Thursday, November 29, 2007


I added to the PBwiki - favorite vacation spots. I liked reading about other favorite spots too. Although I have head of wikipedia before, I never used it until just the other day when I asked Cheryl for a definition of the phrase "thin blue line". She e-mailed me back the wikipedia definition which gave definition, history and example. I would use this source for quick reference but back it up with other sources.

I have now completed my 10 Things!! The 10 Things Team deserves a round of applause and an extra vacation day for all they did to get the rest of us educated on new technology! Great job Team!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Social Networking

I began this task a few weeks ago, started an account and then left it alone. Now I went back and found my nephew and my son. I learned a few new things about them!?! I still have to upload a photo though. This will be a fun way to communicate with my nephew since I don't see him very often.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Eileen's cat Ginger

Eileen's cat Ginger
Originally uploaded by theskokieten
Toby has helped me quite a bit with getting my photo up on Flickr and into my blog. Thanks!! Ginger is a 15 year old male cat (long story on how he got this name). He's quite healthy and active, but an anti-social cat on the whole. He likes his family, but no one else. He doesn't play nicely with the other neighborhood dogs and cats.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Virtual Library- Downloading a Book

After a couple of false starts, I finally downloaded a book to my computer through Adobe Reader. Actually I downloaded 3 books - 2 kids books that I could look through quickly and one adult book. I think kids would have fun downloading and reading. Not sure if I would feel comfortable reading a whole book on a computer screen. If I had an MP3 player, I would definitely download a book 'cause I listen to audiobooks all the time in the car.

I also visited a few of the library "hall of fame" websites. The ones that catch my eye are the ones whose home pages are clean and easy to read. If I have to search for more than 2 minutes to find what I'm looking for, then they are too cluttered for me.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Google Tools

I created a document in Google Docs and shared it with a co-worker who can edit it too. It was easy to create and the basic tools were available.

I love using Google Earth and Google maps. I was able to zero in on my son's house in Florida by using his address. How fun!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Black Bean Salsa Recipe

As promised, here is the black bean salsa recipe. I keep a container in the refrigerator during the summer. It's a tasty, low fat snack!

1 can Black Beans, drained & rinsed
1 9 oz box frozen White Shoepeg Corn, thawed
1 can Ro-Tel Tomatoes
1 Tb. Olive Oil
1 Tb. Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tb. minced Garlic
1/4 c Cilantro, chopped
1/4 c minced Red Onion
2 Tb. Lime Juice
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix together and serve with tortilla chips. Best if made a day ahead.
Mix all

Thursday, November 8, 2007


The first time I head of a Podcast I was listening to Jodi Picoult speak on her latest book and she told the audience to go to her website and listen to her podcast. I thought "What the heck is a podcast?" Today, I finally got to listen to it. I have also been instructed on how to bake a potato in the microwave, heard the latest in Chiropractic medicine and listened to selections from the Dog Whisperer.

I think the library could use podcasts in the following way: record meetings or lectures and have them available on the website as a podcast for patrons to listen to later.