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Mary Carmen
18 weeks pregnant.
Which kitty photo bombed you? - Laura from iPhone
Margie. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Mary Carmen
About to spend my late afternoon interviewing nannies. This should be fun.
Is the wind from the east? - bentley
lololol - Mary Carmen
+1 Bentley - Micah from FFHound!
Andrew C (✔)
There are "fatherlands" and "motherlands", so why not "unclelands" or "auntlands"?
Or sonlands or daughterlands - John (bird whisperer)
fratecuginoland - Lorenzo R v rs
According to the ngram viewer, there are such things as "daughterlands" — colonies, I'm guessing? - Victor Ganata
inlawslands - ((°} from Android
No one would ever visit Inlawsland. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Most people wouldn't even visit grandparentsland. - Andrew C (✔)
assoretalands - Erwin Schrödinger from Flucso
Cool auntlands. - joey
holly #ravingfangirl
i have a Chandler-style rant just itching to get released.
"oh honey, you let it out. put it in the book." - Mary Carmen
MC's trying to make fetch happen... :P - Hookuh Tinypants
haha i had to google this to figure out what you were talking about. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
I thought we were talking about Raymond Chandler... - Stephen Francoeur
Sounds like you need a bubble bath. - Kristin
you should know me better than that, Stephen. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
The Other Yvonne
Now taking recommendations for cross country car transport. Advice online says to avoid brokers in case of damage to the car, but at this point I'll take anything! Thanks!
Hmm, my family always did it the hard way. I have a cousin who just loved road trips and has done it several times. I've never used a broker but surely there has to be a reliable one? - Stephen Mack
Last time I moved I towed mine behind the moving truck. - laura x
I used Magic Carpet Auto Transport to move my car from NY to CA. I have no complaints. The price was fair and it was delivered on time. - Mary Carmen
holly #ravingfangirl
first thing i did this morning was earworm myself with "Wheels on the Bus" so i've got that going for me.
*shakes fist* - ellbeecee
One year, the Staff Day skit at MfPOW was about The Home for Retired Librarians. At one point, one of the Youth librarians (who really was retiring very soon), stumbles across the stage, clutching her head. "NOOOOO! Not the wheels on the Bus!!!" - bentley
i got a Wheels on the Bus tshirt from woot a while back - that was the culprit. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Is it still going round and round in your head? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
yep yep yep - holly #ravingfangirl
I bet you wish you had mental wiper blades that would go swish swish swish...(*whispers* all over town) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
THANKS! - Mary Carmen
Mary Carmen
Ok Go is on Sesame Street. Love it.
MC, have you seen this video of theirs? - Stephen Mack
Yes! It is AMAZING! - Mary Carmen
Agreed! - Stephen Mack
The Other Yvonne
In complete and utter denial that my husband is essentially moving to CT this coming Sunday. =(
:(((( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:( - Anne Bouey
:-( you'll survive. When do you join him? - Mary Carmen
I fly out with the kids for a week in Feb and again in April. He flies back to CA in March, May, and June. Hopefully in April we'll be able to find a house to rent and John can be more settled by the time I get there with the boys in June. - The Other Yvonne
holly #ravingfangirl
water chestnuts. *shudder* #textureissues
just the thought of them totally squicks me out. THANKS A LOT, RECIPE. - holly #ravingfangirl
oh, disgusting. HATE THEM. - Julie Kane
THE WORST. - holly #ravingfangirl
blech - Mary Carmen
The worst, indeed! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Mary Carmen
Pregnancy is the best diet ever. So far I'm down 8 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.
holly #ravingfangirl
Brown Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie and #TheLibrarians finale
Brown Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie and #TheLibrarians finale
Whoa. - Mary Carmen
omw - Jason P
there is plenty of cookie to go around. - holly #ravingfangirl
twss - Jason P
LSW: Jen
IPEDS question for those of you filling this out: So we need to count every single ebook (that's not part of a package) we've ever purchased, count them, and then compiled use stats just for these "single" titles for the past fiscal year. Am I understanding this right?
