quidditchgrrl: (Martini Time)
I must say that I am jealous of all of you who get time off for the holidays.  *grump*  Work 'til 5 tomorrow, then again on the 26th, once more on the 31st (although taking time out of the middle of the day for HP-Ohio goodness), then yay, no more holidays until MLK Day.  *fwumps*

All of my money has been spent, and there are still some presents to buy.  They're not going to get bought.  Oh well.  That's what birthdays are for.

Why no, I'm NOT doing the shiny happy people meme, why do you ask??

I am doing the end-of-year meme, though.  Here 'tis: )
quidditchgrrl: (It's all over save the giggling)
It is the full moon, or WHAT!? Everyone has been absolutely insane this week, yours truly included. Holy frijoles.

The [livejournal.com profile] library_mofo community is giving [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt a run for most postings today. :D

Even my counterpart at the other library said, "people are just stupid!" This is a woman who could find something positive to say about John Wayne Gacy. I was terribly amused.

I am, scarily enough, thinking about reading a book by Dr. Laura. Please kill me, but it sounds interesting.

OH! I got your thank-you card, [livejournal.com profile] nmalfoy, and the little gift rocks! There was much with the chuckling and chortling. Thanks! :D

I've set a goal to get into the gym five days a week. My rump is sore, and I need to go to bed. 'Night!
quidditchgrrl: (So truthy!)
Aw, Rob Corddry is so cute hosting The Daily Show! :D

The Random Question Meme! )

How can you not love a meme that builds in an LJ cut?

Is it just me or do books villifying Conservatives or Liberals suck? I try to read these stupid things only to be pissed off and turned off. I just got done with Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy.

I think most people understand these concepts:
--If you make over $100K a year, you own stock
--If you make over that, you are actively looking for ways to avoid paying taxes
--Rich Americans are hypocrites as a general rule

No "profile" in this book was surprising. Michael Moore underpays his staff? Ralph Nader has a multi-million dollar home? Noam Chomsky was paid by the DoD?

*yawn*

No Moby? How about Jon Stewart? Couldn't find good dirt on Howard Dean? Instead, we get recycled trash talk about Barbra Streisand and Hillary Clinton. How 1998.
quidditchgrrl: (Read Rebelliously)
Ack. Does anyone else hate movies made to glamourize certain institutions? My niece wants to go to Annapolis, so the movie trailer is annoying me muchly.

Friday Night Lights? Varsity Blues? Whateva. Drumline? Ok, suuure. Yargh.

Stephen + Conan = the awesome. Even better: remembering to turn the VCR to channel 3 to record TDS and TCR.

I've been watching MI-5. What is the appeal of Matthew McFadyen? He's a scrawny Clive Owen look-alike...but he's growing on me. :> I might break down and see the latest P&P movie.

As I am only 4 books into the year, and my recommended reading list is only that long. Rec me a book! A good one, mind. I don't read vampire/sci-fi/fantasy-type stuff, and I hate Nora Roberts. So, what else? Fiction, non-fiction...I'm game.

Night, all.
quidditchgrrl: (Jesus Called)
Some people are truly special. Like people who demand that I read The Five People You Meet In Heaven or who tell me I'd love Kathy Reichs' books.

Then there are the Left Behind people, who seem to think that we've incorrectly classified those books as fiction. Rawr.

Certifiable, I tell you.

I've been trying to find a stat that I'd seen somewhere, but now I can't verify it: only 37% of regular churchgoers - people who attend religious services two or more times a month - have actually read the Bible from cover to cover. That seems like such a small number; it would surely go a long way to explain a lot of the nutty Christian fervor that seems to have taken over this country.

Please, if you're a Christian, read the Bible yourself, once. I know it's boring and not as steamy as, say, Danielle Steel, but slog through so you at least know enough to call shenanigans when people try to tell you that Jesus referenced homosexuality and said it was okay to kill brown people without provocation. We have the entire thing on CD at the library!

Argh.

Aug. 16th, 2005 03:02 pm
quidditchgrrl: (Help Me)
Chuck Klosterman is forcing me to listen to Kid A. Please help.

(Damn you, Chuck Klosterman!)
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quidditchgrrl: (Are you ready for HBP?)
I believe that our libraries' copies of HBP are to arrive tomorrow.  *looks around shiftily*  They sent an email to *cough* alert us to their presence.  They are soooo evil.  :-<

I also have an all-access pass card to our Technical Services area.  *shifty*

Working out tonight, I saw a clip about the confidentiality agreements signed by various distributors, which showed skids filled with copies of THE ACTUAL BOOKS OMG.  There was a big smile on my face - 72 hours, baby!

Must. resist. temptation.
quidditchgrrl: (Rockin' the burbs)
There is someone in our library on every holiday to be sure that the drops are emptied, some shelving/dumping is done, and that at least one person's holiday gets the kibosh.

