I’m still searching, and wading through the occasional rejection letter or email that comes along. I sent printed applications to the Nashua and Concord Public Libraries in New Hampshire last week because they’re both looking for a reference librarian. I’m hoping they’re willing to consider me enough to invite me for an interview, or at least try to do one over the phone. I’m also seriously considering applying for a couple open positions I saw with the Washington DC Public Library, but that might be a tad tough since they require electronic submission of hand-signed forms. The toughness comes from the fact that I don’t own a scanner, but I’ll see about remedying that soon.
I read a great piece of news last night, and again this morning: California’s Proposition 8 has been overturned! Finally, the the good Californians of the Rainbow community can exercise their constitutional right to be happily (or miserably, as the case may be) married with benefits as straight people!
I know I shouldn’t have trouble believeing it, but the creators of the Proposition are already trying to appeal it, and the article says they wanted it to stay in place until they get to take the appeal to court! Sheesh. At least there are contributions like Proposition 8 The Musical to help people keep perspective.
In other news, I highly recommend Despicable Me. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s an animated movie starring Steve Carrell as a villain who wants to steal the moon and is (at least partially) foiled by the three girls he adopts as part of his evil plan.
I also feel the need to rant about a book I finished earlier this week: One Day on Mars by Travis S. Taylor. It’s a good story, but ooooooh the typos! I’m not kidding, there were mispunctuations galore. Not only that, there were misspellings, contradictions, run-on sentences that were not part of dialogue, and unneccessary (I thought) repetitions. It was rather painful for me to read as a dedicated bibliophile, but I did make myself finish it. I was a tad disappointed to see so many errors from a respected publisher like Baen and an author who’s also a quantum physicist. I e-mailed Baen to let them know, just in case nobody else had pointed it out. Presumptuous, maybe, but I felt it was my duty as a fan. I forget who said this, but “Redundancy is a sin, redunancy is a sin.” Maybe not in important situations like emergency backup systems and life support and such, but definitely in good reading material.