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I'm so traumatized by so many awful things happening in my life at once. I can't even think about my 25 years old earthquake stories, let alone put them into words. I can't even watch or read any of the retrospectives that are everywhere this week.
In fact, I'm more scattered & mentally exhausted than I've been in years. I can barely focus on anything, not even important stuff. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:( *hugs* I hope you can stay strong. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Courage, sister. - Corinne L
I'm sorry you're going through such a rough time. I hope your in-person network can help you shoulder some of the burden. Give yourself as many rest breaks and as much self-care as you think you can afford to. (((Starmama))) - Spidra Webster
I really don't have a network irl people either rely on me for help or get angry or distant when I panic. I'm so alone and I know I need to stfu & stop whining about my business on social media but it's either talk about it here or scream and cry by myself all day and night. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The people you've helped before should be here for you now. I know it's not easy, but try not to panic as it usually saps you of the very will you need to cope. If a friend there is available, invite them to tea/coffee/whatever and ask them if they'll help you strategize. Let them know you need them now...not in a panicky way but in a calm honest way. Hopefully they'll be there for you... more... - Spidra Webster
There are Jewish organizations in the Bay Area that can help, I think. And of course, there are non-sectarian organizations that may also have resources. So if you're having trouble getting your network to be supportive, you may be able to make an appt with someone from one of these orgs and... more... - Spidra Webster
Just checking in to say "hang in there" and don't feel you need to "stfu" - Steele Lawman
I'm so sorry that life is being so unkind to you, Starmama. You deserve better. And we're here for you. Don't feel bad about speaking your mind. *hug* - Jenny H. from Android
(((Hug))) - Marie
Mary Carmen
So Wednesday I am gonna go and give this fitness bootcamp a try. Gonna do the 28 days and if I like it and see some results I'm gonna stick with it. I am kinda excited about it.
Cool! I hope you have an awesome time :D - Jennifer Dittrich
That's awesome - Stephen Mack
Sweet. Good luck and kick ass! - Tamara J. B.
Have fun. - bentley
Neat! Kick ass! - Marie
Cool! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Enjoy! But be careful. I have a number of friends who have done Fit Body Boot Camp and quality of instruction varies greatly by location. Be your own advocate every step of the way. The trainers may not always do so on your behalf (they are driven by turning out fast results to bring in more clients, not by ensuring your health and wellness). H.I.I.T. is hard but awesome! You're gonna love it! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
It was pretty fucking awesome. I'm in. I was very relieved to see that it was not Cross Fit. - Mary Carmen
Yay! :D (And I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets all >.> at Cross Fit...) - Hookuh Tinypants
Yay! Can't wait to see how you feel at the end! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
No way, Amanda. Cross fit looks like a great way to permanently injure yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
^^ - Janet from FFHound!
Walt Crawford
I *so much* want to tell this Visionary White Male Executive to shove it...well, anyway, you might or might not enjoy this, even with the "Library is dead, long live the library" oh-so-visionary/disruptive cliche subhead:...
Oh my stars, where do you find this stuff? - Marie
Somebody noted it on either Twitter or Facebook or Google+; most likely FB. - Walt Crawford
I saw it on Fb too, as well as this one: You can't fire a cannon down the street these days without hitting a education-disrupting venture capitalist. - John Dupuis
Summary: "I went to the library when I was a kid. My kid now goes to the library. The library is still around! How? I don't know. Maybe, "It appears that the library realized it was not in the business of checking out books, but of engaging in the process of accessing and applying knowledge." The end." - bentley
Oh, brother! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
"innovative" and "excellence" are on my bullshit list. Also vionary and disruptive. They offer certificates in innovation. Does it require renewal every ten minutes? I mean, how long does that last? - barbara fister
