Mind Blank

Earlier today, standing in front of the fridge in the secretary’s office retrieving my lunch, I had a great idea for a blog post.  “I could absolutely say something useful about that,” I thought.  As I ate my lunch I had it all figured out — an introductory story, an example from MPOW, an example from my own work, conclusion.  Bam.  Awesome.  As my next meeting rolled up, I thought, “I’ll write that tonight after my reference shift.”

I’ll be damned if I can think of what it was.

Right now, two meetings and a reference shift later, I’m ready to write.  But I have no idea what I was going to say.  Instead, I can tell you there are more than 20 items on my to-do list for the next 10 days, none of them quick.  There’s a bag of Halls TRIPLE Soothing Action (cherry flavor) on my desk, next to a pile of handwritten notes I am now struggling to decipher. A student I helped last week at the Reference desk stopped back to chat, today, to tell me about the progress of her project and commiserate about demanding faculty.  Someone screamed profanity at us in a suggestion-box note because they didn’t understand how to save on our computers.  I’m working on being more supportive but also more hands-off with several staff members.  My new life goal is to get all of the Libraries’ policies actually written down and stored where people can find them.  January is gonna be a busy month here at the College Libraries, administratively speaking.  I need to run a few reports on use of the Libraries over winter term for a meeting tomorrow.  I’d like to go to the gym, but forgot my iPod at home.

None of that was what I was gonna write about.

Oh well.  Back to work!

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