October 24, 2009

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

Filed under: Books, movies, music, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 11:35 am

Why is it the most beautiful day of the year so far outside, and yet I’m stuck inside working? (Yeah I know it’s not summer and I have used Henry James in vain, but judge not lest ye be judged, readers!)

*Sigh* Silence your siren call, Beach. It won’t do you any good!  Life is not fair…

On the bright side, it’s decidedly unbusy, and I’m gathering links like it’s the harvest festival in a week (which I guess being Halloween next week technically it is). Come share!

1) If it does get really dull around here, I can work my way through 100 Awesome Social Sites for Bookworms... whoops there goes the rest of MY social life! (Ironically the more social sites for books one gets into, the fewer books one actually reads…)

2) If you’re wondering could anything possibly have been more hilariously awesome than the Beatles’ “Help” movie, cast your mind across this list of Beatles Movies Which Never Happened… mmm, Hobbit Paul anyone?

3) Another Muppet movie for this week’s YouTube – with a slightly more modern twist…


October 13, 2009

“There’s so many things that we could do…”

Filed under: Food, Humor, Photos, Science, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 7:42 pm

I’m racing to finish Assassin’s Creed I this week before I can go get Assassin’s Creed II – dizzy from jumping off things!

Oh, and I’m re-watching Arrested Development, which never fails to make me feel great about myself and gives me something new and previously undiscovered to laugh at ever time… *huge smile*

I’m also reading Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel” to try and wake my brain up a bit – it’s a hard slog, but I guess it is thirteen thousand years worth of history at once, so that’s acceptable, right??

In between times, here’s what I have found for you – enjoy!

1) Have pretties using Tag Galaxy – waste time with photo balls. And realise that user-defined tagging is really lame… but at least there are pretties…

2) When science is so wrong that it’s very very right… it’s the IgNobel prize 2009!

3) Finally, I took my mother to see “Julie and Julia” on the weekend (and EVERYONE I know who’s gone has either gone with their mother or their daughter – it’s that type of movie!) and thus I have celebrity chefs on the brain. And you don’t get much more celebrity than this…

October 2, 2009

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person (or cat) you’re alone with.”

Filed under: Books, Librarian, Overseas, Words/Language — liberrydwarf @ 2:46 pm

I am all by myself this week (Mr LD is interstate for work) and the one thing I have learned is that If I hadn’t gotten married, I would definitely have been a Crazy Old Cat Lady. It’s sort of comforting, chilling and a little disappointing all at the same time… and Cat is now thoroughly sick of the sound of my voice.

Hopefully you don’t share his sentiments! Here, have some links…. good kitty, goooood…

1) I’m sure if you’re a fan (or training as a travel agent) you’ve certainly seen this one before – but I know where I’m taking my next holiday to…

2) If you’re a Bulwer-Lytton fan, the Redlines & Deadlines blog runs a similar contest, in case (like me) you can’t get enough.

3) Finally YouTube – and though I’m not one to forward plan too much, I now know exactly what I’ll be doing the day I quit working in libraries!