Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2008 edition of the get to know me quiz!

1. What time did you get up this morning? The dogs graciously allowed me to wallow in bed until 6am, but it was a struggle involving lots of pawing and shoving.

2. Diamonds or pearls? ooooh, can I have both?

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Eagle Eye and I was very entertained, though it felt more like a summer movie than a fall one. I am looking forward to How to Lose Friends and Alienate People this coming Friday (I think that's the correct title)

4. What is your favorite TV show? Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe (now, who's really surprised here? come on, really.)

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Oatmeal, cream of wheat, scrambled egg and cheese bagel or nutrigrain waffles with natural peanut butter. Keeps things interesting. Did you know that if you microwave one scrambled egg in a cereal bowl it comes out to the PERFECT shape of a bagel?

6. What is your middle name? Terrell

7. What food do you dislike? Tomatoes, unseasoned/lightly seasoned tomato based products, and liver

8. What is your favorite CD at moment? Korn or my audiobook of Dean Koontz's The Taking....or Richard Matheson's I Am Legend....good stuff all.

9. What kind of car do you drive? Kia Rio, 40 miles per gallon baby!

10. Favorite sandwich? grilled cheese made with real butter and real mayo

11. What characteristic do you despise? Entitlement

12. Favorite item of clothing? pajamas

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? back to the Connemara Coast in Ireland

14. Favorite brand of clothing? Cheapest, most comfortable

15. Where would you retire to? Given my druthers, some where cool in the summer and temperate in the winter

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? I've had a couple of birthdays that I'm sure are quite memorable for whoever I was with but not so much for me :)

17. Favorite sports to watch? Hockey, equestrian events, gymnastics, ice skating, does any one else watch the Strongest Man competitions on that obscure ESPN channel? Does Ninja Warrior count?

18. Furthest place you are sending this? It's the internet, this is a stupid question, I'm not mailing it for cryin' out loud!

19. Person you expect to send it back first? Whoever picks it up is welcome to put it on their own blog or chosen social media.

20. When is your birthday? Mar 2

21. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning, I get sleepy early...and when I get sleepy I get mean (or at least pretty peevish)

22. What is your shoe size? 9.5

23. Pets? Binky! You can check out the Binkster in the sidebar!

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? I refered my mom to the dentist I use and they are sending me free movie tickets for the referal!

25. What did you want to be when you were little? Veterinarian (Yay for Vet wannabees!), police officer, talented artist....alas.

27. What is your favorite candy? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

28. What is your favorite flower? Yellow roses, any color gerber daisy, I like all the weedy sort of flowers, the stuff they usually stick in the back of a bouquet for filler :)

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? EvErY DaY! Every day you wake up healthy is a good day!

30. What is your full name? Holley Terrell W. (sheesh, this quiz is worse than filling out forms at the doctor's office!)

31. What are you listening to right now? Tucker's incessant snoring and farting...this dog has been SeRiOuSlY gassing me for daaaaaayyyyyyysssss!

32. What was the last thing you ate? Some Cheesits...they were a little stale.

33. Do you wish on stars? of course

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? green

35. How is the weather right now? It's a breezy, beautiful night!

36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? I have no idea but she did want to renew her library books and I directed her call to the proper department. She sounded like a really nice lady.

37. Favorite soft drink? Rootbeer and Dr. Pepper

38. Favorite restaurant? El Cazador and La Tortilla are my favorites!

39. Real hair color? Brown (and I will express love and affection for the grey coming in!)

40. What was your favorite toy as a child? transformers

41. Summer or winter? Summer until I get tired of the heat, winter til I get tired of the cold...know what I mean?

42. Hugs or kisses? Hugs

43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla, but I'm lactose intolerant so let's keep it down to the minimum...

44. Coffee or tea? Coffee!

45. Do you want your friends to email you back? If this were an email that'd be great! Put it up on your blog!

46. When was the last time you cried? last week, when my called me crying because her dog died after getting in a fight with another dog over the ladies, if you catch my meaning...

