Library Christmas party tonight 😁👏🏻! So, my dinner photo didn‘t come through 🙄🙈. My dessert one did though 😁! I had prime rib in a Guinness mushroom sauce, with mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, and a stout called I‘ll Have What She‘s Having, which wound up being a sweet chocolatey flavor which was tasty for a few swigs and then got to be too much 😆🤷🏼♂️. Dessert was a brownie sundae. Irish pubs raawwwk! 😎👍🏻👍🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries
No #BookNDinner, but a four-librarian dinner out for #Thai before tonight‘s book club meeting 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Above photo is Crying Tiger and the bottom is chicken satay salad. I had Thai iced tea too 😋. MMMmmm 😋!!! Do you like Thai food?!
After work today, a few of us went out for dinner (breakfast, lunch, & dinner for me 😆). We seem to get the same couple tables, so we shall dub them “The Librarian Spot” 😎. Wound up taking half of this delectable meal home with me 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤤. Got my seafood fix for awhile! Mmm, gotta love #RedLobster! The small dish on the left is lobster 🦞!
Brand-new Litten announcement 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! The wonderful and angelic @BookAngelNYC has FINALLY joined the #LitsyFamily!!! I‘m so happy ☺️! She‘s been one of the true gems in my #2030SomethingBookClub for a couple years now and she‘s always a delight to have out. You may recall, Gabby is the one with our book club‘s mascot, Jazz the Airedale 🐶.
Please give a warm Litsy welcome! @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyPhotoOp
My friend Jada has acquired an affinity for staplers, apparently 😆. The nice gentleman on her right is her tutor. Always great to have my friends stop by the desk when I‘m manning it. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
No #BookNDinner, but a dinner among librarians. A farewell dinner for one of us who‘s leaving 😔. #Vietnamese tonight! Pork dish with shrimp, egg rolls, veggies, and rice noodles; and Thai iced tea! MMMmmm 😋! After this... #MrBook1inaMillion. 😎
It was GREAT to see the always terrific @BookPixie at today‘s #2030SomethingBookClub. She and the spectacular @Magdawrites are the book club‘s two longest-attending members besides me. What a wonderful pair of bookish peers!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻☺️🤗🤗🤗 #NYC
My friend Jada just stopped by the Reference Desk to say hi. She‘s maaaad at me 😳🙈! We haven‘t crossed paths in a couple weeks, and that‘s “unacceptable” 😆. So she got her weekly hug this evening. 🤗
My landlords stopped by to wish me a happy birthday! They‘re very nice. I bring the husband library books on WW2 from time to time when he finishes one and is ready for a new one. A Greek couple, so now I‘m always getting Greek food, especially desserts, lol. So, I have here some spanakopita, anise bread, and kourabiedes cookies, all home-made like mom makes. MMMmmm 😋! I‘m a lucky guy. ☺️
Went to the landlords‘ for #LaborDay dinner!! It was delightful, and there was a lot of Greek food 😁! A colleague from the library was there too, so we all wound up talking about the library quite a bit, lol. Good times!!! Hope you had a great holiday too!!! 🤗🤗🤗
It‘s a wee bit hoooot outside! So, we just got done in Book Culture and taking a cab down to the Amazon Bookstore at Columbus Circle. 20 blocks along Central Park on a sunny day is normally wonderful, bit not when it‘s 100 degrees (37 Celsius, since the aMAAAZing @RaimeyGallant is Canadian) 🥵! 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻
It‘s bright out, sorry, lol. Not #BookNBrunch, but why would two Littens meeting for the first time read when we have SO much to talk about?! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
@RaimeyGallant Edition! Accompaniment this boiling morning: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and orange juice! MMMmmmm 😋! Happy eats!!! Best eggs and bacon I‘ve EVER had. Hit up Good Enough To Eat! 😎👌🏻👌🏻
I have to say how incredibly blessed I am, and how much more enriched my life is, becoming a part of our terrific #LitsyFamily! I was lost in the wilderness with my bookish passion before joining here. Some ridicule, a lot of joking around about it, and something akin to “am I the only one” loneliness. There were a few folks, but nothing like what is found here. I hope to be on more often.
You. Are. The. Best!
I appreciate you.
