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In order for today (and tomorrow) to work, I need a nap. Right now. Why, then, am I wide awake?
'Cause no one's bonked you on the head with a cartoon rubber mallet yet. - Spidra Webster
Yes... that might help... - Julian
laura x
Who would like to come over for banana pancakes? #toddlerx is not a fan. I have tons.
ohh ohh me! I would! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm anti-banana, except when I'm not. I suspect that makes me toddler-like. ;) - ellbeecee from Android
Let me just fire up the teleporter. - Julian
I would, but I'm on #TeamToddlerX. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I'd love some! But maybe just put them in foil in the freezer for easy morning breakfast. - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'd eat them. Would toddlerx like mr and ms 2's sandwiches? Turkey, havarti, mayo,tomato, lettuce. One top bun may be missing - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Christina, possibly, but it's hard to say. I'm really happy to eat all the pancakes. - laura x from iPhone
May I add some strawberries and a splash of chocolate syrup? - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
May I add ice cream and chocolate syrup? - April Russo
Anything you like, if you bring it. :) I have strawberries, blueberries, butter, and real maple syrup (grade B!) here. - laura x
Leftovers in the morning! - laura x from iPhone
"Sultana" sounds much more exotic than "raisin."
Are you checking out the SPB's web page? - Jim: with more caffeine!
In this case, no. I was watching a Youtube video review of an operational ration pack from New Zealand. - Julian
But now I am looking at the SPB web page. Pizza night is now Saturday as well? - Julian
You know who's really good at doing quick arithmetic? Professional darts players.
Poker players, too. - Joe
With poker, you are also calculating probability based on others' behavior and tendencies. - Julian
Blackjack dealers - Brian Johns
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Smiling Young White People Make App for Avoiding Black Neighborhoods (Fuck these people.)
Smiling Young White People Make App for Avoiding Black Neighborhoods (Fuck these people.)
what. the. fuck? - Sir Shuping is just sir
JFC - Jenny H. from Android
Disgusting. - vicster: full-bodied
Assholes. - Katy S from iPhone
"SketchFactor is poised to receive more attention when it launches." - Brian Johns
Only here (DC area) could such an idea be born. SHEESH. - Julian
Got 17/20 playing the 20 Largest Fast Food Chains quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
Got 17/20 playing the 20 Largest Fast Food Chains quiz. Can you top that? #Sporcle
18/20, and what a weird list. I missed Little Caesar's and Dunkin' Donuts. - Jennifer Dittrich
Only 16 for me, and I wouldn't have thought of the two you posted. - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
After my lucky guess for Starbucks, I should've put in Dunkin' Donuts, but I still find all of the pizza places (barring Pizza Hut and Little Caesar's) to be weird, since you have to either order in advance for delivery, or sit down there to eat. - Jennifer Dittrich
I only got 15. :-\ Ice cream tripped me up. - Julian
9/20 ... I guess I know geography better than fast food. - John (bird whisperer)
14/20 - April Russo
I got 14, I had a brain hiccup on 2 that I couldn't think of the actual name. - Heather
i got 13 but didn't even consider the pizza joints. no wonder. - holly #ravingfangirl
Yeah, I didn't think the pizza places should really be in there. I happened to guess Pizza Hut in desperation and then got a few of the others (but still missed Little Ceasar's). And I missed Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins because I didn't really think of those as fast food, either. I had no idea Subway outnumbered McDonalds almost 2 to 1. That surprised me. - Jandy
14/20 After little 'caesars' didn't work I gave up on pizza. Which was a bad idea. - NOT THE CRICKET
Following on from Marie's post: Who is your (living) library hero you haven't actually met?
Mine is Denise Troll Covey. - RepoRat
Uh, RepoRat. :) - laura x from iPhone
^ - Marie
Caroline Haythornthwaite is on my list. I have many heroes! - Marie
You mean met in person? - Julian
Yep. - RepoRat
You, if only because I am a tease / git ;) - Pete
Aw, hell. I swear I wasn't fishing, y'all. - RepoRat
Heh heh. I'm throwing in a vote for Repo myself. :-) - YvonneM
I'll throw in another one: Sandy Berman, if only to give him a kicked-outta-librarianship fistbump. - RepoRat
I'm lucky enough to have met RR a couple of times, so I'll vote for Secret Agent Fister. - John Dupuis
I've seen Sandy speak! It was awesome. And we corresponded once. Also awesome. - maʀtha
I also saw Sandy speak once and got mail from him once. He is great. And I see Secret Agent Fister is going to be at my state library conference this fall! - laura x from iPhone
That was supposed to be secret (jk). it would be sweet to meet you! - barbara fister
Yay. RCN is getting the SEC Network -- and, apparently, WatchESPN.
