Monday, July 26, 2010

Must. Remain. Calm.

Today has been pretty horrific.  A co-worker gave my husband's cell phone number (listed in my HR documents as my emergency contact) to a student who was trying to call me over the weekend.  An issue between an instructor and a student that I witnessed became drama-of-the-week and I had to be involved in it.  Another student is currently bawling her eyes out in here over baby-daddy issues.  And it's only Monday.  And it's raining and my pants are too long and they dragged in a puddle and now I have damp ankles. 

But then.
The skies opened and I got an email.  My friend Tameka was at a Linger signing and just so happened to see my Tweet about how I can't seem to win a copy of Linger for the life of me.  And guess what?  She not only picked up a copy but also got it signed!!!!  My day has been made.  And it inspired this haiku:

My friend Tameka
Our love of YA unites
Us across the miles.


Wet ankles; no match
For the joy that is Linger
And thoughtful net friends

My day is totally worthy of a vlog of the Hallelujia chorus if only there weren't students in the library right now.  And just in case you were wondering - I do, in fact, know all of the words, not just the hallelujias.


  1. And I thought high school was the place for daily drama! To think, my fantasy dream jobs are college instructor and librarian. On the other hand, books make everything better!

  2. This is why nestie's are the best. That's awesome that Tameka is getting you a signed copy!

  3. This post just made my day. Well, actually, meeting Maggie Stiefvater made my day. But this post made it even better.

    I sat there and watched her sign your book. It was awesome. :-)

  4. Wow. I bet you see & hear alot of crazy things working in a high-school library. :)

    Congrats on your book!

  5. It's actually a technical college and most of the students are most of them are actually older than me! But when you go by maturity level...high school is a but more appropriate.

  6. Yikes Julie. That sounds awful for a monday.
    Glad Tameka made it better! Nothing like a new book and signed to make any day better.

  7. This is my favorite post of yours ever. I have no idea why.

    PS- You *should* have mail VERY soon!