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Thursday, October 06, 2005

A Day in the Life Of

As a librarian, you'd think my day would be filled with fun tasks such as cataloging books, arranging things according to the Dewey decimal system, and shushing people. Instead, I find myself in these outlandish situations. Take, for example, my latest trials and tribulations.

Let me set the scene for you: a middle school library straight out of the 70's. I'm talking orange rugs and pink walls. Zoom in on a large-ish salt water fish tank installed adjacent to the circulation computer. The fish tank is teeming with hideous marine life including 5 repulsive spider crabs, that will hereby be referred to by me as "nightmares of the sea". The water filter that keeps these underwater beasts alive is spraying salty ocean directly into my computer monitor. A half hour was spent yesterday attempting (and failing) to prevent my computer from becoming water-logged.

A quick check on the tank revealed that most of the furry crustaceans were scrabbling about at the bottom of the tank. There was, however, a small contingent of rebel crabs climbing the faux lighthouse. Mildly worrying. They seemed to be readying themselves for a coup.

Cut to today: the library is on Orange Alert with the crab watch. When I looked this morning, the crabs are twice as large as yesterday. Is there some radiation leak? Are they eating the other fish? Do they simply thrive on the positive learning environment I provide? I know not. But I do know this: they will soon be big enough to knock the cover right off the tank and take the school by force. I've brought in my bow. I'm prepared.

If this is my last post, know that I went down fighting.


Blogger Krista rocks hardcore!

You're hilarious! I loved your entry.
I used to work as a page in my local library but my job was never half exciting.

1:10 PM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Thanks! The library is a constant source of amusement to me...

8:50 AM

Blogger Hideous_Kinky rocks hardcore!

I knew somewhere out there was a conspiracy I could put my faith in. Your crabs have answered all my needs!!! I'm just not sure if I should follow them, or side with you... I guess I'd have to go with leg count. Eight legs just freak me out BAD. So how many legs do you have. Think hard now this could make you a very powerful ally, or a bitter enemy in the constant day to day struggle against the wretched spider crabs!!

6:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

My word verification is kwkaxhg - I think it's saying "Quick Axe Hag" as in, get an axe you hag and serve up some crab soup.

11:02 AM


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