Thursday is normally Do Something Different DayTM
for me, but due to schedule changes this week, I did it today instead. This is going to sound SO dorky, but whatever.
I went to the library.
I used to have a library card, probably ten years ago. I had a bunch of late fees that I couldn't pay, and I stopped going. (Plus, I got kicked out once and I think all the people who worked there hated me. It wasn't my fault, really.) So, I just didn't go back. My high school had a library and I used to work in there instead of going to study hall. I read all the time. Even in the two minutes before class would start, I would be reading. If it weren't for the herding effect in the hallways, I probably would have read then as well.
Somehow, I stopped reading. I really don't know when or why, but I stopped reading for pleasure. I guess I was just busy with college.
My college has a library, but I am afraid to check books out from there. If I have late fees, they won't let me register for class.
Anyway, I went to the library near my house this afternoon to study. I actually got quite a bit accomplished, but my head was hurting a lot, so I stopped. I went up to the counter and told the librarian that I wanted to get another card. She looked me up in the computer and said I wasn't in there. (I thought for sure I had overdue fines, but I guess not. I wasn't going to complain about not owing them money :) I filled out the form, and she gave me a new card with a new number.
They had moved things around a lot since I had been there, and gotten a new computer system. I had to ask them which computer to use to look stuff up. Then I was trying to find the books, and they have a different system of organizing them, so I had to ask for help. *red with embarrassment*
I checked out two books and also got Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
on video tape. Dallas has it on DVD, but I only have a tape player in my room.
One of the books I got is The road less traveled
by Scott Peck that oh_pickme
suggested to me. It saves me from having to buy it (for now, anyway.)
Yes, I am a dork, but we already knew that :o)