July 31, 2011

I Smell Like A Minibar...

Last night the boyfriend and I went to one of my college friend's birthday/house party, where I ended up get trashed -- Which almost never happens because the majority of the time I'm the designated driver or I'm with people who get really stupid while they're drink, so I end up not drinking as much to keep an eye on them.

It wasn't horrible, I didn't have tunnel vision or anything, but it was still kinda bad. I ended up vomiting more than once in my friend's bathroom, I got vomit on myself and Justin had to bring my drunk self home and take care of me -- He was really a very good sport about it all.

As a result of this incident I've decided that Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka and I need to break up because we have an abusive relationship. The last two hangovers I've had (And I rarely have hangovers) have both been a result of me, a bottle of Pinnacle and some orange juice -- Last night I probably drank two pints of vodka in a short period of time. We'll see what happens...

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 152...

July 30, 2011

Library Articles...

Oregon Man Stole More Than 400 Library Books
Man Charged With Molesting Toddler At Kennewick Library
Gilbert Officials Miffed At County Over Armed Guards At Library
In Europe, Five Libraries That Offer Respite From the Crowds

Is It 5:00pm Yet?...

I swear today is the day of douchey patrons. I was just in the middle of helping a little girl out and this man totally cops an attitude with me. I'm sorry, I'm the only person here and you're gonna have to wait to be helped. I cannot stand these people today. I wish it was 5:00pm already.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 151...

We Suck...

It's Saturday and I'm stuck in the library. It's been a relatively quiet day but as of thus far "Marie" and I have had two patrons basically tell us that our library sucks.

Patron #1 came in dresses like a dominatrix asking if we had a fax machine that she could use. I said no and she starts rambling on saying things like "What kind of library doesn't have a fax machine... Blah blah blah blah blah..." I told her we have fax machines but they aren't for public use and I directed her where she could go to fax her documents. She left mumbling. "Marie" doesn't think that I should have told her where to find one and started talking shit about the way the chick was dressed.

Patron #2 comes in and ask if we have audio books for two/three-year-old. I tell her where she can find them and point her in the right direction. She comes back and starts bitching at "Marie" and I about how the majority of them are cassette tapes and how we should join the 21st century. I point out to her that I don't order them and she'd have to talk to my Department Head about that. I also inform her that when we got rid of all of our VHS tapes a bunch of patrons complained to us. She proceed to tell us that we should have everything for the children and there must be a place to store things. I looked at her and said the space you see is what we have. Then she started complaining about the way the building was set up. Eventually she asked if she could write a note to our Director. I gave her a piece of scrap paper and told her she could leave it in the suggestion box. She went to sit down and write something but walked out without putting it in the box. Oh well...

Saturday Weeding...

I've been really lazy all week long at work and I refused to touch a cart of books that "Mini Page" had pulled. So today I finally looked through the cart and pick what should be weeded and what shouldn't. Here are some of the gems of my current weeding extravaganza.



My favorite book out of the whole bunch was Science Fun with Popcorn and Peanuts by Rose Wyler (1986) because it just seemed like a parent's nightmare. I kinda wanted to keep it for science fair season to see if anyone noticed it and complained.

July 29, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 150...

Random Thoughts...

Here are some of the random thoughts that I've had at work throughout Wednesday and Thursday...

I don't know why my pictures were coming out so wonky. I was really annoyed at my lack of drawing skills this past week. We'll just have to wait and see what happens next time I decide to draw out my thoughts at work.

What I Taught My DH This Week...


  • The definition of M.I.L.F. - An acronym for "Mother/Mom I'd Like to Fuck"
  • The definition of D.I.L.F. - An acronym for "Dad I'd Like to Fuck"
I was quite surprised that she didn't know what either of these things were -- I think they are common terms. I actually made a point to ask "Marie" in front of her if she knew what a M.I.L.F. and/or a D.I.L.F. was and she knew, she was like "Oh yeah Mom/Dad I'd like to..." Honestly, I don't know about my Department Head sometimes. I'm glad I'm around to teach her various facts and pop culture.

