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laura x

laura x

Librarian. Native Iowan. Wyoming expatriate.
PSA: Early to mid-stage R.E.M.: still good. Of course, I did go back to Rockville. Twice.
Talk About the Passion. - Steve C Team Marina
Did you never call? I waited for your call ... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Not only deadlier, smarter too. - Steele Lawman
I am now taking name suggestions for the new x-mobile, which will be here in a few days. It will be a baseline 2014 Subaru Impreza in either blue or silver. Go!
The X-Mobile - Catherine Pellegrino
The My Story Machine - Pete : Team Marina
Subaruversive - Pete : Team Marina
Imprezi *grins, ducks, runs* - RepoRat
Jack. - Marianne
I always suggest the name Urabus for a Subaru. - A Gunny named Slickback
Previous cars have been Viktor ('98 Honda Civic), Maximus ('87 Chevy Nova, named for Charles Olson's Maximus poems), the Phoenix ('83 Subaru that I drove for one summer), the Sphinx ('86 Volvo wagon), and the Octopus ('84 Chevy Cavalier). Weirdly I never named my most recent car ('00 Subaru Outback) or the one I've had on loan since January ('00 Toyota 4Runner). - laura x
New Rambler - maʀtha
Midnight Blue? then Midnight Rambler. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Oooh. I like Midnight Rambler. I might just call it Midnight. - laura x
I am not enough of a food snob to find aioli made with Hellmann's and excellent garlic an abomination. NOM.
#toddlerx has insisted that we watch Superman cartoons. I had no idea Lois Lane flew a plane.
Also, he says, "I'm not Darth Vader." - laura x from iPhone
which era superman cartoons? 90's? or earlier? - Sir Shuping is just sir
the Fleischer cartoons are amazing - RepoRat
Fleischer. First thing I could find. - laura x from iPhone
I kept thinking, "Man, I wish Shuping and Neff lived in town. I'd just schlep the kid over to them for the afternoon and they could get him situated." - laura x from iPhone
I think its time LSW kickstarted a transporter! also that would be f'ing awesome :D - Sir Shuping is just sir
Another good post adding another useful perspective. (And, by pointing me to comments I'd ignored for a long time, reminding me that some people are jerks on more than just their hobbyhorse topics. Good to be reminded of that.) - Walt Crawford
Walt, I thought you especially might appreciate/be horrified by that comment. - laura x from iPhone
Both. I think I saw it back then, but had forgotten. It helps, if I'm inclined to cut somebody slack... - Walt Crawford
YOU GUYS I MET EDAN LEPUCKI TODAY AND SHE BOUGHT MY BOOK. (And I liked her before Colbert did.)
I always feel as though I've bought sex toys when carrying home new drug samples. It's the large brown paper bag, I'm sure.
Sadly, the contents are not nearly as much fun. - laura x
You need better drugs - Steve C Team Marina
Banned Books Awareness
Banned Books Awareness
Banned Books Awareness
Our Banned Books Week tumblr is kind of cool. We city staff and council members to take selfies with their favorite banned books. - laura x from Bookmarklet
Just submitted my name as a character witness for #teamharpy, because that's the side of history I want to go down on http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/
Just submitted my name as a character witness for #teamharpy, because that's the side of history I want to go down on http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/
RT @grasshopperlibr: In honor of #bannedbooksweek, I salute @rainbowrowell. Thank you for your wonderful, powerful, painful, & redemptive Eleanor & Park.
Things #toddlerx is not, cont'd: A scary giant.
Holy crap. I bought a Roku and now we are watching YouTube on the TV. Whoa.
I thought YouTube was the one thing you *can't* watch on a Roku. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
the newest one, roku 3 (i think) has the feature - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm ashamed to say how much I love my Roku. And now my parents (MY PARENTS) are buying one too. - lris
I bought the cheapest one on Amazon (I think), and YouTube is working. I just can't believe any technology at all works with my grocery store television that my ex-bf got me for Christmas years ago. - laura x from iPhone
My auntie is in her 80s and likes to watch Korean dramas on her Roku. - Rodfather from Android
we have two older Rokus, but I bought a newer one that we never even used yet. Just installed and we're checking out Youtube right now! - Laura Norvig
#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." http://www.xojane.com/healthy... #stigma
RT @seachangeprog: "People don’t want to hear about easy abortions. They also don’t want to hear about hard births." http://www.xojane.com/healthy/i-had-a-dc #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: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog...
Question Authority @ your library: http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?p=6095
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest - http://damnyouautosuggest.tumblr.com/
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: http://bestandworstever.blogspot.com/2013... - 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: http://blogs.wsj.com/persona... - 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. - bentley
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. http://therumpus.net/2014...
RT @the_rumpus: With the help of technology, self-publishing has never been easier. http://bit.ly/1wf52dK
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 - http://www.latimes.com/local...
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: http://friendfeed.com/newramb... - laura x
And here is just a sample of his writing: http://killingthebuddha.com/mag... - 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: http://www.motherjones.com/politic... - 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. (http://www.goodreads.com/book...) - Marianne
"I Still Live." A Remembrance of Charles Bowden | Mother Jones - http://www.motherjones.com/politic...
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