Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Ringling Museum of Art

Barbara and Steve came down from Atlanta for the New Year's Eve weekend and we went down to Sarasota to spend an afternoon on the beautiful Ringling estate. (Barbara took most of the pictures.)

When we got back to Tampa, we picked up Dylan and Marley, then met Jen, Leigh and Gretchen for an evening at Cappy's (we went to the one in Seminole Heights, of course) -- good pizza, salad, beer, friends, dogs.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

For candidates, every vegetable is a landmine

Scott Simon's commentary on Weekend Edition Saturday is always smart; today's piece, on how ridiculous some of these debates have been, hits the spot.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Blogging, blogging, everywhere

You may know that the reason I started this blog was to have a training tool for library staff (and that includes me). I'm on the team for Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative's Library 2.0 training and everyone who participates will need to have a blog to use as a sort of a workbook. Finally the training is beginning and we have been posting to the hcplc = Lib 2.0 blog since Monday; in January the actual lessons will begin. I also was given the green light on Tuesday to start to use a blog to communicate with my staff. Susan's Libraries won't be of much interest to anyone who isn't my staff, but the training blog might be, especially if you want to learn about this web 2.0 world.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Movies I saw this week.

We hardly go to see movies at all, much less two in one week, preferring our living room, our nice TV, the company of our dogs. Or live theater. Or a book.
But we had passes to an advance screening of Charlie Wilson's War last Thursday night and since it has Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts, seemed worth a few hours out during the week. And it was. So now I think I finally get what 9/11 was about....

And yet another movie in the same week!
We went to see I'm Not There at the Tampa Theatre yesterday. I thought it was an amazing movie, complex but engrossing, surprising, beautiful, and what a soundtrack. This is definitely one I need to watch more than once, and with commentary.