June 26, 2010

Blogging Month Day 26: Little Victories, Literacy, Late Risers and Learned Squid

Filed under: Animals, News Articles, Words/Language — liberrydwarf @ 10:25 pm

Big family evening, speedy post before a nice warm bed with a nice warm cat 🙂

1) One Good Thing: Little victories: our OPAC broke down on Friday afternoon and we got an early mark. I got invited to write another review. Oh, and Thursday’s Honey Cookies were fantastic, total smash hit!

2) One Bad Thing: This isn’t really a today thing, it’s been a few things across the last couple of days that go together and have ticked me off. I have a strange-ish surname – Creese. It might be prone to mis-spelling, if one didn’t have it written down in front of them. I have this week suffered not one, but two, bad misspellings, and on reasonably important/official things too. And it’s not like I was dictating over the phone: in both cases these people had my surname written out in front of them (in one case on a driver’s license, for pity’s sake) and still got them wrong. So according to my first published review article, I’m a Crease. Even worse, according to my annual theme park pass, I’m a Cheese. Is it really that hard, honestly people?

3) One Thing I Learned: that I can get from bed to car on a work morning in 5 minutes if need be! My alarm didn’t go off on the morning of my early shift, and I awoke with 5 minutes before I needed to be out the door and on the road, and I made it – clothes on the right way around, medications taken, hair brushed. And I even managed to break a pair of shoes and have to switch to another one in that time too! (Of course, now my argument to hubby that yes, it does take an hour for me to get ready to go out to dinner, isn’t really going to work is it?)

4) Today’s link: and the World Cup is officially so all-pervasive now that even psychic octopuses are getting in on it



  1. bad luck with name misspelling, are you able to get amendments?

    Comment by apubliclibrarian — June 26, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    • The journal said yes they can fix the online version, but the print has to stay as is and they won’t print a correction notice. The theme park pass I’m just going to let go, since I don’t think I’ll be going back and it was cheaper than a full-price daily ticket was anyway, it’s no loss. It’s just the principle of the thing!

      Comment by liberrydwarf — June 28, 2010 @ 8:27 am

  2. Oh boy – I’m with you on the name spelling. My surname is Dugmore. On the staff photo board downstairs I’m Dubmore. I also get Dougmore and Dougmoor. But the worst so far came on some mailed spam from American Express –> Dughore. Right.

    Comment by Penny — June 29, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

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