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Do any of you listen to Tig Notaro's podcast, Professor Blastoff?
Nobody? - Marie
I was unaware of it. I will probably listen now. ;) - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Eeeeeexcellent. - Marie
had no idea! will add it! - jambina
It is possible, and I can't say for sure, that my guy is the theme expert for the upcoming episode on social networks. - Marie
Steve and 4 other people
TIL there's a city in TX that's actually named "Frisco"
...and they're tired of people calling it "San Francisco"? - Betsy
^^^^ - Marie
i don't live that far from Frisco. only someone who uses the term "flyover state" would mistake it for SF. - Big Joe Silence
I wonder what people in Fresno think. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
there's also a Fate, TX, - Big Joe Silence
holly #ravingfangirl
crap. now i'm going to have "Elvira" stuck in my head.
Heh...oh, CRAP! - vicster: full-bodied
Public Enemy — Lost at Birth. That’ll cure ya. - Akiva
Bow wow - Marie
Lunch salad is boring. :(
Try bigger bites? - Stephen Francoeur
this is your new professional head shot - maʀtha
I find salad to be boring in general. - Holly's favorite Anna
i googled "crying alone with salad" and found the following images: - Marie
...some of those have interesting definitions of "crying" but this one is the best: - Sir Shuping is just sir
hilarious - maʀtha
You have a bit of something stuck in your teeth. - SAM
This is better than the candy corn. - Julian
What is this 'salad' you speak of? - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
I bring to your attention the ever popular candle salad, which my mom used to make every Advent - maʀtha
welp, the candle salad isn't boring, at least! - Marie
heh - maʀtha
Holly's favorite Anna
Are any of you doing PDA/DDA with EBSCOhost ebooks?
The reason I ask is that our PDA purchased titles don't show up in BR2 reports, only BR1, which was news to me. I found out when I was working on my annual report of the PDA programs and noticed that none of the DDA titles appeared in the usage report. eBrary provides usage data for DDA specifically, including the number of downloads, prints, copies, etc, and basic subject categories for each book. EBSCO provides only a BR1 report which includes all of your other ebook purchases. One of the books that was triggered for purchase last year didn't show up on the BR1 report at all. That seems kind of shady. - Holly's favorite Anna
Nope, we're using ebrary. - Marie
We're doing both, and it's really hard to report back on the program as a whole when one vendor gives crap for data. - Holly's favorite Anna
oh yeah, that is problematic. i wonder if it has to do with timing. when do they add a title to your formal collection, for stats-gathering purposes? sounds like a data error on their back end if it missed a title completely. worth an email to your rep. - Marie
I hear you about problematic data! We're doing PDA with Ebrary and EBL but not EBSCO due to user experience issues. - Galadriel C.
“Astronomers Reveal Relationship Between the Color of a Galaxy and the Size of Its Bulge”
These flat cord earbuds really do seem to be tangle-free. Plus they're sparkly purple. ++++
Liking for sparkles - Marie
Marie, sparkles > tangle-free? - Kevin Johnson
Was wondering if that style really helped the tangles. Seems like maybe so? - Steve and 4 other people
I dunno, I was swayed by all the plus signs next to "sparkly purple"... - Marie
Yes, the shape seems to keep them from knotting up. Only had them a couple days so far, but I've shoved them into & pulled them out of my hoodie pocket many times, and all I have to do is dangle em for a second & everything falls straight. Pretty cool. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
RT @alissaknits: Yarn is in there somewhere. “@FakeLibStats: Librarian monthly expenditures: 25% housing; 25% caffeine; 25% books; 25% alcohol”
And alcohol is higher. #truth - Marie from iPhone
LB: Ratchet Bear
Vacation day tomorrow FTW!
Me too! - Marie
*fistbumps Marie* - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Slept in. Breakfasted. Now reading. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
I should have called in lazy today. - ellbeecee
LB: Ratchet Bear
Hey, are any of y'all within driving distance of Sioux Falls, SD?
