Thursday, December 17, 2009

Missing Book Update

So, yesterday I checked the public library and they didn't have my missing book. Apparently they make weekly deliveries to the University Main Library because they receive so many U books. Anyways, I then went to the Curriculum Lab where I checked my book out from. They didn't have it. The only other option was that I turned it into the Engineering library, where they told me they accepted all campus library books (not true), and my book got lost in Main because they won't deliver books across the street to the Lab (duh). Main houses over a million books so I wasn't too hopefull about finding mine. I went down to shipping (basement of Main) and there it was right in front of me on a cart. End of story: book returned, hefty fines dropped and I can graduate. Yay!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last Words of an Undergraduate

Finals week is in full swing and I'm sad that these are my last few days as a student. On Saturday I graduate from the University of Iowa with a BA in English. Even if I don't get a job right away, or a very interesting job, school was worth every penny. I love literature classes. They make you think until your head hurts. But I'm sure most majors are that way. If there are any other U of Iowa students out there...what is that dripping from the railway down by EPB? It looks like toxic waste all slimy and gross. And an FYI: if you don't return all library books and pay all fines you can't graduate. It seems I returned a book to the public library on accident and if I don't find it in 4 days I can't get my diploma. Rubbish. In any event, I love the libraries. It's a shame they are shutting down many of them (budget cuts). I worked at Main for over 6 months, making minimum wage and choking on dust in the basement storage. There are some sweet books down there. Good times. Well, okay world. Here I come.
What follows will likely be a random ensemble of book reviews, daily entries, photos and thoughts about whatever else I may or may not be interested in.