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laura x

laura x

Librarian. Native Iowan. Wyoming expatriate.
Woman at the library, after asking who my mom is: Oh, you kept your maiden name! Me: Oh, no, I'm not married. Woman (with dawning horror): Oh. Oh. Oh!
I am so sorry you had to deal with class-less lady. :( - Janet
Love. It. - Meg VMeg
This shit cracks me up. It's terrible, but I get such pleasure from these interactions. - laura x
ha! - Amit Patel
#toddlerx selfies from the other day.
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Video provides evidence of our racial divide
Video provides evidence of our racial divide
RT @melvillehouse: What is it with Amazon and George Orwell?
RT @melvillehouse: What is it with Amazon and George Orwell?
I wish I could stop being depressed for me, but I really, really, really wish I could stop being depressed for toddlerx. He just said, "Stop crying, Mommy."
i can't wait til i'm a 4 hour drive from you. - jambina
oh, my dear friend. *hugs you and Peter* - Marianne
Oh Laura. :( :( :( :( :( - lris
Thank you all. My mom just got here. - laura x from iPhone
I'm glad you're mom is there to help. Take care! - Katy S
I am so sorry this is happening and hope it is a brighter tomorrow. - Janet from FFHound!
Oh hon... *HUG* - Soup in a TARDIS
(((Laura))) - Anne Bouey
:( *hugs* can we do anything to help? - Sir Shuping is just sir
I think it's more than okay for our children to see us being sad. It shows them that sadness is okay, crying when you feel sad is okay, it's nothing to be scared of, even grown ups feel sad, etc etc. And they learn sympathy and empathy. Even at toddlerx's age! Josiah learned very early on that sometimes Mummy cries for "no reason", but she won't always be crying, and if he wanted to... more... - Melly - #TeamMarina
Hugs and positive thoughts and some prayers, if you like. - Friar Will
Hugs and more hugs. - Steele Lawman
(((((laura))))) - Jenny H. from Android
Best wishes to you and family - Steve C Team Marina
Hope you're feeling better, or at least getting lots of hugs from your mom. I'm prone to the crying, too. {{{Hugs}}} - Yvonne Renee
Courage, sister. - Corinne L
*hugs* - Stephen Mack
Love you, Laura. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
*hugs* to both you and toddlerx. I'm so glad your mom was able to be there for you. - Katie
much love to you, Laura - maʀtha
Aww honey. - YvonneM
:( positive thoughts to you. - Jen
Moar hugs. - Joe from iPod
wish I could help in some way. hoping it gets better, soon. - MoTO: Team Marina
what everyone else said, plus ep. what Melly said. And big hugs to both of you. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Yes to what Kelly said too and sending big hugs your way. - Galadriel C. from Android
hugs and support - Rachel Walden
Here is where you recommend books for the mystery book discussion group I run at the library. Go!
Focused on Murder: A Spirit Lake Mystery by Linda Townsdin - Corinne L
Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 via @CousinDangereux
Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 via @CousinDangereux
" It promises to be a parsimonious solution to the age-old problem of preventing unwanted pregnancies. This is nothing short of Occam’s razor for your testicles. While the way Vasalgel works inside a man’s body might be simple, its cultural impact would be complex. The Religious Right, in particular, has grown accustomed to a world in which regulating access to birth control means regulating women’s bodies, rather than men’s bodies." - Steve C Team Marina
Note: "Occam’s razor for your testicles" is a LOUSY marketing slogan. - Steele Lawman
LOL - lris
I am WAITING for the day that a birth control story discusses the ongoing need for safe, legal, affordable abortions AND the need for pre and postnatal care, parental leave, and affordable child care. Hasn't happened yet, though, because everyone suffers under the illusion that if everyone just had birth control, there'd be no problems. - laura x from iPhone
They should put that into Nattie Lite as an additive. - Eric - It's My Thing
(Not that I'm bitter or anything) - laura x from iPhone
goodness no. but you are soooo right. also, I see a massive ad campaign with Viagra/Testes Silencer Twin Packs in the very near future. - MoTO: Team Marina
50th Anniversary Celebration Planned Saturday For Robert A. Lee Recreation Center -
50th Anniversary Celebration Planned Saturday For Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
"People are encouraged to don their best 1960s attire and come prepared to dance to "Twist and Shout," a band that will perform 1950s - 60s tunes live in the Social Hall, where light refreshments will also be available. Music from the era will also be played for roller skaters in the gym, where Limbo, Four Corners, Wipe Out, and Twist contests will be held." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Some days I sort of love my town. - laura x
RT @jessamyn: Don't be this librarian. (FSM = free speech movement)
RT @jessamyn: Don't be this librarian. (FSM = free speech movement)
So disturbing. - Kirsten
The wordy, self-satisfied style of the email in question raises my hackles as much as the content. - Steele Lawman
Also, if this is the "Elaine" who is the director of the Bancroft? Not a librarian. - Steele Lawman
Yeah. I mean, there may be legitimate reasons for Elaine's decision, but there ain't no legitimate reason for being that much of a prick. - laura x
yeah, she also needs to master email, regardless of how unreasonable the request may be. - kendrak
It's possible that Elaine sent the email to a flunky and the flunky accidentally kept that part in when emailing the student back. - Steele Lawman
well somebody needs to go back to email for professionals school! i probably should stop since i have frequent meetings there. - kendrak
It's remotely possible that the imagined flunky was fully conscious of what he/she was doing in exposing Elaine for the PITA that she is. But that's a lot of speculation on my part. - Steele Lawman
The whole thing has been storified: Again, knowing what I know about space allocation, sending stuff to storage, and the like - it was a big ask. The response was wildly inappropriate, but no matter who the question was framed, the answer was going to be more or less the same (without the condescension). I'm happy it looks there's been some resolution. - kendrak
Wow. To me, neither person comes off very well in this exchange. - lris
Oh, thanks for that link, Kendra. I agree with Iris. The student lost my sympathy with her entitled and huffy responses. - Steele Lawman
Yeah. I should never retweet before coffee. - laura x
Glad you did; this is pretty interesting. - Steele Lawman
Yeah, it's good to see. (Especially since it's close to home.) I am wondering if there's a new rheotrical technique that the next generation is using to drum up support that passed me by. - kendrak
She's clearly spoiling for a fight and milking this for all it's worth - jönαthaη
Just move the box. 'cause her box is speshul. It's speshuller than all the other speshul boxes in the speshul collections collection of speshul boxes. - bentley
This is the last of my BA.
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Refuse to pay. :P Seriously though, congratulations. That's excellent! - Soup in a TARDIS
I'm on the last few months of paying for grad school. :-) - laura x
Awesome! - Soup in a TARDIS
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
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
Just submitted my name as a character witness for #teamharpy, because that's the side of history I want to go down on
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." #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:
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.
RT @the_rumpus: With the help of technology, self-publishing has never been easier.
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