LiberryDwarf

June 29, 2010

Blogging Month Day 29: Sharing Sites, Salons, Silly Names and Sookie Stackhouse

Filed under: Books, Celebrities, Fashion, music, Trivia, TV, Vampires, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 2:00 pm

I have something large and overarching prepared for tomorrow as the last day of June, so this is probably my last entry of day to day “good thing/bad thing/learned thing/link thing”. So enjoy!

1) One Good Thing: Taught an, um, “older” colleague (okay, he’s old. Not like my grandfather old, but probably older than my dad. I often get accused of being ageist. I’m not, I’m just observant about these things…) anyway, taught a colleague how to use LibraryThing. He’s a classic book hoarder, has sheds full of bookshelves on his property, thousands and thousands of titles, and had the idea that not only did he want a list of exactly what he had, but he also wanted to be able to sort or filter it by things like topic, year, author etc. He’s also, not to be unkind, a two-finger typing technophobe. But I showed him how my account worked, and how he could use a barcode wand to scan in the ISBNs from the back of his books to add them to his account quickly, and he’s happily going off to give it a go, and if he gets to 200 titles on his free account and likes the way it works for him, he’ll get an upgraded one. Sensei Liberrydwarf, guiding pupils to greatness!

2) One Bad Thing: My old hairdresser has moved out of town, and I’ve been putting off the decision about a new one for ages. I finally called the local salon for an appointment – painstakingly explaining what I usually have done, etc. And I get the feeling that they think I’m a complete idiot. I’m hoping that it was just the girl answering their phone who wasn’t overly thrilled to be getting my business – and that they don’t screw it up! D-day is Thursday, so hopefully I won’t have to come and put “I’m so horrified” pics up!

3) One Thing I Learned: that apparently in NZ you can name a baby “Midnight Chardonnay” but not “Fish and Chips”. By law. Ah, thank you Mental Floss!

4) Today’s Link: pinched from kalafudra – again! I know! I’m sorry! But since the Book and TV Memes proved so many #blogeverydayofjune bloggers were Charlaine Harris/True Blood fans, I absolutely had to share this new Snoop Dogg clip πŸ™‚

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4 Comments »

  1. And then there is the strange person who named their kid Tallulah Does The Hula In Hawaii.
    Yes, really.

    Comment by Penny — June 29, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

  2. I love my LibraryThing πŸ™‚

    What’s your username there? I’m sallysetsforth. I got myself a cuecat (barcode scanner) – it definitely makes cataloguing my books more fun, but unfortunately many (most?) of my books are pre-barcode, and plenty are pres-ISBN too. I hope your colleague enjoys himself πŸ™‚

    Comment by Sally — June 29, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

  3. Pinch as many links as you want – they aren’t mine anyway. πŸ™‚ And I especially condone this practice when it’s to spread the awesomeness that is Oh Sookie…

    Comment by kalafudra — June 29, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

  4. I am fascinated by the naming regulations! And what cruel parent really thought it was ok to name their child No.16 bus shelter in NZ?

    Comment by Ruth — June 30, 2010 @ 8:40 am


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