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Micah
What's the most reliable automobile you've ever owned?
Saturn SL1 - Meg VMeg
A BMW me ex had was very reliable. Never had an issue at all. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Hyundai Elantra (2003) - Jennifer Dittrich
All three of my recent cars have been very reliable: Ford Focus, Scion TC, and now a Toyota Yaris. Nary a problem with any of them. - Friar Will
My old Checker cab - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Dodge colt that was essentially a Mitsubishi. - Joe from iPod
This 20 year old Voyager I'm driving now. But my favoritest car was my always-needing-maintenance 93 Cutlass SL. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our Honda Civics. All of them, except for the transmission problem on the '95. (Now down to just one, our new 2005.) - Walt Crawford
Joe reminded me of the Colt that I had as well. Yes, it too was very reliable. - Friar Will
Hondas, 12 of them in the immediate family over the years. - Anne Bouey
My Volvo XC99 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
1965 Ford Mustang and 1950 GMC panel truck. - Greg GuitarBuster
Citroen AX Lx - obe
2007 Volkswagen Beetle. - Steven Perez from Android
!984 Oldsmobile Cutlas Ciara, that we named Betsy. But the most reliable I ever paid for was a friend's used Toyota cargo van that had over a million miles on it before he retired from the courier biz and sold it to another courier driver. - April Russo
I'm still driving my 1992 Honda Civic. - Marie from iPhone
Toss up between my '97 Civic EX and my '80 Ford Fairmont Sedan. That thing was a friggin' BEAST. My current Civic is too new to really sing the praises of but it's not let me down yet, so. - Hookuh Tinypants
Any of my Chevy Pickups - WarLord
My old Hyundai Excel was pretty reliable. In 18 years I had to replace the clutch twice and that was the worst of it. My Subaru Baja has been pretty reliable over the 10 years I've had it. - vicster: full-bodied
Subaru Forrester - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Toyota Tundra - 14 years now. Two trips total to the mechanic. - Steve C Team Marina
Honda Civic. Love it - Prometa
Honda Accord. My son inherited it and it's still cruising after 14 years and 300K+ miles. - Jenny H. from Android
LB sad.
Prayers, please, for two deputies shot today in my (small, rural) county. :(
Will do. Are they going to be OK? - Just another Bubba
At least one is in critical condition. Not much news yet:http://www.macon.com/2014... - LB sad. from Android
Responding to a mental health crisis. Gah. :( - Just another Bubba
So very sad. Prayers being offered. - Janet
will do - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
I think I saw them heading to the scene. :( I had just gotten off the interstate and saw two police cars with lights flashing going in the other direction, very close to the road where the shootings took place. :( - LB sad. from Android
Oh man... - Soup in a TARDIS
Officer Norris is brain dead, and his family is donating his organs. He had just gotten married in April. :( Last year he was the campus resource officer at my friend's elementary school, and she said he was a great role model for the kids. - LB sad. from Android
Oh no. - Corinne L
I just about lost it while ago reading a FB post from the local Emergency Services Support group. They're asking people to bring food and paper goods today to share with the officers' families as well as with a firefighter who lost a parent to cancer. The responses are overwhelming. :( - LB sad. from Android
I am so very sorry to hear this. - Janet
Oh, no. I'm just seeing this now, but I'll be praying still. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
so sorry to hear, LB - MoTO: Team Marina
I just saw on news wher they will be pulling him off support tomorrow after his organ donations. 24 years old....so very sad! - Jenny
I'm so very sorry. - Galadriel C. from Android
Oh wow, that's horrible news. So sorry. - Marie
Thanks, all. Please remember their families and coworkers as well as as the family of the suspect, who will probably (rightfully, I think) be charged with murder. - LB sad. from Android
Deputy Norris was the first deputy in our county to be killed in the line of duty. - LB sad. from Android
Marie
I've been negotiating a license now for over a month. When we sign off on this I am getting a disco ball installed in my office.
