Saturday, March 17, 2007

What I Could Say

I could tell you about how I'm going to the city for my first ever St. Patty's Day celebration (oh, don't get me wrong, I'm just Irish enough to have eaten Corned Beef and Cabbage cooked my French grandmother for most of my life, I've just never done the official San Francisco pub crawl).

And I could tell you that the promise of a drink called the "Irish Car Bomb" has me feeling a bit leary, since I'm not much of a drinker to start with, and when I am, it's not usually whiskey I'm enjoying (I'm way more Polish than I am Irish, and if hard liquor is required, it will be Vodka, the beloved drink of a depressed nation).

Instead, I will tell you that I love warm weather. I love the spring. At the moment, I love California in all its glory. I love eating outside. I love late dinners. I love getting to know new people, even if my first inclination was to stay at home and watch a DVD, snug with my cat purring in my lap.

I wil tell you that a skeezy customer checked out my rear end and my legs, and I wanted to slap him across his smarmy face, but decided that a) it wasn't worth losing my job over and b) that would only encourage him.

I will tell you that Saturdays in the library are freakishly fun. That, although this may be the caffeine coursing through my veins, we actually start singing in the library on Saturday mornings before we open. Last week, it was "Go Tell it On the Mountain." This week it was, "A Spoonful of Sugar," and "Forgiveness" (i.e, "even if, even if, you don't love me anymoooooore."). There is something magical about being in the library before it opens on a Saturday morning. There are fewer staff members, no supervisors and people feeling simultaneously giddy that it's the weekend and bitter at having to be at work.

I will tell you that I love when one of our daily customers sits down at the reference desk and asks if I have any movie recommendations. I like it even more when she takes my suggestions!

I will tell you that I am itching to get off of work and go have an adventure with my boyfriend and his visiting high school friends in San Francisco.

I will tell you that talking with Irene on the phone on Thursday night did wonders for my disposition.

I will tell you that although I love being in a good mood, I find it decidedly difficult to get any work done when I'm in one quite this good.


Anonymous said...

Hope you had a fantabulous St P's day celebration! Spring is so wonderful....looking forward to lots of patios and outdoorsyness?

singlemuslimah said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds it hard to get any work done while in a good mood.

I hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!

Sarah said...

oh, yes. The patio and outdoorsyness of Spring is what I'm looking forward to the most!

I don't know quite the perfect mood for working, because when I'm happy, I don't want to work, but when I'm said, it's not really the right time either..