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Latest entry in "Totally TLS," this from the TLS Christmas Quiz: "Literary characters who share the names of England cricket captains. Name them."
You should make a tumblr - lris
Winona forever.
Got those mission statement creation blues.
This is something like a million years late, but I amused myself.
I wish that professors who weren't technologically adept would at least have the sense to be ashamed of that fact, rather than trotting it out as proof of their authenticity as a humanist.
I just logged in to to watch people play Magic: the Gathering. On the home page was a guy playing poker. "Poker?" I thought; "What kind of nerd watches people stream poker?" #lackofselfawareness
heheh - lris
LOLOLOLOL. - laura x
We love you too, Lawman. - Catherine Pellegrino
It's a Taylor Swift day chez moi.
The deeper I go into the catalog, the less happy I am, though. - Steele Lawman
Now into the Julia Nunes videography. - Steele Lawman
Julie Nunes is awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Andy knows. - Steele Lawman
you should look at reina del cid next: - Sir Shuping is just sir
Speaking of Taylor Swift: Have you seen this one? - bentley
The internet is CRUSHING IT today. I hope your internet is as good as my internet.
I love the TLS. "A number of more colloquial phrasings are markedly English, which for American readers raises the unwelcome spectre of Constance Garnett."
From a different issue: "Yet for Rilke, even more than for, say, Wittgenstein, the struggle with onanism was a source of despair." - Steele Lawman
This is one of those days where the internet really delivers.
Ba du, yeah.
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Least-favorite made-up verb: Onboarding.
Overboarding. - Joe
AGREED - lris from Android
I'm almost nostalgic for the days when I just hated utilize and finalize. - laura x
operationalize always makes me twitchy - Hedgehog
Just use it daily for the next three years until it sounds normal. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Operationalisation is the most astounding noun of all time. - Deborah Fitchett
Palletize! putting stuff on pallets at the end of Food Factory and some other food manufacturing show is always referred to as palletizing the boxes of food. I still twitch when I hear that one... - WebGoddess
Part of it is that when I hear "onboarding" I think "waterboarding." - Steele Lawman from Android
what steve said - Laura Norvig
I keep reading "nonexempt" employee as "nonexistent."
I have several nonexistent employees. - Catherine Pellegrino
I need to remember to go to bed earlier, before I start to hate everyone and everything.
Five likes for this? You people are twisted. - Steele Lawman
Well, yeah. - Kirsten
Well, maybe we'd like for you to not hate everyone and everything? (Though that doesn't rule out the possibility that we're twisted.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Well it's morning now, so my list of things/people to hate has been drastically reduced. - Steele Lawman
I think you're a bit younger than me so I can say that I remember this stage well: "I realize that my standards for human behavior are unreasonably high, BUT YOU PEOPLE AREN'T EVEN TRYING." Ah the good old days. Eventually you learn to just love them as best you can. Welcome to Curmudgeon-hood young Jedi. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Ah, I think your hate was more high-minded, Barry. Mine is more solipsistic--when I say "everything and everyone" I really mean "myself." - Steele Lawman
you must learn to turn you ire on the world, young Jedi. it deserves it. Edit: Also, the "loving as best you can" applies to self too. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I hate everyone and everything, anyway. - Melly
It's part of your charm. Edit: Except for me, though, MellyBoo. You love me best. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I find that it's when other people don't go to bed earlier that I begin to hate everyone and everything. I need enough of that late night solitude to function properly. - April Russo
"STOP, APRIL TIME" - MoTO: #TeamMarina
10:40PM Mountain Time seems to be switchover. - 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
Reading a document where the writer uses "i.e." when she means "e.g." #stabbity
Utilize that stabby thing. - ellbeecee
What the heck is Google Docs up to now?
I love that feature! - Stephen Francoeur
A guy I play Magic with works in victim advocacy. We were out for dinner at the Magic tournament in Denver this week. I said, "At library conventions, I play 'spot the librarian' when I'm out and about. We can play 'spot the Magic player.'" He said, "I often do the same, except for felons."
heheh - lris
What's my work email password ? Do anybody no? #winterbreak
'PA$$W0RD'? - Soup in a TARDIS
w i n t e r b r e a k - bentley
Day eleven of winter break. To a man, the crew suffers from ennui and torpor. We gave our last fuck days ago, and cling to our faith that Break is superior to Work or School. At night, the ice weasels come.
Mao Hope March
I hope you will join me in wishing Mama and Pop Lawson a happy 49th anniversary!
Happy anniversary, Mama Lawson and Pop Lawson! - bentley
Happy anniversary! - Marianne
Happy anniversary! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy anniversary! I think that cake is bigger than both of you! - laura x
Happy anniversary! - ellbeecee
Congratulations! - Stephen Francoeur
Happy anniversary!!! - lris
Happy anniversary to them! - Pete
Happy Anniversary! It's a great time of year for those (my parents are celebrating their 49th tomorrow). - Katy S from iPhone
Happy anniversary, Lawsons! (It's funny, Katy, my aunt & uncle will have their 49th this month, too.) - Corinne L
Also, that's a great wedding photo! Congrats! - Katy S from iPhone
Congrats to Pop and best wishes to Mama! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy Anniversary! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy anniversary! - Meg VMeg from Android
Happy anniversary, Mama L! - Laurie Boots from Android
Thank you all! - Mama Lawson
Yay, smooching couple leaving the starbucks.
