Archive for March, 2008

Is it just me…?

Or is Madonna starting to look more and more like Zsa Zsa Gabor?


March 29, 2008 at 7:12 pm 6 comments

Happi Friday!

Just a quick note.  I really don’t have much to say today.

Had the day off and spent the day watching dvd’s and napping.   I had a couple of episodes of “Wire in the Blood” to watch.  That is the UK crime drama with Robson Green as the clinical psychologist Tony Hill based on the Val McDermid novels.  I love her as a writer and especially love the show, even though most of the episodes are not directly taken from her books.  I think they are up to season six now.  I hope the series keeps going.  It really is well done.

If you like creepy movies about serial killers, that is!   But I think they are good.

Chris came home from work and has gone off to the gym, good boy.   I don’t really go to the gym.  I know I should as I have a big boned or round frame, but sometimes I run out of energy and am not able to do very much after work.  I suppose if I did not have a round frame I would have plenty of energy and be able to jog and do all sorts of things but life doesn’t seem to work that way.   At least I am going strong with my new vegetarianism.  I am still eating fish and seafood for protein but am not eating anything that has feet.   I think it is a good start.  And I don’t eat seafood every day, maybe every third day or so.   And I am keeping up with it and I think it has been about a month now.   So I am doing well. 

 I did try to read a bit today but that wasn’t really happening. I am not sure whether it is just that I am not really into the book I am reading or that I have been reading too much lately and I feel like my head is going to explode if I try to suck in one more word.  I think it is more the latter.  I have been reading an awful lot lately.  Maybe I need to step back from it for awhile.   At least my conference will be over by the end of next week and I won’t have that to worry about.  Then I will just have the booktalks on the tenth and I am home and clear.    But I was not really reading all that much today.  And it was a good day for it, too.   Maybe I will read some before I go to bed.  Chris got some old Doctor Who episodes to watch and I will probably watch those with him.  I think we are going out to dinner as well, so my evening is quite booked.

And all this for a short post.  Sheesh!

March 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm 4 comments


I just want to apologize for yesterday.  I am not sure what planet I was on.  The post certainly seemed disjointed!

 I now know, however, where to look to see if  a video will allow you to use it or not, so I can be prepared for future posts.

But alas, I do not have a video today.  Just lil’ ol’ me.  I am feeling a bit tired.  I was able to sleep in for a bit but not that long so I should be well rested but now I seem to be drifting off unto the time when I really need a nap.

So, I hope you are all having a good week and are in preperation for a good weekend.  I have no plans other than work and church, and maybe going with Chris to play his role playing game on Saturday night.  That should be fun. It usually is a good time.  And it gives me something to do to get out of the house for a bit.     And I get to be off Friday so I have to think of some way to get into trouble.  A whole day off.  Really, I should stay in and get some reading done but that is so predictable and so like me.   But what am I if I am not like me?  So, unless I get a better offer, that is probably what I will be doing. 

And I also see a nap in my future!  But not tonight, kids. Tonight I stay up and work the desk of information.

So, until I see you next…

March 26, 2008 at 9:16 pm 3 comments

Leona Lewis (Actually, Duffy)

 Here is the video for Bleeding Love – The US release!   If you have heard about Leona, great!  She won the title in a show called X-Factor, I think it is the UK’s version of American Idol.   Anyway, I think the song is quite good and am hoping to pick up the CD.

Another CD I am going to get this week is the new one by the B-52’s  – Funplex.  I looked for a new video on Youtube by the group but haven’t found one.  But if I ever do, I will try to post it.

And I looked up a song by an artist called Duffy and that was quite good too.   So I have some shopping to do! I have had to include the video for Duffy because for some reason, the folks that upload Leona’s video do not want to share and have diabled the ability to embed.  So I have tried twice and neither video worked.  But I think Duffy should work fine.  Man, this is a complicated post!

Plus, I have a gaggle of books from the UK that I want to get! I have them all located on a wish list, but so far, I haven’t had a nibble.  (except for me, trying to remember what I put on there!)

Well, enjoy the video. I will see you on the flip side.

Update! I loaded that page and by the time it loaded the video was unavailable.  Drat. So I uploaded a new one. I hope this one stays put. If not, maybe you can find the video yourself. Pesky YOUTUBE!

