28 8 / 2014

adam just asked me, “have you ever heard of roxane gay?”

it is clear he has NO IDEA what happens on tumblr.

28 8 / 2014

has anyone talked about how ethically unconscionable it is that april nardini’s mother lets her do that dreadful science fair experiment where she just casually tells luke he is her father (haha star wars). I mean, her MOTHER and the SCHOOL knew she was doing this, and no one said, hey, why don’t you NOT do this experiment that will fully change some mans life, and instead, talk to your mom about who your father might be and approach him together, if that’s what you’re looking for?

i mean, I don’t like the april storyline at all, but the way she is introduced, MY GOD, is it terrible.

i mean, it’s CRUEL and just incredibly unethical.

21 8 / 2014

good: cheese sandwich

better: grilled cheese with a slice of tomato in it

best: grilled cheese made with pimiento cheese* and with a fried green tomato** in it

* 1.5c mayo (dukes if you can find it, hellmans is a passable substitute), 8oz block sharp cheddar finely shredded, 8oz block extra sharp cheddar finely shredded, 4oz jar chopped pimientos drained, 1t finely grated onion, 1t worcestershire, .25t cayenne pepper. stir all ingredients, store in fridge, eat on ANYTHING.

** slice a firm green tomato, dry thoroughly. dip tomato slices in a beaten egg, then dredge in a mixture of breadcrumbs, a little flour, and tony cachere. heat some oil (enough to cover the pan, but not cover the tomatoes— this is just a pan fry) in your cast iron skillet until it’s shimmery and fizzes when you splash a drop of water in. add tomatoes, fry about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside.

*** PS use WHITE BREAD. all tomato sandwhiches should be made on WHITE BREAD. pepperidge farm makes a nice one.

21 8 / 2014

thecardiganlibrarian:

Basically, my teen and tween advisory boards are looking to do something for younger kids at the library. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with programs like these? I was thinking…face-painting, maybe? I don’t want it to be anything like story time because I don’t want to step on the children’s librarian’s toes, but I’d love something that tied in with literacy.

I can’t even figure out good search terms to Google these sorts of things :(

TIA!

what about a program where little kids read to bigger kids? little kids LOVE spending time with tweens and teens, and teens can be a lot more patient than adults when it comes to little ones. It’s not really in the same realm as storytime, but it definitely works on literacy for little ones and gives the big kids a good sense of accomplishment.

21 8 / 2014

The third week of October, however, has everything— murderous kings,crazy frenchies, gold digging ladies…

The third week of October, however, has everything— murderous kings,crazy frenchies, gold digging ladies…

21 8 / 2014

I am not exaggerating when I say nothing is happening at my library next week.

I am not exaggerating when I say nothing is happening at my library next week.

18 8 / 2014

The challenge states that you have to dump a bucket of ice on your head OR donate $100 to ALS. Are all of these people dumping ice on their heads in lieu of a donation?

THAT IS TERRIBLE.

And if you are dumping AND donating, PLEASE SAY THAT. Bc I have watched a bunch of these in the name of figuring this conundrum out, and everyone seems to be saying dump ice on your head or donate money.

GUYS JUST DONATE MONEY if ALS research is a cause you believe in (or Planned Parenthood, a local food shelter, Red Cross, whatever floats your boat.) You do not need to dump ice on your head. The amount of enthusiasm with which people are receiving the ice leads me to believe that an ice bucket full of water on your head is vastly less painful than donating $100.

(but seriously, what is going on with this challenge? would it be rude to post this on my facebook page and ask people?)

(really someone please tell me i’m so confused)

15 8 / 2014

gvoot:

because we all need dancing baby groot on our blogs.

All you need is dancing baby groot. I have 2 gifs and the full video open in other windows (which I just endearingly typed as “winders”)

14 8 / 2014

Y’all, this was my first job! I was a bridals by lori “hanger girl” in 1998 (way, way pre-SYTTD) when I was 15. I  had to wear all black and have exceptional upper body strength*, be cause literally all you do is take dresses that weigh about 40 pounds and hang them up. sometimes you zip up the plastic storage bag. that’s it. that’s the entire job.
it was actually a really fun job when I was a teenager, bc i love weddings and I got to spend the day with my grandma (she was a lori’s employee for years) and they had free donuts in the back. I hope that some other teen girl takes this position, because it really is a fun job when you’re 15, but I CANNOT IMAGINE doing it as an adult. oof.
*I had zero upper body strength. I could not do a single pushup until I was like, 22. but no matter.

Y’all, this was my first job! I was a bridals by lori “hanger girl” in 1998 (way, way pre-SYTTD) when I was 15. I  had to wear all black and have exceptional upper body strength*, be cause literally all you do is take dresses that weigh about 40 pounds and hang them up. sometimes you zip up the plastic storage bag. that’s it. that’s the entire job.

it was actually a really fun job when I was a teenager, bc i love weddings and I got to spend the day with my grandma (she was a lori’s employee for years) and they had free donuts in the back. I hope that some other teen girl takes this position, because it really is a fun job when you’re 15, but I CANNOT IMAGINE doing it as an adult. oof.

*I had zero upper body strength. I could not do a single pushup until I was like, 22. but no matter.

13 8 / 2014

OMG my birthday is in two weeks, nothing would make me happier than a box of james middleton’s selfie marshmallows, preferably with his sister and nephew’s face on them.