Tuesday, August 21, 2007


How most people conduct Google searches. If they understand how to use Boolean, anyway:


"fruit flies"

"fruit flies" kitchen eliminate

how "get rid of" "fruit flies"

(kill OR eradicate OR destroy) "fruit flies"

(massacre OR slaughter) "fruit flies"

"fruit flies" death "most painful" torture


"anger management"

From Defective Yeti (do not click if you don't like pics of worms)

Tweets for Today

  • 10:43 Enjoying cooler weather and having one of my favorite breakfasts: steel-cut oatmeal, coffee, oj, 2 slices of toast, 1 w/honey, 1 w/cinnamon #
  • 16:30 Rainy, rainy day. Nice and cool. #
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Monday, August 20, 2007

Tweets for Today

  • 11:56 Misha-cat wants to lie on my foot, but he doesn't like it when I move my foot. Claws=ow. #
  • 13:05 Trader Joe's Marcona Almonds with Rosemary are evil and must be destroyed/eaten #
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Monday, August 13, 2007

mentally exhausted

I'm sitting in an un-air conditioned cafe in Chicago at the moment. A bit stuffy, but free wireless. And only on the other side of the block from my friend Darryn's, where Richard and I are staying for a few days while he does some work at the Field Museum and I take a "break" before school and work start up full-force for the Fall.

And I just emailed a finished paper off to one of my instructors. One of my incompletes is done! Woooooooooo!

Man, how relieving and how scary. I'm been hanging on to this thing for about 9 months now. It was really hard to send it off into the ether and finally snip off this particular thread that has been leeching so much mental energy away from me.

Now onto worrying about what kind of grade I'm going to get for it. And enjoying some free time in Chicago.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I {heart} my local library

You know, finishing up an incomplete paper at the library is not so bad when you:

  1. Have a sizeable table next to a window and an electrical outlet
  2. Have free wireless
  3. Have a cafe where you can get a hand blended pomegranate soda, a lemon madeleine, and a Ritter Sport marzipan chocolate square

Guess which of those is keeping me coming to the library to write?

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Furry bookmobiles

Okay, this is both realy cool and really cute. There is a university in Venezuela that is using pack-mules (bibliomulas)to carry books to remote communities around the area.

Venezuela's Four-legged Mobile Libraries

Reminds me of the pack-horse librarians of Kentucky, started by the WPA in the 1930s. There's even a book about them called Down Cut Shin Creek. And here's a nice interview with the author of the book.

I hope the bibliomulas project is successful.