Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Librarian Job?

I had my other interview at the Weber County Library and I think it went well. They didn't ask awkward questions - so I'll be anxious to hear how that goes. Could I commute to Ogden everyday? I will if they will give me a full time job! Then later that day I got a call from my library for an interview for a full-time job at the Foothill branch - I'm excited about that job. It's a like an in between job from what I'm doing now and what I want to do - it would be a good stepping stone and also give me experience - and not all the pressure of being a Librarian. Of all the jobs I have applied for right now, that one I want the most right now. But, like I said, all these jobs prospects are in the Lord's hands (I have been praying and fasting) and will do my best at every and any job interview I get to have! I apologize for all the job interview talk - that's what on my mind right now and hopefully it will all get settled soon and I can rest easy and be able to start paying off my school loans (yeah).

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Portland Capstone Class

Thursday I worked a morning shift at the Hunter library - then came home and put the final touches on my capstone website. I tried not to get myself too nervous about my small group presentation, but I was still anxious about it. I went to Mom and Dad's later that evening, so they could take me to the airport the next morning, and I had Dad look it over and he gave me encouraging words that helped comfort me.
Friday morning, flew to Portland and had a lot of time to kill. It turns that I only had class on Saturday - not Friday or Sunday like we usually do - so I had time on my hands. Friday, after checking in my motel, I drove to the temple. It's gorgeous and it sits in a forest of pine trees. I tried to get some pictures, but my camera died. I did get a few with the cell-phone - but all I can do with those is use them as a backdrop wallpaper - which is cool anyway.
Saturday went well. We first split into our small groups and then our teacher would come around and visit the groups to hear a little of every presentation. I didn't have to go first, which was good so I could hear how the rest of them were doing it, so I was feeling a little better when it was my turn. Too bad I turned into a stumble bum as soon as I got up there. But, I had a friendly group and they had positive comments and had thoughtful questions to ask afterwards. Hopefully my teacher thought I did ok! Later, one of my classmates was asked when we would know if we didn't get all the points to pass and my teacher replied that from what she saw in our presentations, we all got enough points. I was excited to hear that, but am still waiting on pins and needles to see if I passed or not. This is my last class - I have to pass! I can still "walk" at commencement next month either way - but I still want to know that I have earned my degree! So, I'll let you know when I get my final grade!
Sunday I found a ward nearby and went to Sacrament before heading back to the airport. It was a good trip and I'm excited to go back with Mom and Dad at the end of the month.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Old Navy Commercial - History, I LOVE History!

"...Something happens... Then something else happens! It's so sequential! Thanks... first guy! For writing history down! ...LET'S STUDY!"

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

2nd Interview

At 8am in the morning I had my 2nd interview for the job at the Vault. It was grueling! I had to sit at a board table with like 8 men - and most of them had hard questions for me to answer intelligibly ("What would you do if one of your co-workers was not doing his job, or pulling his share, etc etc") . I don't know how I did this time around - but if it's the Lord's will for me to have this job then hopefully they will want me! It's in the Lord's hands at this point. I also got a call from the Weber County library for an interview for a librarian job - so I have a few prospects! I worked 2 shifts and was exhausted at the end of the day.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pioneer Day Parade

Pioneer Day. Andrew and I went downtown for the parade and had a heck of a time getting past the 5K route. We had to park at the Smith's Marketplace (Fred Meyer) and walk a few blocks to the library. We were late, but got to see the majority of the parade. We did watch from the staff balcony, but it actually wasn't too hot. I thought I would end up with a sunburned neck, but nope we were ok. Across the street was a radio station announcing the floats - so we got to hear what and who everyone was. The parade was fun - I have attached pictures - even one of Mayor Rocky! (hehe) I really liked what you said about the parade: " I miss the parade. I think I'll hug it when I get back. All of it. At the same time." I can only imagine you're voice when you say that! (hehe)
Afterwards, we went back to Mom and Dad's and I ended up reading the rest of the Harry Potter. I was determined to finish the book so I wouldn't be distracted while I was working on my final capstone project. It worked and I was able to move on with my life! (hehe)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter vs. Homework

Saturday evening I went by Wal-Mart and picked up my copy of Harry Potter. I tried to start reading that night, but only got a few chapters in and I had to reread them again anyway! It was a long day!
After church on Sunday, I went over to Mom and Dad's for dinner and ended up reading Harry Potter for a few hours after dinner. Andrew got excited and picked up #6 and is anxious to read #7. Hopefully he won't fizzle out!
Monday, I attempted to work on my graduate portfolio - but got a late start because I had some things that I had put off during EFY - like paying some bills and had to catch up on some internet things. Then, I started wrapping up my website project. I did get a chunk done - then when Andrew came over I was able to relax and hang with him. We just watch "Wayne's World" and read Harry Potter until bed.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise"

Snape. Snape. Severus Snape. Dumbledore!

