January 6th, 2008


More library adventures(?)

Today I think is a rather silly day for us. This is evidenced by the fact that on the way home, while we were discussing reverence, I kept saying "revenant" instead. Or maybe that's actually evidence of playing too much of a certain video game. It is a fun game, though, and soon we'll get to see Balthier again! Or so they're telling us. And hopefully eventually I'll get "reverent" and "revenant" straight. Oy.

Three different wards meet in our church building. Our ward is lucky in that we always meet at the same time every week, but the other two wards trade time slots every year, so the ward that met at one in the afternoon every week last year has started meeting at nine in the morning, and vice versa. (Speaking of mixing up words, we had a Japanese TA once that would say "verse vice-a." It was very cute♥) This affects us because we work in the library, and since the other ward librarians sometimes come in before their sacrament meetings, we end up working together.

And now we have a new fellow librarian to work with. He seems to be the type where he's master of everything around him and anything that doesn't fit in with the way he sees the world must not really exist, or doesn't make any sense. For example, Steve's friend's son came in to the library to get some copies made, and he mentioned that he hadn't seen us in a while. We said we're not invited to Steve's all that often, and since we don't have a car, we can't just go over there whenever like Celeste does. We're not sure if we were reading him right (and there's a strong chance we weren't), but when the other librarian asked how we get to church every week, it kind of came across like, "No, you must have a car, or else you wouldn't be here at church, duh." Then when I explained that we get a ride from a friend, he asked if our friend was a member of our church, and I really just have no idea what that was about. Maybe he was hoping we're better member missionaries? But, since we work at home, and don't have a car, we don't really meet anybody except at church, so all our local friends are LDS. And that was a tangent.

Anyway, that doesn't make him a bad guy, but it does make it difficult for weirdos (and I mean that in the best sense of the word) like us to get along with him. I've decided to look at it as an opportunity to follow the examples of all the heroines in those crazy Neo Romance games (as well as things like Fushigi Yuugi and Fruits Basket, and, of course, the scriptures) and try to get along with everybody. This guy seems to have a habit of coming in pretty early, so we'll have plenty of time to work on it.

Today I'm thankful for new developments that make life interesting, toe-nail clippers, Tomaj, Live Journal, and friends who drive us to church every week.