01 June 2009

The Bad Bits of Summer

There are similarities between childbirth and the Summer Reading Program. Sometimes my sister says to me, "Aren't these the cutest kids you've ever seen? Don't you think I should have one or two more?" And then I say, "Remember how last time you were pregnant you told me that if you said you wanted another baby I should hit you in the face with a shovel?" And then SHE says, "No." Similarly, I always forget how truly terrible the first week of the Summer Reading Program is. I know in my brain that it will be bad, but until I'm at work with, no kidding (I counted at the busiest point), twenty-one people crowding around the main reference desk and three people holding on the phone, I don't really recall what the beginning of summer is like at the library.

Today the Summer Reading craziness was followed by hanging out at the DMV for an hour, so it's a good thing that I had morning glory muffins to greet me at home. The muffins are very similar to garden harvest bread, except that they're more likely to kill you, being full of delicious fat. They're particularly hazardous to your health if you happen to have made them with really old coconut which may have gone rancid. Try not to do that.

5 comments:

Eliana said...

Are you counting down till when you leave? The idea of all those people around me, touching my air, while you sit at the desk, is enough to give me a panic attack.

MBC said...

Exactly three weeks. It's actually the knowing that I only have three weeks until I'm unemployed that's giving me the panic attack.

Lady Susan said...

I adore morning glory muffins. I went through a stage where I just had to have them and I made them a dozen times.

It has been awhile. Hmmm. ;)

Amy said...

You should get lamer prizes for the summer reading program so no one wants to sign up. Things like "free massage with my brother-in-law Joe" or "as many Ruffle chips as you can grab when I open a bag and toss it into the herd." That would keep them away.

MBC said...

Amy--I don't think it would deter them. People are insane during the summer. And grabby. We even started photocopying huge stacks of word searches and puzzles to stick out with the sign-up prizes and booklists in an attempt to slake the crazy need our patrons have to grab as much free stuff as possible. They see something free and must have 5, no 12, no ALL!!!!!

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