Thank you! 🤗
And this one‘s leaving us too 🙈😩. This young woman is Madyson. She just graduated high school and is heading to Ohio for art college. We had a going-away party for her this afternoon. She is AWEsome! I‘m gonna miss Maddy, but she‘s going on to bigger and better things. 😌
I posted when this young gentleman left the library for the navy. He came back for a visit while on leave 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Colin‘s a top-tier guy, and I‘m glad I can call him a friend. His service has taken him to some cool places. I guess it‘s alright he doesn‘t work at the library. 😆
This is Natalie. She‘s a member of my library‘s book club, and she just turned 95!!! God bless her! I helped her find a couple books for our July meeting, which is an Oceans theme—any books somehow involving the ocean. So she got a couple books set on the coast. 👍🏻👍🏻
I don‘t know what I said, but I‘m glad it made her laugh 😇. Hey everyone, this is my colleague Denise, and she‘s a Litten now 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! She is @DAB on here. Denise and I run our library branch in the county correctional facility, and she‘s a wonderful colleague and friend to have! Please say hi, #LitsyFamily! ☺️🤗
No #BookNDinner, but I am enjoying dinner with a few colleagues, so this counts as a bookish meal 😁! Accompaniment this warm and sunny evening: brisket burnt ends with bbq sauce, mac ‘n cheese with crumble, buttered-up cornbread, grilled brussel sprouts with almonds and raisins, and Vanilla Coke! MMMMMmmmm 😋! Who wants to join me for some deeelicious bbq?! 😎👌🏻
Our terrific and stellar @HardcoverHearts has her own #BookTube channel up and running! 😎👍🏻👍🏻
Here‘s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGNpG_pEmpa3rmQ4obUhh4Q
Don‘t forget about the peerless @shawnmooney and his incredible BookTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFFuV_loS97oL-UTCazcXA
Love our #LitsyFamily! 🤗🤗🤗
My #BookNDinner didn‘t turn out to be one 😆. One of my colleagues and her husband bumped into me and offered to treat me to dinner to cheer me up ☺️🙈! I love my library colleagues, they‘re like extended family. 😁
So, they took me to Red Lobster and I got the petite ultimate feast: fried shrimp, shrimp scampi, lobster tail, crab legs, mashed taters, and unsweetened iced tea.
MMMmmm 😋! Happy eats! 😎👌🏻
When we finished up at the correctional facility branch this afternoon, my colleague treated me to lunch. I had a BLT, nothing noteworthy there, lol.
THIS is what she had 😳😱😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻: a waffle with strawberry ice cream and whipped cream on top.
Librarians can be dynamic, folks. 😎👍🏻👍🏻
I had a reunion of sorts with one of my teachers after not seeing each other for 20 years! It was glorious! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 He‘s one of my most well-read friends from my past; he teaches mathematics, chemistry, physics, and coaches various sports, so it‘s drier material, but I‘ll take it! 😎👍🏻👍🏻 @BookBabe took some great photos. 😍
(Non) #BookNDinner Part Deux! The special tonight was their Reuben, and boy, was it ever “special”! Definitely the best Reuben I‘ve ever had. Plus house-made chips and Merlot. Yum!! 😋
Not #BookNDinner, but I‘m breaking bread with yet another library-patron-turned-dear-friend 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! The local library has awesome folks stop by 😊. Accompaniment this cold and foggy evening: 3 different kinds of wings—mild, tropical, and Thai peanut, with ranch dipping sauce; and a burrata caprese salad. MMMMmmm! 😋
#BookNDinner Part Deux! I got a burger 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! It‘s a mix of chuck, ground, and brisket, which is definitely different. This one is called a Melty Delicious, it‘s got mushrooms, thick-sliced mozzarella, and pesto. The fries were AWEsome! As was the pickle and root beer. MMMMMmmm! 😋
Not #BookNDinner, but we‘re breaking bread with yet another library patron 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! My library has awesome folks stop by 😊. Accompaniment this cold and foggy evening: 3 different kinds of wings—mild, tropical, and Thai peanut, with ranch dipping sauce; and @BookBabe has a burrata caprese salad. MMMMmmm! 😋
While we were wrapping up #ThePoconoBookClub, I saw a great patron of the library heading up to the diner‘s entrance. This is Millie, and she‘s our #1 patron for all things #AmishFictoon. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Her and @BookBabe finally got to meet and they both went, “So you‘re the...” 😂👏🏻.
