Archive for July, 2007

So at work today…

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At work I am in charge of the 500s (Math/Science), the 000s (Computers/UFOs/Library Science), the Science Fiction, and the A/V (DVDs/Videos/CDs/Books on tape). Anything in good condition that gets donated for those areas goes through me, as I decide whether or not to add the item. Lately, some kind soul has been donating DVD sets of TV Shows. I’ve seen Buffy, Angel, Smallville, etc. Today, I got to add the first 4 seasons of 21 Jump Street. (Sadly, season 5 had a scratch on one of the discs.) Ah, Johnny Depp 20 years ago. Yes, some days I am very amused by my job.

Posted on 31st July 2007
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Cold Comfort Tuesday List

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. I’m not sure how it is possible to have a Cold Comfort Tuesday List…unless you refrained from microwaving it, I guess. So, please don’t go reheating this Tuesday List. It might explode and get grody stuff on the roof of your oven.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, so please join me for a discussion of this book on Friday: August 10, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is 110 titles this time aroud. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Please join us!

This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski – An excellent book of poetry written around an interesting concept.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – Only a couple of pages left.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 31st July 2007
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Tuesday Lists are Forever

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. The title this week would seem to indicate that you will see these lists for quite some time. I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we? I blame my lack of progress this week on the 7th Harry Potter Book. Yes, I’ve already finished it. (psst… Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be featured on Cover to Cover soon.)

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters, so please join me for a discussion of this book this Friday: July 27, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Historical mystery this time.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – Almost done!

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – I set it down somewhere…and now I can’t find it. But I read a couple of pages first.

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 24th July 2007
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The Tuesday List That Ate Cincinnati

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. Technically this week’s Tuesday List title comes from a silly song about a movie, but it sounded good to me. Especially since my list seems to be growing without anything getting finished. Not even the magazines. Sigh.

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters, so please join me for a discussion of this book on July 27, 2007. If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. Historical mystery this time.

Faerie Magazine (Spring 2007) – I’ve made it halfway through.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – still working on this one.

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – I already know a lot of these. Hmmm…now why would that be?

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I need more time in the day to read.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 17th July 2007
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Open Letter To A Spammer

(Warning: The following open letter contains adult themes and just a dash of smugness.)

Dear Spammer (you know who you are),

I know that rule number one for dealing with spammers is: Don’t engage, it’ll just encourage them. But sometimes…okay, once in a blue moon, there comes a spam message that you really want to reply to. I received one such the other day. Instead of replying in some other fashion that might just encourage you (see rule#1) I am taking this opportunity to address you in a public forum.

*ahem*

To the spammer who recently offered me a penis enlargement patch guaranteed to make said penis “a full eight inches long” I say: I laugh at you.

Why the hell would I want my husband’s penis to shrink?

Signed,
Spammed

Posted on 13th July 2007
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Some Like it Tuesday (List)

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday List. And yes, some do like it Tuesday. (Oh, how I amuse myself. It’s okay, you can just nod and smile. That’s what everyone else does.)

By the way, It’s Alive! My laptop, that is. Now with a new, improved hard drive that is twice the size of the last one. I wonder how long it will take me to fill it up…

Reminders: The next Cover to Cover book is Sabriel by Garth Nix, so please join me for a discussion of this book on July 13, 2007 (this Friday.) If you have suggestions for books that you would like to see discussed in a future Cover to Cover, feel free to comment any time with your titles. The third A Book By Any Other Name challenge continues this week. The goal is even higher this time around. If you wish to participate, just take a look at Monday’s post.

Have you been reading anything interesting lately? Please comment and let me know. And now, my current list:

Sabriel by Garth Nix – This is the book for the next Cover to Cover. I love this dark Fantasy.

Tea: A Magazine (Spring 2007) – I really need to catch up on my magazines.

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur – I already know a lot of these. Hmmm…now why would that be?

Doctor Who: The Inside Story by Gary Russell – I’m still working my way through.

Oh, hey! I would like to remind you all that The Book Stacks is up for a Blogger’s Choice Award, so if you would be so kind as to pop along and vote for me, I’d be much obliged.

Posted on 10th July 2007
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Silent Film Rules

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I love silent film. Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin…all geniuses. So, expect to hear more on this topic in the future.

Oh, and I must own this shirt.

Posted on 7th July 2007
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Testing Some Changes

Wow! I don’t believe it! I finally got the YouTube thing working here. Now, if I can only figure out the archives…. Well, enjoy [tag]Jeff Dunham[/tag] and Peanut in the meantime.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWThRmRW6GE[/youtube]

Posted on 5th July 2007
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I’m In a Really Good Mood

…and I don’t often get to say that.

I actually left my house with my Sweetie and went to visit other people…that weren’t my parents. Pretty much unheard of so far this year. I mean…I went to the Talkies the other day. Did you know that films have sound now? Yeah. That’s about how often we get out. We went and hung out with a group of friends which included my nearly 4-year-old almost-nephew, Leo. And we had *way* too many fireworks and real food, including sausage that I can eat. They even had something that I could drink that was neither alcoholic nor caffeinated. Woo Hoo! (Okay, so it was mint tea. I *love* mint tea.) I got to play with Leo after his “if you want to stay up for fireworks you must have a nap now” nap. Better yet? I got to watch my Hubby play with him. They worked on a puzzle together. :)

I got a little choked up, actually. My sweetie is good with kids when he gets the chance.

These friends are really more like family (well, one of them is my sister-in law, actually) so spending the 4th with them was just *so* relaxing and fun. Even if the fireworks were a bit much for me. I’m not big on the loud noises. But I got to play with sparklers, which I apparently still enjoy. All in all a good time was had by everyone. (I even got to read Leo a bedtime story. He always asks me to read him stuff. This time I was more of a bribe to get him to bed.)

Oh! If I ever get copies of any of the pictures that one of the gang took, I post it here. They were *really* cool!

Posted on 5th July 2007
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5 Little Things I Enjoy

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Just For Fun, ’cause I’m home and I have my computer back, I bring you:

Five Little Things I Enjoy:

1. Post-it Notes (Especially with pretty pictures or silly mottos)

2. Cool Soaps Made By My Dad (he makes all kinds of fun designs. Like little frogs in a pond or stars in the night sky)

3. Tiny Pooh Bears with Costumes (they’re just so cute.)

4. Flashlights, especially my sonic screwdriver shaped one (I have a flashlight addiction.)

5. My little piece of Rose Quartz (my sweetie gave it to me to inspire me in a story I was working on.)

Posted on 4th July 2007
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