47. What is under your bed? whatever Binky has barfed up under there...I'm thinking cat food and hairballs, I'll have to check and get back to you...

48. What did you do last night? Watched TV, read some of my current book

49. What are you afraid of? spiders, any bugs with long jointed legs, various social situations, trusting other people

50. Salty or sweet? salty

51. How many keys on your key ring? 9, I think...the perils of semiprofessional petsitting!

52. How many years at your current job? 8

53. Favorite days of the week? Friday

54. How many towns have you lived in? 4

55. Do you make friends easily? no

56. How many people will you send this to? again, it's the internet, I don't have a number

57. How many will respond? maybe 3 or 4

evenin' ya'll!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

my s-n-s catalog so far

I affectionately refer to this as The Wound...me and red paint just seem to have a complicated relationship
This is Monet's Invasion.  It is supposed to be Monet's Waterlillies but I am convince that mine look like a fleet of invading UFO's, three of which are engulfed in flame with one spectacular crash in the bottom right hand corner.  What do you think?

These are supposed to be red tulips and I think they look like...red tulips!  Yay for Holley!

the highways and biways . . .

 . . . of the internet

so here are some of the recent search terms that have brought people to my humble blog:

  • who is lonney holley - spelled a different way, Lonnie Holley is a celebrated folk artist working through the mediums of sandstone and rock, paint and recycled found-object sculpture.  Hope that's who they were looking for as his stuff RoCkS!
  • zombies are cool penguin t-shirt - I have one of these and I lurve it!  It did not get washed with the book like my other two Halloween tshirts, thank goodness!
  • new fun website - I hope you found mine to be so!
  • what if i never want to date again - I fully support that policy, except when I don't.  I have been dateless now for going on five years and sometimes I'm okay with it and sometimes....I'm not.  I know plenty of people I wouldn't go to a landfill with who date and break up constantly.  I'm not too terribly mean, I'm fully self sufficient, I own my own home, I own my own car, I have a great job, I can converse on any number of topics, parents and siblings usually find me very agreeable but I am overweight and that, my friends, throws you under the bus socially.  No one will touch you, figuratively or literally.  Too much drama, too much unnecessary stress...so I've decided not to worry about it.  I don't want children and marriage isn't too terribly important to me so there's no rush.
  • mat lurnin - Hope you found him
  • public whipping (wow, one from england and one from new york!) - forget water boarding, this is obviously the new hot topic across the globe.  I think we should re-instate it.  I just finished a true crime book about a serial killer active in London during the Luftwaffe (sp?).  When they solved the crime, he was arrested, tried, sentenced and hanged in the space of several months.  
  • how do houses look today - um, boxy?  Mine is certain looking cleaner and more tidy these days!
  • pressure garments - Not to harp too much on it, but everyone HAS visited their local library for a copy of Andrew Davidson's The Gargoyle haven't they?
  • pine needle stuck under fingernail - ouch!
  • holley, blogspot - maybe they were actually looking for me?
  • cause and effect of overloading - at work, indigestion no doubt from the onset of an ulcer
  • gayla holley - hope you found this person
  • false negative sleep study - my sleep study experience is no worth rehashing
  • bad sleep study - I feel your pain, but I'm glad I stuck it out
  • spankin boy - everybody needs one :)
I would just like to point out for trivia's sake that I had two separate visits from the Vale of Glamorgan in England, one from the city of Penarth and and one from Barth.  KT, how George R.R. Martin-esque is that?!?

buzz, buzz, meow

you just don't let me know when you get tired of this and I'll be glad to not stop :)

If you have a litter of kittens, head for your local wine store and get an empty champagne carton-complete with the cardboard bottle dividers.  Place it on its side and you've got a 12-holed "beehive" house for your kittens to play in.  Our litters love them, constantly chasing each other in and out of the holes and using them for sleeping hideaways. 
H.G., Geneva, IL.

