2013 08 01 tweets

Okay. It appears I managed to make it home yesterday. Today begins the process of sorting out the chaos.

Thu Aug 01 10:45:01 +0000 2013

\(Which is to say that if I owe you something… I hope I’ll be able to get it to you soon\.\)

Thu Aug 01 10:45:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmcclurken

Thank you! It’s nice to be here, and nice to see an actual stretch of chaos-clearing time ahead.

Thu Aug 01 10:46:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Ooh, I am trying. Just looking around and saying to myself “one thing at a time. There’s no deadline.”

Thu Aug 01 10:49:01 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

That sounds SO nice. Enjoy it!

Thu Aug 01 10:53:30 +0000 2013

Ways I know the vacation part of my working vacation is over: I just blow-dried my hair and put on makeup for the first time in weeks.

Thu Aug 01 11:17:53 +0000 2013

Also: time to switch everything out of the travel bag and into the work bag.

Thu Aug 01 11:27:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

Aw shucks. You are The Best.

Fri Aug 02 02:17:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @nypl_labs, @tcarmody and @shanakimball

Yes, please!

Fri Aug 02 03:07:44 +0000 2013

Things that rock today: UC Senate, #owot, New York weather, general Fridayness.

Fri Aug 02 20:26:41 +0000 2013

This weekend: major errands, massive unpacking, huge laundry, cooking up a storm. Tonight, sleep. Please oh please, sleep.

Mon Aug 05 00:25:53 +0000 2013

\(PS: Thanks again for the awesome weather, NYC\.\)

Mon Aug 05 00:26:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @stephharves

I hope the jet lag is passing! I slept like a rock, and was thrilled to wake to even more awesome weather.

Mon Aug 05 13:44:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @boone

Nice! Thanks for the followup. I’m glad to hear it’s working well.

Mon Aug 05 15:52:29 +0000 2013


Mon Aug 05 20:40:28 +0000 2013

I’m… gobsmacked. // RT @romenesko: The Washington Post has been sold to Jeff Bezos for $250 million.

Mon Aug 05 20:40:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Pls do not turn his attention in our direction.

Mon Aug 05 20:47:05 +0000 2013

This day has officially just gone crazypants.

Mon Aug 05 20:52:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF and @wynkenhimself

Banana snake?!?

Tue Aug 06 15:32:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @surlyF

Oh, the banana flavor, hands down. Ergh.

Tue Aug 06 15:37:33 +0000 2013

RT @mediacommons: Everyday Play, a fantastic new cluster curated by Sam Tobin, is up today at The New Everyday: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/tne/cluster/everyday-play

Tue Aug 06 16:39:25 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmcclurken

“Try rebooting me and see if that helps!”

Tue Aug 06 20:01:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @nowviskie

We are very, very sorry for the @scholarslab loss. But there’s more than a little joyful anticipation on this end. @katinalynn

Wed Aug 07 15:27:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn and @amandafrench

The team is super excited about it, too!

Wed Aug 07 15:42:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @lmrhody

Hey, congrats to you and @chnm both!

Wed Aug 07 18:46:54 +0000 2013

RT @MLACommons: We’re happy to announce that MLA Commons has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to begin phase 2 planning: http://…

Wed Aug 07 18:50:12 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkgold, @MLACommons and @cbox

Thank you! We’re thrilled to be moving forward with you.

Wed Aug 07 19:44:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

The crazy thing is that we released that well over a year ago. The Atlantic even blogged it then! http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/how-do-you-cite-a-tweet-in-an-academic-paper/253932/

Thu Aug 08 00:18:17 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

Sigh. The 7th edition says that URLs are optional. The format is consistent with that edition. But the 8th… *smiles enigmatically*

Thu Aug 08 00:20:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat and @wilbanks

Oh, now that’s just unfair.

Thu Aug 08 00:21:14 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

More meme delay? The shiny new gig is 2 years old. But would love to say hi in DC sometime!

Thu Aug 08 01:01:54 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks

Avatar and apartment are both sparkly new, yes! And I do still feel like I’m just getting started in the job, so fair enough.

Thu Aug 08 01:05:26 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench and @wilbanks

Happy MLA Releases a Tweet Citation Format Season!

Thu Aug 08 01:08:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

I do not think @KUnlatched is responsible for that story; it looks like they just tweeted it…

Fri Aug 09 13:08:11 +0000 2013

Stressful vet trip. One kitty freak out; the other comes home with the cone of shame. One up 4 pounds; the other down 4. Both perturbed.

