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Oh hai, I survived.

So, school has ended. Still waiting for the grades to come in, but things look good and I’m optimistic! The past few days though I’ve been rather bored, it’s weird not having anything school-related to do, because even though I’ve accomplished several small things, I still feel useless.

My public library summer job starts tomorrow. I’m pretty apprehensive about it. I’ve never worked in a library before, and to be quite honest (which I wasn’t when I went for the interview! ;)), I’m kind of uncomfortable working with the public. Or at least, I will be until I get used to it. I have worked retail before, so it’s not like I’ve never dealt with wacky and/or unreasonable customers, but that was several years ago. I’m definitely looking forward to having a paycheck again, I MUST say. But I think it’s really important that I get this experience, so I’m going to grit my teeth and bear it through the uncomfortable parts. And hopefully I’ll enjoy myself in the long run.

What’s that place for again?

I had a funny moment this morning. I was on Amazon and added some stuff to my cart, and noticed I had left a few books in there from several weeks ago.  They’re not too expensive, but I’m trying to be more frugal so I checked out the used copies.

It took me about a minute to realize I could just check the bloody library. Off to WorldCat I go! Unfortunately neither are at my public library, but the university library has it. I’ll have to check what the deal is with checking out books over the summer, because I sure as heck won’t have time to read it before the end of the semester.

It’s pretty funny though. I used to be really bad about buying books (though moreso when I had a steady paycheque than recently). I would buy them, either on impulse to make myself feel better (retail therapy!) or sometimes I’d even have researched them beforehand. But I almost never read them. I’m pretty depressed about that actually. I’ve got shelves and shelves full of books, and maybe a third of them haven’t been read thoroughly, or at all. Honestly, it’s a lot of wasted cash. But I’m not interested in selling most (if any) of them because I would like to read them at some point. I just need to make a conscious effort to turn the TV off in my spare time, and make the time. And on top of that — don’t buy, borrow. I shouldn’t be sacrificing the money or space at this time in my life.

I can has teh spellings plz?

I happened to be checking my Flickr account, reading the FAQ documentation on Mobile phone uploads when I came across the spelling of “teh” in the FAQ entry, complete with link to Wikipedia. I think it’s pretty funny how certain l33tsp34k and LOLisms are becoming a part of the every day language (you should see my class and reading notes, full of “O RLY’s?” and “NO WAI’s” when I’m trying to analyze something critically). And actually, I was getting pissed off at MS Word the other day because while trying to take notes in class, it kept auto-correcting me. And yet somehow, I’m still capable of constructing a complete sentence with proper punctuation…

Then again, I’m also one of about three people I know who use complete sentences and proper punctuation while sending text messages. I also hate text messaging.

Oh hai, what duz this MEEN???

(This pointless entry brought to you by spending too much time in the graduate study lounge…)

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