Archive for the ‘librarians’ Category

VIDEO: 2012 Summer Reading Program

Check out this video for the 2012 Summer Reading Program – the theme this year is “DREAM BIG – READ”.  Performer Steve Blunt is a NH-based musician who has written scads of great songs for kids. He’s a great guy. 🙂

Peter Pan is played by my daughter, Harriet. I just love her smile!


Damn Funny Blog Post by an Evil Librarian

This is hilarious, I ran across it yesterday while looking for silly romance novel titles.  It is called:

“Bodice Rippers: 21 Of The Most Ridiculous Romance Novels…EVER.”

I got to laughing so hard I was crying.  It truly is funny.  Read it.  🙂

Why does the letter Q almost always need to appear with a U in order to be useful? | The Hot Word

Why does the letter Q almost always need to appear with a U in order to be useful? | The Hot Word.

Fascinating stuff.  No, really!

My favorite phrase in this:  “a voiceless labiovelar stop”.

Shut up.



Photo Shoot today

hi all!

I am SO SORE today from trying to snowblow our driveway yesterday.  Turns out the tires were flat and one of the two shear pins was snapped so only one side of the auger was turning.  I found this out two hours later.  We do NOT have a large drive, folks.  It should NOT have been so frustration-inducing.  The damn blower should have been maintenanced.


ANYWAY!  Smiley face!  😀 😀 😀 😀

Today!  I had to have my photo taken (professional shots) for the revamp of our law firm’s website.  All the attorneys, paralegals, and admin staff are being snapped.  I’m admin, as library director, sooooo…  I put on a power red sweater, my silver dragon pin (so Draco would be with me in spirit), and skin-colored makeup to hide as many zits as possible.  (Yes, they will retouch with Photoshop, but still.)

I don’t like myself much in photos currently, as my double chin is back and I feel frumpy, BUT, I wasn’t going to let that get in my way.  I hammed it up, played up the part of being the librarian, did my ‘glaring over the eyeglasses at the photographer’ thing, etc. in-between serious shots.  He loved it, so did his assistant.  Even asked me if I’d done any theatre/acting (LOL, only as ‘elderly woman on street’ in high school, though I did write and direct a LOT of my own skits for lower grades, and Sunday School).

We had a really good time, actually, and he was VERY good at getting people to act natural and relaxed, talking to them and snapping pics when they weren’t all staged.  I had some really good ones come out (could see them on his big computer screen) – both professional ones and goofy ones.  I was glad to see them.  I think I’ll order a funny one or two for myself!  😀

Embarrassing Things Librarians Do

Good grief. What… why? And it takes 10 seconds to harvest his lint? How much HAIR has this guy GOT in his navel, anyway?!


(This is from, I wanted to just re-blog it. I’m not sure that I’m doing this right so please forgive me – I am including the original link here, of course.

Click on the link just the see the photo – so gross.  I love that he’s got them organized by color.  LOL.  )


Navel Lint Collection May Be Grossest World Record Ever
October 27, 2010 10:57 AM EDT

A navel lint collection has landed an Australian man in the Guinness Book of World Records. Some say this librarian’s collection from his belly button is unprecedented other might say this navel lint collection is just plain gross.

Graham Barker, a 45-year-old librarian says that he has been collecting lint from his own label for the last 26 years. That is 22.1 grams of lint, which he has carefully and religiously placed in three bottles.

What would make a then 19-year-old Barker start “harvesting fluff” from his belly button, everyday?

Barker claims the habit, which takes about 10 seconds a day, was formed out of boredom. “I noticed the lint in my navel and became curious as to how much of it one person can produce,” he said. “I decided the only way to find out was to collect it for a while and see.”

So, let’s get this straight: You were laying there one morning picking lint out of your navel, you saw an empty jar, and said to yourself, ‘I wonder how much of this stuff I can collect?’ You developed a habit of picking your belly button every morning and now you have jars of the stuff.

He has sold three jars of fluff to a museum for an undisclosed amount.

This is just weird, and not nearly as exciting as getting into the Guinness Book of World Records for being something exciting like the shortest man in the world.