Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Die Hard: Library Style

Whenever I open the library, I pretend I’m in Die Hard.

That’s right, not only am I wandering around the library flipping on lights and pulling requested books, I’m secretly sneaking up on—and killing—militant terrorists one-by-one.

I even have a toy gun that I wield about wildly as I’m diving in and out of the rows of shelves and rolling around to avoid invisible hails of gunfire.

I used to play this game at home until Grace told me she was sick of not only the noisy gun, but my constant sneaking around the house and shooting at her from around corners. She also does not appreciate being referred to as a “terrorist.” Apparently this bothers her to an extent that I had not initially expected.

That is why the gun and my personal games of Die Hard have been relocated to the darkened hallways of the Barker Engineering Library.

On the bright-side, should the MIT Libraries every come under attack, I’ll be ready.