Monday, December 22, 2008
I got my car shovelled out with the help of a young man next door and I will make it to work. Before I bought my car four years ago, I took the T everywhere. Now I hate the thoughts of waiting out in the freezing wind for a bus. The library is nice and cozy when there is snow everywhere.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Now that the Things are completed, I have time to browse and browse. This pic is for Michael. I want to thank Clayton for his Delicious favorites. I already watched Twilight on the free movie site. It was good to meet everyone. I tried a Delicious site of my own but my computer kept shutting down. Don't know why. I am also trying to figure out how to use my MP4 player. Don't laugh, I never owned an ipod or any hand-held wonder. My cell phone is very basic. Oh..The picture is of Silky. She plays fetch until I get too tired. She fetches, not me.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This is lemony bread-pudding french toast.
I found this blog from someone who's family came from Calabria in Italy. My great-grandmother was from there.
Then I started searching through other recipes to see if I could find one my grandmother made and one my mother made. I didn't find them.
My grandmother used to cook these little pizzas I've never seen anywhere else. The piece was square with a top like a mini calzone. She made spinach and raisin pizza for the adults and squares of cheese pizza's for us kids because we didn't like spinach. Ours didn't have the top piece. I remember the smell of the olive oil she used. I don't think anyone got the recipe or if it was even written down.
My favorite dish has always been my mother's turkey stuffing. She taught my brother and I how to make it and told us not to give the recipe to anyone. My brother gave it to my cousin and my mother never let him forget his disloyalty. (Is that a word?) My cousin made it but it wasn't like my mother's. When I make it it's close to my mother's but I'm wondering if she left some tiny ingredient out. She did tell me about the hard boiled eggs and black olives though, and a couple of other things.
Friday, November 28, 2008
This would be good for the library staff. Even though we're not in a large building, it would help to keep track of what people are working on. They could also document when something is going on in another room, note when certain patrons are unruly or when certain teens are asked to leave.
A seperate Twitter could be set up with the patrons. We would let them know when their materials are in, or when we have something new they might like. We could tell them about the various programs and of any last minute changes with the programs. An update on the status of the computers would help. Of course if they are coming to the library to use the computer, they probably don't have one at home. Patrons could tell about books they enjoy. Teens could post about their graphic novels, mothers about books they read to their children and kids about their latest series title. Patrons could give us ideas for programming. The possibilities abound.
Mutandina by Mutandina
I have been browsing Magnatune and found this cd from Argentina. I don't know what they're saying but I like it. I love the way they use the child's voice in #2. This post will be continued.
On Pandora I like the way the music or artist I pick is described and then similar music is selected. What I don't like is that they don't play the specific song I choose but often it's another selection by the same artist. I could spend hours - I think I have - on these two sites.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
It's difficult to read because none of it stands out.
Searching the different sites listed in this lesson, I found a piece on Einstein.
I figured out how to embed but it won't play. I need to upgrade.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Books are easy.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I tried to create a presentation with flickr pics but I couldn't download them onto it. (I need to learn the language of 2.0)
I did a presentation with my own pics. So instead of an in depth look at ancient libraries such as the library of Ephesus, we will look at several shots of my garden. http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dsz9654_2hsqj4jhq&invite=zmkn92
Friday, October 31, 2008
The first time I heard about Etsy was through craigslist when an artist posted a link to his work. I love to browse this site and especially like shopping by color.
When you move the cursor over the page, circles of colors appear and blend and change to other colors. Click on the color you like and you'll have pics of things for sale.
Pic from SallyT on Flickr
I went to American Towns and searched Boston for Halloween events today. I only got one hit
which I thought was strange. http://www.americantowns.com/ma/boston/events/beacon-hill-with-a-boo-halloween-tour
I found this pic on Flickr. I love Flickr.
For Halloween I would suggest Stephanie Myer. She is read and reread by some teens I know.
Here's the website. I tried to copy and paste the book covers on this post but that ddn't work. The movie Twilight is about to come out, so stock up on this series.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So if I want to upload pics that I have, I am back on Yelp and the reviews. My confusion is that this is like a previous Thing. This time on Yelp I added photo's instead of a review. Boomerangs is a store in Jamaica Plain where you can find used furniture,clothes, shoes and stuff. I have found some great pieces. I've posted pics of three items. The carpet was only $30, the entry table was only $35 and the black table was $100. http://www.yelp.com/biz/boomerangs-jamaica-plain
O.K. I'm understanding Thing 10 better.