Does anyone else just ignore emails cuz they’re afraid to open them then finally get up the courage to open them like a week later when it’s far too late to possibly be able to make up an excuse for how long it took so you can’t respond even though you want to now that you have the courage but you just can’t.
- Interviewer: Would you do it again?
- Elderly prostitute: Not for all the money in the world.
I try to participate in each #readadv chat, and #ewyagc. I’ve seen many good discussions in #libchat, #alscchat, and #titletalk as well. Try searching the hashtag in Twitter to find out when the next session of each is scheduled.
Beth Saxon (@BethReads on Twitter. What? You don’t follow her? Remedy that posthaste!) on Staying Awesome on Hiatus.
A few words on library-centric Twitter chats:
#readadv (hosted by Liz Burns, Kelly Jensen & me) is held on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, at 8 PM EST. We have a blog now, perhaps you’d like to read it?
#titletalk is a book discussion chat held on the last Sunday of the month at 8 PM EST.
#alscchat, sponsored by ALSC, is held on the second Thursday of the month at 9 PM EST.
#libchat is held every Wednesday 8-9:30 PM EST.
#ewyagc is the Early Word YA Galley Chat, held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 PM EST.
I highly recommend using TweetChat to keep track of all the tweets in a given chat. It’s free & easy to use.
#Iibchat is hit or miss because it covers such general topics but I have participated in a few sessions that were informative and engaging. I would recommend checking it out once to see if it is for you.
For medical libraries, check out #medlibs. I believe it’s hosted by @eagledawg.
This series is one of my very favorite things. <3
Why is there very little utility to women’s clothing? Why don’t we get pockets which actually open? Why do we have to put up with the ‘false pockets’ that are frequently sewn onto women’s jackets and pants to give visual interest without ruining the ‘line’ of the garment? Why, when pockets are actually present, are they so rarely large, stable, or loose enough to accommodate a phone or a wallet? And why, given this is the case, do women go on to cop so much flack for carrying handbags around with them?
Oh wait. Is this one of those double standards which we feminists are always going on about; one of those innocuous little things which everybody just accepts because it is the norm?
Women carry handbags. It is known.
But why? I have watched my male friends get ready to go out. They slip their wallet into one pocket, their keys into another, their phone into a third pocket, and some of them even still have spare pockets large enough to carry a novel for the journey. Those of my friends who wear women’s clothes, though, face an entirely different situation. If they are wearing the right jeans or jacket, they may have up to two usable pockets (not at all guaranteed). However, in most cases they won’t have any pockets at all. Utility and style rarely meet in women’s fashion, so they grab a bag.
Contrary to all the jokes, most women don’t ‘have’ to leave the house with everything they pack in their day-to-day handbag. Most of the items in a woman’s everyday handbag are in there because, if she’s going to have to carry it anyway, she might as well make it worth her while. Excuse us for making use of the one useful item we find in our wardrobes.
Oh lord, don’t get me started on this. This is a little thing that highlights a big equality problem between men and women. We need the same supplies as men to do the same job. When I stocked shelves it was impossible to find pants that would hold my wallet, my box knife, my badge, my keys, my gloves (I worked dairy/frozen) and my phone. I actually ended up not carrying my wallet or keys at all. Fuck if I’m carrying a purse *ever* but that certainly wouldn’t have helped on the job.
My husband? He holds all of that plus his insulin, packets of honey in case his blood sugar drops (or a vial of glucose tablets), glucometer, headphones, markers, and pencils. With plenty of room to spare. I’ve even seen him slip paperback books into empty pockets.
I remember watching I think it was Project Runway and the contestants had to design a new uniform for female postal workers. The one designer put utilitarian pockets on her design, and the judges yelled at her for it. They said something about it not being flattering, because you know, the key part of any uniform is not that it works for the job, but that it shows off your body in the best light possible.