LA is just a little bit southwest, so....yes? :D - Marie
:D True enough if you're willing to drive that far! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
*recalculating* - Marie
18 1/2 years ago i would've been 20 minutes away. - Big Joe Silence
"Narrated by Kid Rock"
I can only imagine - MoTO Moca Blend
My goodness, Rodman pre-tats and -piercings. - Marie from iPhone
"Somebody has to wear the black hat." - Marie from iPhone
I enjoyed that 30 for 30. - Katy S
Mitch Albom's hair OMG. - Marie
holly #ravingfangirl
Nope - DJF from Android
Clearly, I have not yet figured out the flickr app's new interface. >.> - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Lulz - Marie
holly #ravingfangirl
@mjgiarlo I'm not 100% anti-egg. I like em in breakfast-y ways, but anything with hardboiled is right out.
RIGHT OUT. - Marie
My preciousssss (Easter sweet bread)
hmmmm, not quite sweet enough. i really limited sugar since i used orange juice in the dough. these are supposed to get a glaze but i think it would ruin the texture. next time, more sugar on the inside, i guess. - Marie
Marie B
RT @NeinQuarterly: What did Jesus have, like 12 followers?
Well, only 12 with verified accounts :) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
^^^ - Marie
Annual car wash. #tidy
there was a dog there with two different colored eyes. he was so cute i wanted to squish him with hugs. - Marie
Jason Toney
Comments disabled = winning - Marie
X-posted to RODFEST - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Shit, out of tequila.
Come on over! Since i've been outed as a margarita junkie i keep receiving bottles and bottles of new kinds. I'm not complaining. - Dough Balls
Who is giving you bottles of tequila and how do I get friends like that? - Marie
The No-Touching zone.
Holy. I had completely forgotten that's even there. I scrolled up just to see if it really still was. - Akiva
It's the little things. - Micah
Dang, I touched it. - Marie
Run Marie, Ruuuun! - Hamed
holly #ravingfangirl
oooooooooooooh. we were contacted by a tv show about using our bookmobiles today. :D :D
Shootin a porn? - Dough Balls
"Group Study" - Marie
oooOOOHHHhhh - LilaLaMarea from Android
not that one. a brand new one that just started filming. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Vancouverania? - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Neighbor's kid just bought a pack of bubble gum cigarettes off the ice cream truck. That's so inappropriate.
Yes, totally inappropriate. On the other hand, I DIDN'T KNOW THEY STILL MADE THOSE. I felt like such a badass when I had them as a kid. No wonder I was grounded a lot. - Marie
Hmm I think they did stop making those about 10 years ago. Oh well expired candy still better than cigarettes - Dough Balls
The cool one was gum and would 'smoke' when you blew into it. - Rodfather
I wouldn't be surprised if they were made outside the US & got here in some shady way. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
They make them and they're available at places that sell nostalgia candy. Teddy's Party Supply (or whatever it's called) on Piedmont Ave. carried those things last I knew. I agree it's probably not the best thing for kids. - Spidra Webster
blue bubblegum cigarillos! - Big Joe Silence
I still see them in a lot of places, but they're not called candy cigarettes anymore, the packages just say "candy sticks" instead. Still seems to be the same packaging, though. Are they better or wise than the bubble gum cigars they used to have? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from YouFeed
Whatever they may have been called, they were in a package that looked like cigarettes, and the boy ran up to Jayden after getting them yelling, "Jayden, you want a cigarette?" He's 7, was outside with his 8 year old cousin, no grownups around, had money in his pocket so he stopped the ice cream truck without his mom or grandma's permission to buy whatever he wanted, and he chose the fucking cigarettes. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Vacation beer is the best beer.
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
That moment when your chair mistakes you for the other Asian tech services librarian. *sigh*
do. not. like. - Rachel Walden
good grief. - Marie
She came by just now to clarify. She was confused, but she also did need to meet with me. I'm putting it down to her being discombobulated with the earthquake craziness. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
earthquake craziness? (also, good on you for going gentle) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yeah, the whole south side of the building (which houses admin, IT, special collections, ILL, access and tech services, in addition to the book collection) is closed. All is craziness. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Holly's favorite Anna
I want to live this. Not quite there yet. -
I want to live this. Not quite there yet.
"How to get a bikini body: Put a bikini on your body." I really like this, really, truly. - Marie
^^^ - Kirsten
John Dupuis
So it's way harder to write 2 paragraphs for new venue on topic for audience that's unfamiliar w subj than to ramble on forever on yr blog.
Totally. - Marie
For those that are interested, I was talking about this: - John Dupuis
^^^ sweet. - Marie
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The Lens Blur mode is pretty cool actually. I can control the level of background blur too. V nice for a camera app!
