Thursday, September 4, 2008

Anarchy In The Stacks

Major props to the delightfully awesome Megan Frampton for providing today's blog fodder. The anarchist librarian? Yeah, that's a T-shirt! Like, how fantastically cool is that? Turns out, not quite as cool as the description of the product on the web site. Check it out:
In the librarian rap battle of the century , one would be left standing, the rest would be dewey decimated, and there was only one rule of the stacks:


May book befoulers be kept looking over their shoulders. Every time they go to underline, highlight, dog-ear, or let a young child handle a book shortly after eating something with jelly, may they remember that some librarians don't believe in law.

And those who are not librarians by profession, I've seen how your shelves are organized. You have an anarchist librarian inside you fighting to get out.
Seriously, I need to get me this T-shirt.

In other news, today is the first official day of the NFL regular season. This makes me happy for several reasons:

1) I officially stuck the fork in my baseball team about a month ago. My poor wittle librarian heart just couldn't take anymore heartbreak.

2) My Man (The Artist Formerly Known As The Boyfriend) has been watching preseason football around the clock thanks to the NFL Network. So desperate he is for football. And honestly, I just can't get excited about "preseason." I totally understand why he enjoys it (he's a draft junkie and likes watching the "unknowns"), but for me I get bored after watching about a game and a half.

3) I enjoy football. Not as much as baseball, but I do enjoy it. This is even factoring in that I'm a Buffalo Bills fan and I'll be lucky to see my team win 6 games this year. Seriously, sometimes I think watching your team become mired in mediocrity is more depressing than watching them suck wind.

Football also means My Man and I go back to lazy (OK, lazier) Sunday afternoons, watching the game(s), reading the Sunday paper, and counting down the days until it stops being 100 degrees in the shade here in southern California. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise, there is nothing better on this Earth than taking a nap on the couch during a football game. There just isn't.


Kati said...

I'm trying not to SQUEE all over myself about the start of football season because most people don't share my passion for football. Although, I have a deep feeling that my team is going to pull off a season that is somewhere between "Suck-Ass and Reeeeeallly Bad." SIGH. Stupid Redskins.

But yeah, I've been stalking all of the major sports networks today hoping SOMEONE...ANYONE would pick my team to beat the Giants tonight. Umm, not so much. Everyone but my team itself thinks the Redskins are going to suck this season. I said to someone today that I fully expect to go to bed tonight with a knot in my stomach. And it will have nothing to do with the Republicans. It'll be all Redskins.

You know, almost every Monday someone sticks their head into my office and says to me, "What happened to your team yesterday?" I'm thinking of having a t-shirt made that just simply says, "Well, they're not a very good football team." It would answer the question.


Anyway, good luck to your Bills this season. They're AFC, so I don't begrudge AFC teams from having good seasons. Well. Except the Patriots. I hate them.

MayberryMom said...

Yeah, I'm not sure what's going to happen with my football team this year. I'm a Packer fan. It was golden for so many years, now I don't know what the powers that be are thinking. Although, it may be hard to think with your head up your own butt. ROFLOL!

Anyway, I feel your pain with the teams. Packer fans are notoriously loyal, even when they suck, so I'll just hold on for the ride.

Wendy said...

MaryKate: I told My Man of your concerns and he thinks the Skins will be "slow starters" but they won't "suck." That being said, we both picked the Giants to win tonight ;-) I just want more Clinton Portis press conferences. Is that wrong?

MayberryMom: Oh good heavens, what a soap opera that's been! I think it's going to be lose-lose all the way around. Aaron Rodgers pretty much has to come out looking like the second coming of Joe Montana and Favre? Contrary to the belief that he's a god, that Jets team needs major help. One Hall Of Fame QB isn't going to fix all of their problems overnight. Says I.

sybil said...

Still like SuperLibrarian's Boy Toy for a name better but do love Artist Formally Known As... :)

What is football?

Megan Frampton said...

"Delightfully awesome"? Thanks, S-L!

