I wanted to be a writer, but became a librarian instead. I lost my job as a librarian, and somehow found work as a writer. Life is strange.
I am a native of Syracuse, NY, and I attended Hamilton College and SUNY Albany’s library school school of information studies. I’m a librarian by profession. I look like an awful lot like your stereotype of a librarian, even if I’m not always employed as one. I have glasses and sensible shoes and cardigans and stuff.
In my quest for full-time permanent employment, since finishing college I’ve worked in a hotel, a mall management company, a call center, two sprawling government agencies, two colleges, and a newspaper. Currently I am an assistant editor at The Consumerist, an academic library paraprofessional, and a rogue crafter.
I live in Albany, NY, where I live in a neat old house with a roommate and a rescued cocker spaniel mix. I enjoy sewing, knitting, embroidery, reading, stockpiling books, yarn, and fabric, nerdy television, causing trouble on the Internet, and cooking.
Paint Tomorrow Blue started as A Bird’s Life in summer 2005. It started on Blogger 1.0, and now runs on whatever the latest version of WordPress is.
I am gradually moving over some content from other online journals I’ve kept, dating back to 2000. The earliest posts here as of this writing are from February 2003.
What’s “Paint Tomorrow Blue” mean?