"When my son started saying that he was going to the library with his girlfriend to study, I had to investigate if this was even possible." ಠ_ಠ - Andy
that he had a gf? or that he studies? - Aaron the Librarian
"There were literally people of all ages and they were all enjoying themselves." Tee. - Melissa M
Steve C Team Marina
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot -
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot
"A $680,000 home was built on the wrong lot, leaving the new owners with quite a headache. According to The SpreadIt, Mark and Brenda Voss of Missouri wanted to build a fancy home near Palm Coast, right near the water. They hired a building company and got their plans underway. However, the company ended up building the beautiful home on the lot across the street… Oops? The beach house is absolutely stunning. It has “5.5 bathrooms, a home theater, game room and screened-in pool,” but it’s in the wrong location. The lot that the house was built on belongs to a couple from North Carolina. Andrew Massaro and Brooke Triplett now have a beautiful home on their property… that they didn’t put there. The $680,000 home on the wrong lot story gets even more interesting. Apparently the Voss’ — who own a “well-established” real estate company — own 18 different lots in the gated community. Unfortunately, their builders picked one lot that didn’t belong to them. According to FOX News, Mark and his wife are in “total disbelief” that something like this even happened." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Minor detail. - Joe
High-end land squatters? - bentley
I get that they've got a lot of properties, but how the heck do you not notice this? I mean, I can't imagine never checking up on the build. - Jennifer Dittrich
I still don't understand how the house got completely built before it was noticed. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Yes Jennifer the builder says "the buck stops here" I disagree if the owner can't come out one time in the planning or build of a home then it's their fault. Even if you live in another state. - Steve C Team Marina
I'm not sure which way you're arguing, butI think both parties share some of the blame, I just thought it was odd that the owners weren't interested enough to notice until the end, or able to visit (given the cash they were investing.) - Jennifer Dittrich
If there is no basement, just lift it up and move it. Simple. Problem solved. - Joe
^ - Marie
So plumbing, electrical, etc inspectors didn't notice either - Christina Pikas from iPhone
In places with actual building codes (not Florida) the plan check step would have examined building plans against setbacks and siting which would (very likely) have alerted folks to this issue while it was "paper" problem #regulationCANbeaverygoodthing . - WarLord
Maybe they did visit the property while it was being built and just didn't know it was the wrong lot, considering that they own a bunch of them. Perhaps they couldn't remember which lot was which, and which they did and did not own, till it was too late? - April Russo
Stupid dogs stole and ate an entire package of Hawaiian rolls!
Those rolls are irresistible! - Marie
I don't wanna see what Chihuahuas are like on a sugar high. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
RT @andykindler: The "Art of Shaving" store closed in Beverly Hills. Why do I live in a country that refuses to support the arts?
As long as the shaver repair store on Wilshire doesn't shut down there is hope for humanity. - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
I have lost a lot of Kangols over the years. I try to tell myself they're all at a big farm now, but it doesn't help much.
Plus side, I ended up finding the one I thought I lost yesterday! Sometimes good things really do happen to … adequate people. - Andrew C (✔)
*golf clap* - Marie
Spent the day at Hershey Chocolate World. The best part of the factory tour ride is when the narrator says the milk in Hershey's milk chocolate gives it "extra nutritional value."
Wow, you are only 45 minutes from my home. - Janet from FFHound!
Where y'at? We're actually in DC and drove the 2 hours up! - Zamms from iPhone
i love that place! - Marie
I am on the outskirts of Denver, more toward Kleinfeltersville. - Janet
Probably not Denver, CO. - Joe from iPod
I always forget this scene in Holy Grail, until I remember and crack up. "Make sure he doesn't leave."
I always forget this scene in Holy Grail, until I remember and crack up. "Make sure he doesn't leave."
Not to leave the room... - Marie
My experience as a manager, right there. - Brent Schaus
No house for me. The inspection was scary.
