Thursday, August 1, 2013

Not bad for an outdated, unmodern Church

Three Million people came out to Copacabana Beach in Rio to listen to Pope Francis. Three million! Another instance of our corrupt media refusing to report real news, and putting us into a bubble wrap of projections and wishful thinking.

 But not to dwell in BS: What a picture this is!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The end of time.

I had been informed that Ernie, the little beagle/corgi mix who adopted us when we moved into the Western ave. house, is not doing well. He’s about 16 now, and the end is in sight. I was invited to have one last visit with him.

Returning to Glendale is like getting into a time machine – NOTHING has changed. I even parked in my old spot at the curb – too many conflicting emotions to count.

But the li’l guy was in the backyard. He had mellowed a lot, but the same sweetness is there.


Sweet guy.


I spent 45 minutes with him. He is too feeble to go on walks anymore. I leashed him up and opened wide the gate, and he just ho-hummed, so I didn’t push it.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

One more semester in the bag!

All papers and group projects done and sent off to Lexington. Now it’s time to catch up with everything I let slide because I was so focused on completing this semester. Yes, Charlie – that' means it’s time for your bath!


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Now I’m free! Until June 6, that is, then summer begins.  LIS 647 – school media centers is next.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Story time!

I so enjoyed doing this. The kids were wonderful, and plenty showed up.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Wringing out a towel…in SPAAAACE!

Found this on the morning’s Twitter feed. What does happen when you try to wring out a towel on the International Space Station?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ren Faire


Had a great time at the Faire today. The costume was a hit! Several people asked for their photo with me! Many wonderful costumes out there.


This was a great picture, and off the cuff. The Lord Mayor and pals were parading by, and I managed to get my phone out of my bag and snap this picture. It looks like it was posed.


Monday, April 1, 2013

My new study buddy.

This morning I went to Petco and bought a small 2.5 gallon tank, and a blue/green Betta fish. His name is Tuck.


Right now, the tank is cleaning itself and getting ready for him. Why did I get him? Because watching fish is soothing and calming, and it would be a good luck symbol as I finish out my studies.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Yesterday gave my drawing lesson, as well as reading Mo Willem's "Pigeon find a Hot Dog". When I arrived at 1030, there was a preschool there, thinking the story time was then. 5 kids  were milling around, going through books in the children's section. I brought in my easel, a drawing pad, and sat down at a table with them and we went to work. Just dived right in.
   First, I told them that most cartoon characters start with a circle. We warmed up just drawing lots of circles, covering out paper with circles. The kids grabbed pencils and went to work. Then we drew a piggy, then a dog (I drew a boxer for them, but one li'l girl thought it looked like a bear. She had never seen a boxer before!), then a spider! They went through a lot of paper, and were totally engrossed in what they were doing.
   The teacher was grateful I took the time to sit with the kids. Then more kids and their mothers (or grandmother and one dad) showed up. I read the story, and the kids loved it. A couple said they had read the book before, one said it's in her school "liberry"! Then the first group had to return for lunch and a nap (I envy them!) and then another group of four, including older girls (I think they were about 5-6 years old). I gave them a little bigger lesson, since they could handle talk of volume in the circle.The two year olds were just off on their own, filling the page with scribbles. One adorable girl, very calmly would say my name, then say she was drawing a heart, and some Easter flowers.
   When the lesson was over, I gave the kids copies of an old Mickey Mouse model sheet I had downloaded, showing his construction. I thought that would be nice for them, and the older girls really liked it, but the younger ones didn't really understand it. One little girl announced, "I don't like Mickey Mouse. If you had some princesses I would want one."
   A great success! Now I have to put together the multimedia report. But for now, I have group projects to tackle!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Registration complete!

And by complete, I mean complete! :)
   This summer I'm taking Adventures in Media Centers, and in the Fall - Public libraries and Online Information Retrieval. This should have all my bases covered - elementary school libraries, academic, public and technologies.
    By complete, I mean these are the LAST classes I will be taking! I will be graduating in the Fall, an early Christmas present to myself. I'm very pleased with the outcome, and will be cast out into the real, cruel, heartless world that is still writhing under the boulder called politics.