Friday, May 23, 2008

covert operation underway

I'm taking the camera to the library today. I have to be sneaky when taking photos because the reference manager gets a little paranoid - "Why are you taking pictures of the books? what are you doing?"

I fib and tell her it's for my family overseas, that they want to see where I work. I can't very well tell her it's all going to be blog fodder. (my mom doesn't even know about this blog, do you think I'm going to tell my boss?)

Any requests?

18 comments:

Lydia said...

after being a patron at that library for 30 years...nothing surprises me.

Thirdpower said...

So many NSFW suggestions running through my head.

Breda said...

3rdPower - either you have an extraordinarily dirty mind or you haven't been to a library in a long long time. ;)

phlegmfatale said...

I want to see a photo of the homeless guy who sits at the computer and fiddles with his laptop device.

kaveman said...

I wouldn't mind seeing some wierdo with jiggly ropes of snot hanging out of his face enjoying a nice cool swig at the drinking fountain.

It's friday Breda and I'm feeling feisty, hope ya don't mind.

Breda said...

phlegmmy - chances are good.

kaveman - I'll be on the lookout!

Michael Hawkins said...

humour my wierd fancy, but could you take a picture from behind your counter looking out over the entrance?

Breda said...

Mr. Hawkins - your wish is my command. I'll post the results tomorrow!

David said...

I'm a sucker for nice big library tables where you can spread out the piles of books you're researching/going to read. If you have some of those I'd love to see one!

Breda said...

sadly, david, we don't have tables like those. Small-ish round tables only.

Christina LMT said...

Phlegmmy had the balls to request what I was too chicken to...so please add one more count for the homeless dude...

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

If they ask about he camera again say you are taking pictures of people reading seditious literature so they can be turned over to the proper authoorities when the Revolution comes.

Weetabix said...

I'm not a long-time enough reader to fully know all the preferences you've chosen to share, so I don't know if this is your gig, but how about a picture of some books that are as good as and in the same style as Pride and Prejudice, but not by Jane Austen?

Failing that, how about a photo of the most attractive light fixture in the place?

Ride Fast said...

A picture of a DVD patron being thrown out of the library for making noise flipping through the DVD's would be nice.

Doubly nice if he or she is in mid air at the time.

Hunter said...

Oh yeah, how about a photo of the shelf of doom, the shelf in the workroom that was once organized,but now looks like an earthquake hit office depot?
Failing that one, how about the break area?

doubletrouble said...

I guess I gotta got w/the kaveman on this one. Your post about that *ahem* person had my antennae up as I think I’ve seen the same guy at the library I used to frequent on my lunch hour.
Jus’ wonderin’…

Geoff said...

I want to see the thematically organized new book shelves to appreciate Breda's subtle wit.

Anonymous said...

Your mom doesn't know about this blog? Unless she is seriously diysfunctional, I'd let her know about the charming, intelligent woman you have become!

You are the best judge of this....but I'd make sure you have considered it deeply.