I am not a football fan, but I don't mind watching.

Megan Frampton said...

Wendy, check this out:

You go, you anarchist librarians, you!

Wendy said...

Sybil: They might kick you out of Texas for saying that. Seriously. Be careful! LOL

Megan: Yeah, it has been a big, big story in the "librarian press" dating back to when they were simply known as John Does. And I better leave it at that for fear that it will awaken my anonymous troll commenters from yesterday. I could go on for a while on this subject.

sybil said...

But you would save me right?

Lil Sis said...

You know you could also call your sees-tor when a game gets boring. :) You know I'm not watching football on a Sunday. :)

Wendy said...

Syb: You could just move to L.A. All they care about in that town are the Lakers and maybe the Dodgers, assuming they're winning.

Lil' Sis: Hmmm, talk to you or watch the game? You know, this is a really tough decision! Hardy har har. I'll probably talk to you this weekend since Mom will be here and want to tell you she survived the plane trip!

Rosie said...

Yeah, it's football season. *heavy sigh*

Kelly C. said...

Woohooooo and/or hahahahahahaha!

I win (or is it I lose?) the suckiest football team contest!!

I am a Detroit Lions fan. ;-)

No one and/or thing can beat the fact that the Lions haven't won a playoff game in the last 50 years.

Wendy said...

Rosie: That's pretty much how I feel about college football starting. Sigh, another year of Notre Dame sucking and me having to live with My Man. At least this year he's going in with his eyes wide open.

Kelly: Oh you poor dear! I'm a Tigers fan, but I skipped the Lions curse because I didn't really get into football until college. And by that point? I was living in Buffalo, NY. You live in that town for any period of time and they plant a BillsFan4Life microchip into your brain.

Kati said...

Kelly, after watching the Redskins play last night (and literally sending my dog running to hide under the coffee table), I believe the Redskins are going to be truly wretched this year. We may give the Dolphins a run for the money.

Cathy in AK said...

I was probably more excited about the start of the season than my spouse. He enjoys the game but, unlike myself, can't seem to sit still for 3 hours and must putter about. Silly man.

Marykate, I can't say I'm sorry my Giants beat your Redskins, but they seemed to get in a bit of a groove in the second half. I don't think they're going to be Dolphin wretched. Even *I* would feel bad for them if that happened ; )

Liz V said...

I've perfected the art of the halftime nap.

Broncos fan here!

BookBukNut said...

I know the Lions aren't very good but as a Browns fan - we're right up there!! I too am giddy over football being back and I love being a female sports fan. My favorite though is college football and so I just have to say GO BUCKS!
Wendy - we met at BEA - fellow collection librarian and friend of Shayera, I am! Robin

Wendy said...

That Shayera....

She knows EVERYBODY!

Nice of you to stop by the blog again Robin.

I grew up in Michigan, but my parents were born and raised in Ohio. Let's just say I might have been only one of three MI natives not distraught over the Appalachia State game last year ;-) The other two? My sisters LOL

Anonymous said...

Well, folks, since the Chicago Bears have evidently made a pact with the devil and unexpectedly kicked ass, everyone here is wandering around in a daze. I mean two baseball teams that seem to be doing well and now a football tean that doesn't totally suck...obviously the world is about to end since this can't be happening to Chicago.

Sybil--as a third generation Texan you must NEVER, NEVER let on that you don't like/understand football. Even junior high football teams generate large turnouts for their games. When I left Texas for Philly and attended a football game there I was SHOCKED to see people drinking in the stands. My companions thought that was strange cause what else do you do at football games. I told them football was SERIOUS, "you don't drink in church so you don't drink at a football game. same thing" Football in Texas isn't a sport but a religion.

Wendy said...

Anon: The first week of football was just bizarre. Besides the Bears, my Bills scored 34 points and Tom Brady got hurt (I feel a little bad to be so happy over someone else's misfortune, but hell, it's Tom Brady and I'm a Bills fan. God will surely understand).

sybil said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh wendy's going to helllllllll

cool I need company