Tuesday, October 30, 2012

odd stuff

As many of you may know, I work at a public library. And I love it, don't get me wrong. But, what many of you may not know is that there are some weird happenings in libraries. I can testify first hand.  And because I have this knowledge, I feel it my civil duty to share it with you. ;) What goes on behind the scenes in public libraries....

One day over the summer I was walking through fiction to pull a book for a young lady, one of my friends actually. Along the back wall we have a bunch of window bays that people use for reading and studying and such. As I walk by one of the window bays I witness a man exercising.  And I'm talking like major exercising. He was doing stretches and push ups. In the library? It was one of those things that you see and have to do a double take to make sure you actually saw it.

Sometimes I feel that people think the library is a living google search. I get odd phone calls and questions sometimes. Such as, what is the answer to this crossword puzzle? Or, do you know how to put minutes on a go-phone? What district is such and such high school in? Who is Scarlett's best friend in the movie Gone With the Wind? Where can I rent a projector? How do you restart your iPhone after locking yourself out?

Not long ago I was working the night shift and my coworker, Kim, and I had stepped away from the information desk for a moment. When we return she says, "Oh look. We have flowers." Sure enough, we each had a single, pink rose bud at our work stations. Weird.

So these are just a few of my strange library excursions. Funny stuff!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I stole borrowed this post idea from Miss Tessa Hall over at Christ is Write. Check out her blog; it's wonderful. She's been doing this post for the last few months and I always thought it was a really neat idea. So I thought, why not try it out.

Currently Reading...

  • Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
  • Jenny B. Jones books...she is fantastic.
  • Rob Bell books...he's also pretty super.
Currently Watching...
  • Doctor Who. Lots and lots and lots of Doctor Who.
  • Castle. Season five has started. Excited!
Currently Listening To...
  • Needtobreathe The Reckoning
  • Tenth Avenue North The Struggle
  • Way-FM Radio. The Wally Show is the best.
Currently Working On...
  • Anatomy and Physiology homework. Tests and papers are coming up!
Currently Sipping On...
  • White Chocolate Mochas...but I'm going to try out Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte soon as well.
  • Fiji water.
Currently Looking Forward To...
  • Wednesday morning coffee and Bible study with my dear friend Bethany.
What are you doing here lately?

Friday, October 19, 2012

So I have this friend. And she's pretty much amazing.

Emily and I met through our blogs close to two years ago.  We started e-mailing and chatting on facebook...all the time.  You know, tell-tale signs of total best buds. ;)  But there was a bit of a downside to our friendship...12 hours of drive time separated us.  We didn't let that stop us though.  A couple different times we started planning trips to get together and meet in person.  They never worked out though.

But!  Last week...a week ago today in fact, we were able to meet, for the first time, face-to-face.
Talk about a neat experience!  This one definitely makes it to the top of the list.

We met at Cracker Barrel first and had breakfast together.  The first time we saw each other my family and I were on one side of the Cracker Barrel porch and Emily and her family came around the corner on the other side.  We kind of fast-walked to each other and hugged and smiled.  Epic, movie worthy stuff there, I'm telling you.
After Cracker Barrel, we went to the mall.  They had a Barnes and Noble, a Starbucks, a movie/music store and a Bath & Body Works...which equals a pretty fantastic time.
{We found these in Barnes and Noble and thought it great photo opportunity.}

So, to Emily...
Thanks for meeting me.
Thanks for putting up with my Doctor Who obsession.
Thanks for praying for me.
Thanks for being the macaroni to my cheese and the peanut butter to my jelly.  (Hehe!)
Thanks for being my bestie.

{Photo credit to my dad and Emily.}

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dear Florida,

Dear Florida,

We're back!

{Photo credit goes to my dad.}