11 September 2009

List of Demands

Once again, I am blogging from my work desk on a Friday when I ought to be working, but whatevs. I have my iPod to keep me company and by typing the blog first in Google Docs I can at least look busy, so all's good. Wednesday night, I did my very first Tots program which is the storytime & crafts program for preschoolers. There were two parents, each with two kids, so hardly an unmanageable number of kidlets. I read a couple stories, one of which was very dull and I won't be using this morning when I do my repeat session. The theme of this week is red. Next week, we'll be doing green. I'm too excited to be reading Green Eggs and Ham next week. Heehee. Anyhoo, the Tots thing is alright, but I'm still nervous a bit. The boring book I mentioned was simply a picture of something red (or someone wearing something red) and on the facing page, "My hat is red" or, "my overalls are red," etc. I really wanted to say, "My face is red," because I'm certain it was. Maybe I'll be a bit better this morning. I'll have the kids point out red objects in the room before I start the story. That should take up a bit of time. I'm wearing a good deal of red, so that will give them some options.

For the first time ever this morning, someone asked me where I was on 9/11. This is obviously the question of this generation, as "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" was to a previous generation. I was in chem lab that morning. My teacher had stepped into the supply room to get something and then stepped back in and said the World Trade Center had fallen. My first thought was, "Whoa." Second thought: "So we get to leave school early, right?" That's probably representative of my insensitivity or my lack of desire to do any work or something. Oh, well. I burnt my thumb about twenty minutes later on a ceramic crucible. Hell of a day.

04 September 2009


Fridays I think are going to turn out to be my worst days at work. The greatest benefit is being able to listen to my headphones. Yay music! See, Friday is my day in the back--I'm to work in the (conveniently named) workroom and answer the phone so that the gals at the desk don't have to interrupt their work to deal with that. Cool. Whatever. Problem is that I don't really have a hell of a lot to do in the workroom. I think I may tackle reorganising my workspace, which could effectively use up today's time, but what about next Friday and the Friday after that? Yeah. I took care of ordering the audiobooks earlier this week. From now on, I'll know to hold that for Fridays. There's another company I need to make up an order for (from?). And there's a vendor coming later in the month whose wares I should look at before he comes, so I know what would be wise to choose. Also, it's my job to take care of programming. True, I've come up with quite a list of things to do but I'm dead tired and don't really feel like working. I purposely didn't check my email this morning so that I could do that here at work, but I've finished that and Reader so I dunno. I'd just be happier working out front, I guess, shelving and cataloging and doing circ work. I suppose that I could get to barcoding more Reference materials if I wanted, but that's such a monotonous job, really. I've got some magazines to barcode too. Okay, okay. There's plenty to do back here. I'd just rather not, that's all. I'm being a pain in the ass. It's okay; I'll get over it. However, I think this programming thing will have to wait until next Friday. It requires more concentration than I feel able to put forth right now. I only got about 3.5 hours of sleep last night, so I'm not at my best. And with that, I'm done with this blog. Rah.