Mr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome to Your Local Library

Roz Warren

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 more Mr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome to Your Local Library

I’d Be Happy To Date You When Hell Freezes Over: Online Dating Turnoffs

Roz Warren

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 more I’d Be Happy To Date You When Hell Freezes Over: Online Dating Turnoffs

Silent Noodles, Swimming Pools and the ACLU: What I Learned from Magazines this Week

Roz Warren

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 more Silent Noodles, Swimming Pools and the ACLU: What I Learned from Magazines this Week

Fat Cats, Happiness and Laptop Love: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

Roz Warren

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 more Fat Cats, Happiness and Laptop Love: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

Bookmarks from Hell: A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books

Roz Warren

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 more Bookmarks from Hell: A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books

Laughing All the Way to the 2020 Election with the Help of Comedy News

Roz Warren

Q: Could I stay well-informed if 100% of my news consumption was via comedy news? After President Trump was elected, my first impulse was to spend the next four years cowering under the bed, whimpering. … Read more Laughing All the Way to the 2020 Election with the Help of Comedy News

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