You need my master spreadsheet. I created it when I was put in charge of IPEDS and other collections surveys. It is very helpful. It was my understanding that it was each digital unit purchased. If it is an e-book purchased as part of a package of 100, then count the 100. - Mary Carmen
I just cribbed this from the IPEDS site: Digital/Electronic Books, (include government documents) – Report the number of e-book units in your collection. E-books are digital documents (including those digitized by the library), licensed or not, where searchable text is prevalent, and which can be seen in analogy to a printed book (monograph). Include non-serial government documents.... more... - Mary Carmen
I think I've got the counting thing down - thanks MC!, but in order to pull in use statistics/circulation for just those titles I'm thinking of creating an Access database. Pull in all the titles as a table and then the use stats for our various vendors as other tables. I really dislike these surveys. blergh. - Jen
Sounds like a plan. I highly support creating whatever centralized tool you want to house all these numbers. After my first year of taking two days to complete IPEDS, it was awesome to have it done in 20 minutes. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
The Other Yvonne
Welp! Cat's out of the bag! John has accepted a job offer in CT. He starts at the end of the month and I'll be headed back east at the end of the school year. What an adventure we're in for!
Good luck! - Spidra Webster
I'm very happy for you guys and your new adventures but I'm going to be sad you're not closer. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Oh wow! Congratulations! We now have how many months to plan a Bay area/NorCal FF gathering? - Corinne L
Congrats to John, but I am still in denial that you guys are moving! - Stephen Mack
How wonderful for you! :) For us, not so much. :( - Anne Bouey
Thanks guys! 5 months to go. We're not selling the house so we can afford to move back. =) Stephen- I'm in denial, too! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm happy for John and your family, but sad for our local loss. - vicster
Congrats! Happy for you, sad for us! - Mary Carmen
Mary - ferry from Port Jeff to Bridgeport! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Wow, that's exciting news! I hope it's a good move for you guys! - Jenny H. from Android
What a big change! - Lnorigb
I grew up in NJ so it's not TOO big a change for me, although I don't know much about CT. My whole family is on the east coast so it will be nice to grow those relationships for me and my kids. - The Other Yvonne
Yeah for the adventure and the East Coast just got a touch more class! - Janet from BuddyFeed
You're too kind! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Steve C Team Marina
Disneyland measles outbreak spreads to 22 cases statewide - LA Times -
Disneyland measles outbreak spreads to 22 cases statewide - LA Times
"Long Beach's top medical officer warned that the public may have been exposed at four locations between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 3: Total Wellness Club and Bank of America in the 6400 block of Spring Street Stater Brothers in the 6500 block of Spring Street Bank of America in the 6300 block of Spring Street" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Welcome to my neighborhood measles. If our infant gets it as his vaccines haven't taken effect yet and he doesn't get measles shot two for a while i'm going to nut punch every non-vaccinator I can find. - Steve C Team Marina
Mousepox. - bentley
Have they traced patient zero? I'm curious as to if it was someone visiting from another country or if is an anti-vaxer. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Out of 22 cases, 12 were not vaccinated. Mind blowing. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Yeesh. What is it going to take for the anti vaxxers to understand that they are screwing it up for the rest of the herd? - Corinne L
Victor Ganata
I wonder if this massive measles outbreak will even get a fraction of the MSM attention that U.S. cases of Ebola got. Measles can definitely be fatal. And while the mortality rate isn't anywhere near as high as Ebola, it's *way* more contagious.
But there's no Ebola vaccine for people to argue about. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Packed up the bookshelves, and the towering pile of books in my room. Took them & some other stuff to the storage space; my neighbor's boyfriend helped. He asked me "who packed this up? You?" which I thought was kinda odd.