The Lens Blur mode is pretty cool actually. I can control the level of background blur too. V nice for a camera app!
ooh, which app are you using? - Marie
Google Camera. The default camera app on my phone updated with a new name & icon. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
laura x
We're gonna party like it's 2005 and have blogs on our new website. Please help me think of a better name than Adult Blog.
Ooooh. ADULT blog. - SAM
You're going to have several? I would probably get clever and not say adult or teens or children explicitly. Is there something unique to your physical library/ies you could capitalize on? What is the focus of the blog? Reviews/events/services, or something narrower? I like SPL's names--Shelf Talk is their adult blog and Push to Talk is for teens. NYPL has some good names for their... more... - kaijsa
Sorry. Other people will probably be more helpful and think of actual names. - kaijsa
Yes, we're going to have an adult one, a teen one, and a children's one (as I said, it's like 2005!). I am only responsible for the adult one, which I very much do not want to call Adult Blog, for obvious reasons. - laura x
I would read something called Adult Blog if you were the author, laura. - Marie
Twenty-One Up; Read For Your Life - Pete
Could you be more specific about the focus? It will help with the clever. - Holly's favorite Anna
[No-one ever let me use the slogan "Lonely librarians waiting for your call" for our virtual reference service. :-( ] - Deborah Fitchett
Lonelylibrarianswaitingforyourcall would make a great tumblr. - Joe - Systems Analyst
The adulterated blog. You could have a click through agreement that asks if the reader is over 21 like a liquor website. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Is Coralville famous for anything? - maʀtha
Unadulterated - maʀtha
For mature audiences only. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Library L<3ve - maʀtha
Dial L for Library. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I Just Sit Around and Read Books All Day - maʀtha
Okay, I see you have fossilized coral, a dam, and a mall. Hrm. - maʀtha
It has no focus (can you tell how well we've planned? also have I mentioned we're also going live with a new ILS at the very same time as this new website?). So far I've written posts about the new catalog and cool things you can do with it, a nostalgic post about computer programming, and books with plot twists. - laura x
I'll bet that is how Coralville got its name. - Joe - Systems Analyst
We are mostly famous locally for being an endless strip mall. In fact, someone once wrote a book called The Strip just about our strip as an iconic American strip. Perhaps I should just call it The Strip. - laura x
Trying to figure out how to involve the word tease as part of that name. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Coralville Corral - maʀtha
I like that. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Literary Strip Mall. - kaijsa
There Used to Be Ocean Here - maʀtha
Am I helping yet? - maʀtha
The Strip: An Adult Blog - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
^^^LOL - lris
laurax, we use "adult blog" too, cuz yeah. It's in the "Adults" area of our website, cuz yeah. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Mature Blog Would Read Again A++++++++++ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This might improve your Google Analytics stats - maʀtha
42 day.
Birthday? - MoTO Moca Blend
Does this mean Derrick and Julian share a birthday? Hot damn! - laura x from iPhone
Jackie Robinson, bearer of number 42, played his first MLB game today, April 15, 1947. - Derrick
Oh wow. Thanks for sharing that! - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Every player on every team is wearing #42 today. - vicster: full-bodied
This is a good day. - Marie
Cool! Belated Happy Birthday! Good things need to happen on April 15th to offset the other thing. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Happiest to you, my friend - maʀtha
My birthday was last month. Indeed, everyone was wearing 42 -- but I did not get to see any of the games. - Julian
Christina Pikas
I find we use "resources" too much on our website... what other words? databases - too narrow. stuff - too informal. services - too narrow, not exactly right. suggests thingamabob, but somehow doesn't see right. suggestions?
our department has had multiple meetings about this and we decided that "stuff" was just about the right term to use. - Marie
maybe verbs instead of nouns would help? what should they be doing with the stuff at particular places on your site? - RepoRat
Time to reclaim "silos"? - Meg VMeg
Snoopdoggify it and call it shit. The Web of Science? That shit is da bomb. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I think you mean shizz. - kaijsa
I for one would like to revive the word index for citation indexes that don't necessarily include full text. - maʀtha
Is that like shizznit? - Joe - Systems Analyst
I have been advocating "stuff" for over a decade... it really is all stuff in there - awd
I explain to students in instruction sessions that "databases" means "searchable collections of online stuff" in library-ese. - Rebecca Hedreen
Content? And where that doesn't work try enlightenment. - Todd Hoff
Inventory - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
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