October is over! Who else is thrilled to see the backside of that month? It doesn’t really matter because I’m happy enough for all of us.
Even Halloween was lame. I dressed up as the Mad Hatter and I’m pretty sure at least two of my coworkers couldn’t tell I had on a costume. Another coworker was dressed as Bat Girl and was really happy (Hallelujah levels I mean) to see one other person dressed in a costume. We didn’t have a special Halloween program or anything. I had wanted to stop at my previous place of employ to see if there were any good costumes but I decided I couldn’t deal with the possibilities of A) witnessing another branch with a lame Halloween going on or B) witnessing a branch that pulled together an awesome Halloween the year I was not working there. (I still don’t know which it was, but I suspect it was B.)
Then the Halloween Parade was waterlogged and the TV coverage was lame too. I love Roger Clark and I love New York 1, but I missed John Sciumo as the host. Paul Rudnick was kind of ridiculously funny as the co-host but it just wasn’t the same. (Although George Whipple appeared to be drunk, high, or both during the ENTIRE parade as illustrated by his manhandling a live llama . . . so that he could kiss it. On. The. Mouth.)
I’m really looking forward to November and 2010 because, frankly, I can’t imagine how things could go anywhere but up from this point.
I have in fact already seen some improvement. I have been reading an obscene number of really awesome books. My tuition bills are paid up til next semester. I won a scary but awesome Goth Girl Minimate. I’m going to be a guest speaker at a class (yes, really!). And I’m registered, in the classes I wanted, for my final semester of library school.
I am also happy that I have had a chance to start decorating for Christmas. Because after the way the rest of 2009 has gone, I want Christmas to be perfect even if it kills me (although hopefully it won’t come to that.)
Improvements aside, I obviously still have very little in the way of content for the blog because I have drained all of my content reserves. Things will be back on track soon.