Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I have been losing my mind lately. More than usual. I’ve been just buzzin’ around like a lil’ happy bee and the end of the semester pretty much came out of nowhere and I’ve crashed head-first into it. I am the bug on the windshield. SPLAT SPLAT SPLAT.

I may have been not prioritizing my time well, or what, but WTF happened? I was fine last week, I knew things were coming up, but seriously, what happened?

Monday night, I stayed up at the library until 2 am doing last minute projects and write-ups. I may have done something that, when it happened, I thought it was hilarious, but looking back, I am not particularly proud. There was a group of giggly girls on the second floor where I was studying with Whitney. They were so loud and it was hard to get into a mode of concentration. I have this weird habit of defacing library advertisements that are placed in the middle of the study tables. I took one of those and wrote:
Ask yourselves this question, search deep in your hearts
Are you here to study
or socialize??
If it’s the latter, do yourselves and everyone a favor and leave…

Mean, I know. Couldn’t help it. I get psycho when it comes to people being stupid in the library. That’s cool you see people you know, but don’t sit in periodicals or a QUIET study zone laughing your head off and rubbing it in everyone else faces that YOU are cool, that YOU have friends. Do people not notice that EVERYBODY BUT them is silent? Do they not notice the dirty looks people are shooting them?

Sometimes I am shocked at how people are so RUDE. I am not even sure if that is the right word to use, its more like TOTALLY UNAWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS. It’s like yesterday, I was in the periodicals, which is known to be one of the quietest places in the library. A guy’s phone rang and he had a full on conversation in the library. He didn’t even get up to leave, he was totally fine just sitting there and talking in a regular voice. I am not bitter about it or anything.

But if you are going to be living in the library like me this next week, be kind and read this list of LIBRARY ETTIQUITE.

1) Speak in an inside voice. Nobody wants to hear you screaming about that cute girl you asked out or that totally nice boy that you hung out with .

2) Library chit-chats are a no-no. If you see a friend you haven’t seen in a long time, good for you. Get their number, invite them to walk with you to get a drink, facechat with them. Save your conversations for outside the library.

3) Get your quiet zones straight. Periodicals, Second Floor music section, anywhere where you see people hunkered down staring intently at a book usually means it’s a quiet zone.

4) Be aware... of those around you. If you wouldn’t want to hear about someone’s dating life while you are studying (that you don’t even know), I’m sure that they wouldn’t want to hear about yours.

5) Group study areas were created for a reason.

6) Keep your PDA down to a minimum. No one cares that you have a gf that you love holding hands with. Is holding her hand really going to make you study more effectively?

Tips for those that get annoyed easily in the Library
1) Get earplugs,
2) Try a cubicle.
3) Give people a 5 minute grace period and tell them (nicely) to SHUT IT.

I am not saying that I am perfect in my library etiquette, but I like to think that I at least try. Here’s to this next week of trying not to kill yourself about finals.

Be great, do good.

1 comment:

  1. You are a crack up! I loooove it!!! I'm okay with people holding hands, but if they get all nuzzly I have to keep myself from vomiting.