Or, perhaps, that SEC Network website is slicker than Nick Saban in a recruit's living room. - Julian
Jennifer Dittrich
Sepp Blatter says MLS will adopt FIFA calendar | ProSoccerTalk -
Sepp Blatter says MLS will adopt FIFA calendar | ProSoccerTalk
"He’s not exactly a font of accurate predictions, but FIFA head honcho Sepp Blatter has a made a claim that, if true, would drastically alter the future of Major League Soccer. Blatter claims that Major League Soccer will be moving towards a European calendar. The topic itself is not new, but Blatter’s comments are, and Duane Rollins of Canadian Soccer News posted audio from the FIFA man’s Monday press conference ahead of the U-20 Women’s World Cup. And inside of that audio comes the remarks from Blatter, which comes in stark contrast to the “not in the short-term” comments of MLS commissioner Don Garber when asked about the shift to a ‘winter schedule’ in his State of the League address this December." - Jennifer Dittrich from Bookmarklet
One step closer to legitimacy. - Julian
Yeah, that's pretty much when I stop getting season tickets. My dad can't attend winter (or even late fall) games because of his health, which would be 2/3 of the season. I have no desire to sit outside in January watching a match. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't imagine having soccer in the northeast or midwest in a winter like the past one. - John (bird whisperer)
I could see the season starting in late July / early August, and stretching to late May, to accommodate a bit of a winter break. - Julian
Alternatively, MLS could do it a bit like Liga MX. Except it's still colder here. - Julian
I just don't believe that the Euro-snobs are going to be converted any time soon, schedule change or not. The league has consistently gained in competitiveness over the last decade, and it always seems like the NextThing(tm) is what they're waiting for to give the stamp of approval. - Jennifer Dittrich
Another point in favor of the summer schedule is that there's less competition for viewership & attendance. - John (bird whisperer)
Yeah, I can't imagine that the viewership would go up when they have to compete with the full winter schedule. - Jennifer Dittrich
Someone needs to substitute Blatter permanently. It looks to me like the MLS is doing very well. What sort of idiot would want to screw with it? - Mark H
Blatter is a tool, but I do get the desire to get the leagues on at least comparably similar schedules (the transfer windows are spaced so oddly for the different leagues that it complicates moving back and forth.) That said, I love that our off season is when the EPL is in high gear, so there's stuff to watch all year long, and it makes loans a lot more viable. - Jennifer Dittrich
Meg VMeg
I've become one of the unabashed, single-party phone-readers at restaurants. I tip well, at least?
I usually go with that. - Julian
HEY ME TOO - jambina
Thirded. - RepoRat
Same, here. And I tip especially well at the places that the waitstaff don't bother me while I read. - Katy S from iPhone
I too am in your club! - Janet from FFHound!
Me too - am in fact doing that right now at a random pizza joint in Bryn Mawr. Also helps with avoiding conversation with others at the bar (when I want to avoid conversation). - Sarah from FreshFeed
me too - ellbeecee
Yup, mostly at lunch and more on the iPad. I tip well if they leave me alone except for endless drink refills. - ~Courtney F
Its better than zingle party palm reader. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Just curious: Is there something about phone-reading in restaurants that makes it different (more difficult, easier, whatever) than, you know, single-party print reading, which I've been doing for decades? - Walt Crawford
I read from my tablet while eating alone in restaurants, but otherwise, me too! - WebGoddess
Walt, personally, I feel stupider or more anti-social looking at my phone than I would if I had a real book (or obvious reading device). They all feel pretty awkward to me, though, and I'm only really getting over that now. - Meg VMeg
You people and your meal-reading! Destroying the very fabric of our society. SHAME. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
It may actually stem from being told "NO READING AT THE TABLE, IT'S RUDE" when I was a kid, even though the circumstances are totally different. - Meg VMeg
Meg: Good point. Fortunately, even my inner voice figured out that a family sitting around a table is different than me sitting by myself. And I can see that "playing with your phone when you should be eating" could seem more awkward than reading while eating. - Walt Crawford
Eldrick needs another backiotomy.
