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Thursday, August 28, 2003 How’s this for a schedule
3:00 a.m. Wake up and can’t get back to sleep- worried about party I’m throwing for 15 pre-teen library volunteers. These are good kids, but they aren’t already friends. They’re a combination of hip public school, protected private school, and even more protected home school students, who didn’t even work together during the summer. Yaaaa! Is this going to work or will I have 15 pair of utterly bored eyes gazing silently at me for an hour and a half? And I am sure I need some Adult Large T-shirts for at least two of the kids.
5:00 a.m. Internet is down - kaput
8:00 a.m. Begin 45 minute drive to dentist, who really is that good
8:45 a.m. Begin 1.5 hour session with 2 pair of hands between my semi-dislocated jaw, while dentist puts in temporary crown
10:30 a.m. Begin 30 minute drive back to town, frozen from lying still in air-conditioned dentist office with jaw propped open, numb from ear to ear.
11:00 a.m. Drive into Wal-Mart parking lot (a feat unto itself)
11:10 a.m. Find frantic BD, who operates his business via the Internet, but who uses ME (!?!?!) as his technology expert, in library, insisting I “take care” of the Internet access. Explain that I will be unable to talk for at least 2 hours and out of the building another hour & a half. Convince him to “take care” of the problem.
11:12 a.m. BD hears note of panic in my voice and retracts his request.
11:10 a.m. Iron transfers on last 3 T-shirts, using workroom table as ironing board
11:30 a.m. BD can’t get his car started and takes my car home (with game for party inside) I hear note of panic in BD’s voice
12:00 p.m. Discover game is missing and BD is yacking on phone!!!
12:05 p.m. Frantically invent a “Library Jeopardy” game to play with kids
12:10 p.m. Get BD on phone, after 4 calls, who hears note of hysteria in my voice and promises to be there in 20 minutes with Scatergories game
12:30 p.m. BD arrives, his car starts! return her car key to my assistant, unpack her car, hop in mine and dash to pizza restaurant.
1:00 p.m. All kids are there - guess what! They love Scatergories, mix well, agree on pizzas, laugh through the whole party, simply love “Library Jeopardy” game - where some of the slower kids outplay some of the faster ones. There is a T-shirt that fits every kid (thank goodness I stopped and got those size large on the way back from the dentist). Nobody wants to go home, even though parents are here and looking at watches.
3:00 p.m. Collapse in my office, head on heap of unanswered mail and phone messages.
4:30 p.m. Realize I’m just sitting, not doing anything and go home early.
And people still say to me “I wish I could work in a library and read books all day.
posted by Bess | 7:45 AM