Fri Aug 09 16:11:54 +0000 2013

As R just noted, taking two grouchy 13-year-old kitties to the vet? Not a rainbows and lollipops experience.

Fri Aug 09 16:48:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

Thank you, and backatcha. Mine is heartbreaking to watch, bumping into things & being hissed at by her brother. :(

Fri Aug 09 16:52:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @triproftri

Oh no! I hope all is better...

Fri Aug 09 17:08:33 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

Alice has a bad lick spot - she must have scratched herself & has worried it into infection. :( Alas, @MetVetNYC is Manhattan-only.

Fri Aug 09 17:13:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @LizaPotts, @WIRED and @ecshowalter

\(a\) Released well over a year ago. \(Check your sources\!\) \(b\) Explained then that in 7th ed URLs are optional.

Sat Aug 10 15:14:42 +0000 2013

Replying to @LizaPotts, @WIRED and @ecshowalter

Real names are included if the tweeter provides one. URLs are optional because the 7th ed made them so. +

Sat Aug 10 15:17:36 +0000 2013

Replying to @LizaPotts, @WIRED and @ecshowalter

There’s an explanation in Handbook at 5.6.2. There’s been much discussion since. It’s been heard, trust me.

Sat Aug 10 15:18:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @LizaPotts

I’ve dealt with the occasional Chicago journal. It’s been… different.

Sat Aug 10 15:22:02 +0000 2013

Got brave enough to take a peek into the storage area of doom. The situation is neither as bad as I’d feared nor as good as I’d hoped.

Sat Aug 10 15:24:07 +0000 2013

Once we have sufficient shelving in the apartment, I think we’re looking at one 2-person weekend worth of work. \(But first, the shelving\.\)

Sat Aug 10 15:25:03 +0000 2013

Call from vet: Kitty #1 \(who was down 4 lbs\) has hyperthyroidism; kitty #2 \(who was up 4 lbs\) is diabetic. I’m going back to bed now.

Sat Aug 10 17:02:44 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

There are many worse things they could have. But it’s going to be a big change for everybody. :(

Sat Aug 10 17:07:44 +0000 2013

Replying to @Exhaust_Fumes

Absolutely; could be much worse.

Sat Aug 10 17:15:15 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

Yes, both. He’ll be getting a thyroid pill twice a day; she’ll be getting injected with insulin. :(

Sat Aug 10 19:01:05 +0000 2013

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Heh. They have been pretty testy around one another lately...

Sat Aug 10 19:01:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmaxsfu

Yes, it was. His symptoms read almost *exactly* like the ones listed here: http://www.2ndchance.info/hyperthyroid.htm

Sat Aug 10 19:02:19 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

Goop! Goop would not be bad. I was given pills instead. We’ll see how well this goes.

Sat Aug 10 19:03:04 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

Have fun!

Sat Aug 10 19:41:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley

Thanks, Brett. The vet has not suggested that yet; I’m not sure why. Pills before the nuclear option, I guess.

Sat Aug 10 20:43:56 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal and @brettbobley

Perhaps. She also said something about needing to recheck his kidneys once his thyroid level was stable, so maybe +

Sat Aug 10 21:35:39 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal and @brettbobley

that check needs to happen before we go nuclear?

Sat Aug 10 21:36:02 +0000 2013

Replying to @MiriamEBurstein, @rgfeal and @brettbobley

Whoa. That’s serious. Totally worth it if it’s a real cure, but one draws a bit of a breath.

Sat Aug 10 21:46:04 +0000 2013

Another call from the vet today. After more blood work, it seems kitty #2 may not be diabetic after all. She may be pre-diabetic — or +

Sun Aug 11 21:01:34 +0000 2013

it may be her kidneys. She’ll go back in for more testing on Friday.

Sun Aug 11 21:02:13 +0000 2013

To add insult to injury, kitty #2 is also the one with the cone of shame. And she can’t fit her whole self & the cone in the litter box. +

Sun Aug 11 21:17:20 +0000 2013

And she’s dealing with a couple of dumb hoomins who didn’t think to take the raised sides of the box off for her until after the Incident.

Sun Aug 11 21:18:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @brettbobley and @unsworth

Hooray! And enormous congratulations. Best news to come out of Capitol Hill in quite a while.

Mon Aug 12 13:16:08 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody

Please, please find a way to do that.

