You told LJ about over 390 of your favorite Tumblrs. Here they are, from most to least popular:
- thelifeguardlibrarian, with 29 mentions
- libraryjournal, with 16 mentions
- fishingboatproceeds, with 13 mentions (sorry John Green, Kate & LJ won this battle)
- librarianproblems, with nine mentions
- nypl, with six mentions
- motherjones, with five mentions
- betterbooktitles, with four mentions
I see that I am #389 out of 390 on this list. That seems about right. But let me tell you that my vote went to beyoncearthistory and I stand by it.
I’m on the list! Kinda - I’m assuming that “natgeofoundlibrarianpirate” is actually natgeofound and me? I’m feeling narcissistic right now so I’m just going to assume I was meant.
OH OH OH OH OH! I forgot to tell you all! So last weekend we went garage saleing (I adore garage sales. ADORE THEM!) and Pippa was pretending to be a puppy while wearing one of her her hulk shirts and this guy whose garage we were in was commenting on how cute she was so I said, “When she grows up she says she wants to be either The Hulk or a puppy.”
“OR A LIBRARIAN!” yelled Pippa.
“Or, apparently, a librarian! I didn’t know that one!”
Then the guy said, “well she’d better find a new ambition then! There won’t be any libraries or librarians soon!”
I said, “I don’t think we’re going away anytime soon.”
And he said, “Oh, are you a librarian? I should probably not say things then.”
RIGHT IN THE FEELS, MAN!
Why did no one tell me Margaret Wise Brown was an absolutely fabulous kook?
DUDE! You should also read about the guy who inherited Goodnight Moon. Fascinating.
For the record, I was thinking of Orly Sapphire Silk and I think I gage away the Essie. More blue than I wanted but I disco nailed it up with Zoya Opal and I love that.
I could have sworn that I have the perfect nail polish for this necklace. In fact, I seem to recall that I have basically the same shade in Orly and Essie but of course I can’t find it in my big box o nail polish.
This show has the best guest stars.
Michael, I understand nuclear fission now. — Eight year old Brain at breakfast. (via theremightbebrownies)
My nephew, however, should probably also not be teaching sixth graders but he’s totes a genius.
I had a dream last night that Kaylee’s school decided, instead of promoting her to first grade, to promote her to sixth grade AS A TEACHER. I kept trying to tell people at the school that this wouldn’t work and they kept reminding me that Kaylee its really smart and I kept agreeing that yes, she’s really smart but she is not THIS smart and them the school acted like I was a cruel mother for not believing in my child and for not sporting the schools through this time of huge budget cuts.
It was stressful.
Anonymous asked: are you married?
Almost 8 years now. I usually refer to him as OP ‘round here which is short for Origami Pirate but I also often refer to him as Brandon because that’s his name.
(also he’s currently reading a book I recommended to him. Like… Right now, right now. Which is nerve wracking! Because readers advisory is my THING but somehow I strike out with him about 60% of the time. I think its because our tastes are so similar that I always ignore where they veer off)
Marcia is Amused.: I made mini meatloaves for dinner and I put cumin in the loaves and... -
I made mini meatloaves for dinner and I put cumin in the loaves and added hoisin, garlic, and soy sauce to my ketchup glaze and dear god these were delicious.
(2 eggs, 1/2 c bread crumbs, garlic, 1 c diced onions, s&p, oregano, thyme, and cumin. And whatever other spices look awesome. Mix. Add 1…
Yeah, just made this and it is delicious.
OHMIGOSH it was the best ever. Our normal storytimes are half an hour but this one was 45 minutes to add in a bit of teaching. For the most part it was a regular storytime but the catch was that everything was digital. We hooked our laptop up to the digital projector thingie which projected onto the big screen on the wall. Our music was from Overdrive as well as one of the books. We did two books through tumblebooks, and a handful of fingerplays through youtube. Before every element I gave a short lesson what I was doing (long enough to hopefully make sense but short enough that I didn’t lose the kids), “This next book we’re going to read through Tumblebooks! Tumblebooks is a database the library subscribes to so you can find these right on our website under resources then it’s all alphabetical so if you scroll down to T you can click on Tumblebooks!” Then the next time I used that same resource I expanded a little on that explanation. “We’re reading this book in English but Tumblebooks has a great Spanish selection as well as some super fun nonfiction books that you can sort by reading level and they even have Accelerated Reader information for all their titles!”
After the storytime was over I invited anyone with questions to stay behind and I would run them through anything they wanted. My coworker brought in a basket of big trucks and dinosaurs to keep kids happy while I showed the parents exactly how to find tumblebooks and showed 2 families how Overdrive works with their devices (everyone was already good on how to use Youtube). It was awesome.
So I just got a voicemail from a librarian in Virginia who wanted information about one of my programs and in my head I’m thinking, “My Digital Storytime? Circulating preloaded ereaders? The Early Literacy Summer Reading Club just for babies?” No - she wants to know about my book club for 3rd - 5th graders. Ugh - can’t we talk about a program I’ve done that was wildly successful instead of the one that was just me begging kids to show up?
FINALLY A PRONUNCIATION WAR WORTH FIGHTING! Does AT-AT rhyme with cat-cat or do you pronounce every letter separately (Ay-tea, ay-tea)?
(background from the internet, “AT-AT is pronounced “at-at” in Force Commander and Galactic Battlegrounds. They are also called “A-T-A-T”s briefly in Rogue Squadron II. In Star Wars Battlefront II both terms are used. However, in Star Wars Battlefront I, it is pronounced “A-T-A-T”)
It’s the Internet. Who gives a fuck if you’re saying “gif” or “jif” in your head while you read a post on your phone in the bathroom.