Hands up who has a Apple Macintosh and uses libraries. Me!!! I’ve just installed Library Books. A cute application that retrieves a list of your loans shows when they are due. It is very neat – sits up in the menu bar and when you click update in it’s dropdown menu, it links to your Library’s website and retrieves a list of what you have on loan – title, author, format and due date. There is a link from the menu to open the renew books page should any become due and a link to the catalogue so you can look up any thing you’d like to read. Simple and elegant. I emailed the developer when it didn’t work for my council initially and he fixed it within a couple of hours. I’m pretty happy with how it worked out.
Just read this story on the BBC’s website regarding the links between obesity and dementia.
I’ve always been a little frightened of dementia, during the year Joel and I spent apart before we got engaged, I worried about my future life alone – what would happen to me if I needed care? would I get support or would I end up as a street person? etc. etc. My over dramatic view of life plays a huge part in how I feel about this! Thankfully, my sister Lucy promised to make sure I was OK. Thanks for the reassurance Lu. Now it’s Joel’s problem.
Here is a pic of one of the Brilliant Ibis living at Perth Zoo. When I first saw how this photo turned out, I commented to Joel that it looked a bit “mecha”, like it was out of some anime. He later made the joke that it was actually a kind of cylon – the thirteenth kind! What is amusing me now is that I was just out on my morning walk with Max and saw a “willie wagtail” bird and it had the same look… it looked right at me like it knew I knew. I kept walking.
I’ve just got time to tell you that I lost another 400g on the scales yesterday – yay. I went to a library quiz night last night and didn’t get home till 11.20pm (l a t e night!)
I’m off to fix some breaky and get ready for work.
No Aussie iTunes store yet…
When I arrived at work today, it was with as Blur* would put it “with an enormous sense of Well-being”. I couldn’t wait to tell everyone what a great weekend I’d had. Recap: went to a wedding (Sarah – uni friend/another freak libarian), beauty appointment, Tranby house for lunch, afternoon tea with Joel’s Mum and Dad, visit to Zoo … a weekend packed with joyous events!
* I refer to the band Blur’s song “Parklife” for the uninitiated
You will understand then, that when story-time rolled round and there were 3 children waiting (I usually have around 20) I had a bit of a downer moment!!! Not that I let it ruin my day, but as I’m used to being ignored by much bigger crowds I was (and am) a little concerned – could last weeks storytime been that disastrous? It’s a good thing I won’t be there next week!
I had a meeting with Vanessa, who’s been acting in the job I will be doing for the next seven weeks. She gave me a rundown of the projects in hand and showed me the canteen (we had lunch together). The canteen is good!
I’ll just share the strangest reader enquiry I had last week – “where are the hobbies?” (An innocent enough question.)
When asked to clarify what interested the reader as per the reference interview (- a hobby could be just about anything after all: computers are found in dewey at 004-006, crafts 745, cooking 641, travel early 900s etc), she got all huffy with me and when I made some suggestions, jumped at them all – so I gave her a quick tour of the library pointing out areas of interest, hoping that we might hit on what she actually wanted.
I finished my desk roster after that one and didn’t see if she borrowed anything… I think her interest was in the craft area.
(One of the hardest things for me is coming up with titles for entries – now I understand why one of the other bloggers I like to read titles her “nothing” posts with Hello and the date.)