Okay, this sounds fun AND cute!  I'm going to make a note of it for when I get more kittens, though it won't be a litter by any means, just two of them to keep each other company.  I feel like Binky must get bored here by herself all day.  I won't get new kittens now because Bink doesn't appreciate competition :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

an important psa

This is a washing machine. (though not mine)
This is a book.  A book I loved dearly.
This is the book I loved dearly after a trip through a washing machine (mine this time).  That is not a tampon with it, it is all that's left of the gluey spine.
This is the mess that is created when you discover that you have washed a book in your washing machine, start to cuss profusely, cry a little when you find the wet, bedraggled cover and truly understand the paper carnage.
This is the clean, fluffy paper down that now covers all of your winter socks, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves after you wash the book you dearly love in your washing machine.

The lesson:

Never throw a pile of clothes in the washer without checking it for foreign objects and don't wash your books in the washing machine.

That is all.

how do I count the ways...

so, today's pick from 187 Ways to Amuse a Bored Cat is pretty tame and not a little creeepy...

#131 Playing Baby
My cat likes me tohold him like a baby in my arms. When I do, he puts his tail in his mouth, holds it with his paws, and sucks on it like a bottle.
J.O.-Idaho Falls, ID

um...I don't know what to say really. I have encountered something similar though. Once upon a time I was a kennel tech at a local vet clinic/boarding facility and we once had a little kitten stay for about a week. Not unusual perhaps but if you picked him up, he'd crawled up to your shoulder and suck on your earlobe. I don't think that cat stayed in a cage the entire time he was there except at night. I wish I could remember his name...it was Mr. something but I just can't recall.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I have been tagged . . .

. . . by the lovely and talented Book Diva!

Eight Random Facts about Me:
  1. I was named after a carburetor. Seriously. I have a supply of stickers purchased from their site. :)
  2. I used to have a pet box turtle named Mr. Fred and two crows named Heckle and Jeckle.
  3. I once received a Bobcat for Christmas.
  4. I have kissed the Blarney Stone.
  5. I love Gravedigger.
  6. I am a tattooed librarian.
  7. I love Guillermo del Toro and M. Night Shyamalan movies...all of them. Deal with it.
  8. I don't like gold jewelry.
  9. I am lactose intolerant.
  10. I don't eat tomatoes, ketchup, or any tomato-based products that are not heavily seasoned (where they don't taste like tomatoes).

Alright, who's next! I'm going to tag (the Book Diva didn't leave me many options!):

  • T, though she'll have to follow through in the comments since she doesn't blog
  • KP
  • Carrie - Get to BLOGGING! I'm going to keep bugging you!
  • Zippyvet - ditto!
  • Lauren

Your turn ladies and gent!

Monday, September 22, 2008

a new feature!

My friend Polly game me this great little book entitled 187 Ways To Amuse a Bored Cat!: The Complete Cat Entertainment Guide edited by Howe and Ruth Stidger and published in 1982.  They have collected stories from random cat owners in which they describe the odd things that amuse their cats.  I have randomly selected an entry and it is:

#85 Ice Hockey
It's a bit messy, but our cat enjoys batting an ice cube around the kitchen floor, especially on hot days.  Keep an eye on things so you can pick the cube up to keep it from melting when your cat tires of the game. --A.H., Odgen, UT

Some are funnier than others, but I think I might actually try this one out.  Binky's favorite toy right now is a Q-Tip....that's my girl!  Keepin' it interllectualized!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


let me tell you why I don't like them...at least when I have to work anyway.

We are only open from 1-5 on Sundays and people try to stuff a whole weekend's worth of work into one day.  The teens all goofed off yesterday and were frenetic about getting their shit done today and it was all our fault.  One Paris Hilton wannabee questioned me extensively about Microsoft Brochure Maker...quite pissy when I told her I didn't know what the f*&k she was talking about wasn't familiar with that program.  Of course, it was Publisher that she wanted AND she wanted someone to stand over her and show her how to do it...as if there weren't 15 other people milling around the dept needing help with their own Very Important Tasks.  

