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The SCHOLCOMM listserv posts are gold today.
oh? what's the buzz? - RepoRat
If you just eyeball the names on the emails for today O_o - Hedgehog
Kevin Smith v Sandy Thatcher. - Marie
From KS: "Sandy is working hard here to make this relatively straightforward issue seem dangerous and complex." all the lulz - Marie
well, that's Sandy's basic stock in trade. Kevin's killing it as usual. :) - RepoRat
Thank you for following this list so my brain doesn't boil over. - barbara fister
Sarah G.
Cauliflower is the new kale.
Oh good, because I like cauliflower a lot more than kale. - RepoRat
I thought Brussels Sprouts was the new Kale. - kendrak
i hope it's brussels sprouts. i don't like cauliflower - ~Courtney F
I heard celery is due for a comeback: - Marie
I loved cauliflower before it became the new kale. - ellbeecee
I like cauliflower but I don't want it to get too trendy or they'll stop selling me cheap frozen bags of cauliflower. - Hedgehog
holly #ravingfangirl
Remind me to tell you about my childhood stuffed mouse collection. #ffsaturday - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
Every single time I see a Californian write about how great a Chipotle burrito is, I get a little sadder for 'em.
Maybe it's a gateway burrito. Like white zinfandel is a gateway wine for some folks. - Corinne L
El Farolito!! - Gabrielle
I'm not sure you need a gateway burrito, though. - Andrew C (✔)
Many of us do not. However, I have relatives who refer to tortillas as "burrito shells." These folks may never progress past a Chipotle burrito. - Corinne L
Come to think of it, when Steamrollers (Vancouver burrito chain) opened up, they had diagrams showing customers how to unwrap a burrito. - Andrew C (✔)
At the fake Chipotle's in Beijing, the tray liners also had diagrams for burrito consumption. - Jessie
Oh, I don't mind Chipotle in far-flung regions. They're expanding to Vancouver and honestly, even with a couple of good Mexican family restaurants there, a chain that's actually trying and has more meat options than ground beef will probably be good for the area. I just question why there are Chipotles in SF and LA. - Andrew C (✔)
A Chipotle just opened up in my town. There is a very specific type of clientele that seems to be flocking to it. The kind that think Panda Express tastes amazing. - Hookuh Tinypants
our university students voted Chipotle the best Mexican food in LA. They also voted Panda Express as best Asian. The future is doomed. - Marie
We have a Panda Express and a Chipotle right next to each other down the street from us. I will admit to partaking, even though I know what real versions are. It's just good versions of the real stuff are a drive. - Eric - ill subliminal
I was bemused when a chipotle opened in Santa Cruz, but it's no different than Taco Bell existing, I suppose. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
The Chipotle by us (also right by a Panda Express, imagine that) is constantly busy. My mom & I tried it when they first opened and it was okay but while we were eating we kept talking about all the taquerias and trucks in the neighborhood that are better. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
When my parents came to SF from Chicago in 1966, my mom had never even seen a taco. Even from Taco Bell, Mexican food was an exotic treat for her :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Aww... I like Chipotle. Although I usually just get the plate and not a burrito. But if Chipotle is to Mexican as Panda Express is to Chinese that really gives me pause cause Panda Express is just downright horrible. - rönin
I don't think it's horrible. It's boring. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Taco Bell is Panda Express IMO. Chipotle is... well, there's no American national chain of upscale fast casual Chinese food. - Andrew C (✔)
Pei Wei? P.F. Chang's? - Big Joe Silence
Dunno what Pei Wei is. PF Chang's is Chinese Cheesecake Factory. (Which, come to think of it, I don't think there's a Mexican variant on Cheesecake Factory.) - Andrew C (✔)
El Torito is the Cheesecake Factory of Mexican Food - Anika
^this. Chevy's and On the Border also qualify. - Corinne L
I stand corrected! I guess nature really does fill every available niche. - Andrew C (✔)
i've never been to Cheesecake Factory. probly part of why i'm not dead yet. - Big Joe Silence
Chevy's is more like the Ruby's of Mexican Food. - Anika
PF Chang's seems to be a salt factory, tossing bits of semi-Chinese food into the mix. Ate there once: overpriced, hostile to a single diner, and SO DAMN SALTY (as verified later in nutrition labeling) that one entree was four days' sodium. - Walt Crawford