Library Articles...

Eastchester Library Will Loan e-Readers
City Dedicates Library To Former Mayor Daley
Library Opened At Former Southsea Woolworths Store Praised
Man Accused Of Molesting Girl At Kennewick Library
NYC Libraries Allowing Kids A Chance to ‘Read Down’ Their Fines

July 28, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 149...



Kiddie Artwork...

I finally started scanning various things that I've drawn and/or that other people have drawn for me (Yeah, I know I suck when it comes to scanning things to put on here) and I thought I'd post some of it.

This is a picture a little boy drew this for me the other day while I was covering one of "Julia's" boring ass programs.

I think it's cute. I just hope it wasn't supposed to be me.

July 27, 2011

Dinner Date With The Girls...

After my annoying day at work I headed out to dinner with Erin and a bunch of our friends to celebrate her birthday yet again -- Granted it was only she, myself and Maria on Monday. We went out to a local restaurant that I had never been to before and it was actually really good. We ate outside, drank and talked for hours. It was a nice evening out, it made me want to do it more often.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 148...

Phone Call Hell...

"Fish Clerk" wasn't the only annoying person I had to deal with today. I got at least ten phone calls this morning from a program provider asking me stupid questions. It sucked because my Department Head wasn't around, so I couldn't force her to take the calls.

She called to have a list faxed over, the fax didn't go through, she wanted to e-mail me a flier for another program, she can't send me an e-mail for some reason, can I e-mail her, blah blah blah... By the time 1:00pm rolled around I wanted to kill myself. I actually told my coworkers that if she called for me one more time that they needed to tell her that I killed myself because she annoyed the crap out of me.

At some point my Director came to see if I helped her with everything that she needed help with. I just looked at him and told him that I hated him for telling her to talk to me and I hated her for being stupid and annoying. He just laughed at me and walked away. It wasn't cool.

I really hope that I don't have to talk to this woman ever again.

Swimming With The Fishes...

Okay, I'm so fed up with "Fish Clerk" I want to scream. Every time I see her she makes some stupid ass comment about how I'm not taking care of Red Fish properly. She says things like "He's bored... You really need to put some rocks or new plants in his tank..." or "Do you talk to him? You really should talk to him..."

It's getting ridiculous. She is at the point where she is annoying the hell out of "Mini Page" and other various staff members about it. She really needs to mind her own business and leave everyone alone. I swear I'm thinking about flushing the fish so I don't have to listen to her anymore.

Poll On Fauntas & Pinnell...


If you do, could you please let me know how it's working for you? Our Director wants us to label our books (What little we actually have that are on the list), so that it is easier for the parents to find them or something like that. Thanks so much!

July 26, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 147...


Outreach In The Park...

Today I ended up being sent to a local park to represent the library at an event with other community groups that deal with children -- It was an outreachy type thing. It was a pretty dull event with the exception of "Bad Mommy #1" being there and her son pulling down his pants in some random section of the park and peeing against a wall -- She obviously wasn't paying attention to him, so she had no idea what he was doing.

I did meeting random program providers and other local individuals that deal with children. One of the women in particular though for some reason that I would be interested in joining some Long Island group of young Latino professionals (I'm not...) and invited me to some events throughout the next few months.

I was stuck there for two hours before I had to go back to the library and work my night. I have mixed feelings on doing the event. It was nice to get out of the library, but it kinda also felt like a waste of my time. At least they only do it once a year, so I won't have to do it again until next summer.

July 25, 2011

Birthday Sushi...

After leaving work I went home and noticed that Erin posted on Facebook that she wanted to go out for sushi. I gave her a call and she was excited that I was such a good Facebook stalker, so I headed over to her house to get her and we waited around a bit for Maria to arrive so that we could all have dinner together.

Once Maria arrived and parked, we headed over to our favorite sushi place to have birthday sushi. We ate, talked about various things and eventually decided that we wanted to drive 30 minutes away for a cookie. The place was closed, so we headed back to my house so they could see my cousin before she left to go back home. We hung out there for a bit before going over to our other friend's house for a birthday toast. We drank our wine, talked for a bit and then I dropped Erin and Maria off.