I think he's just DONE. - Julian
"You're killing me Smalls!"
For-Ev-Er - Steve C
Yeah, yeah! - Julian
Experts Pick World's Best Beers - Business Insider -
Experts Pick World's Best Beers - Business Insider
Tasty. - Julian from Bookmarklet
Glen Campbell
This dude sat next to me on the flight to San Antonio from San Francisco last night. He has a great voice. -
This dude sat next to me on the flight to San Antonio from San Francisco last night. He has a great voice.
He really does :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Agreed. - Julian
Yep. - Jenny H. from Android
Yes! - Janet from FFHound!
Making a route in Runtastic is almost as easy as solving cold fusion. #flybytheseatofmypants #illbeback
I never tried to solve Cold Fusion. I moved on to PHP. - Julian
LOL, Julian. - Marie
I put in a request for Facilities to take a look at the air conditioning in my office.
I put in a request for Facilities to take a look at the air conditioning in my office.
I can't imagine why. You don't look cold or nothing - Sir Shuping is just sir
Liking out of solidarity. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I'm getting a Scandinavian Vampire vibe. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Another classic photo. :) - Julian
You need a tiny "Boo" flag. :( - LB's 10:19pm Name Change
Nice stillsuit. - Steven Perez
Facilities came and fixed it last night!!! - Marie
Does that now make you the ghost of christmas past? - Steve C
We could trade. You could send me some of that "too cold" air, and I could send you some heat & humidity from my home office. - April Russo
Facilities: "Are you seeing any CO2 frost yet?" - David Lounsbury
Christina Pikas
I'm now using R for everything - i'll soon brush my teeth with it.
Are you soaking in it yet? - Julian
I blame you for the for-loop coding earworm I now have ;) (toothbrushing <- function (brushcolor, person, brandoftp) {...) - Hedgehog
The most SUPER OFFICIAL hamburger.
The most SUPER OFFICIAL hamburger.
I last slid over to this spot four years ago. It was worth the trip (300+ miles each way... for a day trip). - Julian
Jennifer Dittrich
Jermaine Jones close to joining Chicago Fire, Alexi Lalas says - -
Jermaine Jones close to joining Chicago Fire, Alexi Lalas says -
"According to Lalas' report, Jones would join MLS on a Designated Player deal that would pay him about $3 million a year. That's apparently significantly less than he was first asking for, but would still make him one of the league's top paid players. Jones would apparently be allowed to join the Fire directly, with MLS officials telling Lalas that "Designated Players of a certain threshold as determined by the league" skip the Allocation Ranking." - Jennifer Dittrich from Bookmarklet
I think this could be pretty cool, and not just because there'd be another team with a DP who didn't follow the allocation order when people thought they should have. - Jennifer Dittrich
JJJ to the USA! - Julian
This Mother Went To Take Money From The ATM And NEVER Expected This! I’m In Tears! | PetFlow Blog - The most interesting news for pet parents around the world. -
If I were the type who could cry... - Julian
They did that 30000 times??? Holy crap I want to switch to TD Canada Bank - Steve C
How are my ffeeps today? What are you all up to?
