So far, starting out to be a better day than yesterday–and this is just a little miscellaneous post, one that could go on FriendFeed.

  • Yesterday got even stranger on multiple counts, as I was inclined to say “What the hail?” in the early evening. That’s right: Hail, and a significant amount of it, in Livermore, in the second week of April, after a sunny morning and afternoon. (Sunny enough that we got at least 15kWh photovoltaic generation–and we have yet to hit 16kWh per day this year, although Wednesday was short by only 30 watt-hours.) Apparently throughout much of the Bay Area, and enough to cause damage in other places (not here). This morning? Sunny, with just a few puffy little clouds.
  • Checking Lulu (as I do once a day), I see that four books were purchased yesterday–the most in one day in a very long time. Including, for the first time in months, two of the C&I annuals (2009 & 2010). Not sure if it’s one buyer or several, but I’m grateful. (Financially, more grateful for the two C&I annuals than for the others–Open Access and Libraries is priced to return almost nothing to me, intentionally, and But Still They Blog‘s current price doesn’t yield all that much return. But financials aren’t everything.)
  • So far, I haven’t caught any more flack for various things.
  • Our recently-dental-worked cat is sleeping again and seems to be doing fine.

So, at least things are starting out better.

If you’re a FF person: No, I’m not boycotting FF. I’m just being, well, a little more cautious as to what conversations I choose to engage in and how honest I am in those conversations. That probably won’t last for long.

Oh, and responses so far re a possible F2F@NOLA4C&IPPL? (Wow. I wouldn’t have imagined I could do something quite that ugly.) So far, none. It’s early.

By the way: If you’re interested in some of my books (including most or all of the C&I annuals) but don’t want to set up a Lulu account–most or all of them are also available on Amazon, typically at the same price.

2 Responses to “Thanks”

  1. Angel says:

    Good to hear kitty is doing better.

    Yea, I am kind of staying away from FF, or at least exercising serious caution. Then again, as of late, I have been feeling like I have to exercise an awful lot of caution (both at the local level here and in the broader profession). Not necessarily good when you are a librarian blogger, but for now, it is what it is. It is making me rethink a few things.

    Anyhow, as always, best, and keep on blogging.

  2. walt says:

    I may be exercising more caution, but since my speaking profile can’t get any lower (and currently the same is true for my earnings profile), I don’t have much at risk except what’s left of my reputation and audience. Which may or may not be a good thing. I haven’t really stayed away from FF; just trying to recognize earlier on when a discussion’s become more heat than light.