How to get people to talk to you at open houses

Spoiler alert: the answer is bribery. Specifically, bribery with candy and T-shirts. School or community open houses are an important part of my job. This year, I've really been trying to be out in the community as much as possible because sometimes you have to meet people where they are. There will always be those … Continue reading How to get people to talk to you at open houses

Summer reading: so how’d I do?

As you can see, I've been having a leisurely Labor Day weekend, so leisurely in fact that I skipped by THursday posting schedule and started the weekend early. Actually, I worked on some of my YALSA protege stuff on Thursday so this fell by the wayside. But I still want to write one more post … Continue reading Summer reading: so how’d I do?

Planning! I’m going to learn to do it . . . later

I am not good at planning. Well, I'm OK at life/social planning because that usually involves someone inviting me to a party and me accepting. I put it on my calendar, I go to the party, and have a nice time. I'm so good at that! (A "family planning" joke just popped into my head … Continue reading Planning! I’m going to learn to do it . . . later

Busy and my summer guilty pleasures

So I'm doing a really bad job of this whole "post-two-times-a-week" thing. I'm sorry. I've been skipping Thursday with programming doubled over the summer and trying to take time to get the beach (GUYS! The water was so warm on Thursday - probably because it was 95 degrees all week - that I actually was … Continue reading Busy and my summer guilty pleasures