It was a fun evening and Erin was happy with how her birthday ended up. I was glad she enjoyed her birthday since last year she spent her birthday on her couch vomiting into a bucket because she drank too much the night before (Erin's 25th birthday post: "Happy Birthday Erin"). Yay for no vomit!

Library Day In The Life Project...

Sharon (@ReadingChick on Twitter) suggested that I take part in the 'Library Day in the Life Project' and document a day in my library life after I Tweeted about my decision to tally how many times I say "Stop running" throughout the course of a week. So here it goes...

Scheduled Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Arrival: 8:50am
  • Spent the first 30 minutes of the day having casual chit chat with "Marie" and my Department Head. (Talked about our weekends, Erin jumping out of a plane because it's her birthday today, etc.)
  • Wore a fake mustache for a bit.
  • Ate breakfast in between reference questions.
  • Canceled a craft program that I was supposed to have on Wednesday because only one person signed up to do it.
  • Dealt with several annoying mothers. Mommy #1 was annoyed at our lack of coloring sheets & I had to explain to her why we don't have anymore. Mommy #2 (aka "Bad Mommy #1") forgot yet again to bring in her child's birth certificate even though my Department Head put her in her place the other day.
  • Answered texted messages from my friend's boyfriend about a party my sister and I are throwing in a few weeks.
  • Dealt with questions pertaining to the kiddie program that was going on throughout the course of the morning.
  • Looked through various blogs (The Dainty Squid, Little Messy La, etc.) and Etsy shops to get ideas for crafts.
  • Answered some reference questions.
Lunch Break: 1:01pm-2:01pm
  • Got a phone call from a mother looking for her teenage daughter who should have been home already after finishing up her volunteering hours for the day -- Her daughter was still here, she is gabbing with her friends at a table.
  • Watched a father walk back and forth from the OPAC to the stacks attempting to find books on his own -- I told him if he needed help I'd get the books for him, he insisted on doing it himself because he didn't wanna "bother" me.
  • Tried to find books for a 12-year-old boy that was visiting for the summer from Costa Rica who needed to strength his reading in English.
  • Signed up kids for computers.
  • Accused a teenage boy of leaving porn running on a computer last time he was in the library.
  • Dealt with one of the annoying mothers that comes in with her bad little children. He son wanted a book on the Little Mermaid that wasn't the Disney, but she didn't know what exactly he wanted. So there was a lot of guessing on my part.
  • Had meaningless chit chat with "Amy" for a bit.
  • Explained to a teenager from out of district why we no longer had a manga club.
  • Signed up more kids for computers.
  • Told the same girl several times that she needed to stop running in the library -- She didn't listen.
  • Helped parents find their kids books from the school summer reading lists.
  • Read the Huffington Post.
  • Signed someones kid up for the craft that was going on that evening.
  • Was inspired to find photos of awesome things made of Legos to show my Department Head after reading an article in the Huffington Post.
  • Told my Department Head about said pictures when she came back to work the evening (She was working a split shift).
  • Told everyone I'd see them tomorrow.
Departure: 5:03pm

And that was my day at work. Not very eventful, but not super boring. It was an okay day.

Library Articles....

NY Public Library To Forgive Kids' Overdue Fines
Dinham Jailed For National Library Of Scotland Theft
'Biggest Demo' Over Surrey Library Cuts
NYPL Grants Amnesty To 143K Kids With Outstanding Fines To Get Them Reading Again
A Lost Book, Returned With Critique

ABC's Of The Misfit...

A. Age: 26

B. Bed size: King, all to myself.

C. Chore that you hate: Folding and hanging laundry.

D. Dogs: I am not a fan of dogs, I'm a total cat person.

E. Essential start to your day: Shower.

F. Favorite color: Hot pink and black (I'm really 16-years-old inside).

G. Gold or Silver: Gold. I want the gold!

H. Height: 5’5.5"

I. Instruments you play: None, I was a chorus kid.

J. Job title: Youth Services Department Librarian Trainee

K. Kids: None, but I bet I know how to handle them better than most.

L. Live: New York

M. Mother’s name: Now, if I won't tell you mine why would I tell you hers?

N. Nicknames: Misfit

O. Overnight hospital stays: Once.

P. Pet peeve: Stupid people.

Q. Quote from a movie: “Nothing is what it seems” – The Labyrinth.

R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: Little sister.

