Is that the Anthropologie shower curtain of my dreams? Because, um, I covet that thing.
Shower curtain? What? No. That is clearly a…regular curtain, you know?
Way to blow my cover, Erin. Yes, that is the Anthropologie shower curtain to end all curtains. I bought it months ago, under the pretense that I was going to “test it out in the space for a few days” and then return it to wait for a sale.
But, let’s be serious here. This thing is never going on sale, and there was no way it was ever going to leave my room. I mean, look at it! It is glorious.ask damn it anthropologie I hate you and love you i hate the way people refer to you as 'librarian chic' and your ceo is a jerk and I know you are not actually going to try and sell a polyester sweater for hundreds of dollars and I hate all the style blogs devoted to you and I know a ribbon tag does not make this candle unique and special but I will probably continue to buy all your housewares and the occasional dress and attempt to replicate all your store displays in my life
Anonymous asked: Have the leaves started changing at Aspen Vista Santa fe?
We were there last Saturday, and the leaves were getting the very-slightest touch of color. If not now, then soon, I think.
There were also plenty of big mud puddles generated by the welcome and ample rain. They were the perfect size and ooze for dogs to jump through joyously, in case you have a dog that likes that kind of thing.ask
Anonymous asked: Does your dreamboard include a Doctor?
You mean, did I include a Primary Care Physician among the necessary details of my adult life? Funny. I think I left that off, along with my expectations for a tea drawer, colorful office supplies, and a good stock of non-Christmas wrapping paper. All are quite nice to have, but are hardly the sorts of things dreams are made of.
I know, I know. I am being annoyingly coy. I know what you are getting at, but it is too soon to say a thing.
Actually, how about this? While my dreamboard does not exactly include a doctor, it does not exclude one, either. Especially if one is of the dish-washing, adventure-seeking, farmer’s market-going sort.ask
Anonymous asked: are you a public librarian or an academic librarian?ask
Anonymous asked: You take such amazing photos! You're sexy!
intrepidheart-deactivated201305 asked: Nice vacation wardrobe!
Can you believe I fit everything I needed for this trip into my green backpack? And managed to look so steezy?
Interestingly, my vacation wardrobe is basically my Church of Beethoven wardrobe.ask
Anonymous asked: what is it like being a librarian? do you enjoy it? any regrets?
Though this is hardly an extensive exploration of the topic, you may want to take a look through these posts about being my specific kind of librarian — which is to say, an academic librarian at a research university. There are many different paths to take as a librarian, but here is a little more about mine.
I am in our Access Services unit, which includes the reference and circulation desks at four libraries, and other related or unrelated territory, like hours, loan policies, or statistics. Additionally, I plan programs (like inviting therapy dogs to campus during finals week), teach library sessions (how to find scholarly articles, how to find primary sources), and work on lots of projects (like hanging out with newspapers that survived a fire). I’m also on our Promotion and Publicity committee, and the search committee to hire another librarian. All these things, as well as others, combine to fill my days with interest and challenge.
I can be a little complainy sometimes, when I am feeling overwhelmed or when people are, well, being people. I love what I do, though, and my work is good, meaningful, fulfilling work. There are some who come to this accidentally, or as a second career. As for me? This is what I wanted. After spending most of my life in libraries, resting all my dreams on those public shelves, after years of fitful progress towards this very fate, I am so happy to be here.ask librarian bookish
justinetf asked: I just realized the one that you got was the one that Jerry wanted. LOL!
Aw, poor Yerry. His life is hard. We have similar palettes, which can sometimes lead to competition for scarce resources.
Less so when it comes to very expensive fixies, 60’s style swim trunks, ruffled curtains, or JCrew necklaces, but always when little ceramic jugs are concerned.ask shoutout to jerry
intrepidheart-deactivated201305 asked: Saddest post ever today. F-ing Squash bugs.
Dudes, the Kellies and I are currently waging war against squash bugs. They are seriously, seriously gross. Poor pumpkins. Poor zucchini. Poor cucumbers. The picture of our vibrant pumpkin and watermelon vines, taken a few weeks earlier, was posted as we found out about these jerk bugs.
You know this is an expletive-friendly space, right? Usually, other words are a better fit, so I use those instead. Today, though? Fuck you, squash bugs.ask garden
adropintheocean asked: Have you been to London? =)
Hello! Having resolved my physical mail, and nearly all of my work mail, I can finally look to tumblr.
London is the city of my heart. I spent four months living in South Kensington (SW7 5LT) during college, working for the Women’s National Commission and studying at LSE. At the time, a semester seemed ample, but I should have stayed the whole year. Not only would I have had more time to explore the city that captures my imagination in every way, I could have avoided the absolute bummer of the four months that followed.
Well, that is not true. It was probably unavoidable. It would, however, have been much nicer to be very sad in London than anywhere else in the world.ask
adropintheocean asked: This blog is very interesting! It's something I would want to look at on a regular basis =)
Thank you! I hope you enjoy pictures of floppy little dogs, things to eat, and miscellaneous adventure. I am glad you are here.ask
kelseykeyes asked: No! It's not me! I'm not baiting you at all!
But I *do* love your reply about Iceland and falling in love ;)
Likely story! I know you, lady. I know you and your wiles.
I promise I am doing my very best. Guess what book I just bought?
Love to you, and to Oscar.ask shoutout to kelsey keyes
Anonymous asked: so you have a boyfriend now? what a shame.
Ha! Kelsey, are you baiting me? Probably not, but I am very suspicious.
No, I do not have a boyfriend. Far from it.
Look. I am a Tom-Hansen-type living a Summer Finn life, and it has been a sensational year of marvelous fun. Even Summer Finn cannot sustain a Summer Finn life, however, so if you have any suggestions, trust that I will be receptive.
If I ever fall in love again, I am going to Iceland. When we fall in love, let us go to Iceland. I would very much like to see Iceland whilst in love.
tongalh asked: Just had to let you know that my 10 year old Westie is also named Watson! It is such a perfect name for their disposition. :o) Cheers!
It is, indeed, a fine name for a noble Westie! Your Watson is adorable! I can’t wait to spend the next 8 years with Watson and find out what he is like when he is ten. Were you inspired by Sherlock Holmes, Watson and Crick? Or another Watson?ask watson
Please tell me you stopped at Chopes!
Yikes. We…did not. Another time?
Clearly, I need to make better use of your collective expertise. My next adventures will take me to D.C. and NYC. Elizabeth, Josh, and Sarah have prepared ample entertainments, but please share any suggestions, lest I have anything less than all the fun.ask