March 25, 2011

Friday Weekly Wrap-up: Growing Old, Growing Up and Growing Spring Onions

Filed under: Nerds, Science, Scouts, Uncategorized — liberrydwarf @ 3:50 pm

The week that was!

One Good Thing: Happy Birthday to Me for yesterday! (And yep – DID get Sims Medieval! Happy days!)

One Bad Thing: Had my last night with my little Scouts last night for a while – sad thing is. I’ll only be away for a few months (unless I’m making the assumption that six-month-olds give you an hour off a week incorrectly) but by the time I get back many of those kids will have had their birthdays, moved on and I’ll never see them again 😦

One Thing I Learned: There is a spring onion growing in my front garden. I didn’t plant it there. I didn’t use another spring onion and then put the remains in the compost, thereby inadvertently causing a new one to grow. So, how did it get there? And is it safe to eat?


March 16, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, games, movies, music, Science, Words/Language — liberrydwarf @ 5:44 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Time magazine’s list of the 25 Best Movie Soundtracks.

“Journey to the West” (AKA “Monkey”) being adapted for new movie. Extra win – by Neil Gaiman!


English people are super-gullible and think science fiction is real… (You can also take a cut-down version of their survey for yourself)

The BobCats (or why it’s best cats don’t have careers…)

March 9, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Kittens, movies, music, Nerds, Science, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 8:13 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Not to be outdone by Wolverine, Peter Pan’s getting an Origins movie too. Probable bad idea made worse by involvement of Channing Tatum…

Geeks make the house from “Up” in real life!


Firefly was divinely inspired (if you believe The Cutting Room webcomic, that is)


Never cared much for the original song, but in parody form it’s quite amusing. Watch for minor celebrity cameos!


(I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I SO want to do that!)



March 2, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: history, Humor, I.T, Science, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 4:08 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


18 trivia facts about Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Gallery of famous historical personages, Lego style

Fifteen historical inventors’ ideas which were ahead of their time



February 2, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Kittens, movies, Nerds, Science, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 2:24 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Ooh – Ender’s Game: the movie??

The Dark Tower lead – we have a winner, ladies and gentlemen! (And a damn fine one at that!)

The best picture nominees for the 2011 Oscars. Done as tableaux in Lego. Just to make them even more awesome.


Ten pop-culture catch phrases you swore you’d never use but do anyway (admit it, you do it too!)

More dino-news: Hooray, new dinosaur discovered! (And it’s super impressive, and totally not compensating for anything with that horn…)

Random and stupid, but since the debate over whether cats would really eat corn on the cob came up…

January 26, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Just Plain Weird, Kittens, music, Science, TV — liberrydwarf @ 1:34 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


A nice big long critics’ opinion piece on upcoming HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones. In case like certain others of us, you just can’t get enough GOT. Ever.


As if you ever needed more proof Christopher Walken was awesome…


via (so you can’t say you weren’t warned) 6 Cats More Badass Than You (And Most Superheroes)

Cat versus Internet…

Win for me and fellow dino-fans – hooray, Triceratops has been redeemed and declared a dinosaur again! (Now, we work on reinstating Pluto…)

Made me smile as we’re arguing about what sort of bookshelves we want at home at the moment…at least we can agree, not these…


January 19, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Animals, Celebrities, Classics/History, history, Kittens, movies, Science, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 7:45 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Movie characters who were supposed to die but got saved by last minute rewrites


Gaiman. Simpsons. Awesome. That is all.


12 notorious bookstore cats… (I think this is an American phenomenon – I’ve never met one here…)

Italian authorities are pretty sure they’ve found the tomb of crazy Roman Emperor Caligula

Science is evil, and animals are innocent victims – in two parts…


September 10, 2010

Friday Wrap-up: Blood, Besties and Bokomatens

Filed under: Health, Librarian, Science — liberrydwarf @ 4:38 pm

1) One Good Thing: Excellent blood pressure results when I went to see my specialist today. Close to normal, for the first time in about 3 years. I’m sure there’s an explanation for this, and once  I can confirm it I’ll gladly share with the class…

2) One Bad Thing: Said goodbye to one of my best friends at work – the restructure we’re having at the end of the year probably would have cost her her job, so she’s found something else at another university. I’m more than a bit sad at this, and reasonably angry at MPOW for letting someone energetic, passionate and enthusiastic go rather than fighting to keep her. Especially considering all the dead weight around here…

3) One Thing I Learned: we’re apparently getting one of these at work. It’s like a snack vending machine but for textbooks. I remain unconvinced…

July 9, 2010

Friday Wrap-up: Mums, Mushroom Risottos and Mild Roast…

Filed under: family, Food, Science — liberrydwarf @ 8:00 pm

It’s been a grey, miserable, chilly (yes I know Australians can’t complain about chilly. Queenslanders especially. Doing so anyway!) week. Hubby has been away, sister (who is usually human-contact backup plan) has been away too, Cat has been stand-offish and unfriendly (and basically Cat-like) and have not found the energy after work to walk Dog more than once, so feeling lazy and unfit. Booh week, booh!

1) One Good Thing: Mum is back safely from Israel. Not that I was overly worried, but we’ve had bad luck being stuck in countries because of protests, riots, accidents/terrorism and stuff before (Zimbabwe, 1998. Greece, 1997. Madrid, 2006.) And she came bearing Nina Ricci perfumes for all, lovely Mummy!

Pretty Ricci Ricci for me!

2) One Bad Thing: in my job as liaison librarian, part of the role is to associate yourself publicly with the School you’re with as much as possible, and support their events. So I went along to a fancy lunch on Thursday to do so. Short wrap-up: I was 30 minutes late, had no idea what half the panel debate was about since I’m not a specialist in the area, and was the only non-practitioner at the table so we ended up talking about MasterChef for an hour since we had nothing else in common. Waste of time, waste of (work’s) money, and I think the mushrooms in the risotto gave me indigestion 😦

3) One Thing I Learned: how they make decaffeinated coffee. Benzene. Dichloromethane. Supercritical carbon dioxide. This is depressing! I thought I was doing my body some good. Now I won’t be surprised if I start glowing Chernobyl-style… damn my curiosity!

Don't be fooled! And I thought we were FRIENDS, decaf coffee!!

June 19, 2010

Blogging Month Day 19: Book sort-of-recommendations, Birthday Boo-boos, Back in Time and Bunnies

Filed under: Animals, Books, movies, Science, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 9:44 pm

It’s been a bit of a nothing day, really – let’s see if I can scrape together enough for an entry! And stay up late enough to watch Australia V Ghana!

1) One Good Thing: Finished (pretty much in one sitting) Tom O’Bedlam by Robert Silverberg. Very very cool, apocalyptic and more than a little creepy. Not that this is a book recommendation. Because, you know, I don’t do those… 🙂

2) One Bad Thing: my cousin’s 21st birthday party was supposed to be tonight, but it’s postponed 😦 to a weekend I’ll be out of town and can’t go 😦 (Oh well, at least I didn’t show up on the wrong night, we can all be thankful for that.)

3) One Thing I Learned: that apparently time travel would kind of suck if you could really do it…

4) Today’s Link: in honour of the bunny we saw on the way back from the dog park (we’re in suburbia, but outer suburbia, so bunnies are uncommon but not a rarity. Still, it’s probably the first one Dog has ever seen out.) who I’m sure would have reacted similarly if Dog had managed to escape his leash and try to make him dinner. At least, I’m telling Dog that…

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