Then at the storage, I was showing him where to put the books, and where to put the fragile boxes, and told him a lil bit about how I plan on filling up the storage - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He said he used to work for a moving company, and my stuff looked like pros had packed it. And he was impressed with my plans for safely fitting everything in the storage. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And he said the worst part about moving clients who packed their own stuff was how many of them packed books in big boxes. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Man, I only made that mistake /once/. Ugh. My arms hurt just thinking about it. - Jennifer Dittrich
I needed to hear that because I feel like everything's so chaotic & it's good to know I'm doing something right :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm so glad you had the help - and the boost! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Ha my ex thought he was helping with our move & packed up a bunch of stuff while I was at work. He'd put almost all my books in one giant box and was hella butthurt when I read him the riot act, lmao. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And friends who bring you boxes, who also love books, bring you plenty of the perfect size. And I didn't even have to relabel them <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
LOL! When I moved from Fremont to Manteca, I specifically looked for boxes labeled that I could re-use.....because LAZY! - Mary Carmen
Yay! So glad you're making progress! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Owner keeps reminding me how much time until February. Said he doesn't care if I don't find a place, he has to move in on February 1 or he's taking me to court. I can't even get packed. I don't have anywhere to go remember how i busted my ass to move my mom in 2012 there is no one to do that for me I don't know know what the fuck to do
Did you have any legal recourse? If owner wants you out so damn bad he/she can hire a moving company at their expense, find you a new place (at their expense) and pray to whomever you don't sue them. - Janet
I wish I lived closer so a) I could help you out more tangibly and b) so I could go give a swift kick in the ass to the owner. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can come help you pack. Really. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I can, too. - Mary Carmen
I'm here every day pretty much. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
How's Friday? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I hate that you're in this situation and I truly wish I lived closer so I could help. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I wish I could help, too. Stay strong, Starmama. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
I'll be here Friday. - Starmama
Mandy - I don't want to leave you hangin'. Mary is planning on coming Friday to drop off supplies. I'll have to come another day (hopefully weekend) when another friend can join us. That ok? - The Other Yvonne
That's fine honey, whatever works for you. Jayden's got an orthodontist appt Saturday at 11 but the office is nearby and we'll probably only be out of the house an hour & a half or so. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I appreciate it SO MUCH. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mary Carmen
I want a duck.
what type of duck? - Sir Shuping is just sir
I don't care. They are all adorable. - Mary Carmen
Duck's float, you know what else floats? - Steve C Team Marina
rain. apples. very small rocks. - ellbeecee
witches! witches float! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Why a duck? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I just saw baby ducks on Sesame Street. - Mary Carmen
"Cute? Baby ducks are cute, I HATE cute!" -- Annie Savoy - Julian
Mary Carmen
Telly is eating a tuna sandwich. Now I want one.
telly monster eats tuna? - Sir Shuping is just sir
apparently. - Mary Carmen
i need to start watching sesame street again apparently. oh telly monster...i used to know you so well. - Sir Shuping is just sir
now i want a tuna melt for dinner. - holly #ravingfangirl
I had a delicious Cobb Salad. - Jason Huebel
Mary Carmen
Just spent 20 minutes puking my brains out. Mariella came into the bathroom and put my phone on the toilet bowl. *sigh*
In not on. In the toilet. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Oh no. I thought she was bringing it to you, not, er, contributing. Dang :( - Jennifer Dittrich
oh no! poor mama. - Marie
:( - Anne Bouey
Salvageable? - Stephen Francoeur
Oh no. :-( - vicster
:-( - Jason Huebel
Ugh. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Gah. =( - rönin
I'm sorry, MC. :( - Stephen Mack
Thankfully, it lived. Thank you, Otterbox. - Mary Carmen
Yikes! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
literally on the porcelain phone. - Big Joe Silence
Mary Carmen
Yesterday's OB appointment was good. Baby's heartbeat is strong. Clocked in at 145/bpm. My BP was excellent and all that weight I thought I gained is actually the baby. I'm down 4 pounds since the last appointment. We find out the sex on 2/17.
Blessings on keeping the baby healthy and loved. You are special these days to keep thee baby. :) - RetiredTeacherD
Thank you! - Mary Carmen
holly #ravingfangirl
yes, of course i tried the flat white at @starbucks today. #bandwagonjumper
Verdict? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
surprisingly good for Starbucks. i don't get their espresso drinks often, unless i am getting some flavored-up once-in-a-while treat. - holly #ravingfangirl
What is a flat white? - Mary Carmen from iPhone
originally from Australia/NZ: somewhere between a cappuccino and a latte, I think, is a simplistic way to describe it. - holly #ravingfangirl
Interesting - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I want Hugh Jackman to sing me a song about this. - Zamms
i'd listen to that. - holly #ravingfangirl
Mary Carmen
Hey Holly, could you hook me up with the recipe for your enchiladas. Thanks!
