Monday, July 20, 2009

40 years ago today. AMERICA did it first, and, as of today, we are the ONLY nation to send men to the moon and bring them home safely.

However, we are a humble nation, too. So the plaque left by Armstrong and Aldrin reads:

“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”

God bless America!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

trying to find a site

where you could subscribe to their email list and each Monday they would send you a silly reference question submitted from real librarians.

I used to share these with my co-workers when I was a reference librarian, but now can't remember the site. Well, when you are 950 years old, sometimes the old memory banks go blank.

Assistance, please?

"The Director"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Harry Potter" Day July 15

Many of my staff are behind me on this, and will be adding "Harry Potter" related items to their attire tomorrow.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

Now, where did I put my Hogwarts belt buckle???

"The Director"

You know what bugs me??

My new boss came in yesterday, and said, "oh, by the way, several of your 'women' came over last week to complain about you. [The HR director] said she told them to 'grow up'."
Me: What did they say?
Him: "Not important. Just remember it's NOT about YOU, it's about THEM."

uh, no. If they are complaining, I WANT TO KNOW what they are saying. It IS important to me that I know. that was part of the problem before.

But anyway, the bugging part. I'd only been working at that point less than four days (short week due to 4th of July holiday) -- Why can't they bring a complaint to ME instead of running to the city/county manager? A guy has a problem, comes in 'Hey, Bill, got a minute? Something bothering me about something" and we hash it out then go out for a beer. Not women, they have to be more underhanded about it. They don't want to hurt your feelings by telling you, or risk reprising the 'war between the sexes'.

Now I don't want to generalize, but this is the SECOND place in which this has happened. And both times, the staff said "Yay! We need a man in this place, too many women", then they complain to the Manager that the 'Man' they hired does not act more like a woman, and they can't work like this. (paraphrasing, since I don't know what this group -- or how many there were -- actually said.)

Oh, come on. Why can't we all just get along? It seems my worst feelings of foreboding were not unfounded after all.

"the Director"

Monday, July 13, 2009

National "Embrace your Geekness" day

Celebrate heartily. I was going to send this in binary, but I'm NOT that big of a geek. Well, big enough to THINK of it, but not to do it.

"The Director"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New post from new job

Well, second day on the job. That's all I'm going to say about that.


Director II: The Return!