Don’t Bug Me

I’m cranky right now. Very cranky. You’d be cranky too if after three weeks you are

  • still having stomach pains after a just-back-from-Mexico bout of food poisoning.
  • living out of boxes (especially if you weren’t the most accurate when labeling them).
  • noodling around with your blog instead of packing for ALA.

Fortunately for you folk, my crankiness is your gain…

…instead of pawing around vendor sites looking for free conference lunches, I’ve decided to display one of my strongest talents: telling people what I think, whether they’re interested or not. So here goes:

I probably won’t be posting until I get back from ALA. If you’re at the conference, please to feel free to say hello while I’m trolling the vendor booths, unless I’m muttering darkly into a frappaccino….

6 Responses

  1. matthew
    matthew June 24, 2004 at 6:16 am | | Reply

    uh oh. food poisoning! my friend M- got food poisoning in Guatamala…and it turned out to be a nice little wormy living in her intestines. Bit of meds cleared it up right away.

    and a librarian living out of poorly labeled boxes? i think that is scarier than parasites in my colon!


    get well

  2. lynne
    lynne June 29, 2004 at 10:17 pm | | Reply

    You ARE cranky. 🙂 Enjoy Florida!

  3. Winona
    Winona July 2, 2004 at 10:07 am | | Reply

    Goodness gracious…you are indeed cranky. Barista, make her Frap a double, stat!

  4. Beatrice
    Beatrice July 4, 2004 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    Librarians are colorful people!

    Dear Lipstick Librarian,

    I recently attended my first ALA conference and while there was witness to some outlandish outfit faux pas. One in particular was observed while at the ALA store where I saw a woman in a white jumper which was painted with a kind of colorful cow print. Now when I saw this I couldn

  5. Gay Librarian
    Gay Librarian July 9, 2004 at 8:51 am | | Reply

    I hate that I missed this posting until after ALA. I would have looked for you. However, if you happened by the NLM booth, I was the guy working there.

    I’m greatly pleased by your bulleted list above. In particular, I like the items re: advice and gay men without a sense of style. My own partner lacks the fashion gene. He’s also, inexplicably, completely without snark.

    I did not see the jumper that Beatrice saw, but I saw lots of near cousins. Luckily, I was with people who were aware that these sartorial eccentricities were, in fact, eccentric.

    I’m given to understand that librarians have not cornered the market on unfortunate clothing. A technical writer friend tells me that technical writers are socially and sartorially inept also. And, in fact, I sat with my friend in an outdoor cafe in Baltimore during a technical writer conference, watching the writers go by. They looked like librarians.

  6. Pam
    Pam August 1, 2004 at 2:37 pm | | Reply

    Seven years ago, at my first PA School Librarians Association Conference, I came away with a lot of great information and the sincerely held belief that I had never seen a less fashion-conscious crowd. And this followed YEARS of attending National Science Teachers Association Conferences!

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