??? - Julian
:( that sucks, but at least the inspection caught it before you got in - Sir Shuping is just sir
:( Better to learn that up front, though. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
:( but good on learning now - ellbeecee
dangit! - Meg VMeg
That's disappointing! - Marie
IME, all inspections are scary, even the ones that go well. - Big Joe Silence
Yeah, but some are scarier than others, and reveal expensive things when the house is being sold as is. - lris
Oh no! - Steele Lawman
I'm sorry, Iris. - Stephen Mack
How disappointing. - RepoRat
I'm sorry that this house didn't work out, but glad you won't get trapped in a money pit of repairs that will keep you from enjoying having your own home. - vicster: full-bodied
Oof. I'm sorry. - Marianne
Aww. At least you didn't get a money pit. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Congrats on finding out BEFORE you bought - Steve C Team Marina
What Steve said. It's disappointing to not be able to go ahead and get the house you wanted, but there's no hell like home money pit hell. - Spidra Webster
Yeah. I wondered how I would feel after sleeping on it, and I guess I feel like I made the right decision. It would have been a Project House when what I need is just a normal house. Normal houses are projects enough as it is without contemplating demo and rebuilding bits of them. - lris
Unfortunately true. Hoping you find your Normal House soon! - RepoRat
Congratulations and commiserations. (When we've sold houses, we've paid for independent inspections *beforehand* with the inspector's report available at open house; it's helped enormously. Usually, the buyer *still* gets their own inspection, but never finds anything new. It doesn't take much to turn a "great deal" into a money pit.) - Walt Crawford
Mr. The Jason Fleming
New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery @insidehighered -
New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery @insidehighered
"As faculty members and students find new ways to locate scholarly research, a new report encourages college and university libraries to re-evaluate whether their efforts to connect users with content are money well-spent." - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Bookmarklet
This article makes my head explode. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
seriously.. - Mr. The Jason Fleming
oh wow, that's great advice. why hadn't we thought about doing this before now? - Marie
Seems like there are a lot of red herrings in here. Ithaks's survey has statements like "It is strategically important that my library be seen by its users as the first place they go to discover scholarly content” and "My library is always the best place for researchers at my institution to start their search for scholarly information.” "First?" "Always?" What kind of control freaks do they think we are? - Steele Lawman
More important that they get there easily but know that we are the reason they were able to get there - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Yet look at how many directors indicate strong agreement with those strongly worded statements... - Lisa Hinchliffe
I guess I think it's a Catch-22 of a statement, making directors think "am I admitting defeat if I don't agree?" - Steele Lawman
I think directors aren't the ones getting requests from patrons asking for help in connecting to resources. - kaijsa
well until the patron needing help is someone who knows someone in campus administration and then the problem goes straight to the director #butIdigress - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Utrecht is already trying it: - RepoRat
"Electronic articles can generally be found on the Internet. Google books and Worldcat provide a reasonable alternative to our own catalogue as far as printed books are concerned. " I guess I just live in a totally different universe than the author of that report does. - Steele Lawman
The problem I come across with users using Google Scholar is that they hit a paywall for articles we don't have access to instead of a link to a populated ILL form - Mr. The Jason Fleming
^yep, that^ - Aaron the Librarian
GS probably would run into friction from publishers supplying them with the content if they made it too easy to have an alternative to purchse. Then again, would be neat to know how many people searching GS actually purchase the articles they find there. (Not many, my guess.) - barbara fister
I actually kind of agree that we exaggerate the discovery function of libraries and overinvest in trying to be discovery engines. And that too many people in positions of power get upset at the idea that discovery isn't a library thing, that we're "falling behind." Libraries never were the primary place where discovery happened for scholars, though it has been and still is pretty good at "five scholarly articles, stat." - barbara fister
Let me change that "kind of agree" to "agree strongly." - barbara fister
This, by the way, is something that has interesting instruction implications. Is it all about discovery? Not if by "discovery" we mean "searching for a subject and finding some sources." - barbara fister
^^ heh - barbara fister
Today at LMU we bid farewell to the dreaded "filed with" procedure. (Now accepting high fives from my serial librarian friends)
*high five* But, can you tell me more about what this procedure entailed? - Holly's favorite Anna
We are pulling everything that is currently filed with something else. Then we are going to make a coll dev decision: does this thing add value to our collection? If yes, catalog fully, file independently. If not, pulp. - Marie
We never had a ser lib before me so when something came with something else the check in person just made a separate check-in box and put it with the thing it came with. Now when something comes with something else we made a decision as it is received. There were a bunch of these old historical ones still out in the stacks. - Marie
*high five* (ETA: I cannot type today) - Kirsten
holly #ravingfangirl
oh hello, new holly that doesn't know her own email address. muttergrumble
i now know your name, address, and bra size. - holly #ravingfangirl
All the crucial information. - Mary Carmen
This sort of thing never happens to me. - Zamms
just use someone else's, they won't mind. - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
Why don't they make the whole straw out of the bendy part?
now THAT would be a straw i would like. - Marie
Dangit, I was going for a riff on the airplane/black box joke, but this one has already been done, and not even as a joke: - Andrew C (✔)
It's corrugations all the way down. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So, all we have to do is change the Tenure and Promotion policies for hundreds of institutions. No problem.
