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Where I belong in a library

Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: blogging, librarian, libraries, meme, self-reflection | Tags: , | No Comments »

As I was wondering what to write about today for #blogjune, I happened on this meme via Con, via Catherine.

Enter the You As The Dewey Decimal System generator! My deets produced this:

David Green’s Dewey Decimal Section: 218 Humankind

David Green = 4129478554 = 412+947+855+4 = 2218

200 Religion

The Bible and other religious texts, books about the general philosophy and theory of religion.

What it says about you:
You don’t mind thinking about the unknown or other very big ideas. You will never feel like your work is finished. The 200-series is dominated by Christian topics, so you may feel like you’re constantly surrounded by Christians.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at

All I entered was name, birth date & fave number between 1-3 (optional). I had 3 results to choose from (2 with identical wording) & I could choose the colour. So yeah, I don’t think it’s an exact science 😉

The Results

“Humankind;” that’s nice, I like that.
Yes, I do enjoy “thinking about the unknown or other very big ideas”.
Oh? “(I) will never feel like (my) work is finished?” Really?! Oh. NO!
I haven’t ever felt like I’m surrounded by Christians. Except for in church.
Like in any group of people, so long as they’re cool thinkers, this would never be a problem for me. Despite what the generator is implying.

What’s your Dewey number?

Delayed gratification: opening mail, later

Posted: June 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: self-reflection | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Parcels, packages, cards, cd mailers, sparkly tubes of funness. Basically anything except junk mail & bills; I call Fun Mail. And I don’t open them. Not straight away anyhow. I am getting better. I used to spend a-g-e-s watching, petting, stoking out on fun mail & would just let it sit. I rattle it, feel the weight, imagine, wonder about the contents. Like exploring gifts under a Christmas tree. An example: many years ago a woman who had a special place in my heart, sent me a letter from overseas. I didn’t open it for the longest time. I can’t recall the contents, it was nothing dramatic, just a friendly ‘Hello; thinking of you, here’s what I’m up to now’. A more recent example: most excellent wife J. pre-ordered the new Atoms For Peace vinyl for me for Christmas. When it arrived months later I was so excited that I didn’t open it. Music is one of my passions, my loves, an obsession. (See this post.) I knew once I’d opened the package I’d be closer to hearing new awesome music! BUT this means I’m closer to finishing my experience of revealing the fun mail; I’m at the critical, exciting point of hearing new music for the first time. A once in a lifetime experience that I like to savour, to delay. I’m the same with new books. When a new Winton comes out, I buy it & let it sit on my shelf. Building anticipation, gathering excita-dust.

Fun Mail: Atoms For Peace LP.

Fun Mail: Atoms For Peace LP.

Do you let fun mail sit, or do you rip it open instantly?