Friday, August 31, 2007

A thank you!

I contacted the six bloggers in my previous post to let them know I linked to them and was happily surprised to receive a reply from Barbara at Snopes!

Thank you for doing so. We're honored that you think so highly of our site as to want to include a link to it in your blog.

We do not have a banner per se, but you are most welcome to use either of
these following images (the second is a smaller version of the first) for
that purpose. Please be sure to copy whichever file you decide upon to your
site rather than link to it from ours.

- Barbara

Urban Legends Reference Pages

I added the Snopes logo to my previous blog post...very nice, don't you think?

This social networking stuff works!

Happy Blog Day!

Blog Day 2007On Blog Day, we are asked to link to five of our favorite blogs and notify the bloggers that we have done so. In addition, we are to add the Blog Day tag and a link to the Blog Day website.

My day doesn't start off right without a visit to some of my favorite blogs. Life is serious enough, so I enjoy a little silliness with my morning coffee. Enjoy!

Cute Overload
Some of the silliest animal photos on the internet; has its own language to describe the incredible cutnesses including terms such as 'tocks (cute animal butts), muzzlepowsche (adorable animal muzzle with chubby cheeks), and redonk (ridiculously cute).

Stuff On My Cat
Just what it sounds like...reader submissions of cats in ridiculous poses with various household objects. Be sure to visit sister site Stuff On My Mutt.

A comic strip about a library. My non-librarian friends enjoy this strip as well, but it's more hilarious to us librarians because they make fun of the stuff we see every day!

New Urban Legends
What's new at's Urban Legend Reference Pages. People learn really quickly to not forward ridiculous e-mails to me...because I am evil and I click "reply all" with a link to the appropriate Snopes page. MUA HA HA HA HA

I Can Has Cheezburger
Daily submissions of the latest lolcats.

The Daily Kitten
OK, this makes six, but I can't resist seeing an adorable kitten every day.

Now I'm off to notify the bloggers that I've linked to them.

Have a most glorious three-day weekend...I know I will!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Things 3 and 4: Set up a blog and post it

Well, I set up a blog for TLC from the get-go, and I registered it on the first day, so this week was easy for me! :)

I enjoyed Rich's podcast very much and look forward to more of them.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Thing 2: Lifelong Learning

While this presentation contains extremely valuable information, I found it very painful to sit through. It took way too long and I dislike being read to.

That favorite part of it was the quote, "Even Tiger Woods had to learn the basics of golf." How true! So many times, people are afraid to learn something because it seems so overwhelming. Step back and remember to take it step by step. Each lesson is another brick in the foundation of your knowledge.

For me, the most important of the 7 Habits of Lifelong Learners is to PLAY! I learn best when I can experiment and fool around with a new program.

So let's get out there and play with the rest of the 23 Things!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Successful 2.0 Kickoff, and Thing 1: Registration

The Learning Challenge 2.O kickoff today at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library was fantastic! Nova library staff did a great job setting up the gallery with futuristic blinking toys, a 2.O logo backdrop, and great food. Carrie, Assistant Director of Reference, gave a presentation that was very well received by attendees. Marty, Dave, and I attended to "steal" ideas for BCL's kickoff in October. It is very exciting to collaborate with NSU on this fun and educational adventure.