Kids were in the study rooms screaming and chasing one another around the tables.  I brought the heat on one room and told them if I heard one more peep they'd find somewhere else to go. Miracle of miracles, they were quiet as church mice for the rest of the day but as they left and were headed down the stairs I heard one boy say, "That lady was so mean..."  I don't know for sure that he was talking about me but I experienced a little glow of pleasure all the same.  All I did was tell them to be quiet...these were obviously teens who'd never been spanked as children. If you aren't firm with them, they just laugh at you, mutter an obscenity at your back and carry on as before and I just don't put up with that.  The other study room I had trouble out of (and it was one of my FaVoRiTe teens!  it really did hurt my feelings to have to go over there this time) occured later in the afternoon.  I heard shrieking and chairs scraping up little curls of Brazilian Cherry from the hardwood floors.  I stood up to see him (the fav) and a girl grappling over some object.  The other boy in the room joined in the fray and some dragging of bodies across the floor took place over said object.  So I was well and truly pissed off when I got to the door, then they all sat down when I knocked and just looked at me.  The door was locked and if I could have kicked it in I would have.  When the other boy finally got up and opened the door, the talk was considerably more polite that at the first room but I was just as angry and he knew it.  They all came by to apologize for their behavior when they left.  

There were no margaritas to be had at my fav local Mexican restaurant as it is Sunday and in many places in Alabama, that means no alcoholic beverages are sold.  So now it's time for some Yellow Tail Shiraz, which my refrigerator thoughtfully keeps cool even on Sundays.  I've really got to get some Xanax or Valium or something...it'll be eight months before school's out again and I don't know if I can make it that far.  My last nerve is already red, raw and quivering.


or rather...rearranging.

I got up early today (as I told KT I would) and swapped two rooms out.  These are the rooms formerly occupied by Mrs. Roomie.  My original intention was to have my honorary clothes dryer exercise equipment in one room as a little home gym and set up the other as my office.  Through circumstances I can't even remember now, my computer and accompanying hardware ended up in the same room with my recumbant bike and the actual computer desk was in the other room with a box of coat hangers and an ironing board.

Now, dear reader, I am at the altar of computery goodness with my nice computer desk and accompanying stuff while all the exercise crap is in the other room AND I vacuumed the lot!  I was almost late for work due to my good work ethic.  Unfortunately, the good intentions I had to come home and make some inroads in the living room were drowned in bowl of salsa, then dunked in some refried beans and finally finished of in a shrimp fajita burrito.  I don't know what the deal is, but I crave Mexican food ALL THE TIME!  And before anyone asks the question, no it isn't that.  

Anyway, I've been in my local Latino restaurant so often that I'm thinking about introducing myself.  I always take a book in with me (because I believe people dining alone don't look quite so creepy with a book in hand...unless it was the one I was reading!) and several of the employees are now in the habit of stopping by the table to ask what I'm reading.  KT, I really should be getting some comp time at work from all the reader's advisory outreach I do a La Tortilla :)  Today it was true crime.  I am reading what I think is an outstanding book by Simon Read called In the Dark: The True Story of the Blackout Ripper about a serial killer stalking the women of London during the Luftwaffe.  After sunset, London circa 1942 was a pit of darkness.  Streetlights were extinguished, women spent long hours sewing "blackout curtains" for their homes, and constables patroled the streets all night long to ensure that the stygian darkness remained complete...anything to take the advantage away from the German bombers overhead.  Into this darkness steps a fiendish killer who uses his good looks and charm to get past the suspicions of lovely ladies.  I am about 1/4 of the way through the book and the killer has just  escalated exponentially the depravity of his crimes.  

It's creeping me out a little.  Good stuff!  The book group I lead at work (actually, a genre reading group as I like to call it) is reading true crime this month and I found this slim little jewel of a paperback via one of my favorite blogs, In Cold Blog!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

kitty office space

boy, am I glad Binky can't jump very high anymore...I could definitely see some of this happening if she could only get to my computer desk!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

i'm a geek!

I earned a whopping 10 points on this quiz and am described thus:
You're a geek. You or your subject is a geek, preferring the fantastic to the mundane; geeks are more apt to favor lightsabers over laser pointers and comic books over text books.
I can live with it ;-)

now THIS is cool!

