Aloha Friday

It’s Aloha Friday over at An Island Life!

Answer my question and make sure you post one on your blog!

After that, go relax because today is Friday!!

Question for you this week is:

If / when you have a day to yourself, what do you like to do, most often?

My answer:

Either sit and read a book, blog or get out to the beach.

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Little Johnny at the Library

Little Johnny asked and received help from a librarian on how to use the card catalog. In a little while, he approached the librarian again, wanting to know how to spell “tequila”.

“T-e-q-u-i-l-a,” spelled the librarian, and Little Johnny thanked her and went
back to his search.

A short time later he came to the desk, looking quite distraught. “I just can’t find it,” he said.

“What book are you looking for?” the librarian asked.

Replied Little Johnny, “Tequila Mockingbird.”

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Reference Queries
Actual reference queries reported by American and Canadian library reference desk workers of various levels.

“Do you have books here?”

“Do you have a list of all the books written in the English language?”

“Do you have a list of all the books I’ve ever read?”

“I’m looking for Robert James Waller’s book, ‘Waltzing through Grand Rapids.'” (Actual title wanted: “Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend.”)

“Do you have that book by Rushdie: ‘Satanic Nurses’?” (Actual title: “Satanic Verses”)

“Where is the reference desk?” This was asked of a person sitting at a desk who had, hanging above her head, a sign saying “REFERENCE DESK”!

“I was here about three weeks ago looking at a cookbook that cost $39.95. Do you know which one it is?”

“Which outlets in the library are appropriate for my hair dryer?”

“Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?”

“Do you have any books with photographs of dinosaurs?”

“I need a color photograph of George Washington [Christopher Columbus, King Arthur, Moses, Socrates, etc.]”

“I need a photocopy of Booker T. Washington’s birth certificate.”

“I need to find out Ibid’s first name for my bibliography.”

“Why don’t you have any books by Ibid? He’s written a lot of important stuff.”

“I’m looking for information on carpal tunnel syndrome. I think I’m having trouble with it in my neck.”

“Is the basement upstairs?” (Asked at First Floor Reference Desk)

“I am looking for a list of laws that I can break that would send me back to jail for a couple of months.”

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Comments

  1. Tequila Mockingbird, that’s cute!

    If I get ‘alone time’ I like to blog. Otherwise I feel bad when I’m blogging and I could be spending time with the hubs.

  2. LOL! So funny! I love the reference questions! I do fundraising for a University Library and I’m sure people here have heard it all too!

  3. I like to read, take a nap, catch up on a chore or two, read, blog, nap. 😉

  4. I like to SLEEP!!!! But I too like to read or blog..

    But the weirdest – I like to CLEAN – I can get so much more done when Hubs is away – not right behind me messing it right up – or asking “Why are you throwing that away?”

  5. What I would LIKE to do would be anything fun without worrying about the kids or my husband or whomever is watching the rugrats. “Time to myself” is really relative now, and it’s definitely not something I expected to sit and weigh on me so heavily when I get it. That’s kind of a depressing answer. Maybe I wouldn’t feel this way if my kids weren’t asthmatic and one didn’t have a peanut allergy too….blah. LOL Happy Friday.

  6. Shop, blog or clean house!

  7. In my down time (today is the first in months, I swear!) I blog, read blogs, read books, go to the park, call friends, watch a movie…just chill 🙂

  8. lol we think alike!

    I would love to go to a spa to get pampered, shop til I drop, take a 10 hr nap, and then head out for drinks, fun and laughter with my girlfriends.

  9. I don’t get days to myself. I really don’t. I have to wait until everyone moves out or they all become teenagers.

  10. I have entirely too much free time on my hands and all I do is sit around and blog (now that I am not playing evil video games that suck up your brain and your life hee hee) but I should be using all this free time to get this apartment in order…

  11. I’d probably spend the day in pyjamas watching TV, listening to music, and surfing the net. I haven’t had a day like that in a LONG time.

  12. i’m so sorry i missed these earlier!! so hilarious!!!!!

  13. these days, I blog as often as I can. I also spend alot of time cleaning and trying to read. However, I dont find much free time in my life.

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