Wow, disco balls are actually pretty reasonably priced. - Marie
They get you with the rotator. If you just want the ball to sit there, it's cheap. - Brian Johns
Dangit! - Marie
Meg VMeg
This is quite good. I crossed it with the Budget Bytes version: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2014... - Meg VMeg
Sounds nom - Marie
Oh, we make a version of this from one of the Moosewood cookbooks. Now that the weather has turned, I'll have to put it back into rotation, 'cause it's delicious. - Catherine Pellegrino
Mike Nencetti
Blackouts can put a damper on your weekend plans. Fortunately she did not get hurt either time.
Oh, how scary. I hope you aren't too frazzled. - Anika from Android
Is she doing any better today? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh geez. :-( I'm glad she wasn't hurt and hope she is doing better. - vicster: full-bodied
Today is sleep. She ate well this morning. It's going to be a challenge keeping her safe because she rarely talks. Rarely seeks help. - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
Oh Mike, keeping you and Beverly in my prayers. - Janet
You're in my thoughts, - Marie
just rest in bed today. Very little energy. Her inability to communicate much does complicate helping her get better. Most likely increase her steroids tomorrow. - Mike Nencetti
Melly - #TeamMarina
Noah nipped me on the inside if my upper arm last night because I was apparently patting him wrong and… http://instagram.com/p...
Noah nipped me on the inside if my upper arm last night because I was apparently patting him wrong and… http://instagram.com/p/s7QzIkmywd/
Oh, Noah. - Marie
Marie
Sometimes a book should come bundled with a box of tissues.
Which book? - LB sad. from Android
Tell the wolves I'm home. - Marie
Oh, I loved that book. And, it really does need to come with tissues! - Katy S
That was a fantastic book. - Corinne L
I bawled my eyes out reading that book. - Jenny H. from Android
Added to my "To Read" list... - Melly - #TeamMarina
laura x
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
lris
I might be dead
:( - LB sad. from Android
*plumps you back up like a pillow* - Marie from iPhone
*brings you back to life in the name of #PimpJesus* IT'S A FRIENDFEED MIRACLE!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
*sends magical internet hugs* - Marianne
Joe
Joe
The dogs are absolutely no help in this baking.
At least they help with any spillage? - Marie
LB sad.
Starting the 16th anniversary Twilight movie marathon, 'cause that's how we roll. (Think MST3K style.)
whew. i was worried for a sec. - holly #ravingfangirl
It was funny as I was leaving work: I was trying to find some movies to check out and texting with Mr. B. I had just picked up all the Twilight movies when he texted, "I guess we could do a Twilight marathon." #soulmate - LB sad. from Android
"What is it with everyone's hair?" - LB sad. from Android
"Doesn't he own a shirt?" - Marie
"Look at his nose. He looks like a Manning." - LB sad. from Android
"Mushroom ravioli? Ewwwww." - LB sad. from Android
"He looked better as Cedric." - LB sad. from Android
Ilia says, "I hope they have a happy anniversary!" - Anika
Aww. Thank you, Ilia! :) - LB sad. from Android
Oh! It's YOUR 16th anniversary! Not Twilight's. Whew! I felt REEEAAALLLY old for a second there. Happy Anniversary!!!!!! :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
:D - LB sad. from Android
Miriella
Walked all the way up a steep hill then realized my car was not at the end of said hill, but is in fact, in the complete opposite direction.
Hope you're wearing a fitbit! - Marie
At least it was downhill from there? :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I was wearing a fitbit! I reasoned that I needed a fee thousand more steps anyway, so it's OK. Plus it was all downhill after that so it wasn't all awful. - Miriella from Android
Laurel and Hardy are surely proud of you! - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
maʀtha
Our Pete is under the weather. Please to wish him well here. Go!
Possibly appendicitis, I'm told. We need to entertain him while he is in hospital :) - maʀtha
Hey Pete, get better, you! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Pete, here is a <moob flash> for ya. Get thee recovered quickly. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Feel better soon, Pete! - Anne Bouey
Well then, the cranky old bastard act can not be an act for a while. Hope you take full advantage, Pete! - Kirsten
Get better soon, Squire. I can't keep these younguns in line by myself. - MoTO: Team Marina
PETE! Feel better soon, my friend! - laura x
hope you're gettin' the good meds. - RepoRat
Thanks all :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
It's appendicitis folks. Operation tomorrow. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Hope it goes super-smoothly, Pete. Hang in there! - Marianne
Maybe they will give the appendix to you to keep in a jar on the mantel - maʀtha
Sending good wishes to you Pete! - Galadriel C.
