Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas!

Well it could have been a very jolly Christmas Eve indeed,but guess who decided to come into work to day with the sole purpose of stopping us from having a party in the office?

Happy Christmas everyone - see you in the New Year!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Party Day!!

Woo-hoo! It's Christmas Party Day!

Actually not so much woo-hoo. Since everyone got made redundant in the summer there's not a lot of us left to party with. There's every chance the dance floor this afternoon will look like this.

You can hang around under the mistletoe for as long as you want, there's no-one here to snog.

Still it can't be as bad as last year's party, which took place when the redundancies were first announced. Happy Party they called it. It wasn't. There were women crying in the chill-out corner, the dance floor was constructed of broken desk-tops (not that anyone felt like dancing), a fat bloke went round yelling at everyone, and for some reason we were given plasticene to play with. Therapy probably. Most of the plasticene ended up being modelled into genitals, with varying degrees of talent and success.

Sigh. Let's hark back to happier times. Only two years ago we had so many colleagues we could have a real party, with tinsel and music and party dresses, and people danced so hard their bosoms fell out.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Digital Native

Web 2.0? I've got the hat - bring it on!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


It has come to the Crab's attention that even a tatty, old, quite probably stained copy of Mandingo is scandalously priced on Amazon. £38.95!

And yet the cover art is so delightful it might almost be worth spending that amount of money - it may well turn out to be a lucrative investment.

Anyway, at that price it's unlikely that we will all be getting a copy in our Christmas Stockings this year. Santa's magic, but even he has his limits.

So if anyone would care to post a book review we would all be most grateful, or failing that I suppose you could resort to the DVD for a bit of festive family viewing.

Friday, 11 December 2009

A Seasonal Test

Ooh, it looks like I've managed to make myself a blog. I wonder what I should do next?

Okay, the intention is that this will be a lively and erudite discussion about all things librariamenical (sp?) but if it rapidly descends into a seething cesspit of vitriol, hatred and spite I would consider my job well done.

However right now the sun is shining, it is Friday afternoon and I am feeling quite optimistic. So instead here is a picture that I think encapsulates seasonal goodwill.

PS. for those of you who came in late on the discussion, the answer was "Mandingo".