Wednesday, December 06, 2006

jinxed alligators, orange slips and doctors

Maniac Mike started this thing: he sent me a picture of a 'lucky alligator' he found in the paper. he said it was lucky because he took it down to the tables to play cards and always won. so, silly him, he sent it to me and i started beating him at cards. so, he put a protection spell around himself and i began losing again, so i sent him a picture of my own of a jinxed alligator and i started winning again. so, he unhexed it an put the jinx on me and i started losing again. today, he received an alligator postcard from me with a double jinx on it and he started losing at cards with his prison buddy. wow! the jinx was only meant to help ME out, not ruin his luck with others. so, tomorrow, we shall see if i can beat him at cards. he has won 3 times in a row now.
i will be late for our visit tomorrow because i have to see the doctor after work. i have pain under, over and around my right breast....sometimes it feels like it is under the chest wall, and always, my lymph nodes hurt like hell. i saw my anemia doc today and i am doing fine on the iron. he said i can stop taking it in 3 weeks but i will not stop. no way. he said i should be feeling really peppy...HAHAHAHAHA! it is hard for some specialists who only treat ONE SMALL THING to see the big picture which is constant pain and fatigue NO MATTER WHAT! like a little iron is gonna help me out.
we started using orange slips at the library again. we date them now and put them in each book to be shelved. our books have been missing or found in weird areas and we thought maybe Waverly was the culprit. nope. it's our new page. she must be dyslexic because we have been finding books with call numbers like 627.3 in the 672's. a LOT of them like that. also, in fiction, we have the BER's mixed up with the BRE's. i still say the pages need a LOT more training than they get but, then again, so does the new circ staff.
Waverly spends an inordinate amount of time IN MY WAY as i am trying to work my ass off. today was particularly bad. he tries really hard but i think he is a little lost on what to do and when to do it. like, we will have a truck full of books, a binfull of items to check-in, holds to process and he will announce that he will go shelve the DVDs. no way Jose. that ain't gonna fly. it is NOT because he is lazy: he isn't lazy AT ALL. it's because, in my opinion, he gets overloaded and can't sort out what to do next. it is overwhelming to work at circ when we are doing so many jobs at once, so i can't blame him, but he HAS to learn to get outta my way or i am gonna MOW HIM DOWN. that's just the way i am while working at top speed.
Hino fixed my printer. it was jammed. seemed i dropped a Tylenol in it. or, maybe it had a headache and swallowed one itself. who knows?

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