Double Update!  Duffy it is!

March 26, 2008 at 12:50 am 2 comments

Easter Wrap-up

I hope you all have had a pleasant Easter.  And if you don’t celebrate, I hope you had a pleasant Sunday.  Chris and I went to church, it was a wonderful service, the music was good and the sermon uplifting.   Then we headed off to the Nautilus diner for some Italian cuisine.   It made up a very nice day.  

I am still working on the bookes I mentioned in the last post.  I did finish the novel by Cara Black so I am ready for the author talk next Monday.  I have also started the new novel by Benjamin Black called the Silver Swan.  Benjamin Black is the pen name of Booker prize winning author John Banville.   He decided to write a crime novel and wrote the first called Christine Falls, and luckily for us he has written the follow up with the Silver Swan.   It follows the character of Quirke, a medical examiner who was at the time hard drinking but now on the wagon in the second novel.   In this particular story, Quirke is approached by a former college friend about the death of the college friend’s wife, an apparent suicide.  But the friend does not want a post mortem done and wonders if Quirke can arrange it.  Quirke agrees to try, opting for a visual scan of the body, and then he sees the puncture wound on the arm…

Quite good and very well written for those of you that want your mystery to be a little more literary.  I am not that far along but I am really enjoying it and I think it will definately make my yearly crime picks for my favorites.

Some of my upcoming titles to read are Denise Mina – Slip of the Knife and John Harvey – Gone to Ground. I am sure you will hear all about them.

Incidentally, my dog tried to kill me last night.  We were heading through the laundry room to let her out when she came to a dead stop, causing me to trip over her and land on my side on the laundry room floor against some really hard cornered object.  I probably have a bruise.   It was awful. Chris heard the thump and had to come rescue me. 

But I couldn’t stay mad at Lola for very long! 

March 24, 2008 at 11:59 am 5 comments

Oh, the Madness

Just to let you know, I am currently reading FOUR books at once.   And three of them are for assigments so I have a deadline.  Sheesh.  To let you know what I am doing:

 I am reading a mystery by Cara Black.  Cara Black writes novels set in Paris, and she is also coming to the library to do a talk.  I am hosting the program and want to read one or two books by her so I can be better informed.  The even is on March 31st so I have about two weeks.  I am almost done with the first one.  I like it!

I have a wonderful committee that I have to read children’s books and the year for that is almost over.  But for the first week in April I have to moderate a discussion group so I have to reread the four books that are in my group.  I am two and a half books done.  One of them is non fiction and is a little slight, so I can read that one quickly.   But read I must.

Then for my personal learning plan at work I wanted to read more non fiction, especially biographies.  When a customer asks me for a good biography I am always at a loss for what to give them.  So, I am trying to read one a month and the month of March is almost over.  And I have over 100 pages to go.  I might have to do double time this weekend.

Of course, on top of all of this madness I am listening to a book in my car.  It is a Phryne Fisher mystery set in Australia in the 1920’s.  It is the first one that I have read in this series (well, listened to) and it is quite good so far.

Oh, and I almost forgot, on April tenth a group is coming to the library and I have to prepare some fiction booktalks!  Egads!  

No wonder my eyes hurt and I have a crick in my neck.  No wonder I am lax in posting!  The job of a librarian is never done!

March 20, 2008 at 3:37 pm 3 comments


I think it is time for me to make an appointment with the spa.  If it is true, and if we get 300 bucks back from the government, that is what I am going to do.

I think, if they can use a hot rock treatment, maybe they can straighten my neck out, literally.

It is giving me pain again today.  It was much better this morning and then around four it really started to hurt. I have been applying heat and trying to relax it to no avail. I took some advil.  I hope that will begin to work.  I will hate trying to sleep if I am in pain.

Maybe I need a chiropractor!

Well, I am not going there right now. I think a good shoulder and neck massage will do the trick.  I was searching around the internet today and looking up neck pain sites, and it seems that it is more of a proble if my arms and hands tingle.  Then my neck might be out of line.  But my arms and hands are fine, just the neck.

I am sure you are all quite tired of me talking about my neck, but as for now, it is what is on my mind.  So, that is what I am going to talk about.

Hopefully something more enlightening tomorrow!

March 19, 2008 at 1:44 am 5 comments

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