Thursday, February 05, 2004

Class Continues
To my surprise I actually found myself with a good bit of class-work to do this week. My Saturday class which meets every other week meets this week, and I had the Wednesday night class which meets every week.
Last night I got back my famous librarian paper. This was due the night the instructor lectured on library history. I had chosen to write about Callimachus of Cyrene. I got "Very nice paper," and "A."
When the class was going to its break, someone asked the instructor if anyone had written about a librarian he'd never heard of before. The instructor said, "Lee did."
But it was interesting - the class was about a third smaller than it used to be. I don't know if those folks dropped out or just skipped.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

DMV Cluster-Fudge
My driver's license expired on Sunday. I had heard about the big crowds in the DMV offices because the new legislation that went into effect on Monday, February 2, so I waited until today to go renew.
It didn't help. The place was still a madhouse. I waited for awhile, and then the bilingual Spanish/English liason guy came around and told everyone near the door they had to wait outside.
I just left.
I don't drive that much anyway.

Monday, February 02, 2004

Friday when I left town to go to DC the elevator in my building worked fine. When I got back last night with 165 pounds of plywood, mahogany veneer, and mechanical parts, the elevator was broken. So know I know what it's like to haul a Victrola up three flights of stairs.
The guy I bought the machine from had an amazing collection. He even had a Victor 10-50, the first model ever to have a record changer. The turntable motor and the changing device were electrically powered, but the sound amplification was still acoustic. It was really cool to see that thing work.