, July 5th, a paid holiday which means that I get an extra long weekend, can't argue with that!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lock, Stock, and Two-handed Weapons at the Library

I took this picture last week, while doing my normal walk-around.  I'm going to have to pull a Dwight Schrute and start hiding random weapons in the library.  Maybe a nice foam shield in the reference section, a Nerf gun behind the info desk, or maybe keep a loaded Supersoaker in my cubicle.

On a related note, if you like documentaries, I would suggest watching 'Darkon' which is about LARP-ing.  I'm not into LARP, but this documentary was well-done and kept my interest.  I had to watch 'Role Models' afterwards because who can say "no" to the king, Ken Jeong.
Kiss the Ring

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mid-Year's Resolution

Last Saturday after work, I went to my friend's house to use her garage and her brother's tools to install a hitch to my car.  The master plan is that with this hitch, I will attach a bike rack, attached to said bike rack will be the mountain bike that has been sitting in my basement for the past 3 years.  I won the bike for free and people thought that I would have sold it as per my usual hustle-mentality.  But I decided to keep it and paid to have it put together by a local bike shop.  I reasoned that it would be good to have a non-gas dependent mode of transportation just in case, you know, the world goes to sh*t.

With the hitch and rack, I no longer have an excuse to NOT take the bike out to the trails.  The installation took 45 minutes longer than usual, because I'm a dummy and rushed through it.  Fortunately, with my friend's help, no one needed medical attention and the only injuries sustained were mosquito bites.  Here's to a summer of being more active outdoors!

Also, how anticlimactic was the season 3 ending for Game of Thrones!??  As I was watching it, I kept looking at the clock and told myself, "They're surely going to show Joffrey's wedding!"  NOPE... They should have saved the Red Wedding for the season finale to really screw with non-readers.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Rains of Castamere...

Some people seem to be all pissy about last Sunday's Game of Thrones episode.  How do you think all the readers felt reading that chapter line by line??  I'm glad I read the whole series last summer, I know what to expect and it still doesn't ruin the show for me.

It is nice to see how they translate the book to the show.  There are inconsistencies but they are minor enough that they do not ruin the whole experience.  Well, except for the part where Catelyn seems to have actually cared for Jon Snow.  I have come to really hate her character in the book and when the episode showed her talking about trying to like Snow, I had to instant message my friend and double check to see if that ever happened in the books.  It didn't and Catelyn is still a b.

I cannot believe that the last episode of the season is upon us already.  It's going to be an AWESOME episode!