Saturday, September 19, 2009

beware the librarian

We visited the breathtaking Library of Congress today. Yes, breathtaking! See for yourself.





Recognize this from National Treasure 2?


We were really wanting to go in there but it is only open to those doing research. They will, however, let you take a peek if you do the library tour.

Speaking of which, our tour guide was s-c-a-r-y!

Calm and peaceful on the outside but man, this one older guy did something to make her mad. She stopped mid-sentence and told him that if he really didn't want to be a part of this tour, he could exit the library immediately. But she said it with an intensity that was surprising and with a mean voice. ::shudder::

Okay, back to beauty...





And then the ever-so-shocking...


LIBRARIAN ACTION FIGURE!!! And not just any lame old action figure, but one with SHUSHING ACTION!

bwahahahahahahahaha! Isn't that hilarious?!

I've been laughing all day about it.

Because yes, I am that dorky.

So, do you have a fear of librarians like I have a fear of clowns? I have always loved the librarians that I have known. They were always knowledgeable, helpful and kind. The only fear I have ever had was with this one tour lady librarian person. And the clowns are a whole other post!

19 comments:

Christine said...

How fun! Gorgeous pictures!!!

Tara Rison said...

We were in DC on Thurs, Friday, and Saturday. We just got home a little while ago. What a coincidence!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

No way, Tara! We got here on Wed and are leaving tomorrow morning. :)

SuperAngel said...

definitely a beautiful place! Totally recognize NT2. Love those movies! :)

that is sad she was so rude especially to an older gentlemen. :( Unfortunately we have a similar librarian... She doesn't like me too much... then there are others who are so nice.

I'm having such a great time reading all about your trip! :D
HUGS!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Hey Coco, those pics are SOOC! :) Washington DC is very photogenic!

Melissa Stover said...

oh that action figure is the souvenir to get!

Tracy said...

LOL...That librarian action figure comes straight out of the Mountains of Tennessee...those ladies would eat you alive!

Jacque said...

LOVE visiting all of these exciting places with you!
Isn't that the room of the Library of Congress that is on National Treasure when they find that book with the clues in it!?!
:)) ha!

Glad you are seeing all of these neat things! Talk about experiencing American History.

Love you and blessings to your family~

Lainie said...

Must have action figure!!! Classic :D

Anonymous said...

The pictures are beautiful! I can imagine what it was like to see them in person. Love the action figure!!! Rebecca

laura k said...

The tour guide wasn't a librarian. Just a tour guide. It's a common misconception that everyone who works in a library is a librarian, but I can almost guarantee that the librarians at the LOC aren't leading tours.

These pictures are beautiful; the Library of Congress has been on my list of places to visit for a long time!

NCMom said...

I didn't think my librarians liked us for the longest time...then one day they all just seemed nice. I still don't know what the change was/is. I'm just glad that they approve of us now! :) LOL

40winkzzz said...

i was trying to think where it was that we ran into snooty staff. i remember now-- it was at the chicago institute of art. at least they weren't mean, though.

that action figure is hilarious. see, *somebody* at the place has a sense of humor.

f.walmsley said...

Hi Marsha, I just found your blog and have spent half an hour surfing around it... and just wanted to tell you how great it is.

cheers
Fiona

Pursuing Wisdom said...

Librarians are quirky and stern. Is that conceivable? Yep, but clowns will always remind me of that nasty movie I mistakenly sat thru called "it" - YUCK! So, congrats on the tour of DC and I've heard so much from my boys about the newest museum near Dulles. They flew space available for the day one Saturday from ORD to see it and made it back again NRSA miraculously on the same day. -Cheers, The Mommy at G3 http://expeditionswithg3.blogspot.com/2009/05/boy-day-trip-to-air-and-space-museum.html

Jimmie said...

Wow. Very, very gorgeous pics! I am not at all afraid of librarians. I've always loved them. I guess that my childhood library workers made a great impression on me. I even considered BEING one. But I like to talk loudly, so it wouldn't work. :-)

Nikowa@KHA said...

Girl I hate clowns too! Thanks to older relatives making me watch "IT" when I was a kid! I HATE clowns-they're scary!

Alison said...

LOL!!! Did you get one? i try not to get carried away with the souvenir buying, mostly because we dnever go anywhere, and then because everything costs too much, but even I would've bought one of those! LOL!! I can see my kids playing with it now... SSSHHH!!!

Karin Katherine said...

Okay, you are planning my next vacation and coming along to take the photos! What a great story, tour and photos!

As for the scary tour guide...the sad part is that she probably deals with people chit chatting the whole tour!