Thursday, February 15, 2007

More adventures at the library

Today, when I went to the library to pick up my reserves and return some other books, I encountered a new librarian. I approached with caution.

Librarian: Hah, sweetie!

Me: Hi. I've got some returns.

Librarian: Ok, hon.

[I relax. But then...]

Librarian: Oh lawdy! Oh lawdy, this is so embarrassing. Did you check these out? You sure they're not your reserves?

Me: Yup.

Librarian: Oh lawd, it keeps telling me "X." Why is it telling me X? Why? [looks at the other librarian, who is yelling at a patron. Then she grabs a calm woman with red hair.] Why is it telling me to press "X"?

Redhead: [shrugs] I dunno. Press X.

[Librarian presses X.]

Librarian: [with a sigh of relief] Whew, there we go. That was so embarrassing! Lawdy.

Why, when I go to the library, do I feel like I'm entering the Twilight Zone? Oh well. I think it's only my branch, too. The other branches seem eminently normal :)

News on knitting. I decided I want to learn from the experts. I was encountering a roadblock with the Internet directions. I think I have the gist of it, but I want to make sure I'm doing it right. So I signed up for a class at a super-cute knitting cafe. It only meets twice, on Feb. 27 and March 6. I can't wait!

We trudged through the snow for dinner last night, but decided not to see Music and Lyrics afterward, due to the ickiness of the weather. We might see it this weekend.


Waspgoddess said...

Lawdy, that's funny... Can't help but envy you trudging through snow to reach your Valentine's destination...

We had quiet night in with simple home cooked dinner. And I got both champagne truffles (divine), lychees and a poem he had composed himself (well, it was a Haiku, but beautiful nonetheless). What more could a girl want?

Bearette24 said...

That sounds lovely. I hope the lychees were hand-peeled :)

Anonymous said...

At least your library visits are memorable. Think of how many librarians go completely unnoticed in the world. These ladies certainly have your attention.

Shanshu said...

Libraries can be scary. That's why I only use them when I have to, which is normally when I need to eat a $2.99 lunch from Wendy's.

His suzy said...

A knitting cafe! What a neat idea!

Bearette24 said...

Shanshu - yeah, if I didn't use it I'd be spending $50k a year on books ;) which i don't have.

Suzy - doesn't it sound fun? i can't wait to go!

Elsa said...

You've got the worst luck with librarians. At least your experiences make for intriguing stories.

You'll have to let me know how the knitting classes are. I can't wait to hear all about it.