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More Awesomely Embarrassing Moments in the Library

So… when I got that Annual Report from WordPress on New Year (I still want to know out of what blue that thing fell from), it gave me some very interesting statistics. One of them was the most popular search term that people found your blog by throughout the year. And lo and behold, mine was “library cartoon” – which was how I tagged that very first cartoon that I ever posted on this blog, and then never used again. Is it irony that my first little old, finding-my-feet, post should turn out so popular with the search engines? By the way, you can see it here, and then you can do a case study of how my style developed in 7 months’ time.

Anyway, seeing that people seem to like library cartoons so much, I feel fully justified in doing some more. I present to you… *can I have a drumroll, please*



I did sleep quite a lot in the library last year, and not enough in my bed. Those of you who have been around for a while will know that the library is basically my hang-out. I hide from social situations in there.



I listen to my iPod in the library whilst I work. But then, especially if a catchy song plays, I sometimes start bouncing in my seat and mouthing the words along. The looks I get for that are really embarrassing.

Rocking out


You know those silences that can suddenly fall in a crowded room that was buzzing only a moment before? Yes, those…



Our library has really, really narrow spaces between the shelves. That the books often overhang their shelves do not help matters either. They are quite discriminatory those shelves, really. I’m short, mostly petite and thinner than most. And I sometimes have trouble turning round with a bag on my back. So I don’t know what people bigger than me do. On top of that, stuff like this is always happening:


Yes, then someone with a book-trolley will come down the row where you are standing. And there is only space for one at a time. One of you is going to have to back off. Sometimes it will result in a staring match. But someone will have to reverse in the end. Usually it will be me. Librarians do not take nonsense from books or students.


I hope you all enjoyed that! At the moment I’m working on a tutorial on how to fold an origami box. I will announce it here when I am done with it. Also, before I forget, if there are still any procrastinators that still want to download my 2012 calendar over there in the sidebar –> do it now. I’m going to remove the download box within the next few days (as soon as I stop procrastinating).


Hope everybody has a lovely weekend! Open-mouthed smile


What the holiday season means to me

I just remembered that I still had a blog…


Me in the holiday season


I’m not much good at excitement anyway, and there is nothing about the “Christmas spirit” that makes me really excited. Too old, I guess… Ha! 😉 The actual reason is that my family doesn’t go in for Christmas that much. The younger generation obviously yes, but the rest of us just tend to get on with it. Our Christmas generally consists of avoiding the shops, getting annoyed at all the Christmas commercials and complaining about consumerism and materialism… and going to church on Christmas Day. Which already makes us odd. I don’t know many people who attends the service that day. Most stay in. It kind of makes me sad.

I never believed in Santa Claus either. Or in the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. (I always type “Eater Bunny” and then I giggle!) Oh, my parents participated in these make-believe games, but I knew it was them. For instance, my mother is fond of recalling the story of when I lost my first tooth (I was in 2nd grade! Freak of the school!) and she sneaked in to put the money in my slipper, I told her that she must walk more quietly next time because I heard her.

However, even if I never believed, my cousins did. They believed in Santa Claus until they were quite big actually. This left me with a problem during holidays with the family, because I would forever be having slips of the tongue.

Awkward moment...


A further part of my awkward Christmases around family was the presents. In the last years I have always known what I was going to get. And it was normally only one present. Heck, of course I know what I am getting this year – a book that I picked myself in the bookshop, which my mother then paid for and immediately confiscated. That was months ago. The same went for last year’s Christmas with the family. The awkward part, however, is to feign surprise when I open the present around the little cousins, because they’re not supposed to know that I knew beforehand. And everyone who knows me knows that I am such a good actress. I can get stage fright on a balcony and there doesn’t even have to be an audience.

I probably ruined my little cousins’ childhoods…


Anyway, enough about my boring and awkward Christmases. What about you? How do you feel about Christmas and Santa Claus? Are you excited for it? Tell me in the comments! 😀


To end off this pointless post… at least my presents are all done and wrapped. And now I have to show off! 😉 My advantage is that I have very few friends. *cue evil laugh* And I made our origami Christmas decorations. We have a paper tree, paper baubles and other miscellaneous things lying about.

Origami Christmas tree

Our Origami Christmas Tree


Yes, I did just use a collage to make my friends’ prezzies look more than they actually are. Ah Pinterest… where would I have been this Christmas without you? Just about  everything on, in and with those prezzies I found through Pinterest one way or another. The tags, the origami boxes, the contents…

Oh, and that is indeed Bill, my origami pigeon photobombing that last picture. Typical. Remember him?

And another thing, speaking of origami, I am working on the new site and hope to launch along with the new year. I’m excited!


Well, well, that is all for now in this miserably exciting season. I hope you all have a good build-up to Christmas!