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Library Assessment Conference in Seattle. Who will I see there? If there are enough of us, LSW meetup?
I will be there! Yes to meetup! - kaijsa
Kaijsa, yay! - Marie
Say hi to a colleague for me... Carrie Forbes from DU will be there. - Joe
Marie, I'm staying with a friend who's a former coworker at UW and we're going to be there for all of the evening stuff and everything, but she and I are joined at the hip while commuting from the burbs. Let's get together, but I'm bringing her, too. She's awesome. - kaijsa
Joe, I love Carrie. Thanks for the heads up. - kaijsa
Gah, I didn't know there was evening stuff. I should look at the sched. I'm looking forward to meeting Kaijsa's friend and will seek out Carrie. - Marie
Monday is poster session and reception. Tuesday is conference reption in my alma mater's gorgeous Sylvan Grove. Wednesday it's over. - kaijsa
not able to go to this one - hope others have a great time. - Elizabeth Brown
Meg VMeg
Just got upsold at the fucking optometrist's office. Hate hate hate hate hate hate. If I can't get my money back, I'm calling to complain.
What did they sell you, just out of curiosity. - Kirsten
Now it looks like they just lied to me, and said my insurance wouldn't cover a single box of contacts? So that the annual supply would seem more cost-effective? They also said they gave me a "more advanced exam," so I had to pay $60 instead of my $15 copay, but I was not told that it was a "more advanced exam." - Meg VMeg
I should have paid $15 copay and gotten a free box of contacts. Instead I paid $610 and will get 13 boxes. - Meg VMeg
there's a new law from like last year or so that says they have to give you your prescription so you can shop around - heard about it because a pet one is being considered.i got my contacts at costco for much cheaper... have to do reimbursement either way. - Christina Pikas
Oh crap, and I forgot about Costco. Crap crap crap. Crap. - Meg VMeg
Oh man, that advanced exam stuff: it's for glaucoma or something, right? It's never covered by insurance and they always try to upsell me to that, too. - Mark Trapp
Yeah, that's all a load of BS. Ca medical offices be reported to the Better Business Bureau? - Kirsten
You may also be able to ask your credit card to help you if you paid that way. - Hedgehog
So I have also now realized that I am being charged way too much for these lenses (I haven't bought contacts in years). Ughhhhhhhhh. Kirsten, it's not a medical office per se, because it's just like one of the strip mall places. Hedgie, what would I tell them? I was considering contacting them, but I don't know what I would say. And it says "NO REFUNDS" all over my receipt. I know I can still yell at them, and escalate, and whatnot, but ughhhhh. I am such an idiot. - Meg VMeg
Ugh, what a mess. - Marie
Now, why don't women trust men? - Joe
Honestly, I'd consider filing a complaint with your insurance company as well as potentially whatever government agency licenses them. They're not allowed to lie to you about what insurance covers or perform procedures or tests you haven't explicitly agreed to. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, that's part of the long-term plan. I'm going to call in the morning to "cancel the transaction" (I don't even have the contacts yet), and pretend that I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt, that "someone" misunderstood my insurance. Playing dumb, you know? Because we are, right? - Meg VMeg
Victor Ganata
So I tried that thing where you type "[your name] is" into the Google search box and see what autocomplete comes up with, and my favorite is "Victor is the real monster"
Life is a soap opera. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Among mine is: "Brent is Manila" :) - Brent Schaus
"Betsy is broken." - Betsy
"Jaclyn is a soccer goalie" (She is? Ah, looks to be a widely copied probability question). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Auto complete gave me nothing. :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oops: misunderstood the instructions, left off the "is." Even so, after "is that you" it's mostly Disney stuff, I guess because there's an "is" in Disney. - Walt Crawford
I was rewatching Who Framed Roger Rabbit and I giggled at "Walt sent me." - Betsy
not an alien, gay, awesome, a garden gnome - Greg GuitarBuster
I'm likely to leave the store. - Marie
I'm cooking. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I get nothing either, it corrects my name to "Melissa" - Melly
Corrects my name to "curtis" and then I get "curtis is on the case", "curtis is booger", "curtis is a" and "jade curtiss is awesome" (the only one that keeps my name spelled the way it should be). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
kevin is love kevin is life - Kevin Johnson
Beer and Gouda Fried Risotto Balls (Arancini) : Bay Area Bites -
Beer and Gouda Fried Risotto Balls (Arancini) : Bay Area Bites
"The great thing about these risotto balls (called arancini) is that they not only make a great starter, but you can put them on a salad or have them as a side. Super versatile!" - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
I lived on these for a while in Italy. They were inexpensive and I was so poor. - Marie
I could use some cheering up. Anybody got some silly jokes or videos to share?
