Monday, January 17, 2011

so srs schtick

We're not that mean. We just really want the books back, you know.

Pearls Before Swine

People say to themselves, "PUH-lease. It's not like I'm going to get arrested for overdue books."

Oh, yeah?

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random thought:

Yesterday, I received quite a few emails from online friends telling me about this comic and so many of them said that it made them think of me, the librarian.

And whenever something gun-related pops up in the news (like the recent AZ shooting), everyone at the library says it makes them think of me, the gun owner.

So I am known for being a gunnie librarian, neither of which I could have predicted a decade ago. I was so sure I was going to be a sculptor.

How did life surprise you along the way?

14 comments:

ViolentIndifference said...

Personally I think people have better lives when there are surprises.

Alan said...

What I do for a living didn't exist ten years ago.

Jay G said...

I never in a billion years thought I would be a writer of any stripe...

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Ten years ago I was working on being an engineer. I never dreamed I'd be married to a south african vet, a pilot, and own an antique plane I love turning wrenches on... life's a crazy adventure, and each year brings more surprises yet.

I'm glad to know you as an online friend, and I shall always try to return my books on time!

David said...

I wrote my first program in 1968. Although I initially went to school for an EE degree I've been working with computer software in one form or another ever since. Guess I found my niche early. :)

Old NFO said...

hehehe- Glad I didn't send that email, obviously others did... Life IS a journey Breda, what we do with it and it's little sidetracks are up to us. Obviously, you are successful, married to a nice guy, and have quite a following in blogsphere... Who knows, maybe your 'next' sidetrack will take you back to sculpting!

Sailorcurt said...

How did life surprise you along the way?

In the words of one of the stickers on my motorcycle helmet:

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself."

Groundhog said...

You really should have had a character version of you on the Firefly series :) Just ad an eye patch and you would have been the most bad arse librarian in the Rim...

misanthropic777 said...

Oddly enough, I get the gunnie librarian thing too. I'm expecting much commentary when we head back to school this week.

instinct said...

Never had a direction until a few years ago, now I'm married and my wife is pregnant with our first child.

Yeah, it's an adventure all right :D

Mike W. said...

If you'd told me 10 years ago I'd be a "gunnie" today I wouldn't have had a clue what you were talking about. Of course back then I was 15.

I have a confession to make. as a kid I was one of the kids you hated. You know, the one who NEVER brought his books back on time.

Biggest surprise? Just how many ups & downs there are in life once you're not a kid anymore.

Of course I'm 25 and can't even start to pretend I"ve got things figured out, so I'm really just talking out of my ass here.

Skip said...

My mom found a book in my bedroom 'The Saracen Blade' [sp] that had been there while I was overseas for four years. She returned it with her checkbook ready to cover my ass and the lady at the desk said' " Did he read it and learn anything?"
My mom said "Yes, he inlisted last week" At $.05 a day, voided, that helped my mom a lot.
They were sewing buds for years after that. Both gone now, but I spoke at both of their services.

John B said...

I figured if I were polite and didn't make waves, I wouldn't be bothered and I'd get more loving attention from the opposite sex. Just got me walked upon until I wised up.

If I had it to do over again, I'd have skipped college and built bookshelves.

Matt said...

10 years ago? Wow. I was...well, I was one of the people that your co-workers probably complained about (I always return library books...but I usually returned them late). I'd just moved to Ohio with my new business partner to save money. And while I was libertarian-leaning in theory, I would never have thought of actually buying and shooting a gun.

Now? Well...plenty of guns on hand. And if the guy who was my new business partner 10 years ago ever shows his face where I live now, at least one of them will be used. :) (Also, the whole Ohio thing didn't work out so well, plus I'm no longer single and broke.)