Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Will the Dixie Chicks Shut up Already!

I just finished reading the Time interview with the Dixie Chicks. You know, I could really care less what Ms. Maines says about the president. He is irking me a little bit lately too. But what turned me off 3 years ago was what seemed like catering to a crowd to sell more albums and on top of that another celebrity actually thinking I give a shit about their political beliefs. I don't. I don't care what Streisand or Affleck or Clooney or any of these civic minded (ha ha!) individuals has to say in that arena. It is like once they become famous enough, they think the public actually votes based on what they say when in actuality, many people I know do exactly the opposite. What does a comment like "We are ashamed the president is from Texas" or whatever she said have to do with the music they were playing? Nothing because the last time I checked they did not exactly record socially concious songs. I was actually about to buy whatever album was out at that time and then she had to ruin it so all I heard was political crap when I played her music and that is not what I want to do when I listen to my music.

So, if you have not read this article, it is basically a liberal "journalist" (are there really any more of them out there) blathering over how wonderful they are, so anti-establishment, willing to speak their minds. It basically ends up coming across as 3 selfish, patronizing women who apparently are always right. They never make mistakes and everything they say is correct. Maguire not only disses Toby Keith (who they have a sort of feud with) but Reba who I was not aware had made disparaging remarks about the Chicks. Robinson says they ask theirselves now what would Bruce Springsteen do, as far as a talk show, would he do the View? No, so niether are they--ok, being that they have only been popular for about 8 years, I think comparing yourself to Bruce is a bit of a stretch! Oh, and did you know that Ms. Maines skipped school in high school to show that she didn't get caught but all the Spanish kids did so the truancy policy was racist? God, she has been soooooooo active in the immigration debate that it is totally believable that this spoiled little twit skipped school for such a noble cause and not because, you know, she did not want to go! Oh and when the reporter mentioned something about this album might tank, Maines said something to the effect that she was not ready to ride coach again. And they were also having some type of discussion about which one of their nannies were going to get some on tour this summer. Nice classy stuff. I certainly won't be buying this album...and this isn't called censorship Ms. Maines, it is called my freedom to not listen to something I find in poor taste.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Silly Patrons!

We had a pretty nice Memorial Day Weekend. I have decided to give weight watchers another shot and get rid of this extra 10 pounds that seems to have made a comfy home on my body. Emma has a molar coming in so she was a joy and, of course, where would be with the requiste bumping of the head and face continually all weekend. Poor Em, she must have bopped her skull on 4 different occassions. Claire is on the potty training trail so hopefully we will be able to report success in the next few months. She has been asking to go more frequently and even went when we went out to eat for the first time this weekend! It is so funny what can get you excited with kids!

Anyway, so I come out to the desk to weirdo grunting man and Connie Francis, who has thankfully left the building after going on a diatribe about how much paper he has in his apartment and they (who they is I am not quite sure!) told him he had to get rid of some of it and blah, blah, blah! I can stare right at my computer, cause occassionaly I have to work, and he will not shut up! Dear God man, leave me the hell alone!

So the first call I get is someone who needs the number to the Zachary library. The EBR library system feels the need to put their number in the yellow pages and no one has figured that out yet so they call us all day long to get these numbers. Three college degrees and bascially all the phone calls I get are transfers or someone wanting a phone number! Anyway, when one wants a phone number shouldn't one have the proper writing implement in hand to take down said number? Apparently, this would be logical and the people who call are not. They ask for a number and when I begin to read it, "Wait, wait! I need a pen!" Did you not just call me to get a number? Why don't you have a pen???!!! And then a lady coming in wanting a book on travel...and doesn't say anything else. So I ask "what about travel?" And she answers, "You know in Georgia." Ok, if you want travel books on Georgia, why not say "I need travel books on Georgia" and not I need travel books????!!!! Dear God, I need a valium and a drink otherwise there be some serious ass kicking going on! I mean really people, are ya that stupid that your questions can't be formulated in ways that will give you the info that you need and crave??!! Throw me a bone here! And God help me if the nut case that can't control his gas comes in today! He must have farted 4 times when I was on the desk, loud explosive ones. I get off the desk at 2:45 and leave at 4 and in that hour and 15 minutes, he managed to make all 20, 000 sq ft of the first floor smell like total ass!

Calgon take me away!

Friday, May 19, 2006

I Never Thought I would Say this...

Ok, those that know me know I absolutley detest Britney Spears. She is white trash, dresses like it and is married to it! And while I think she is an idiot relating to the child's car seat(every mother knows that the seat faces backward until the child is 20 pounds AND one year old, not OR), the newest debacle the media has placed her in makes me feel sorry for her. I know there have been many times where I was holding one of my kids and holding a drink and tripped. It happens to everyone. It is called multi-tasking. The press is making too big of a deal about this. She was trying to get through the crowd, she tripped, end of story, leave it alone. God help me if every minute of my life were under a microscope. I am sure someone would see me having a brain fart moment too!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Poor Bear Bear!

I had a relaxing Mother's Day until 11:30am. That was when Claire's face morphed into Angelina Jolie's for just a few hours! Jerry was swinging the girls in the double swing which hangs from a branch at his parents house. There was another branch close by that was broken so when he swang them high, the rope for the swing got caught on the broken branch and when it realeased it dropped the girls several feet. Both were screaming hysterically. I ran over and grabbed Emma because Jerry was trying to get both of them out which doesn't work tha well when both are freaked the hell out! Emma calmed down so I went to see about Claire and noticed blood was pouring out of her mouth. Ok freak out time! Her face had apparently hit part of the plastic swing pretty hard and pushed her top teeth into her gums which made them bleed but did nothing to her teeth, thank God! She also bite a hole on the inside of her lower lip. The top one was pretty swollen and bruised but subsided after awhile. Of course the nurse says no salty or citrus foods. We go over to my brother's later and we are having crawfish with lemonade! And she ate them! You would have never thought it, but the 2 1/2 year old LOVES crawfish! I thought it would be to hot, but she begs for it everytime we have some.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Stupid People!

