Sunday, June 24, 2007

My MLS at work

The original link here for a comic strip dated June 11th did not work, so I'm finally getting around to editing.
Here's the link for Unshelved, a comic strip about a library done by Gene Ambaum and Tom Barnes.

I think if you visit, you'll find the June 11th strip, but it's all funny because it's true!

Hallmark Enters the 21st Century

At last!

I live in a part of the world where Hallmark rules. I happen to like buying Hallmark cards and products in part because I'm helping to pay the salaries of the some of the creative people who work there. The artists and writers who create Hallmark cards are not "sell-outs" as you might think. They are people who have chosen to work in a more structured environment, one that pays pretty well, but can be creatively stifling from time to time.

So it was exciting for me to see that Hallmark has a blog. Specifically, a Shoebox blog. Check out the Limericks and the Newsdroppings feature. Also be on the lookout for musical files coming up.

These guys get paid to write the cards that make you giggle or pull at your heartstrings (well, not the Shoebox people), but here they are goofing around just like any other humorous bloggers. I'm so happy. I hope Corporate does not pull the plug on the blog.

Like anyone reads my blog, but still...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Change is good--change is change, anyway

Here where I work, not only have I transitioned up into management (and that's literally as well as figuratively--we have two levels and youth services is down below), but we are getting a new branch manager!

Our current manager is retiring after 30 years in the system and she's been a pretty good mentor for me.

I'm looking forward to working with our new manager. He's got to be different. Our retiring one was very autocratic. At the same time, she was very hands off.

We'll see how things go.