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Heading out camping for a week starting tomorrow morning at this beautiful place: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234688 I can't wait!

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That looks like a gorgeous spot; here's to a wonderful week!

 ‎· Galadriel
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oopsie doodle. April Christina agreed to give a presentation < waves hand vaguely > sometime in June. I guess that's tomorrow.

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ruh roh

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes 5
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@cpikas: Recycling is environmentally friendly! And good luck - I expect the rust will fall away quickly and that you've got this!

 ‎· Galadriel 6
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PQ suggested I correct Biden's to Baden's in "Biden’s domestic terrorism strategy details unprecedented focus on homegrown threats"

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via Laura B RT @tomgauld: “my cartoon for yesterday’s @guardianreview #library p.s. my new book: https://t.co/uSI80UW2hwhttps://twitter.com/tomgauld/status/1249272110356279296

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Pretty much my response to Quarantine. "Oh I don't have to go out?" *eyes bookpile, browses online graphic novels collections, reviews streaming service lists...* "okay..."

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes 11
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^why my mom never sent me to my room as punishment :)

 ‎· Christina Pikas 7
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Mine did, but most of the time punishment was about "get that kid outta my hair for a few hours" in my house.

 ‎· LibSkrat 5
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@cpikas: Mine too and also because I shared a room with siblings. The bathroom was where we were sent for punishment; so, we hide a few books in the back of a cabinet and would hang out in the bathtub reading.

 ‎· Galadriel 7
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^ha! my mom put me in on a stool in the dining room pointing toward the corner. White wall, no decoration and she was still frustrated that I seemed perfectly happy to entertain myself.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 5
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A scientist at work fosters kittens through a local group and she's got 3 ready to adopt. Trying to be strong but Cheddar, Colby Jack, and Avocado are pretty darn cute #critters4BeeDub

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Kittens! So cute! Ears! Also, I totally support your adoption of kittens :-) #MoreCatsOfMokum

 ‎· Galadriel 2
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am very disappointed that Avocado is not green.

 ‎· Catherine 6
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Twingers!

 ‎· ellbeecee 2
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those two gingers strike fear in my heart. in a good way, but - zomg - two Henrys would have been the end of me.

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 4
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DOOOO EEEEEET!

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes 3
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JFC. Employer notified me that someone has claimed unemployment with my name and SSN. So what I didn't need to do today was mess with this. At least my hr is good about providing all the information to dispute. SIGH.

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:-( How unfun. I sure hope that the resolution is as quick and painless as possible.

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Such a pain. Happened to me and my husband. My advice... start your registry of date/time/who for every convo you have about this.

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My whole week was building to this awesome lunch: grilled chicken breast (too much so in fridge already cut into strips), 6 pack of romaine - half a head already washed and cut up in the fridge, grated a ton of extra Parmesan yesterday for spaghetti, brand new bottle of Cesar dressing acquired ... at some point? YUM! and ever so fancy. Plus eating standing up in my kitchen (to take a break from sitting to work) I could just shovel and didn't have to worry about salad-eating niceties :)

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We do grilled chicken Caesar salads for dinner pretty regularly. They're wonderful.

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Dinner tonight.

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tra-la-la the phone people obliterated any record of our joint phone line for reference questions when they took care of staff member who retired phone. It sure was quiet for a couple days.

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EW ew ew. Overdrive to acquire Kanopy. Ew.

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suckage + suckage = MOAR SUCKAGE

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This might explain why national consortial negotiations with Kanopy have been stalled for more than a year.

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Boss, who is the same one who routinely gets me spun up about things like budget and staff, made ominous hints at a group meeting that *things are going to change* per THE DIRECTOR.... and *soon*...???? possibly requiring video to be on while in zoom meetings (ok, but we have talked about this for the past year, sigh, eye roll) or possibly requiring everyone to return to campus immediately full time or make a decision for the next 12 months to work from home and give up your office. or perhaps something entirely trivial or obvious.... no way of knowing. Why. Do. I. Let. Her. Do. This.To. Me. Every. Time.

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oh my. that sounds like a lot. your feelings want to be felt, is all.