i have an unscheduled half hour at the end of the day. should i just go ahead and make that change, then? - Marie
the good old "who bells cat?" problem. - RepoRat
Police arrest tar-covered man atop Daytona Beach store | -
Police arrest tar-covered man atop Daytona Beach store |
"Police did not buy a tar-smeared man’s story that he was visiting family on the roof of a convenience store at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Joshue Holoman, 30, covered in roofing tar from trying to break into the Sunoco at 645 N. Atlantic Ave. through an air conditioning shaft, was charged with two counts of attempted burglary of an unoccupied structure, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief, an arrest report shows. Holoman of Orlando was also seen earlier on the roof of another business on Grandview Avenue, the comedy club Grandview Live, police said. Officers were called to the closed business by a witness who heard a strange noises like whistling, snorting, a torch sound and rattling fence coming from the back of the business, police said. When police arrived, they saw Holoman on the roof, covered in tar. He first said he was visiting family and then changed his story, saying he was an air conditioning technician trying to fix the units because he could hear them making noise from... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
He comes from a family of raccons. - Steve C Team Marina
Florida. - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
Due to work, I have been thinking ALL DAY. This has been awful.
My condolences. - Spidra Webster
Thank you for your support in this difficult time. - Andrew C (✔)
Ugh, the worst. - Marie
Shannon - GlassMistress
Sad day a coming...
Oh no. Is that the foot cream? Theirs is magic. - Marie from iPhone
Hand cream actually .. I adore it but at $20 a pop I wont be replacing it when it is gone. (Eucerin works great and is cheaper but it isn't this...sigh) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sigh, yeah. - Marie from iPhone
have you ever tried it is as good as the occitane's and (at least in Italy) it's way cheaper :) - ((°}
I have not. I'm a hand cream addict ... but my budget isn't anymore so its drug store brands for me. I'll keep on the look out for it though, you never know when you might stumble over a sample or something. Thanks for the share :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
my pleasure :) - ((°}
DB, Lil LB's Dad
We got word today that the baby we were going to adopt (before the fiasco with the birth mother) was born prematurely and didn't live. Even though we never met her and due to recent events would not have ended up adopting her Kesha and I are both saddened by this news. I guess we had grown more attached to her than we thought.
I can't help but feel that she didn't really have a chance. The reckless, irresponsible behavior of the woman that was carrying her and the abusive treatment she received from her boyfriend took care of that. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
That is so sad to hear. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. - Steve C Team Marina
That is heartbreaking. Even with all the mother's issues and your family's decision, it's still very sad news. - Corinne L
That's incredibly sad. I'm so sorry, DB. - vicster: full-bodied
sorry to hear, DB. - MoTO: Team Marina
I'm so sorry for all of y'all. :( - LB put a spell on you.
Oh wow, that's awful. - Marie
holly #ravingfangirl
Recipe: Breakfast Pizza | Katie's Crafting Life on -
Yes. - Marie
dinner! well a mish-mash of katie's and another recipe. not a perfect execution on my part, but i know what i want to do differently already. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
And that was a mishmash of what I saw of other recipes :) I'm all about customization to personal tastes! - Katie
i just made the fatal pizza mistake (and i knew it when i was doing it): too many/much toppings! - holly #ravingfangirl
Mike Nencetti
Update for those who follow us here. We are done with chemo. My wife wanted to try a 5th chemo, but she is unable to handle it. the latest MRI is bad. Family has been visiting this week. They have seen a decline in the 5 day they were here. She probably has 3 months. My focus is on her quality of life. More family will be visiting.