Ok, I have been on the desk since 12:30pm. It is now 1:55pm and I have only had 2 calls both of which were from stupid people. Some guy is stupid because he was very rude from the get go. Instead of politely asking a question he begins with rudly begins a diatribe how he wants to ask a question but on our website when you click on ask a question it goes to a default email which he doesn't have, blah, blah, blah, why can't I request a book if it is in and there is a request item button, bitch, bitch bitchy, blah. Shut up old fart! Maybe if you would have been nice I would have helped you more. Stupid Ass! Then the next lady calls and asks if we have any books on how to make a purse out of a cigar box. Why would you want to do that? Of course, after I said that I seemed to remember some when I was little I think maybe at my Grandmother's house. It is still kind of nasty and trashy. We didn't have any. Go figure.

Thank God We Have the Flowers!

Ok, so my euphoria over the job has diminished somewhat with the realization that I still have 1-2 months in this hell hole. We have some new patrons that oh, so make my day. Stinky, dirty white guy who basically reads the different atlases and reference books all day (I mean ALL day 8am-5pm), crazy black guy who wanders around the library in search of a paper and pencil but never uses them. I saw him coming in today wearing long pants with a pair of boxers on top of them. Nice and classy. Then there is crazy, stinky black guy who goes into the foyer in front of the conference room on the first floor, spreads out all his papers on the floor like it his own personal workspace and turns on his portable tv to watch the local news. Then another guy who is also carrying every personal paper he owns as well as a large metal stick (I am not asking why he has a large metal stick, and as far as I know it is not a weapon!). So weirdos #1-4 have been accounted for today. I am sure by days end #5-10 will have shown up as well.

I am sure some of you may be perplexed by the title of today's post. Well, I will tell you, it is in reference to my boss- the grinch. I call her this not because she acts like the grinch but rather looks like him. The Dilbert Principle could completely be applied to her--you know "the most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management." God, I love Scott Adams!

She is such a dolt! She will sometimes refuse to sit at the reference desk, a gig she only has to take 1-3 times a month when someone is sick or out, because she has SOOOOO MUCH work to do! Whatever. Our department as a whole has way too much busy work. REALLY stupid shit that is so monotonous and time consuming, absolutely unnecessary and boring! I truly don't understand why everyone in the reference department has to go through all of the serial publications which contain bookreviews and everyone looks at the same ones! Why don't you split it up and everyone has a different one to look at. We don't get these journals routed to us until last and by that time we either already have the book or it is on order. Why have I just wasted my time scouring this crap when it has already been purchased!

Anyway, her mountains of work keep her from the desk, but she has time to make flower arragements, while at work, and other decor that goes with the holiday or time of the year at hand. Stranglation would be so easy but I really don't want to go to jail. She is sooooo not worth it!!

Fun weekend ahead--getting the girls pics taken tomorrow, crawfish boil for the twins who are now 21 (how is that possible!) and then steaks for lunch on Mother's Day and crawfish again for dinner! Whoopee! I love me some crawfish! One of the best parts about living in Louisiana is definately the food!

More later.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


I got it, I got it, I got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I am soooooooooooo excited! I got the job! It is a private high school here in BR. Summers and holidays off to spend with my babies, hopefully work that is meaningful and keeps me on my toes! I am sooooo happy! This is just the type of job I have been looking for! I have told one person at work b/c I just cannot contain myself!!!!! Ok, I need a snack. All this excitement has made me hungry!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Just Another Lazy Day at the Library!

Well I was hoping to put off posting until I had my second interview, but I went to an interview at a local private school for a librarian position a week ago, was suppose to go back yesterday for the second interview but the asst. principal had to reschedule so I will be going in on Monday morning so everyone pray (or hope or whatever ya'll do!) for me because I REALLY want this job! It is just what I am looking for and I wouldn't have to go through the teaching certification thing. For those of you that don't know, to be a school librarian at one time you had to be a certified teacher and have your MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science). (I know--you did not know you needed a Masters to be a librarian. Correctamundo! If you do not have a MLIS you are a library paraprofessional, not a librarian.) Anyway, the teaching certification is becoming a non-issue and my first interview went so awesome I am really hopeful.

So in other news, we are going mad crazy to get Emma's party together. Yes, our little pixie is going to be one tomorrow. Last year at this time I was calling Mouse crying my eyes out because my Dad had just taken Claire since I was going in the next day for a c-section. And now Claire is talking up a storm and Emma is walking (just started last week!). Of course we had drama yesterday. Claire was standing over Emma who has kneeling down looking up at her big sister and Claire dropped a full 8 ounce bottle of water on Emma's face. The bottle made a perfect cute right along her orbital bone under her eye. I almost had a heart attack. Once she calmed down and the bleeding stopped all I could think about was "crap!" Birthday Party(and a 1st one at that!) and pictures next weekend and she is going to have the biggest bruise on her face or a stitch and the damn party was suppose to be a splash party! Luckily the doctor said it did not need stitches and he just cleaned it real good. She of course was fine after the intial hit and once she calmed down, just wanted to play. She did not like, however, the cleaning of the cut. We had a very mad little baby!

So hopefully, I will have news of my interview and pictures from the party next week.