Buried Beneath Statistics

Excel 2010 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))I’d love to be able to post a nice, scintillating discussion on a lot of various different topics. There are some movies I’ve seen recently that really deserve to be blogged about, and I’ve had thoughts on lots of different topics, from the dangers of overzealousness to the nature of evil. Some of these would make great topics for today, but I can’t blog about any of them.


Because I’m up to my eyeballs in library statistics. I have to go through years and years of statistics, all in the effort of finding out some basic information: how many books did we have in 2008? 2009? 2010? How many audiovisual items? How many microforms?

In theory, this just takes a few minutes to check, since we keep track of these sort of numbers. I mean, I work in a library–come on. The trick comes when you notice that a few of the numbers just don’t add up. Then you go and do something stupid, like try to investigate the problem more. Ten hours later, you’re still going strong.

Oh yeah–and the answers need to be given by this afternoon.

So forgive me, but I’m going to have to cut this entry short. Have a happy weekend, everybody. Go waste some time for me. 🙂

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