Pete! Take care in there, okay? - Catherine Pellegrino
Wishing you well! - Betsy
If you're going to go for organ removal, the appendix is kind of the pilot project version. All the pain and surgery with none of the long-term conversation starter potential. ;) - lris
(Also, thinking of you! THis stuff is no fun.) - lris
But, if you ever get sent on a deep space mission to Mars, it is one less thing you will have to worry about - maʀtha
Iris made me and Helen laugh :) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Can we start working on a story for how you REALLY got that scar? - Marie from iPhone
all will be well. then you can get a tattoo. good times. take care! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Wishing you an uneventful surgery and recovery. :) - Anne Bouey
Get better soon Pete! - Jen
How's it going, Pete and Helen? - maʀtha
He's out of surgery; sore and hungry, but all going well he'll be home tomorrow. http://ff.im/1kfM1e - Marina's Godmother :-)
Galadriel C.
Anyone here heading to Charleston this year?
Mememe! - Marie
doesn't look like it. someday, though! - RepoRat
Me! First time - excited! - Lisa Hinchliffe
Oh hooray! I'm going too and am also a first-timer. - Galadriel C.
Marie, Anna - any advice to first-timers? - Galadriel C.
Book your hotel room now if you haven't already. Actually, do that in May. Be selective about the concurrent sessions -- they don't filter much, and I found that too often the content was...lacking. Be prepared to get hit up often by vendors for meals. This seems to be quite the wine and dine conference. - Holly's favorite Anna
Thanks Anna! *off to look into hotels* - Galadriel C.
Aaron the Librarian
Academic Librarians - Are you following YikYak?
? clearly not... - ellbeecee
what the heck is yikyak? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Nope. - LB sad. from Android
Who in the what now? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I checked it out earlier this year and then uninstalled it after a few days. Creepy place full of douchey bros. Not a cool place. Lots of k-12 schools are banning it because of the heartache it can cause. For example: http://nymag.com/thecut... When I tried it in Manhattan, I found tons of awful posts from NYU and Columbia students. - Stephen Francoeur
good lord. based on that article, wouldn't touch it with the proverbial ten-foot pole. - RepoRat
oh crap...i did hear about yikyak and blocked it out of my mind because the early press on it was so poor, much of the same reasons for what occurred in the article stephen linked to - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yep. What I see when I'm at home (local high schools, other colleges) is different than what I see at work. It's interesting/useful to see what's going on when they're having real dialogue there, but the high school age stuff is abhorrent. - Julie Kane
Tl;dr me about this, please? - Marie
YikYak is an app that uses your device location to show you anonymous posts by people in your vicinity (not sure of the range, maybe a few miles or so). You can post your own anonymous comments. - Stephen Francoeur
Merci - Marie from iPhone
I am now. Second post is a vulgar joke that mentions the library. - Steele Lawman
I can't even handle monitoring mentions on Twitter, I'm pretty sure this will kill me. - Meg VMeg
I downloaded to check it out. It's somewhat amusing. - Andy
Joe
Joe
I don't mean to brag or anything, but... I saved a life earlier this morning. I put that earthworm back into the dirt instead of letting it dry out on the concrete.
<3 - Marie from iPhone
Marie
Advice: eat the toast first.
now who's posting likebait? :D - holly #ravingfangirl
Haha yep - Marie from iPhone
Marie
Santa Maria tri tip comes from Santa Maria.
PS I'm about to eat some Santa Maria tri tip. - Marie from iPhone
FLEMING
When you are staffing the Reference Desk how do you remain approachable? Do you continually scan the room with your eyes looking at anyone who might glance up in a moment of need?
