Questionnaires are Awesome!

I am one of those weird people who actually enjoy filling out questionnaires, but then I also like making lists so I guess it makes sense. I found this one on either Tumblr or Facebook, I can’t remember which, so thought I might do an informational post about myself using these questions. I’m not going to do the full one because the post would go on forever and who needs all that? I added another three from this website

  • What are some of your favorite words? lugubrious, kerfuffle, splendiferous, susurrous
  • What do you label yourself as? Usually I consider myself a feisty librarian mom; an extroverted introvert/ambivert

Ambiverts

  • Favorite age you’ve been so far? Not sure I have a favorite per se, but ones I’ve had the most fun/most interesting time is a tie between 22 when I was in graduate school in Scotland and came into my own for the first time. I had a really good grasp on who I was and what I wanted, and I was having lots of fun and traveling a lot. The second time would probably be now, at 37 a year past my divorce and with someone who finally gets me and what I’m about, and just doing my day to day with my son, family and friends. It’s not been easy but I’ve grown stronger. 
  • You can only have one sandwich for the rest of your life. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is available, what do you choose? I would totally go with the sandwich I used to make all the time in Italy when I was studying abroad in my junior year of undergrad: freshly made focaccia, genoa salami, pecorino toscano or pecorino al tartufo (pecorino with black truffles), pesto, fresh spinach, and marinated artichokes. 

Truffle

  • You just found $100. How do you spend it? So this is assuming I’m not having an emergency or any bills to pay. I would go out for a super nice dinner with my boyfriend and then a Jurassic World toy for my son. 
  • The Celestial Gates Of Beyond have opened, much to your surprise because you didn’t think such a thing existed. Death appears. As it turns out, Death is actually a pretty cool entity, and happens to be in a fantastic mood. Death offers to return the friend/family-member/person/etc. of your choice to the living world. Who will you bring back? My maternal grandmother at full health because I miss her so much and couldn’t attend her funeral, plus I know how much my grandfather misses her.
  • Have you ever been admitted to the hospital? Only twice, once when I was five I had to get my stomach pumped after I got salmonella poisoning. And once when I was giving birth to my son. 
  • What is your favorite milkshake flavor? Right now it’s Banana Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • How long could you go without talking? Probably not very long. I can be introverted at times, but I tend to get lonely/bored easily and want to interact with people. Also tend to talk a lot when I’m nervous. 
  • Can you do any accents other than your own? Yes, though not very well. I can do Southern English, New Yorker, and vaguely Italian accent. My normal accent is generic American but when I get tired or am around other Southerners, my Southeastern American accent comes out. 
  • What do you like on your toast? Normally just butter and possibly some honey/agave. If they’re in season, smashed avocados. 
  •  If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today? If not, what would you change? No, I wouldn’t want to spend my last day working. I’d want to spend the day with my boyfriend, my son and my parents just hanging out, watching movies and playing games. 
  • How many of your friends would you trust with your life? Pretty much all of the ones I keep contact with on a daily basis because I know they have my back and in this case, my life
  • Other than money, what else do you get out of your current job? I love to help people so I get to do that, sharing books/DVDs with others, connecting people with their community and resources they need, helping to create a safe comfortable environment for others to enjoy their free time in

Awesome Tee For Library Assistant

Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. I couldn’t resist adding the below picture as it was pretty cool.

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It’s only a matter of time before I am sent out to do outreach at local area schools to talk about all the awesome things the library offers. We call our campaign the “Amazing Library Card Campaign” or ALCC for short. This includes all its virtual resources such as the many many databases such as: RBDigital/Flipster which has free online newspapers and magazines, Freegal (where you can get up to 5 free songs you can keep from the Sony music library), TumbleBooks (which will read to your child online while they follow along in print on the screen), Overdrive (aka Greater Phoenix Digital Library in my city) which offers a plethora of ebooks, e-audiobooks, and e-video. All of these resources are free with your library card. And the library card itself is free, something that always blows away children when I do outreach, that you can get all of this stuff for free. And if you’re a teen ages 12-18 in the Phoenix area, you should come check out Teen Central. With your ID or library card, you can use the Wii or Xbox, play an instrument in the Jam Room (or bring your own to practice with), or just play on the computers. Or even look for the newest YA fiction, manga or comics/graphic novels!