June 11, 2010

Blogging Month Day 11: School Liaison, Sports Comps, Stingers and Soccer World Cup

Filed under: Just Plain Weird, Librarian, Science, Sport, TV — liberrydwarf @ 3:00 pm

” ‘The Holidays, the holidays are here!’ cried Liberrydwarf as she rushed home from school. ‘The holidays are here and tomorrow we shall go to the seaside!’ ”

Not quite. But at least it’s a long weekend, a well-earned break, and perfect doona+book weather. Bring it on!

(quote above = paraphrased reference to an old childhood favourite book. So old, in fact, I have no idea what it was called anymore.)

1) One good thing: a work thing. Finally, FINALLY got appointment to see the ‘new’ head of school for the Economics school I do my library liaison work with. (After all, he’s only been head of school for 18 months now, right?) And while I didn’t win any of the concessions I went in there asking for (though most of them I didn’t think I would) I did get asked for a couple of proposal submissions for school committees (not quite as yay) and got a couple of good ideas to take to other staff members in the school directly (including one awesome scenario-based learning initiative for IL I would just LURVE to try with the first years…yay!) A big box to tick, and a bit nervous-making so I’m glad it’s done and that it wasn’t an unprofessional disaster.

2) One bad thing: Hubby’s off to Adelaide tonight – alone. He’s going for a sports competition, which he does 3-4 times a year, and has done so for the whole 9 years I’ve known him, so I feel no pressing need to watch him compete. But darn it, I’ve never been to Adelaide, and it’s a long weekend, and it would have been fun! *pouts*

3) One thing I learned: that if you wear pantyhose while swimming in the ocean jellyfish can’t sting you. You will, however, look like an idiot.

4) Today’s link: for those of you who, like me, will be sneaking a look at the poule results (yes, that’s how you really spell it I swear) for the World Cup in your lunch break, planning your wardrobe around your lucky undies for game days, and staring at your library security gates and wondering if they’ll turn into goalposts if you stare *just* a little bit longer: Mashable help us out with their handy How To guide on following the World Cup via Twitter

There will, however, be no Twitter guide to the Dog World Cup 2010... (image from audreyjm529 CC on Flicker)



  1. Lucky undies *giggles*

    Am rather glad we don’t get the jellies over here at the beach like in Oz. They may however flee at the sight of my bare white tree trunks should I ever venture into the water over there. ;P

    Comment by Penny — June 11, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    • Ahh from experience (a long, long time ago) if you skinny dip at night, the white bits glow and scare everything away.

      Comment by justgirlwithshoes — June 11, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

  2. LOL at *lucky undies* comment – I might have to steal that line for our staff poule

    Comment by apubliclibrarian — June 11, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

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