Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

End of the week as we know it

My reflux has been awful today, but it's all completely my fault. I should know better than drinking a full glass of orange juice for breakfast. Then I had salsa on my lunch. The day has not been pleasant.

We found out today that the new manager at the library will be the children's librarian, L. She's been there the longest and frankly, she's perfectly suited for it because I think she doesn't really like dealing with the public anymore anyway unless they're under five. They're not hiring anybody to replace her. Instead, a lot of her current duties will fall onto the shoulders of the assistant children's librarian, who will likely lose the assistant part of her title. I feel a little bad for her. She already does a ton of stuff. I made sure to let her know that I'm more than happy to do whatever grunt work she wants to pass along.

I got introduced to our interim manager with the statement, "She won't be an aide for long. Frankly, she could do anybody's job in here now if she wanted." Which I thought was a really nice compliment. And maybe not too far off the mark.

Today's question: If it were the only way you could remain with the love of your life, would you be willing for both of you to wake up tomorrow as native speakers of an unfamiliar language, knowing that within a week, you'd permanently forget the language(s) you now speak and largely be cut off from your friends and culture? If so, what new language would you want to speak and why?

What a weird question. I'd do it, of course. I'd do anything to stay with Craig, and this is so easy. And if I get to choose, then I pick Spanish because neither of us speak it, but that wouldn't really cut us off too much because we live in California and most of the people I know speak it. And my family that doesn't? Meh.

17 If a movie were being made of your life, which actor would play the starring role?
18 Write the words that you need to hear today.
19 If you had to be obsessed with money, sex, sports, religion or food, which one would you choose?
20 What do you love most about yourself?
21 Ignoring all financial considerations, would you rather spend the next 5 years confined to an urban mecca (e.g. New York City, London, etc) or a beautiful, isolated coastal town somewhere?
22 How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer?
23 What is a character trait you despise in others, but you know you also have that same trait?
24 What is the most serious law you've broken doing something you thought was morally right, wouldn't hurt anyone, or was no one's business but yours? How bad would the punishment have been if you'd been caught and given the maximum sentence?
25 If you were on a jury, would you be willing to convict a person for something you didn't think should be considered a crime?
26 If your heart were damaged beyond repair, but you could regain your health for a few more years by getting a heart transplant from a genetically engineered pig, would you?
27 What is your favorite question to ask people?
28 What stage play is your favorite?
29 For $100,000 (or equivalent in your currency) would you put on 40 pounds/18 kg and keep it on for 3 years? How much money, if any, would induce you to put on 100 pounds/45 kg for at least a year?
30 If you were president/prime minister/supreme leader etc. of your country, what is the first thing you would do?
31 What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?

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