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.

and

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.

8 comments:

  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!

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

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  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. :-)

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

    Congrats on your book!

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

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  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.

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

    PS- You *should* have mail VERY soon!

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