Winding down after a 5k. David is reading. Helen is chatting with her friend. - Pete
About to take a nap. - Julian
Trudging through the alleys of SPSS... - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Putting numbers in boxes, Marie. I'm fine, thanks. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Hanging out on the couch. - Jenny H. from Android
I'm good, thanks. Doing odd bits of grading and online-class-discussion-answering. - RepoRat
trying to get back to reality. prepping for a volunteer gig with band camp kids tomorrow. doing the laundry from my trip. examining the growing black and blue patch covering my right shin. procrastinating calling my mother in response to her email about my niece being born. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Finished awesome PubMed for Trainers class, got to have lunch with my former boss Del - maʀtha from Android
Fine! Worked on cleaning up my office ALL DAY. Then went to Sam's to buy meat and a dog bed. Now home, showered, and loafing. On the sofa. With Tucker, who liked the dog bed until I got on the sofa. :| - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
And how are you? - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
Winding down after a full day - how are things with you, Marie? - Jen
Winding down from winding down all day. Phew. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Don't ask me about our trial of a faculty profile system. Good pizza and cocktails for dinner. - Meg VMeg
I'm about to make up a salad thingy with garbanzo beans, so my day is preeeeeetty okay. :) - Marie
Why I Quit My Library Job and Why I No Longer Want One | INALJ -
Once upon a time, I was co-workers with the author. - Julian
Also, a quite timely blog post. Yesterday marked exactly one year of me working outside of Libraryland. (This might be the first time that I have ever so publicly shared that.) - Julian
#OHSNAP (reaction from watching last night's episode of Halt and Catch Fire)
Oh. Snap. - Julian
More or less... yes. - Julian
I just found out that I finally have access to WatchESPN with RCN. It started a week ago, and I had completely missed it. Yay.
Except it does not seem to be working today. - Julian
$108 million just for the right to negotiate with King James.
Would that, then, be the king's ransom? - Julian
It's good to be king. - Steve C
I was at Harris Teeter yesterday to make a quick purpose. Even though I do not have a "club card" there, I still managed to get the discount. Guess how...?
How? - Marie
Cashier used hers? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
That was my guess, too. - Meg VMeg
Don't know what Harris Teeter is but the name makes me smile. Can you imagine being a kid with a name like Teeter? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I loved Teeter! After so many times of shopping there you would get treats. We got our first grill as one of the treats. A whole grill! For free! - Marie
I just put in a famous phone number at the self-checkout... - Julian
867-5309? - Melly
It really does work every time. - Julian
Ha! I had no idea. Only at Harris Teeters? Or is it like a bugmenot across stores? - Meg VMeg
Pretty much any grocery store. - Julian
That is so cool. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oooh! I'll have to remember that! - Kirsten
awesome grocery store hack!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
re the name - we also have Harris Teeter, which sometimes gets abbreviated to "Harry Teet" or something similar. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
Are you one of those people who will choke down bad coffee because you paid for it? I randomly decided to get a large coffee with my McD's breakfast. It's terrible. However, I AM one of those people so I'm gonna drink it even if it takes me all day. And the colder it gets, the worse it tastes.
Has coffee at McDonald's recently gone downhill? I thought it was a one-seed in terms of coffee -- right up there with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. - Julian
Heck no. I'd dump it and find proper coffee. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
I've had good coffee from them before so I was surprised by the quality. That's also why I upgraded to the large as well. <shrug> The sample size is just too small to be sure. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I'd drink it. - Rodfather from Android
Caffeine is the drug, sometimes the medicine tastes bad, I still take the medicine. - Janet from FFHound!
Study confirms you're not alone. "But once we've formed an eating habit, we no longer care whether the food tastes good. We'll eat exactly the same amount, whether it's fresh or stale." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I ended up not finishing it. But mostly because I had a Code Red Mountain Dew that was much tastier. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
As my dad says, "McDonald's coffee tastes like panther piss." I drank it one time....that was too much! - Jenny
Nope. - Steven Perez from Android
nope; bad might give me a migraine, and NO WAY IMMA RISKING THAT, :O - chaz2b
Nah, I'll find something else to drink. - Jennifer Dittrich
Life's too short to spend it drinking bad coffee. Dump that shit! - Jim: with more caffeine!
I am sad to report that there will be no alpacas at the wedding. #MerryChrisWedding
and why the heck not?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Then count me out! ;) - Holly's favorite Anna
They've been replaced by two white donkeys instead!!! - Miriella
What about alpaca sweaters? - Julian
Not in June! - Miriella
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
Strange to look out the office window overlooking toll road and see @wmata Metro trains going by. #silverline opening soon!
The future is NOW! - Julian
I swear I saw a convertible Honda CR-Z the other day on the road. When I go to the website to see how much they cost they appear not to really exist. Did I hallucinate it?
I think that's what I saw! But I can't find that actual car on the Honda site anywhere. - Marie
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