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At the Reference Desk

Brief musings while working at the Reference Desk

Best Spam eMail du Jour: '50lbs in 61 Days: New No Exercise Skinny Pill Melts Belly Fat'

After 6 hrs of chat-reference, I got out of the house and hiked north on Broadway all the way from Diversey to Howard. Nice evening. (Took the bus home.)

We have entered the Age of Lookups.

Doing Chat Reference from home. Sounds like the neighbors are heating up their grill. Their kid is crying for some reason. Hoo, that smell from the grill !!! Yup, stuff like this never happens at that other (real?) RefDesk.

Log into library Chat Reference and have to wait a whole minute before someone asks a question! :-)

Log into library IM (instant message) and within 10 seconds, question pops up!

Student came over this evening and thanked us for all the help we gave him. Nice.

First shift of the (calendar) year!

My Message to the World: Happy Bird-day!

Finals week. Pretty crowded.

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