Also: How do you resist working on the pressing things you need to work on? - FLEMING
Our reference desk is in the middle of a giant Learning Commons. Would it be best to swivel the chair around on a continual basis, or just scan forward as people enter the library? - FLEMING
Generally, I put off things that are "ref desk friendly" for doing on the ref desk. Check email, fiddle with libguides, book selection (back when that was a thing). In part this works because over the years I developed the system, and also because over the years I've learned that whenever there are things I *must* get done during that hour, it's one of those hours mad with students. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I work on the heavy stuff that isn't all that fun and expect (HOPE!) people "interrupt" (distract me with something I would much rather be doing) ... plus my relief at being asked a question and the hope in my expression helps with the passers-by. - Aaron the Librarian
Scanning the room regularly, yes, noticing passers-by and making eye contact w/a smile. I wouldn't swivel continuously as that could be distracting to students (and sickening for you). See if there's a direction most people seem to approach from and face that way. As for what I work on....well, I usually alternate between checking email and playing on my iPad. I often correct small... more... - ~Courtney F
When I'm at the ref desk I stand the whole time (just a 2-hour shift, don't feel bad for me). I don't do anything but stand there, walk around the computer stations, unjam staplers, organize a drawer or two, and make eye contact with as many people as possible. It's hella boring but I've been told I seem approachable. Of course that could be because I'm short and adorable and have nothing to do with my actions. :) - Marie
Candy or cookies? - Joe
I love this thread! I try to maintain a balance between looking up and smiling at people and getting things done. I also browse news websites and my "library" twitter account. (Is this bad? If yes - don't tell me.) I find that some clients apologise when they approach me which is sad. Also my desk and computer are so tall which means that people sometimes can't even see me! (Chair is up as high as it goes.) - Fiona Jones
When I was a ref desk person, I'd do my work but retain constant awareness of movement in peripheral vision. Any person coming even vaguely in my direction I'd glance up properly and check for eye contact, and then bright smile and greeting. - Deborah Fitchett
You guys have a ref desk?? What century are we in?? Kidding so do we. - aaron
I do light work, and as Deborah mentions, look up and smile whenever there's peripheral movement. - Regular Amanda
(today I read this as "when you are sniffing the ref desk …" so now I can't pay attention) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mmmmm.. Smells studenty... :p - FLEMING from Android
Liberal application of Axe Body Spray. - Holly's favorite Anna
*remembers the smell of folks at a ref desk where I used to work that shall remain nameless to protect the wonderful, but unshowering, students* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Victor Ganata
"Penis detection algorithm"
in python? aşisldaişsldas - yedigün meşrubat san.
That's some hard math. - Spidra Webster
at the second https://www.google.com.tr/search... but page not found. - yedigün meşrubat san.
Stephan #TeamMarina
Through the window because I'm not brave enough to go outside yet. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I'm a little jealous. And simultaneously horrified. - Alix May
^ this. - Jennifer Dittrich
Not here, just horrified. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm just pissed off, that's all. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
*shudder* - Marie
OMG!!! How??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where? Great white north? - Ken Gidley
:( - Anne Bouey
Yes, Ken. We will get nicer weather this weekend. If not, it wil be spring time again in 6-7 months. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
hmm. Calgary ish? what part? (I'm in Bridlewood) - Nathalie
May I come ski around your back yard? - Brian Johns
Damn. - Jenny H. from Android
OH MY this is too early!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
More near Sundre, Nathalie. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Best of day needs the Hide button. - Bruce Lewis
Marie
I saw a McLaren (I'm guessing the 650S) on the road today in the marina. First time I have ever seen one of those. Stunning! All black.
Nobody? - Marie
You people are the best. :) - Marie
I don't think I've ever seen one, but sounds pretty cool :) - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
They're awesome. A few years back, I saw an F1 parked at a Ruby Tuesday's in my small town in WV. - NOT THE CRICKET
Mr 7yo would plotz. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Joe
Joe
The Sugarcubes hit that I love the mostest. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The Sugarcubes hit that I love the mostest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5fAWpv_axs
Play
Totally dating myself but I don't even care: I saw the sugarcubes live. - Marie
PS Deus does not exist. - Marie
(They were with PIL and New Order) - Marie
I remember New Order, but I had to google this PIL thing. - Joe
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I just earned the 'Belgian Holiday (Level 3)' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/s/b24963792
I just earned the 'Belgian Holiday (Level 3)' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/s/b24963792
Oh, if *only* I won a Belgian holiday each time I polished off a lambic... - Spidra Webster
I am still trying to figure out how they incorporate lambs into their lambic beer. - Joe
They use pint-sized lambs. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
I thought I was technically savvy, but trying to borrow an ebook from SFPL seems to have completely defeated me. It's "on loan" to me, but I can't read it and I can't return it. So that was a "blio" format ebook, and I tried borrowing one other, this time in epub format, where I CAN read it, but I don't know how I can return it.
