In my last post I wrote about aphids and how I found an article stating that mixing essential oils and water in a squirt bottle could kill them (rosemary, clove, thyme, and peppermint) so I gave it a shot. And... I can't really tell if it worked. The plants that were infested with them are… Continue reading Gardening Experiments: Update
I've been watching a lot of lectures on the Great Courses website on botany and specifically for growing food, and I've come across my greatest adversary yet: aphids. Evil little buggers. They have completely covered several of my plants, although they have not touched a few others. Apparently they don't like lavender. So that gave… Continue reading Gardening Experiments: Aphids
OK, so this isn't quite a game review since this game is still in development, but I wanted to make a quick comment (or seven) about it on here. I met the creators of this game at Denver Comic Con last year and thought the short video summarizing the game looked cute, so I picked… Continue reading Game Review: A Dragon Named Coal
I shared my blog with a good friend and got some very unexpected feedback regarding my post on BFRBs (Body Focused Repetitive Behavior). She said that, prior to reading my post, she hadn't even noticed my scars, despite the fact that I generally wear shortsleeved shirts that do expose much of my upper arms. It… Continue reading More discoveries regarding BFRBs
Or it has been for a week or two. NEVERTHELESS! It is here, and I am so happy! I absolutely love Animal Crossing, although I forget about it for months at a time and often come back to my village on my 3DS and the animal villagers are very upset with me. They certainly know… Continue reading Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is here!
We (librarians) see this all the time. Patrons return books with the pages dog-eared, passages highlighted or underlined in pen, marker, or pencil, and with writing in the margins. To us, it's obvious that these are things you do not do, but apparently the rest of the world doesn't understand this, so here I am… Continue reading Library 101: Book Etiquette
Something I've become increasingly aware of working at the Circulation desk for an hour a day is that the terms librarians (and library staff) use are not the ones that the patrons use, and it's largely because patrons don't know the difference between them. What patrons want is for their items to be there waiting… Continue reading Librarianish 101