I've also visited PF Chang's once. Once. I had to shake my head when we ordered 3 dishes and they all tasted pretty much the same. - rönin
Yup. - Big Joe Silence from Android
My friend who grew up in the Bay Area but now lives in So Cal gave me an explanation for why he eats at Chipotle that actually makes a lot of sense to me: he hasn't been able to find good dry burritos here in L.A. that doesn't come from late night taco trucks and he's not a big fan of wet burritos. - Victor Ganata
I eat at Chipotle because I know what I'm getting when it comes to ingredients (yes, there was the recent carnitas debacle, but I don't eat carnitas). I'm very sensitive to certain additives, so while I love authentic taqueria food, it's pretty much guaranteed to give me a bad reaction. - Corinne L
Corinne, that's fair. And Victor: so he should get them at the taco trucks... right? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew, yeah, but what are you supposed to do when you want a burrito between 2 am and 8 pm when the taco trucks aren't around? - Victor Ganata
Tacos Mexico! - Anika
They have decent midday trucks IME. In some areas, I guess. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I have similar feelings about Starbucks and coffee. - Holly's favorite Anna
Starbucks is tricky: Peet's (the original in this category) was a pioneer in making non-swill coffee readily available in more cities ("swill" from a famous SFChronicle headline), but these days many places have indie coffeehouses that understand good arabica beans and don't roast them to death. - Walt Crawford
I almost hate to mention the chain that made fresh, decent coffee readily available everywhere. Let's just say *they* deserve a break today on that particular issue. - Walt Crawford
Grandma lived almost 90 years and never drove an automobile.
My wife never saw her wear pants. Of any kind. Skirts only. - Micah from FFHound!
She did knit a lace table cloth, a gift to her granddaughter, my wife. 750,000 stitches. - Micah from FFHound!
Sounds like she didn't have time to drive! - Todd Hoff
Grandma sounds very similar to mine! Mine died at 89 and never drove, and she also was a knitter. She did wear pants, though. - Melly
My gma didn't wear pants until after gpa died. Then it was all pants, all the time. - Marie
Same with mine. She lived to be 92 and walked everywhere... which is probably why she live to 92. - Ken Morley
Stephen Mack
I started feeling ill on Sunday evening. Have spent most of my time in bed sleeping on-and-off since then. Total steps taken today and yesterday is less than 500. Whoever went into work sick last week and gave this to me: I'd like your address so I can send you some glitter from that new site.
Aw, I'm sorry hun. That's total ass. We had people doing that last week, spreading their disease. I'm still shocked that I haven't come down with anything yet. Famous last words, eh? Keep taking it easy and get better soon! - Hookuh Tinypants
And that glitter site is pretty much the greatest idea ever. I have a list. I may be working my way through some glitter deliveries this year... - Hookuh Tinypants
:( - Meg VMeg from Android
I'll send someone glitter for only $4.00. Should I open a competitive business? I'm sure I could make more $ doing this than my librarian salary. - Marie
oh, shoot, sorry. i threadjacked. get well soon! - Marie
Hookuh, thanks! I think one more night of rest and I'll be mostly past this. - Stephen Mack
Marie, threadjack away! In fact, this thread is now about Glitter the 2001 Mariah Carey film. - Stephen Mack
:( Sorry Stephen! - Louis Gray
:( feel better soon. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
:( - Katy S
Regarding the threadjacking, new sites should compete on features - not price. Your new site should offer something that goes "pop!" and spreads the glitter around when opened. Set yourself apart from those boring old version 1.0 glitter bomb companies. - Brian Johns
Sorry, Stephen. Hope you'll recover soon. - Stephan from iPhone
Ugh, sick people should stay home! Get well soon, Stephen. - Jenny H. from Android
Sounds like you're getting plenty of rest. Hope you're feeling better soon! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh no! Lmk if you need anything. Mil is gone so I can make daytime deliveries. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I hope you feel a lot better soon, Stephen. - vicster
Thanks all, back at work today and I do feel a lot better (especially after the analgesic and coffee kicked in). - Stephen Mack
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @thereisnohurry: Those of us who were forced to wear a skirt to Catholic school no matter the weather have no idea why you do it, grown woman with freedom.
