- Favorite Colors:
- CircMaster: Purple.
- Wild Thang: Blue
Funny story behind WT's color choice. "My favorite color is blue, which is a bit ironic due to the fact that I was a 'boy' up until the day I was born," Wild Thang told moi. She has a blue baby blanket that she takes everywhere. I can relate. I love sleeping on warm blankets! Quite cozy, especially when lying in a nice sun patch.
Lately, Wild Thang has been fond of green. Looks like blue has some competition! Of course, green is just blue mixed with yellow.
- Favorite Bands:
- CircMaster: Crimson Moonlight (metal band from Sweden).
- Wild Thang: New Kids on the Block, 'N Sync, the Eagles, Garth Brooks.
Wild Thang loves country music, and her mother is a huge Eagles fan, which explains the country/rock influences. She had a middle school crush on the members of 'N Sync. Who didn't? New Kids on the Block was her first concert. We always remember our first live music experience.
- CircMaster worked in a library in middle school, and this sparked her interest in the profession. "I love helping patrons find the right book," she explained. She has worked at MPL for seven years and has been Circulation Coordinator at MPL for the past 3-1/2 years.
- Wild Thang spent many childhood days at the main branch of the Morgan County Public Library in Martinsville, where my good friend Morgan the Library Bunny lives and works today (and everyday). WT's favorite memory partially explains the origin of her nickname. She "got in trouble for rearranging the books," she admitted. "Even at a young age, I was a bit of an organizer. Thus, I decided to take it upon myself to reshelve the books from shortest to tallest. [This] made sense to my six-year-old brain. . . . I was politely reprimanded while my mother stood there, mortified by my obsessive-compulsive behavior." The experience must have left a lasting impression of Wild Thang, because I have never seen her reshelving books in that fashion at our Library.
Wild Thang has worked for MPL since June, 2009. She landed the position two weeks after graduating from DePauw University. Quite an accomplishment.