Monday, August 28, 2006

In training...day 1:

My favorite part so far was when C., who is showing me the ropes, said: "This is where dragons end and fairies begin."

Which was when a smile spread across my face, a laugh bubbled to the surface, and I responded: "Yep, I think I'm gonna like it here."

Then came story hour...
and I haven't even mentioned anything about wizards, unicorns, poetry, or pirates.

Let's see...and who did I meet? Well...
There's Sumo, the little grey cat; Daniel Handler, the orange cat; and Trini Lopez, the black cat. And let's not forget the human co-worker named Cat. Then there's Tom-Tom, the ferret; Harry, the tarantula; and a few others too (including chickens, doves, geccos, rats, people, and ect)...but I'll need more time to learn the rest of their names.

For now I have FREE book "homework" and will be starting out with some young adult novels:

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl
by Barry Lyga







and

just like that by marsha qualey

Free books? Good god, I'm in heaven. Needless to say, day 1 went better than expected. It was a rainy grey morning and I arrived a little bit early. In the quiet of the not-yet-open store, I stood chatting with a new co-worker smack dab in the middle of a sea of books--shelves and shelves and shelves of them in every size, shape, and color. If books can pulse and radiate and soak through your skin, then that is what happened as I stood there waiting for the day to officially begin.

All anxieties vanished.

I would have liked to put that moment on pause and just savor the feeling forever. It probably goes without saying that I'm looking forward to day 2.

9 comments:

GreenishLady said...

The new job, and the new neighbourhood sound wonderful. Best of luck in both!

Kristine said...

I am both happy and relieved for you! Have a good second day! I'm cheering you on...

Amber said...

Oh, fun. It sounds exactly like the place for you. I'm glad you found it.

I think I'm going to recommend The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl to my sister.

jeannette* said...

This fairy tale job is sounding like a good fit and a lot of fun! I've really enjoyed reading up on your creative chronicles. Wishing you well on day 2 Jessie!

paris parfait said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your working day! Am so glad you're off to a good start! :)

Tammy said...

I'm so happy for you! Sounds perfect...free books!

Colorsonmymind said...

Yeah! I am so thrilled for you.

Jamie said...

Oh, how wonderful! I'm just soaking up all the magic you're describing. I'm so happy you found such a special place!

Mardougrrl said...

I'm so happy for you, dear! The job sounds WONDERFUL! Hurray!