Me Me Meme

I was tagged by @semisweetshadow

Rules: tag 9 users you want to get to know better I guess?

How old are you?: 34 

Current job: High school Spanish teacher

Dream job: High school Spanish teacher with only 3 or 4 classes, 2-3 hours of prep time each day, and like 20% more salary

What are you talented at?: jury-rigging, making people feel safe, hearing subtly different phonemes

What is a big goal you are working towards, or have already achieved?
working towards: buying a house; accomplished: grew myself up, including actual self-esteem!

What is your aesthetic?: Uh…I’m not sure how to describe it. Or if I even have one. 

Do you collect anything?: not really? I mean I have a lot of books and comics. And craft supplies.

What is a topic you’re always up to talk about?: Star Wars, various other sci-fi/fantasy/comic book stuff, language/linguistics, crafts, inclusiveness in media

What’s a pet peeve of yours?: people opening the microwave before it’s done and then not pressing cancel so there’s time just sitting on it in your way of seeing what time it is. 

Good advice to give?: The more you know about how you work, the more you can choose who you want to be.

Recommend three songs:
“Blood in the Cut” by K.Flay, “Hombre bueno” by Depedro, “Lay Your Hands” by Simon Webbe

I’m tagging: @notebookishtype @themadcapmathematician @thelittlenoctua @the-bi-writer @vhsgal @lustfulpasiphae @imsfire2 @moodybluestocking @writinredhead

Clearly no pressure.

The Tick Tock of his Hearts

Summary: Set before Turn Left, the dimension canon sends Rose to 1990’s Montreal. She meets the Eleventh Doctor for the first time, but he’s not himself— literally— he’s had to use the chameleon arch. Neither Rose nor the Doctor recognizes the other. That doesn’t stop trouble from finding them (or is it the other way around?) (Not a Human Nature AU) 

Prompt: running, jealousy or kisses

Rating: All ages

Words: ~4k

A/N: Written for arethestarsouttonight my Secret Santa recipient. Happy Holidays! I hope you like your gift :D

Thanks to the lovely lixabiz for the beta.     Ao3

Rose managed to stop running before hitting the brick wall. Jake had got to fix the kinetic energy stabilizer on the dimension canon. It wouldn’t do to break her nose in a parallel universe. She braced herself against the wall and took several deep breaths, until her head had stopped spinning and her heart had slowed down.

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Care Kit

I’ve seen many posts on how to make a care kit, so I made my own! 1. Get a box or bag. What type? - Backpacks - Tupperware bins or containers - shoe box - coffee container - Pencil holder - Hat box - Egg crate - purse - ANY bag or container. I got two, a big one for at home, and a small one for travel.

  1. Decorate it! My box already had a pattern on it, so I didn’t want to decorate it, but you can if you want! With what?

    • Pins
    • Glitter
    • Paint
    • Ribbons
    • Clips
    • Duct Tape
    • Sharpies
    • Stickers
    • Patches
  2. Fill it with happy things to use when you feel sad! Like what?

    • Coloring books or page (easily found using google.)
    • Crayons
    • movies
    • Candy
    • Comics
    • Tea
    • Books
    • Crafts
    • Cheap MP3 player with relaxing music on it
    • stickers
    • Stuffed animals
    • Fuzzy blankets or socks
    • candles
    • Notebooks
    • Pictures
    • Heating pads or Microwaveable warmers.
    • Spa stuff
    • Good scented lotions or soap
    • Favorite non-perishable snacks
    • Sensory Objects
    • Fidget toys (See my post on fidget toys:
  • Anything that makes you happy!!




Tess Goldwasser is a youth services librarian at St. Mary’s County library. Previous to working in a library she was a radio DJ, a manager at a department store, a telemarketer, and a costumed mascot for a restaurant chain. Her interests include: British television, comic books, craft beer, fantasy RPGs, music, animals, and shiny things.

What’s your absolute favorite beer ever?
Dragon’s Milk by New Holland. Seriously. I feel like that beer was made to be a gift from the world especially to me. So craymazing. That means crazy amazing. I had to make up a word to describe how good it is.

Name your top three fictional characters (books only): Who’d you marry, who’d you, uh, be intimate with, and who’ you kill?
I’m gonna keep who I’d f and who I’d marry a secret, but I’d kill Joffrey Baratheon. Again and again.

What’s the career path for our marvelous Tess?
I have literally no idea. If you’d have told me years ago I’d be working with kids at a library I’d have told you you’re delusional. So as for years from now? Who knows. My fantasy? Running my own brewery/dog rescue.

What’s her favorite cookie/baked item?
Fave cookie: Oatmeal chocolate chip. Fave baked item: German chocolate cake. I’m also extremely fond of doughnuts. I know you didn’t ask for that info. I just felt compelled to tell you.

What’s her shoe size?
Why are you asking? Are you going to buy me shoes? Do you want to borrow my shoes? Are you trying to find out if I’m hiding huge, hairy, hobbit feet under my skirts? The answer is 7 ½.


CM Winters Palacio is a college Librarian and proud member of Local 1600 CCCTU’s executive board and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. plus a proud Chicago south side resident.  She is the recent co-host of PBS-TV20 (WYCC) original Chicago education talk show, “The Professors.”  She is also an alumna of DePaul University (BA 1996) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MS 1997). Accomplishments include the Democracy for America A+ Citizen Award and the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians leadership fellow as well as a proud alumna of the candidates training programs sponsored by Emily’s List, Camp Wellstone, and Democracy for America.

