First Day Back

Today was my first day back at work, and the timing for these new Richard Armitage pictures proved perfect. Everyone, well, many people, talked about the cream-coloured sweater in a photo spread for a recent article. The one with the plaid shirt and tie was not the look or the book catching my eye in … Continue reading First Day Back

When the Universe Throws You a 6’2 inch LifeLine

When someone asks me, 'How's work?' providing a response needs its own choreography. Our department had changed before Covid and during the lockdown, things accelerated as we shifted to online services. In short, we are stressed and what keeps me from going over the edge as everyone else was on that same edge. I ignored … Continue reading When the Universe Throws You a 6’2 inch LifeLine

We Are All Fleabag

It's a typical Sunday in Winnipeg for me. I attended my 9 am spin class, also called RPM, and changed into my clothes for 11 am mass. The parish I attend has a rotation system to allow people to attend mass in person while keeping to public health orders. The mass also does a livestream … Continue reading We Are All Fleabag

Music Monday: Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)

Tik Tok is a time suck. However, it's a fun time suck, but a time suck nonetheless. From time to time, the micro-vlogging platform comes with some gems like the various challenges popping up all over the place. In this case, Taylor Swift's classic song Wildest Dreams off her 1989 album. On Tik Tok, there's … Continue reading Music Monday: Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)

When You’re Glad He Shaved His Beard Off

When people hear I work in a library, I get things along the line of, "Oh, that sounds great! All that silence and time to read." My reality: Try to remember how to sign out a book after not using the system for over a year.Mail out books if needed.Get used to our laptop loan … Continue reading When You’re Glad He Shaved His Beard Off

Mask On, Mask Off, or Public Health Orders in Manitoba

I can hear the LibChat notification go off in my sleep. My college began its two-week student event, and no rehearsal can anticipate one technical bug messing things up. The school year has already started, and my to-list takes on the routine of students back in classes, though it's online. For the past few weeks, … Continue reading Mask On, Mask Off, or Public Health Orders in Manitoba

Right, This Time We Twitter Right

A while ago, I disconnected this blog from my Stacks and Ranges Twitter account and took a social media break. I reconnected a while ago and noticed I am no on as much as I used and not sharing as much personal stuff. I have people from the college following me at Stacks and Ranges … Continue reading Right, This Time We Twitter Right

Second Dose, Second Chance

Today I get my second dose I followed vaccine developments through the news and, ironically, on Twitter. There's a number of scientists on Twitter, real ones, citing actual research. While Pfizer shipments will slow down in early July, Moderna shipments will increase to Canada. I booked my appointment for Pfizer before the slowdown was announced … Continue reading Second Dose, Second Chance

So, The Universe Listened…

He's been quiet. Richard Armitage is normally quiet and especially quiet when working. One day, probably while washing the dishes, my mind picked up bits of information and concluded he must be done with his latest project. (In this case, Harlen Coben's Stay Close for Netflix.) What are you up to? I asked the universe, … Continue reading So, The Universe Listened…

Music Monday: Current Favourites I will listen to a song a repeat during a task. The lyrics may inspire me during a task, the music turns off a the monkey-chatter part of my brain to help me focus, or I want to dance out an emotion. Having a monthly subscription to Spotify proved a smart investment since I … Continue reading Music Monday: Current Favourites