Long time no see. - Quizzical Looks
Dec. 3rd, 2006
11:22 pm - Long time no see.
Ok, so I've been somewhat incommunicado lately... I really have to stop doing that.
What's new? Well... *waggles eyebrows at Napoleon hat* For the last few weeks, and this week to come, I've taken over the library! My boss has taken some time off, so I've taken over. Not that I'm letting it go to my head or anything...
Since I'm the only library person left, I get a nice acting level 3 - this gives me the power to authorise payments, make selections and so forth. I think I got rather good quite quickly, since the journals are coming up for renewal I've surely spent a few thousand dollars already... *was really just running around Borders madly* ;) I also get my own
minion assistant since this just can't be done by one person. Luckily he wanted to come back to the front somehow, plus now I can make him do all the getting up on tables to do the decorations this year ;) I may be tall, yes, but I don't do tables. :P
Plus I must say it's nice to be able to make some kind of reference and not have to go into explanations. Someone actually gets it when I say something like "hyperaccelerated on coffee like Fry"! Although, yes, I do have to go to meetings as well. Blah! :P I have no business being called a supervisor - one time in my TAFE course (this would've been after you left us Natasha) we did this exercise on where we'd fit on some kind of managerial scale. The lecturer couldn't believe my result, we were meant to get some kind of triangle, I got a line because one of my results was zero on the "make them work, NOW!" scale.
Part of this was last week going to fly the flag at a PD day forum. Luckily there's a bus (almost) directly there so I didn't have to go into the city. Some 80 people turned up *eek* (yeah, the much-trumpeted networking part was totally lost on me, even when I wasn't watching the cameras suspiciously). Anyway, the sessions themselves were interesting enough, although some are designed more for much bigger places.
Anyway, I won one of the doorprizes! Lucky last too, a $50 Borders voucher. And because I'm evil like this, I ducked away back to my seat before the big group of winners could be photographed. And I'm keeping the floating fish keyring too. :D
After the forum I bolted out to just make the bus back, and kept going to the Bullcreek Shops (so I could catch the Circleroute back home, not walk from a barren, broad and busy looking area of South Street). I found in the House of Target I'd wandered into that we actually do have the Batman Lego sets here, and bought myself a massive Batmobile - turns out to be helping me to just be thinking of making that instead of thinking of other things (to be explained next entry). They also had a copy of the Battlestar Galactica miniseries still there, so I can go on to that once I've finished the original series (my first time watching it - I'd told myself I'd get it when I could get a discount, the next week Borders sends a 40% discount for DVDs...)
Can't really think of anything else at the moment (or a couple of things, but they'll keep for another post), still trying to get used to the new times for everything since we just got the gift of daylight saving (but I'll leave that for a ranty post). Be well, all.