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RT @kellyblanchat: We should start a committee/listserv called "crazy spreadsheets I made to solve this journal problem" #erl15
Sarah G.
I need to move back down south just so I get snow days again. Here it's like "Welp, it's gonna be -9 and 24" of snow. Wear a scarf."
holly #ravingfangirl
Surprise! They're purple! - Kristin
shocking turn of events! - holly #ravingfangirl
I'd be happy if any of my running shoes came in purple. Sadly, it apparently isn't meant to be. - Hookuh Tinypants
I told a vendor rep to go away and not to come back until he had better gossip.
I got some good stuff from our EBSCO vendor today, but I can't tell. :) - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Sarah G.
RT @btopro: Blackboard is such a fitting name. Much like its skeuomorph, it has been unchanged since inception and only enables 1 style of education
LSW: Origins [edited]
Once upon a time, when the stars attained certain positions in the sky, the Libraryfolk would gather. In their sensible shoes and plastic-framed glasses, they would ride the escalators up and down, down and up. They would zig and zag to avoid unscrupulous vendors in the exhibit hall. They would brave receptions to forage for sustenance and drinks. They would search in vain for passable coffee. In their sweaters and pashminas, they would shiver in underground caverns with poor wifi, listening to the drone of the Elders. And so it was, year after year, season after season, for such are the ways of our people. - maʀtha
Every now and again, there would be one among them who would say, quietly and firmly, "Enough". She would slip away to a hallway or a lobby corner, sit on the floor, plug in her portable electronic devices, and wait. - maʀtha
[please to continue the tale] - maʀtha
*nudge* - maʀtha
you set the bar pretty high here. It's going to be tough to match your prose. - DJF
well, I wasn't around in the earliest days, so my knowledge of those times is limited. I came in after the meebo room was well established, and the PB Wiki. Maybe someone could tell me a bit more about that time period and I could resume? - maʀtha
for example, which came first, lobbyconning, tweeting, or blogging? who were among the first lobbyconners? - maʀtha
Calling Steve 'n Iris. Steve 'n Iris to the white courtesy phone. - Joe
I knew all of this once, my brain is just crapping out on me :) - maʀtha
rats, so the tweeting was before the lobbyconning, my sequence is all wrong. that disrupts my entire narrative. hrm. stupid reality. - maʀtha
I still might be able to make this work. - maʀtha
But I am guessing that a lot of the LSWers knew each other from blogs before twitter came to the fore? I came to blogging too late to know the full history of the LSW. - Joe
I found out about LSW from a blog (Steve's or Josh's?) before I joined the Meebo room. It took me a long time to join twitter. - maʀtha
I found out about the LSW from Meredith in an American Libraries mag article. [Let me see if I can find the citation...Or maybe it was something she wrote about in her blog.] - Joe
I found out about LSW chat room from someone...I think CIL maybe? I do remember that the first two people I talked to in the meebo chat room were these people named grasshopper librarian (martha) and pegasus librarian (iris) who were both very, very nice to me. especially since I think I was stuck in an airport - Sir Shuping is just sir
April 27th, 2007, Josh tweeted about being fed up with ALA dues. Then he tweeted about starting the library society of the world. People were to tweet back their names and titles in this organization. It was a total joke for a while, with people adding names and bylaws to the wiki he started that day. I added the bylaw that we would always be one short of a quorum. I still stand by that bylaw. Another bylaw was that there would never be any dues. - lris
I consider myself a founding member, having joined on that day and added a bylaw to the wiki. I'm sure there are a lot of other founding members. - lris
Bingo, this is how I learned of the LSW. - Joe
Then came the meebo room. Then came the CIL presentation with Laura Harris, Steve Lawson, at least two other people, and a room full of meebo room users projected on the wall (including Jason Griffey and Walt Crawford and many many others). THEN came Friendfeed, which I joined reluctantly, feeling like it was a fad and not nearly as easy to use as Twitter... So judge my opinions of new things wisely in future. - lris
I believe that I was around at the start, but I no longer have any recollection of it. - laura x
I met you because you were there, so I believe you were there at the start as well. - lris
Anybody have a link to the Neff tweet? - Joe
I looked for that a few years back with no luck. - lris
