My branch needs two Pages. I’m surprised I didn’t mention this earlier because when I saw the announcement on our website, I geeked out a little bit.
So if you want library experience in a low stress position, Paging is where it’s at. Plus, I know the Page Supervisor and she’s mostly okay. :-)
P.S. I’m the Page Supervisor.
A few weeks ago, The Boston Globe reported that the Boston Public Library would be trimming down their collection. Trimming makes it sound like it’s a small amount of books, but 180,000 isn’t so tiny, perhaps purging is a better word. Of course not everyone is happy at this amount – I noticed that BPL recently bloggedabout their collection policy to answer questions of those who are concerned…
Last September, Boolicious and I went on vacation to Las Vegas and stayed at the Palazzo. The bathroom in our room was lovely, except for the digital scale. You can’t fudge the numbers with a digital scale and this one even measured body fat percentage and one other thing…water percentage maybe? I should not have gotten on that scale, but I did and was shocked/appalled by the number. That didn’t stop me from eating whatever I wanted when I was out there. I told myself I would fix things when I got back home.
Eleven months later, I haven’t fixed things completely, but I have made some progress. Not the amount of progress I want though. If I continue at my current rate, it will take three more years until I get to my ideal weight, which would be okay, but I haven’t seen any progress for a few months. I’m at a plateau.
I mention this because I’m reading Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay and in one of the essays she mentioned going to fat camp and watching “The Biggest Loser” and Skinny and stuff. Despite how she described her experience at fat camp I found myself wishing there was a place I could go for a month, where I would be forced to workout and eat properly. And then I thought, these places probably exist but cost lots of money (that I don’t have). I imagined going on a reality show like “Not Quite the Biggest Loser” or some show where you need to lose 30 pounds. I don’t know if anyone would watch that show for reasons Gay points out in her essay, losing 30 pounds is not the same as losing 100. Not enough drama and little empathy.
Anyway, if you create that show, I’d sign up. I might chicken out at the thought of being the subject of live tweeting on a Thursday night, but if the prize money was good…well…