Hello! I'm here to make your Monday suck less. - Betsy
Q: Who cleans up the ocean? A: The mermaid. - Katy S
Fainting goats (an oldie but goodie): - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Three guys walk into a bar. The fourth one ducks. - Hookuh Tinypants
The Past, the Present, and the Future walk into a bar. It was tense. - Betsy
Did you see the new tacky video from Wierd Al? - Joe
Pretty good. Keep em coming. - Marie
How do you feel about Comic Sans? - Joe
Q: What happened to the frog that parked illegally? A: He was toad away. - Katy S
Q: What is a baby's favourite constellation? A: The Big Diaper! - Big Joe Silence
Q: What kinds of pants do clouds wear? A: THUNDERWEAR! - Big Joe Silence
Q: How do you make a tissue dance? A: Put a little boogie in it. - Big Joe Silence
Q: What's a duck's favourite afternoon snack? A: Cheese and quackers! - Big Joe Silence
Q: What do you call a faerie who doesn't like to bathe? A: Stinker Bell! - Big Joe Silence
You could listen to new Weird Al: - Brian Johns
Did you hear about the dyslexic who walked into the bra? - Janet
Knock knock! Who's there? I done up. - Melly
This makes me laugh every time. - Ken Morley
LOL - Marie
happy birthday. is that cheery? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I love this thread. I just referred back to it for a friend's birthday, and it still makes me laugh. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
here's one from Friend's Facebook wall: A cable TV installer walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender says, "You'll be served sometime between 7 and 2." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
^ HA! - Marie
Okay, get this. You take some garbanzo beans, some cut up artichoke hearts, chunks of sundried toms, thin slivers of fresh basil, and mix all that stuff together? Hooboy!
and i have all those things in my fridge right now... - jambina
get up on it, jambina! - Marie
soaking garbanzo beans right now. dinner tomorrow is gonna be GREAT. - jambina
How are my ffeeps today? What are you all up to?
Winding down after a 5k. David is reading. Helen is chatting with her friend. - Pete
About to take a nap. - Julian
Trudging through the alleys of SPSS... - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Putting numbers in boxes, Marie. I'm fine, thanks. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Hanging out on the couch. - Jenny H. from Android
I'm good, thanks. Doing odd bits of grading and online-class-discussion-answering. - RepoRat
trying to get back to reality. prepping for a volunteer gig with band camp kids tomorrow. doing the laundry from my trip. examining the growing black and blue patch covering my right shin. procrastinating calling my mother in response to her email about my niece being born. - t-ra: taking the piss
Finished awesome PubMed for Trainers class, got to have lunch with my former boss Del - maʀtha from Android
Fine! Worked on cleaning up my office ALL DAY. Then went to Sam's to buy meat and a dog bed. Now home, showered, and loafing. On the sofa. With Tucker, who liked the dog bed until I got on the sofa. :| - Sucker DJ LB from Android
And how are you? - Sucker DJ LB from Android
Winding down after a full day - how are things with you, Marie? - Jen
Winding down from winding down all day. Phew. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Don't ask me about our trial of a faculty profile system. Good pizza and cocktails for dinner. - Meg VMeg
I'm about to make up a salad thingy with garbanzo beans, so my day is preeeeeetty okay. :) - Marie
Perhaps some rooibos tea will help?
