Thursday, December 31, 2009

It was 20 years ago today...

..Kate & Bri had their first date! We went to see The Little Mermaid, then to a New Year's Eve party at the home of a certain Michael Bocci.

We were just a couple o'crazy kids back then!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

#hashtaggery #ohnomyspleen

So, as some of you may know, I like to hang out on Twitter. There, I have met alot of awesome peeps, many of whom are non-stop laugh-riots. They enjoy engaging in what has come to be known as #hashtaggery. This is when a label is created, either specifically for fun or organically, and everyone jumps on the bandwagon trying to come up with a word or phrase that fits the hashtag. A good article on this phenom can be found here.

So anyhoo, yesterday my young'un was with me at the office, and he was drawing pictures. One of them was quite hysterical (see below), so I posted it as a Twitpic. Everyone was just tickled by it, but my peep @introvertedwife was downright INSPIRED. She immediately started engaging in #ohnomyspleen #hashtaggery! Much zaniness ensued. Many people found themselves weeping and ::falling off chair laughing::.

The Boy was absolutely THRILLED to be involved in the inception of a Social Media phenom! I like to think it's the librarian in him, since hashtagging is really just cataloging for New Media. ;-) I was thrilled to have him so entertained, and to have him really get a sense of what Twitter is all about (i.e., community and instantaneous information sharing).

The original drawing can be viewed below, along with a sampling of the ensuing #hashtaggery.

Good times!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Some kids wanna be Kanye, Kobe, or A-Rod. Mine wants to be Nick Park.

The Boy is heavy into another stop-motion animation project. The storyline of this one involves barracuda bullies tormenting unsuspecting coral-reef dwellers!

I get such a kick outta this kid. ::sigh::

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lake Hollywood Dog Park

This morning, we decided to take advantage of this ridiculously beautiful California day and buzz over to the Lake Hollywood Dog Park. This is a lovely little park, off the beaten path up in the hills where the iconic Hollywood sign sits. It's also just above a remarkably picturesque reservoir, thus the name, "Lake Hollywood".

Anyhoo, here are the pix. Some were taken with my fone cam, and some with Bri's Canon. I like the centerfold-quality shot he got of the dog with the sign in the background!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Siegels are Ready for Christmas!

This is the best time of the year at the Siegel house. The living room gets cleaned and readied for the arrival of the tree; the fireplace garland goes up to await the arrival of the holiday cards; and many yummy foods are consumed!

Oh, yeah -- and time is spent with the family, prezzies are exchanged, Hanukkah is in there somewhere, yada yada yada. ;-)

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's a Twitter Milestone!

I reached a Twitter milestone today with my 10,000th tweet.

WTF?! How can that BE?! What on EARTH am I talking about on there, anyway?! I have no freakin' idea! But AH LOVES IT. And AH LOVES MAH TWIT PEEPS!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

15 Years Ago Today...

... I started working at CSUN's Oviatt Library.

Soooo many years...

Soooo many changes.

Thanks for givin' me the heads-up about the job, Marg! Thanks for hiring me, Donita!