I can fix the storyline! I'm going to eat, first, though, so hang tight. - maʀtha
I can't wait to read the Dragons and Windmills section. - John Dupuis
*bump* - bentley
The OP of this thread is dated Feb 18th *OF WHICH YEAR?!* c'monn FF just four more charaters in the date field... - Aaron the Librarian
i learned about it from ruth kneale who was arranging to a -meeting- drinking binge at an SLA :) - Christina Pikas
2013? - maʀtha from Android
LSW originates every day. No lie - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Rebump. We need to fill in some of the gaps that are at the LSW Origins page. - Joe
Martha gets the feeling exactly right. The facts are all well and good, but aren't we really all here because we were looking to escape the droning of the elders (and I mean elders in spirit, not age). - laura x from iPhone
(Thanks Laura for the parenthetical there. Not that I don't do my share of droning.) - Walt Crawford
I believe (but could be just misremembering) that I suggested the "of the World" bit because (again correct me) at the time I was the only non North American playing along..... - Kathryn is a free elf
That sounds right, Kathryn. - laura x from iPhone
This is how I learned about the LSW, in April of 2008. I joined soon there after. I worked with some others to set up the meetup in a Seattle dive bar during SLA that Christina mentioned. - Joe
Sept 2007 updated on LSW ... after first mentioning it 13 May 2007 , concluding with "The Library Society of the World is the best, most efficient, egalitarian and effective... more... - Kathryn is a free elf
Oh! Make pockets in my wedding dress. *writes note to self*
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @maggiekb1: This may well be the best weather infographic ever. Via @mbywater
RT @maggiekb1: This may well be the best weather infographic ever. Via @mbywater
Jenny H.
Made my first batch of slow-cooker chili in the new Crockpot. Delicious!
Chili recipe found here: - Jenny H. from Android
Corn muffin recipe found here: - Jenny H. from Android
I had a couple modifications: chicken instead of beef (because beef costs a fortune here) and a can of Ro-tel instead of green chile alone. I made Eivind sweat, but I think he thought it was worth it. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Oh yeah! I added beans 'cuz it ain't chili (to me) without beans. Shush, you Texans! - Jenny H. from Android
That sounds amazing! I was just looking for a new chili recipe, and this looks like just what I was hoping to find. I think that I have everything except for the masa harina, and I can get that at the grocery store. Did you add the full amount of cayenne, or the modified version? - Jennifer Dittrich
I added the full amount. I like it hot! I also really appreciated some of the quieter flavor notes like the bittersweet chocolate. I think it's a keeper. It makes a huge mess in the prep, though, so consider yourself warned! ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Heh, fair enough. I like mine about middle of the road, so I might start lower, then add more. - Jennifer Dittrich
The jalapeño and green chile are really what brings the heat, I think. I left seeds in. There is an abundance of tomato, broth, and water in the recipe that likely dilute the cayenne (but who knows because I love me some spicy food and I gotta mess with everything). It's probably best to start small and add if you need to make adjustments. - Jenny H. from Android
#oohgirl I'm going to try this over the weekend! - MoTO Boychick Devil
That's an excellent decision, B. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Delicious. I look forward to digging in again tonight :) - Eivind
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @coliegestudent: College is nice. You can wear the same shirt two days in a row if you have to because your MWF people don't know about your TR life
Double-like for the usage of "R" as Thursday. Would it be hyperbole to say that using "R" to mean Thursday was the best part of college? - Brian Johns
I still use R as Thursday. Confuses the heck out of people, but it's so handy. MTWRFSU. - bentley
you can do that as an adult too. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
holly #ravingfangirl
chilimaaaaaaaaac (of the cheesy turkey taco variety)
chilimaaaaaaaaac (of the cheesy turkey taco variety)
yeah, the sour cream was sorta weird, but when i hear taco, i think sour cream. - holly #ravingfangirl
holly #ravingfangirl
[this looks like so much fun!] Soup Swap 101: How To Throw a Soup Swap via @TheKitchn
[this looks like so much fun!] Soup Swap 101: How To Throw a Soup Swap via @TheKitchn
I'm not sure I'm up for "loud and crazy" (the way they describe,) but it's a great basic idea. I might see if a few of my friends want to do this with some of the soup recipes we're fond of. - Jennifer Dittrich
