A Dateless Wonder

The life and times of a great Dateless Wonder.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Open Letter #1

I was talking with Junky yesterday about how I have to write a few letters to myself regarding things I don't want to do...This is the #1.

Dear DW,

This is just a note to let you know that you do not want work in a library. EVER. You hate your job. You don't look forward to going in...And you're really, really bored.

Most of the questions you get are in fact that same question disguising itself in a different format over and over and, perhaps, requiring the use of a different database and/or different keywords. But in essence, these questions are are the same question--"How can I find journals and books on my topic?"

Sometimes, you're greeted with invovled patrons who actually care about learning how to find these things on their own. Other times, you're greeted by patrons that don't care how to find the resources--They want YOU to find the resources. And they're rude and impatient about it, too.

Either way, regardless of who comes to the desk, you always think the same thing--I DON'T CARE. GO AWAY. These are not good thoughts. They are not happy thoughts. You like happy thoughts.

If you're wondering whether you have more to write on this topic--You don't. Because that is ALL you do in your job. There are no alternative activities.

You are very frustrated, very bored and very unhappy at your current job. Remember that. And don't wax nostalgic once you leave.

Best wishes and I hope you're doing well.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tag you're it...

Four jobs I have had

Bakery employee at a Supermarket
Cashier at an outdoors equiptment store
Contract researcher for a newspaper
Tutor for a fourth grader

Four movies I can watch over and over

16 Candles
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Better Off Dead
Coming to America

Four places I have lived

Sussex, England for four weeks...does that count?
C'est tout

Four TV shows I love

Everybody Hates Chris
The Office (American)
The Cosby Show

Four places I’ve vacationed


Four of my favorite dishes

French Fries & Gravy
Prime Rib & Mashed Potatos from The Keg (Nice, Jan!)
Thai Green Curry
Chocolate...That's not a dish, is it?

Four sites I visit daily


Four places I would rather be right now

At home.
At home.
New York City

Five people I am tagging

Five?!...I'll try for Junky and a*c...I don't think they've filled this out already.


Monday, March 13, 2006


So, following up the last post re: how people find this blog..someone searched for "ugly dateless men."

This is a remarkable search, I must say! I really wonder what he or she was looking for. Do you think it's a "he" and he considers himself ugly? And he just happens to be dateless... And is looking for some kind of support group? (UDM searcher: I'm sure you're not ugly by the way!)

Or do you think it is someone who is indeed searching for ugly dateless men because he or she prefers them...Maybe they have better personalities, maybe the searcher is so vain he/she figures he/she will look even more beautiful when standing next to an ugly person! The possibilities are endless!

Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm still dateless.