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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Why, Middle School? Why?!

I went for a walk yesterday afternoon after I got out of work. The sun was shining, it was warm and breezy, and Mother Nature was calling my name. Little did I know, it was actually Satan himself posing as Mother Nature calling my name; as soon as I hit the road I started feeling ill. My head was pounding, I was sneezing my face off, and I was uncomfortably hot.

Either I am dreadfully out of shape or that damn Claritin is worthless. And I've been going to the gym, so don't try telling me it's the former. Also, Frisbee starts next week and I can already tell it's going to be quite amusing wheezing my hay fevered, winter-weighted self up and down the field. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this Zyrtec that Chris brought home is going to be the magic allergy pill to get me feelin' all kinds of wonderful.

Yeah, if you can't tell? I'm kind of a mess this week.

This morning I also broke up my first fight. It wasn't really a real fight, like the kind in the teen high school movies where people get smashed into lockers and onlookers chant and cheer them on. It was more like a little Asian kid quietly punching a scrawny white kid in the back of the head behind the library stacks. I happened to be walking through and caught them, barked out orders for them to go sit outside the Assistant Principal's office, and had a little freak out as to what might have happened if I hadn't caught them. Oh yeah, and I also sent another kid down there because he was rude and disrespectful.

For real: don't mess with the NPW today, kiddos. I've had about enough. Like, enough for the rest of the school year. Which is only five weeks away. Do you think I'll make it?


Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

You'll make it! Despite what Aaron says.

10:37 AM

Blogger 3carnations rocks hardcore!

Very few fights break out in this office...Um...None, actually...Unless you count verbal...No one ever breaks those up

10:54 AM

Blogger L Sass rocks hardcore!

The 13-year old inside me trembles in fear, NPW!!!

Once again, I am so glad to work with grown-ups, even though they sometimes BEHAVE like middle schoolers.

11:11 AM

Blogger Kelli rocks hardcore!

It's still crazy to me that I'm at an age where my friends are the ones breaking up fights instead of running away to tell someone else that "so-and-so hit so-and-so and Ms. NPW saw!"

I hope Claritin kicks your allergies butt. The Bond girls need you at the 007 meeting!

11:33 AM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

Also, you should talk your school to sending you to BookExpo America.

Where we could drink.

12:13 PM

Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

You should have sneezed on the kids. That'll show 'em. And yes, you should totally go to BEA. I'll be there to, in my "real person" disguise.

1:12 PM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

OMG - BEA blog meet-up!

NPW, now you *have* to come.

1:29 PM

Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

Really? Claritin is not your wonder tonic? I love that stuff.

Also: so not becoming a school librarian.

2:33 PM

Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

If I was a thirteen year old kid, I would so just laugh at you. Seriously, how do they take you seriously? (Yes, the bookended "seriously"s were intentional.) I would shoot spitballs at you all the time.

5:52 PM

Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

I don't think I will make it either. Five weeks seems a LONG way away!!!!

4:46 AM

Anonymous LaLa rocks hardcore!

You should have cracked their teeny little skulls together.

6:07 AM

Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

Love the idea of you breaking up a fight!!!!!!!!!!!!

they should give you a tazer too!!!

7:52 AM

Blogger stefanie rocks hardcore!

Wow--you're like a librarian crime-fighting superhero! Your kryptonite? Pollen. :-)

By the way, did you know Batgirl was a librarian? (I'm sure you probably did.)

8:41 AM

Blogger beatricebomb rocks hardcore!

i thought you would totally enjoy this.

the most awful book

9:12 AM

Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

I just blogged about that same naughty horse today!!!

9:57 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!


I just laughed so hard I cried. All alone in the library. That horse book is the best thing I've ever seen. EVER.

10:15 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

No, wait... maybe the last picture of the Daddy horse frenching his daughter is the best...

10:23 AM

Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

Um, Zyrtec. Hope it works for you. I am in the few 100's that are allergic to it. Good luck.

You rock. Good for you for stepping up and inspiring the fear of NPW!

12:24 PM


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