Archive for January, 2007

Well, Whaddaya Know…

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Finally, a use for tea! I make no secret of the fact that I really hate tea. I don’t know why I do, E knows I’ve tried to like it. All of my friends love tea, and I feel like such a pariah amongst them. And I know it’s good for me, it’s caffeine-free, loaded […]

Lock the door and hide, it’s Domino’s!

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Trash day in my neighborhood was recently changed from Thursday to Friday mornings. This means that when I go out for my traditional Friday AM Starbucks walk, I now stroll past people’s curbside refuse. Now, I have an odd tendency to actually look at people’s garbage…peering at it, checking out what people are throwing away. […]

All Things Scottish: Day 5

Friday, January 26th, 2007

As we come to the end of our week of Scottishness, I want to make an observation. The Scots have a rep as a frugal people. I think this is true, but not in the negative way most people think. I think they just do not muck about with frippery, wasteful excess, or artifice. They […]

All Things Scottish: Day 4

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Time for a wee dram…today we celebrate the best of Scottish beverages! 1. Moniack Mead. Being a lifelong D&D geek and medieval history enthusiast, I like me a good mead. And THIS is a good mead!! Nae, it’s a GREAT mead! It is not that crap they sell in the PA state stores, which is […]

All Things Scottish: Day 3

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Welcome to the beautiful City of Aberdeen! BW and I visited Aberdeen in 2002, did not spend nearly enough time there, but fell in love with it. Aberdeen is where I plan/scheme/dream/hope to make my home if I can ever beg/borrow/steal/kill to get the means to get out of this toilet of a country. Why […]

All Things Scottish: Day 2

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Well, THIS was an easy choice of content, was it not? A pic of my parallel universe husband Ewan, looking all adorable and Scottish and bikery. Long live Scotland!

All Things Scottish

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

In honor of my History of Scotland class I’ve decided to devote this whole week to Scottish things because as it’s been said before and should be said again, “If it’s nae Scottish, it’s CRAP!” Today I’ll just write about the class itself. It’s going quite well so far, and I’m really enjoying it. I’m […]

Hooray for the ALA

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Next week is the American Library Association’s annual mid-winter conference in Seattle…are you going?? ME NEITHER! (In fact, and don’t tell anyone, I’m not even a member of the ALA. OMG, my professional cred is shot!) I love ALA week. (They have a second meeting in early fall, too.) My boss and every other librarian […]

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

I’m sure by now you all know that the remake of The Hitcher, starring Sean Baby, is due out Friday. Now I never saw the original, but I understand the basic premise, and I just don’t think I can get behind this flick. At least not with Sean Baby in it. It goes like this: […]

There and Back Again

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Went to Loupy’s this weekend for her birthday party!  Unfortunately, the guest list was slim, but we did get to visit with BLUE and Chrissy as well as Loup and LK.  And we met Cinder, Loup’s newest puppydawg. All in all, a nice relaxing weekend of watching movies, chatting, eating some mmmmmGerman food, and shopping […]

The Ubiquitous “What Are You Reading” Post

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Yeah, when all other attempts to think up meaningful content fail, a blogger can always rely on this handy space-filler. So without further delay, here’s my current/upcoming reading. I just finished Hello Americans, part 2 of Simon Callow’s planned 3-part biography of Orson Welles. Part 3 should be out in…oh…another ten years or so. I’m […]

Happy Birthday Loup!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

And look! Karl even brought you something! How sweeeeeet!!!! Have a great day, see you Saturday!

It Bears Repeating

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Saw this up on Gutterboy’s site and if he doesn’t mind my blatant plagarism, I’m going to post it too. Because it is GOSPEL. It should be blared from rooftops. I’d like to print it out and go ’round tacking it up on the doors of any place with a liquor license, like some sort […]

Rejoice!

Monday, January 8th, 2007

For I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of Tupelo, A Saviour ‘Tis E The Lord

Hermaphrodite

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Your Brain is 47% Female, 53% Male Your brain is a healthy mix of male and femaleYou are both sensitive and savvy Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve What Gender Is Your Brain?

Yowza

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Everybody go download this! Or not. You may find yourself unable to move away from your computers. Drool bucket sold separately.

Black is the new Black

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

So we’ve mostly finished up our bathroom remodel. We put in a new toilet, new sink/vanity, and new floor. We still need new lights, but that will come later. I’m really happy with the results, especially the vanity. Our old vanity stuck out so far that when you stepped out of the shower you only […]

Everybody PANIC!!!!

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Oh lord, this does not bode well for the new year. At the Target checkout on Sunday, I spied that the Ginger Altoids were all marked down with clearance stickers. While it is good in the short run to stock up on cheaper mints, WHY were they on clearance?!?! WHY??? What can it MEAN? Just […]