★ Liked “Op-Ed: Working as a librarian gave me post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms

Well, I can’t really say that I liked this op-ed as much as I appreciated the points it made. And I am looking forward to reading Amanda Oliver’s book when it comes out.

📚 William Gibson’s “Agency” update: Highlighting language that made me 😱. I mean, this sentence. “‘Eunice’s stub,’ corrected Lowbeer, abruptly appearing, upswept white hair backlit by the dim carmine glow of a Denisovan sex crevasse.” I had to read it aloud, it was so much.

★ Liked “Multiplayer game Kind Words is primarily about being nice

Playing this game is a truly life-affirming experience.

★ Liked “In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019

Visiting the library remains the most common cultural activity Americans engage in, by far.

That’s right! 🎉

📚 William Gibson’s “Agency” update: Just hit the part of the book where my brain has rewired itself enough to understand what is going on without having to reread every third sentence. Also known as 20% in. Also known as a heady, nerdy rush of love for science fiction.

Tardibot: Butler-bot shaped like a tardigrade in the latest William Gibson novel and I’m 100% here for it. 📚

Criminy & Crivens got new toys and treats in the KitNipBox that arrived today!

Brotherly love.

Crivens, on Sunday, in sun.

Also, this month’s digital detox has been excellent for my mental health. I’ve been spending quality time reading, journaling, chatting, doodling, and generally feeling less spun-up about every little thing. I have not vanquished the FOMO, but it is getting easier to ignore.

I’m spending this week helping out with interviews, which has been such a fun and illuminating process. But I’m missing my library! I was grateful for the library board meeting last night, a perfect end to a long workday. Now recharging with tea, kittens, and @FunkyPlaid.

Homemade chicken bulgogi. I’ll try this recipe with soy curls or tempeh next.

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Curried lentil soup: perfect for a rainy Sunday lunch.

Here’s the recipe.

Happy Caturday from Criminy and Crivens.

My heart filled with holiday cheer when I heard my coworkers call my name up the staff stairwell to make sure I didn’t get left behind after closing tonight. I love my library family! #librarylife

I am having such a morose holiday season this year. I miss my Zenny cat so much. Each day I am utterly grateful for the support of my beloved @FunkyPlaid, who has never judged me for feeling sad, no matter when it happens.

My spoiler-free review of #TheRiseOfSkywalker: It was a fitting end to the story. I loved it.

I don’t know if what I just made could really be considered pho, but substituting spaghetti squash for noodles worked out way better than I anticipated. Calling it a win.

Living with two four-month old kittens involves a lot of half-listening for the general sound of congenial mayhem … and when it is silent, knowing with a cold certainty that they have Discovered Something that is about to be destroyed.

Crivens and Criminy at their four-month checkup. I’m trying not to be maudlin when posting these, but they are growing up so fast!

I’m rewatching Part II of The OA, which is one of my all-time favorite stories. My lifetime writing goal is to someday tell a story that impacts others the way this story has impacted me.

Criminy & Crivens have discovered the front window this morning. We are watching their minds being blown.

Criminy prefers to perch.

Crivens loves to snuggle.

My Holidailies fell off the rails when I accidentally ingested gluten over the weekend and I haven’t bothered to restart it because let’s face it all I want to do is talk about my kittens and can you blame me? No, no you cannot.