I went to the library to finish up some assignments for my Access and Retrieval class, and happened to ask if they plan to advertise any open positions in the near future. As it turns out, one of the girls who used to work there has recently relocated, and they need a part-timer to come in on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings and work all day every Saturday.
Now, you might remember, I worked in this particular public library in 2005. When I mentioned I was interested in the part-time gig, my former boss got back to me very quickly and from what I can gather the job is mine if I want it. There are a number of pros and a number of cons to this particular situation, and I won't run through all of those for you (I just sent Heather a ranty, frantic e-mail about the state of my sanity and my finances). Anywho, it breaks down like this:
Pro: Money is good. As is not having to do an internship for library school.
Con: Quickly dissipating free time for sanity is not!
Which meannns, if I do take the job I will have to seriously restructure some of my personal life. As it is now, I don't have the motivation or time to read much of anything. And that sucks!
So, while I'm whimpering in the corner, rocking and weighing my options, I'll tell you what I nabbed at the 'brary today.
I've already mentioned it here once, but I just had to have Paul Auster's new one, Man in the Dark. The opening lines are luscious: "I am alone in the dark, turning the world around in my head as I struggle through another bout of insomnia, another white night in the great American wildnerness."
The other find: Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World, by Davy Rothbart. Books like PostSecret (and that's what this one reminds me of) that I can blow through quickly give me a little push when I'm slumping. This might be just the ticket!
Signing off! Going to watch an episode of Ghost Hunters before I hunker down with papers to grade.