29 April, 2004

No surprises

My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I'm off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don't understand.

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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So I'm not the 'Children's Librarian', I'm the 'Child Librarian'.

I can live with that, my wife always tells me it's like she has four kids!

28 April, 2004

Projectile Vomiting - latest Olympic sport dominated by Librarian

This was the subject line of an e-mail I received today.
And it is true, while showing a visiting author around the local area I managed what has to be my personal best. I went through 36 hours of complete and utter vomiting.
I couldn't keep water down. Now you may think, bad news take a day off work and let someone else give this guy the tour. The problem is we were 400km from my place (and about 1500km from his) and we had small children to impress with our ability to do writing and literacy workshops.

So the day went like this...

Hi I'm Paul Stafford and the man vomiting into your class' wastepaper basket is a Librarian (at which point I wave, then fall asleep in the corner).

At first I thought I was hung over, as Paul and I had been out drinking the previous night. You know two 30 something guys away from their wives forgetting theyíre not 19 any more.
But, "I don't remember drinking enough to feel like this" is the cry of all blokes that next morning.
However it turns out I was in fact down with a virus, and I'd like to thank Dr Helen of the RFDS for the late night callout and the nice drip load of drugs she put in my arm to make me well enough to fly out the next day.

It was a great tour, and I look forward to seeing the photos.

23 April, 2004

Get off my soddin' Hovercraft

We've been dishing out trespass notices the last few days to patrons who insist on beating the living shite out of each other as an alternative to simply booking the TV and video.

Now the trespass notice which we get to serve must be left over from the 70s or something, because it states that people aren't allowed back on our property, or boat, car or our hovercraft. But how often would anyone need a trespass notice for a hovercraft?

This is a Government form letter, where you cross out the bits that do not apply, but I am now thinking of spending my entire 2004/05 budget on a small hovercraft just so I can tell these people to get off it!

05 April, 2004

School Holidays

The kids are taking a bit of a break from school at present. And as such there are a whole mess of the little critters running around on my floor.
I'm thinking of putting down baits.

Although my workmates tell me that "that's not the right attitude for a Childrenís Librarian"
They might have a point.

In all honesty, I do like children,
although I can't eat more than one a day

no, no, no bad librarian!

I mean to say....