No #BookNDinner tonight, but we‘re treating a library patron-turned-dear friend to a nice hot dinner tonight 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Accompaniment this windy, subzero day: fried pickles (not seen), garden salad with ranch (not see ), a 23 oz. T-bone steak with grilled mushrooms, a loaded baked potato (minus the sour cream), rolls, and raspberry iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! (#TexasRoadhouse Edition, by the way!) Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
Omg, you guys! I‘m so excited! My wonderful friend @scripturient found out how much I love German chocolate and sent me this amazing care package! 😍🍫🍫🍫 Thank you so much, Steffie! I‘m floored by your generosity and thoughtfulness. I can‘t wait to try them all! (There were 2 more Milkas, but @MrBook ran away w/ one & Coale the other. Yes, it was Coale. It was definitely NOT me😜)Last time I had ChocoCrossies was in 🇩🇪 @ age 12 @ Oma‘s haus!❤️
This is magnificent! @GoodForCirculation is even better in person than on here, and he's a mighty awesome Litten on here! Wish we could have chatted more 😩. He truly is a warm and convivial fellow.
Man, we need to meet up for a relaxing conversation sometime! 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻
If you aren't following him yet, then let's get it done 😁👍🏻👍🏻.
The incomparable, the impressive, the fun, the incredibly fantastic @ErinGoBragh1011 ! Ohhh, we were so ecstatic meeting you, dear Litten 🤗🤗🤗! You are pure joy and charisma! The 3 of us *have* to hang out again soon 😁🙌🏻. You are a breath of fresh air, thank you! You ROCK!!!
The glorious, the spectacular, the legendary @Cinfhen 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! No matter how many positive adjectives you can find in the dictionary to attribute to a person, they aren't enough with this incredible Litten. Always an absolute pleasure and privilege getting to hang out with her(, and we didn't get much time 😩, but we'll take it).
You're an inspiration to us all. 🤗🤗🤗
@BookBabe and I are so incredibly lucky to have such amazing friends. Thank you, Litsy, for bringing book nerds together!
The Originals from the first #PhillyMeetUp 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! We missed so many incredible Littens from the first go-'round 😩. It wasn't the same without you all!
From left to right: @DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen @BookBabe @Jess ☺️ @TsundokuAleax @ValerieAndBooks
It's the bubbliest, happiest, and maybe the most gregarious Litten you could meet! She's one of our @LitsyWelcomeWagon stars! She's the warm and welcoming, the fun and enlivening, the oh so positive @BookaholicNatty 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! *Finally* happened, and @BookBabe & I are the better for it. You're one in a million, @BookaholicNatty 🤗🤗🤗🙌🏻!
The absolutely amazing @EadieB 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! She is tremendous! invigorating! refreshing! and darn smart! 😁
It was an incredible privilege getting to meet you, @EadieB ! Everyone who does is in for a real treat with this big-hearted Litten.
Thank you soooo much for your overflowing generosity! You and @MicheleinPhilly capped our trip with indelible memories. ☺️🤗
(And check out her outfit, everyone! 😎👌🏻👌🏻)
Another selfie from #PhillyMeetUp2 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! I finally had the pleasure of meeting the awesome @BookBee89 😎🙌🏻! I've seen him on Litsy and heard a lot about how great of a guy he is from @mrozzz , and I finally got to enjoy chatting with him in person. Win 👍🏻👍🏻🍻!
Many more selfies to follow tomorrow, but this is a group shot of our remarkable #LitsyFamily that met in Philly today. Major props and deepest measures of gratitude go out to the unparalleled @Cinfhen and @MicheleinPhilly for organizing and pulling off this impressive event. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻👌🏻
If you want to eat THE best food in Philly, just ask the impeccable @MicheleinPhilly 😎👌🏻👌🏻🙌🏻😙👌🏻!!!
She took @BookBabe , @EadieB , and me, to Campo's for cheesesteak since Jen and I were craving it (hey, it's Philly! 😆). Oh. My. GOD!!!!! 🤤🤤🤤
You see before you the food of the gods...MMMmmmm 😋! In line, everyone was raving about the pulled pork sandwiches.
One of each!
Thank you so much, @MicheleinPhilly 🤗🤗🤗!
It's always, always a wonderful privilege to see the terrific and incredible @mrozzz . @BookBabe & I are overjoyed to live relatively close to this outstanding Litten!!!
She's A-number-1, the tops! 😎👌🏻👌🏻