Ever had a partner who said or did something odd as they climaxed? After a friend confided that his girlfriend always starts reciting poetry when she climaxed (specifically, Lewis Carroll’s Jabbarwocky), I began to wonder … Read moreWas It Brillig for You? It Was Brillig for Me!
So you don’t want to name your dog something ordinary — what, then? So you don’t want to name your dog something ordinary like Fido or Spot. And you love books. So, naturally, you turn … Read moreWould You Name YOUR Dog Voldemort?
Orson Scott Cart, meet Louisa May Alcart: Here are the Top Twenty Nicknames librarians have given to book carts. If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them … Read moreTop Twenty Nicknames Librarians Have Given to Book Carts
Giving difficult patrons funny nicknames is a “library thing.” At the library where I work, we have an incredibly challenging patron whose imperious demands, unpleasant attitude and relentless sense of entitlement annoy and depress us … Read moreMr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome to Your Local Library
Top Fourteen Replacements for the Word “Librarian” Library work has changed a lot over the years. Should our job title change with it? A group of librarians I know recently put their heads together and … Read moreA Librarian By Any Other Name
As far as Facebook is concerned, I am now an Old Lady. I just turned 63, so naturally Facebook hit me with an ad for coping with memory loss. As far as my favorite social … Read moreHey Old Lady! Want to Buy a Reverse Mortgage?
One single librarian’s collection of online dating turnoffs Shirtless pics. Headless pics. Bathroom selfies. Gym selfies. Anything camo or Trump-related. Any photo of a guy with a fish or a dead deer. Spelling mistakes and … Read moreI’d Be Happy To Date You When Hell Freezes Over: Online Dating Turnoffs
Among the wisdom dispensed by magazines this week are these gems: The correct term for mobile phone separation anxiety is nomophobia. (Time. 9/4/17) Henry David Thoreau was fond of belting out sea shanties at parties. … Read moreSilent Noodles, Swimming Pools and the ACLU: What I Learned from Magazines this Week
What I learned from magazines this week The Utah State Attorney General’s office recently stated in a court filing that there is no constitutional right to marry a laptop. (Time, 6/19/17) Smartphones are spreading head … Read moreFat Cats, Happiness and Laptop Love: What I Learned from Magazines This Week
Stuff you don’t usually find in library books, and definitely don’t want to. A dead frog A used band-aid A squashed and leaking Ketchup packet Bedbugs A tampon Toe nail clippings Dozens of baby roaches … Read moreBookmarks from Hell: A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books