Thursday, March 30, 2006
So Viv and I checked out a fabu-female-icious show last night at Kool Haus. Global Divas was absolutely incredible - there was enough talent on stage to make your head spin. Truly this goes down as one of the most diverse events I've had the pleasure to attend. Where else can you hear an Inuit throat singer jam with a Cuban-inspired jazz band? Absolutely ethereal, and made better only by the company of the ever-inspirational-and-always-rocking Vivian, and the consumption of some $10 per glass red wine - but it was actually more like 2 glasses - so worth it - but uh - yeah, $10 is about what I normally pay for a bottle of wine - damn charity fundraisers and their pricey wine!
In other news, the plant is dead, long live the plant... It's in a plastic bag in my office - kinda sick in a way - it's like Torso - but with plants. I'm not sure if the cleaning staff are going to turn me in or not. And what to do with the freaking gigantic pot the thing was in?? Can you say...beer cooler?!
Friday, March 24, 2006
So on the way out at lunch today listening to the nooner on the Edge (they were having a threesome nooner, but I'll ignore that for now) I heard the strangest song ever. Okay, maybe not *ever* - but it was weird - Limp Bizkit & Everlast covering Faith by George Michael - with - uh - some of David Bowie's Fame mixed in. Can I get a wtf from y'all?? And this song is old - why have I not heard it before? Not that I'm complaining, mind you. *shudders* I did get to hear Feel It by Jakalope, which made up for the Faith weirdness - sort of. Loving Jakalope.
Also, in the loving frame of mind is this story about the demise of that oh-so-annoying couple on the Canadian Tire ads. Oh yeah, didn't we all hate them?? Ted and Gloria - who even knew they had names? And who cared? I mean if they were your neighbours, wouldn't you have come up with names of your own for them anyway? Or maybe you did! If so, I'd love to hear them... And if you're interested, the Royal Canadian Air Farce has some good impressions of them - complete with Luba Goy WAY too focused on the word "tool"...heh...
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
In other news, apparently obesity is the new terrorism. It's "the terror within..." according to the US Surgeon General (anyone else get the mental image of some big military brass ordering other surgeons around while bombs are going off and machine gunfire rains down?? k, maybe it's just me then) and while there are plenty of jokes to be made here - and I mean plenty - it's also an interesting read.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Thursday, March 02, 2006
And now, item number two on my thrill-o-meter this week was...oh yes....an entire year's worth of a particular journal that I ordered, arrived in one day! I swear I squealed with excitement as I opened the package. Now, how can that possibly be thrilling I can hear you all asking. Well, just know this - my library is a sad, sad place. Oh yes, it has journals - most of the subscriptions ended circa 1992. Don't even talk to me about electronic journal article databases. Oh yes, it has books - most of the books are c1976. So - when e-L receives the 4 issues of the 2005 South East Asia Iron & Steel Institute Quarterly, this is cause for celebration! I requested that the library purchase this publication, I spent time lobbying for it and kept records of how many times articles were requested from it. With this year's issues alone I can fulfill more than a dozen requests for articles that I had *just this week*. Add to that the fact that we are now the only library in Canada that holds this journal and that, to me, is what it's all about. Feel the love, people.
So while the "yikes what am I doing here" beast raises its head upon occasion, not so this week. This week....I.....AM....LIBRARIAN!!!