If you were on a deserted island and had to survive eating only cereal. what would that cereal box be?
If I were on a deserted island and had to survive eating only cereal then I would choose Cheerios. 

If you were on a deserted island and had to survive eating only cereal. what would that cereal box be?
If I could have any super power then I would choose Wonder Woman’s golden lasso and would use it all the time especially on our Chicago aldermen and alderwomen. 


It’s hard for me to believe, but I’ve been working in libraries since 1981, where I’ve typed and filed catalog cards and planned new buildings. Other than libraries, I’ve also worked in a metal shop; ask me about it some time.

What did you wear to prom?
What did I wear to prom? I graduated from high school in 1979 in rural Oklahoma. It probably would have been a leisure suit (who remembers those things), bluegray, with one of those shirts with ruffles. I probably would not have worn a tie, just to be different. My hair was very long, so that would have been part of the look too. But, alas, I didn’t go. We’ll all just have to imagine what it would have been.


Kelly Kietur is an archivist at a private archive in the Metro Detroit area. She enjoys archival advocacy, trying to bridge the divide between librarians and archivists, being a loudmouth on the internet, the internet in general, textile arts, and making new friends.

What or who is your aesthetic idol?
I can’t pick one so here’s a list: old internet/computer aesthetics, 1970s interior design, vintage Pyrex, Lil’ Kim’s "Crush on You” video, your grandma, holographic everything. My aesthetic inspiration changes daily so it’s hard to pin a lot down.

Where did you get them glasses, gurl?
They came from a local store by my house! They are vintage glasses so I don’t even know where you’d find another pair. I mean probably on the internet somewhere, but I don’t have a model name or anything.

Who are your library crushes?
-Caitlin Brennecke, who has the maddest hustle I’ve ever seen
- April Conant, strong, sometimes silent, can leap across the state of Michigan in a single bound
- JP Porcaro, big personality, even bigger heart, the realest dude in the game
- everyone else out there hustling trying to make their libraries/archives/information palaces great, I see you and I love you


Krishna Grady (@darcyeyre) is a Children’s Librarian/Program Coordinator in Connecticut. She enjoys fiber arts, dancing, fantasy novels and tea. Her dream is to write a children’s musical and tour it around the globe.

    How do you give yourself cat eye makeup?
    It takes quite a bit of patience and a steady hand. I actually took stage makeup classes in high school and college so part of it is tons of practice but whenever I need a refresher I watch youtube videos.

      How do you remember all your brilliant rhymes and songs?
      It comes from my background in theater. Most of the time I was in a show and memorizing music and dialogue for another show but really I don’t know. The lame answer = I just do. Just between you and me sometimes my mind goes blank and then I just make up rhymes.

        Who are your library crushes?
        So much pressure and so many crushes! Ok here goes… Courtney Young, James McNutt, Amanda L. Goodman, Marian McLeod and my former work husband Britton Ozburn


        Amanda Brennan is an internet librarian who specializes in researching the history of memes and other viral content throughout the web. She is currently on the Content & Community team at Tumblr where she explores and evaluates trends throughout the network.

        • What is her favorite thing about librarianship?
          Knowing all the things. Or at least how to find all the things. Being an expert of knowledge is what drew me to the profession and what keeps me going.
        • If she could have a super power what would it be?
          To be able to stop time. Mostly so I can have about 5 extra hours a day to do all the stuff I want to do.
        • What is the one piece of clothing she can’t live without?
          Right now, the scarf in my photo. It’s a giant blanket and super cozy. But year round, the skirt in my photo. I love it so much, I own it in three colors.

        Time for the February giveaway!

        This month we have two bags of limited edition Nocking Point coffee by Stephen Amell of Arrow, the first five issues of the newest Hawkeye comic series, a “Make your own arrows” kit for the most archeryish holiday and a Robin Hood decal.

        To enter, please like and repost so that I know you are interested in receiving the items. If you are in the USA, I will pay for shipping. If you are outside the USA and want to enter, please help pay for shipping if you win. :)

        The contest will end the morning of the 6th. Good luck!


        Proudly display your character or your ship, with our latest heart-shaped pendant designs, featuring:

        All six designs are newly available in our Etsy shop, for only $5 each (plus shipping).

        anonymous asked:

        Hey, I saw you at the Edmonton Expo today! I love your cartoons, they're always so cheerful and fun. I myself like to cartoon but am suffering from "cartoonist's block"; could you tell me about how you come up with inspiration?

        Thanks so much for visiting! Everyone (everyone!!!) faces creative blocks, so try not to let it get you down! There are lots of different strategies to get out of a funk: change of scenery, change of pace, technical exercises and studies (try going to a coffee shop and doing a study of something you’re really unfamiliar with!)… I think one of the best ways is to go looking for stuff that you like, whether that be film, cartoons, comics, books, crafts, knitting… anything! Go consume some things that get you excited. I think lots of people will tell you that.

        If you’re looking for some good motivation words, I love (looove) listening to Junot Diaz talk about creative work, and there’s also this great excerpt from an Ira Glass interview. Both of those usually pick me up when I’m feeling frustrated. Hope that helps! Keep drawing!!!