We always wore sweatpants under the skirt and would take them off once we got to school. - Marie
holly #ravingfangirl
it's finally happened: i can no longer spell the word "request" correctly without thinking about it. #librarylife #colldevlife
know what's a bitch when you're in an acquisitions department? typing the word "acquisitions." - Marie
found out my old coworker passed away :( -> Woman Killed in Smoky Metro Tunnel Was 61, Mom of 2 via @nbcwashington
found out my old coworker passed away :(  -> Woman Killed in Smoky Metro Tunnel Was 61, Mom of 2 via @nbcwashington
i'm so sorry. :( - Big Joe Silence
Oh, no, how awful :( - Jennifer Dittrich
How sad. :( - Anne Bouey
:( - Brent Schaus from iPhone
She had a beautiful smile. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yes she did. So sorry to hear. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Very tragic. Sorry, Shevonne. - Stephan from iPhone
Oh wow, I'm sorry. - Marie
That's just so awful. I'm sorry. - vicster
:( - Jenny H.
I saw her on the news. I'm so sorry. - Laurie Boots from Android
How awful, I'm sorry. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
how sad :( - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
:-( - Corinne L
So sorry, Shevonne xx - Melly
My condolences. - Katie
unctuous. - Jennifer Dittrich
Supreme - Todd Hoff
marine - Meg VMeg
(Conjunction Junction, what's your function?) - Kristin
John took my word. - Friar Will
Compunction. - Laurie Boots from Android
Conj... - Marie
F - Corinne L
unctivitis - Meg VMeg
Absolute favorite scene in a Wes Thomas Anderson film was frogs with perfect two-tone violet/lavender bow ties falling from the sky.
I want you all to know that I am committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.
Been listening to NPR, huh? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Joseph R., John T., and Catherine D. - Marie
I was thinking that I have not heard anyone use the word verdant in a sentence in like forever. Then, reading a book this morning, the author uses verdant. Maybe I should read more. - Joe
On a whim, I just tried to visit their website at "". Sadly, it doesn't work, unless you put the "www." in front of it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
that is a big pet peeve of mine (the www thing) and, sadly, typical of foundations and smaller nonprofits. - Laura Norvig
The last time I looked (maybe 15 years ago) there were annoying technical reasons (dns and cookies) to favor putting the website at www.herp.derp instead of at herp.derp :-( - Amit Patel
I worked for a restaurant, for a spell, that served a burger called "The Verdant Angel". The owner/manager wore a cocktail dress during lunch hour. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
but Amit, isn't it relatively easy to have some kind of mirror or redirect so that both URLs work? - Laura Norvig
Sure, web servers redirect both address forms to the same backend code. At one time the www was needed so it wouldn't conflict with other services like smtp.herp.derp on the same box, but that's long past. - Todd Hoff
So, Thing 1 is supposed to be singing at Carnegie Hall at the end of March. I'm looking at hotels, so we can go up there and watch her. So far, most of the hotels are $300-400+ per night (even the Econo Lodge is more than $200/night). I can't afford that. We might be sleeping in our car.
Look into staying in NJ and taking public transportation into the city. Anything cheap in Manhattan is scummy. - Janet from FFHound!
Maybe check out the Mayfair? Nothing swanky but I've stayed there solo and have felt safe. P.S. Congrats to Thing 1! - Marie
These are less than pretty locations, but still totally safe: - Meg VMeg
Also, if you expect to be shocked by how small and dingy the rooms are (across the board), then you'll be pleasantly surprised. Also, the Hotel Pennsylvania is a nightmare. - Meg VMeg
Hotel Pennsylvania I think was the place I stayed prior to an event around 1998. The pictures appear as they upgraded everything. It was super scummy back then. - Janet
Three of us in the room. I'll be driving up to NY, so I'll have my car, but I'm an absolute mess driving in cities. Public transportation will probably be a requirement. My main concern is, as Marie & Meg pointed out, I know nothing about the city and don't want to end up in a hotel in a neighborhood that's not generally safe (or, for that matter, in a neighborhood where there's too... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
If you have a car, you might consider staying in NJ and taking the PATH train into the city. It's superfast to get into Manhattan. - Meg VMeg
Will definitely look into that. I need to get more details about exactly what's happening, and when, from Thing 1, so I'll know how many times we'll need to go into the city and how many nights we need to stay. I appreciate all of the help so far. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Also: CONGRATULATIONS, THINGS 1! - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
I love that he's trying to get to Carnegie Hall and nobody's said it, yet. - Marie
Thing 1 is playing Carnegie Hall that's awesome. What is Thing 1 playing? (apologies for not knowing). - Steve C Team Marina
You can also look in Brooklyn, although I haven't stayed at any hotels there. Have stayed at Hotel 17 and would recommend. They have a sister hotel on 45th street - Hotel 45. - Elizabeth Brown
Marie - I did use the joke when she first told me they were playing there. She, of course, did not get it. Steve - I don't know all of the details, yet, but apparently her college choir is performing there. She's a singer in the choir. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I lived in Columbus, OH(IO) for six years. #MarieTrivia
Favorite local celebrity? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Woody Hayes. - Marie
And Jack Hanna. :) - Marie
I read this email subject so wrong. My brain went to a "Miss RUSA" contest at Midwinter and instead of a swimsuit competition would there be a cardigan and pencil-bun?