T. Time you wake up: 7:45am when I work 9am-5pm/11:45am when I work 1pm-9pm

U. Underwear: Whatever is clean.

V. Vegetable you hate: Broccoli.

W. What makes you run late: My father.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth, right knee and left ankle.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Lots! Spinach fish, cakes, black bean & corn salsa, etc.

Z. Zoo animal: Do ducks count? I love ducks.

July 21, 2011

Headless Librarian...

I swear, ever since I've come back from vacation they've had me running around like a chicken without a head at the library. They've been sending me to various stores to pick crap up, I've done back to back programs everyday (I've even done programs that aren't mine), I've had to deal with annoying program providers because no one else was around to deal with them, they've altered my schedule so that I'm working odd hours, etc. I would like my normal, not so chaotic work life bad. Okay? Thanks!

July 19, 2011

Misfit To The Rescue...

As I was sitting in Starbucks with "Favorite Page #3" waiting for "Favorite Page #1" to arrive (We were gonna have late birthday coffee) I got a phone call from Erin saying that she and Maria were stuck on the side of an industrial road because they ran out of gas. I appologized to "Favorite Page #3" and asked her to tell "Favorite Page #1" I was sorry and give her the mini cupcake I bought her.

I drove to where they were stuck, busted out my emergency kit (Thanks Mom!!), got out the gas can, had the girls jump in my car and we got some gas but not without a little chaos. I filled up the weird collapsible can and couldn't get the cap on, so I ended up getting gas all over me (I still smell like a gas station after washing my hands 50 million times) and my car -- As I was struggling with the can Erin was taking pictures.

Eventually Maria went inside the station, got some one that worked there and he tried to help, but we ended up having to buy a new gas can (Which Maria ended up giving to me as a gift for helping). I drove them back to the car, filled up the tank with whatever gas was left in the new gas can and followed them as they drove back to the gas station and filled the car up.

It was so ridiculous and funny. I'm glad I was able to save them.

While You Were Gone...

Apparently interesting things still occur even when I'm not in the library -- Who would have thunk. While I was on vacation last week "Marie" and "Julia" had it out over ceiling fans ("Marie" ended up blowing up on "Julia" after she got snippy with her for turning the fan off), a man came into the department with his child wearing only a Speedo® (There is obviously more than one problem with this, but the main one was that he had a huge package and you could see everything. They had to call the Director down. It wasn't pretty I heard) and they interviewed replacements for that evil bitch "Sarah's" job (I wish I would have been around for it because I know within 5 minutes of meeting a person if I'll get along with them or not. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens). I honestly wish I was around when all of these things happened, but I still enjoyed my vacation and Miami still beats the library.

Aside from all of the above, I was told that the department was extremely quiet without me around -- This was half due to the fact that people weren't talking to one another and half because my awesomely obnoxious self wasn't around. My Department Head was telling me that it was deathly boring with out me around. I guess they need me around for there to be some life in this department.

Happy Birthday...


July 14, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 134...


My Tia got pissed at everyone in the apartment leaving crap on her table so she left us all this note. I thought it would be amusing to put my new Lego® man, Raúl the gay Mexican janitor, on her note and take a picture.

July 13, 2011

Miami: Day Four...

Today my Tia went nuts because the apartment was filthy -- This was mainly due to the fact that she had men working in her kitchen putting in a granite backsplash, but we got the brunt of her wrath. Because she was acting like a lunatic and the boys were being pains, my cousin and I ran away to have Cuban food for lunch. It was good, not the best I've ever had but it hit the spot.