Visit the Pooktre Tree Shapers and prepare to be AMAZED...or maybe I just need to get out more...

graphic delight

NO, NOT THAT KIND! Get your mind out of the gutter!

What I'm talking about is a graphic novel, the more grownup, literary version of a comic book. I was mentioning to Daxx the Magnificent how much I enjoyed 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles (Author) and Ben Templesmith (Illustrator) and he suggested I try The Walking Dead by by Robert Kirkman (Author), Tony Moore (Illustrator), Charlie Adlard (Illustrator), and Cliff Rathburn (Illustrator). When the R.I.P. III Challenge happened along at the same time, I knew I had to read this book for the Challenge!

The Walking Dead opens with two cops, Rick and Shane, in an altercation with a maniac. Rick is shot and the scene ends. In the next section, Rick wakes up alone in a large hospital (some of you may be channeling images from 28 Days Later at this point and you are not alone). As he makes his way out of the hospital, he discovers that something is terribly wrong with the people he encounters. His biggest hint? They try to eat him. As the only live person in a sea of death, Rick fights his way out of the city in search of help as he is sure someone somewhere must be working to solve the problem. Surely the government will help! You can guess the rest.

There are unexpected surprises, devastating losses, and nasty developments galore in this gory little book, though little color. Most of the illustrations are black and white, but still capable of conveying so much. I found all of the panes without dialogue were still, despite their two dimensionality, perfectly understandable through the illustrators' renderings of marvelous and very-human facial expressions. I am happy to report that Daxx the Magnificent has recently brought me Book Two and I am so excited to get to it. Book One ended at a very pivotal moment survival-wise and I can hardly wait to see how that turns out. Highly recommended, though not for the kiddies by any means, adults only (strong language, graphic violence and gore, some sexuality: to steal from the movie industry).

If I were Sarah Palin's child . . .

. . . my name would be

Wood Corps Palin

Visit the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator to get yours!

*snickering all the while*

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

the human question

so, Sunday and Monday I attended a humanities leadership summit. Its focus was to bring together cultural leaders to discuss the humanities in 21st century technology and to gain knowledge of technology and to build new relationships for future partnerships (I got that from the program schedule as you can no doubt tell). There were lots of great presentations and demonstrations and KT and I are excited about implementing as much of it as we can manage without an addition staffperson to manage our social media presence :)

One of the things that struck me most, and got a little annoying as well, was the overuse of the word "robust". I remember a time when this word was reserved for dark roast coffee and good red wine but now we have robust websites, robust search engines, robust menu platforms, robust information formats, and a million other robust things I can remember right now. It came up multiple times in every presentation and table talk. I can tell that the word is lurking in my frontal cortex just waiting to pounce the next time I'm trying to sound smart. Can you hear it now? Robust online catalog, robust databases, robust historical fiction...hey, be sure and use our robust copier, it staples things for you!

Anyway, it was a good conference and I hope they will be able to hold it on an annual basis. The humanities were defined at the conference as all of the disciplines (history, literature, ethics, philosophy, art, ect) that ask the question, "What does it mean to be human?" It was really refreshing to talk and network with other people working in the humanities. It was nice to be around other people who value liberal arts education efforts like I do.

In my educational history, I have simply excelled more in these areas than in ones in non-humanities fields. I don't understand math and science reasoning (I say reasoning because there are areas of science that I enjoy and can comprehend...a little) and have worked hard since I was a young adult to overcome the stigma of not doing well academically in those areas. I made a 26 on my ACT's, missing the 27 pt scholarship cutoff for the pre-vet program at Auburn at that time. That was devastating when I was 17, but from the view at 31 I can honestly say that it was a blessing in disguise. I don't have the innate skills it would have required for that (I now live that life vicariously through KT's sister...hey Z!) and I DID TRY! I had live tutors, online tudors, live study groups, online study aids. I tried all of it and it just wasn't possible. Imagine my disappointment and disillusionment when I discovered that all those adults who'd said "You can do anything you put your mind to!" had lied or where VERY mistaken. Don't tell your kids that, it hurts more when they discover that it is not true. I put my mind to it and I still couldn't do it. I am a very intelligent person despite the fact that I can't help my 12 year old niece with her math homework. I am a very intelligent person despite the fact that my science projects were not very sophisticated. I have other areas of intelligence that are ideal for the career I've chosen, skills that are valued extremely highly by the service population I'm responsible for at my library, and skills valued by my coworkers with the computers aren't working :) You try finding a book on French poetry, Alabama railroads, Regency furniture or crockpot recipes when the computers aren't working and you have no access to the library catalog. It's a skill, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

