I have sent my official request to attend ALA this year to staff development. All I asked for is to be allowed to go on work time. I am willing to pay for myself. Hopefully, I will get there and finally get to meet some people from here in person.
Update #5: kinda stuck in a progression rut. More pitocin, more epidural drugs. Shit got really painful for a bit and there were tears, but we got through. Currently cocooned in warm blankets just relaxing and going with the contractions. Waiting for her to drop more. Doc still thinks it is gonna happen today. Scott is napping....
I've done my share of instruction-related kvetching, so I just wanted to say the 2 grad students I worked w/ the other day were a joy. Interested, enthusiastic, hard-working. They even thought our resources were "cool." :-)
When I hear a House Rep comment on the HealthCare.gov website by saying, "they've had plenty of time to build a website, teenagers can build websites" I realize that some people are willfully misinformed about technology.
"I have a friend who maintains that the whole plan for the shutdown and debt limit debacle was to drive the country to default so that Obama would be obliged to try to raise the debt limit via executive authority, or authorize a trillion-dollar coin, at which point the House would vote to impeach him." http://goo.gl/0ICKkz
About two years ago I was asked about this then-new relationship with Kiki. I promised then that I would take this cute-as-a-button librarian out of circulation for good. Today I can say, and not without a grin: Mission accomplished. She's off the shelf. - Thanks to everyone for the congratulations and the good wishes.