Friday, February 25, 2005

Stupid butter tricks

Knowing my prediliction for getting food on myself (usually courtesy of what I call the "boob shelf") and since I had a date this afternoon, I decided to eat breakfast wearing a t-shirt instead of the nice shirt I had picked out to wear on said date. Somehow, I managed to butter the side of my hand, and then proceeded to smack my palm against my dark brown jeans. Nope, didn't get anything on the t-shirt.

That's it. I'm eating in the nude from now on. Lukewarm foods only, please.

New wish list item

I am soooo adding this to my Amazon wishlist!

Voodoo knife holder

Bwah ha ha ha ha hahahaaa!!!!

Too bad they don't seem to have an American distributor. Yet.
(via BoingBoing)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Perfect Pancakes!

And this post solely exists to prove to Kathleen and Shea that I can make really good pancakes. See, it is your stove that is cursed, not me, and I have proof! Ta da!

Monday, February 21, 2005


Lemon soup and mango smoothies!!! 4Evah!

Ahem. Excuse me.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Uh oh

This is today's NOAA satellite image of my area. Urbana is just to the right of the green blob.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Just now recovering

So, a few weeks ago I was on this Japanese food kick. I made a new dish every night; leftovers for lunch. I was setting out the makings for tonkatsu (pork cutlet) one night and realized I didn't have any cabbage for the pork to lie on, like it's supposed to. Had pickles, rice, some spinach in peanut sauce, genmai cha (yummy). Needed something else. Aha, I have lots of carrots! I'll just grate some of those up...oh my god. My eyes! What happened to my eyes?!

This is the unplanned (no, really) result:

I managed to grab the camera before I lost all my sight.

Braided Blog

Braided Blog

Oooo, it's so meta. I just blogged about my own blog.

Tits! Breasts! Boobies! Jugs!

I am so tired of my breasts (well, not my breasts, specifically) being considered as indecent. More than 50% of the world has them (100% if you count men), so what's the fucking big deal? Check out this article:

Muralist's vision has jail staring him in face

This guy got 30 days in jail, two years' probation, and a $500 fine for violating a city sign ordinance. He painted a mural on the side of his art studio that was an adaptation of Michaelangelo's "Creation," which included the word "love" and included a topless Eve. He has been ordered to "tastefully" cover Eve's breasts and to paint over the word "love" (which violated some ordinance about words being on signs) before he reports to jail. Oh, and apparently breasts are considered "genitalia" in this town. What the hell?

I'm pissed. Actually, I'm almost livid. Aren't you? You should be.

Thursday, February 17, 2005


Once again, I had to explain to some patrons, that, no, they can't take the movies home to watch (that's why we call it a "reserve" collection and we have all those booths to watch movies in). One of them made a smart-aleck remark along the lines of "what, do you keep all the magazines back there too?"

"Nope, just Playboy," I answered.

It's fun to watch their little eyeballs bug out.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Library Meeting Fun

New slogans I came up with today:

1. No topless drinks (all beverages must be in spill-proof containers)
2. Small portions only (as a guideline for Fair-Use of copyrighted materials)
3. Call numbers are your friends (what to tell patrons that think we magically find items)

I think we need to put #1 on a t-shirt (I can see the graphic now...)

Hmm, maybe you needed to be there.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


It is stuff like this that reminds me of why I want to be a librarian.

Libraries, the Princeton campus's unknown repository of sexiness

"One of the freshmen in my Dante seminar just came to me, agog. I find that agogness is in increasingly short supply these days, but this man was certifiably agog — and with good reason. He had just had his first encounter with, as he put it, "a real librarian." She — for this real librarian, perhaps unlike the ersatz ones he had been dealing with all this time, happened to be female — she had, rather like Beatrice herself, shown him a new heaven and a new earth."

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


Oh god, I hurt so bad from laughing right now, and not being able to make a sound since I'm still at the library, "working" (hey, I leave in two minutes, give me a break). This "review" of natto is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. And I can't believe that my friend Shea wants to actually try this stuff someday. When his wife isn't at home. And when I can be on-call to take him to the hospital, if need be.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Today's stupid momentary thought

Just now at work, out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of something brightly colored coming towards me.

"Ack! A clown!," I thought to myself (I have a bit of a phobia). Turns out it was just some woman in a big coat with a really long, bright orange scarf.