Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My Favorite French Language Films from the 80s and onwards



-Le Château de ma mère

-La Gloire de mon père

-Jean de Florette

-Manon of the Spring

-A Very Long Engagement

-Un Coeur en Hiver

-Trois couleurs: bleu

-Au Revoir Les Enfants

-The Piano Teacher

-The Barbarian Invasions

-Trois couleurs: rouge

-La Double vie de Véronique

-Monsieur Hire

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


-Go to a drive-in movie

-Take the boy to play in the fountain in Olympia

-Get an Olympic Mountain ice cream cone at the Union Country Store, sit on the porch and watch the sun set over the Olympics

-Roast marshmallows over the fire at the Point

-Build a treehouse

-Pick wild blackberries and make a pie

-Drive down the Oregon Coast all the way to Yachats, eat good Mexican food, swim and roast hotdogs over a beach fire.

-Swim in the Canal on hot afternoons with the boy

-Take the rowboat out and have a picnic

-Camp out in the yard

-Eat lots of home grown tomatoes

-Drink my morning coffee in the sun on the back porch

-Read good books late into the night

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Crow Cam

Check out Jessica's Crow Camera. It's like being right in the nest!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sites 4 Students

I really enjoyed these Sites 4 Students---they're great resources. And I especially liked WriteBoard and Zoho. They're extremely useful in a public library setting where word processing/spreadsheets, etc. are limited to just one terminal. In the past I've recommended writely.com to patrons but with the broader capabilities of these two, I'll be recommending these for sure.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I'm not sure what to say. I've explored Twitter and set up an account but I guess I really don't see any relevancy to my life. I may just be a little too private to be broadcasting my daily (or hourly) activities to the world (or even just to my friends) and am frankly not that curious about every detail of their lives. When it comes right down to it, I don't think I can see a situation where I would ever use Twitter. Hmm.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Facebook--I'm not a Luddite

Hmm. I'm not sure what I really think about Facebook. As with a lot of social networking tools, I see the pros and cons--and the biggest con, to me, has to do with people getting accustomed to having their "private" information on view for all to see. It's not that anything will necessarily be done with this information (besides, of course, what we've already seen with Facebook and tracking), at least on the face of it--but, it could lead to potential abuse down the line (at a point when most citizens may be so used to displaying personal details online that no thought of privacy infringement even enters their mind). It may just be a first step in this direction. Scary.

But, having said this, I am not unaware of the fact that I'm a bit guilty of this, too (with my blog info--books I'm reading, restaurants I like, etc.).

Friday, December 14, 2007


I've been editing the Port Orchard Library wiki that Wally set up and although most of it's been really straightforward, certain features have been extremely frustrating. I'm not sure why what you see in the editing mode doesn't correspond to the regular mode. Also, for some reason, I can't get the background color to be applied. Why????

I think that wikis can be a really useful tool--the library could really utilize them for things like patron book reviews, suggestions, etc. That being said, I know that at the reference desk, I'm hesitant to ever suggest Wikipedia as a credible resource.