There's honey bear and Tylenol, so that's good. - Marie
Victor Ganata
So many feels right now. You don't even know. And it's not just because I'm drunk.
Going to a funeral and I just randomly met up with my long-lost half-brother. I think I need another box of Kleenex. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Oh wow, yeah. That'll bring the feels. - Marie
Lots to process, for sure. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Although, to be fair, I am drunk. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
^ This is why we love you - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Sucker DJ LB
Ok, bookcase. Let's do this.
I'm not sure what to think. This was LB's last post, AN HOUR AGO. Did the bookcase win?! - Marie
Still working on it. - Sucker DJ LB
I can't figure out where the lint tumbleweeds on my desk are coming from. Should I photograph them and start a tumblr?
Is taken yet? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
^ yes, not by me. - Marie - jambina
Sucker DJ LB
RT @cuteemergency: It's been a long day.
RT @cuteemergency: It's been a long day.
aw, puppehface. - Marie
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I just wrote my bio for the theater's website and I feel gross. I hate talking about me!
Writing a bio is the worst. - Marie
Embellishment is more fun when doing a bio though. ;) - Janet from FFHound!
I talked mostly about the time I won that Tony award.... Nobody questions it when you say you are a Tony award winning actor. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
LOL. - Marie
I'd like to go on record to say that I do not care for almond milk.
Rice milk is my preferred non-dairy dairyesque tipple. - RepoRat
I didn't know rice milk is a thing! Do you have a preferred brand? - Marie
Used to make my own, actually -- it's not complicated -- but Rice Dream is okay. - RepoRat
I've never tasted almond milk but lately it seems the articles say it isn't better than milk just different. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
More for me! I've tried soy, rice, coconut, flax, even almond/coconut blend - almond still wins. - Corinne L
Steele Lawman
I don't think I know of a movie more wonderful than "A Room With a View"
Not even "The Room"? - Marie
That’s a view to a kill. - Akiva
Me either. I love it as much as I love the book, even. Maybe more. - laura x from iPhone
My college roommate contended that it was one of the rare films that was better than the book. (I haven't read the book, so I have no opinion.) - Steele Lawman
Is this the film with Helena Bonham-Carter? - Laura
Thinking I should rewatch it. Haven't seen it since it was in the theaters. Wonder what other films people might consider 'wonderful?" I'd put Dazed & Confused on the list for the ending that has the kids who've shucked responsibilities, embraced freedom, and are heading out on the Texas highway to get tickets for a concert in another town. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh no. RT @ABC7: At least one patient transported to UCLA Westwood after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach
oh man, the update to the story says 8 people are in the hospital because of being struck. terrible. - Marie
Jason Toney
RT @bonappetit: This recipe makes 100 bourbon caramels. You may eat about that many
RT @bonappetit: This recipe makes 100 bourbon caramels. You may eat about that many
*fans self* - Marie
Have I mentioned before how much I like wearing skirts with pockets? Yes? Oh, excessively? Sorry. P.S. I love skirts with pockets.
Oh me too! I just (thanks to Stephanie) ordered three dresses from and they *all* have pockets. I love them so much. As a kid (and adult) I didn't wear dresses and skirts that often due to lack of pockets but my world has just changed. - Galadriel C.
*goes to check out eshakti* - Marie
Hot Pockets jingle - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Hot pockets! - Amit Patel
Marie, if you find something that you like at eshakti, let me know and I can send you a referral good for $35 off you're first order and one free customization. - Galadriel C.
