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OXFORD, Ohio (ZP) -- For the record, I'm not dead. Not even close.
So my little cold apparently grew into walking pneumonia two weeks ago. Despite that, I was unable to take time off from work due to a series of deadlines worth, well, a couple of million dollars.
Two choices. Take time off and waste taxpayer funds? Or suck it up, push the human body to its limits, and get the job done?
So...I chose Door No. 2.
Yep. I'm a dumbass.
But I hate wasting tax dollars more than I hate the idea of ending up in a coma.
Not to sound too arrogant, but I can now guarantee, beyond a reasonable doubt, that my extreme "Library as Place" version of librarianship is the most physically grueling known to the profession. There's no back-up for the kind of work I do. If I get sick, there's nobody to cover a reference desk shift, no one to sign off on book slips for me in my absence, nobody to cover save for the Bosses and maybe a few brave volunteers.
Oh, the joys of being so damned specialized within librarianship.
To conserve energy, I tried to stay offline as much as possible. I was beat, and I, well, needed my beauty sleep. For the last few weeks, I've been pale enough to pass for the missing member of Joy Division.
I didn't completely drop off the Blogosphere last week. If you haven't already, check out my Brawl over at Sar's Place.
And per a ZenFo Pro "patron request," I've created a MySpace Music page for my Cold Archives Experiment to allow people to listen without having to download certain tracks first. Not a MySpace fan, but, well...
I should be back to blogging regularly this week...
Until then, check out my little trip down Amnesia Lane, via Courting Destiny. Pia invited me to be one of her guest bloggers while she finishes her offline book.
Somewhere in the midst of my quasi-dead haze, I managed to crank out something.
If ya like little fuzzy bunnies or have ever had sex in Wyoming, you may enjoy the post. Feel free to file under fever-induced librarian post-sex conversation tales.
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