Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Questions, Questions.....

I know I've said this before, but it's true: you just never know what kind of questions you'll be asked on any given day in libraryland. This evening I was asked two of the best questions ever:

1. Do you sleep here or do you sleep someplace else?

2. Where's the bathroom, lady?

Both questions were posed to me by two very precocious junior patrons. !!!!

My answers were:

1. I sleep at my house just like you sleep at yours.
2. Out the door and to the left. And then I laughed. Very hard.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

If I Should Ever Take the Plunge....

To go back to school again, that is - I believe I would study Anthropology. Get that PhD. that is always tickling the back of my brain.

It would be school simply for the sake of learning. And what fascinates me so much in the field of Anthropology is myth/legend/folklore. Where do our myths and legends come from? Why does every culture have its own dragon myths? And what about those ogres? It's these ancient myths and legends that fascinate me so.

Before humans had a written language, they told stories to impart information. These stories have been passed through generations for thousands of years, taking many different incarnations. I just find it incredibly interesting that many cultures share similar myths. It makes me think that there must be a shred of truth to these myths if many cultures share similar stories.

Who knows? Maybe someday I'll take that plunge again......

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Yea, That's Me....the One with the COOL Parents!

Without a doubt, continuing to learn and try new things keeps you young. Good for your brain and good for your attitude! I firmly believe this, based on people I see come in to the library. They exercise on the rec center side, and then they come in the library to read and get books and movies to take home.

And then there are my parents, who are, without a doubt, the coolest parents. Ever.

My dad set up a Facebook page for himself about a year ago. He's on it about every day, and he's in contact with friends and with our family who are all over the place. He uses email daily, so he uses technology and he's pretty comfortable with it.

Last night I spent almost an hour chatting online with my mom. We talked about books and I gave her a bunch of recommendations to look for at her library. We talked about 2012 and earthquakes, the poles shifting, that fun "sciency" stuff that no else I know likes to talk about! It was great.

I just really love and appreciate that my parents (who are in their seventies, by the way) will try new things and go with the flow.