these are not my del.icio.us links

But I do have a backlog of things to tell you about and only a medium amount of time to tell them to you, so I will be a little brief. I have been in New Hampshire peeking in at some of the election stuff and visiting with friends and now I’m really going to get going work and travelwise starting tomorrow. While I did my reading wrap-up here, I did my swimming and guestroom wrap-ups over at jessamyn.com. This year I may try to revive my “libraries visited” list now that I’ve got Flickr to help me out with the organizing, but it’s too early to tell if that will really work.

I’ve been to one library this year so far, the all-new Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough MA. The library was way the heck up a hill and in a teeny building when I was growing up and we went there all the time. The librarians were always encouraging me to read whatever I wanted and my Mom stopped in often to get the new Ed McBain mysteries. The library outgrew its space and an all-new library was built and opened in 2005. I went there with my Mom yesterday and said hi to the library director who said she reads my blog (hi Maureen!). The last time I went to the old library as a patron I was probably in my late teens and I don’t think they even had computers yet. The new library is huge and lovely and has wifi. It’s also walking distance from the elementary school which is good news all around. It was fun to pop in there and get a real eyeful of how things have changed.

So here are a few things I thought you might be interested in, and my apologies for the brevity.

3 Responses to “these are not my del.icio.us links”

  1. Scott Douglas Says:

    Forgive me for all the reminding about my book! Please remember for every book sold, you help pay for my wedding! Just kidding…sort of.

    On a serious note, for every book sold money is going to 826la. This is a great organization, and if you haven’t checked them out you should: http://www.826la.org

    Thanks for the link…

  2. Lichen Says:

    Hey, Jessamyn! Thanks for the nod – it’s super fun to be in a place that’s happy to let me test all my wacky ideas. They haven’t rolled their eyes once. Last night I replaced our static page header with a flickr badge http://www.manchester.lib.nh.us so now they’ll be a new photo every day. Whoo-hoo!

  3. Doug from CT Says:

    Hi Jessamyn,

    I’m still a loyal reader. I don’t get the swim chart, though. Is that minutes up the left side there (what, the x axis? I failed all maths)? Is Lake Champlain seriously more than 82 miles long? I’ve been swimming, too; working a lot on the roll and the arm-over-a-barrel. Mentally exhausting!

    Doug