I am actually in a good place, it was tougher when she lost her communication a few months ago. I have shifted into the caregiver mode. - Mike Nencetti
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that Mike. I'm glad that you and Beverly are surrounded by family at this time. - Anika
We have had a good run Anika. Many people with her cancer only last a few months. We have had many good memories in the last 15 months. - Mike Nencetti
Be well - WarLord
*hugs* My thoughts and prayers are with you both. - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. Much love to you both. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Thinking of you both. - Marina's Godmother :-)
I'm so sorry. I'm hoping for more good months. - Morgan Fugel from Android
You're both in my heart. Sending much love your way. *hug* - Jenny H. from Android
Sorry, Mike. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
MIke, I am so very sorry to hear this update. Know you and Beverly are in my prayers. - Janet
Sorry to read this, Mike. You both are in my prayers and thoughts. - Friar Will
I'm sorry, Mike. - bentley
I am so sorry, Mike. - Corinne L
Oh, Mike. So very sorry. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
You and Beverly are in my prayers also Mike. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Strength and love to you both, and please let us know if there is anything we can do ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
You have our love and support. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Continuing the prayers, Mike. I'm so sorry. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Peace to you and yours - Steve C Team Marina
Mike, you and Beverly are always close in my thoughts. I am very sorry that she is unable to handle further treatment. Sending love and strength and peace to both of you. - vicster: full-bodied
(((hugs))) - Marie
I'm sorry, Mike. - Brent Schaus
I'm sorry. - Rodfather from Android
You're in my thoughts. - Kristin
Peace and love to the two of you and all your family and friends. - joey
I am so sorry. - Yolanda
Sending much love xxxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
Praying for both from Rome I am sorry PEACE AND LOVE - NickCodipietro
Mike - I'm so sorry about this but very glad that you and Beverly have had a good 15 months with memories made. Sending good thoughts to you both. - Galadriel C. from Android
I think things have settled down. There should not be a lot of drama. My wife has slept all day. The steroids are not helping give her energy. Hope the bed arrives today. It was exhausting but I got her showered and changed on my own this am. Glad to know I'll have help. Thanks everyone for listening. - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Beverly. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
holly #ravingfangirl
what...what type of heavenly sandwich is this?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Pork meatball banh mi. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Damn - Rodfather
^ - Marie
ngl, it was pretty amazing. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
where can one get this type of sandwich?? and do they deliver? to vermont? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
can't sleep without a sleeping mask yet I'm afraid of the dark 😝
can't sleep without a sleeping mask yet I'm afraid of the dark 😝
Do you make your own masks? It looks like some kitten-eared ones, in addition to bat shaped. - Marie
I buy them on Etsy! I have a few kitten ones, a fox, a bat, and some others. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Andrew C (✔)
I wrapped my new magnetic knife rack in a bit of scrap leather because I think it'll help protect the knife edges.
I wrapped my new magnetic knife rack in a bit of scrap leather because I think it'll help protect the knife edges.
Hey, that's a neat idea. - Marie
I've always been skeptical about the metal magnetic racks, but until today (too late) I didn't know they came in plastic and the wooden ones were pricier than I liked. - Andrew C (✔)
Arroz con pollo = excuse to use saffron.
real real saffron? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Tiny strands, the real deal. - Marie
o_O that's awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Is it? It's something I grew up with, I never thought of it as fancy. - Marie
I've never used real saffron. We had growing up. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Ooh, Mahatma products are tasty. - Marie
Those Jessie Spano moments...
Versus those Nomi Malone moments, which involve dancing like a truck. - Zamms from iPhone
I'm so excited. - Marie
EXACTLY. - Zamms
Stephan #TeamMarina
Great, the dog must have met a skunk. That could also be the one who’s been stealing the cat food.
That sounds likely. Sorry the dog's stunk up. - Spidra Webster
It's not bad but enough that she will have to stay outside tonight. I Was unable to find the skunk in the dark, will have to chase it away tomorrow or it will never leave with winter approaching. Cat food has been going missing for a while now. I'll hose Karma down tomorrow morning. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Out of context win: "I'll hose Karma down tomorrow morning." - Marie
Tomato juice is your friend. - Greg GuitarBuster
^ this, so much. One of the few things that genuinely works. - Jennifer Dittrich
Our English Springer Rescue group posted this recipe in their cookbook. We will never use tomato juice again! - Janet
The dawn detergent breaks up the skunk oil best. - Janet
I'll try dawn detergent first, it's available. It's just a faint smell on her face, must have been far enough. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Marie: So much fun you can make of her name. Karma loves us the same. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
:) - Marie
Dawn by itself might not cut it, but mixing that with a couple of other household items should: - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
The original skunk recipe, from the guy who discovered it: Daisy used to get skunked once a year. FAQs: - bentley
Those recipes look the same-- I will do some shopping for the hydrogen peroxide. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
i can't decide what kind of tacos to get tonight.
Did you decide yet? - Marie
Carnitas! - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
All of them. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Let's go to the mall! - Kristin
Allergies so bad my teeth hurt. Pls send soft thoughts.
Ugh. I hate that. :( *sends a pillow for resting* - LB put a spell on you. from Android
the worst. - holly #ravingfangirl
oh jeez, all the soft thoughts - Meg VMeg
Sending soft, gentle thoughts. - Galadriel C. from Android
thanks. tylenol is really helping, too. :) - Marie
Ugh. *sings "Soft (non-allergenic) Kitty"* - vicster: full-bodied
holly #ravingfangirl
words i saw on facebook that i never expected to see "baby's first chicken foot"
Friends with Andrew Zimmern? - Zamms
surprisingly, no! - holly #ravingfangirl
Ha! - Marie
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