Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Library "Hurts So Good"

I don't like the campus library very much. I feel like if I stay too long I'll get sucked in to a library-like-black hole.

People talk too much and loudly! Shhhhhh!!! It's the library...

It's really hot in here too. Yes, I'm in the library right now. The printers go off every 10 seconds and it creates a very warm atmosphere. HOT PAPER!!

The only reason I'm in the library is so I can print off my papers for my English Portfolio. Which is now done. Thank God.

We have to turn in a digital copy too, and I didn't have all my papers on my computer. A few of them were just hard copies. So I had to re-type some of my papers just to save them on a CD. I tell ya, it's not fun to rewrite a paper on Clarissa Dalloway's soul, or lack thereof. It's very drab.

Anyway, I'll be out of this place in ten minutes. Don't get me wrong. I love libraries. I could spend hours in them searching through books. But when I have to complete assignments or read for class...I don't want to be at the library.

When I was in elementary school Library was my favorite class. Well, besides recess and lunch and gym...and music and art. I liked everything :) But Library was my favorite. The Dewey Decimal System and I had an understanding. It was good.

Anyway, if I was on the second or third floor of the campus library it would be much quieter. I'm on the first floor and it cuts students a little more slack. I think they should still talk a little softer though.

I guess I shouldn't be talking. Last semester I was up on the third floor (where you can hear a pin drop) and I cracked open a can of Dr. Pepper then resumed to eat a bag of Doritos. CRUNCH CRUNCH! I almost busted out some John Cougar Mellencamp, but I contained myself.


  1. you are quite on point there.. I can spend the whole day looking and reading books i wanna read but i'm far from productive if i were to research for assigments and all. I enjoy looking at weirdos in the library though..i have implosive laughter all the time.

  2. Mellencamp works best in the library if you jump up on a table and sing "Jack and Diane" with a crowd gathered around you. I would save "R.O.C.K. in the USA" for something a little more lively like the middle of day in the middle of campus.

  3. I love libraries, too. I went to the Public Library close to where I work tonight to pick up a book I needed for school. Eudora Welty's A Curtain of Green. I'm doing a research project on it for my American Lit class. Anyways, the library in my hometown is so small - the selection there is actually pretty good for a small library - but I mean this building looks like it could be a two bedroom house. Okay, maybe big enough to squeeze three in there, but still - it's small. But it's smallness is so cozy and comfortable. I love it. My hometown's library is my favorite by far. :)

  4. You had me at John Cougar Mellencamp....can't believe someone your age calls him Cougar. It's been few years since he dropped it. You rock!

  5. You are so cute! I love your blog! :)

  6. My campus library now is pretty good but the one in high school was super horrible. Dusty, dark, hot and noisy. Eurgh.