So I just got back from my friends' house. They moved to Switzerland about 8 months ago and this was the first time I've seen them since then. It was absolutely wonderful to see them. As I was driving home, I got to thinking about Thanksgiving, and all of the things I have to be grateful for. So I figured I'd write my first non-Learn & Play post ever.
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
Here we are at the end of our journey. I have learned many a thing about technology, what's out there, what it can do, how it effects the library. Some of the things I really loved (twitter, flickr, flickr toys, you tube), and some of the things I didn't like too much (bloglines, delicious). I am glad to be "in the know" so to speak about these things so I don't look like an idiot if a customer asks me about them. I have enjoyed seeing the creativity of my co-workers as they work through these steps, and I've learned alot about people. I always appreciate something that pushes me outside of my comfort zone, and the things I normally would chose to learn about. So yes, if something like this was offered again I would participate. And this being my final Learn & Play post, here is a shoe finale!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
So I took a look at the MOLDI site. Here's my opinion. I listen to audiobooks in my car, so this site would not be of much help to me personally as I do not have I-Pod capabilities in my car. I was also disappointed in the selection. There were no Harry Potter books, which is a series I've heard are great to listen to. I've also really wanted to listen to "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" unabridged, and we only own abridged in the system. Unfortunately MOLDI does not have this title at all. So yeah. The thing I found most interesting about MOLDI, is when I sorted the general fiction by popularity romance titles filled up the first five or six screens. So MOLDI is apparently very popular with romance readers. I would recommend this service to those who express interest, but I personally will not use it much. Here is something I have use for: