About Your Hostess

About Me, Right Now (June 22, 2006)

I'm Nanette. I'm 31-going-on-32-in-another-two-weeks. I live in a college town in the midwest. I am a librarian and I work at a public library. Yes, I wear glasses, but I draw the line at those goofy-ass chains and you'd never see me in a denim jumper with appliqued cats on it. I do not have enough hair to have a satisfactory hair bun. Thus concludes my obligatory "NextGen Librarian" discussion of the stereotypical images of librarians and how I do not fit them.

I am married to Tim. We have been married for about a year and a half. We met at a Guided by Voices concert in February of 2001 and have been together ever since. He is a computer programmer for an academic library.

We are currently building a house. Well, we're not building it, but we are paying significant amounts of money to have it built for us. Expect photos of this thrilling endeavor.

My hobbies (other than reading–duh!–I am a librarian, after all) include knitting, beadwork, and doing things relating to my house. I am house-obsessed. Is that not lame?
Current obsessions/interests/likes: Swap-Bot, cherry lime slushes from Sonic, cutting weird things (i.e., coupons for a "free pig's ear") out of the newspaper and hiding them where Tim can find them, the Cocteau Twins, Big Brother 7 (which is an every-summer kind of obsession), planning the decor for my lovely new home, handmade accessories (esp. hair clips).

My Spectacular History of Writing Online

I've been writing online intermittently since 1998, when I started my first online journal. (Holy crap, that's eight years.) Most of the really old stuff is gone. Even the Wayback Machine didn't keep my (circa 1999) Xoom site. And that is probably a good thing.

Most notably, and for the longest period of time, I was the sole author and proprietress of Amplified to Rock. I started that site in 2000 and it ran until 2002 or something. It was even kind of popular for a while, in that way that weblogs were popular back before every local newscast on earth did a story on THE BLOG EXPLOSION! and everyone (including your mom) started reading weblogs. In other words, 100+ likeminded nerds read my weblog daily. And really, that was an awful lot of people giving a shit about my daily life. These days, I think you have to have 100,000+ likeminded nerds reading your weblog daily to be considered "popular."

Post-Amplified, I had a short-lived weblog called Trompe le Monde that no longer exists. I was a lackluster (read: I barely wrote anything) contributor to a couple of group weblogs. I started a knitting weblog that went nowhere after seven posts because, seriously, how many more knitting weblogs does the world need?

I don't know why I'm doing this, but we'll see how it goes.


2 Responses to “About Your Hostess”

  1. Charley Says:

    I’m going to stop looking for you and get back to work now. I feel like stalker. Email me some time so we can chat.

  2. Ellie Says:

    Hello Nanette,

    I also stumbled upon your website doing a search for “Nanette.” I am thinking about naming my baby on the way Nanette, and was just curious about your experiences with the name. It is so rare, after all! I am unsure whether to use it on the birth certificate or as a nickname for Anne-something. Your thoughts would be most appreciated. Good luck with the house.


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