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poor yellowthroat 2014

2014-09-20 - 9:07 a.m.

I got a mysterious panicked voicemail from the library. They didn't quite say what it was about so I didn't call back. Does anyone, ever, call back when someone leaves a message saying, "We need to talk?" However, curiosity got the better of me and I eventually logged into my account to see if anything was wrong.

I saw it in a moment. Apparently the last time I picked up books at the library, the lady there either didn't scan them (although I would have sworn I saw her do it) or else the computer didn't pick up the scan. In any case, I had made off with three books without checking them out. Oops.

Went back on Friday with the three books. Two of them I'd already read so I just gave them back. I let them scan and check out the third one. We all agreed that we'd never seen this particular problem before.

I guess the panicked voicemail was because it was too complicated to describe on the phone without sounding ditzy? Anyway it's all fixed now.

On a sad note, I saw a dead Yellowthroat on the sidewalk as I walked over to the library. Somebody didn't make it too far on the migration. The ants were feasting.

Best Headlines of the Week

I thought I had a clear winner but in a last minute post from nola.com we now have a tie. Hard to choose between these two ridiculous headlines I never expected to read:

  • Harahan man cited with illegal possession of piranhas by Ben Myers at nola.com
  • Butthole Surfers drummer picks up 'Yard Of The Month' award in Austin neighbourhood by David Renshaw at nme.com

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