At Home He's a Tourist

He fills his head with culture/ He gives himself an ulcer.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Catalog your home library with Library Thing.

Turning the Pages at the British Library.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

How to respond when an attractive woman approaches and asks, "Can I show you any fetishes?" Yes, I was looking at a display case of kachina dolls in a Santa Fe gift shop, but it still took me a second to recover my composure. The trip west was enjoyable, though even after four days in a row of New Mexican cuisine my father never got the perfect enchilada he was hoping for. I read in the Santa Fe paper that the fast-growing south side of town is breaking ground on a new library--something to keep track of during my job search.

As I mentioned a while back, D.B., our aged and increasingly forgetful acquisitions clerk--a technical services Miss Trixie--is retiring next week. The open position has proved to be quite popular. Two student workers and L.L., the former cataloguer who left to start a doomed jewelry business, have expressed interest. In a public forum I feel constrained not to give my opinion regarding their chances.

I gave up on the breviary. It takes up too much time for anyone not in the cloister (or unemployed). I found myself racing through the Psalms auctioneer-style. However, I'll probably use some of the readings to supplement the Daily Office.