Thank you!!!! - Mary Carmen
welp, i guess i know what i'll be making this weekend. these enchiladas are like popcorn. you're totally full, somebody pops popcorn, you have to have some. - Marie
pretty much :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Who would write the novelization of your life?
Edna Ferber for mine. - RepoRat
Flannery O'Connor. - Katy S
Andrew Vachss - Mary Carmen
Is there a novelist specializing in the mundane? Probably writing very short novels, so the reader doesn't fall asleep too often... - Walt Crawford
Richard Brautigan. No question. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Beckett. Except that nothing happens only once. - DJF
Sylvia Plath, but it would only be able to be published abroad, under a pseudonym. Or Margaret Atwood. - laura x from iPhone
Thurber (it'd have to be a Walter Mitty sort of thing, or it'd never be published) - Kirsten from Android
I think Kirsten found my answer. - bentley
William Maxwell. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
lolhusband says Hemingway - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Margaret Atwood, definitely - maʀtha
Sarah picks Jeanette Winterson - maʀtha
Saki. - kendrak from Android
Stephen King... the life arc sort of mimics the overarching Dark Tower story arc - Aaron the Librarian
David Mitchell - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @matthewjdowd: This is insane. Prison population in US has increased 800% in 40 years. What a waste of human beings.
RT @matthewjdowd: This is insane.  Prison population in US has increased 800% in 40 years.  What a waste of human beings.
I'm thinking drug laws have a lot to do with that. - Mary Carmen
Especially when in tandem with 'three strikes' laws. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yup. - Mary Carmen
Not only that, the largest percentage of drug-related incarceration is for weed. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
two friend requests from people on the past week. #what
What was that dj/radio site that we all used to like? Was it really That sounds unfamiliar. - Meg VMeg
blip - Mary Carmen
Ah yes, thanks. - Meg VMeg
Eric - ill subliminal
Everybody knows I got my sweat pants, I got my sweat pants, I got my sweat pants on.
*fistbump* - Mary Carmen
Jason Toney
Jimmy was not the best murder police they had. The Bunk was. Never forget. #TheWireHD
Lester. - Mary Carmen
I loved Lester. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Perhaps, but Landsman did the best Eulogies. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Lester was only in homicide for a hot minute. Then he was back to major crimes. - Jason Toney
I couldn't keep up with the re-airing. I should watch it again from the beginning. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I think Jimmy and The Bunk made each other better. Helluva team. Remember the "fuckity-fuck" scene? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Mary Carmen
Thing I love a lot: when I've been quietly stewing about something that is either pissing me off or annoys me or is just something I feel is fucked up, but I stay quiet because maybe it doesn't bother anyone else and maybe I am being a bitch....
...and then out of nowhere, Scott says the exact thought I am having and I am like, OMG YOU TOO!!!!!! - Mary Carmen
Jason Toney
RT @chrismessina: "Jay, Key Witness from ‘@Serial’ Tells His Story for First Time, Part 1" /via @fmanjoo
RT @chrismessina: "Jay, Key Witness from ‘@Serial’ Tells His Story for First Time, Part 1" /via @fmanjoo
Hmm. He comes off with a lot more credibility here than in Serial. - Stephen Mack
I think with both it is difficult, because you don't have a cross examination to press on details. They choose to show what they think makes a good story, while he's telling his version. Both have had time to think on what details they want to share, and how they want to phrase things. - Jennifer Dittrich
and yet another version of the events.... - Mary Carmen
Heh, MC, yeah. - Stephen Mack
Jennifer, that's true, but the various narratives I heard in Serial I didn't find likely. This version is internally consistent and also provides insight into why Adnan might have said and done the things we know about but could still be guilty. So I just find this particular version to be believable -- not saying that's what happened, but just saying I don't instantly reject it as not likely, as I did with the previous versions of Jay's story that I'd heard. - Stephen Mack
True, but there are very different motivations at work. Serial is journalistic entertainment - it's meant to string you along through the various narratives so you keep listening from episode to episode and questioning each new set of information. His motivation is to make you believe one particular version of events, and is relayed to you in one voice, by someone who has a lot of time to put things together consistently. - Jennifer Dittrich
It's a good point. But it's working! Prior to reading this, I would not have guessed that Jay could tell me a new version of what happened that I would find credible. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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