Monthly Archives: June 2013

Shshshelving books

Started a new job this week…I am a page at a local library. I am not upset. I am excited…well kind of. I started on Monday, and everyone at this library is lovely. They are so nice to me and so helpful…I feel guilty that I am applying at other jobs. A couple positions opened up at the University of Florida, and I am applying to them. I did not get the other UF job because I did not have enough (or any) supervisory experience. Disappointment was an understatement. But, not this time! I’ll apply and keep going with this job. I also applied for a job that is a level or two higher than my current job. Also…being cautiously optimistic. At first, I thought it was just raining good fortune on me, so many job openings, I had to get at least one of them. And, I did. But, it was my last choice one. However, I cannot complain. I am learning things everyday. It does suck to have to wake up early three days a week, but it could be worse. It could be everyday…

So, what am I doing exactly? I am shelving books…all day everyday. It’s not too bad. For right now, I’m focused on the juvenile part of the library; which is probably a good thing. If I had the YA section, I would be checking out more books than shelving them. I also find books for holds, which is a lot more fun than shelving. It’s much easier to find a book, than putting away a lot of books. I think of it as a game. I want to empty my section’s shelves before I leave. And, I did today. At least tomorrow, I can come in later. Woot.


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Quote me Sundays

Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two…

-Winnie the Pooh

I begin all projects with this thought…sleeping promotes excellent productivity and creativity.

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June 23, 2013 · 9:55 pm

Fate and Coincidence meet


I’d like to think that all great and wonderful relationships happen this way.

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June 19, 2013 · 1:55 pm

Currently reading…


Reading this graphic novel for my graphic novels class. I don’t have much experience in graphic novels…hence me taking the class. This is a coming of age type of graphic novel of a young teenage girl. It was very relatable beginning from getting braces and the attempts to find yourself. I think this would be excellent for a middle school to high school audience as it could be very relatable to them. Overall an excellent read.


I’m starting this book tonight. I’m kind over the YA paranormal romances for right now, and moving onto contemporary novels. I read her other novel Hopeless, and I really enjoyed it. I loved both the characters and I hope this one will be equally enjoyable.

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Adventures in Rhetoric

An interesting read on rhetoric in relation to the ideas and future of traditional libraries and traditional librarians.

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June 17, 2013 · 1:20 am

Slow Cooker Mini Meatballs

Must remember to do this…I have to use that slow cooker at some point. Who doesn’t love meatballs?! Especially cute mini ones?

The Craving Chronicles

Thanksgiving is next week! Who wants meatballs?

Yeah, I realize that makes no sense. The thing is, I’m not any more ready for Thanksgiving than you are. (You’re not ready, right? Just tell me you’re not to make me feel better. Thanks.)

I’m still working on the planning for our big feast, but I can tell you it’s definitely going to involve some minified Caramel Apple Cupcakes and my favorite Bourbon Cranberry Sauce.

All this feast planning is working up an appetite though, and for this Italian girl, meatballs hit the spot. There are so many things I love about this recipe:

1. It’s hands-off. You spend a few minutes making the meatballs in the beginning, then toss them in the slow cooker and forget about them till dinner time.

2. It feeds a crowd and it’s a crowd pleaser. With this recipe, you can cook a homemade meal…

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Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.


I try to remember this as I sort through my great number of grudges.

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June 16, 2013 · 6:34 pm