The Plot Thickens
In the jungles of School Library Journal’s website our first day passed without incident. Granted, there were some truly frightening incidents but my faithful IT guides got us through the worst of it in one piece. I’ve already lost some dear friends along the way, I’m afraid. Colonel Blogroll was the first to go. Next went the brave Lady Sitemeter and her valet/lover/ballboy Technorati Jr. And certainly we’ve seen no sign thus far of the elusive RSS Feed we came to find but I have faith that our quarry will be in our midst any day now. For now, the rains have come. I must leave you again.
The RSS Feed mocks me. It has not appeared and I can’t imagine how much longer we can continue without it. Sometimes at night when my dreams come again I can almost hear it snickering in the dark. Mocking me. We thought we were out of the worst of it, but certain factors have come to our attention. A particularly vexing ad banner has been shadowing us for a day now. It’s difficult to sleep knowing that that beast follows our every move. Indeed, my guide has mentioned nothing of its presence, but I can feel its hot sticky breath on the back of my neck wherever it is I may go. My companions have also drawn my attention to my appearance. "What’s wrong with your neck?," they ask. I feign ignorance, but there’s no denying that my neck looks odd these days. Photographs taken of me (particularly photographs of the head shot variety) appear to show either my chin resting on an odd brassy hand or my neck swollen to great glandular proportions. How do I tell people that in such photos I am, in fact, resting my head on the statue of a duck? Perhaps something must be done. Tonight, we feast upon some supportive comments and in the morning, the RSS Feed will be closer still. I must teach myself patience and continue the hunt.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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