Tess the Archbrarian

Miscellany on the art and science of information

Dec 3

Nov 28
“All of the pain, all of the nuances of feeling, all the senses of poetry and music when I’d watch the sunset or the sunrise, or watch people, I only had one place to take it, and I painted.” Ezra Jack Keats. Read at: http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/Snowy-Day-at-Contemporary-Jewish-Museum-4070747.php

Georgia-a-Day:  I want to take a pic of my 14 yr old dog, each day and share until her 15th birthday.  :-D

—Georgia didn’t get to live to 15, but, she looked darn good. I miss her.  (I miss you, Georgia).

Georgia-a-Day: I want to take a pic of my 14 yr old dog, each day and share until her 15th birthday. :-D

—Georgia didn’t get to live to 15, but, she looked darn good. I miss her. (I miss you, Georgia).


Georgia-a-Day #2:   she looks a little sad in the AM

—My old dog, Georgia.  She passed away this year, April 19th.  April feels like a century ago.

Georgia-a-Day #2: she looks a little sad in the AM

—My old dog, Georgia. She passed away this year, April 19th. April feels like a century ago.


The rope so big…looks like giant two-headed octopuses

The rope so big…looks like giant two-headed octopuses


“Always know in your heart that you are bigger than anything that can happen to you.” Dan Zadra

Holiday parties are all the rage…

What will I wear? I’m on the look out for a navy blue, wool, knee length pencil skirt. Please toss me one my way.

libraryvixen:

Come on down, would love to show off the library we have been working so hard on. 

xoxo, lv

centersexculture:

Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive Holiday Soirée

Sunday, December 9th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco

The Center is happy you are here with us this holiday season. We are having a soirée in appreciation of our members, volunteers, and interns and as an open house for our Library & Archives. Enjoy food, mingle, and check out our library! We will also be having a book sale with erotica, vintage porn mags, and more.

About the Center for Sex and Culture Library & Archive:

The Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archive was born from, and is sustained by, donated collections of books, magazines, journals, zines, comics, dissertations, works of art, videos, memorabilia, and the personal papers of key members of the community. It is being cataloged by a team of dedicated volunteers and interns, under the supervision of Anissa Malady, MLIS. To learn more, visit: http://www.sexandculture.org/lbry


Aug 8
At the Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archives:Tijuana Bibles. According to staff, curator and founder, these were typically 2-panel, 8 page comics that surfaced around the 1920s-30s.  

The above photograph, courtesy of our Library Intern Shelli, was taken from storage earlier this week.

At the Center for Sex & Culture Library and Archives:
Tijuana Bibles. According to staff, curator and founder, these were typically 2-panel, 8 page comics that surfaced around the 1920s-30s.

The above photograph, courtesy of our Library Intern Shelli, was taken from storage earlier this week.


Jun 21
Wearing black shirt..but label is scratchy (what up DKNY?) Solution? Apply medical tape from first aid station to label. Problem solved :D

Wearing black shirt..but label is scratchy (what up DKNY?) Solution? Apply medical tape from first aid station to label. Problem solved :D


Jun 14

Robo call?

  • Robo: "Hi, we'd like to have you talk to a real, live agent, Sheila. She's going to talk to you about supplementing your current life insurance policy."
  • [Silence]
  • [Thinking to self]: "I should hang up. But, allow yourself to lie."
  • [Live Person comes on the phone]
  • [Static]
  • Live Person: "(crackle) Hi, is Miss Seymour there?"
  • Me: "No, and she won't be for some time. She went away on business. For a whole month---
  • [Pause]
  • ---She's in China."
  • Live Person: "Okay, we'll call back then."
  • ;-/
  • Ein: "Who was that, honey?"
  • Me: "Just someone. It was a live person. I was curious to know how alive they were doing a job such as that."

May 1
staff:

Name The Underground New York Public LibraryLocation NYCFirst post December 2011

The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the plentiful and diverse reading-riders of New York City’s subways. Beneath the streets, photographer Ourit Ben-Haim takes candid shots of commuters with their books and posts them with the book titles and other commentary. Weekly features include a Sunday bible-reader, a Friday e-book reader, and mystery titles that are solved by the Tumblr community.

Also check out…

FULLMETALPIXEL!
Development blog for Full Metal Pixel, a game created by this guy.

PenLive
The Pen American Center is liveblogging its annual World Voices Festival of International Literature. Hear from authors like Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, Jennifer Egan, Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead and many more.

Tonight: I Love Charts Book Launch and NYC Tumblr Meetup
Celebrate Tumblr’s own I Love Charts book launch with a special Tumblr Meetup 6-11pm at Hôtel Americano.

staff:

Name The Underground New York Public Library
Location NYC
First post December 2011

The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the plentiful and diverse reading-riders of New York City’s subways. Beneath the streets, photographer Ourit Ben-Haim takes candid shots of commuters with their books and posts them with the book titles and other commentary. Weekly features include a Sunday bible-reader, a Friday e-book reader, and mystery titles that are solved by the Tumblr community.

Also check out…

FULLMETALPIXEL!
Development blog for Full Metal Pixel, a game created by this guy.

PenLive
The Pen American Center is liveblogging its annual World Voices Festival of International Literature. Hear from authors like Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, Jennifer Egan, Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead and many more.

Tonight: I Love Charts Book Launch and NYC Tumblr Meetup
Celebrate Tumblr’s own I Love Charts book launch with a special Tumblr Meetup 6-11pm at Hôtel Americano.


Apr 26
Georgia-a-Day: Georgia Has Left the Building.

We put our Georgia dog down Thursday.  This has been like the biggest loss I’ve encountered in quite a long time. I’ve been taking pictures of her shrine.  As each night passes, as I light the candles, I feel less and less of her energy around. 

This could be good, right?

Georgia-a-Day: Georgia Has Left the Building.

We put our Georgia dog down Thursday. This has been like the biggest loss I’ve encountered in quite a long time. I’ve been taking pictures of her shrine. As each night passes, as I light the candles, I feel less and less of her energy around.

This could be good, right?


Apr 18

Georgia-a-Day: Splendor in the Grass

Wilma Dean: “Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower, we will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind.”


Apr 16

How to do say goodbye to an old friend?

  • I'm calling a housecall vet to schedule euthanasia for my dying dog...
  • Vet: "This is Dr. Doe"
  • Tess: "Hi, I'd like to schedule two appointments."
  • Vet: "What seems to be the problem?"
  • Tess: "The Grim Reaper keeps following my Georgia around. Can't shake him off."
  • Vet: "Oh, I see. So, you'd like to schedule the other appointment for--?"
  • Tess: "The first appointment was for you to come look at her and feed into my denial. I was hoping at this appointment you'd say, 'Oh, Georgia's fine, she doesn't need to be put to sleep!' And, the second was to put her down."
  • Vet: "I'm terribly sorry to hear this. In the meantime, here's what you can do to keep her pain managed until Friday---"
  • And he explained what would happen. Georgia looked at me and rolled her eyes at me.

Apr 2
Georgia-a-Day:  This was taken 5/20/2010 at 1:02 PM—at least that’s what the EXIF metadata said…

Georgia-a-Day: This was taken 5/20/2010 at 1:02 PM—at least that’s what the EXIF metadata said…


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