Why I am in jail

Stumbled across this post from 10 year ago(I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for 10 years!) about how I ended up in libraries and specifically jail. I thought I would repost because no one was reading the few posts I would write back then. I thought the people who have started following me over the last year when I really started doing this might be interested. Enjoy!

The World's Common Tater

I was tagged by Beth Tribe to expand on a FriendFeed  thread about how we ended up in libraries.  So, here’s my story:

I’ve always loved reading and that likely explains why I like libraries, but has little to do with why I am here.  I decided when I was in 6th grade that I was going to be a teacher.  After that decision was made, I never really thought about doing anything else.  I went off to the University of Kentucky and declared elementary education as my major.  The first couple of education classes were great.  I enjoyed the hour here and there that I spent in the classroom and had good grades in the education classes.  When I got to the semester before student teaching, I was spending 2 days a week at an elementary school.  I quickly realized that I didn’t like kids enough to spend all…

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