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Heather Teysko
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I like: Beethoven, lolipops, my husband, cats, the interwebs, music, books, the Renaissance, & other stuff
I like: Beethoven, lolipops, my husband, cats, the interwebs, music, books, the Renaissance, & other stuff

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Wrote a little review of what I think about the 3M Cloud Library on the Califa blog. In general - love it!  Nice Launch celebration they had in Pasadena this morning.  Currently: packing for ALA.  About to head out for the evening walk around the lake.  Feeling a bit more zen today now that I've given up the need to have things be perfect at ALA in our booth.  Point 1: I'm not making up brochures about our ebook project.  It seems counterintuitive to hand people paper about something digital.  I'm adding a page to our website, and that will suffice (time spent at kinko's today: 2 hours.  time saved at kinko's by making that decision: another 2 hours.  Reward for time spent and saved at kinko's: Panera yumminess)

Feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment: end-of-year invoice and renewals craziness, ALA this weekend (and we have a booth to prepare for, though we'll be lucky if I remembered to order furniture for it), our ebooks project... Two things I don't give up, no matter how busy I am: my daily walk around the lake, and my Artists Way Morning Pages.  And really, whatever doesn't get done just doesn't get done.  Nobody's going to die if an invoice is late, no matter how it might seem like it.  Trying to be zen about everything. 

And tonight I did something fun: Booked our tickets to Iceland for mid-July when we'll be going from London (#ItsARoughLife)  In 10 days I'll be working from London.  In 4 weeks I'll be in Iceland.  Tomorrow I'll be in Pasadena and Glendale at the 3M Cloud Library Launch.  This weekend is Anaheim.  I'm not unpacking my suitcase from PA - just doing laundry and folding it right back into the suitcase.  I chose to live this way, though, and I love it.  I love being mobile.  Years ago my friend Stacey coined a phrase that I still use - we were talking about how, in an ideal world we'd be able to have jobs that let us live anywhere and everywhere, so that we weren't tied to a desk.  And she said we were aiming for Global Status.  Have wifi and Skype number, will travel. 

I just really need to get these invoices done first!

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Two sites I'm excited to play with today:
NetGalley.com, where you can get free ebook versions of galley copies of books, without having to lug them down 34th street from the Javitz Center while you're leaving BookExpo and it's totally crowded and you almost fall on your face because you're carrying so many heavy damn books, and you're cursing the fact that you love to read, because really, people who are just into birdwatching don't seem to have this problem;
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art.sy, which is a website about art, which basically lets you follow artists, learn about different schools of art, buy works that are available, and look at pretty pictures.  Today I'm learning about German Expressionism (which I had previously thought was an oxymoron, seeing as how the Germans I know tend to not be the most expressed people, but you learn something new every day...)
http://art.sy/#!/gene/die-brucke

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Why I won't be finishing 50 Shades of Grey, and won't be getting the sequel.  Spoiler: it has nothing to do with whether or not it's evil.

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Went to St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster today.  It's one of the oldest churches in the oldest inland city in the US.  Episcopal: liberal, mystical, and traditional. 

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Empire state building playing tourist
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like g+ has been advertising loads after the facebook IPO - the other day every ad before a video on youtube was a g+ ad.  Well, it's worked on me - I'm coming back, google!  I love the new chromebook update, by the way.  This was in The Strand last week - my favorite place when I lived in NYC (was there for BookExpo).

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After seeing the otters that looked like the Sherlock actor yesterday, I made my own collection of animals that look like +Mark Hoppus

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Spending the day online on our web conference, The Edgy Librarian (#edgylib) Right now: david riordan of the NYPL Labs talking about their project - Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and my fave - the map warper

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I love this article about ways to survive during the wikipedia blackout. I especially love the fact that they bring up the library. What they miss, though, is that you don't have to physically go to the library to get info. Your local public library has loads of info online - databases they pay for, for example, where you can do research from home, just logging in with your library card number.
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