Monday, December 4, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
" November 16, 2006
Represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, three library users and a nonprofit organization today brought suit to ensure that patrons of a library system in Eastern Washington have access to useful and lawful information on the Internet. The lawsuit challenges the library system’s policy of using a restrictive Internet filter to bar access to information on its computers and of refusing to honor requests by adult patrons to temporarily disable the filter for sessions of uncensored reading and research. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Spokane."
link on ACLU page
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
article in the Olympian
Monday, November 13, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
I wonder how many gnome crimes have occurred since Amelie. Those Travelocity ads were the most egregious so far.
Monday, November 6, 2006
In convenience stores in Japan, the cashiers keep a supply of clear balls filled with a foul smelling orange liquid. What are they for? As the shop owner explains in this video, "if a robber comes in, please hit them." Link
Saturday, November 4, 2006
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
You can see them at annebonney.etsy.com
or at her site:
Friday, October 20, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Monday, October 2, 2006
Note the victims on this cover art have overdue notices stabbed onto them. There are a lot of ragey librarians out there, huh?
Looks like Bloodhag will be performing at the Lakewood branch of the Pierce County Library (Tacoma, WA area) on 10/13. The band members' mothers are librarians.
their album @ amazon
Friday, September 29, 2006
Here's my list:
RFID for dummies / by Patrick J. Sweeney II
The big one(VIDEO)/ Michael Moore
Book lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason / Nancy Pearl
More book lust : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason / Nancy Pearl
Angle of repose [by] Wallace Stegner.
Foundation / Isaac Asimov
The last picture show / by Larry McMurtry
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers / Mary Roach
A dangerous friend / Ward Just
Tim Burton's Corpse bride [videorecording] / Tim Burton
Bubble [videorecording] /Steven Soderbergh
Curb your enthusiasm. The complete fourth season [videorecording] /Larry David
Neverwhere / Neil Gaiman.
NNNNN [sound recording] : [a novel] / Carl Reiner.
Rize [videorecording] / David LaChapelle
Wallace & Gromit [videorecording] : the curse of the were-rabbit / Aardman Animations
Oral fixation. Vol. 2 [sound recording] / Shakira.
Lost. The complete second season [videorecording]
Arrested development. Season three [videorecording].
Arrested development. Season two [videorecording]
Deadwood. The complete second season [videorecording]
Weeds: season 1 (DVD)
Rome. The complete first season [videorecording]
Curb your enthusiasm. The complete fifth season [videorecording] Terraforming earth / Jack Williamson.
So yesterday : a novel / by Scott Westerfeld.
Because school just started again, it is unlikely I'll get a chance to watch any of those DVDs on that hold list- unless they don't come up until xmas break- which, I guess, is likely. Post either your favorites or what you have checked out or what you're currently reading and I'll be eternally grateful!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Check out this article:
"The benefits of lunar storage are that there is no oxygen to erode the material, constant sub-freezing temperature and the Moon is currently free of all of the havoc wreaked by humankind..."
Hate to pay $1.50 for dialing 411 on your cell phone? Google and Yahoo have figured this out, and for free. From your phone, just send a text message to 46645 (Google) or 92466 (Yahoo), along with your search terms (for example, “Tom Mighell, Dallas Texas”). In just a few seconds you’ll receive a reply back with a phone number.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Marge Brown, beloved instructor at TESC and great friend of mine, filmmaker and all-around amazing lady passed away in July after having been diagnosed with cancer for the last three years. There will be a public memorial for Marge on October 29th in the Longhouse at Evergreen. We miss you Marge.
memorial page at Evergreen
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Assassination Vacation on CD by Sarah Vowell
RFID For Dummies
Tease: Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft, and Design
A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present
Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Edition
Collection Development Policies and Procedures: Third Edition
It is a great and historic day for our community. Today, federal legislation called the Pension Protection Act was signed into law and it includes two provisions that extend important financial protections to more Americans - including same-sex couples. This is an incredibly exciting victory that will be helpful to millions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families.
This Act is important because it has two hard-fought HRC-backed provisions that we lobbied for intensely and secured its inclusion. These provisions will help same-sex couples nationwide. Basically what this means is that these two provisions ensure that the
The first provision, called "Non-Spousal Rollover"
- Allows the transfer of an individual's retirement plan benefits, like a 401(k), to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for a non-spouse beneficiary like a domestic partner, sibling, parent, cousin or anyone else when the individual dies.