Because the latter book doesn't even show up either in my checkouts/on loan. - Andrew C (✔)
Now you know why librarians drink. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Usually you can't return e-books early. They're set to automatically "return" themselves on the due date. - Marie
I've gone through (seemingly?) every option and tab and I just cannot figure out how to read the first book. - Andrew C (✔)
you can return books on Overdrive, but not on freading. I haven't tried blio. - Christina Pikas
I just looked at our documentation, and you should be able to return it. In the Blio app, display your titles using the list and you'll see a "RETURN" link next to library books. In the AxisReader app, you may return it early by clicking the arrow near the title and then looking for the "return" button. - holly #ravingfangirl
The book doesn't show up anywhere in my AxisReader app though! Except in the embedded browser, where SFPL claims I have it checked out. It's just fallen through the cracks: one system thinks I have it checked out but the other system doesn't know about it. - Andrew C (✔)
lol, welcome to our world - Meg VMeg
You are technically savvy, I'm sure. It's the ebook vendors that are broken. - Steele Lawman
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @greatdismal: I've been woodshedding so hard, I had no idea, til a minute ago, of these Os Gemeos silos http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014...
RT @greatdismal: I've been woodshedding so hard, I had no idea, til a minute ago, of these Os Gemeos silos http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/09/os-gemeos-converts-industrial-silos-in-vancouver-into-towering-giants/
I do love the work of Os Gemeos. - Marie
maʀtha
Cod signal! Does anyone have this book via EBL? If so, would you please test your full text access & let me know what happens? https://metrostate.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind...
Sorry we don't have it to test. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Hang on, we've got it. - Marie from iPhone
It's not available for online reading or for download. Is that what u see? - Marie from iPhone
Yep. - maʀtha
Is it because of the price or is it now deemed a textbook? - Joe
No idea - maʀtha
I will check ours tomorrow morn to see what it says. - Joe
Danke - maʀtha
We have a record in our catalog, but when I click the link I get a "this book is not available message." Screen shot: http://screencast.com/t.... When I run a search in the EBL admin module for title or author or ISBN, I can't locate the book. - Galadriel C.
I don't see that this Elsevier book is in the EBL system at all. - Joe
Monique Judge
My glasses got washed away in the ocean. They were Ferragamo frames. I am sad. #fb
:( - Janet from FFHound!
Noooooo. :( - Alix May
Aw, shoot. Darn ocean. - Jennifer Dittrich
Aw, dang. - Marie
Boo. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
The Good Reverend Burger: Brisket Burnt Ends, Pimento Cheese, House Pickles, Iceberg, Mayo, Crispy Fried Onions @ReverendsBBQ
*fans self* - Marie
holly #ravingfangirl
neat! got a hit in the unclaimed property database!
and this address the company had... i don't even know what they were thinking. - holly #ravingfangirl
Ooh! What do you have coming to you? - LB sad. from Android
$$$$$ more than $100 is all I know right now. i'll take it! - holly #ravingfangirl
W00t! - LB sad. from Android
$1900 !!!!!! - holly #ravingfangirl
Yowza! Extra ice cream sundae! - Marie
holy crap! - Meg VMeg
that's what i said! - holly #ravingfangirl
Wowza! I have $62 I still need to claim. - laura x from iPhone
Hmm, feel like I'm missing out on something. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Nice! - LB sad. from Android
Huh...my little brother has some $$ in IN, just sent him an email about this. Also my great-uncle and his wife apparently have a fair amount, but I don't think I have any way to reach them. - Hedgehog
What is this thing and how do I sign up? - lris
check your state's unclaimed property database. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
If you've ever lived or done business in other states, check theirs, too. I found one from when I lived in Michigan years ago. - Betsy
oh yeah, that too! - holly #ravingfangirl
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