miss RUSA.jpg
I went the exact same way - Soup in a TARDIS
Yep - Meg VMeg
I saw the *exact* same thing! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Well now you need to make that happen. - Marie
For the talent portion...? - Julian
Hopefully more than a pencil and cardigan... - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Julian: shelf reading? - ellbeecee
ha! - maʀtha
Is there also a Mr RUSA contest? Cardigan and bow tie competition? - John Dupuis
Mike Nencetti
Nifty new work phone. Now I just need to learn how to use it.
Nifty new work phone.  Now I just need to learn how to use it.
It has Bluetooth. New to test pairing it. - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
Just paired my iPhone 6+ I'll also order a Bluetooth headset Cisco recommends. - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
With the iPhone paired, the Cisco phone can access my contacts, and recent iphone calls. Calls made on the iPhone while paired go through the Cisco phone. I ordered a Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset should arrive Wednesday. - Mike Nencetti
Wow, nice! - Marie
it also has a USB charger. I was too busy today to do much with it. I would like to get rid of the corded headset, and not have to juggle two phones at my desk. many people call my cell. - Mike Nencetti
Beep boop bop boop beep - Eric - ill subliminal
Steele Lawman
An acquaintance from high school just posted to Facebook images of...fingernail decals? That she made to support her kids' school teams? Using Comic Sans?
Well then. - Kirsten from Android
Must be some new winter activity. - Galadriel C. from Android
Defriended. - Steele Lawman
^ - Marie
Do any of you have the Carcassonne app? If you do, do you also have the traditional board?
Yes. Yes. - lris from Android
Iris, which do you use more? Trying to figure out where a newbie would spend her $ best for this game. - Marie
I'd take the physical board game over the app-ified Carcassonne any day (but that's how I feel about almost all table vs app games). Although my cousin plays the app version a lot, so I trust it's a good one. - Micah from FFHound!
I think I'm leaning toward the board. Thanks, Micah. - Marie
I just have the physical game and liked so much I never looked into the app. - Galadriel C. from Android
physical, hands down. - holly #ravingfangirl
(not that the app is bad.) - holly #ravingfangirl
The app is great, but I'd go with the board. - lris
lris would know. - RepoRat
The experts have spoken. Thank you all! - Marie
Pretty LaBelle
Does guacamole and bean chips count as dinner? Cause...
Totally. Full of good fats and protein. Lots of fiber. Tasty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Always. - Corinne L
I'd eat that. - SAM from iPhone
Abso. lutely. - Marie
Cool. And if I follow it up with a bottle of wine? - Pretty LaBelle
Depends on the wine. But yes. - Corinne L
Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks amazing. #globes
OMG Catherine Zeta Jones. - Marie
Navy blue sparkle suit. Gorgeous! - Marie
Oh, J Lo. *tsk* - Marie
Frances McDormand is crazy gorgeous. - Meg VMeg
So I guess there's a tv version of Fargo. - Meg VMeg
Ooh, snake. - Marie
Cumberbomb - Marie
They don't look like they're having very much fun. - Meg VMeg
Wonderful, wonderful speech. #Transparent - Marie
Whaaaa? Prince. - Marie
What's on Helen Mirren's dress? - Marie
Maybe it's George Clooney? - Todd Hoff
LOL - Marie
McNulty's ass gets a shout. - Marie
Laurie Boots
Worked hard in the kitchen and on our State Farm fire claim today. Tired LB is tired, at least mentally!
How much more with the claim do you have to do? *shoulder rub* - Marie
Well, two weeks from today marks the 2-year anniversary of the incident, and that's the main deadline we're working toward. We just have a few more things to buy and submit claims for. - Laurie Boots from Android
RT @the_yuniversity: "Just a log, breakdancing."
RT @the_yuniversity: "Just a log, breakdancing."
