laura x

Just a writer lady and her son. Also one of the librarian mafia.

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I finally hired someone who knows who @LibSkrat is. My work here is done.

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lol, one of my former students?

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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Know personally or heard of?

 ‎· Aarontay
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Or just "met." I meet a lot of people at conferences who likely wouldn't say they know me personally.

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Here's an ebook I'm not buying.

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McFarland published this? Huh.

 ‎· secret agent Fister
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Yeah, I'm rather disappointed in them. It's a climate change denial book.

 ‎· laura x
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yikes

 ‎· mehlib
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I don't think I've mentioned this here, but the X household has grown by one: We have combined households with my mom. We built an addition on to my house so she'd have a room of her own, and we've all been camped out at her house during construction. Yesterday, Granna X, #pdog, and I all moved back home along with all four cats.

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Here's to a good settling in!

 ‎· Galadriel
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Niiiice. How old is #pdog now?

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes
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That sounds wonderful!

 ‎· jsholman
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#pdog turned FIVE last month. Five! He goes to kindergarten next year!

 ‎· laura x 7
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Wow

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This year's staff picks for our Winter Adult Reading Month, compiled by yours truly with bonus images from the public domain collection at the LA County Museum of Art: http://www.coralvillepubliclibrary.org/sites/default/files/StaffPicks2017.pdf

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Great looking list! Only thing I've read is PAPER GIRLS. Highly Recommended.

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes
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I feel completely overwhelmed.

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I hear you.

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How are you feeling this evening @newrambler?

 ‎· Galadriel
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As of yesterday, #pdog is officially a 5-year-old.

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But he'll always be #babyx to me.

 ‎· laura x 7
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how in the hell did that happen. 5 years? unpossible!

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whitehouse.gov from the Wayback Machine: Welcome to the White House "WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White House history, and the federal government." http://web.archive.org/web/20090122232441/http://www.whitehouse.gov/

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Also here, for now anyway: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/

 ‎· John B. 1
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Electronic sign on 270 in MD today. I'm told this is legit.

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It was a fake. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-viral-image-of-consider-canada-highway-sign-a-hoax-sha-says-20170120-story.html

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^^ Oops, sorry! Banner ad for Canada on the NYTimes website, dated 11/14/2016

 ‎· Catherine
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I have just convinced my library to number the Chronicles of Narnia in publication order. My work here is done.

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(aw but reading them in that order sucks)

 ‎· LibSkrat 3
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Ie the correct-to-me numbering is: 1, 2 (start here), 3, 4 (optional/standalone for horse fans apparently), 5, 6, 7

 ‎· Deborah Fitchett
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I don't burnt out on librarianship, but I do feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff on my desk.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKEzkJJReJI

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes
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I was thinking of the actual Denzel Washington clip when I posted the above. Something about laura's imagined cadence in my head made me think of it.

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes 1
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Well, I do love me some Malcolm, so that brightened my day.

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When I retire, I am never scheduling people ever again.

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That sounds like a wonderful thing. I have a friend who loves scheduling - she compares it to playing Tetris - but it's not the type of thing I get gleeful about.

 ‎· k8s 2
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I have to pick a ceiling fan and I hate my hair. What petty problems do you have?

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I hate my upstairs neighbors and my dryer needs to be vented better.

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@doing: or yozgat, kırsehir, bayburt, kahramanmaras, afyon, osmaniye, bitlis, trabzon...

 ‎· korkamil 1
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I got my hair cut off.

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lookin' good!

 ‎· LibSkrat
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tr versiyon @kavola

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The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection Don't mind me, I'm just rabbit holing my way into this folk song collection. http://maxhunter.missouristate.edu/

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#pdog and I were there. You can see his little Love Trumps Hate sign in a few shots. This is what Democracy looks like. A peaceful protest against hate and discrimination. "On November 15th, 2016, there was a massive peaceful protest organized by local high school students in order to battle the hatred and discrimination that has erupted…" https://vimeo.com/192010539

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I will post this every election day (or near it) for as long as I live. The Psych Ward, Ten Years Out "A few days before Halloween in 1998 my mother hauled me out of the chair I’d been living in and into the car and into the hospital, where I signed a great many pieces of paper, including the …" http://newrambler.net/ramblings/back/109

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#pdog got to try out the diggers today, y'all.

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he needs a tiny hardhat

 ‎· mehlib 1
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I know, I know. I'm a failure as a parent. But to my credit the actual operator wasn't wearing one either.

 ‎· laura x
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*jealous*

 ‎· Kirsten
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well, also, for the cuteness factor

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What's your favorite homonym or disambiguation? Ideally this would be encompassed in a pair of LC subject headings. [lazy web request for an essay I'm writing]

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There's the classic China-the-country vs. china-the-dinnerware, but I can't say I've ever encountered that in the wild.

 ‎· Catherine
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okay, then LCSH does not have a term for kite-the-bird. best you can do is try for the subfamily in question; some of them (per Wikipedia) are there, some aren't.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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On Spotify and so so good. Billy Bragg’s Railroad Songs - The New Yorker "A new compilation of thirteen old and not-that-old railroad songs talks about America in a way that the Presidential candidates do not." http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/billy-braggs-railroad-songs

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Thanks!

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Here is the thread where you suggest crime fiction and regular fiction for my book discussion groups for next year.

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this is when I admit I'm a librarian who had never been a part of a book discussion group until last year (we did a fun faculty one with about half librarians and half English faculty last spring), and who generally doesn't probably read what should be picked for such groups either... (It's not like I had avoided book groups, it just never worked out...)

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@k8s: *shudders*

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I find lately that I rather miss public speaking, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to get back into it. #pdog curtails my ability to travel much, and I don't do tech stuff anymore, which is what I used to talk about. If I could work up my "how being an activist taught me to be a manager" schtick, do you think people would be interested?

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This will be an advantage to living with Grandma, right? That you can leave P with her?

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I would love that talk as well. I know ER&L is now offering childcare during the conference. Not sure how widespread that is but I see it as a good sign!

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A Banned Books Evening with Larry Baker Tonight I'm going to be helping to read a sex scene aloud on stage. https://www.facebook.com/events/185408471883775/

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You go, girl.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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For added fun, I got to do this in front of my boss, who was in the audience!

 ‎· laura x
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I went to look up an Ani Difranco song on YouTube and got served an ad for the Republican presidential candidate.

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ew

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes
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That's a really badly calibrated context-based ad campaign, there.

 ‎· Catherine
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wut.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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Percival has a new best friend (aka my mom).

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That is a cat in love.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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^^^Serious, serious love!

 ‎· Galadriel
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He is so in love. Her poor cats are feeling all kind of left out.

 ‎· laura x
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happy cats make me happy

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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I've been shelving a cart a day at work lately (our shelver who worked 15-20 hours a week for 18 years died recently). It's especially useful when it's one of my collections, but it always makes me feel better regardless of what section I'm in.

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Ditto

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i think my favorite weeding project ever was going through the comp sci books. we had internet for dummies after dark from 1997! truly a classic!

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