Tuesday, July 31, 2007


So, here's the picture from TeVA that I like:

Ok, so I like more than the picture - I love the title!

"I'm Livin' In Hopes of Gettin' a Man, a Real Man"

Makes you wonder what she had found before, a hamster in a suit?

3rd party tools and mashups

What I have discovered in my dip into the world of 3rd party tools and mashups is that I like the mashups better - that and I really don't like any of the pictures that I am in. I really like the Colr Pickr; that's so neat!

I did make a librarian trading card, but as the sight of myself looking back at me was scary, I didn't save it.


So, I created my first Flickr account. I have lots of friends who have an account, and share their pictures of various things, and I thought that I didn't need one. Who'd want to see my pictures? Imagine my surprise when, once I uploaded my first picture, I was mentally configuing how many pictures that I could stuff in there.

Why, oh why do I do this to myself. I know I love this kind of thing (yes, I am a geek, thank you very much). Oh, yes, I remember why now; this is part of Learning 2.0!

For those of you who want to take a peek, my Flickr site is http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryoddity/

Monday, July 30, 2007

Surprises from TEL

I'm used to using TEL, so I wasn't expecting many surprises. However, I had never looked up something of personal interest (the searches I usually do are work-related). Wow, you can get knitting patterns on TEL! I'm so excited! A new knitting resource can be had using TEL: book reviews, articles, and even knitting patterns.


Friday, July 27, 2007

7 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners

Ok, so here are the 7 1/2 habits in brief:

  1. Determine your goal
  2. Be active
  3. View problems as challenges
  4. Be confident
  5. Create your own toolbox
  6. Use technology to your advantage
  7. Teach or mentor others

and 7.5 Play!

Ok, I've got 7.5 down pat for sure. Considering that I have a rubber band gun in my desk drawer and a water-squirting shark on top of my desk, I've got 7.5 in the bag.

My biggest hurdle in these is viewing problems as challenges. In my world problems are thing to overcome and move on from. Yes, you can learn from them, but you certainly don't go seeking them out. I know, no one does, but you have to admit, it does take a different mindset to be positive about problems in your live, or in your learning of a new thing.

This mindset reminds me of the Fish! program.

Wow, a new blog!

Well, lookee here! There's a new blog in town! Oh what, oh what will I do with myself now that I not only always have an opinion, but my own place to post it!

I'm doing this in part because of the Learning 2.0, but also because I know so many others with online blogs, and now I'm part of the pack!

Maybe I'll actually find something of interest to blog about!