Mon Aug 12 15:17:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @dbvisel

Safe travels, Dan! I’ll look forward to hearing more from the other side.

Tue Aug 13 11:50:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @dbvisel

Boy, I can’t imagine how that happened. No worries — and keep me posted!

Tue Aug 13 12:35:49 +0000 2013

Replying to @wilbanks


Tue Aug 13 13:09:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

That, my friend, is a very, very good question. Also, how do we make it stop.

Tue Aug 13 14:33:57 +0000 2013

New post on Planned Obsolescence: UGH. http://wp.me/s2w8Sh-ugh

Wed Aug 14 13:03:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918


Wed Aug 14 23:15:24 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918

PS: I am assuming you are in NOLA. Pls go get a poboy at Mother’s and tell me about it in detail.

Wed Aug 14 23:20:01 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918

You. Are. Killing. Me.

Thu Aug 15 02:31:27 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918

Sorry, I went to sleep! No, do not hush. I am living vicariously \(if longingly\) through your food life right now.

Thu Aug 15 10:32:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

Happy publication day! I hope it’s a wonderful one.

Thu Aug 15 11:11:52 +0000 2013

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

\(PS: Eat it, stupid US publishers\.\)

Thu Aug 15 11:12:06 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

My, these babies are both delicious and protein-rich! \(Excellent stuff\.\)

Thu Aug 15 16:33:32 +0000 2013

Good read. // MT @LibSkrat “How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative” is pub’d. Let brickbattery commence! http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc/vol1/iss4/3/

Thu Aug 15 16:39:24 +0000 2013

Replying to @sherah1918

I am having a deeply Pavlovian response. That looks AMAZING.

Thu Aug 15 19:52:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @msbonn

I’ve been using Feedly, which I’ve come to like quite a lot.

Fri Aug 16 14:41:35 +0000 2013

Replying to @ftrain

Are you really in Industrial Complex, LA? I might be alarmed to tell you how nearby I grew up.

Sat Aug 17 00:36:48 +0000 2013

Replying to @ftrain

Fair enough. I’m in Brooklyn now too, so the distance from there to here is only 46ish years long.

Sat Aug 17 00:40:33 +0000 2013

Replying to @ftrain

YAY! Best thing anyone has said to me ALL WEEK.

Sat Aug 17 00:44:14 +0000 2013

Replying to @annehelen

ROCK ON, AHP. Looking forward to seeing it!

Sat Aug 17 00:45:41 +0000 2013

Replying to @briancroxall

You need to understand those reviews in the context of the personal lives of the reviewers, Brian.

Mon Aug 19 16:42:35 +0000 2013

Finally got a chance to read my colleague Char Miller’s fantastic USETDA 2013 keynote on OA and the undergrad thesis: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/pomona_fac_pub/377/

Mon Aug 19 16:54:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

Absolutely. Just fantastic!

Mon Aug 19 16:56:52 +0000 2013

There is at least one very good thing to be said about being in a 12-month \(rather than 9\-month\) position: no mid-August panic. Go, that.

Mon Aug 19 18:50:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @LibSkrat

That is what they call the worst of both worlds. Good luck!

Mon Aug 19 18:53:21 +0000 2013

Replying to @acavender

Less than you might think. :)

Mon Aug 19 18:53:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @katinalynn

Have fun! Very much looking forward to seeing you on your return, but I hope the trip is long and relaxing.

Wed Aug 21 12:55:30 +0000 2013

Reporting for jury duty. Not sure what to follow that up with.

Wed Aug 21 12:57:31 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

Woo hoo! Hope everything goes super smoothly.

Wed Aug 21 13:03:31 +0000 2013

Well, that was fast.

Wed Aug 21 13:07:00 +0000 2013

Kicked out for having moved to Kings County v

Wed Aug 21 13:10:37 +0000 2013

Replying to @ivovolt

That’s great to hear - I hope you enjoy it!

Wed Aug 21 13:16:06 +0000 2013

“You don’t have proof you moved with you? But you knew you wouldn’t be serving today.” Uh, no. No, I didn’t.

Wed Aug 21 13:44:23 +0000 2013

Everything on the form & the web says “change your address like this.” Nothing says “if you’ve left NY County you’re ineligible.”

Wed Aug 21 13:45:39 +0000 2013

Ah well. Bonus work day with no meetings.

Wed Aug 21 13:46:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @hjoseph

Whoopsie. Be safe, everybody!

