icepixie: (Fraser/Thatcher doorway)
I was checking overdue notices on the computer this morning in the ILL office. (I love how every time I go in there I get to do something different. It's great.) I ran into one from Calcasieu Parish Public Library, and immediately thought, "That has to be...yeah, Louisiana. How did I know." Ah, Louisiana, you and your Frenchness.

It's kind of fascinating to see where in the country/world all these materials for our patrons come from. We seem to get about 30% from libraries in Florida, at least out of the ones I've processed. Most of the rest come from nearish states (Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina), and there's an occasional oddball from somewhere like Wisconsin or California. And there's all the Project Athena stuff from university libraries in the state. Sometimes the locations are more interesting than the books themselves. (We seem to be having a run on cookbooks and math/physics texts at the moment.)

Anyway, that was my morning. Well, that and trying to get a possessed stapler to work. And I did it all with the chorus of "Northwest Passage" running through my head. Thank you sooooo much, due South. *glares*

Speaking of which, [livejournal.com profile] theusual, a quote for you I forgot to mention in an earlier post: "Ha! Danger. As if those pencil-necked geeks in Industry, Trade and Commerce would know danger if it jumped up and pierced their spleen with an ice pick." - Meg Thatcher, "Mountie Sings the Blues"

I thought you might appreciate that.

Spring!

Mar. 5th, 2007 07:05 pm
icepixie: (Cut flowers)
Daffodils are springing forth!

Okay, they sprang forth a while ago in the neighbors' yards, but ours appear to be a relatively late-blooming variety, and so they've only started blooming today. Today, a day which was nice and warm, and which as far as I can tell is the first day of the real spring, instead of the false spring we had last week before it got cold again over the weekend. I know, I know, I just jinxed myself and will wake up to a blizzard in the middle of the month, but right at the moment, the ten-day forecast claims we'll have 60s and 70s for as far as the eye can see.

It makes me want to get out and take pictures again. I haven't felt like that since November.

Mmmm, no more winter. I like the idea of that. I need to move to Florida or somewhere without a winter. Of course, this does put us closer to mosquito season, and my legs still haven't healed from the assaults of the past few years. It looks like someone beat with a baseball bat, I have so many scars from past bites. Argh.

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Like the good little dS fan I am, I got myself some books about Canada today while I was doing my volunteer hours at the main library. (Speaking of which, an interesting fact I overheard the other week: there is someone out there in the world--not necessarily in our system, because I was in the inter-library loan office when I heard this--that has $270 in outstanding library fines. I just...what did they do?) They should be fun. Of course, I've also got my big stack o' Byatt to go through...not to mention the fic recs everyone gave me last week...and the fact that I totally ordered the last dS boxset the other day...

Hi, I'm an addict. And now that I've addicted [livejournal.com profile] rowdycamels to the show, she's gone on and is working on dragging [livejournal.com profile] sleepingcbw into the fold. I hear that Slings & Arrows took a similar path.

I'm a fandom addiction fairy FRANCHISE!

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