Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snowy Library Day

Rhode Island is caked in snow. It's quite beautiful. Snow seems to be a vague improvement on this not-always-so-beautiful little state.

Library work felt so good today. My insulin pump decided to take another stab at my well-being so the nice quiet library was such a relief ... it's so intellectual, so calculatory, so soothingly intensely relaxing, this shelving work ...

Speaking of which, I was amused by this story -http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/03/health/views/03cases.html?_r=1&scp=7&sq=homeless+man+French&st=nyt - which tells of a man apparently devoid of emotion but brimming with intellect, and who enjoyed his work shelving library books.

So last night Benjamin, Jack, and I watched "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for the first time. We love the Original Series but have never watched TNG. Well, I suppose Jack had seem some, but Benjamin and I had never watched any of it. It gave me the creeps ... it was like a soap opera and a weird, nauseous, and vaguely charming spinoff. But in "Unification" - the woman who plays Amanda Grayson - YUCK!

So now I have some books to pick up and must get back to me library thang.


vampi said...

as i recall, it took a few episodes for tng to really settle into a great show. my favorite episodes involve hugh the borg, i think the episode is called "i borg" and the episode with Q are usually great. and there was one where wesley creates a warp bubble that was awesome. the tasha yarr character had some awesomeness as well.

i kind of hate every time they try to mix characters from the old series into the new ones.

Dragonsally said...

I love that article you linked. I love the acceptance the man has of who he is.

EmilyLady said...

That's interesting that you should mention that you hate mixing characters, Vampi - there is something bizarre about that, isn't there?

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Sally.

EmilyLady said...

And, I mean, the lady who played AMANDA - it was like biting into a ketchup-cottage cheese-Eucerin wrap. Blonde and like thirty five years old. Dude. What. The heck.