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The “I can’t believe…” Generation

I’ve noticed this trend with gentlemen of a certain age here at the library wherein they basically act like masters of the universe and make outrageous claims and/or kingly demands of everyone within...

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Infrequently Asked Questions

I knew almost immediately that setting up a new and exciting e-mail (thatsurlylibrarian@gmail.com) would pay dividends. I imagined that these dividends would mainly be people telling me that they hate...

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The Good Doctor

Because I, A) clearly underestimated the amount of work I’d have to do for my practicum, and B) chose to do my practicum 35 minutes away from the town that I live in, I find myself in a crunch for …...

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Revenge of the Myth

I didn’t care for The Magicians by Lev Grossman at all initially. Not one little bit. I was primarily offended that in the book reviews on the back the overlying theme was that it was a Harry...

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Of Wild Rumpuses and Formative Literature

“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more … what I dread is … Continue reading →

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“Tampa…where the information is”

I’m attending my hooding soon, which is to say that I’ll be graduating from IS school in 10 days or so. If you thought I was getting promoted in a certain hate organization then we’d likely be friends,...

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The Hot Zone

In 7th grade my science teacher recommended that I read “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston for some reason. I can’t remember the context or curriculum that would’ve supported her choice in this matter,...

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In Memoriam

I had every intention of my next entry being about this guy that I had to kick out of the library for using a pushpin to punch holes in the San Diego section of a map of the Congressional districts …...

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Halloween

Fall has all but come and gone here in Tennessee and before I blink and we get to that Jan Brady of holidays, Thanksgiving, I wanted to drop you all a quick note. (Seriously though, can’t you imagine...

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Maunderers

Definition of MAUNDER 1: chiefly British: grumble 2: to wander slowly and idly 3: to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly I’m finally going to have to say something to the guy I’ve nicknamed Maunderer...

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