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The hardest part of being a reference librarian is NOT saying, "That's a stupid question."

 

 

 

"...I mean it's a really stupid question. A stupid, stupid, double-plus-unsmart question. Did you even think for two seconds before asking such a stupid question? Don't answer that. That was a stupid question on my part because I know you didn't. See how frustrating that is? Don't you want to just slap me? Now, imagine how I feel when I hear your stupid stupid question. And multiply that frustration by a factor of ten. Twice."

 

 

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The wireless access point at my daughters middle school won't let me access the Dark Champions forums on the Hero Boards.

 

It says...

 

Weighted phrase limit exceeded.

Categories: Weapons, Violence, Pornography, Pornografia, Violence (Portuguese)

 

 

Apparently PORTUGUESE VIOLENCE is worse than other violence. Would American violence be acceptable?

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Have now changed location from Southern Utah (Kanab) back up to Portland, Oregon.

 

Last Monday, got the moving truck and lots of people helped pack it with two expert Tetris masters getting everything in.

Only hiccups was the crate I was packing my computer room stuff into got put on the truck before most of the computers were put in the truck, and some loose parts got put in other boxes and onto the truck.  (And then the final packing of the computer room was still to be done.)   Wasn't a huge deal then, but made the setting up the computer room smoothly at the destination more difficult.

Tuesday morning, woke up to snow on the ground and bad weather from Kanab to Boise.  Truck was heavy enough, that the snow didn't really matter much, but at least in Utah, it seemed if we hit the wrong type of bump, the truck would go into a weird harmonic dance that felt like the truck would tip over. Figured out how to spot the road conditions that caused that and slowed down when needed...

Got into Boise around 9pm, took off early the next morning and drove thru very nice weather arriving in Portland around 2pm.   A bit early for the landlord, but his son was able to let us into the apartment.  And since most of my friends work, I did most of the unloading.  A few showed up and we got the truck done at 8pm.

Thursday was return the truck, run some errands including getting a new phone.  (I now have a "smart" phone).   Friday, I drove to San Diego for my cousin's wedding on Saturday.   Today, I'm having an early dinner with friends, then driving back to Portland part way tonight, and finishing tomorrow.

I think Tuesday will be an all sleep day...

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I still snigger when I hear or think about this.

 

'Now if there's one thing you can be sure of, it's that nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns AND missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine.'

 

And I saw one today flying over the skies of Plymouth near the dockyard. Why I don't know. There are no American bases in close proximity and no American ships that I can see from the local paper that are visiting.

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For me there is no other film to tug on the heart strings like the original version of The Railway Children and the ending. Jenny Agutter's character Bobbi feels she has to be alone and so goes to the station. She does not understand what other people are happy about  as they say they are happy about what has happened. She looks down the platform and the end of the train which is obscured in smoke. It parts slowly to reveal a figure and she suddenly recognises her father who had been falsely arrested some time before. She calls out 'Daddy ! My daddy !' and runs toward him and this is shot in slow motion. If this does not melt you, then what will ? Give up and become a robot.

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Just spent five minutes looking for my employee self-services website. (It turned out to be futile, because either I can't remember my password, ot it's expired. No worries, I'll just reset it at work. What else would I do there, anyway?) 

 

--Most impressive result: Typing "Employee Self Services" into the search bar of the company home page returns no hits.

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Unusual request time.

 

What other professions would an American Football team have other than the following:-

Players

Coaches

Manager

Owner

Cheerleaders

Medic

Mascot

Equipment staff

Security

Publicists

Cleaners

 

Digital co-ordinators, scoreboard people, catering, transport, executive box staff I know about.

What I am looking for is anything obvious I have missed and nothing too niche. A fan co-ordinator could be part of a publicist job.

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