Seriously. Why wouldn't women want pockets on their clothes? All pants, skirts, and dresses should have pockets. - maʀtha
I have to order from eshakti my own self. (I did but there was a problem with mai order). POCKETS always!! (I'm waiting for long-sleeved season there, because … shouldn't dresses have LONG SLEEVES?!) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I *used to have a huge crush on Bernadette Peters. (Used to, yeah)
I love her. - Sucker DJ LB from Android
I love the way she pronounces "balloon" in The Jerk. - Marie
I need to watch The Jerk again. It's been too long. Last night I watched her in a production of Into the Woods. So good! That role is hers forever. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
I liked Pennies from Heaven more than The Jerk, but I am a sucker for old school musicals. :) - April Russo
Yeah, I know what you mean, Joe. - Friar Will
AHHH! I found the balloon scene on YouTube: - Marie
All I'm gonna say about drainage/plumbing explosions is it's a good thing we have an outdoor full bath NOT connected to interior house plumbing.
Wait. What?? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh no! - Katy S
Something's gone wrong inside house plumbing. Garage is stinky and wet... We have a pool bathroom that's not connected to house plumbing until it meets at street. So we'll all (5) have to use it. And eat out. I'm not trusting any water drains until a plumber comes. Maybe tmrw. :/ - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Gah. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd actually like to do dishes. And maybe some laundry. My day to day chores/life are getting screwy. Sighhhh - Lnorigb from FFHound!
What a bummer. Has the plumber turned up yet? - Marie
he came ysday to dx. then left. Ideally we don't have to bust up any walls! just a major snaking needs to happen and cleanout. I think he'll come back today or send an asst. Plumbing is definitely a recession proof job, he stays busy. - Lnorigb
Stephen Francoeur
Can you click this link for what I hope is a stable URL for my search in our not-yet-launched instance of Primo and let me know if you are seeing the results for a search for "turtles?" Thanks....
seems to have worked for me - lris
Great! Thnx. - Stephen Francoeur
Yep, looks good. - Steele Lawman
turtles all the way down! - RepoRat
^ - Marie
all turtles. - Lnorigb
Awww, no pics. Just turtles. - Alix May
...Okay, so how did you do that? - Deborah Fitchett
Do what? Get a stable URL for the search? I just copied the one in the address bar. If I'm not mistaken, in most discovery services this works. - Stephen Francoeur
Ours is defigured by a session id. (Bloody session ids.) Seems to work in the short term, will see if the session timeout breaks it. Extracting the session id from it works fine too of course, just harder to explain to lecturers. - Deborah Fitchett
Deborah, are you talking about Summon at your library? http://lincolnnz.summon.serial... - Stephen Francoeur
No, about our own not-yet-launched Primo: http://primo-direct-apac.hoste... ...Which now does a search for me without session id. What? I swear it was there before. - Deborah Fitchett
Are you guys switching from Summon? I think one of the discovery services that don't have stable URL is EDS. very annoying. - aaron
EDS is same as all other EBSCOhost: permalinks are available but copying url from address bar doesn't work - JffKrlsn from Android
Yes really annoying, I always forget. - aaron
Yeah we're migrating from Voyager/Summon to Alma/Primo. - Deborah Fitchett
We're sticking with our ILS, Ex Libris Aleph, but are dropping Summon locally (later on) and picking up Primo consortially. While other schools in our consortium (the City University of New York) may provide Primo fairly quickly, we're going to keep going with Summon for a while until the Primo instance is as good (in terns of UX) as our Summon v1 instance is. - Stephen Francoeur
Turtles on Arrested Development! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
One of the reasons why I use turtles as my default search term is my sister, who helps keep the little fellers out of harm's way at JFK. - Stephen Francoeur
I was at Harris Teeter yesterday to make a quick purpose. Even though I do not have a "club card" there, I still managed to get the discount. Guess how...?
