Friday, January 25, 2008

Pics picked for Schmap!!

The other day I got an e-mail from Schmap, an online city guide service, and they wanted to use two of my photos from my Flickr account for their San Antonio edition! Isn't that cool?? Here is the link to their site: SCHMAP

Here is what the e-mail said:

Hi Jess,

I am writing to let you know that two of your photos have been short-listed for inclusion in the fourth edition of our Schmap San Antonio Guide, to be published early February 2008.

While we offer no payment for publication, many photographers are pleased to submit their photos, as Schmap Guides give their work recognition and wide exposure, and are free of charge to readers. Photos are published at a maximum width of 150 pixels, are clearly attributed, and link to high-resolution originals at Flickr.

Best regards,

Emma Williams,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

So, here are the links to the two photos that may be used:

Central Library 1

Central Library - San Antonio

So, when the guide is finished, and if my photos are in it (or not) I will post a link!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

The cutest picture!!

This is my nephew Trenton, held by my husband, on Christmas Eve. We gave him a puppy from Build-a-Bear, and when you squeeze its paw it says "Aunt Jessy and Uncle Herb love Trenton." I can't wait to scrapbook this!! It's so cute that I had to share it!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

45 Minute Drive!!

We took a drive up to Lovettsville today, just so we could gauge the length of my commute. It took about 45-50 minutes to get there, and from everyone around here says, that's an average commute. The drive up is picturesque, with rolling hills and fenced pastures. The town of Lovettsville is small but homey, with a nice feel to it. We went by the library, which is about 4,500 sq. ft. It was quiet, with most people outside enjoying the unusual January weather. The branch manager was in today, Chuck, so we finally got to meet in person, after a phone interview and a video conference. I also met Kathy, who works the circulation desk. It was great to meet them, and to see where I will be working.

After meeting them, Ken and I headed over to the community center where there was a book sale going on. There I met my assistant, Barbara, and her daughter, and picked up some great books. Chuck bought me a Lovettsville, Virginia t-shirt too, as a welcome gift. It was a great day.

I start work on the 24th, with an orientation in Sterling, VA. Then I head up to Lovettsville the next day.

I just wish I had a place to live. We are still in an efficiency, crammed into one room and both cars. I know the dog hates it, and it's starting to get to me as well. We've been looking for a place to rent for over a week, and have beened passed over on the one application we put in because the other couple applying didn't have a dog. It was a great place too. Oh well. I'm not going to let it stress me out.