Wed Aug 21 14:03:33 +0000 2013

Replying to @savasavasava

Jury duty!

Wed Aug 21 14:03:50 +0000 2013

Replying to @savasavasava

Certainly makes the next few days better, though I do believe in serving when called!

Wed Aug 21 14:06:37 +0000 2013

RT @mkgold: Commons In A Box \(@cbox\) has now been downloaded over 6,000 times! http://wordpress.org/plugins/commons-in-a-box/ Many thanks to @SloanFoundation @CUNY…

Wed Aug 21 15:46:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkgold and @cbox

Congrats, you guys! So happy to be working with you. @SloanFoundation @CUNYGradCenter

Wed Aug 21 15:46:30 +0000 2013

I love the salad I eat most days for lunch a whole lot more when it’s not 59 degrees in my office.

Wed Aug 21 17:35:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

NOOOOOOOO. This is wrong in so many ways!

Wed Aug 21 20:55:33 +0000 2013

Replying to @shanakimball

So, so sorry. I am sending good arrival vibes.

Wed Aug 21 21:24:49 +0000 2013

Have taken a couple of days off just in time to reboard the kitty health rollercoaster. Kitty #1 is no longer tolerating the thyroid meds.

Thu Aug 22 12:49:36 +0000 2013

So back to the vet with Kitty #1 today. Kitty #2 has reestablished normal blood sugar, though, without my doing anything. So there’s that.

Thu Aug 22 12:51:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality

Yup. I’m going in to ask for the ear goop today. Poor little guy.

Thu Aug 22 12:51:43 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni


Thu Aug 22 13:05:19 +0000 2013

Yay, @nowviskie! // RT @CLIRnews: CLIR appoints Bethany Nowviskie Distinguished Presidential Fellow http://bit.ly/14Hu3fI

Thu Aug 22 17:50:57 +0000 2013

Replying to @bukuwawa

It is! Thank you!

Fri Aug 23 13:31:25 +0000 2013

Furniture delivery scheduled for 10 am to 3 pm arrived at 9.45. Happily, we were home & ready, so something is going right this morning.

Fri Aug 23 14:05:41 +0000 2013

\(Also, the furniture \- a dresser & nightstands built by Gothic Cabinet Craft \- is gorgeous\. So there’s that, too\.\)

Fri Aug 23 14:06:37 +0000 2013

To celebrate the arrival of my new dresser, I unpacked one of the two boxes I’ve been lugging around unopened, those one from 2 moves back.+

Fri Aug 23 19:29:14 +0000 2013

It turned out to be some family pictures, some knickknacks, and a metric crap ton of costume jewelry, some of which dates back to the 90s. +

Fri Aug 23 19:30:12 +0000 2013

I have sorted it into 3 categories: stuff I want to keep, stuff too junky for anyone to keep, and stuff somebody might want, but not me. +

Fri Aug 23 19:30:50 +0000 2013

I now face two problems: how to manage the stuff I’m keeping, and what to do with the stuff I’d like to pass on. +

Fri Aug 23 19:31:47 +0000 2013

There are worse problems. And it’s nice to be down to just that one unopened box. \(Which has stayed unopened through at least 4 moves\.\) +

Fri Aug 23 19:33:18 +0000 2013

But ideas for \(a\) storage, and \(b\) redistribution of costume jewelry wealth are welcome. -

Fri Aug 23 19:33:58 +0000 2013

Replying to @wynkenhimself

My building has a basement, in which I have a storage space. It is currently packed to 100% capacity with book boxes. :-/

Fri Aug 23 19:39:07 +0000 2013

Replying to @jmittell

Thanks, Jason! Actually, the unpacking is kind of pleasant; I’m glad to be getting the last things here settled.

Fri Aug 23 20:13:06 +0000 2013

Birthday tragedy! The place around the corner from my sabbatical studio no longer has its Santa Fe Shepherds Pie on the menu!

Fri Aug 23 22:51:03 +0000 2013

\(We made do with shrimp & crab enchiladas, and shrimp & crab cakes\. Not the same, but quite good\.\)

Fri Aug 23 22:52:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @jcmeloni

Why, thank you!

Sat Aug 24 00:28:30 +0000 2013

Replying to @jasonrhody and @wynkenhimself

I am so sorry I missed this exchange live.

Sat Aug 24 00:29:37 +0000 2013

Replying to @miriamkp

Thanks! I hope all’s well in SoCal.

