No “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”?

Because it’s the 4th and I’ve got nothing, I’m taking a lead from Darth Libris and indulging in The Life Soundtrack Meme courtesy of my ancient (i.e., 2004) iPod.

(Check DL’s posting for instructions):

Opening Credits:
With A Gun — Steely Dan, Pretzel Logic

First Day of School:
I Can’t Wait to Get Off Work — Tom Waits, Small Change

Falling in Love:
Dragonfly — Blondie, The Hunter

Breaking Up:
Purr — Sonic Youth, Dirty

London Calling — The … Read the rest

Somebody’s Watching You?

The publication of my sex advice in a recent Nerve column as touched a–well, you know what. One of the advisors self-identified as a “lipstick librarian”, which is now requisite shorthand for I’m-not-your-stereotypical-librarian-and-staring-suggestively-while-wearing-glasses-and-a-bun-proves-it. I shouldn’t be too surprised, though when I first created my site, I was more entranced with spoofing our collective fashion cluelessness than the Sex Thing. I’m fine with it, though sometimes I wish someone out there could come up with something other than a … Read the rest

Asking, Asking, Asking….

After a three-month hiatus, I’m back with…..The Alternative Universe Questionnaire! Not only is it back, it’s a double-header:

Question #5: What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done to a book?

That’s easy: drop it the bathtub, something I do on a semi-regular basis. Along with magazines, newspapers, voting ballots, and the occasional knitting project (yes, I’ve actually tried knitting in the tub, which is why I have a preponderance of felted items).

You’d think I’d … Read the rest

Things that make you go “hmmm”…

Was the freeway meltdown in the Bay Area last week really just an accident? Ponder that while perusing tasteful desk lamps at IKEA.

Sometimes we get little signs letting us know there may be a god after all.

Wondering what to get that sassy new MLS’er for his or her graduation? Why not a t-shirt that screams to the world “Hey! I’m not just your typical librarian! (And can I list you as a reference?)” Visit the … Read the rest

No Mas!

It started out so innocently.

Like a lot of you, I began checking out the social networking hubbub featured on just about every library discussion list. Judging from the postings, not only would social networking and other Web 2.0 tools make me a Better Librarian, I would never be lost, or at the very least bereft of new places to order shoes. So I signed up for a MySpace account.

No big deal at first. … Read the rest