Off to work, talk atcha later!

Monday, September 15, 2008


...I will have a robust post for you, but I'm just too sleepy to get it done right now. The road to hell and all...

night ya'll!

too funny, but it made me sad too

I used to have a kitteh who did this whenever she saw a bird close up through the window, or if one was stupid enough to get close to her outside. Sashay was a horrible hunter because the bird would have to be old or infirm not to hear that coming. Sadly, we moved and instead of letting me take the kitties over to the new house to get acclimated, my mom's boyfriend took them over and just let them out of the car in front of the house. They ran into the woods and we never saw them again. I found out about it when I got home from school and I cannot describe that feeling, but anyone who has lost a pet unexpectedly knows of what I speak. I still hope they took up at someone else's house and lived to a grand old age instead of the alternative.

Oh well, on to more amusing things:

Wasn't she pretty? She was SO mean too!....to everyone except me, that is :) I still miss her.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

don henley, sarah palin and butts in baskets

oh yeah, she's related to me all right! :)

LivePrerecorded and direct from my dear niece....it's the Shelbo Show!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm not sure...

how cruising down the highway in a "bitchin' Camaro" and watching Family Ties will net me the 1954 award, but if you say so...

You Belong in 1954

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

tulips it is!

Okay, I'm actually pretty happy with my tulips. While they are not quite as tulip-y as I would have liked (or as tulip-y as KT's and MLW's), I loved my background and I have some interesting shading in my tulips due mainly to the fact that I got not a little inebriated towards the end there. We had a great time and I can hardly wait to go again! Who's next?! I will get a picture of all three of my paintings and post it here too.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

good googly moogly

creepiness rule - this, sadly, was the only Google search term that landed anyone at my house. It's fun though, so maybe I should make it the name of my blog!

On the other hand, I have one post buried in this collection of life stories that refers to icanhascheezeburger (or however the hell you spell it) and that garnered 90% of the visits to my blog today.

I'm not very interesting but apparently my links are :)

only 30 minutes until I'm off to Sips-n-Strokes!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

another trophy for my wall!

I'm making my 3rd trip to Sips-N-Strokes tomorrow night so I will have another trophy for my wall in addition to The Wound and Monet's Invasion!  Here is what we are shooting for:

I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up with another Wound of some kind...it seems to be the relationship I have with red paint.  KT and I are going with one of our newer coworkers MLW (not to be confused with ML...I've really got to find that Battlestar Gallactica name generator) and I'm intimidated a teensy bit because I had to visit her office this afternoon and saw one of her paintings there and it was GR8!  Mine are 180 degrees from great, though I have an absolutely smashing time (the wine helps) getting to not-great :)  I keep in mind, as much as possible, that that is the point.  So, no paint-envy and of course I'll share photos when we're done!

I'm blushing!

If you direct your gaze to the sidebar under the "About Me" section, you will see the flattering little doo-dad (also shown here) I got from one of my best buds, KT!  I have been tagged to spread the "I *heart* your blog" love so I will now tap some of my bestest blog buds with the same responsibility.

1. KP - For so many reasons, first and foremost being it's a kick@$$ blog!  Topical, up-to-the-minute sociopolitical commentary through an artistic filter, great family stories (Cooper's uninvited friend was soooo creepy!), and he also has a great group of commenters.

