Sunday, April 26, 2009

This Weekend Was For the Birds

In all senses. The sinus ick I had dragged me to rock-bottom Thursday; Friday and Saturday were a slow, up-hill climb. Head full of snot = for the birds.

The Byrd Theatre Foundation had a fund-raiser showing of Hitchcock's The Birds. A fine, creepy movie, marred only a tiny bit but the younger folks laughing at -- surely not the fact of violent death, but by the catsup-y-ness of the special effects? Plus, we got to hear the Mighty Wurlitzer.

I was just well enough this morning for a leisurely bit of birdwatching by the river. Some highlights:
palm warbler, black-throated blue warbler (pictured below and here), blue grosbeak, ovenbird.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ref Desk Random

State tax forms

Study room

Meeting room

Meeting room

Luncheon of the Boating Party / Vreelander. In reaction to my scanning her card, my PC shuts down the catalog. Nice. Well, that's what the "extra" PC at ref is for -- whew.

Helpless computer user/job seeker snags co-worker, not me, for assistance!

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

At the Byrd: Mall Cop

Friday, April 10, 2009


(By the by, when did it become, not .gov?)

(shout out to EM for the news)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Saturday at the Ref Desk

- Did that man really just burp at me?

- What is that poster that Conspiracy Theory Man is sneaking into the lib.?

- Teen girl enters the library and announces "I hate the library."

- Little boy and adult chaperone (grandma?) are having heated discussion: He didn't want to come to this dumb old library anyway - wants to play video games. I find books on the Constitution that the adult wanted him to have. He finds book on guns and begins turning pages gleefully: "My step-dad had this one! And this one, and this one. . . ."

- Books on women in the Bible for a college-level paper.

- What's my card number?

- Helped various young people with Teen Treasure Hunt.

- Helped Chatty Cathy hunt down today's paper. Actually, it may have walked out the door. . . . "People do that?!"

- Complain to maintenance about the cold; 3 hours later someone comes and restarts boiler.

- Fighting with photocopier.

- Computer class sign up.

- Learn about Nooma from friendly man who asks all kinds of questions as I try to ILL them for him.

- African-American books for teens; I get to hand out the snappy new list a co-worker made.

- Woman complains about computer logging off (after the 2 warnings it gives) before she was ready.