May 18, 2009

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise…”

Filed under: movies, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 10:21 am

It’s not even winter for another 2 weeks, and I’m grumpy because I feel like I’m channelling my inner harp seal and storing up the chubby for the cold months ahead. There’s nothing worse than feeling frumpy – I exercise, I try to eat carefully, and the second it dips below 8 degrees overnight I start getting blubbery… (Note to self: why so cruel?? Put the pole away and stop fishing for compliments!! )

Grumble Grumble… time for chocolate biscuits and weekly links, anyone?

1) I am lonely over in my corner ostracized as the only person on the planet who doesn’t hate X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I think to keep some perspective, we should remind ourselves that at least it’s wasn’t a Matthew McConaughey movie. I mean, you could have bought your ticket, sat down and been treated to one of these

2) Joss Whedon fans – some good news? (And we get so little of it… so celebrate!)

3) Finally, YouTube – I sort of cringe at this. But this is what happens when you lose a bet against your nerd husband that you’re SO going to own him at Trivial Pursuit. Stupid girl…


May 8, 2009

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

Filed under: art, Books, Humor, I.T, Librarian — liberrydwarf @ 2:16 pm

Hi everyone! Happy Mothers Day (in Australia anyway) to all the mothers out there reading this (even if you mother a small animal rather than a child, as I do. But did Evil Cat get me flowers? Nooooo….) I got my mum art supplies, and let her beat me at Trivial Pursuit, so all-in-all a successful celebration of maternity all-round!

Here are this week’s links (and not bought last-minute by the side of the road at premium prices like most Mothers Day flowers are… or is that an Australian thing too?)

1) How are we in the modern library supposed to know what to DO? Given that library schools are so poor and teach you nothing about running an actual library… thankfully for all our sakes, there’s the internet. Specifically, there’s the Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette blog.  For example, “A polite librarian should always insert a the before proper names of Internet name brands. Demonstrating your familiarity with the Google, the Facebook, or the Twitter, is a good way to establish some internet-cred with the kids.” Duly noted…

2) Some very cool and interesting art and short story material in this year’s Thoughtcrime Experiments anthology, if that’s your sort of thing. I particularly liked “Daisy”…

3) Finally, more iPhone bashing…

May 5, 2009

“The prospect of a long day at the beach makes me panic…”

Filed under: Alcohol, Animals, Food, Kittens, Librarian, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 5:30 pm

“..There is no harder work I can think of than taking myself off to somewhere pleasant, where I am forced to stay for hours and ‘have fun’. ”

This was how we spent the long weekend – lovely! Thankyou Dog! Thankyou Main Beach, Gold Coast! Thankyou, vacuum cleaner for removing sand from car later!

Less covered in sand than a large beach-going labrador – but no less excited to see you – it’s this week’s links!

1) On the subject of cutesy animals having a good time: it’s LiberryCat! (No relation, I swear.) Though I guess if you’re plotting world domination, some heavy-duty research is probably a good place to start. Bet you Napoleon frequented the Reading Room too…

2) Aside from the beach, heavy-duty drinking is a crucial part of any Australian long weekend. In that light, may I present… The. Best. News. EVER!!!

3) Finally, Monday at Choir we were reminiscing (thanks in part to our accompanist who’s awesome at improv!) about our favourite old kids’ shows.

Does this look familiar, anyone?