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Mary Carmen
When did buying toys become so difficult? Skylanders? Trap Team?
As far as I can tell, this merges the whole Pokemon thing of catching new characters, but of course you have to have a trap for each of them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Skylanders prints money, so I distrust it on principle. It prints so much money that Disney and Nintendo rolled out their own versions (Disney Infinity and Amiibos). I really worry that the whole concept is a giant money sink for consumers/fans. - Andrew C (✔)
It totally is a giant money sink. I've been lucky to avoid Skylanders so far. My kid has asked for the Trap Team starter but he hasn't been too noisy about it since he's still rather engrossed in Minecraft. Plus we still haven't even finished the original Skylanders game which we got for free when my cousin gifted the entire set to us after the second set (Giants or something) came out. - rönin
My nephew just got the new Trap Team and he couldn't stop talking about getting new traps. He even told my mom, "How many can you afford?" Like Disney Infinity and the new Nintendo Amiibos, it's a huge money sink. I looked up the 8 pack of traps and it's $40. Ridiculous. - Rodfather
He was showing me this cardboard thing to put the traps on and talking about collecting all of them. There's 38(!) of them. http://theco-operatives.com/wp-cont.... That's not even including the new figurines. He kept saying "I need these!" I said no, you don't need any of them. You want them. You already have enough Skylanders. - Rodfather
My sister tells me that my nephew loves this. Then says she bought some of the figures and that I should get him a "trap." I don't know what the hell that is and looking at Toys R Us' website doesn't help. I'm going to tell her to just send me the link to what he wants. - Mary Carmen
It's one if these. http://www.amazon.com/gp.... There's different elements. I ended up ordering a 3 pack with tech, magic, and earth since it was cheaper than the others. - Rodfather from Android
Thank you! I'm looking at it. What the hell is this? - Mary Carmen
In this new game you can trap enemies with those traps and use them an as ally. It's sort of like a pokeball. So they can bring those traps to a friend's house and use those monsters. Or buy all the traps so you can have all 38 trappable monsters. - Rodfather from Android
When you buy the game it comes with this portal that connects to the console via USB. There's a slot for a trap and when you come across a monster in the game that you can trap it saves it to the trap. - Rodfather from Android
Since you can only trap a monster with the appropriate element, it kinda forces you to buy more traps. So like to trap a earth monster you need a earth trap. - Rodfather from Android
Oh boy, just learned my mother ordered the Trap Team starter for my son for Christmas. *sigh* - rönin
Nooo! Saw the tablet version of trap team on sale too. It's like they're crack dealers giving the first taste almost free - Rodfather
Between this, Disney Infinity and Amiibos there's way too many figure stuff to wade through. - rönin
Mary Carmen
I still can't believe that I gave birth to such a beautiful kid.
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Barry, my thoughts exactly. Scott & Mary are beautiful. :) - Laura
Awww. - Yolanda from Android
Her eyes slay me. <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Agree 100%. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Uh, y'all are the cutest couple, so DUH. I can't believe she is a little over a year old! How did this happen? - Corinne L
Time flies! I can't believe that this time next year I'll be posting pictures of two of them?!?!?!? - Mary Carmen
She is beautiful, MC. And so big already! - Stephan from iPhone
Mary Carmen
So first things first, did he actually commit the crime?
I think if he did not actually murder her, that he knows exactly what happened and for some reason is not coming clean about the details. The obvious other person who could be involved is Jay. He seems shady and fuck and the discrepancies in his story are troublesome. Also, the dude who found the body....not sure I'm buying his story either. So many doubts and questions. - Mary Carmen
I'm far more suspicious of Jay than of Adnan. I don't think he did it, and I think even the re-creation of events to try to mimic the timeline didn't take into account far too many factors to ring true. SO many questions! - Julie Kane from iPhone
Jay seems untrustworthy. But I don't fully trust Adnan either. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen Mack
So did you listen to Serial? Where do you stand, guilty, not guilty, or hung?
I think a lot more went down than what is presented. It is pretty obvious to me that both the defense and the prosecution had some shady business going down. I am in the camp of Jay knows a hell of a lot more than what he has said, there was probably a third person (Jen) involved, and that Adnan may know or have witnessed something, but did not commit the crime alone. After listening to... more... - Mary Carmen
I created a room, but it is very inactive: https://friendfeed.com/serial-... - Mary Carmen
I don't know if he did it, but I could not have voted to convict, given what I heard. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
what Bren said. Even taking into account *only* what the jury heard, I'd have a hard time voting to convict. - WebGoddess
Ah, MC, joining now. Sorry I missed it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Will listen to a few more episodes tonight so I can catch up with y'all. - Corinne L
Steve C Team Marina
Parental units: All babies are different and there's no one magic solution but did you have any success with any kind of sleep training and if so at what age?
We're down to 1.5 hours of continuous sleep before waking up - he's 6 months. Wife has taken chemical warfare off the table. - Steve C Team Marina
Ferber method, around 5 months for my 2nd and a year for my first kid. Worked for me, generally, but I'm not dogmatic about it. - Stephen Mack
crying it out was becoming a disaster for all of us, including our (first) baby. my inlaws were recommending a baby bottle full of red wine. we went with co-sleeping instead. we all slept great then. both our kids decided to sleep without us by roughly age 18 months. - Big Joe Silence
Thanks for inputs Stephen and Joe - Steve C Team Marina
Everything was going fine for us until a couple weeks ago when teething started. (5 months) Those teeth have pushed through but the sleep pattern is a disaster now. Coupled with not wanting to take a bottle or any interest in food yet, this is destroying my wife. We have not yet taken chemical warfare off the table yet. So what I'm saying is, "I hear you, and I'm following this thread for ideas." - Brian Johns
If it makes you feel better the teething/6 month sleep regression doesn't last forever, or no kid would make it to 7 mo. We were a cosleeping family (because I could feed in my sleep), but many many of our friends were not. As our moms group leader said, "Do whatever gets everyone the most sleep." Good luck! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
My mum says at 6mo the best shot at sleep training is keeping to a very consistent schedule. Bedtime at a specific time, wake up too. Naps can be harder for this. If he takes a long time to get down try putting him to bed earlier (this is more for your sanity than his comfort). - Soup in a TARDIS
Well we're consistent with bedtime and wakeup it's that whole time in between he doesn't understand so far Soup. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Indeed. - Brian Johns
Keep in mind, both me and Adrian worked at home, so a disruption in our sleep wasn't disastrous. We did CIO, but we also didn't put the kids to bed until about 10pm. They both slept through the night at 4/5 mos. teething wasn't an issue for us, but around 8 - 10 mos. neither of them wanted to sleep, just play. We put them in bed with me. - Anika
I'm exactly where Brian is at. We were golden until teething happened. :/ - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
THe sleep regressions seem to last a lot longer than they really are...at least in our experience. We did the cereal in the bottle at bedtime thing and that seemed to help her sleep longer stretches. Teething hit and it was Hell, but Tylenol, not Motrin, did the trick. It seems to soothe her pain and she falls to sleep for the whole night. Possibly gets up for a 4am snack. Recently,... more... - Mary Carmen
Mine is 28 years old and still doesn't sleep at night. - April Russo
Micah
2014 AD in three words:
"It's December already?!" - The First NoeLB from Android
Selfie twerking ebola. [or, is selfie twerking so 2013?] - Joe
thanks for imagezoom - Alfonker Tapir
I haz money? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
You're welcome, Alfonker. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Altogether too long. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Mostly not great. - ellbeecee
Got new job. - bentley
Censorship is bad. - Katy S
Just about over. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Dated a doctor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen new companion? - Todd Hoff
Left my homeland. - Jenny H. from Android
Fuck it all. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
i forgot it - chaz2b
Ethics in journalism. - Corinne L
Older, not wiser. - Stephan from iPhone
Did I answer? - Brent Schaus
Watching the flames - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
It's all happening! - Corinne L
Really shitty year. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Had a baby. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
stuck in neutral - Marina's Godmother :-)
Got progressively better. - Jim: meatvalve.
two major events. - Brian Johns
Still in Texas. - Kristin
I'm pregnant again. - Mary Carmen
spinning my wheels - vicster: hon. canadian
Same Slow Dance - WarLord
selfie shark jump - Mo Kargas
Minimum Payment Due: - Spidra Webster
Sleep? What's that? - Steve C Team Marina
Good freaking riddance - Janet
Mary Carmen
Am I going to Hell because I thought this was funny? http://www.slate.com/blogs...
That's not the reason.....<g> - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Stephen Mack
SF Bay Area folks: Poll -- Hellastorm, Overhyped?
Where I'm at, it's already pretty strong and the strongest part hasn't even reached us yet (according to Doppler). I don't think it's been overhyped at all because even if the storm itself isn't completely insane, the effects of the storm are what people need to be prepared for. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's a good point. And the widespread power outage in SF alone is significant. But where I am in south bay, it's nothing so far. I appreciated how empty the roads were when dropping off my kids at school -- quick commute this morning. But last night was horrible. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
South 280 is flooded. That's pretty bad. - Rodfather
I thought there was a bit too much hype leading up to it, but the power outages in SF are pretty bad. Here, in Alameda, it seems to be hitting us in bands, some not bad, others very heavy. The winds here seem to have backed off, ATM, but we have steady rain. - vicster: hon. canadian
And, really, if the hype got people to think about getting their emergency supplies stocked and fresh batteries in their lanterns and such, that's a good thing. - vicster: hon. canadian
North Bay is basically getting bent over a car hood and screwed without any lube right now. I don't think they'd appreciate anyone insinuating that this storm was in anyway overhyped. Maybe it didn't hit every single part of the Bay Area equally but it's hitting hard no matter what. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, if nothing else, it's nice that folks are thinking about emergency supplies right now! It's surprising how many people in California don't have any sort of emergency anything. It's like they forget that one strong earthquake can seriously screw us. - Hookuh Tinypants
My cousin who lives in Berkeley just discovered that her basement is flooded. Yeah, not overhyped. - Hookuh Tinypants
There's been flood warnings in Alameda County. Creeks in Berkeley are rushing, but otherwise just wet. - kendrak
It stalled in the north bay, seems to be coming through to the south now. - Todd Hoff
It's supposed to hit Reno from the south, at around 2 or 3 this afternoon. I'm a little baffled about the wind pattern - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Raining in downtown Sacramento ATM - not seeing or hearing high winds here. - Corinne L
WAY too early to say, esp. since we're well to the east & south (Livermore). Currently sheet rain, as heavy as it ever gets, warm this a.m. As vicster sez, winds have backed off for the moment. So far, no, not clearly overhyped.[Our downspouts look like somebody's got a firehose at the top...] - Walt Crawford
Montgomery Station downtown is apparently closed due to flooding... - Andrew C (✔) from Android
minor wind damage in my neighborhood. my neighbor always cleans out the gutter & drains down on the corner before a storm. he's wonderful. lots of blocks in our neighborhood flood because of trash & plant debris in the storm drains. and I'm glad the schools closed. even one kid hurt in a weather-related accident is too many. - Starmama
Wind is insane here. Comcast is out. No rain yet. Not overhyped. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Here comes the rain. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
South Bay had 20mph winds and a couple inches of rain so far, heavy at times. Seems to be easing off now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We've got horizontal rain. - Todd Hoff
I just sat in on a conference call where all the guys in attendance were talking about how weak the storm was and how wimpy everyone was for being cautious. (mind you, they all live in/around San Ramon, with 5 minute commutes) I had to school them with some of the updates I've seen from FFers and FBers experiencing the strong shit. - Hookuh Tinypants
This is a very "bandy" storm--one look at the radar shows that. It's huge, but the sheet/horizontal/flood rain is in small bands. If you miss the bands, it doesn't seem terrible. And, as usual, the North Bay gets the worst of it. If anyone says "eh, weak, no issue," tell them they've been lucky and should maybe STFU. - Walt Crawford
Oog. Sez I, just looking at the Wundermap (Wunderground) and seeing one big wide yellow (heavy/severe) band just to the west of us and moving southeast. - Walt Crawford
I'm glad it's coming at us from Hawaii and not Alaska. Temperature's pretty comfy, considering. - Starmama
The only bad thing about that is that you get less snow, and what we need is snow. So far, no sign of snow. (The paper seemed to say this was an arctic storm, but the temp. sure doesn't suggest that.) - Walt Crawford
Walt, there is supposed to be snow south of Tahoe, high up. The jet stream will largely avoid the ski areas around Tahoe (and therefore, won't be Tahoe basin drinking water in the spring) but I had heard up to 2 feet at Tahoe ski runs. I can't imagine what's hitting further south!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It's definitely overhyped, by people lacking experience with rain. I'm used to seeing this kind of torrential downpour a minimum of 4-5 times a year, often with higher winds. And it's not even an area that suffers from hurricanes which are legitimate things to fear. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'll cross fingers. Two feet is a lot better than nothing (the Chronicle was saying 3 feet this morning, but that may be even higher). - Walt Crawford
Here's some heavy streaming on Google campus. No disaster, but impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Louis Gray
That was cool Louis :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our campus (Sonoma State) was closed yesterday, which is kind of screwing with finals. There's some pretty significant flooding. It's A LOT OF RAIN. And not good because the dryness of the past few years has made the top soil pretty loose, which makes flooding worse. Our power was out yesterday for about 6 hours. - Laura Krier
The thing is, if you live an area that regularly gets this kind of weather you have the infrastructure for it and the effects aren't that bad. If you don't, well... - Laura Krier
I think that's the most important point, Laura. In the same way Californians are surprised when other regions are devastated by earthquakes that seem mild to us, we suffer during heavy rain. To quote a blog post on SFGate, "Our infrastructure– many aboveground power lines, roads that turn into sinkholes, insufficient storm drains– is less equipped to handle big storms than in many other places." - Stephen Mack
Laura speaks the truest words. The most frustrating thing about yesterday was having to listen to people strut around all like "Oh these people clearly don't know what weather is! Where *I* come from it's ten times worse!" or the people who were in the parts of the Bay Area that weren't hit by the strongest portions of the storm (or didn't have it stall out right over their region)... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
People around Northern California lost their homes. That ain't no joke. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mary Carmen
I don't know if any of y'all are into Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG), but there is a kickstarter for Brian Humphrey's newest: The Lurker in the Library 2. His first game, The Lurker in the Library was fantastic, based on Lovecraft and had wonderful props and tools.
I encourage you to check it out or spread the word. The game doesn't look like it will start till next year, but now is the time to get involved. https://www.kickstarter.com/project... - Mary Carmen
I know it seems odd to "pay to play" but, if you've seen some of his other work, you can see that the money is very well spent and is funneled straight into the game. - Mary Carmen
You can see his other work here: http://games.brianhumphreys.com/ - Mary Carmen
Oh, and yes, I'm all in on this at the $100 level. When done well, these are amazing....and who doesn't want to be Agent Mulder every now and again???? - Mary Carmen
Oh, yeah, I'm in - though at $25 for now. I haven't done too many ARG's, but was just feeling nostalgic about Perplexcity the other day. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm in big ;-) because I want to get mail that isn't bills or ads ;-) - Mary Carmen
maʀtha
LSW roll call! Go!
I especially encourage those who might be quietly reading out there or might be new to say howdy. - maʀtha
👋 - Julian
Martha, medlib in an academic library with strong focus on serving external community as well as the university. Dark chocolate, yes anchovies on pizza, don't call me on the phone, dogs love me, cats not so much, I like winter. - maʀtha
Dorothea, instructor in a library school. Dark chocolate, vegetarian pizza hold the mushrooms, PLEASE don't call me, cat person, winter's okay except when it's injurious. - RepoRat
Jenica, director of two academic libraries at a small SUNY in upstate new york, and coordinator of our campus's upcoming bicentennial celebrations. Dark chocolate (intense orange is my jam), pizza is best with pepperoni, i only answer the phone for family, my dog weighs more than my child and my cats combined, and I live in the land of perpetual winter so I try not to whine. - Jenica
Science & engineering librarian at York University in Toronto, the largest university you've never heard of. Currently on sabbatical. Interested in open access and its related ideas. As well as sf, horror, mysteries, popular science writing, classic rock, blues, jazz and related genres. Oh yeah, a strange obsession with science-themed graphic novels. - John Dupuis
Laura, middle management at a public library (dear God, how did that happen?). Dark chocolate. I am actually sick of pizza. I envy you people who can get away without using the phone. I love winter, and I am getting a new winter coat for the first time in 22 years. - laura x
Catherine, reference & instruction librarian at Saint Mary's College. No, not that St. Mary's. The other one. No, not that one either. The one that's across the street from Notre Dame. Pizza: yes. Chocolate: yes. New cat: yes. Winter: yes. Dumbphone: yes. - Catherine Pellegrino
Julian, working for a major vendor (not in Libraryland; hint: think about bridges...). Apizza > pizza, good dark chocolate (of course), Android, Linux, likes other people's cats. I take your calls every day. I like October. - Julian
Christina. Librarian in a research lab and phd student. Any kind but white chocolate is fine with me. Have a big dog and toddler twins. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Mary Carmen, former academic library administrator. I now manage the care and feeding of one small human and am currently incubating another one. I actually never answer my phone. Sesame Street is my jam. If the television is on, it's tuned to Sprout. When I can actually eat food, pizza is number one, although I've been very into bagels lately. Dark chocolate. 3 cats. I miss winter. - Mary Carmen
Hello lurker Martha! *waves* - maʀtha
Walt, mostly-retired (except for research/writing) former library professional/non-librarian. Omnivore. Dark chocolate. Landline phone if we recognize the number (the flipphone's almost never on). Mild OCD-like attitude on providing facts to flesh out OA and other debates. My 15 minutes were about 20 years ago. Two cats. California native and enjoy the weather (esp. if we get more rain/snow this year). - Walt Crawford
Good work, people! I would like to hear from more usual and unusual suspects, please. - maʀtha
Sarah, currently Scholarly Communications Librarian at large public research university but soon to be Associate Dean at large private research university library. All chocolate except bad chocolate. My spouse and I make our own sausage. Three cats and a dog. And let's just say that I'm very happy to be moving about as far south as you can go in the US! Also, hate the phone but am getting better at it because I have to. - Sarah
Congratulations, Sarah! Very cool. - maʀtha
Pete. Law and Social Sciences information adviser at Sheffield Hallam University. My main professional contribution is library themed silly songs. - Pete
Rochelle, adult public services manager at a public library. Cat wrangler. I have developed a bedtime ritual of listening to old episodes of Gunsmoke at archive.org. I seldom stay awake to hear the ending, but it's very soothing. I get a huge kick out of supporting my staff in developing and implementing their awesome ideas. Migraines are my unfortunate jam. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Laura. Currently Team Leader for Social Science, Business & Education at large research university library. Come January 1, the Head, Research & Engagement with the same employer. No kids, no pets, no spouse, though I'd like a cat. I just haven't convinced myself to pay the pet deposit at my apartment complex. - ellbeecee
Laurabrarian tally 2 and counting! - maʀtha
Jaclyn - soon to be ex-electronic resources lib at large public teaching university. Dark chocolate, pizza (hold the anchovies), no pets unless you count the 2 children. In SoCal, where we get no winter (to our detriment). OA/accessibility reviews/diversity in libs are three things I'd like more of. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
John. Assistant Director at largish public library. In charge of technology and stuff. Hugo award winner. Editor of the SFWA Bulletin. Aspiring writer. Not a fan of dark chocolate. Loves to cook (and eat). Mostly love winter but hate all the house upkeep it makes. - John: Thread Killer
Heather, collections strategy librarian at mid-sized Canadian university. Pizza and chocolate are dandy as long as I don't have to pay in USD. Medicated me will love your cats and dogs. Winter's also dandy but I need a new set of yak tracks. I'll pass on Gunsmoke: Terry Prachett audio books do the trick for me. - Heather
Rachel, medical librarian at Vanderbilt *until tomorrow* - then taking on directorship of medical library and biomed communications at ETSU. Will be paying a $600 pet deposit at the new place due to the 3 cats and 100lb dog. - Rachel Walden
Jason Fleming, Information Technology Librarian at a medium sized academic library - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Stephen Francoeur, user experience librarian at a medium-sized public college in New York City. - Stephen Francoeur
Community college library director in the mitten. Chocolate is good. 3 dogs. Winter is good. - J. Marie B
Oh, hey, I'm on a committee which is trying to reach more community colleges with NLM resources. Ping me if interested in learning more. - maʀtha
Stephan!e, small branch library director at oldest public univ. in US. Likes *good* dark chocolate, cats, and pizza. Ordered $45 worth of pizza for student staffers tomorrow, along with therapy dogs. library interests = reference, promotion, journalism, PR, and interdisciplinary things. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mita, user experience librarian from a mid-sized university in the rust-belt of Canada - but who knows what I will be when I return to work from sabbatical in January. I just talked for an hour for a webinar that no one attended. And it was still awesome :) - copystar
Rudy, currently an outreach & instruction librarian in Nevada. Feminist, vegetarian, foodie, speculative fiction, cats. Dark chocolate. Chicago pizza. Cheese. Library interests: outreach and engagement with campus, the role of liaisons, social science data users, social media and emerging technology in libraries. Looking to move into administration - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Lily, newly-minted, fresh-outta-library-school ref/instruction librarian at a medium-ish for-profit college in NYC. Pomegranates. Ask me about accessibility (universal design, library services to patrons with disabilities, assistive tech, etc.). - Lily
Maurice Coleman -- Master of Training and Speaking. Keynote and Speaker of Color for Hire. Trainer at Best Damn Public Library in Maryland. Host and Producer of Library Training Podcast T is for Training. Geek. Sports. Next week I start heading up our new Innovation Lab. Winter shoveling sucks. Any pizza is good pizza when served with a good beer. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Marianne, circulation team coordinator at a small liberal arts college. I am also fresh outa library school, although for me it's more of a "fresh back from" since I did my degree online while still working at my current job (which I've had for about 4 years now, and a similar job at the same place for 3 before that). Pro-pizza, love all chocolate, but there's a lot of stuff I can't or... more... - Marianne
Definitely interested, Martha. - J. Marie B
Now I want pizza..... - Mary Carmen
Zamms, metadata librarian at an office in the international department of a large, well-known North American country. - Zamms from iPhone
Newbie systems librarian (former e-resources and serials) at large regional university in Oklahoma (yes, we have winter; no it isn't too bad, mostly). Learning the new ILS and my new job at the same time! Dark-dark chocolate (80%+) and cracker-thin-crust pizza are now topping the list of possibilities for my last meal. Yes, I'm suggestible. - Kirsten
Krista, web services librarian at a mid-sized university on a rock in the north atlantic (with our own half-time zone) - weelibrarian
But no halftime show - DJF from Android
*looks around for more lurkers* Come say hi, we're friendly, I swear! - maʀtha
Jen, e-resources/periodicals at medium midwest public university. Winter - no thank you. Pizza, yes please. Chocolate - dark. My mantra is "everything will be fine" because it will, of course. - Jen
Ruth, systems librarian for an astronomical observatory. I'm in Arizona, the observatory is under construction in Hawaii. Chocolate, coffee, pizza and beer: hell yes. Eggplant: hell no. Winter: I've heard of such a thing but not experienced it since I was a child, and I'm damn happy for that. Dogs, cats, child and multiple computers at homestead. Ask me about Drupal or PDM systems! - Ruth Kneale
Colleen, InfoLit Coordinator, Printer Whisperer, and General Purveyor of Awesome at CSU Channel Islands. Former 8-year Access Services/LibManagement wonk, reuniting with my original love for teaching and curriculum. Dog lover and slave to 2 basset hounds, Otto and Igor. Married to fellow ubernerd Jed, Lord of Comics and Pop Culture. I collect advanced degrees for fun (MA, MLS, MFA,... more... - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Joe, at the University of Denver. I even remember when the LSW was using the pre-FF Meebo Chat Room way back in 2008. - Joe
Another Laura, a/k/a LB. Associate Director for Special Collections at a private university in GA, so I'm more of an archivist, really. All pizza is fine as long as you hold the mushrooms and anchovies. All chocolate is welcome. Two dogs, but I will pet your cat. Winter is not a problem. I need to learn more about DSpace and institutional repositories, but I love my job. (I do not, however, love bureaucracy.) - The First NoeLB from Android
Jonathan, Head of IT at a mid-sized public university library in SoCal - the land of no seasons, also de facto web librarian and institutional repository manager. Moonlights as a brewer at local craft microbreweries, and free time spent as a youth soccer coach/ref. - jönαthaη
(All anybody needs to know about DSpace is RUN AWAY VERY VERY FAST.) - RepoRat
Deborah, sort-of-accidental systems librarian at small New Zealand university's combined library-and-teaching/learning/research-support dept (two of us supporting *all the systems*, occasionally getting in a bit of training as we go). Dark chocolate, all the pizza. Hot chocolate over coffee or tea, ginger beer over beer. (I don't mind a little alcohol with food if it tastes good but... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Laurabrarian Tally: 3 - maʀtha
(RepoRat: Not nearly as fast as one ought to run away from integrating DSpace and Elements.) - Deborah Fitchett
I see how it is, @DJF, you and your driveby snarking - maʀtha
(Also, I have eaten pizza with Martha. :D ) - The First NoeLB from Android
(TRUE!) - maʀtha
Meg, science librarian at a large research university. In my spare time, I teach data-related workshops here and there, in addition to a semester-long MLS course on data librarianship, and I also have a science-writing gig. Clearly I'm bad at hobbies. Beer? Beer. I also love snow. - Meg VMeg
Robin, Director of Technology at a regional system in Kansas. I also write books and teach Project Management at Library Juice Academy. Milk chocolate - any kind; carnivore toppings on my pizza, 2 dogs but I have a cat tattoo. I'm not a fan of winter, but not enough to move away from it. - WebGoddess
(Deborah: what a nightmarish idea. :/ ) - RepoRat
Betsy, newspapers and microfilm librarian at a large midwestern public library. Pizza yes, hold the olives. Like Deborah, hot chocolate over coffee or tea, ginger beer over beer. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, it’s all good. I love winter. Currently dog-less, but hoping to remedy that in the next couple of years. Whovian since 1981. - bentley
Anali, Scholarly Communications/licensing librarian at a large research university. I live in Phoenix, I don't do winter. I love coffee, beer, pizza, but am middling on chocolate. 2 kids under 3 & 3 needy cats, but luckily I have a husband to help manage all the needs. - Grumpator from iPhone
Hi Anali! - maʀtha
Jeff, title-free community college librarian, stapler fondler, tweaker of borrowed scripts, support-ticket-enterer. Somebody is giving out dark chocolate? Ok. - JffKrlsn
Katie, collection development in a specialized division of a very well-known governmental library. Baking addict, yarn connoisseur, romance genre wonk. Lives part of her life as an alter ego. No pets or any other living things in my home, though I wouldn't mind some plants or a dog at some point. Chocolate, yes--though I prefer milk, and pizza as long as I have dairy pills handy. - Katie
Kathy, still in the "who the hell put me in charge?" phase of my career at an acad lib. App to Ed Leadership doc program submitted. Milk chocolate. Pizza is best made at home with friends to feed. I screen my calls. Winter is best with snow. Bouncy guard dog of a rat terrier, Link. H-son's broadening my parenting skillz with lots of new things this year: girlfriend, show choir, wrestling, and low interest in getting his learner's driving permit. - Kathy
(Btw, you don't have to share real names or job details or real anything, say hi anyway) - maʀtha
Jen. Information Technology librarian in the wilds of Maine. Longstanding fascination for 'how to have a better online life' (in terms of getting what you want out of it), computers, books, and organising all the things. (Also currently engaged in an epic knitting project.) One cat named Astra, one folk harp, and I am fond of chocolate that involves either coffee or hazelnut. - Jennifer Arnott
Beth/Elizabeth. Administrator at a medium-sized public university in upstate New York. Coffee: dark roast, chocolate: Cadbury's royal dark; cats: two; child: one; snow: OK but I don't have much choice; pizza: sausage and onions; beer: Spaten or a good Czech pilsner; hobbies: knitting (although in a dry spell right now) and cooking. I like to think of life as material for the ultimate movie comedy. - Elizabeth Brown
(Jen: I miss Maine. I get to go to Waterville in June for my 20th reunion and can't wait. :) ) - ellbeecee
Kaijsa, academic librarian at the only university in Wyoming. I have many titles to choose from, but mostly work with humanities, teach, and play with tech. Am an outgoing introvert. Love coffee, dark beer, white wine, and bourbon. Dark chocolate but into savery more than sweet foods. Am from the PNW and prefer to keep snow in the mountains and not town, but live at 7220 feet--so, you know. Snowshoeing is fun. Hobbies are reading, music, perfume, and being a smartass. - kaijsa
(This feels like an online dating profile.) - kaijsa
Abigail, medical librarian in Chicago. Lots of interest in Data. Compulsive knitter and drinker of tea. 2 cats and one Philosopher at home. Chocolate is always welcome, though I think white chocolate is weird. - Hedgehog
Kendra, transportation librarian in Berkeley. Likes data, policy, and research. Record collector and plucky left back. 2 guinea pigs and a computer chip maker. Chocolate is OK, but I prefer pickles. - kendrak
(I know, Kaijsa! Everyone is sticking with my format which I didn't intend to be a format) - maʀtha
Another Laura, web services librarian at Sonoma State. All the pizza and all the chocolate, yes, please now. Plus coffee. Plus beer. I like California winters, which are actually fall. Feminist bleeding heart liberal. I read and I sew and I knit. Is there anymore pizza? - Laura Krier
Courtney F., electronic and educational resources at Belmont U in Nashville. Pizza should not have vegetables on it at all. I run so I can eat what I like (and drink beer). Winter stinks because it's so gray all the time. I am librarychic around the web and have more hobbies than i can handle :) - ~Courtney F
Laurabrarian Tally: 4. Do we have a quorum yet? - maʀtha
I really feel like there are tribes of librarians, and I'm pretty sure the Lauras are one of them. Also the Jasons. - ellbeecee
(Martha: a friend used to call it a quarrelum.) - bentley
Katy. Supervising Librarian at smallish medium public lib. I work mostly in Adult and Children's services, but I've been known to work in Teen and Genealogy. I've also done some cataloging when one of the catalogers was out. I manage the Children's collection (doing most of the selecting, but i have a few selectors for other areas) and I select in the following areas for the adult collection: 000s, 400s, 500s, 600s, and sf/f. I also manage the blog. I'm the person they can put anywhere in a pinch. - Katy S
Oh yeah, I have no life. Chocolate is almost always appreciated. Servant to two cats. - Katy S
You people are awesome. Okay about the other >900 of you? Feel free to start making stuff up :D - maʀtha
Those other 900 may be making up their entire existence, judging the number of them posting weight loss tips... - Zamms
Andy,head of the reference department at a public library in NJ, very late to this thread, and the my boss's most frequently asked question of me in the six months i've worked there is "have you pissed off any librarians today?" (Usually yes, mostly on Twitter.) - Andy
Nancy, former systems librarian at a small, public, liberal arts college in FL.Currently "between jobs." Likes: dark chocolate, pizza (no mammal-based toppings except cheese, of course), vodka, cats & dogs, cool weather. Dislikes: bullies, humidity. LSW rocks! - Nancy Sp♠id
Galadriel, head of e-resources services at large university library in New England. Only very good and very dark chocolate; two cats; pizza with spinach, feta, and onions; leave a message and I might eventually call back for immediate reply, e-mail. I like all four seasons, am bummed that winter here is sans snow so far. - Galadriel C.
Mary Carmen
I just learned how camels walk from watching Caillou.
By putting one hoof in front of the others? :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
^^Geez Scoble! Camels have toes not hooves!!! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sorry, I did not watch Caillou. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
By putting one foot in front of the others? :D (happy now?) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Better .. but I was mostly amusing myself over camel toe :-D - Shannon - GlassMistress
When they walk they move both legs on the same side simultaneously. So one side then the other. Unusual as most animals don't. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Also why they're called "Ships of the Desert" their gait makes them sway like a ship and can cause unexperienced riders to have motion/sea sickness. - Scott. Cat Herder.
بی تربیتا، انگشت شتر؟ خودتون رو زدید به اون راه یا خیال کردید ما سرمون نمیشه؟ :دی - ووووزلا
Interesting...what other animals walk like that? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Caillou and Kipper are kid ambien. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Cats and Giraffes. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Hmm, I was thinking that cats walk that way too...cool. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Cats walk like that??? I never noticed. - Mary Carmen
I'm definitely gonna need a translation. Google is failing me. - Mary Carmen
Cats prowl like that...they are too cool to walk. ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I remember riding on a camel. It made a ship seem rock-stable by comparison. - Walt Crawford
Mary Carmen
Child napping. Sandwich in front of me. I win Monday.
I'm not gonna lie - every time I read this, I see child napping as synonymous with kidnapping and it gives me a start. Hope she's still sleeping and you are taking care of you! - WebGoddess
Why just take a child's lunch money when you can just take the child, and their sandwich? Is that what you're saying? ;-) - Brian Johns
I totally lost Monday when I puked up that sandwich. - Mary Carmen
holly #ravingfangirl
i still get chills listening to Jeff Buckley.
just think what could have been. - holly #ravingfangirl
If you think he is amazing you should listen to his dad, Tim. He is chill-inducing as well. - Mary Carmen
that came up on twitter too! I've listened to a bit, but not in a long time. - holly #ravingfangirl
Youtube Tim Buckley "Song to the Siren"/final episode of The Monkees. At the end of the show they introduce him and he plays. I never forgot it. So glad I found it again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
i am listening to that song right now. i'll check out that version. - holly #ravingfangirl
My personal favorite is "Buzzin Fly." - Mary Carmen from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
i am pondering something different for our Christmas dinner. no ham/turkey. I did a rib roast last year. don't want anything too fussy because i have to transport. is holiday meatloaf a thing?
*googles "paula deen meatloaf"* - holly #ravingfangirl
*laughing* i've done this search before. http://ff.im/1ksVM0 - holly #ravingfangirl
ooh, Pioneer Woman must have some good meatloaf recipes... - holly #ravingfangirl
aaaand i already have it bookmarked. perhaps i should be looking at what i've already saved. >.> - holly #ravingfangirl
What about duck? - Andy
hmm i've never cooked duck. - holly #ravingfangirl
In my teens, our fancy holiday dinner, since none of us particularly liked turkey, was stuffed pork chops. All I remember of the recipe is that you start with 1" pork chops. - bentley
ooooh, pork chops are good too. - holly #ravingfangirl
Whatever meal you decide to cook becomes a thing. It's your holiday, enjoy it how you want to. And yeah, meatloaf is awesome. - Mary Carmen
Smothered pork chops! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
We sometimes do lasagna, but my dad has said that they used to have meatloaf for Christmas when he was a kid. - Katy S
shape it like a reindeer head, stick broken pretzels on top for antlers, a cherry tomato for a very shiny nose? - Starmama
My vegetarian relatives often serve lasagna, and there was a vegetarian meatloaf-esque dish I've made in the past (even the meat lovers enjoyed it). One year I was at a Christmas dinner where the main course was beef Wellington. Sooooo good. - Corinne L
We usually have a lasagna. Since my cousin is vegetarian, the lasagna is veggy too. - Heather
Since it's just the three of us, Prime Rib is our Holiday Meal - WarLord
Mary Carmen
I'm thinking for Christmas this year doing an all hors d'oeuvres meal.
For Rach's birthday last year we did a dessert dinner party. An hors d'oeuvres meal sounds yum - Johnny from iPhone
We do something like that. We call it a ploughman's lunch. Boudin, cheeses, meats, fruit, all laid out in the middle of the table and everyone just eats, drinks, and bes marry. - royce
Royce, that sounds awesome. - bentley
Snack attack! - Eric - ill subliminal
That's our family tradition for New Year's Eve. :) - Laura
My friends did that recently when her dad (who works for a multinational cheese company) delivered 60 lbs of cheese to her house. It was a Cheese And Everything That Goes With It meal, and it was awesome. - Jenica
we did this every year b/c people were in and out all day. quiche, cheese and crackers, cookies, pigs in a blanket, sometimes caviar (depending on how well we did that year) or smoked salmon, and always a pie. also to include whatever was in gift baskets people sent or brought over. beverages were each to their own, so mom stocked champagne, I did Campari and soda, my brother made the rum and eggnog, stepdad had his scotch, and kid bro had his Sprite stash. it's what I miss most about those days honestly. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
pick 'n' mix tea FTW! :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
We should be a very small group and I know I probably won't feel well enough to cook a huge meal so this seems easiest. I love finger foods. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I love finger foods. This is actually why I like to throw cocktail parties -- I get to make all the hors d'oeuvres! (I have a pinterest board for cocktail party food that might be useful for you. Most stuff on there is pretty simple to make, but it's all vegetarian. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Jandy
You know you’re a grown-up when your Christmas wish is a new vacuum cleaner.
That sucks. - bentley
Dyson or Shark? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Roomba! - Steven Perez
I am so in the market. I want a Roomba AND a Dyson. Is a Dyson really that great, though? Would love other opinions. I have a lot of carpet in my new house. - Laura Norvig
I have a Miele that I love. LOVE! Her name is Mona. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
^We absolutely love our Miele too. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
So Laura we have a Dyson it works just fine but is no better then any of our previous vacuums. Consumer Reports rates bagged vacuums in this order: Kenmore Elite, Miele Twist, Miele Cat/Dog, Kenmore 31140, Kenmore Progressive, Hoover WindTunnel (with the last three being best buys and the first three being great but expensive). For bagless it is: Hoover Windtunnel T Series, Eureka Airspeed, Eureka airspeed Gold, Dyson Animal, Shark Rotator (with the first two marked as best buys). - Steve C Team Marina
For Roombas I'm eyeing one but they now have approximately half a billion models out. The best reviewed one is Roomba 880 for Pets it is a change in brushes from all the other models so it doesn't get jammed up but is too expensive right now. Ten more model releases and its price will drop. And as the cleaner in the house I know too much and apologize for hijacking Jandy's post. :) - Steve C Team Marina
My god a Roomba would change my life lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I owned a Roomba several years ago and found it wasn't as much a timesaver as I thought because the brush gets filled with hair VERY quickly, requiring you to take it out and cut or pull the hair off of it. Probably not a problem for people with crewcuts but it got old quickly for me. - Spidra Webster
Steve, does that Consumer Reports have ratings for handheld ones? I really need something like a Dustbuster. - Spidra Webster
Oh hey it does in another article. Hand held are in this order: Shark Pet Perfect, Eureka Easy Clean, Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, Dirt Devil classic. Stick vacuums: Dyson Animal, Dyson motorhead, Shark Rocket, Hoover Platinum, Shark Navigator, Dirt Devil Accucharge, Bissell Featherweight. - Steve C Team Marina
If you want a cheaper Roomba, they always have refurbs showing up on Woot. - Eric - ill subliminal
Thanks, Steve! - Spidra Webster
You have no idea how excited I got over our new vacuum. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Also I had a Hoover Wind tunnel and it sucked. It died after a month. Never again. I have to say I have really loved my dirt devil. I wanna try a Miele next. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My dad has sent me the Consumer Reports info as well, but I haven't taken time to look it over. Thanks for the personal reactions to your vacuums, guys. :) - Jandy
We still have a Riccar that works well. The repairman liked these and uses something similar himself. He said there's Panasonic branded ones that are basically the same inside. Looking at the bag, there are several brands that use the same upright. http://www.amazon.com/Panason.... Actually wrong bag but you get the point. We... more... - Rodfather from Android
I'm quite happy with our Eureka Airspeed--not too heavy and does a fine job with cat hair (and has good suction on tools). - Walt Crawford
I have a Dyson, and it's pretty great. We looked at the Kenmore bagless at the same time; even though they were a lot cheaper to buy, there was a lot of maintenance cost down-the-line that you don't have with the Dyson (all of the filters in the Dyson are permanent; the ones in the Kenmore are supposed to be replaced regularly, etc.). The Dyson is a lot of money (though there are some pretty great sales on them this time of year), but I honestly believe it was worth it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
There was a Dyson on sale when I went to Costco. I didn't want to impulse buy, but now I kinda wish I had gotten it. I still love the idea of a Roomba, though. I feel like it could almost be like a family pet ... - Laura Norvig
Mary Carmen
I wonder if my mom will kill me for tonight's FB post????
Did you not tell her prior to posting? - Corinne L
Oh, no, she knows. She just is old-fashioned. Like you should wait three months or whatnot. - Mary Carmen
My mom was that way too. - Corinne L
It's your choice and she will just have to deal with it. Fwiw, my mom feels the same way as your mom, but I think that's primarily because of our family medical history. Or, she's just old-fashioned. Regardless, it's all up to you. - Katy S
The funny thing about waiting until 3 months. If the embryo/fetus fails to progress it is usually by 8-9 weeks. It just takes the body that extra 3-4 weeks to finally figure it out (bleeding to express the sac). Anecdotal stuff from scanning pregnant ladies for 32 years. - Janet
Not on fb... Congrats?!?!! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
^^^ - bentley
Aw, are you preggy again? Yay! Congrats! Exciting! (Unless you're not and I'm totally misreading this...) - Laura Krier
Yes. We are expecting in late June/early July. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
missed this, but congrats!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
Mary Carmen
No comment. Admire my restraint, folks.
It's a splendid restraint, I would insure it for at least $50K - Pete
I think there's a scratch on one side $45K - Steve C Team Marina
The restraint is currently in duplication mode, the insurance is much higher. - Janet
I will paint any restraint for $999.95. - Steven Perez from Android
I love all of you people. All of you. - Mary Carmen
Starmama
If we have to go to a shelter it won't be in some nice family section, Jayden will be 17 in 2 1/2 weeks so he would have to be in single men's housing and I would go to single women's housing. We probably wouldn't even be able find beds in the same shelter.
And in December or January, there may be no shelter beds for singles at all. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'd make y'all come live in our spare room before it came to that. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Thank you Mary. I love you. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My brother & sister in law are the only other people I know with a spare room. When we were homeless they wouldn't let us stay with them, they said Jayden was too much to deal with and they needed the spare room for when her mom & brother visited. So since this crisis started I haven't even talked to them about what's going on. They can't be bothered to even check on us. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:'( - Jenny H. from Android
Well, they suck. And I'm serious. I would not let that happen to you. If I have to drag you here I will :-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I really hope you don't have to go back to a shelter. I hated seeing families broken up like that when I stayed at one. It's really unfair to the kid. - Anika
I saw that happen too. If it ever actually came to that I would advocate for an exception based on his special needs status. But getting special treatment at a shelter is dangerous, too. I got targeted because as a diabetic i was allowed to keep cottage cheese in the refrigerator for between meals and those bitches would steal it or put cigarette butts in it and talked hella shit about me. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I hope it doesn't come to that but I'm so thankful wonderful people like MC and Scott have offered you an option. <3 - Tamara J. B.
Oh dang, honey. Really hoping it doesn't come to that. And, I second what Tamara said about MC and Scott. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
MC & Scott's house could be dangerous, what with homemade bread & adorable babies & such. ;-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And I'm pretty sure I'd have at least a couple months to fight if someone's going to try to force us out. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mary Carmen
Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip.
Um... shotgun? - Julian
I'll just take a plane and meet you at the end. - Eric - ill subliminal
I have some ENORMOUS baggage. - Stephen Mack
Are we charged per bag or by weight? Carry ons free? - Steve C Team Marina
i have my own private container ship. fleet. a fsckin' fleet of them. i'm the Admiral. - Big Joe Silence
All bags fly free! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I don't feel guilt. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
took my trip,yesterday, but I left snacks for y'all - ~Courtney F
Did my mom just show up? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sounds like my mother's house at the holidays. DO NOT WANT - A Gunny named Slickback
Miriella
Drive-thru #cheesecake delivery at the #library. Maybe this should be in our long range planning! http://instagram.com/p...
Drive-thru #cheesecake delivery at the #library. Maybe this should be in our long range planning! http://instagram.com/p/v37y_gDpB8/
As a taxpayer I support this. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
:D - Miriella
Mary Carmen
So, there is not much I am eating right now as most foods make me green. Just the smell or thought of some foods make me wanna toss. Every so often I get a craving that I feel I can handle. So tonight I wanted ice cream. No idea why. But the ice cream pull was hard. So Scott offers to run out to DQ to get me some. Text me what you want he says....
Great, I say. I just texted my entire craving order to Colleen by accident. And now I can't stop laughing. - Mary Carmen
If I had any shame I'd be embarrassed by what I just asked him to bring me. - Mary Carmen
I support ice cream crowd sourcing. Just fyi. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Nobody loves you like Colleen. She understands. And is probably laughing with you. :) - Jenica from iPhone
Yvonne Renee
I'm so sad right now. It's almost 2am in NJ. I got here about 2 hours ago and I already miss my kids terribly. Also, my dear friend's daughter is sick which I feel very deeply and am helpless to do anything about it. And another thing that I can't share yet weighs on me, too. I'm hoping a good night's sleep makes me feel a tiny bit better. :-(
Sleep well, and feel better tomorrow - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Get a good night's sleep. - Anne Bouey
Be well - WarLord
Be good to yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I hope you were able to get a good night's sleep and that it was beneficial. *hugs* - vicster: hon. canadian
Hugs - Janet from FFHound!
I'm pretty certain I got almost 7 hours of sleep! Now to race around and buy last minute items I didn't want to pack. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Eh, make that 6 hours including a whole lotta restlessness. (It's a bit cold here.) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'm sorry for the homesickness and for the undisclosed thing that's weighing on you. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
Mike Nencetti
Nearing the end, holding her hand. Love my girl.
You're a good man Mike. - Mark H
You two are present in my thoughts today. *hug* - Marie
Loving hugs for you and Beverly. - Anika
We are holding you both. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
You are both in my thoughts. - Kristin
Much love to you both. - Corinne L
Mike, you and Beverly are incredible people!! strength and love to both of you ... (((((((Hug)))))) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Holding you and Beverly so tight in my heart today. - vicster: hon. canadian
So much love for you both. <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Love and peace to you. Endings are hard, but an ending that's as peaceful as possible is a blessing, to my mind. May she slip as easily as my father did. My thoughts are with you both. - ellbeecee
Peace be with you both. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Wishing you peace, love and light. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
I've been thinking about you from across the state. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*many hugs* - bentley
Love and peace to your whole family. You are wonderful, amazing people. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Thank you everyone. we do no know how long, she's refusing food drink and medicine. I think her body has stopped digesting food, etc. so there is no point in feeding her. we have morphine when we need it. Very fortunate she has had no seizures. - Mike Nencetti
Sending lots of love and prayers to both of you. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*Love and peace* - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Sounds peaceful for you both. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Love and peace to you both. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
(((((((Mike))))))) - Petty LaBelle
Our love to you both, - Pete
Prayers for peace. Love to you both. - Friar Will
Such honor you show all of us. Prayers of comfort for you both. - Janet from FFHound!
Love, peace, and grace for you both. - Greg GuitarBuster
Thank you everyone. we are on day two of no food or water. she is refusing oral medicine. fortunately the hospice is visiting at 8:30. i will not force anything now. we have to leave her this afternoon to meet with the funeral director at 1pm. Fortunately we have an aide who will stay with her.She coughs from the saliva in her mouth. the atrophine does not fully help this. she did get some rest last night. - Mike Nencetti
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
You are both in our thoughts. Wishing you strength and love ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thinking of you both, you're in my prays! *hugs* - Halil
Sending so much love right now. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
Much love and peace to all of you, Mike. - The First NoeLB
Thanks everyone, we are on day 3 of no food and water. Still stable condition. Sleeping most of the day. So it's just sit and wait. I'm good. - Mike Nencetti
*hug* - Kevin Johnson from Android
*hug* - Marie
Peace be with you both. - Irrational Numbers
Peace and love to you both - Victor Ganata
(Mike) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
we are getting some water in with a dropper. we just have to be careful it does not go into the lungs. - Mike Nencetti
*hugs* Thinking of you and Beverly, Mike. - Stephen Mack
Continuing to pray for you and Beverly. - Jim: meatvalve.
Oceans of love, to the both of you:* - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
Gentle hugs for Beverly and big hugs for you, Mike. - Anne Bouey
Thinking of you. - Meg VMeg
*Hugs* - Brixie
For those following this thread. it is the start of day 6 without food or water. she has to be kept very still. we stopped daily baths, as it is painful, and the rehydration is prolonging her suffering. we will need to give her morphine before we try to change her. her lungs are clear as of yesterday. We have no means to communicate with her. skin rashes are under control. We lost... more... - Mike Nencetti
Thinking of you Mike and sending hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
Thank you for the update. Thinking of you both every day. *hugs* - bentley
A big hug, Mike. I pray the Lord have mercy. - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
Oh God. Thank you for update. I wish God has mercy… - Irrational Numbers
My thoughts are with you both. May Beverly be at peace. - J. Marie B
May you both find peace. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Mike, may she soon be free of this pain and suffering. Holding you in my prayers, still. - Janet
*hug* - Marie
I'm so sorry and I hope the pain is over soon. *hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm so sorry, Mike. Sending prayers of peace and mercy. - Corinne L
Love, peace, and comfort to you all. - joey
Yes we are on day 9 without food or water. The RN said it could be at any time. It has been rough, but the nurse said we have done a good job. We just wait and administer morphine on a schedule. ... and tell her we love her. - Mike Nencetti
You are both in my prayers and thoughts. Wishing you both peace and comfort. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Wow, Mike. Holding you both in prayer. You're a good man. - The First NoeLB from Android
You are in my thoughts. I am so sorry - Elena
Love and strength to you both, Mike ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
She passed peacefully at 8am this morning. I was by her side. uncommunicative, but she did have tears when I told her I loved her and goodbye. - Mike Nencetti
Oh Mike. I am so sorry :'(. My deepest simpathy - Monaca di V.le Monza
((Hugs)) thank you for sharing with us, Mike, and sincere condolences to you and your family. May Beverly rest in peace, - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Our thoughts are with her, and all who loved her. - Pete
Thank you for sharing mike. Love to you and yours. How terribly sad to lose her and how wonderful to have had her in your life. May peace find you. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Much love to you and your family for sending Beverly home peacefully and lovingly. - Anika
followed silently your posts for months, thank you for sharing with us. my condolences to you and your loved ones ((((((hugs))))))) - ((°}
another silent bystander sending you love and grace and admiration. - Jenica
Hugs Mike, sorry for your loss. I'm sure she knew how much you loved her. - Brixie
I'm glad she's at peace. I'm so sorry for your loss. - The First NoeLB
I'm very sorry for your loss. Thank you very much for sharing her with us. *hugs* - bentley
My deepest and sincere condolences, Mike. - Eivind from Android
I'm so sorry, Mike. May Beverly rest in peace. May you find comfort and peace, too. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
My condolences, Mike. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
So sorry Mike. Glad you got to be there at the end. *hugs* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I'm so sorry, Mike. My deepest condolences. - Jennifer Dittrich
You have my deepest sympathies, Mike. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
*hugs* I'm sorry, Mike. - John (bird whisperer)
*hugs* sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Please know that we are still thinking of you. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm so sorry Mike. My thoughts are with you and your family. - Me
So sorry, my condolences, you're in my thoughts and prays. *hugs* - Halil from FFHound(roid)!
Our thoughts are with you. I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
My condolences, Mike. Peace and comfort to you and your family. - Corinne L
I'm so sorry. I've been thinking about you and your family & will continue to do so. May you all find peace. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Blessings peace and love to you and your family. - RetiredTeacherD
Wishing Beverly a beautiful and peaceful rest. And wishing you and all who love Beverly peace. My deepest condolences. - vicster: hon. canadian
You and your family are in my thoughts. *hugs* - Kristin
Sending condolences to you and your family Mike. Wishing Beverly peace and good wishes. - Galadriel C. from Android
My thoughts and condolences for you and your family, Mike. Thank you for sharing this part of your life experience. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So very sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you and your family. - Elena
I am very sorry for your loss, Mike. - Stephan
May she rest in peace. Love and peace to you and your family. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Steven Perez
A little bunneh told me that Mariella landed on a comet today. Wait, that can't be right. - http://thecuteandthecute-ish.tumblr.com/post...
A little bunneh told me that Mariella landed on a comet today.  Wait, that can't be right.
lol...yeah she did! - Mary Carmen
HOLY COW! I knew your daughter is smart, MC, but I had no idea she's already at Super-Genius level. :) - Steven Perez from FFHound(roid)!
Mary Carmen
How do I have a 1 year old???? Where did the time go?
OH DEAR GOD, WHEN? TODAY? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
enjoy the 1 year old. soon, they become 9 year olds. - Big Joe Silence
Yup, today is the day. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? - Mary Carmen
Happy 1 year as a mom! You survived the boot camp! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
That's right, she was a 11/12/13 baby! Happy birthday to Mariella! - Corinne L
Happy birthday - Eric - ill subliminal
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIELLA! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
WE NEED BIRTHDAY PICTURES - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday, cutiepants! - Jenica
Happy birthday, Mariella! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
YAY! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Mariella :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Happy Birthday, lil one! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy day to all of you! - The First NoeLB from Android
Happy birthday to Mariella! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday, Mariella!!! <3 - vicster: hon. canadian
Happy birthday, Mariella! - bentley
What, already? Happy birthday, Mariella! - Stephan from iPhone
They grow up so fast. - Steven Perez
Mary Carmen
Yeah, I definitely did not dodge the hyper - emesis bullet.
Oh no! I am so sorry - I was really hoping you wouldn't have to go through that again. - Jennifer Dittrich
Me, too. :-( - Mary Carmen from iPhone
do not want - Holly's favorite Anna
:( - Yolanda
Oh no! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
:(( - Tamara J. B.
I hope you can move past it soon. - Katy S
:-( - bentley
:( Hopefully, it won't last as long this time. - Anne Bouey
Oofah. :( - Steven Perez from Android
Oh! Congratulations, but so sorry you're back on that treadmill! Hope it settles down soon. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Aww, sorry to hear it. I'm sure its no fun at all. But, since its first I'm hearing it, let me add my congrats as well! - Shannon - GlassMistress
:(( - Alix May
How awful. So sorry. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Mary Carmen
Lily
Very pleased to announce that in two weeks I'll be starting as a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Berkeley College in Midtown NYC! *official workforce-joining dance*
wooot and yay and congrats!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
congratulations! - RepoRat
congrats! - ellbeecee
Great! Make sure you check out METRO's great assortment of professional development opportunities when you get here. There's a lot going on, much of it free. http://metro.org/trainin... - Stephen Francoeur
Woohoooooo!!! - Kirsten
Congrats! Let me know when I can buy you a celebratory beverage! - Meg VMeg
Congrats! - Mary Carmen
Fantastic and congrats! W00t! - YvonneM
Congratumalations! - Catherine Pellegrino
Wowza! Congratulations! - laura x
Thanks for the support, everyone! You've now witnessed the making-of-librarian process from its humble beginnings at Iris's desk to gainful employment! - Lily
Huzzah! - barbara fister
Congratulations! - Jen
Congratulations!!! - Hedgehog
Congratulations! - Galadriel C.
marvelous news! - Marianne
Mary Carmen
One minute burpee challenge....oh how you can go fuck yourself.
I don't know what this means but I love it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Lololol it's an exercise that sucks ass. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Burpees are squat thrusts? - Janet from FFHound!
Yes they are Janet...aka hell...except you jump at the end, instead of just returning to a standing position. - Chris Topher
Burpees are kind of a combination of push-ups and squat thrusts. They seem easy at the start, but get exponentially more difficult the more you do them. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
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