Wednesday, September 27, 2006

House Anniversary

Last year, I promised pictures of the outside of my house. Unfortunately, the images are sitting in my camera, which has no way to connect to the computer because I left the cable at home. For the third time this week.

Why yes, I am still experiencing massive amounts of chaos.

So, I will just say that I still love my wonderful house, even more so since Mom and I rearranged almost all the furniture last month. I'm more organized (not completely organized, but there's hope) and it feels better.

Here's to many more years...

Sunday, September 24, 2006


I am psyched that Jessamyn West of is going to be at the Hawaii Library Association Conference this year.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Fall 2006 Chaos

The beginning of a semester (especially Fall) is always a particularly busy time, but the past four weeks have been almost non-stop chaos.

The telephone service on campus has been intermittent: one minute the phones will work, a few minutes later all you get is static. They’ll occasionally cut off in the middle of a conversation (the way I thought only mobile phones do) or randomly delete voice mail. And nobody knows why.

The wireless reception on campus is strong and covers numerous areas, except in the library, where the signal is weaker and covers fewer areas than last semester. And nobody knows why.

The networked print system is clogging so badly that after clearing the print queue, the computer has to be turned off and back on. Not just rebooted, but completely powered down. And nobody knows why.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. We are all running around playing firemen, drowning flames that appear to be quenched, only to find that they were just smoldering and have burst into life again.

Could somebody please figure out why?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

License Plate

As promised, here’s a photo of my new license plate.

What’s it mean? Good question.

WED are Walter Elias Disney’s initials.

The WEDway People Mover is an attraction at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. For me, though, WEDway also has another meaning – it means to do things in the Walt Disney way.

Not necessarily the Disney way, but the Walt Disney way. Yes, I think there is a difference. I don’t agree with some of the company’s current philosophies, but I do believe in Uncle Walt’s ways.

For those of you who clicked on the link and are surprised that a librarian would use Wikipedia, I’ll just say that I’m not sayin’ you should use it for your research paper, but for stuff like general knowledge and pop culture information, Wikipedia   can   be   pretty   gorram   cool.

Yeah, I use Google, too. And no, the first result isn’t me...