Eventually we headed back to the condo and my Tia was on an even bigger tear, so we got the boys and headed to pool for a few hours. While at the pool I introduced my cousin to the humor of Katt Williams, the boys got yelled at by a little old man in Spanish for playing with their water guns (They had no idea why he was actually yelling because they don't speak Spanish, but seeing as it happened every time they used their guns that is why we thought he was getting mad) , a palm frawn fell off the tree closest to our table (This was funny because before we headed down to the pool my Tio told me to not sit near the palm trees because the frawns fall off and can kill you), etc.

When there was no more sun by the pool we headed up to the apartment and had dinner. The kids continued to be pains, so my cousin and I left to find frozen yogurt/ice cream. We got it and then we hid in a parking lot eating our dessert and avoiding the apartment.

Now that we're back my cousin's kids have forced her to play Risk: Halo Wars and they are arguing. I feel bad for her, but there is no way in hell I'm gonna play with them -- I've decided to blog and watch Man vs Food Nation.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 133...

July 12, 2011

Miami: Day Three...

Today is my cousin's youngest son's 10th birthday. So we spent it running around from store to store while he tried to figure out how to spend his birthday money -- He ended up buying a Flip™ Video camera thingy, why I don't know but he seems to enjoy video taping everything.

Later on in the day we all went out to the Cheesecake Factory for his birthday dinner. It was yummy, but I had to go to the gym when we got back to the condo because of all of the extra calories I consumed throughout the course of the meal. That was my day.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 132...

Library Articles...

Family Of Robert F. Kennedy Rethinks His Place At Library
Library Will House Books At Town Schools In New Partnership
Harry Potter Phenomenon Still Keeping Local Librarians Busy
Dorset Libraries Campaign Group 'Considers Legal Action'

July 11, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 131...

Miami: Day Two...

Day two was spent sleeping in and shopping. It wasn't a very exciting day, but I enjoyed it -- With the exception of the fighting children, my cousin's kids are great when you deal with them one on one but are totally evil when they are together.

July 10, 2011

Miami: Day One...

I woke up super early this morning (Or should I say I didn't really go to sleep) so that I could be at the airport by 4:00am for my 6:00am flight to Fort Lauderdale.

The flight went by relatively quickly because I spent the majority of my time drawing a picture of myself on the plane (When I get home I'll scan it and post it because my Tia doesn't have a scanner to my knowledge). The unfortunate thing is that I did end up sitting next to an extra annoying woman who kept shifting in her seat the whole flight though -- I wanted to smack her.

When I arrived in Fort Lauderdale my cousin picked me up at the airport and drove me to her parent's condo in Miami. I brought my suitcase and such up, then we spent the rest of the day out by the pool. It was the perfect first day.

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 130...


July 9, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 129...

Soundgarden...

I spent this fine evening at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater watching Soundgarden with Justin. It was a good concert, but it was hard to see anything because we were sitting in Orchestra D and everyone else seemed to be taller than us -- And older than us, it was an odd combination of a crowd.

I'm not a huge Soundgarden fan, so I didn't know every song they played but it was still very enjoyable and I had a good time with Justin.

Setlist
  • Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  • Spoonman
  • Gun
  • Jesus Christ Pose
  • Blow Up the Outside World
  • My Wave
  • The Day I Tried to Live
  • Ugly Truth
  • Hunted Down
  • Fell on Black Days
  • Rusty Cage
  • Outshined
  • Beyond the Wheel
  • Black Hole Sun
  • Burden in my Hand
  • Superunknown
  • Fourth of July
Encore
  • Hands All Over
  • Loud Love
  • Like Suicide
  • Slaves & Bulldozers
Oh, when we first walked into the venue, I heard someone say Justin's full name and it ended up being his boss. Obviously I was dressed like a ragamuffin the first time I met his boss, so that was annoying.

July 8, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 128...

Carpet Cleaning Hell...

It's that dreaded day of the year again... The day before the carpets are deep cleaned. Why is this such an evil day you ask? Well, because we (Mainly myself and my Department Head) end up having to move tons of boxes and random crap that typically live on the floor up on to desks, carts, etc. Then I end up having to vacuum under everyone's desks. It's basically a day full of bitch work that we're all overqualified to do, but still are forced to do.

