Friday, December 09, 2005

super professional

today was the end:
the end of the school stress (semester).
the end of the work stress (software release cycle).

i've turned in my final assignment and all my work deadlines are complete. i feel completely strung out! i don't know how to begin to relax.

in other news, i finally joined ALA (American Library Association for you non-library folk). i also bought a subscription to VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates, also for the non-library folk). i simply cannot get enough exposure to young adult materials. more and more i feel it is my calling. someone told me recently that they think people shy away from jobs with young adults and i'm not sure why. well, i guess i know why, but it still surprises me. to me though it makes sense more than anything else.. i learned to love reading when i was a young adult. i want to share that. i get super nostalgic just thinking about it.

Monday, October 24, 2005 ::shiny-thing-of-the-day::

great, member-created, original, awesomely designed t-shirts. men's and women's fit, fairly priced. what else can i say? they do limited edition prints, and if a past design is sold out you can request a reprint, which will sometimes come true. it did for me. they just reprinted take a hike and i went and bought it! Product - Take A Hike.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


i've been working with a wonderful librarian {WL} at the *PL. when i first contacted her it was because she'd posted a need for a practicum student and so i knew she was open to working with students. turns out she's the assistant director as well, score one for gwen's networking power!

the class is collection development, and i have to work with my WL (almost like a practicum) at several tasks for the class. my first major assignment was for selection. i'm working with the teen health collection, and my WL said that she'd purchase all the books i'd selected, because she trusts my expertise. folks, i'm not even sure i'm spelling expertise correctly let alone having any! i'm pretty psyched though that they'll really be using (and valuing!) all this work i've been doing. who knew spending $1500 on books would take endless hours? i wish i'd had more time. so many resources and so little time to review them all.

next step: aquisition!

lawn gnomes

i found this fun self-portrait that i took a couple years ago,, i thought it might be fun for trying out picasa/hello from google. yes, i am obsessed with photo software today. Posted by Picasa

flickr ::shiny-thing-of-the-day::

since i have my own webspace, i never looked around for photo hosting.. i happened upon which has a great "badge" script to post 1-10 pictures and post them randomly on your website. so i've planted one with some of the postcards i've collected on my main page.

sorry i'm not much for punctuation or style today. spent 4.5 hours in a defensive driving class today. i can't complain too much, it should have been 6 hrs. might be time to catnap.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Paperbackswap ::shiny-thing-of-the-day::

i found a fun new website to exchange books at:

list 9 books and get 3 credits free!

yay books!

Thursday, June 30, 2005

fly-bird ::shiny-thing(s)-of-the-day::

..after a great elapsation of time, your ::shiny-thing of the day::
curious items for the happy home, body & mind

i can't say enough about the fun items for sale on this site. nor do i have time to link to all of my favorite uglydolls.

but i *did* just buy this bag (black). it's been sold out for ages, try ebay *hop*