Modern Day Prometheus or why my boyfriend is the greatest guy ever. Can you believe I get to kiss this man? My first question was a slightly judgmental “where were his parents during all of this?” I’m remembering week after week of library visits when I was a kid. We didn’t have any money, but [...]
It’s the Holiday Season, which means new stuff in the Librarian Avengers Store. I’m pimpin’ some new oval stickers this year. They look just like those European country abbreviation stickers that folks have on their Toyotas. Only these are cooler, because they signal that you are secretly a member of the United Nation of Librarianship! [...]
Gus, housemate, and Erica, me, were having a discussion on the airplane to Michigan. Gus is getting her PhD in something nifty, like Education and Video Gaming, or MMORPG Search Behavior. Or something. I dunno. I kinda tune out a bit. Ever asked a social scientist about her thesis? Don’t. At least not before 10am [...]
Dear Toyota Prius, I do not have a passenger. That is cat litter. Stop beeping at me.
Last year I pointed out that my local Target was selling a semi-skanky (and of course, Highly Accurate) “Librarian” Halloween costume. This became a popular post, and I inadvertently helped sell dozens more of the silly things. To counteract this, and help bring the universe a bit more into alignment, here’s a charmingly inflammatory comment [...]
In my new role as a user experience goon at Second Life, I’m often called upon to participate in rap battles with other employees. Because we’re all busy, rap battles tend to be text-only and asynchronous, conducted over IRC, twitter, or instant messenger. Past themes have included: My prowess as a Developer, My (imaginary) Car, [...]
Below, an actual conversation from IRC at work. At last, my theories on Major League Baseball are made public! All may bask in my brilliant observations. I do but ask for a small percentage of the profits when you sell your season tickets on Craigslist… erica: professional baseball = pedigreed cat show * BigPapi whispers [...]
Auditions are rough. They test the courage of an actor. They test the patience of directors. They inevitably yield surprises. Here, for the first time, we can watch the dramatic casting process for one of my generation’s favorite games… Â Super Mario Bros. Villain Auditions