Thursday, February 28, 2008

best of the flowcharts meme

Jen sent me this today. It's my favorite of the many wonderful flowcharts circulating on the interweb. Very appropriate for library science students!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SteamPunk really is taking over

I just caught the intro to America's Next Top Model, and there was definitely at least a Victorian styling, but it also seemed a little steampunk! Jeesh! I see it taking over the internet like crazy. I think Etsy has had steampunk front pages about a bazillion times lately.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Spock- Fat Positive & Body Image Activist

I was thrilled to catch part of a Colbert Report rerun in which Leonard Nimoy was the guest. I already knew he was rad based on his poetry released on vinyl owned by some family members, but I had no idea HOW RAD!!! He is a still photographer, and he has just released a book and body of work called the Full Body Project.
Most of us have been raised in a culture of fat oppressing, self/body-hating, and it took me years of friendship with rad, fat-positive punks and other wonderful ladies and dudes to get over it enough to occasionally consider my body beautiful and to be grateful for what I gots. It was great to hear LN talk about his concern about teen and younger girls and their body image. Oh, I could go on...

Do you know anyone obsessed with dieting? Imagine what they could do with all that energy instead!

write the great American novel
make a feature film
start a 'zine
start a non-profit
get another college degree
focus on health instead
be happy

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lily bulb salad

Carol and I have had our second of two wonderful lily bulb salads at the Heathman hotel tonight. I can't recommend enough! It's onion-esque but sweeter and spicier and juicier! Just delightful. Wonderful with prawns or drizzled with a little truffle oil or both!

Lunar Eclipse


Saturday, February 16, 2008

New TV Obsession

Ok, so it isn't just the shitty reality TV that rode in on the nightmarish wave on "writers strike TV," I am IN LOVE with CBS' show Jericho. I have never found a bunch of WASPs so damn interesting, and it is soooo nice to see some compelling african-american characters on a primetime show. I cannot even believe I like a show on CBS, other than the occasional nostalgic check-in with Price is Right and I am usually pleased when I catch Julia-Louis Dreyfus' show. Other than that, that channel has been about as valued as QVC or some other sales channel to me. Anyway, Jericho is a little bit like Lost, but more like Battlestar Galactica, but also totally it's own thing. And, it has music and dialogue reminiscent of Firefly. The acting, directing, writing, producing are all in lock-step to each other. It has a kindof soap opera appeal, but it's more story-driven than character-driven, so things actually happen. Unlike Lost, things resolve without flattening the appeal. And, I never really appreciated the adorable lil Skeet Ulrich- but he really delivers. Additionally, Gerald McRaney hasn't been this fantastical since before Major Dad!
This show garnered a lot of attention and a few extra episodes after superfans freaked out and shipped thousands of pounds of nuts to CBS to let them know they wanted it to stay on air.

Friday, February 15, 2008

New favorite web meme

Failures- I've been a fan for awhile. I once found a couple of copies of a middle school book called failures, and it's pretty amazing. Someday I'll get some scans of it up on this here internets. It makes a lovely gift. I gave my brother one when he was having difficulty in his first phase of grad school. So anyway, I just love superfail and failblog, thanks Michael. Really, thank you for having read and continuing to read teh entire internets.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

rad photos

This is a photo of the library in a tiny world created by the amazing Lori Nix.

Friday, February 8, 2008

etsy lamp treasury

My lamp received about 2000 views while on the etsy front page treasury this past Saturday!

7 highly effective habits of spaceship captains

2. Always shoot first. Every good leader should be willing to do what he or she asks of her team. One of the reasons for the loyalty of the ragtag crew of Serenity, the ship Malcolm Reynolds captains in Firefly, is that Mal will throw himself into battle to protect his team. Whenever he has a crazy scheme or rescue mission in mind, he takes the first plunge. Lesson learned? Show your crew that you're willing to take a bullet for them, and they'll do the same for you.

The seven highly effective habits of spaceship captains has been making the rounds through the blogosphere all week. I haven't read anything this funny and well written in a long time!

end of an era

So, someday our kids are gonna be really confused if we play Outkast hits and they hear "shake it like a polaroid picture." What a bummer...

Polaroid Abandons Instant Photography

By Patrick J. Lyons

It was a wonder in its time: A camera that spat out photos that developed themselves in a few minutes as you watched. You got to see them where and when you took them, not a week later when the prints came back from the drugstore.

But in a day when nearly every cellphone has a digital camera in it, “instant” photography long ago stopped being instant enough for most people. So today, the inevitable end of an era came: Polaroid is getting out of the Polaroid business.

as Jen said:
What is the point of life anyway? When corn is taking over and polaroid is getting out. I guess at least Mitt Romney won’t be president.

Monday, February 4, 2008

google Chuck Norris

I know it's getting old, but seriously... It's still funny if you go to google and enter "find Chuck Norris", then click the I'm feeling lucky button

Friday, February 1, 2008

eat your heart out, cute overload!

I am so taken with the work of SCHMOOMUNITIONS on etsy, that I had to buy the postcard print of this sad little kitteh. And, it was only $1 anyway!