But now how will they publicly acknowledge their luuuuuuuuuuuuuurve? - Soup in a TARDIS
An alumna wants to talk to me about librarianship as a career. She wants to know about "the nature of your interaction with books and the literary community." Should I tell her the truth, that lately it's mostly throwing them away?
Yes. If I'm reading her app, I want it to demonstrate she knows what she's getting herself into. - RepoRat
Yes, tell the truth. I will say that my interactions are very different. I work with an MFA program, buy and don't weed books, and bring authors in a lot. - kaijsa
I guess I was mostly kidding--I'll surely tell her the truth. The problem is, my own truth is wrapped up in a lot of unhappiness and dissatisfaction that has nothing to do with books. - Steele Lawman
Well, and I think you can tell her your truth, and frame and contextualize it such that she can make of it what she will. I mean, I have virtually no interaction with books and the literary community, but that's largely a function of what KIND of librarian I am; someone like LauraX undoubtedly has a very different experience. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yes, Catherine, that's a good point. And I bet I could be more involved in the English department's extensive program hosting literary visitors if I had the inclination. - Steele Lawman
Most of my interaction with books and the literary community is emailing people my template instructions for how to download a doggam ebook from doggam ebrary. - Deborah Fitchett
Maybe tell her about your experiences and then put her in contact with other librarians as well? There's a huge range of "truths" out there - Soup in a TARDIS
Yup to what others have said-- my truth is students want e-access to textbooks and faculty occasionally (very occasionally) want to see books. Medical is so much more in the articles. - Hedgehog
I buy about 100 fiction titles a month and weed probably not quite that many (I'd have to check the numbers). I run a small press and self published authors fair every year (well, I've done it two in a row--that counts as every, right?). I am organizing a series of talks by Marvin Bell, Marilynne Robinson, and Robyn Schiff (who will be talking about Jorie Graham, as my budget does not... more... - laura x
My last job had a lot to do with books (buying and throwing away) and the literary community. This one, not so much, or at least not as tangibly. :) - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
I'm just going to leave this here:
Eye Massage - Marie
Very second lifeish. - Joe
One of my fellow Grease-ers posted this to Facebook this week, and I thought I'd share it here for Throwback, uh, Monday? I'm the one with the cigarette. :)
I love how this photo is simultaneously So Fifties and So Eighties. - Catherine Pellegrino
I need to scan a Daniel Clowes comic where he has two future hipsters, one dressed like Fonzie, the other like Brian Setzer, talking about their looks: "I'm not into the fifties per se, I'm into the seventies' reimagination of the fifties." "Yeah, I'm into the eighties' fifties myself." - Steele Lawman
Remember, kids; when a student comes in and says "my professor recommended I read an article in [publication] by [author] about [subject], that they read [time period] ago," at least one of those variables is certain to be incorrect.
Only one? - Aaron the Librarian
Oh, you said *at least* ... alrighty then :) - Aaron the Librarian
That should also be "an [article]". - Deborah Fitchett
The public library version is "My friend recommended [title] by [author]. The book cover is [color] and it's about [plot]." - Andy
You know what I love most about this? I bet in 90% + of the cases we can find the book/article/etc. for them... - Lisa Hinchliffe
Working too hard will give you a heart attack -ack -ack -ack -ack -ack
You oughta know by now. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Is that all you get for your money? - bentley
And it seems such a waste of time - Steve C Team Marina
is that what it's all about? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mama if that's movin' up then I'm movin' out. - Joe
Sergeant O'Leary is walkin the beat - ellbeecee
At night he becomes a bartender - MoTO: #TeamMarina
he works at Mr. Cacciatore's down on Sullivan Street - Catherine Pellegrino
across from the medical center - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
And he's trading in his Chevy for a Cadillac -ac -ac -ac -ac -ac -ac - Hedgehog
Mr. 9 at his orchestra concert last night. Photo, as usual, by my dad.
This deserves a frame :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That un's a keeper. (Well, and the photo, too.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Gorgeous. - Marie
Rockin' the cello! - Elizabeth Brown
Things That Make the Librarian Angry: Enforcing artificial scarcity is a bad role for a public institution. By Jessamyn West
"Every job requires compromise, or at least this is what I tell myself. My job involves giving things away—which is very much in line with my Free Culture values—and at the same time teaching people a byzantine hokey-pokey dance over email to access that “free” material spreading a deceptive and unnecessary “tech is hard” message." - Steele Lawman
God, I love how Jessamyn always, always distills exactly the things I find troubling about my job. - laura x
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