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The Desk

A stereotypical day on my reference desk…. I got these five questions one after the other, about five minutes apart: 1) I’m doing a paper for math class. Do you have any books on Cevian triangles and Giovanni Ceva? (Not … Continue reading

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Hee.

Today, I have already rated a “Wow!,” an “Awesome!,” a “Thanks, you’ve been *really* helpful!” and a “You made my day!” Sometimes, I really, really love my job. ^_^ Next time you get a question answered, don’t forget to thank … Continue reading

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Snail mail

Recent cover of a catalog for computer books:

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Overheard…

…as a mother was escorting her small son into the handicapped/unisex restroom (between the two gendered restrooms): Child: “Mommy, there’s a wheelchair on this door. We don’t have a wheelchair! Why are we going in here?” Mother: “Because when I’m … Continue reading

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Amusing review

From Choice, Feb 2005, p. 1006-7: 42-3185 TX653 2004-18161 CIP Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. Encyclopedia of Kitchen History. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. 694p bibl index afp ISBN 1579583806, $175.00 Taking for its subject the entire history of kitchens and anything that might … Continue reading

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100 entries!

Well, a milestone of sorts, I suppose. A spammer (oh, yeah, that’s a REAL good way to get me to buy from you– drop your garbage all over my virtual lawn. NOT) forced me into a little site maintenance, and … Continue reading

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Another Choice site

(Yes, okay, bad librarian puns…) I’m currently perusing the January issue of Choice— the same source of that great math website I listed earlier. I love that Choice reviews selected web sites (as well as books) of interest to academia. … Continue reading

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Fooey

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve done an entry, and here the month is half-gone… and if you think I’m going to be able to get much of anything up right before or after Chrismas… I laugh a loud HA! … Continue reading

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Restoring My Faith In Politics

Trust Neil Gaiman to give me back my perspective on American politics. I’ve been fairly depressed all day, thanks to the election results (majority rule sounds just fine until you’re being ruled by someone diametrically opposed to practically everything you … Continue reading

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Self-portrait in blue

I haven’t been writing for awhile, I realized… first I was coming home tired from playing catch-up at work (we’re short-staffed, and likely to become shorter-staffed before matters improve), desiring my pillow enough that even the half-hour or hour it … Continue reading

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