How? - Marie
Cashier used hers? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
That was my guess, too. - Meg VMeg
Don't know what Harris Teeter is but the name makes me smile. Can you imagine being a kid with a name like Teeter? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I loved Teeter! After so many times of shopping there you would get treats. We got our first grill as one of the treats. A whole grill! For free! - Marie
I just put in a famous phone number at the self-checkout... - Julian
867-5309? - Melly
It really does work every time. - Julian
Ha! I had no idea. Only at Harris Teeters? Or is it like a bugmenot across stores? - Meg VMeg
Pretty much any grocery store. - Julian
That is so cool. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oooh! I'll have to remember that! - Kirsten
awesome grocery store hack!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
re the name - we also have Harris Teeter, which sometimes gets abbreviated to "Harry Teet" or something similar. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Christina Pikas
shoe people: any thoughts wrt Ahnu Lagunitas vs. Jambu Clementine or similar? I want closed toe and I have wide-ish feet with no arch. TIA
bump? - Christina Pikas
The Jambu seem a litle fancier than the Ahnu. With what do you plan to wear them? - Marie
I really like my Jambu shoes, but I haven't tried Ahnu so I wouldn't be sure how to compare them. - Katy S
I only know Ahnu from actual experience and I love 'em! - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
I've had some Ahnu shoes (and literally wore them out I loved them so much,) but haven't tried Jambu. - Jennifer Dittrich
To work mostly with khakis. Leaning toward the ahnu- price seems really good. Thanks all! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
RT @causticbob: I saw a man rubbing garlic and chickpeas into himself - he was a hummusexual
LOL - Marie
Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Harness the Power of Guy Fieri With the Flavortown Dish Generator -
Harness the Power of Guy Fieri With the Flavortown Dish Generator
I got "Kissing Cousin's salty chicken chucks with Harlem renaissance cauliflower rings." - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Just seeing that guy's face once makes my arteries harden. I hate to think what this image is doing to my cholesterol. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Doctor Django's backwards sirloin with Kung-Fu style chimichangas. - Elena
Hip-Hop crayfish-topped belly bumps with chimichurri potato tippers - ellbeecee
Steven Seagal's Nor-Cal clam paws with Jurassic-style cauliflower rings. - Marie
Two-Buck Rodney's salty chicken scratchers with chimichurri yam hammers. - Jennifer Dittrich
Dave the Donk-Man's creamy armadillo kickers with mad dog-style onion screamers. - Joe
LOL at "yam hammers" - Marie
Sucker DJ LB
"Send someone to fetch us; we're in Saskatchewan..."
"movin right a long..." - Me
Hey, I've never seen the sun come up in the west! - Marie
I swear I saw a convertible Honda CR-Z the other day on the road. When I go to the website to see how much they cost they appear not to really exist. Did I hallucinate it?
I think that's what I saw! But I can't find that actual car on the Honda site anywhere. - Marie
LSW: Joe
Picture this. Ice cream truck. Library book truck. Combined. Good idea or bad idea?
book-flavored ice cream? thanks, but no. - RepoRat
Not exactly. Sell ice cream, and circulate books for free for card holders. - Joe
YES. I will suggest this to the Antelope Lending Library. - laura x from iPhone
Like coffee, but better! - ~Courtney F
I would run out to the street with a fist full of quarters and my library card if I heard the music! - Marie
Brilliant. - Kirsten from Android
are you hiring? - maʀtha
Still need to get the truck first. Working on funding. - Joe
It might have difficulty getting past the board. - Julian
I promise free ice cream to board members. - Joe
Joe Hardy
Got my oldest son a Kindle for the Summer and I am sick of buying books already.
library? - ~Courtney F
Yeah I need to look into those places !) We stopped by yesterday for print/AV but I didn't think about E - Joe Hardy from Android
here's some free kindle e-books for you to consider: - Marie
Awesome, thanks! - Joe Hardy from Android
I've found some good (and some VERY BAD) books through - ellbeecee
Amazon also does monthly deals and they do kindle daily deals, typically $3 or less. i typically find at least a few books a month that are interesting - Sir Shuping is just sir
does Amazon Prime get you anything special kindle book wise? - Joe Hardy from Android
You can loan books from the Kindle library, though it isn't always easy to see which ones are available. - Jennifer Dittrich
Here's the link to the books you can get free (one per month) for being a prime member. You can only buy them free from the device itself though: - kristin buxton
bookbub sends out an email daily with a few cheap/free books. you can tailor (to a point) the stuff they send you ... - henry
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