Friday, November 21, 2008

Nerds and the people who write about them

I've been spending a lot of time in libraries lately, and spending time in libraries always reminds me that a lot of people who like to read books are nerds. Like crazy people nerds. Especially people who work at libraries (and I don't say this lightly because I used to work at a library.) I asked the guy behind the counter if they had the new Coldplay CD and he talked to me for 30 minutes (after he told me they didn't have the CD.) I have no idea what he said, but as I was walking down the stairs he shouted after me, "It's called Vida La Vida!!!!" Like, loud. In a library. What if I had asked him where something embarrassing was? -- "It's called The Vagina Monologues!!!!"

In any case, I got some Coltrane (because I've always wanted to say "I got some Coltrane", some Dylan, some Springsteen, Paul Simon, more Christmas stuff, Sam Cook, Robert Plant, etc. etc.

I love libraries. But the creeper nerds still creep me out. Mostly because I'm pretty sure I'm one of them.


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