Saturday, December 31, 2005

yummy house

The husband and I have been getting nose bleeds like it is going out of style (but as far as I know it has never been in style). I am hypothesizing that this is partially due to the winter being super dry. This confuses me because we're both desert babies and this is our first winter not in the desert. Why is it this year that we're nosebleed central? Ah well.

To fix this problem without a humidifier, I've stuck a large pot of water on the stove. To make it more fun I've added a few cinnamon sticks, some cloves, and some black peppers. I'm debating adding the last of my cardamom, but I want to save that for something special.

The apartment smells gorgeous! I'm happy.

Since the husband works all night tonight (probably way past midnight. Sigh. Yet another year that I don't get kissed at midnight on New Years Eve. Ah well.), I am making tonight as comfy as possible for me. I've got tons of tea (Masala Chai, Mango Mambo, and some lovely Jasmine Pearls that are probably for later in the evening), some great tea biscuits, and lots of ideas of things to write. It's going to be a calm New Years - with tacos when he gets home.

Friday, December 23, 2005

I know nothing about fashion

I was strolling around the blogsphere today and I came upon the What City Do You Belong In Quiz. I checked it out, because that is what one does when strolling around the blogsphere.

I couldn't answer the first question. How pathetic is that?
  1. If you had a ton of cash, what sort of designer clothes would fill your wardrobe?
    • Versace
    • DKNY
    • Stella McCartney
    • Jean-Paul Gaultier
I had to google each one of these designers and look at their most recent collections before I decided that DKNY is probably the best for me. Jean-Paul Gaultier seems to require large hair or a large bird on your head - which I know is just what happens on the runway, but the fashions he made just seemed to work with large hair and a large bird on the head. I don't want people looking at me and saying, "Gee - she's wearing a very stylish outfit, but it would be so much better if something large and feathery was making its home just there.

Stella McCartney had a silver lame bathing suit. I moved on.

Versace wasn't bad, but huuuge shoulders.

DKNY was just fine - I think. I'd put things together differently than the site, but that's probably because I know nothing about fashion.

And just in case Anyone is curious:

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city girl with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian men - could life get any better?

Horrible Cold Update

I'm sorry I'm slow lately - I have a horrible cold and I am just not feeling very witty or talkative at all. But I wanted to share a tale of stupidity with you all, so here I am - blogging.

I went to Best Buy today. I know what you're thinking, "Best Buy? Two days before Christmas? Two days before Chanukah? LibrarianPirate, you are CRAZY!” And I will give you that point. But I went to Best Buy well aware of the two holidays that happen in two days. Well aware that Winter Solstice and Kwanzaa are nearby (although I have no idea what days they are on). Well aware that pretty much every one out there is celebrating something, from Festivus to Boxing Day. I went because I needed to get something and I went prepared for the lines.

So I grab what I’m getting and get in the heinously long line. I’m surprised by how fast it is moving – the people at Best Buy sure are working hard! Then a lady gets in line behind me, and goes off. “This is bullshit! Do you see this line? This is horrible. What do they think they are doing, making us wait in line? Don’t they know that it is the holidays and we have places to be? Bullshit. This is complete bullshit.”

I have a cold and was busy sneezing and coughing, so I didn’t say anything to her – but I really wanted to just turn around and say, “Look, Lady. You chose to come shopping on December 23rd. The line is going to be long. It is, however, moving quickly.” I don’t understand people like her. December 15-24th, trying to shop is going to be a chore. Do not do it if you aren’t ready to deal with all the crap that comes with it! GRRRR!

(sorry – I’m done ranting. I’m going to go curl up with my Affrin and my bottle of Tylenol Sore Throat and sleep.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Just a quickie

Because I'm sick and cold and about to watch SERENITY on DVD (just came out today and I think everybody should buy it so that a second movie will be made), this is a brief update.

I just discovered How to knit a sweater FOR A WEE PENGUIN. Now - I don't knit, I crochet ... but I am a big fan of all things fun and crafty, and I abso-freaking-lutely LOVE PENGUINS.

So I had to share, because penguins are adorable.

Have a great night!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

cute animals!

So I'm halfway through my NaNoWriMo post, and I have to pause to go to work. So in the meanwhile I leave you with the best (worst?) possible way to waste time.

Cute Overload ;)

People send in super cute pictures

and this blog posts them

and then I go and see them

and it's bad

Rule of cuteness #7: A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute.

Don't waste too much time

edit: I have just discovered the adorablog as well. Both of them are totally up My Pink Shoe's alley. SUPER CUTENESS!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Updated links and sexy books

You might want to look to the right of this post and peruse my updated links! They're getting there, but they need to be expanded. I have had this computer for two months now, and I still haven't found all of my old links. Someday soon - just you all wait!

In other news, Giles Coren won the 13th annual Literary Review award for Bad Sex in Fiction. Apparently he beat off some stiff competition (Mom - if you get the double entendre, I don't want to know about it!) to win the prize.

The Bad Sex in Fiction awards always amuse me. I was especially amused last year when Tom Wolfe was such a bad sport about it. He claims they didn't notice the irony. I say - just because it's ironic doesn't mean it isn't Bad Sex in Fiction!

But that's just me.

So to recap: Yay for links! Hehe for bad sex in literature! Boo for some people not being able to laugh at themselves.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Jones Soda

I am a Jones Soda fan. A big one. I like their sodas. They're expensive, but oh so tasty! My favorite is crushed melon, but that's hard to find. My other two favorites are green apple and strawberry lime. MMM!

Anyway - I have been eying their Holiday Pack for awhile, but I just couldn't justify spending ten bucks on five sodas when I was probably going to not like two of them anyway. So - today I found them on clearance for seven bucks. For some reason I can justify that more. Someday in the near future, my husband and I are going to have a tasting party (just the two of us) and we're going to taste them. All of them. And it will be super fun. Maybe. I'll let you know just how super fun it is.

Bad Librarian Pirate!

I've been a bad, bad blogger. I started this blog because I have wanted to have a public blog (I have a privatish one hidden on livejournal), and I figured I might as well throw something out here before someone steals my proposed name. That and my sister (the gorgeous mar-see-ah) got one before me which completely shamed me into finally doing what I've wanted for so long.

Anyway - I am here to apologize and to try and set things right. Today is the last day of my first semester at Library Science School. After today I am actually going to have free time (WOOO!)! I promise to update - and update a lot. My hope is to update daily, but at the very least I will update semi-daily. You guys are going to get somewhat sick of my updating.

I need to go back to class now (yay for 15 minute breaks!), but stay tuned for more!

Coming Soon:
An updated list of links on the side of the page (something I've been meaning to do forever).
A post about what actually happened on my two Thanksgivings!
A discussion about Library Science School!
An in depth look into my foray into NaNoWriMo.
And much MUCH MORE!