Tuesday, April 24, 2018

T-Rex Tea Party at the Library!

This post was authored by Jennifer Johnson, my amazing 2018 blog intern. Check out the rest of her programming posts here.

Happy spring! This month’s program is a perfect mesh of high-interest topics for kids from all walks of life. If your young patrons love tea parties, dinosaurs and/or free snacks, then this program is sure to be a hit! And what’s great is that I was fortunate enough to be able to take it on the road as an outreach program as well. Are you ready to dine with the dinosaurs? Here we go!

Person wearing an inflatable T-rex costume waving at children sitting at a table

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

On Having it All Figured Out

[This is another self-indulgent blog post about my life. You're welcome to read it. If you're looking for a good Youth-Services-related read, check out "There's No Room for 'Priceless' in My Advocacy" by Amy Koester.]

I’ve been spending time with 20-year-old me lately.

It started out because Caleb and I are writing a toast for a friend who’s getting married next month. I met this person in college and we became closer friends in Junior year. I thought that maybe I could dig through my old journals and see if there were any funny stories we’d forgotten about to share.

There wasn’t much of what I was hoping for besides stories we revisit any time we get the chance; because, of course, we are obviously the funniest people we know.

Crossword clue taped on a denim background.
Text originally said "Peggy Lee hit",
has been changed to say "Peg Leg hit*."
This is the front of my journal from 2003.

What I did find, though, were the musings of a version of myself that I hadn’t forgotten but I also hadn’t checked in with in a long time. And I came to a realization:

35-year-old me would scare the hell out of 20-year-old me in all of the best ways.

Friday, April 13, 2018

New design! And a housekeeping note on muting updates

Check out my new design from Chris at On a Roll Designs! Yes, the background is the same LEGO-smiley-people you know and love.

I am planning to migrate content over the next few weeks! To avoid getting your Feedly page spammed with old content, click here to learn about adding me to a mute filter.

If you follow me by email, I'm able to turn off your subscription until everything is done.

I'll be posting some original content in the meantime. I'll post on both blogs so that you'll still receive the content!

When the migration is finished, I'll be sure to update the old one so you'll be alerted to unmute this one!

(Gotta say, it's pretty fun to know this post is only being seen by like 30 people so far. Hello! Did you know you're my favorites, probably?)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Updating feeds!

I realized I needed to have a post here in the meantime in order for feeds to start!
Hang tight,