Monday, July 13, 2009

Giz at the Peachtree Roadrace 10

It is time to either change this blog to a new topic or delete it! Change is in the air people!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Loading a Queen Size Mattress into a MINI Cooper

Sunday I purchased a NovaForm Memory Foam Mattress from Costco and brought it home in my MINI Cooper!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My New Home!

After 8 years and many adventures at 927 Vernon Ave I've decided to sell and move downtown for a more minimalist urban adventure! On October 29th 2008 I sold 927 Vernon and bought a condo at 4th and Broad! Woohoo!

ZSR Votes


ZSR Votes
Originally uploaded by zsrlibrary
A dozen librarians voted (guess who we voted for?) and then we went to Foothills Brewery for lunch! All in all a very productive day!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Giz Models the Backpack

I ran for an hour for the ZSR Library team in this week's "Hit the Bricks" fundraiser for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund. Let me tell you, 15lbs of sand is heavy when you only weigh a buck and a quarter!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Hope Floats


PIC-0214
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will... -Birdee Pruitt, from the film "Hope Floats"

Friday, August 01, 2008

Equal Affection

When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other. -Margaret Wheatley

Loading the Old Furniture from ZSR

Friday morning was spent loading a truck with 12 huge 10ft long tables and dozens of chairs! The old current periodicals room is starting to look nice and clear for the new furniture that arrives in September!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Giz's New Office


Giz's New Office
Originally uploaded by CellPhoneSusie
My new office! As a member of the newly formed Research, Instruction and Technology Services Team, my office moved from the ITC Computer Lab to Reference! I really like my new space and my new neighbors!

Monday, June 16, 2008

"If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me."
-W.H. Auden, "The More Loving One"

Uhm, what the hell was Auden thinking? I mean really, the "more loving one" gets their ass kicked and their head handed to them on a platter. Is equal affection even possible?

The good news is that later in the poem Auden says that even if you are the "more loving one" and you lose something, you get over it....eventually.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Idle Thought


Graylyn Pond
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
“Don't wish me happiness-I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor-I will need them all.” -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Thursday, April 10, 2008


PIC-0093
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
When the Southeastern Library Network, SOLINET, wanted to announce it was going green and moving to a stronger web presence and less print, they sent out a postcard made of recycled paper containing flower seeds. I'll be planting this paper in a flower pot and enjoying the resulting flowers all summer long! What a great idea! I wish all my bulk mail had flower seeds!

I think its usually referred to as "seed paper" or "plantable paper"
www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=seed+paper

Here is a link to a place that sells similar seed paper!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10313087

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Backyard Landscaping


more backyard landscaping
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
Thanks to "Gardens by David" my backyard isn't going to look so sparse this year! I can't wait till the pine needles go down and the plants start blooming! It is finally going to look like someone lives there!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Express 1MX Shirts


Express 1MX Shirts
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
When you are 5'4" and 125, finding a skinny shirt off the rack is a big deal! And they were on sale! SCORE!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Courtesy of Sophie Tucker (with minor pronoun changes)

"From birth to age eighteen, a boy needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five he needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, he needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, he needs good cash."

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bikram Yoga in the Castro


Bikram Yoga in the Castro
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
I've become very fond of my weekly Bikram hot yoga class. So while I was on vacation in San Francisco, I had to find a studio close to my Bed and Breakfast! The Bikram studio in Winston Salem is MUCH bigger and nicer than this one in San Francisco!

The Castro Theatre, they were playing the uncut version of Bladerunner

On my recent trip to San Francisco I braved the rain and the cold and went for an evening walk in the Castro!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Podcast of the National Resource Center's First-Year Experience Conference 2008 in San Francisco

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thought for the day, week, and year

He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. –Horace (65-8 BCE)
The Ortman Family Ski Trip - Utah 2008

Photos of my sister Edley, her husband Tim, my niece and nephew, Rosalie and Henry and Tim's brother Trevor and his family! Look at all that snow!

http://web.mac.com/hauriortman/iWeb/Site/Library.html

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lifeguard Stand


Lifeguard Stand
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
Unfortunately no hot lifeguard eye candy! This was the story of my trip, Delta was a nightmare to travel, but still had a great time while I was there. I'm just not sure I'm up to gay vacations.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Preach it Terri!

Don't tell me the reason that you're calling
Is to see if I'm all right since you've been gone
'Cause I know you and I know why we're talking
You're wanting me to say I'm barely hanging on
Well, maybe that was true for a night or two
But now, I got better things to do

-Terri Clark "I've Got Better Things to Do"

Friday, January 04, 2008

My Resolutions For 2008

  1. Enjoy Life
  2. Pay It Forward
  3. Get and Stay Organized
  4. Get Fit
  5. Learn New Things
  6. Spend More Time With Family

Friday, December 28, 2007

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
- Bill Vaughan

It has been a long year full of events I never thought I'd see and some events I never thought I would survive. 2007, it is time for you to go! 2008, be kind to me.

My Cup Runneth Over....


Christmas 2007 on Vernon Ave
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
Okay, yes it was a long week in Georgia, but it was great to spend time with my Dad, Darlene and Shirley and to see the rest of my extended family. Everyone was happy and healthy. My cup runneth over.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Times Square-McDonald's


Times Square-McDonald's
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
I LOVE this McDonald's. I'm sure you can see it from space!
(I don't actually eat there, I just like to look at it!)

Broadway on Strike! No theatre for Giz and Ann on this trip!

Even a strike on Broadway that canceled our play couldn't dampen our spirits! If you can't find something else to do in Manhattan, well then you just aren't trying! (We went shopping instead!)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

"And here's to the ones who just watch--Aren't they the best?
When they get depressed, It's a bottle of Scotch, Plus a little jest.
Another chance to disapprove, Another brilliant zinger,
Another reason not to move, Another vodka stinger.

I'll drink to that."

-Sondheim from "Company"

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Two Things....

First, cuff links are hard to fasten solo. Second, why is my mother's hand coming out of my sleeve?

Salem Lake-My Lake


Salem Lake-My Lake
Originally uploaded by gizwomack
If you live in Winston Salem and don't take advantage of Salem Lake, you are missing out. It is amazing to feel like you are in way out in nature when you are actually in the middle of a city! I had a great bike ride there this morning!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Helen and Katie at the Village Tavern!

I had a lovely lunch today with two friends I had not seen in years! (And they are both holding up better than me!) Helen, Katie, Brenda and I had some great fun at WFU back in the big 1980's

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Dennis after 13 miles on the Greenway and around Salem Lake

Note there is not a photo of me. I don't look this good after 13 miles. (I should mention that Scott, who was biking with us, looked equally good!) These two are going to either get me in shape or kill me!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Official 2007 ZSR Information Technology Team Portrait

We had a blast at the WFU Fancy Gap house! And we got a ton of work done at the same time!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Scott and Dennis at 6th and Vine

Shocking as it may seem, once in a while I do manage to actually get out of the house and see some friends. (I'm not even going to elaborate on what Scott and Dennis were talking about ;-)

Friday, October 05, 2007

For Some Reason I'm Big On Song Lyrics This Week!

pictures of you
pictures of me
hung up on your wall for the world to see

pictures of you
pictures of me
remind us all of what we could have been

-the last goodnight, "pictures of you"