While cleaning under "Amy's" desk I was poked in the eye by a giant "Thank You" card that some idiotic patron gave her God knows how long ago. In addition to that, I got a face full of dust because she doesn't understand the concept of periodically cleaning under ones desk.

"Julia" was being useless. She parked her fat ass at the reference desk and pretended to be a real librarian.

We moved a lot of stuff into our program room after putting whatever was under our desks on top of them. We had to move spinners, book displays, shelves, etc. It was annoying, but the silver lining was that I don't have to put everything back on Monday because I'll be in Miami.

July 7, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 127...

Dinner Crowd...

After work today (Which was uneventful) Justin and I met up to go out to dinner at the restaurant that Phil is currently working at because today is his birthday -- Phil, not Justin. I rolled up with a gift bag full of goodies for him (Booze and such) and unknowingly informed his coworkers that it was his birthday -- He apparently didn't tell them for whatever reason.

Anyways... Justin and I had dinner, talked with Phil, had a few drinks, etc. I hadn't seen Phil in almost two weeks so it was good to see him, but it sucked because he had to work on his birthday and we had to have him serve us for us to really get to see him. Hopefully I'll get to hang out with him after my trip to Miami.

July 6, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 126...


A photo a a portion of an article Vanity Fair did on Maurice Sendak. I really wish I could meet him and have a drink with him. He seems like a kick in the pants.

Library Articles...

Library Cuts: UK Closures Ahead Of US, And More To Come For Both
One Librarian's Mission: To Locate American Flags On The Moon
Devon Libraries Face Opening Hours Cuts

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...

For the past week (while our Department Head has been on vacation) "Julia" has taken the liberty of changing around her schedule without asking. Today our Department Head returns from vacation, so I'm hoping the shit hits the fan and "Julia" gets in a shit storm of trouble when she comes into work tomorrow.

Schedule Changes She Made
  • June 28th - She admitted to sleeping in to "Marie" thus she came in late and she decided it was okay (Without consulting our Director*) to stay at work an extra half an hour to make up the time.
Actual Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
Hours Worked: 9:30am-5:30pm
  • June 30th - She changed her hours, thus causing a lack of coverage in the afternoon.
Actual Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm
Hours Worked: 9:30am-5:30pm
  • July 5th - I've yet to check her time card, but she stayed an extra half an hour
Actual Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
Hours Worked: ?am-5:30pm
  • July 6th/July 8th - Changed her day off from Friday to Wednesday without consulting the rest of the of the staff. Which if she did she would know that the likelihood anyone actually being in the library at 9:00am could be slim to none -- I changed my schedule so that I could cover the desk this fine morning.
Actual Hours: Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm / Friday Off
Hours Worked: Wednesday Off / Friday 9:o0am-5:00pm
* It is a rule at our library that if one comes in late for whatever reason that they cannot make up the time unless given permission by the Director. And he almost always says no and makes the person in question use their own time (Annual leave, sick, etc) to cover the missing hours.

July 5, 2011

365 Days Of Pictures: Day 124...


I was excited because they spelled my name right, they almost never do. That being said, I was reading Huff Post the other day and I found a link to a blog called Starbucks Spelling. It is amusing. Check it out if you're bored.

Library Articles...

Animated Game Created By Librarians Attracts Freshman Students
In California, All State Funding For Public Libraries Remains In Jeopardy
Communities In Somerset Planning Library Takeover
Gay Librarian's Suspension Shocks Court's Sense Of Fairness
Bookmobile Takes Library To The People

4th Of July Weekend...

Saturday: I went to Game 2 of the Subway Series at Citi Field with Justin, my parents, my sister and her boyfriend. Before the game we went out for Cuban food at Rincon Criollo -- Best Cuban food in New York.

Final Score - Mets: 2 Yankees: 5

Sunday: Justin and I headed back to Citi Field for Game 3 of the Subway Series. We stayed all 10 innings to see the Mets come back and beat the Yankees.

