30 November 2008


It snowed last night, so I decided not to drive to Chambana this morning. Okay, it didn't snow a lot, but my fuchsia car is definitely white.

Also, I think my dad is watching something fun in the way of Wallace & Gromit without me. How dare he?!

16 November 2008

To The Pain

Five points if you can name the movie referenced in the title.

I just started reading Rock and Roll Cage Match which is a collection of articles pairing up artists to see which is better. It's all relative and highly subjective, of course, but it's damn fun. I confess, I decided to check it out based on the Trent Reznor vs. Marilyn Manson chapter, but I'm really, really enjoying the whole of it. I haven't gotten to Reznor/Manson yet; so far R.E.M. has won over U2, Whitney Houston over Mariah Carey and Timbaland over Phil Spector. This is a great read for any rock fiend. I highly recommend it.

Google Quote of the Day

I chuckled.

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before... He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.

--Kurt Vonnegut

13 November 2008

John, Paul, George, Ringo

It's obvious I've had a long, tiring day and my emotional rubber band is about to snap when I hear "Hey, Jude" on the radio and it damn near brings tears to my eyes. Not in a bad way; I had a silly little smile on my face at the time because I love The Beatles, but I was definitely getting a little watery. Meh. I agree with Daddy--"Something" is a much better song.

09 November 2008

JTHM kills kids at the library.

Back in August we received a copy of JTHM: The Director's Cut as a donation at the library. I thought this was really odd. Because it was a nice new copy, I wanted it as a replacement for mine whose binding started breaking after the first read. So I put a bit of paper in it claiming dibs on the book if it doesn't get added to the library's collection.

A few days later, the head of the children's department asked me about the book. She had looked through and noted it's graphic violence and naughty language, so she wasn't really sure for what age group it was appropriate. I said that most who have read Johnny started in middle school or high school. (I first read it when I was 23 and had some really weird dreams that night afterwards, but that's another story.) I said that true appreciation of these comics would require an understanding of irony as all the violence is meant ironically, not as a suggestion or validation or glorification of violence. She decided to think about this.

Fast-forward to last Thursday, three months later, and she hands me the book and says I can have it after all. Earlier that day I had been wondering whether she had decided to add it to the library's collection. I can understand her decision--it's hardly like the other books in our graphic novel collection. Those tend to be superhero comics or cutesy manga. Whatev. Now I have two copies. I rock.

06 November 2008

Ye Gods, but I'm tired.

Whoever the hell thought it would be a good idea to get a job where I would be required to wake up at 530 on occasion should be shot.


Okay, that's taken care of then. I'm still not happy about this being at work at 700 thing. Especially as I'm supposed to be shadowing someone to work on signs, but I have no idea who that someone is. Either Dina or Donna. I suppose I'll just ask when I walk in, no big deal. But I'm not there yet, so I'm still fretting. Gah. I really hate my brain sometimes.

More than anything in the world, I just want to go back to bed. I'm trying to work out in my brain whether it would be feasible to take a nap between jobs today. I need to squeeze lunch in there too. Difficulties, difficulties. Maybe I can forego lunch and just eat on my break at the library. Good idea, but I barely ate any breakfast, so I'll likely be starving by noon, which means no putting off lunch til 3ish.

Hahaha. I'm totally zoning out while sitting here at my computer. I'm going to be wonderfully useful today, I can tell.

04 November 2008


I've got my sticker, where's yours?

Anyhoo. I want free Starbuck's for having voted, but we no longer have a Starbuck's in town. Tears. So we may travel to C-U to get some there, which is an awful long way to drive for free coffee. And yet, we will probably do it. The only catch is that I'll miss a lot of Comedy Central's coverage of the election tonight. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are joining forces to present Indecision 2008 in its final hours. I remember watching The Daily Show all night back in 2004. Good times. Maybe I can convince my supervisor that it is in the public's best interest to know what's happening and she'll allow us to roll out a TV set so we can watch, just like on 9/11. Hey, you never know!

Three minutes into a song, and I just realised that it's the instrumental version of the song. Shows how much I pay attention to the music I'm listening to while I'm putzing around on the internet.