Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Free Government Information Blog

I recently contributed to a blog post with one of my professors for a blog of a colleague of hers. He is a government documents librarian and runs the site Free Government Information.

The link is http://freegovinfo.info/node/3203.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Specs!

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to begin building my librarian wardrobe...less than six months until I'm a bona-fide librarian! This also requires building a sub-collection of awesome librarian glasses, obviously. Well, today I purchased my first pair! They came from Archangel Antiques in East Village and I have a brand new prescription to fill these babies!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Biblioball 2010

Last Saturday The Desk Set hosted it's annual Biblioball, the New York winter librarian ball. The event took place at the Bell House in Brooklyn and had a DJ who played 50s and 60s girl group pop, soul, and doo-wop, local bands, trapeze artists, and a raffle.

She flies through the air with the greatest of ease...

Ricki, Lis, and Me

At librarian parties, even the alcohol gets classified. That's the Dewey Decimal classification for beer.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall into Fall!

Fall is here and in fact, nearly gone! It's been a good one albeit extremely busy too. I picked pumpkins, hosted a cocktail party, inflamed my cornea, celebrated my favorite holiday, and almost been crush by the sheer amount of school work!

The next few weeks will be dedicated to finishing out this semester and trying not to pull my hair out. Below are pictures of my exploits!

Food spread at our cocktail party including stuffed mushrooms and graveyard cake

Pumpkin rum punch!

Babies in a pumpkin patch

Friday, October 22, 2010

Broadway: American Idiot

Wednesday evening, Lis got us discount tickets from the TKTS booth for American Idiot, Green Day's rock opera about punk rock kids in suburbia. The show was most excellent and brought a tear to my eye, recalling my own youth spent in anger and angst in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. The set was really awesome and the choreographer was extremely creative in the use of ariel space and the floor to ceiling rigging that dotted the set.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find a good video of the show, but I did find a number performed on David Letterman.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I finally found the video of me being interviewed at Coney Island! My quote is available 0:28 seconds in the clip!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Urban Tornado!

Yo, Toto! We are definitely not in Kansas, but apparently the tornado gods don't discriminate.

A tornado/fierce storm hit New York yesterday, mainly affecting the Park Slope/Bed-Sty area of Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens where one woman was killed. My neighborhood wasn't affected, but it did screw up the trains for the whole city, so it took me two hours to get home. It took 40 minutes to get from 14th st to Essex st (normally a 6 minute ride), another 30 minutes standing around waiting in various stations, and then a 45 minute walk from the Lower East Side to my house. Luckily we live not too far from the Williamsburg Bridge; I shudder to think about what would've happened had I still lived in Ridgewood.

Here's some of the damage in Park Slope:

(C) New York Times