2. Lauren - For the name of your blog alone, I commend you...and your boss said that to you? :)  Plus, Lauren is smart, funny, and a lifesaver at work. She keeps me intouch with the SLIS world just as much as I want to be and never a smidgeon (sp?) more.  Also, she has acquired for me a signed first edition of Andrew Davidson's The Gargoyle (which I've blogged about before)!  I swore a vow of forever and undying friendship. Yay Lauren!

3. Elizabeth - E is a former coworker who is currently enduring the rigors of grad school.  I sympathize, empathize and any other -athize that applies (teehee!).  

4. um....see, I'll think of somebody later and feel bad that I can't come up with them right now.  I guess I could always come back and update the post if that happens.  Meanwhile I'll list some of the people I would have chosen if they (wink,wink, nudge, nudge) were to begin blogging OR were to inform me if they already do and I didn't previously have this information.  Also eliminated are KT, Erica and Z because KT tagged me and she also tagged Erica and Z.  It's like playing Scrabble...if no one builds off the ends then you get one clump of letters that can't go anywhere and we're all stuck making the "it," "do," "so," and "up"'s of the Scrabble world.  Okay, that was kinda stupid, but whatever.

5. Carrie - She signed up for a blog, posted one thing, and refused to be hounded by me to post anymore so you'll notice that it hasn't been updated since October 7, 2007.  For shame!  You should definitely blog!  The snorting coworkers, enforced weeding and chaotic moving would be good stuff.

6. ML - Another great coworker, a nickname for whom I am still working on developing.  I have asked his preference many times and we have settled on trying to find a Battlestar Gallactica name generator.  Perhaps he already has a blog.  I'm sure I'd love it if I could find it, if it existed, and it would no doubt be enlivened by the addition of an "I *heart* your blog" doo-dad.

7. Who else?  T(!!!!!!!!!!!), Polly, Daxx the Magnificent, Mrs. Roomie, my mom, PrincessQeenJackal...if I think of some more I will update.  I know that will just be the most exciting thing evah!

Friday, September 5, 2008

yay for a friend!

Congratulations KP (and his dear wife and Dean's big brother)! Welcome to the world, Dean!

oh, hell yeah!

Let me just share with you Guillermo Del Torro's latest to-do list:

The Hobbit / J.R.R. Tolkien

At the Mountains of Madness / H.P. Lovecraft

Frankenstein (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) / Mary Shelley

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson

Slaughterhouse Five / Kurt Vonnegut


are you ready for the "SHUT UP!" heard round the world?








oh yeah, KT's biting her nails right now









Dan Simmons' upcoming novel (Feb 09), Drood. For those not in the know, check out this blurb:

On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever. Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.
I say again....oh hell yeah!


Let me tell you about the hot new thing in blogs as far as I'm concerned, CAKE WRECKS! It is a blog featuring badly decorated cakes and it make me hahpeh! Just a highlight:

I'm trying to decide if that chest hair looks more like mealworms or broiled maggots...whatever, I'm not eatin' it. It is an amazing likeness of The Selick though!

view NOW!!!

If you've had a crappy day or a good one, all will be swept aside in a wave of joy and joyness by going over to 15 Minute Lunch and viewing Johnny's next installment in the 1977 J.C. Penny Catalog Found in the Rafters.


Here's one of the highlights:

This next kid knows exactly what's going to happen to him if he leaves the security of his home. I mean, he has big bird and cookie monster in his pockets. The haircut alone will most likely get him a beat down, but the outfit and hair combo? You can almost see the thought-bubble over his head that says, "I am so f&%ked."

Be sure and visit the post that started it all! Go over to humerblogs.com when you're done, take the time to sign up for a *&^**ing account, and keep Johnny Virgil king!

paved with good intentions

so I didn't get ANY blogging done during my petsitting stint.  

Where does our time go?  What eats up so much of it?  I can't even remember all the details of my days when I get home at night, forget remembering anything when I get up the next morning.  Is this the proverbial "life passing you by?"  How do you change that?  How do I make more time when there isn't much I'm willing to give up?  Why are there always more questions than answers?

Anyone?  Bueller?