Friday, August 25, 2006

It's About Time

that I blogged again. For the most part we had a good time in Florida. We worked hard starting Monday morning and put in an eleven hour Friday. Over the summer we cataloged over 4000 books for the Florida campus and almost 2000 of them were last week. We ate well for supper all week, taking in Olive Garden, Cheesecake Factory, On the Border, Angelo's Pizza (New York style on the beach in Hollywood), Chili's, Longhorn Steakhouse, and The Mutineer Seafood Restaurant. The last was a bit of a disappointment. We stopped there for supper in Homestead on Saturday night. The food was good enough and our water was a cute old Italian guy but the prices were too high and the decor was alright if you didn't look close enough to notice the chipped table, the thumb tacked wallpaper, or the rainwater dripping through the ceiling and running down the wall. The lighting was pretty dim so those things might have been easy to miss. We had a good time working and living together for the week. Saturday we headed south to the Everglades. We went to the visitor's center at the eastern entrance of Everglades National Park. We didn't really want to the pay the admission to the rest of the park and it looked like a big thunderstorm was coming so we turned back and had lunch at Wendy's in Homestead. After lunch we decided to head south into the keys. We visited the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park on Key Largo, where we walked through a mangrove swamp. From there we continued south until we reached Layton, about 70 miles from Key West. We turned back there and visited Anne's Beach on Lower Metacumbe Key. A couple of us waded in the ocean while the others looked for shells or hung out on the boardwalk. The water was very clear. Aside from all the work the main drawback to our trip was the burglary on Friday night. While we were having steak celebrating our accomplishment and a birthday somebody got into our locked mini-van through the loose back window and stole a laptop and my backpack. There wasn't much in the backpack but cough medicine, apartment and car keys, a couple of notebooks, a Bible, a Trinity library book, and my checkbook, so I didn't lose much monetarily but the notebooks and Bible had a lot of personal value. Trinity has offered to replace both the laptop and the backpack, so that's cool, but it was a bad night and a tough loss.

Quote of the week:
"Flush it like you mean it!" MH to CP re: the lever needing to be held down for a full flush and just before the flush lever came off in C's hand.

Honorable mention:
"Well it would be a different variation on the theme of ugly." RH re: a suggested change to the decor at The Mutineer

"Well, he's a reference librarian, and that's a lot to overcome." An anonymous cataloger regarding an equally anonymous colleague re: the colleague's willingness to help catalog things.

In other news, I have a beautiful niece. See here for yourself: http://thebrownbabyblog.blogspot.com/

Sorry it's took so long to get an update on here. Maybe they'll come faster in the future even as they once did in the past.

11 comments:

Becca said...

You didn't lose Peabody, did you?

Tooz said...

Now that maybe your life is settling down, you ought to be able to blog again. I, too, hope you didn't lose Peabody or that medal thing you got for answering that obscure question. Love you.

annalu alulu said...

Was it your hardback bible? Did you have anything written in it or anything, or was it just that you really liked that Bible? Cause they still sell that kind. I saw one recently in a bookstore.

annalu alulu said...

(Yours was well-used, anyway.) (I don't know why I published that last comment. I wasn't done with it yet.)

I think a Bible is maybe the best thing to have stolen. The Bible ranks as "best" in many categories, actually.

Glad you all shared a cute italian water. Was he bottled?

Jenn Hacker said...

I've been told Peabody is still safe and sound. Apparently, Everett took Peabody off because he didn't want him getting caught on a conveyor belt or something. This thought process occurred even though the backpack was actually carry-on. Whatever the reason, it was fortuitous, as Peabody was safe at home when the dastardly theft occurred.

Glad to finally read something new on the blog. I'd just about memorized it all! LOL!

Tooz said...

I am so glad that Peabody and the Ranganathan medal (I assume) are okay. That's one of those instances where God prepares for stuff ahead of time, and we have no idea why. Like Ann said, the Bible was a good thing to steal. Let's hope it didn't get pitched, and that the theif has had occasion to actually look inside it. Love you.

U NO HOO said...

Ummm...it's been five days...Where y'at?

Everett said...

I'm right here at my desk.

It's me again said...

You may be at your desk, but you ain't bloggin'! I take it you're swamped with work that piled up while you're gone? It's been a week since your last post!

Becca said...

I knew that was coming. He shouldn't have said he was at his desk and left well enough alone : )

Jenn Hacker said...

Zzzzz... Zzzzz... Zzzzz... Zzzzz... Zzzzz... Zzzzz...

Zzzzz...[snort] - Wha'? Huh? Oh, there for a minute, I thought I heard the sound of computer keys pecking while someone blogged again! Guess I was mistaken. Looks like I'll go back to sleep now.

Zzzzz... Zzzzz... Zzzzz...