Wednesday, December 3, 2008
2) My best friend and I have been best friends since kindergarten. Except for high school we've always gone to the same school, including under-grad and grad. We graduated from OSU the same quarter, and we're both in graduate school to become librarians. Oh yeah, and she works for CML too.
3) When I was a freshman in college, I had a tumor on my back. It was a lypoma, or fatty tumor, so I could have never had it removed and still been fine. It was fairly large for a lypoma, so my mom still calls it my "big ass tumor" to this day.
4) I am an excercise freak. Have been for years. Most weeks I go to the gym 5 days a week, but 4 times is an absolute must. I do allow myself a break while I'm out of town, and around Christmas. You sleep better, feel better, have more energy, look better, and are less stressed. Everyone should do it, especially Judah.
5) I am also a Simpsons freak. Before the dawn of DVDs, I had an on-going project to tape every episode. I had legal sheets detailing which episodes were on which tapes. When I stopped I was on tape 26. I also have a pretty sizable collection of Simpsons figures that I display when I have the space.
6) I have a newspaper article from the 80s about a Martin Luther King program at Main Library, you know when the children's area was in the basement and still had that awesome tree. I am in the picture of kids at the program. Who knew I would end up working for the MLK branch.
7) My older sister, who lives in Seattle, is in school to be a librarian too.
8) I am a highly skilled parallel parker. Years of living on campus with no off street parking refined my skills.
9) My bachelor's is in Comparative Religions, with a minor in Classics. At one point I thought I wanted to be a professor and do my field work studying voodoo. The voodoo part was a short lived aspiration, and I eventually gave up the dream of being Dr. Adams when I reached my Junior year of college and felt that a life with that much more schooling is not one I wanted to live. And yet strangely here I am back in school.
10) I love to do puzzles. I haven't had time to do one since I've been in school, but I get totally obsessed with finishing them. When I was younger I would sometimes stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning working on them.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Things that I am thankful for this year:
That I was born to such wonderful parents, and all that that entails. I am the person that I am today because of them. Because they always let me know that they loved and supported me no matter what, no matter what mistakes I made. Because of what they taught me about love, what true love is, and how precious that is. For the family that comes with my parents. For my sister, who has been a partner to me in so many adventures. That she married a man who gave me the brother I always wanted. Many people do not have the type of family I do.
That I have such wonderful friends. People who always have my back, and who always attempt to understand me, and forgive me for all my stupid mistakes. That they know who I am truly, and better than anyone and love me anyways.
For the health of those I love.
That I can continue to support myself in these hard times
That Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States of America
That I work with people I truly enjoy everyday doing work I find satisfying and rewarding.
And last, but not least. I am so incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful, smart, caring, funny, and intelligent man. There are no words to explain how lucky I am to wake up next to him every day. To know that he is there, that he supports me, believes in me, and that I never have to worry about a man screwing me over ever again. He makes me a better person.
I wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to whomever reads this. I am truly one of the luckiest people in the world.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I chose this video, because, well, watch it! Golden retrievers are my favorite dog breed, and sleepy puppies are one of the cutest things in the world. And so darn cute, that I don't think shoes are necessary for this post.
But back to library related things......
You Tube has many options when it comes to libraries. We could use it to post instructions about how to use our self-check outs, give tours of main library, show snippets of programs as teaser advertisements, booktalks for the teen site, allow teens to create and post their own videos.......the possibilites are endless.
Here is a picture of something I am interested in............shoes!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Plus there were all these neat templates. I can create a runner's log, or print off a blank calendar.
And then I went on flickr and found these neat shoes.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Here are some shoes that probably wouldn't be good to travel in, but are pretty fabulous nonetheless.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Once I gained access to Learn & Play's wiki, it was super easy to edit/add stuff. I enjoyed adding a few of my favs to the various lists. Reminds me of one big email quiz your friends send you, even though they know all the answers. The only thing missing was the "who is most likely to respond" question. Anywho, this experience has made me more likely to edit stuff on wikipedia if I notice errors. So know the likelihood of me doing that is .75%.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
But I digress. Taking a look at the wiki sites given for this "thing", I noticed a few things. One being that some of the wikis are very similar to internet directories, like Yahoo's, collections of useful sites about a topic. What I think is an important distinction is that everyone is able to add sites to these lists. On the SJCPL Subject guide wiki, they had a sub-category for jobs, and another for local art events. I think this is a cool way for people to share what resources helped them in their job search, and for artist to have a way to advertise their events. What I liked about the Book Lover's wiki is that different reviews for the same book were shown side-by-side, so you could get various opinions.
I think that wikis could be used by libraries to promote programs, be a programming resource, reader's advisory, and be a place for customers to look for good reliable websites. Much like the webfinders we used to have on our old webpage.
Here's a collection I admire.....
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I like the entusiasm for making sure that the library remains a relative entity for people. I love books, as I'm sure most people who work in libraries do. Libraries should and always will have books. But let's be honest here people, if only dealt with books, would we pass our next levy? Would there even be more than 10 people in the building? Would we have been forced to shut down branches? Let's face the facts that technology is a big part of what today's youth see as "the library." So, for that reason I think it is important to incorporate aspects of Web 2.0 into our services. Schultz said "Libraries are not just collections of documents and books, they are conversations, they are convocations of people, ideas, and artifacts in dynamic exchange." Word up. Now that's the kind of library I want to work in. (I'll stop being corny now.)
Ok, so here are some Dior shoes I found on flickr!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I think this is all the states I've been to. I'm sure I've driven through more. My sister and I used to have a coloring sheet of the US and we would color in each state that we visited. I have no idea where I might have misplaced that 20 years ago, so this is based on my memory, which is admittedly not the best.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Ok, so I used a picture from my recent vacation, and used a fd flickr toy to make this. It was kind of fun. I took this picture in San Francisco's Mission District, and it deals with the gentrification going on in that area. Much like in Columbus, condos are going up everywhere........
I like this particular toy. Make art with art.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Not about these shoes, but about twitter.com! It is interesting to see what people write with a limited amount of space. Forces them to be more concise, and get right to the point. (although this is in direct opposition to the way I tell a story) Plus it allows me to keep up with what Mr. Obama is up to. When we were on vacation, Judah sent twitters from his phone about what we were doing. So his posts kind of serve as pseudo travel journal. All in all, I like it.
As far as libraries go, I think it could be a way to promote programs, services, and give news about changes that are going on in the library.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
While I do think that this is a kind of cool service, as a person who doesn't really regularly read other people's blogs, or really anything on the internet except celebrity news, this is not something I think that I'll really use.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Every day I see this book in the branch and drool over these shoes. It is a daily torture, and yet I can't stop myself from admiring them. I did some research, and they are an older pair of Manolo Blahniks. Alas I will never be able to find them, and even I did I will never be able to afford them. So they will forever remain the stuff that dreams are made of.......