Final Score - Mets: 3 Yankees: 2

After the game we hung out with a couple of our friends. Justin built a fire, we roasted marshmallows and played video games until 1:00am.

Monday: My Fourth of July wasn't very exciting, but it was still a lot of fun. I basically spent the entire day (10:00am to 5:00pm) on the beach with Justin, Erin, my sister, her boyfriend and a couple of other friends. We tanned, drank, swam and all of the other wonderful things one could do on the beach. After the beach we went back to my house where my parents were grilling up some BBQ and had dinner. Once dinner was done I ended up passing out because playing in the sun is draining.

What I Taught My DH This Week...

I've recently come to realize that I end up teaching my Department Head a lot of random things throughout the course of a work week, so I've decided that I'm going to start a weekly post entitled "What I Taught My Department Head This Week." Seeing as she hasn't been around for over a week because she's been on vacation I've decided to start off with a few of the past tidbits I've shared with her.

  • The definition of Camel Toe. Cam·el (\ˈka-məl\) Toe (\ˈtō\) noun: A slang term that refers to the outline of a human female's labia majora, as seen through tightly fitting clothes
  • The song "Detachable Penis" by King Missile which was the first single off of their 1992 album Happy Hour.
  • The definition of the term Metrosexual. Metrosexual (ˌmɛtrəʊˈsɛksjʊəl) noun: A heterosexual man who spends a lot of time and money on his appearance and likes to shop.
Those are just a few of the things I've taught her in the past. As things come up throughout time I'll be sure to post them, because they tend to be interesting -- Or at least I think they are.

Laptopless...

The power adapter to my laptop died on Friday after my last post, so I'll be computerless for the next couple of days while I wait for my new cord to arrive. That means there will be a lack of posts in the upcoming days unless I can sneak on here while at work.

July 1, 2011

Little Big's Follow Fridays...

I noticed while I was reading through Little Big's (exlibris on Twitter) blog that one of my tweets made it on to her Follow Friday (#FF or #FollowFriday) post this week. For those of you not familiar with her blog, every Friday she posts her favorite tweets of the week as an example of why you should follow those people on Twitter. So, yours truly made the list this week with the following beauty of a tweet.


After seeing this one I went back into her archives to see if any of my other tweets had made it on to her blog and one other one did in April.



I think it's awesome that Little Big (exlibris) does this every week and I wanna thank her for thinking I'm interesting enough to follow on Twitter.

Oh, if for some reason you still don't get it...

Little Big's Explanation Of Her Follow Friday Posts:
Follow Friday is a meme from Twitter. It’s a time to recommend some of your followers for other people to follow. It’s a great way to find new people who tweet interesting things. I took it a step further and I retweeted my favorite tweets from the previous week so people could see why I was recommending them. After awhile I was retweeting so many tweets I moved the whole thing over here so as not to flood my follower’s twitter streams. I also pick my favorite tweet to feature for Tweet of the Week and intersperse the whole things with photos from the past week–usually of my daughter. You can find them here.

Library PSA: Drew Carey...

Connect With Your Kids @ Your Library...

I just came across this while I was looking for library articles to post and I thought it was nice, so I decided to post it. I've never seen it before, so it's new to me and if you've seen it before skip this post.



From Connect With Your Kids @ Your Library®:
Spending quality time with our kids and teens is critical to their growth and development—and it fosters strong bonds and relationships. But, in our fast-paced lives, finding opportunities for quality time together can be a daily challenge.

We’re working and commuting longer hours. Our kids’ schedules are packed. Budgets are tight. And planning even small outings takes time and energy.

Fortunately, there are a variety of things to do, new adventures to begin, and amazing things to learn—right at your library.

Libraries are the place to connect with your kids.

School and public libraries open up new worlds, spark imagination, encourage reading, help develop critical thinking and prepare and support kids and teens in school and life.

And most of the materials and programs available at your library are free!

We hope you’ll use this online guide to help you connect with your kids and find ideas for activities you can do together—at the library, at home and in your community.

And let the quality time begin!

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