Saturday, January 3, 2009

last saturday in the hood

well dear blog readers, today is my last ever saturday in the hood. i'm pretty excited. i'll miss the kids, but they are resilient and they will move on. hopefully my replacement will be decent and they can haze her for a while (although i have repeatedly asked them to be nice to her), and maybe they can learn to accept her one day the way they eventually learned to accept me.

here are the things i will miss:
i'll miss the kids.
i'll miss my one friend and my fabulous assistant.
i'll miss my lunches with heart lotus, aka the vegetarian who feeds me. (he gave me a lovely plant as a going away present. isn't that nice? and the plant is still alive! thriving even!)
end of list.

here are the things i am looking forward to:
taking the 7 train (i love the 7 train! i hope there are mariachi musicians on my first day! wouldn't that be swell?)
all the money i will save by not having my car (do you know i got yet another parking ticket this week? wtf?)
new friendly co-workers. i got a very nice e-mail from the other children's librarian at my new branch, welcoming me to the community. i feel like that is a good sign.
i'm also looking forward to being busy. i hear my new branch is very busy. this is typically said like a negative thing, like, "oh it's SO busy." but honestly, i like busy. i get bored easily.

and that dear blog readers ... is that. until monday then.


Peonys said...

Congratulations on your new position! I hope that you'll still be able to share great stories of the children you work with.

Johnice said...

Congrats! I look forward to following your adventures at your new library.

The Lady in Red said...

I'm sad for your kids. They're going to miss out not having you there. But I'm terribly excited for you! Yay newness and nice co-workers! I hope today is going fabulously well for you!

Syd said...

Why the transfer? Got caught smoking in the Ladies Room?

Miss Dewey Decimal said...

syd, i do not smoke. and if i did i wouldn't do it in the bathroom. that's so inconsiderate.

however, i will admit that i smoked in high school and i did from time to time smoke in the girls room. but i was NEVER caught.

*Bitch Cakes* said...

I love the 7 Train too. I hope by now you've seen the mariachis! I actually saw 2 of them on the G this week. I took a short video- it's on my Flicr page.

Miss Dewey Decimal said...

i still have not seen mariachis "in action." then, the other day, i actually saw a mariachi band board the train (in full mariachi regalia) and they DIDN'T play. they just needed to ride the 7. wtf?