I do find amusement in my work sometimes, though.  Today:

--A $5 fine on a DVD titled, "Learn Personal Finance"

--Baby Beethoven on DVD, with two of the corners gnawed on (they say music soothes the savage beast, but Beethoven has little to offer a toddler with erupting milk teeth!)

--Returned: The Ovulation Method: Natural Family Planning For Prospective Parents

I did get to go out for a very yummy brunch with Andy, my sister & BIL at Holiday Inn on the Lane.  I was almost glad to go in to work, else I might never have been able to recover from eating so much!  :-9

And since this meme has been making the rounds, so I shall bleat away at it Song meme - I give you the title, you name the artist and give me a line or two of the song.  No cheating! )
quidditchgrrl: (rockin the burbs by usesoap_icons)
For all my raging against country music (damn you, Chuck Klosterman, for making me feel like a pretentious asshat), I'd forgotten how much I like the country classics.

I've been burning old Alabama and Conway Twitty, and a little bit of Loretta Lynn to my PC, and thinking about growing up.

rambling randomness about music )

You'd think there'd be a point to the above, but you'd be wrong.  :P

Also, spent Monday listening to Patrick Jones, who is a very well-known (in library circles, anyway) young adult librarian.  Kind of boring for me, since adolescent psychology is a hobby of mine (and a job-within-a job and how I spend most of my free time), but he was a great speaker.  He didn't make up for the fact that I had to work 8 straight days and 10 hours on Monday because of him, though.  Boo.

Linking around the fandom, roundabout from [livejournal.com profile] heidi8's journal: 



Hugs going out to:

[livejournal.com profile] redblaze
[livejournal.com profile] silverbookworm
[livejournal.com profile] mindyfromohio
[livejournal.com profile] hastyent
Everyone in [livejournal.com profile] hp_ohio

Ooh, meme!

Dec. 14th, 2004 03:41 am
quidditchgrrl: (You Made Me Ink by crazymo14588)
Found at [livejournal.com profile] velvet__moon's journal:

Instructions: Take this list of authors, remove those whose efforts do not grace your shelves, and bring the list up to ten by adding some more that do. New paragraph indicates newly-added authors.


J.K. Rowling
William Shakespeare
Charles Dickens
J.R.R. Tolkien Tennessee Williams
Frank McCourt Frances Hodgson Burnett

Douglas Adams John Steinbeck
Homer Anais Nin
Marquis De Sade  Mark Twain
Jane Austen
W.B. Yeats e.e. cummings

In other news, I started throwing up tonight and now I can't keep food down.  *cries*  Twenty-four hours is all I'm going to give it before I call for reinforcements.  And I felt so good today when I saw the surgeon.

Dang it.  Hopefully I can keep some phenergan (aka Nectar of the Gods) down and get some sleep.  I absolutely refuse to be in the hospital on Christmas.  *stomps feet*
quidditchgrrl: (JRM Sexy by crazymo14588)
I haven't done one of these in...ever, I think. But this one sounded interesting.

1) Who or what is on your computer's wallpaper?
Here at work (where I am this rainy day), Ian Thorpe wearing Armani :9 Yummy!

2. Go through your DVD/pre-bought video collection. Which three actors or actresses feature the most in them?
*thinks* Let's see, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger (even tho' I hate her, hate, hate, hate). Our video collection contains mainly Kevin Smith films though. Ooh, and I believe I have several Alan Rickman flicks as well. *makes note to watch some movies tonight*

3. Go through your book shelves. Which three authors have written the majority of the books?
Most of my books are textbooks/cookbooks (I don't buy books very often and when I do I give them to other people). Hm, Shakespeare, Ann Rand, and most of Tennessee Williams' works are down there though.

4. And what about CDs?
Billy Joel, RHCP, and Sarah McLachlan

6. And what about your LiveJournal user pictures?
Harry Potter, and I'm in love with the icons I got from http://ail.hopelessly-devoted.net/main.html last night.
quidditchgrrl: (GSA)
Dude, it is so not my fault the library will be open tomorrow. People kept asking in this snotty tone tonight, 'you're going to be open?!' as if people who work at the library honestly want to work tomorrow if there was any chance they could stay home. (Although I'd wager given the choice of working or watching the funeral procession and the media falling all over themselves to make Reagan out to be OMGBESTPREZEVER, most of the staff would dutifully take their places behind the public service desks.)

I put away our copy of Ronald Reagan's Reign of Error three times tonight. *snerk*

Much too much to get done tonight, so I didn't do any of it. How's that for procrastination?

[livejournal.com profile] lissinthecity will be in town tomorrow! *bounces* I can't wait to meet her (and [livejournal.com profile] rachet too, hopefully)!

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