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I'm a paraprofessional jack of all trades in a small library. Small Library is part of a Regional Consortium. I am the YA librarian, tech librarian (computers, not cataloging--though I do my share of copy cataloging), general computer go-to person, circ & ref desk staffer, and assistant to the director.

When not wielding the almighty shushing finger, I like to cook & bake, write, read (what librarian doesn't?), hike, run, garden and game (primarily board and card games, though a friend is introducing me to tabletop gaming).

Primarily cooking vegetarian and vegan, I also like to can, pickle & dry (dehydrate) and am hoping to expand my repertoire of food preservation to fermentation.

Science fiction and fantasy are my go-to genres, but I do love a good cookbook and entertaining food writing. MFK Fisher is my hero. I totally count comics, graphic novels & the like as reading. Audiobooks count, too. If you know of any food-based comics, share them! I devour them and am always hungry for more. (French Milk by Lucy Knisley, anyone?)

Current board game obsession: Carcassone Current paper book: The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files edited and illustrated by Mark Kurlansky. Current graphic novel: Promethea by Alan Moore Current audiobook: Dodger by Terry Pratchett


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10
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
28
comment Most common name for this kind of image
Google image search allows you to drag & drop pictures into the search bar to do a visually similar search. It is, however, rather limited at this time (searching for this image only brings up 4 results).
Jun
26
comment Is there a definitive spelling for the shortened version of “as per usual”?
As an American, I've rarely, if ever, heard 'as per usual' used in its entirety. Usually, the per is dropped and one only says 'as usual.' Even more common with younger people is to use 'typical' (often accompanied by an eye roll).
Jun
14
awarded  Analytical
Jun
14
comment Is “Roman alphabet” what we use for English?
Roman can be used both to indicate an upright typeface and as a synonym for the term Latin Alphabet.
Jun
13
awarded  Teacher
Jun
13
awarded  Supporter
Jun
13
answered Word for mixing a dish with a fork or spoon