Friday, March 20, 2009

Flyers Win!

Hey, the U. D. Flyers men's basketball team won their first-round NCAA tournament game, for the first time in 19 years. Yay, I'm happy about sports for the first time in quite a while. Sure, I still have some reservations about how the University is being run these days, but the team is still Dayton's team, and I'm still a Daytonian. Now if my alma mater, Wright State U., can just get it together it will be really great in our town. Go Raiders!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Me - Arms Merchant!

Wandering around the Internet a while ago, I ran across a quote that cheered up this librarian wannabe and disgruntled centrist no end:

Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides.
-James Quinn

Don't know who James Quinn is, but he has said at least one really clever thing. I found it on the Nancy Pearl Action Figure website,, and I may need to buy a figure to repay them for that quote and others on that web page. I love that thought; as a librarian I stick strictly to no side, not even the middle, impartially providing everyone whatever they think they need.

I have been amazed lately at just how much I like the library, and the possibility of me being a librarian. I have always liked being helpful to people, and one thing that was hard to come by in information technology was having someone say "Thanks!" It did happen; I had some really good people to work with at U. D. But it is an everyday occurrence at a reference desk. God, please get me a reference job soon. Thanks in advance.