- In the past, unless you were the legally recognized spouse of the deceased, you were forced to withdraw the amount as a lump sum and you faced immediate tax penalties which would eat away at the savings amount intended for retirement.
The second provision, known as "Hardship Distribution":
- Allows individuals who list their same-sex partner or other non-spouse beneficiary under a 401(k) plan the ability to tap into their retirement funds in the case of certain medical or financial emergencies of the beneficiary.
- In the past, the federal law only permitted such withdrawals for employees' legally recognized spouses or dependents.
For more details on how the two provisions can help you and your family, please visit our website at: www.hrc.org/estateplanning. Also, be sure to keep a close eye on your inbox later this month because we will be sending you information about an online chat with a financial expert that we will be hosting. The Q&A with this expert will be all about the Pension Protection Act and how it pertains to GLBT families.
I hope that you are as proud as I am of the HRC team and all their work to make this happen. As a member of the Human Rights Campaign, your support provided the resources and the critical momentum necessary to achieve this historic victory for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. I can't thank you enough for your lasting commitment to this work.
We should also thank our allies in Congress - Democrats, Republicans and Independents like former Representative Rob Portman (R-OH), Representative Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ways & Means Committee Chairman Representative Bill Thomas (R-CA), Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR), Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Senator Max Baucus (R-MT) and Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) - who partnered with us and did so with a cooperative spirit that is truly special in the current divisive political climate.
I hope you'll take a few moments to reflect on this enormous victory, join us in celebrating our big win, and know that you are making a difference.
President, Human Rights Campaign
P.S.-For XM Radio subscribers, on Monday evening, be sure to tune in to our radio broadcast of "The Agenda," where our guests will include a financial expert who can answer your questions about the provisions of the Pension Protection Act. "The Agenda" is from 6 pm - 8 pm (EST) on XM Live, Channel 200. The call-in number is 1-877-924-3632.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
is now filled with images from our childhood: Philip's youth flicker set
That hat on my head is a stuffed-animal bear we got with our mean, evil Grandma in Yosemite. It was later lost on the Umpqua River during a whitewater canoeing trip. I was pretty broken up about it.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I had to write a poem in l337 last year for school. I am proud to begin a genre of librarian gangsta rap. It's been a long time coming.
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straight from the street
we roll deep
return your matertials by the due date
cuz I get madder than a hatter
when your books are late
my crew is true
we're the bibliobitches
non-shush librarians in super-cute britches
time after time
line after line
talking 'bout the books that are on our minds
future keepers of knowledge,
we rock distance college
don't disrespect, don't be a dog
get down with us and
read our blog!
Sunday, July 9, 2006
Not everyone can look as stunning as I do in pictures. If only I could swim in my own eyes.
So actually, I just read this great wiki how on being more photogenic. I recemmend some of these things to picture posers all of the time.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
For more party pics, go to Melissa's flickr set
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
especially since said gem only wants handmade items this year.
Monday, May 1, 2006
Crafty Wonderland will feature 40+ independent
artists and crafters selling their work!
from 11-4 pm
Doug Fir Lounge - 830 E. Burnside Portland
Next show is May 14th
I will be selling all kinds of goodies- some new lamps and other things you haven't seen yet! Also, Nova will be there with her handmade cards and paper goods. We'll be sitting next each other. I'm thrilled. Please, tell everyone and mark it on your calendar!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Originally uploaded by superphoebe.
They got married, er, I married Andy & Jessica this weekend at Andy's family's cabin in "Wherethefuckarewe?", Wa. It was so lovely and everyone was so lovely. I saw more people I love than my brain and my little black heart could handle. Highlights were laughing with the gang, leaving Anneliese there(maybe a lo-light?), dancing like a fool, being proposed to- or at least people asked if I would marry them at any rate, and saying "by the power vested in me by the organized religion of spiritual humanism, I now pronounce you husband and wife!"
Monday, April 17, 2006
Originally uploaded by superphoebe.
Kim and I made 20 bibs for the hoard that descended on Bill & Shannie's yesterday. It was so great seeing everyone in their finest, then seeing them in bibs. We also had some devil & monster masks. Anneliese dubbed it the beezlebubbies Easter. Shannon stuffed all of Bill's panties in the pinata she made. It was delightful.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
You In Reverse Track Listing:
1. "Goin' Against your Mind"
5. "Wherever You Go"
6. "Conventional Wisdom"
8. "Mess With Time"
9. "Just a Habit"
10. "The Wait"