So last night I was so nerved up and excited about my new job that I couldn’t sleep very well.
Which means that this morning I nodded off while being told how to digitally file business cards.
Luckily, the girl who was training me just laughed and asked if I wanted to go get coffee instead of sending me back to the trash heap from whence I came.
describe your aesthetic in four words go
KEEP GOING THIS IS GOLDEN
I LOVE THIS GENERATION SO MUCH
Mermaid Pierrot Murder Femme
sad bird dating sims
still likes bright eyes
- What are your favourite smells? Fresh coffee, cut grass, clean laundry, winter and melting snow.
- Can you go a whole day without caffeine? I can, but I choose not to. Also I get kind of weepy.
- Who knows more about you than anyone else? Probably lesbianloversofmiami?
- What song did you last listen to? "Problem" by Natalia Kills.
- Do you have a crush on anybody? Unless you count my unfortunate backslide into pseudo-heterosexuality regarding Sebastian Stan’s stupid potato face, no.
- Do you like The Beatles? They are my Facebook “it’s complicated.”
- If you could choose one color to wear for a whole year, what color would you choose? Probably blue.
- Do you cook often? Not as often as I used to. I work with food right now so I pretty much hate looking at it. Also, I’m lazy.
- What was the last film you watched? Did you like it? A terrible British horror film called Exorcismus, in which a girl is possessed and her exorcist keeps NOT FINISHING THE DAMN EXORCISM.
- Can you sew? For Family Studies in seventh grade we had to make stuffed animals. I chose a little grey cat. Its nose ended up on its forehead.
- What is your favourite fruit? Cantaloupe, red grapes, and apples that manage to be crisp and sweet at the same time. And clementines.
- Do you curse a lot? I’m on the Internet.
- When was the last time you had a pint of beer? An actual pint from a pub? No idea. Years ago at this point.
- Is there a certain food you often crave for no reason? Sushi. Always.
- What was the last book you purchased? His Conquering Sword by Kate Elliott, I think.
- Where was your last vacation? I went to Newfoundland for a few days last October to see my sister get married. But my last proper vacation was in 2002, when I went to England to visit my mum’s family.
- Do you shave your pits? Sometimes, sometimes not.
- When was the last time you went out without a bra? Probably like an hour ago, I am pretty gross.
- When was the last time you went shirtless in public? Ahahaha…. November 2nd, 2012. It was my birthday and I was very, very drunk.
- Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how did it happen? Never never! But I damaged my elbows pretty badly when I was in junior high and now they ache when it rains.
- How do you like your eggs? Egg salad all the way. Or deviled, but that’s too fancy for me to consistently manage.
I really can’t wait to go back to school and talk to my smart, accomplished, educated classmates about our respective summers.
"I got a job in the provincial archive, helped build a library in Guatemala, volunteered as an ELL tutor at the local public, learned to speak Polish, and started hand-weaving tapestries. What did you do, Elliott?"
"Uh… I looked at pictures of gay superheroes and wore pants as rarely as possible."
Today I had my final debriefing with my practicum supervisor, the very lovely branch manager of a public library just outside Halifax. He submitted a report back to the MLIS coordinator about my performance on the job, and he let me read it (and take home a copy!), and it was so nice I nearly got teary.
Elliott’s work term at [library] was a success. [They] demonstrated a great combination of professional skills, enthusiasm, and a wonderful customer service work ethic.
Elliott worked quite well with patrons and staff alike. Staff reported that [they were] a quick learner and a natural with customers. [They were] also very pleasant and respectful.
A highlight of the practicum was Elliott’s preteen drop-in program. Elliott planned and delivered a 1 hour zombie themed program. Not only was the program well planned and engaging for the children, it attracted one of our largest pre-teen audiences in recent memory.
All in all Elliott did a great job at our library. I feel strongly that [they are] particularly well suited to a career in public librarianship.
(square brackets because whoopsadoodles I didn’t mention my pronoun preferences the whole time I was there)
I didn’t really talk about my practicum much while I was doing it- there was so much going on at the time that I didn’t even think about writing any of it down- but it was so, so great and a wonderful experience and it’s really affirming to know that a) I actually DO enjoy library work and b) I’m kind of good at it! It didn’t even feel like work most of the time, which I think means that library school was a good choice for me no matter how often I second-guess it.
The only downside is that it’s made me even more dissatisfied with my crappy food job than I was before, because now I’ve done something that I actually enjoy and going back to making sandwiches all the time is very jarring and unpleasant. But there’s a saving grace in that, so long as I can channel that dissatisfaction into busting my ass to find a better job.
Ugh, so happy.