Thursday, July 31, 2008

This is just bizarre

Stunning. What is wrong with people?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I hoped and prayed

That after seeing this clip, that it would be on YouTube so that I could share it with other people. Please watch before you read the commentary. I really think it adds to the clip, but only after you've seen it.

So at the part when she slowly walks in the house, I believe that she is thinking something along the lines of "what the hell has he done now? I will never win the Valentine's Day competition at the Feldman house."
Next, I think when you see her staring up at him while he sings his AWESOME song, she has to be thinking "of all the 80s stars I could have married, I had to pick the one that thinks he can sing."
Lastly, when she starts crying, I know that she is thinking "this is what I have to listen to for the rest of my life? Sweet Jesus, make it stop."

Monday, July 28, 2008


I was up pretty late last night because I didn't have to work today. I was flipping through the channels and came up this fine show "Manswers" on Spike Tv. First, I realize that Spike is not catering to women and that their shows are definitely geared toward men, but this show is quite special. I happened to catch the episode of how to tell if a girl is a hooker or a cop. Some of the awesome suggestions were asking the potential hooker/cop if she is interested in nude modeling. This was based on the theory that the hooker would be interested and the cop would not because nude modeling is not a crime. Also, avoid showing the hooker/cop money as this is something you can get arrested for. Of course, I had to consult the website to find out what other manly topics this show is covering. The site states that the premise of the show is to "...answer all of the burning questions men have been dying to ask, but never found socially acceptable." Other awesome Manswers?
1. Best Human Organ to Eat
2. How to Break out of Handcuffs
3. How Tough are Boob implants (seriously, it said "boob")
4. Can You Beat a Breathalyzer (nice.)
5. Make a Stripper Your Lady (personal fave)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thank Baby Jesus, it's over!

So, Summer Reading ended tonight. It has been about two months of hell. I've been planning since before the new year and now it has come to an end. I feel like it was a success, regardless of the few complaints I got - which isn't bad considering we had over 1000 participants. I have the next two days off and I plan on doing nothing. I am going to lay around and be lazy. I think I might see a movie. Beer is definitely on the menu (actually it is on the menu right now as I write this). Oh, I've also got a cold, but I told someone tonight I'd rather have a cold than have any more Summer Reading.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


This month has been very long. Work has been extremely trying and I've been working like a dog. Summer Reading just takes it out of me. I think it is the unrelenting nature of the days. There is just something going on all the time and it seems endless. It is certainly something that can make you burn out.

Today I was struck by two conflicting opinions about my Summer Reading program (and it was mine - I planned EVERY activity -all 52 separate events). I had people thank me for everything my staff and I had done over the past couple of months and then I had someone who was quite displeased with my policies. I held firm, and backed up one of the people in my department, but it was still irritating. Here's the thing - we offer everything free of charge and we basically work our asses off to reward children for reading. Don't get me wrong. I want to instill a love of reading in kids. I want them to love it like I do. But I also want parents to take responsibility for their own actions and if they don't pay attention to deadlines, then it's their problem not mine.

Ahh. Now I feel better. Just needed to get it off my chest.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Because it amuses me


I mentioned Roach's List 5 project. Here is a promo (I guess this is what it is)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Did ya miss me?

A coalescence of factors kept me from blogging...namely my computer had no internet and I've been insanely busy at work. I will be blogging with regularity again. I don't really have a topic in mind, but I shall prep you for the next post...

Here's a little homework: click here to find out about a phenomenon sweeping the country

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Roach's Project

My dear friend Roach has started an internet project. It is entitled "List 5." The byline is: "A daily subject for you to List 5 of. Add a comment and you could be in the book."

In the about section it states: "List 5 is where I will list a new topic every day for one full year, and compile the answers into a book. It’s an open project so anyone who wants to comment can. The key to is to list just 5 things and only the best ones will make it into the book. Don’t be fooled, coming up with five answers for some questions is harder than it seems.

This is a totally interactive site so you are allowed to answer however you want, including simply listing 5 items; however, what will truly differentiate your answer from others is the personal stories behind them. Why do you feel that way? What made you choose that certain thing? Obviously, my entries will be a little longer than most, and not everyone will feel the need to open up quite as much. It doesn’t matter. Make your list however you are compelled to, since it is yours not mine."

I think it's a pretty awesome idea, so you should check it out and contribute. I have.

I'm still here

It occurs to me that I haven't really posted in over a week and it was not the most positive message, so I wanted to let everyone know that I am doing fine. Things are smoothing out. Work is still stressful, but that isn't going to change. The things with the boy are confusing, but I don't really care anymore so it doesn't matter. I'm sure I will post something interesting soon.