Sunday, June 28, 2009

If it's not one thing

Summer programming is a completely different beast than school programming. We spend most of our time in libraries where you are either in a meeting room or among the stacks. Each library has a specific personality and sometimes that personality can be described as special. There is one place in rural Maryland where we preform in the stacks in the front window. Every year there is something interesting at this location, like the year we were attacked by a frog or the year the front of the library sign had been demolished by a delivery truck. Did i mention this location is in a strip mall? On Thursday i was supposed to have the day off, but a team member was ill so i went to this crazy library instead. Somehow after years of going to this location there are still surprises. We had to run our extension cord to the ceiling. I couldn't make this up. No joke. Team member Lindsey stood on a chair and was still 2 feet too short to reach it. So the librarian stood on the edge of a round table on his tip-toes while i counter-balanced the table to keep him from crashing through the plate glass window. Really. Never a dull moment, people.

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