Today I signed up to be a volunteer library assistant. It kind of cracks me up because of this quote:
"Jocks like him always want freaky girls. Girls with horn-rimmed glasses and vegan footwear and Goth makeup. Girls who play the cello and wear Converse All-Stars and want to be children's librarians when they grow up. Oh yeah, jocks eat that shit up."
When I was sitting in the theatre with my husband (who had been relunctantly dragged to Juno the chick flick) and that part of the movie came on I started nudging him like crazy until the poor erstwhile jock said, "Ow, stop it!" Because he was, IS, a jock. And I am that freaky girl with glasses (and pointy elbows) who wore her hair in a flip and wore plaid miniskirts when they were not in and drove a VW bug all around town and his friends made disparaging comments about (but not too many because they didn't think he was serious about her) and then that girl grew up to be… a librarian. Well, almost.
Keen ended up loving Juno, by the way.
Anywho, I'm excited I'll be in the library. Because Juno said it right, I just never could express it, but I knew in my gut that the whole book nerd thing would totally let me hook hottie jocks. So now that my diabolical plan has come to fruition I feel it's time to give back. Besides they really need the help because we're basically rebuilding the library after the fire.
Oh, we did not win the Kohl's Cares school funding contest. We did not even come close. But at least the majority of small private schools who DID end up in the top 20 felt bad enough about it to turn around at the last minute and vote for Milbury, Ohio who lost THREE schools in a tornado. Only the high school got enough votes to get into the top 20 but I'm sure they will share the funds with the middle and elementary schools that were wiped out, along with the police station and main street. The other school affected by a tornado, the autistic school, and the school for youth from broken homes, as well as our arson-burned school were all shit out of luck. But I'm not bitter.