Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Goddess in Training...
I wish I was back here at the restaurant in Disney World where I took the picture. Yummy Italian food. Mama Mia! That's a meatball. And lovely decor, statues, paintings. Air conditioning! And sit down seating. Really nice when you've run all over the Disney sets and all from the time the place opened for those staying at the Disney hotels, I think 9 am, until midnight and the last ferry left the place. Every day. Every night.
I was happily exhausted after my Romance Writer's Conference stay, but mostly because my daughter and I DID Disney!
The story, Goddess in Training, is about a librarian, and I wrote this WAY before I started working at one, so no, I didn't base it on any librarian. And the library is actually based on the one we used to frequent when my kids were little in Poteau, Oklahoma. But I always had a fascination with Greek and Roman mythology, so, I just thought, what if a mousy little librarian, who also loved Greek and Romany mythology, ended up in the sights of a demi-god, who isn't mousy in the least?
And so that's the novella.
Oh, and speaking of libraries, our self service checkout and all public computers were down, and everything else that could go wrong... did yesterday. Monday. The computers are still not up. But we had people turning them on, as if to say we didn't know what we're doing and they're going to use them anyone. One teen said, "Well can't I print off something?"
Hmm, I should have said, "Sure, print all you like." I just reminded him the computers were down. Not working. Down.
One time we put sheets of paper on every single computer (32 total), saying the computers were down. We still had a couple flip the sheet over the monitor and turn on the computer. Then when it wouldn't work, they asked why? One of my coworkers flipped the paper back over the monitor and pointed to it. "Out of Order"
Have a terrific Tuesday! I'd like to be able to say TGIF, but it's not. So I guess I'll have to wait!!!
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality."