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laura x

laura x

Librarian. Native Iowan. Wyoming expatriate.
#toddlerx: "I'm not boisterous; I'm Peter."
HEEEEEEE <3 - lris
List of Things #toddlerx Is Not: 1. A monster. 2. Boisterous. - Catherine Pellegrino
Justin used to say "I'm not cute, I'm Justin." - Joe
He is, however, 1) Superman, 2) an elephant, and 3) Super Bunny. - laura x from iPhone
#mr3 was thrilled last night to eat "spaghetti cake" covered in "cake sauce" when real cake was not forthcoming. - lris
RT @seachangeprog: "People don’t want to hear about easy abortions. They also don’t want to hear about hard births." #stigma
RT @seachangeprog: "People don’t want to hear about easy abortions. They also don’t want to hear about hard births." #stigma
That's my friend Cabell! We're not close, but she used to date a friend of mine from college. - Laura
Oh wow! It's a great piece. - laura x
Question Authority @ your library:
Question Authority @ your library:
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest -
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: - RepoRat
My mother made bread and gave me a loaf. Your argument is invalid.
We are not in Michigan. We are at an ER outside Chicago waiting for a cab to my cousin's house. #toddlerx cut his finger on an escalator at ORD and required three stitches. Worst. Vacation. Ever.
Oh how horrible for you guys. Hope it gets better. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Oh, no! :(((( - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh wow. Sending all the good thoughts. - maʀtha
Oh no! Hoping things turn around for you soon. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
did he get cool band aid or anything? i'm sorry that is awful but glad it's not worse. - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh no :( I hope he heals quickly!! - Katie
I'm so sorry. That sucks. - Steele Lawman
Oh poor guy. Poor you. - lris
Hugs to you both - weelibrarian from iPhone
Ugh. Hugs all around. - Corinne L
Ugh, I'm sorry. What a bummer. - RepoRat
Hope things take a turn for the better tonight. - Jen
Oh no! Something broken or was he just curious ? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
He had put his Thomas engine on the escalator thinking it would go down, but we were at the top of the up escalator. He reached to get it back and cut the pad of his pinky about halfway off. - laura x from iPhone
:( :( :( - lris
Oh ow! I have sliced off a bit of one of my finger's pads, and I remember it as painful and quite bloody. And I was an adult, so I'm sure it was scary for the young man. Tell him your friends in the computer are thinking of him tonight. - Steele Lawman
Aw. *hugs the two of you* - Marianne
:( oh, poor peter! - ellbeecee
<whistles> ow ow ow! - Christina Pikas
Oh Laura! Maybe not the best vacation but years of "worst vacation" fodder. Toddlerx may not remember vacation but will have an awesome first permanent life memory. - Janet
Fuuuuuuuuuuuu...!!!! xxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
Ow ow ow. - Betsy
Poor babies :( - Meg VMeg
Oh no! - Katy S
Oh no, how awful! Sending good thoughts to you both! - Galadriel C. from Android
Hugs to both of you. - Marie
Poor baby. - Anne Bouey
Big hugs to Little Peter. I hope things look up soon. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Oww! Pobrecito. - Jenny H. from Android
We are back home. Never have I been so happy to return to my own disheveled, humble, cat-smelly house. Never. - laura x from iPhone
Oh honey! I'm so sorry! Hospitals and Urgent Care on vacation are becoming common for me. I feel your pain. - Yvonne Renee
"That airport was a fun place. It was like a vacation before a vacation." --Curious George Takes a Vacation. Not so much our vacation.
RT @the_rumpus: With the help of technology, self-publishing has never been easier.
RT @the_rumpus: With the help of technology, self-publishing has never been easier.
This peanut butter is organic, gluten free, vegan, kosher, sodium free, sugar free, and non GMO. I'm eating a bumper sicker.
It's only missing the jesus fish - Steve C Team Marina
#toddlerx says, "I'm not a monster; I'm Peter." I swear he even uses a semicolon.
Emily does that too! This morning it was "I'm not a wee machine; I'm Emily." - Melly - #TeamMarina
I was pleased to discover, at 4 am, that I still know the last line of On the Road by heart.
Is this it? "As he peeked ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction.” - Steele Lawman
Nope. - laura x from iPhone
*googles* *grins at Steele* - Marianne
I also had to Google. :D - laura x
And here's Jack: “So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, and all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where... more... - laura x
Parenting is hard, late stage capitalism is a clusterfuck, women are screwed. I have now saved you the trouble of reading a lot of books.
thanks for taking that one for the team. - Jenica
tl;dr - Joe
Not just books. Add in that all kittens are cute and you have 98% of the internet also covered. - Uli
RT @jacremes: Men, too, can't afford to talk about abortion in the abstract, as if it's something only other people do or need.
WEEDING. There is going to be room in the mystery stacks by the end of this week if I have to get rid of every last duplicate copy I have, dammit.
Not the Cat Who Mysteries!! *prostrates self across the B section* :-p - Hedgehog
Oh, I'm keeping those. I'm just not keeping two copies of them. - laura x
^^^ and common sense prevails once again in the heart of the Midwest! Huzzah! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
That was less "weed" than it was "slash and burn." - laura x
Sometimes that's the best option. - Katy S from iPhone
*has EVERY "Cat Who..." book ever, some in both hard and softcover* #secret - Big Joe Silence
oh, and the cookbook. 0_o - Big Joe Silence
Good for you!! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
i inherited 2/3 of them in paperback form from my late paternal grandmother. she gave them to me without explanation just before she died and i ended up reading all of them afterwards. - Big Joe Silence
I have full run of softcover and the cookbook too! I keep meaning to make kabibles or the Iris Cobb recipes. - Hedgehog from Android
Oh hey, there's a bat in my house. What fun are you having tonight?
I await the superheroine origin story that's sure to follow! - Spidra Webster
Oooooh bats. - Meg VMeg
Baseball, vampire, man? - Kristin
Were you able to extract it from your house? - Katy S
I don't own a tennis racket anymore, and my cats are useless, so it'll be here for the night. - laura x from iPhone
Is it at least confined to a specific room? - Katy S
Can't the superhero fend off the bat? - Joe
We've had two in the past month. My oldest was delighted and caught it when it landed on her shirt. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I assume it came in the chimney, but the living room is impossible to close off. - laura x from iPhone
Yikes! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence - LA Times -
Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence - LA Times
I am so terribly sad to hear of the death of Charles Bowden, who was a writer I truly loved and admired. - laura x from Bookmarklet
dang. he was a good one. - Marianne
Here is my photo of a photo of him wearing a hat that says Rednecks for Social Responsibility: - laura x
And here is just a sample of his writing: - laura x
And here is just one line, for those who don't have time: "I do not care about the table setting, I eye the knife." - laura x
A recommendation from you folks is all I need. Is there a book or article I should start with? - MoTO: Team Marina
I've read not nearly enough of his--a bunch of his magazine pieces and an obscure early book called Red Line. There are some links here: - laura x
Like Laura, I've mostly read his short pieces. The one I've been meaning to read for ages is Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America. ( - Marianne
James Ellroy to Script Remake of Otto Preminger's 'Laura' | LitReactor -
James Ellroy to Script Remake of Otto Preminger's 'Laura' | LitReactor
Apparently they are going to remake my movie. (Yes, I was named for a movie. We think.) - laura x from Bookmarklet
This is one of those stories that could work remade, but I have the hardest time imaging it without Clifton Webb. His dialog is so different than Ellroy's usual prose that I worry that you'll lose a lot of that character's personality. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I can't quite imagine it, either, though of course I'd go see it. - laura x from iPhone
We should all go. ;) - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
Are you all following @openlibrary? You should be, because it is wonderful & @jessamyn is filling it with lovely things.
These Are the Brave and Fluffy Cats Who Served in World War I -
These Are the Brave and Fluffy Cats Who Served in World War I
These Are the Brave and Fluffy Cats Who Served in World War I
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Because cats. - laura x from Bookmarklet
Survey: When I see a police officer, I feel ____________. DM me if you don't want to answer publicly.
nothing - MoTO: Team Marina
intimidated - RepoRat
Defensive - Christina Pikas from iPhone
curious. (As in, what is the officer doing, thinking, investigating. I see officers every day at my train station since it's connected to the airport.) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
reflexively afraid. unless I know them personally. (have since I was a kid. raised in a hippie context.) when I lived in a high-crime neighborhood, I generally felt relieved to see them, because it took them forever to show up when called, and they never patrolled our area - so if they were there, they were at least *interrupting* something bad going down. not sure I'd feel that way now. - Marianne
Anxious. (Even though I stopped speeding years ago.) - laura x from iPhone
Nothing - Amir
anxious - maʀtha
Grateful or anxious, depending on if I'm in a car or at work. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Grateful. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Careful - Todd Hoff
Meh. - Joe
If I see an officer and the lights are spinning on a car that he or she may be in, then I get a little anxious. - Joe
nothing one way or the other - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
grateful that we seem to have a skilled serve & protect department, not a paramilitary force. - Walt Crawford
Anxious. The two times I've called them for help: embarrassed. I never realized just how much my parents managed to inculcate me with the whole "never talk to cops" thing that probably a lot of immigrants from developing countries have. - Victor Ganata
Conscientious. - Julian
Curious, mostly. But depending in the situation, that feeling might be anxiety, anger, or relief. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Nothing. It is about as noteworthy as seeing a fast food worker or UPS guy. They're just someone doing their job in an immediately recognizable uniform. - Soup in a TARDIS
Curious, but it's also contextual. If I seem them coming in where I work, I do wonder what's wrong (we've had the police come in to arrest people in the past). - Katy S
Self-aware. Am I acting normal enough? AM I ACTING TOO NORMAL? What would a normal person do, in my situation? - Meg VMeg
^ This right here. I start to immediately wonder if I'm doing anything that might get me in trouble or make me seem suspicious, even though I know perfectly well that I've done nothing wrong. - Hookuh Tinypants
Oh, yeah...totally what Meg and Amanda are talking about. Why do I suddenly feel like I got caught on my way to the kitchen to sneak a cookie at night? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Is it possible for Meg to act normal? Or anyone? - Joe
Curious, self-conscious, possibly defensive depending on the context. - Corinne L
Cautious. Self-aware works, too. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Tense, anxious, self conscious. Usually it's seeing a police car while driving which means I immediately slow down even though I'm rarely gouing more than 5 mph over the limit. - Galadriel C. from Android
Agree on the context. Curious/bland. I lived with a NY city cop (he's married to one of my best friends, we shared an apt when he was in academy) and both this apt/last I live 2 blocks from police station. I am at ease w/ the liaison from CPD that I see at work all the time, though other officers in MPOW make me nervous. - Hedgehog from Android
Anxious, defensive (if in US). Nothing (if in Norway). - Jenny H. from Android
Norwegian's make me nervous. They eat Reindeer. - Eric Logan
Curious. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Especially if in traffic I know he's above the law. Speeding, no turn signals, weaving around btwn lanes, running red lights, anything everybody else would get pulled over for. So I just get out of the way. Because who pulls over a cop? - Otherwise, not much to be felt. - Uli
RT @amdial: Beloved Illustrator @maryengelbreit Blasted Over #Ferguson Artwork
RT @amdial: Beloved Illustrator @maryengelbreit  Blasted Over #Ferguson Artwork
If Netflix could just block out every movie I ever saw with my grandmother or that I wish I could see with her, I might be able to watch movies again.
**hugs** - Kirsten
hugs to you, laurax - maʀtha
:( - Janet
I do not get white people.
People are really invested in not seeing how others have to live in order to affirm their own worldview. It's infuriating. - Katy S from iPhone
Laura with an x just made me laugh out loud. Great lead. - MoTO: Team Marina
RT @owslibrary: We think the @fergusonlibrary is great for stepping up! Show them some love, everyone!
"When you think that you've lost everything, you find out you can lose a little more."
:( - Janet from FFHound!
Hugs. - Joe
Thinking of you. - Marianne
Here's what #toddlerx has been up to lately.
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he's training to be an astronaut! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I kinda can't handle how much of a big boy he is now! And still really cute :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He is 2.5. It stuns me on a daily basis. - laura x
There is not enough caffeine in my bloodstream. Rectifying that now.
RT @lydiakiesling: The good-citizen-do-what-they-say contortions w/ which people justify police actions, from detention to murder, make mockery of free society
Ginger lemon honey whiskey hot toddy, you're my only hope.
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