oh fun! Some friends and I have been discussing doing something like this. We're torn between swapping quarts, or having rotating soup dinners (it's a great way to use that too-much-soup-for a singleton) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
rule suggestion: make it a contest where the loser has to eat a small bowl of everyone's soups mixed together. - Andrew C (✔)
holly #ravingfangirl
Potatoes: The New Quiche Crust — Old Ingredient New Trick | The Kitchn -
Potatoes: The New Quiche Crust — Old Ingredient New Trick | The Kitchn
Love that idea! - Prairie & I Know It from Android
My cousin makes her quiches with potatoes for crust and I have to say, it's quite fantastic. Crust on quiches always makes me mad anyway - like someone is fucking up a perfectly good frittata with bland crust. Potatoes make so much more sense. - Hookuh Tinypants
this is so obvious it's kind of ridiculous, too. - holly #ravingfangirl
Shut. up. How did we not already think of this? - Marie
I was considering this for the quiche I wanted to make this weekend (never got around to it but maybe later this week). - Half Pint
holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
What are your current/recent favorite Etsy stores? for Czech glass buttons (for sewing apparel). - Spidra Webster
gorgeous! - Meg VMeg for laser cut jewelry and gear stuff and - Hedgehog Beautiful letterpress calendars (Asian vegetables, flowers, birds) On vacation 'til Jan 5, though. - Spidra Webster
I love the totem animals, but now she's got some large impressive stuff. The Toothless sculptures are killing me! - Heather
This shop has neat/cute planters: - kendrak
I like this concrete houseware shop. - kendrak
these are so great! - Meg VMeg
I have a friend who does ceramic science jewelry. She is awesome. - John Dupuis
wow, you people know some good etsy shops! i need to bookmark quite a few of these. - Marie
Love Casey Robin's cards & prints. - Corinne L
Sarah G.
I got my dad a selfie stick. I am part of the problem.
He loves it. He keeps trying to take pictures of himself that look like candids. It's either hilarious or sad. - Sarah G. from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
As if I could say no to a purple Christmas tree. cc @miriella
As if I could say no to a purple Christmas tree. cc @miriella
holly #ravingfangirl
I will never not crank the volume when Pour Some Sugar On Me comes on. #trufax #noshame #onelumportwo
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @fakelibstats: 80/20 rule of librarian twitter is that at any given moment 20% are mad at the other 80%
OK here's #Olaf chasing after his head. #Frozen
OK here's #Olaf chasing after his head. #Frozen
It would have made more sense to put Olaf's body on the sliding doors, no? - Miriella from Android
Yes, probably. But still, so cute! - Laura
I'll see what my co-decorator thinks. But I'll probably switch them tomorrow. We are participating in Town Hall's Door Decorator Contest. A lot of the departments at Town Hall decorate their doors. I took it one step further and did our giant sliding doors. Judging is on Wednesday! - Miriella from Android
Holly's favorite Anna
I'm a drunk librarian and I heard an information need. Of course I'm googling this!
holly #ravingfangirl
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @nypl: With all the different ways you can enjoy a book today, we're loving @TomGauld's new cartoon for @guardian.
RT @nypl: With all the different ways you can enjoy a book today, we're loving @TomGauld's new cartoon for @guardian.
holly #ravingfangirl
And? How is it? - Katy S
DANGER WILL ROBINSON - holly #ravingfangirl
Wait. That green thing on the label. Please tell me it *isn't * an avocado. - Technodad from iPhone
haha it's an apple. :) - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
This is crying out for some waffles. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Or crepes. - Katy S
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @petercoffin: This is what GamerGate looks like to the public.
RT @petercoffin: This is what GamerGate looks like to the public.
Holly's favorite Anna
Subject line for my eleventybillionth report of full-text online items not being linked to the full-text from Summon: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
The reply begins with, "Although it may seem 'inconceivable', we are aware of this linking issue and are working on a solution." - Holly's favorite Anna
Jason Toney
Mr. @geekandahalf, communication librarian. @ Mckinley Building
Mr. @geekandahalf, communication librarian. @ Mckinley Building
Is that a real-life sighting of Derrick in the wild? :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Sarah G.
Walking on a moving walkway and pretending that I have super speed powers never ceases to amuse me.
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