Lookit! My last entry got noticed by Geek & Sundry. Thanks for mentioning me, guys :)
Speaking of things that are both geeky and awesome, I am very excited about something a friend showed me on Patrick Rothfuss’ website:
This is totally what I wear to work... I do want those shoes, however. In flats...
Speaking of work, I stumble across this post on Tumblr, which sums up why I’ve decided I want to persue work as a children’s specialist:
The full quote, from Neil Gaiman (who else?):
“Stories that you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely visit.” ~ from M is for Magic
Something else library related that I think will make your day:
Recently, a library customer left her laptop at the bus stop outside a library. Another library customer found the laptop and took it into the library, on the assumption that the owner might return to the library to look for it.
That’s exactly what happened. The owner took a cab back to the library and found the laptop waiting for her there. She left the note above for her anonymous saviour on the bus stop hydro pole, thanking him/her and relaying the cabbie’s similar story that he shared during the cab ride.
After a shitty day at work, with printer problems, kids breaking the elevator, and grumpy old men being indignant over having to prove they still live in the municipality once a year (“I’ve lived here for 40 years! I’m not moving any time soon.” Well that’s great sir, but I have no way of knowing that and unfortunately your word is not going to cut it with the Public Libraries Act) I really needed to read something like that :)
The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) ended on labour day weekend. Here is a round-up of yarn and fibre-related goodness. Sorry, they’re cell phone pictures…
The Peru booth of hand-knits and crafts was a stop I had to make.
A close-up of the 100% alpaca coat. The fibres were more glorious in real life.
Incredibly detailed kids and baby sweaters.
This fantastic crochet top, I mean lady, sat in front of me at the talk by Richard Palmisano on hauntings at the CNE grounds.
These three pics below are of a display on sheep at the Farm Building <3
This llama was not impressed with my taking her picture.
Alpacas with funny haircuts.
And now I’m off to finally start work on my shrug. Hope everyone has a great weekend!