Despair, Inc.

My dad introduced our family to a wonderful company called Despair, Inc. a few years ago.  They started off selling demotivational posters like the motivational ones you’ve probably seen a thousand times.  Now they sell all sorts of stuff, and as someone who has received a backorder notification from them, I can say that all…

Dilbert and Me

I often feel lucky as I sit in my cubicle.  It’s a nice cubicle, really.  There’s plenty of clean storage space that I try to keep as empty as possible for whatever reason, an under-cabinet light so I can have some semblance of control over the space, and a comfy chair that spins pretty well. …

Love the Library!

It’s safe to guess that since I’m a librarian, I love libraries.  True, true.  But for whatever reason, I was never a big library user before I was in one 40+ hours a week.  The thrill of borrowing books has nothing on the thrill of taking new books home from the store to keep forever…

The Stacks Have Ears

Sometimes people make fun of me if I don’t know something off the top of my head. “You’re a librarian.  Shouldn’t you know that?” I laugh about it with them, because of course I don’t know about the eating habits of Amazonian lizards, or whatever it was they asked about.  But today, I learned that…