Monday, December 7, 2009

Wondering Where I Work

A man with a folder just walked up to the desk at my work and informed me that he was "trying to get up to the library where the computers are." Of course I politely informed him that the 4th floor would open at 9 o'clock, at which point the "Upper Floors Open at 9 a.m." sign will be moved to indicate that the upper floors have opened. What I was really wondering was, if you're trying to get to the library, then where are we now, and where do I work?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Son of a &?%#@

I have a new problem with Son of Stitch 'n Bitch. Of course there's an obvious omission of a needed apostrophe for the d removed from and, but that's common enough that it's almost acceptable.

When I pulled it from the stacks this morning for an eager yarnster, I noticed something else on the cover. Something that is not okay. There's a reversible, two-color, double-knit scarf still on the needles...just one problem: there's only one working yarn! Green yarn there like it should be, in front of the needle, ready to purl because the green side is facing the back, but now brown to bee seen anywhere. I guess I can try to pretend that the ball is under her left arm, and the tail behind the arm against her body, but it's going to be tough.

Wish me luck.

Yes, I know I have problems.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Beer Guy

Summary of an interaction I had last week:

A college student walks up to the desk and asks for a biography on an American from anywhere between 1604 and 1863, and it can't be on George Washington. She gives me a blank look when I joke with her that only some of those books will actually be on Americans and shows no interest when I tell her that the only distinctions we make on the biographies are the African American stickers that are found throughout the collection. So we begin browsing the new biographies because the collection is smaller and I don't want her to feel overwhelmed. After finding a few that don't really fit the time period quite right (she wants to go ahead and get the book on the woman born in 1865 ("It's only a couple of years off), not really getting that her professor may just fail her without considering her work after she took so little care in selecting an appropriate subject. Then...she has an idea of her own: "Sammy Adams!" she exclaims, "He invented that beer, right?" I immediately rushed over to the catalog terminal and wrote down the call number for the only biography we had available on him and insisted that she go upstairs to retreive the book from the older portion of the collection.

Friday, July 31, 2009

KnitPicks Zephyr Knitting Needle Set Giveaway (8/21)

Who doesn't like a chance at free stuff? And knitters need a little hope once in a while to support that expensive yarn habit...

Go to Things Moms Like to enter to win a set of KnitPicks new flexible acrylic interchangeable needles!