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Friday, April 27, 2007

Busy Bee

Sorry for the non-post this morning, but if you understood how much work I have all of a sudden you wouldn't hold it against me. We had the brilliant idea to hold a book drive to bring in "gently used" books to the library; apparently I didn't realize the lengths to which these competitive children would go to to win a pizza party. Seriously, some of these kids gave me hundreds of dollars worth of books in exchange for maybe two slices of cafeteria pizza. Part of me feels badly about this, the other, more rational, part understands that these children have more books and more money at their disposal than I will ever have in my lifetime.

Of course, if all the books are like this one, then maybe I'm overpaying them with pizza?

Seriously- when is this book from? 1974? What kid is reading that?

I guess maybe I should have realized the book drive would end up like this. These children really, really like to win- i.e.: the magazine drive when they pretty much whore themselves out for weepuls.

Anyway, please pardon me for being so out of it this week. As it is, only three classes have brought their books down to the library so far- that's out of 30, mind you- and there are already over 200 books. So as you can imagine I've got cataloging up to my eyeballs. And did I ever mention that cataloging is one of my least favorite parts of being a librarian? Because it so is.

Happy end of week. Have some fun for me!

7 Comments:

Blogger L Sass rocks hardcore!

Oh man, did I love the weepuls. What freakin' genius invented those? What deep-seated psychological need to weepuls meet? Someone needs to do a study on the magazine drive.

12:36 PM

 
Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

What is a weepul? Am I missing something here?

The best part of being a librarian (and I speak from my experience of working in one for OJT) is the joy of getting to put books aside and read them.

Hey, is the 4th summer of the pants good? I'm thinking of reading it but don't know if I want to buy it.

1:49 PM

 
Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

Hooray, I hate cataloging too! I will not get all technical about that - I don't want to reveal how much of a dork I am.

Also: I hope you snuck some of those books out to me. Because DUDE - I want to hold a book drive just to see what I get.

2:47 PM

 
Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

Omigod, I want that Harlem Globtrotters book. I'm whistling the HG theme right now as I type!

...and I just knocked over a lamp trying to spin a basketball on my finger. Damn.

9:21 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

l sass- It's contagious, too. I was absurdly excited when my parent volunteers would sneak me the weepul of the day. Seriously, am I 8 or 28?

CDM- Do Midwesterners not have weepuls? They're little fuzzy things with googly eyes that you get for selling magazines. They're also extremely, horribly addictive. As for the 4th summer of the pants, I really enjoyed it, but I decided not to buy it for a middle school since it has some "adult" situations.

W- Yeah, thank god for InfoCentre and its zMARC function. If I had to do MARC records on my own I would've lost my mind long, long ago.

Ace- Why can't I think of the Globetrotters song?! I just keep getting the whistle part from "Don't Worry, Be Happy" in my head when I try to remember it.

11:31 AM

 
Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

I think I would read that book, just based on cover art alone.

8:29 AM

 
Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

I'll whistle it for you next time I see you. But the DWBH whistling is not far off.

9:03 AM

 

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