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Well today was a complete waste of time… It seems as though I accomplished nothing…

I’ve been running late all week… I had 5 minutes to spare when I finally parked for work today..

at work I spent an hour downtown looking over log files for our PC reservation system, then I headed out to Church Road to take care of some updates… which of course take 3 restarts to fully finish… so that was three hours of time. After that I headed to Eola to fix the automatic shutdown settings we had set before, which I managed to get a few computers done… that’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days….

After work I had school… So I called Erin on my way to school, she sounded depressed, not good… So after a quick chat I was going to get something to eat until Erin called all happy about meeting a guy on Friday, of course whenever I try and plan something it never works…. so now that she’s all happy, I’m in a shitty mood because it seems as though she doesn’t care anymore…

so I finally get to school, and I try to do my labs, and I’m not in a good mood, so I’m taking my sweet time finishing them, and it’s not like they’re difficult, just time consuming… so it took me four and a half hours to accomplish three labs… and I’m completely exhausted since I know I didn’t get enough sleep and I was rushing around all day….

I’m not sure what I’m going to do now, I guess I’ll figure out what I need to buy tomorrow…

VH1

I was watching VH1 while cleaning up my room… they had the 100 sexiest stars on…

#1: Beyonce – I don’t think so
#2: Angelina Jolie – That would be a better #1, I know Jewel would agree with that!
#4: Britney Spears – not really sure why

Naughtiest Librarian: Natalie Portman – I’d agree with that though

Other notes: I did go to my meeting, there are goods and bads to the system, the best being centralized call management and centralized administration (plus remote administration ), it also supports seamless transition from cell phone to handset…. all of these are also negatives (excluding call management), because that means that I could work from home… which is something I wouldn’t mind doing I guess.. particularly if I was sick or something… that’d be cool…

ALA

Ok, today was the ALA exhibit at McCormick Place in Chi-town… so I had to get up early… which I don’t like doing. The trip there was an hour and ten minutes, not bad for Chicago traffic… we get to McCormick Place and out of our nicely air conditioned into the stifling heat (in reality it was like a 30 second walk but still), and we actually get inside, and we have to pull out our badges (but most of the staff don¬ít’ realize this) to get into the exhibits… most of the staff are all clumped together… while Jewel and I just keep walking right along, let the rest of the staff ask for help….

anyway, I didn’t realize how big the exhibit hall was huge… there were so many exhibits to see, and so much free stuff you wouldn’t believe it… Free books, bookmarks, graphic novels, product literature, and the like…. Jewel and I ended up with 3 full bags each… I must have 15 or so books… all free… some advanced copies, some not… I’m going to keep the signed books for myself….

I ran into a former librarian he works for a shelving company… I like the shelving, it moves for space saving… it would work well in archival areas…. our main library has a basement that I think it would work well in….

We ended up walking around the entire exhibit area, many places twice, but I’m pretty sure we saw every exhibit that was available for us to see….

the product that I want the most is the Canon scanner we saw a demo of…. it can scan up to 25 pages per minute in black and white, and 13 pages per minute in color… it comes in two parts that would allow somebody to buy just the scanning portion, or just the flatbed portion…. and a bonus is that the USB cables comes with the scanner (not typically done in today’s market).

I did meet Bill Barnes of Unshelved. He seems nice… I would have liked to have bought all three of the Unshelved volumes, but I do not have the money right now….

Lunch options for the day were minimal, McDonalds, or we would have had to lug all of our stuff around the city (no way was I doing that, I don’t think Jewel was going to either) So Eric, Jess N, Jewel and I all went to Mickey D’s for lunch, but Jewel managed to spill her drink all over the floor, I saw it happening too…

Jewel and I were in search of “bling” today, which was a flashing button that we couldn’t find….

The trip home took almost 2 hours, and we went from I55 to Illinois 126… although we had several opportunities to use alternative routes… but we ended up going down 59, which wasn’t too bad until we got close to home…

It was my first time going to ALA exhibits, but I have been to exhibits in DC if you recall. It was also Jewel’s first time going to ALA, she had a blast, despite the heavy load of materials we were carrying…

Well after ALA, I still had school… I stopped to get gas for my car, and it took 50 minutes to get to school… never good… I would have gone up to labs, but I didn’t feel like walking up the stairs, after driving for that long, and walking all day, so I just sat and talked to two guys from class….

Class was OK, I kept coming up in the discussion because I’m so far ahead in class… only have chapter 11 labs and then I’m done with this class… Class got out early tonight, around 8:30, so I called Erin…

She wanted ice cream, so I picked her up an we went to Oberweis and she got ice cream, so I drove her home… we had just parked when a cop pulls up to her house asking “Did you just call us?” and we responded no, we didn’t, since we were unsure if her dad did, she ran inside to ask… but no, he didn’t either.. So I dropped her off and went to Meijer to get some shave gel, and what do I see laying there… her cell phone… so I called her house phone to tell her that she left her cell phone in my car… I drove her cell phone back to her house… by this point I hadn’t had anything to eat since about 12:15 or so I was exhausted and I had not eaten anything in almost 10 hours, so I finally went home…

And that’s where I’m at now, typing this up… I’m going to wait for a little bit and take a quiz, maybe I’ll post on that tomorrow… we’ll see…

There’s supposed to be a meeting tomorrow morning at 10:00, I’m not sure if I’m going to go… we’ll see… it is a scheduled day off, so I will see what I decide… I do have my alarm set, but I might just turn it off when it goes off…. who knows…

Off topic: On the topic of school, I need to buy a switch for next class, buy the books for next class… and I need to sign up for classes.

I’m planning on starting a page of stupid quotes…

The Day

Well today at work was rather typical… helped a few people, read my book, I managed to get an entire chapter done at work… and I just finished chapter 9….

while working on reading I got to thinking about why I couldn’t telnet into my router… I figured it out… there was no default route telling the router where to go if it can’t find the address…. wonder why I didn’t think about it until tonight… I think I’m going to go and change some of the colors on my blog setup now….