Peeps and libraries

My mom sent this to me. She is a librarian, actually she is a Library System Director! (SuperBrarian!!)


phoning it in

What's going on man?
Why do I tweak every March?
But anyway, lots of love to Kate for linking my blog to hers to expand la readership.
I will link to her when I work out how to do that exactly...
Kate actually writes about substantive things and is coherent, perhaps you'll like her. Unfortunately if you like me, that may mean you aren't a fan of substantive and coherent. . .
"You're trailing off and did I catch a 'niner' in there? Were you calling from a Walkie-Talkie?"
so check out skibak8.blogspot.com
In other news:
Mikaylah got kicked off Idol tonight, and Yes, she sings worst, but, she was almost growing on me...ok, no, not really, but everyone else is a little bland. Nadia, I love you, no fauxhawk. Ever again.
ClydePod likes motown now.
I've readopted a beanie baby polar bear as my new computer mascot. She is white like Bonnie (the iBook) so theres that reference to the lime iMac (we had some good times, old computer) with the green frogs. Also, she references Philip Pullman and his armored bears. Also I have his illustration of Iorek on my desktop so I can look at it, and depending on mood/circumstances my relationship to his symbolism changes, for example he can mean determination, or toughness or creativity or strength, or love and when you think about it, thats rather Alethiometer-like isn't it? Cheers to you, Philip Pullman.
Bought The Poisonwood Bible at the Williamsburg library. Such a great book.
Watched the Star Wars episode III "webisodes" at moviefone.com
You know, maybe we've been going about this thinking all wrong. Perhaps we need to see these prequels as almost entirely a new genre or the experimental scifi genre, and not as the classics of old. Thats the brief synopsis, for more let's get some feedback.
Favorite sites of the week remain the BBC news and TelevisionWithoutPity.com
Song rising to the top of ChartCuppie: I'll Take You There by the Staple Singers
Currently playing: Chopin (I'm in mello classical mood)
Shouts to the Big Pete who immed out of the blue today.


Things on my key ring(s)

1. RIT "It's all about respect" keytag. This says that if I lose my keys, the finder can just drop them into a mailbox and they'll go to RIT, get matched up with my name and info (last updated spring 2003) and be returned to me. But since then, I stopped going to school at RIT, changed my address, phone number and email...but maybe they could contact me through my parents? Oh, man, who knows...

2. Lilo and Stitch Carrie keyring with the broken I, this is complex, so here it is in steps...
Step A: My sister goes to DisneyWorld and makes it for me (it's a series of beads)
Step B: She gives it to me as a graduation/birthday gift (same day)
Step C: I lose it at their hotel in Rochester.
Step D: I go to Disney with my family a year (approximately) later. Al and I make a replacement keychain.
Step E: I close said keychain in the car door. I glue the broken I back together.

3. Food Lion MVP Customer tag. This is really Danielle's mvp food lion account, but she had an extra Food Lion one and I had an extra Ukrops. So we swapped.

4. Phoebe fishing lure: It was too small to really catch a fish, but it works REALLY well at scratching off lotto tickets.

5. Keys to my car, my current apartment, last year's apartment, my room, my parents' house (front door only) the Grad computer lab, and the MPR. Oh, and my mailbox

6. Baby Sharpie. Cutest marker ever. Have yet to see how useful this is because I just got it today. However, what could be more useful than a Sharpie?


You read this ?

I recently found out.
That people ACTUALLY read this.
Here's some notes on things i've been doing/thinking.

1. If I can't call you, don't leave me messages that say stuff like "Oh, please be there!" while it makes me feel loved, I worry, and you don't have a phone number. :( indeed.

2. Ok, if you are on American Idol, I feel free to judge you. Everything. Outfit, body type, voice. EVERYTHING. And you deserve it for being on reality TV.

3. Atheists are funnier.

4. Professors shouldn't be allowed to teach without any educational training or skills. A ph.d in economics does not equal ability to teach.

5. Education today is totally screwed up.

6. This 5 star iTunes playlist is brilliant. (Now playing: Paul Kelly: Forty-Eight Angels)

7. This blog has many many Paul Kelly references. Even the title...especially the title...

8. I've mailed packages to Rochester and Sweden this week.

9. www.televisionwithoutpity.com

10. Hey whomever's writing One Live to Live, it's finally climbing out of the hole. Not bad.

11. Man I can't believe people actually read this. I feel like, almost pressured to be not idiotic and boring. oh man...maybe more links...?


fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to the dark side

I'm tired of taking tests.
Haven't learned anything in so long.
Ha! Education. Public policy, aim for the middle, children!
I miss art school.
George Lucas said its because they have no imagination, maybe it's his fault.
Maybe its this culture, this American Idol.
Maybe its lesson plan cookie cutter creativity.
Somebody come break some tiles with me.
And talk to some polar bears, its great conversation.
HA! And Irish music plays on and on.
I'm going to write to my grandpa. He's turning eighty.
I'll be eighty too, one of these days.
You'll never catch me.

Philip Pullman on religion

Today I came upon www.philip-pullman.com.
Wonderful website. Amazing writer, and he had this to say about religion:


Some of the articles and talks I've written are to do with the subject of religion, which I think is a very interesting one. The religious impulse – which includes the sense of awe and mystery we feel when we look at the universe, the urge to find a meaning and a purpose in our lives, our sense of moral kinship with other human beings – is part of being human, and I value it. I'd be a damn fool not to.

But organised religion is quite another thing. The trouble is that all too often in human history, churches and priesthoods have set themselves up to rule people's lives in the name of some invisible god (and they're all invisible, because they don't exist) – and done terrible damage. In the name of their god, they have burned, hanged, tortured, maimed, robbed, violated, and enslaved millions of their fellow-creatures, and done so with the happy conviction that they were doing the will of God, and they would go to Heaven for it.

That is the religion I hate, and I'm happy to be known as its enemy."

-And that really sums up what I think and why I don't go to church anymore. I'm happy that Mr. Pullman can explain it so well and I'm impressed because I don't often find people who understand the problem.


weekpocalypse (tm:Matt)

it's over! yay break!