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 1
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I've peopled way too much today. hoo-boy! i can't wait until we hire somebody and get done with this interview stuff

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PEOPLE ARE ANNOYING

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and there were people in my house (sadly all married to me or my children) so it's only now i have peace.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 4
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This is so funny and true: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fashion-clothes-what-to-wear-pandemic/2021/06/04/f534bd76-bfb3-11eb-9c90-731aff7d9a0d_story.html

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"Burton’s biggest complaint has been physical. Her back began hurting every day she spent in the office. At first she wondered if she needed a more ergonomic chair. Then she realized the pain persisted as she drove home. “And it hit me: ‘Oh! It’s this bra. I’m not used to this.’ ” "

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"Everett Sotelo’s moment of panic came just two weeks ago. The 26-year-old software engineer from Phoenix was packing for a wedding in Pennsylvania. He’d thought through all of his outfits and then, 30 hours before his plane was scheduled to take off, he actually tried them on."

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" “Am so confused if I should wear sweatpants or a dress,” one tweeted. “I have no in-between clothes for this new in-between world.”"

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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Oof, yeah, this is real

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"We’ve aged approximately 20 years in the past 15 months, all the while expanding and contracting according to our stress levels and snack stockpiles."

 ‎· StephAnie Wear A Mask 4
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MF deer chomped all my Asiatic lilies. They were all ready to bloom. Mamma's gonna have some venison steaks, they best be careful.

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I got to hear from Galadriel today - be very jealous! She is *amazing*

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This Is Known, but it's nice to have the reinforcement. :)

 ‎· LibSkrat 5
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*blushing* Thank you for your kind words, it was so good to see you among the Zoom squares - thank you for being there!

 ‎· Galadriel 4
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For lo in the garden I heard the rustling of wing-ed angels.... oh wait, no, that's just me being dive bombed by cicadas.

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Very important yet disgusting question: do they pee like the cicadas in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QypzInWUpcI

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Anyone else join the COVID-19 Community Corps? I don't know how helpful I'll be since I try to surround myself with reasonable people who are pretty science-based. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ... dialed into a kick-off call now.

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tell me more about this? I haven't heard of it.

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https://madetosave.org/month-of-action/

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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request to round up some history for MPOW. Finding amazing publications from the librarians from the 50s-60s.

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When I was researching how NYPL responded to the pressures of McCarthyism, I was deep in the library's archives going through correspondence of librarians, internal reports, etc., from the 1940s and 1950s. So cool to see what it was like to be a librarian then. One of my favorite things was the correspondence from the head of the Jewish Division, who had some colleagues outside NYPL that were deemed subversive by the anti-communist bunch. The volume of letters he responded to was amazing, but the best part was the way a letter of his would be typed using a traditional typewriter but then had Hebrew characters inserted when needed; I envisioned a pair of typewriters in his office to help him with this shift back and forth.

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Yay! US to share 13% of vaccines purchased - 80M by the end of June. Some are already en route to South Korea. These are Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J (no word on AZ yet as we will not share what doesn't have EUA for use here). Working with COVAX, African Union, Caribbean group, and other regional groups.

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https://twitter.com/WHCOVIDResponse/status/1400470124306612225

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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no quid pro quo, no agreements required, being given free and clear. South Korea a special condition due to concern over safety of troops stationed there. Some being targeted to India and West Bank due to their humanitarian conditions (no political strings)

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https://www.libraryjournal.com?detailStory=maryland-passes-law-requiring-publishers-to-license-ebooks-to-libraries-under-reasonable-terms

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#FuckYeahMaryland

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I think you all might enjoy The Mitchells vs the Machines on Netflix - tech bro makes a digital personal assistant who then tries to take over and quirky family fights back. not really a spoiler but the dog breaks the machine vision : dog, pig, loaf of bread... pow!

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Just filled out the form to mentor a high school intern over the summer. We shall see. Wish me luck.

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LOL, 3 min in. What Barack Obama Really Thinks About No. 45, Who May Face Criminal Charges "It's never too late to contribute to Stephen's favorite hashtag, #HeWhoShallBeNamed, especially if you're former President Barack Obama who reportedly descri..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2bB1vt7J8u

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"lingering orange fart"

 ‎· Kirsten 1
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ms 9 and I are beet red after spreading 10 bags of mulch. gosh i hate mulch. i hate weeds more. mr 9 is cool as a cucumber as he did everything he could to shirk duties :(

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Mulch is a PITA. Worth it, usually, but still a PITA.

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I want to send my job announcement to STS-L (actually my main campus buddy dose) and we're told the list doesn't exist but my buddy is getting e-mails from the list? Does anyone have ideas how we can send to that list?

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didn't STS-L move into ALA connect with the rest of the lists?

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Thank you all! I did join ALA connect for the military/federal so I could join this, too.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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Ugh. save me from the entitled interns who have decided I'm to be ordered about.

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Intern's got some gall.

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@cpikas: global warming pushing all seasons earlier

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