Friday, July 20, 2007


You probably remember me mentioning that I was going to be a volunteer counselor for EFY. Well, that was such a good week, exhausting, but good! It reminded me of my mission - the tiredness you feel after a spiritually draining day. I had a good group of girls, ages 16-17, and they all seemed to like me! Some even hung out with me during the dances and during free time, etc. (hehe) It took me a few lessons to get back into my teaching groove - but my group and I had some good discussions and I also had the chance to teach other companies about a topic in the For Strength of Youth (about Education) and I thought it went well and the kids were participating, etc. Plus, added bonus, one of the counselor's told me afterwards that they thought my little lesson was most enjoyable - isn't that nice? Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not tooting my horn that I'm a great teacher - BUT I am saying that after much prayer and scripture study I was able to say what I wanted to say and hopefully what the kids needed to hear. The week consisted of different activities and classes - I am planning on writing a full length narrative about the week and I might send you a copy. I have uploaded the pictures and will send that link as well. There is so much more to say - but I will refrain at this time!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Granite Vault

Yesterday I had a job interview at the Granite Mountain Vault, for a Tech Preservation job. Sheila worked up there when she got married to David. It was really cool, even though I got lost a few times on the way up the canyon. The interview went well, I think? Besides the usually questioning, I had to put some barcodes in numerical order, and I did it 3 minutes with only 3 mistakes. They said that was good. So, if it's meant to be, then hopefully I'll get the job. The reason I went for the job is because: it's full-time work, and I think it would interesting to learn about the aspect of archiving and preservation of information - which I did take a class on. It's a little off the beaten path of my career goal, but hopefully it'll just be a stepping stone to something bigger!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Taffetas

Last Saturday I met up with Grammy and Jim and Flossie Welch for a show at the Deseret Star Playhouse. It was a dinner show, so it was more of a singing show. It was called "The Taffetas" and it was girl group singing songs from the 1950's - it was like we were watching their show. They mentioned, "Ed Sullivan is in the audience today and will decide if he wants us on his show!". It was a cute show and I actually recognized half of the songs. "Sh Boom Sh Boom, La la la la...". It was fun.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Gnome Mobile, The Gnome Mobile...

A while ago my roommate, Karen, and I were talking about scary movies from our childhood. We talked about "Watcher in the Woods" and how it freaked us out. Did you ever see that one? Well, I found it easily at the library and Karen invited a few friends to watch it with us. What was funny was that Karen and I were still freaked out - but Marie and Thomas, who hadn't seen it, weren't that scared. Karen and I were wondering if the reason we both were scared was because of the association we had as children - while the other's had no previous associations. Anyway, interesting to think about. So, anyway, Karen and I are now in the mood for old Disney live-action movies. Tonight we watched, "The Gnome Mobile" and I put "DarbyO'Gill and the little people" and "Something wicked this way comes" on hold at the library. I might even dig up "Babes in Toyland" and "Pete's Dragon". Those are just great movies - you can't beat them! (hehe)

Sit Down John (Adams)

Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The "Holds"

I don't have much to report on this week. I worked everyday, except Sunday, and even picked up a few hours to help out. We are short staffed at the Main library just because people are taking vacations and it's the last of the fiscal year and the department doesn't have any more money to hire substitutes until this month, I think. And, to top it off - the newer Aides are still unknowingly getting confused about where materials go and what priorities for check out are. I have started doing a sweep for stuff when I get there and try to gently remind them when they forget something. For example, we get delivery bins everyday from the other libraries, returning books that belong to our certain library and also "holds" - which are requests patrons have made. These holds have a white paper wrapped around it with their name, so their easily spotted among the bins. When the delivery comes we have to stop our usual check in and trigger those holds and get them on the shelves, so they can be accessible for the patrons. When I come in at 5pm, I see hold bins sitting with the delivery and the new guys just checking in. I usually pipe up and say, "Hey, there's holds back there", etc. I've done this a few times - you'd think they get the hint. Nope. I'm not trying to be self-righteous here - I'm just trying to help our department run as smoothly as possible. I'm glad I am observant, but sometimes it gets me more frustrated.