He's about to go into a windmill. Fo SHO. - Hookuh Tinypants
LOL - Jenny H. from Android
And now I have some 80's breaks earworming me. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Electric Boogie Log - Pete
^ - Marie
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Oh ho! It's out! Here's the big deal we're cancelling.
This was the publisher that tried to force us to sub to their ebooks in order to keep our current deal. Also, their idea of when a title could be cancelled is insane. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Just sent this to my head of collections. - Hedgehog
This is the first US consortium I've seen announcing a big Big Deal cancellation. Did I miss anything, or are y'all pioneers? - RepoRat
Also sent to mine.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Wow. Thanks for posting. Forcing subs to e-books to keep journal deal is indeed insane. - Galadriel C.
Head of CollDev sent it out to our faculty this morning - Hedgehog
With that budget cut, I imagine big deals are on the table? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
"the CSU libraries did not find the value of the additional content compelling" - Marie
Shared with our collection development librarian. - ellbeecee
shared with our peeps too - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Good for you for challenging the Big Deal. - maʀtha
booyah - Meg VMeg
I'll be curious to see how many campuses subscribe to Wiley packages on their own (I'm also at a CSU library and we've decided not to subscribe to any Wiley packages until the system can re-negotiate something). - Laura Krier
From my small sample of 4 people I've happened to talk to, no one is taking a package, just individual subs. That's at least 2 of 3 biggest ones, though. Can't wait for the report from EAR next week. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Hello. Who is going to ACRL 2015?
I am - lris
Me, too. - kaijsa
*raises hand* - Catherine Pellegrino
Me! - Marie
I haven't decided. - Meg VMeg
me! and I'm running a scholcomm camp on the 25th if ya wanna join in! - jambina from iPhone
Of course I am! :) - Lisa Hinchliffe
I'm hoping that I am... - Laura Krier
I have to make that decision within the next week or so, about CiL and ACRL (and? or?) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I might go. - Joe
I will be, I believe - Sarah
Trying to decide - maʀtha
me. - henry
Hi Henry, I haven't met you yet. LSW meetup? - Marie
Me - yes, let's try a meetup! - barbara fister
Put in for the time and funding yesterday. Fingers crossed. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Still on the fence - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yes. - J. Marie B
holly #ravingfangirl
OMG BUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*nods* - Marie
(the actor is on Agent Carter) - holly #ravingfangirl
Don't you mean, Agent Car.TAIR. - Marie
yessssssss - holly #ravingfangirl
*tiny fist shake* - Marie
Do. You. Want. To. Dance. With. Me.
Old 97s - Marie
Fuck you, all day migraine. No one likes you, go home.
:( i hope it leaves you alone soon. - Sir Shuping is just sir
No, absolutely nobody likes that migraine. - Marie
Mary Carmen
Just spent 20 minutes puking my brains out. Mariella came into the bathroom and put my phone on the toilet bowl. *sigh*
In not on. In the toilet. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Oh no. I thought she was bringing it to you, not, er, contributing. Dang :( - Jennifer Dittrich
oh no! poor mama. - Marie
:( - Anne Bouey
Salvageable? - Stephen Francoeur
Oh no. :-( - vicster
:-( - Jason Huebel
Ugh. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Gah. =( - rönin
I'm sorry, MC. :( - Stephen Mack
Thankfully, it lived. Thank you, Otterbox. - Mary Carmen
Yikes! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
literally on the porcelain phone. - Big Joe Silence
Andrew C (✔)
One downside of SF in 2015 is dreading seeing "Bae Area" for Valentine's Day.
Sorry, but LOL. - Marie
How old is too old to begin a PhD program?
never. as long as your brain still works fucking go for it! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Second Andy's comment. - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
When you are old enough to know better. - Steele Lawman
When you can no longer spell PhD. - Todd Hoff
When you are dead. - Shannon - GlassMistress
All of the above. - Catherine Pellegrino
Depends if it's fulltime? Like, for a fulltime PhD program, I'd consider how much salary/savings/interest I'd lose from living off a stipend that long, compared to whatever salary increase I'd get with a PhD (sorry if this was supposed to be a rhetorical question, I'm boring like that). - Meg VMeg
you people are way too supportive. :) - Marie
Put it this way...I'm working towards that (it's still a few years away) and I'm 49. - Spidra Webster
In my first attempt at grad school I lived down the hall from a woman who was in her mid-60's, who was working on a PhD in education after an entire career in computer programing. - Kirsten
When you're dead. I hope to have mine done before I'm 43. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
One of my favorite people is in England doing hers in her 60s. - Alix May
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