Sat Aug 24 00:30:33 +0000 2013

No one seems quite as panicked as I at the absence of Santa Fe Shepherds Pie. Let me recap: amazing cuts of beef & pork & veg braised +

Sat Aug 24 00:32:27 +0000 2013

in Dos Equis, and topped with the world’s best mac & cheese. Seriously. AND IT’S GONE.

Sat Aug 24 00:34:03 +0000 2013

Replying to @patrick_mj

Thank you!

Sat Aug 24 00:35:13 +0000 2013

Replying to @dancohen

It is indeed. Thanks, and I hope all is well northward.

Sat Aug 24 00:35:47 +0000 2013

Replying to @foundhistory

Thanks, and backatcha \(but Jameson\).

Sat Aug 24 00:36:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal

It’s been a great day. I have not faced down the boxes. In due time.

Sat Aug 24 00:36:59 +0000 2013

Replying to @veek

Thanks, Vika! I hope all’s well with you.

Sat Aug 24 11:38:46 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench

Whoa, that was until now a pretty silent move. Hope it’s gone well!

Sat Aug 24 21:45:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @amandafrench

So glad it happened! Good luck with the unpacking.

Sat Aug 24 22:09:17 +0000 2013

My pals at Pomona are bringing me back this spring as part of a lecture series. I'm in some, um, daunting company.

Mon Aug 26 02:50:40 +0000 2013

Replying to @samplereality and @philnel

Could it really ever be otherwise?

Mon Aug 26 03:04:22 +0000 2013

Replying to @tcarmody

Aw, thanks!

Mon Aug 26 10:22:51 +0000 2013

Replying to @rgfeal


Mon Aug 26 10:23:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @alexcho47

A good question, and a sad truth.

Mon Aug 26 10:26:14 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

“The avg sal for a prof @ a leading research uni is abt $150K—& more than $200K at top ones like Columbia & Hvd. & that is an avg.”

Mon Aug 26 12:43:34 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay


Mon Aug 26 12:44:09 +0000 2013

Replying to @sramsay

I think I can manage plangent this morning, but civil may be a little more difficult.

Mon Aug 26 12:53:10 +0000 2013

Replying to @ayjay

Welcome to Texas.

Mon Aug 26 16:50:10 +0000 2013

Dear orgs: If you email to get me to do something on your website, including a link right in the message is a good thing to do. Love, kfitz.

Mon Aug 26 16:54:38 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF

The one that I am subtweeting would fail, epically.

Mon Aug 26 17:04:18 +0000 2013

Replying to @mkgold, @manovich, @phototrails, @zotero and @omeka_neatline

Thanks for the shout out; sounds like great outreach!

Mon Aug 26 17:43:20 +0000 2013

Replying to @jwolman


Mon Aug 26 20:56:37 +0000 2013

Replying to @crsbecker

Wow, what a story. So glad he was there for you and others!

Tue Aug 27 10:56:16 +0000 2013

Replying to @polly_vecchio

I just received your email; will respond when I get a clear moment!

Tue Aug 27 15:26:32 +0000 2013

Replying to @stephharves

Why thank you! It’s exciting but unnerving.

Tue Aug 27 20:43:31 +0000 2013

It is so cold in my office that I am losing the feeling in my fingertips. I’m pretty sure my brain activity is slowing, too.

Wed Aug 28 15:36:27 +0000 2013

I cannot wait for summer to end, not so that it’s less tropical outside, but so that it’s less arctic inside.

Wed Aug 28 15:37:48 +0000 2013

I kid you not: I am wearing a long-sleeved top, long pants, a sweater, thick socks, and I have a blanket on my lap. And I’m still freezing.

Wed Aug 28 15:38:42 +0000 2013

\(And I’m obviously hoping that complaining might generate some heat\.\)

Wed Aug 28 15:39:01 +0000 2013

I have Flannery O’Connor in my head: “She would have been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.”

Thu Aug 29 17:38:18 +0000 2013

Except in reverse: I might actually have accomplished something if there had been somebody there to tell me how every minute of my life.

Thu Aug 29 17:39:12 +0000 2013

Replying to @jvinopal and @moncia

Yay indeed!

Thu Aug 29 20:39:25 +0000 2013

New post at Planned Obsolescence: I Am Not Blogging. http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-Fi

Fri Aug 30 14:14:23 +0000 2013

Replying to @surlyF

I had that same moment this afternoon. OMG, that’s a poet, top story.

Sun Sep 01 02:24:30 +0000 2013