Monday, November 30, 2009

New Musics

So, over Thanksgiving break I made a list of songs that I like. Here are some of the winners:

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Body Language - Jesse McCartney
Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas
Lollipop - Mika
Fireflies - Owl City
Forever - Chris Brown (plus this video comes with a little something extra)
911 and that ipod song - Sean Kingston
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

I hope you enjoy them like I do.

Which one is your favorite?

Why do you like or dislike the songs listed above?
Any comments are welcome, whether they be for or against.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

When you work at a library . . .

crazy things happen.

So, I'm just sitting here at my desk like I do at work when all of a sudden I hear some major commotion from the back of the library. I looked up from my screen to find this tall, skinny kid wearing khaki pants, a green t-shirt, and a black jacket come speeding up the aisle. I was shocked. He was running at full speed toward the exit in no quiet sort of manner. I watched him as he banged on the door to open it, I think with the intention to not slow down his momentum, and as he entered into the atrium. I was a little nervous actually because I saw that he was trying to catch up with someone who had just walked out and thought that maybe I was going to have a security issue on my hands. Turns out that as soon as he got out to the atrium he was fine and walked up the stairs with some guy quite calmly and collectedly. I looked around at the other people in the library and caught the eye of some kid who also saw the whole thing and we exchanged understanding looks. Then he came over and asked me out . . . (ok not really). It's interesting to me that what some of us might find totally embarrassing others find completely acceptable.

That kid is special, not just like everyone else.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Times are a changin'

I work at the Harold B. Lee Library. I mostly sit at a desk and wait for people to ask me questions. Inquiries range from things that actually have to do with the library to any random topic imaginable. On many occasions, like tonight, students are not in need of assistance so I find myself with a lot of spare time on my hands.

The librarians have caught on. They give us student workers tedious "projects" as they call them to keep us occupied. I got mine several weeks ago. Back the era of the early saints of the LDS church a publication began known as the Relief Society Bulletin (or magazine) a precursor to the Church's modern publications such as the Ensign. The entire collection has been put on an online database which enables people to search specific articles, advertisements, and recpies (of course it has recipes, it's from the Relief Society). My job, is to go through each article, each advertisement, each editorial, and so on to make sure they were entered into the database correctly.

Naturally, as I do this, my eye catches bits and pieces of the text. Today, that happened and unlike other days, a chain of thought was put into effect. Here is the excerpt: "An understanding of art will aid in teaching young people how vulgar and inartistic are rag-time and rag dancing." My initial reaction to such a thought was to giggle. How could anyone think that rag-time is inappropriate? However, as I thought a little longer this became a growing concern. If rag-time was considered vulgar in 1914 and now is not, what from our day that now is offensive will become something to be mocked at in later years because the moral standards of society are dropping or maybe disappearing? Think of something from contemporary society that you find repulsive, crude, and tasteless and imagine your children finding their favorite past-times as engaging in such activities. Where is our world headed?

Maybe that is why Sister Dalton of the General Young Women's Presidency is calling for a "Return to Virtue." We all know that our world is only going to get more wicked, but we don't have to be a part of it.

Anyway, crazy what you can learn from so few words.

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