Rebel Angels

January 30, 2008 at 9:13 pm (book review) (, , )

51jcvo6dpl_aa240_.jpg        Ok, so this isn’t really  a book review , just a note to say  I am really enjoying the second book in the Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray; Rebel Angels.  I am reading it much  slower than the first one. Life , it gets in the way of reading . ButI had to share  one short paragraph.

 “I am quite able to look after myself,”I say.  I turn  smartly on my heel and smack directly into a wall,raising a bump upon my forehead that will probably remain forever.

If I did something like that now, I’d laugh.  At Gemma’s age – utter embarrassment.   And I think Libba Bray does an excellent job of capturing that feeling in a very few words

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baby panda fight

January 30, 2008 at 10:19 am (fun) (, )

I wasn’t going to put this up – I’ve shared it  with a lot of people .  But it just makes me laugh and laugh – when giant fluffballs attack  each other .

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blog stats

January 29, 2008 at 9:47 pm (learning 2.0, social networking, web 2.0) (, , , )

I watch my blog stats.  I am fascinated by them.  Generally 15-22 people read my blog in a day.  Sometimes, when I link to my blog where my online friends post, I might get 40 – 60 hits.  When I posted about LibraryThing I got about 140 hits.  For the first time, I  felt the panic that a lot of people  feel about the whole on line social networking thing.  I  had no idea  why people were reading my blog , and who they could be. I figured out that 1) LibraryThing liked my post and 2) wordpress  had also linked to my blog – maybe I had the right tag? Anyway, it was a day of fame and maybe a few people will come back .  That  would be cool.  I do think I understand a little more why people can get nervous about the idea of meeting and sharing  with strangers they can’t even see.

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Library Cat

January 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm (cats, fun, library) ()

library cat

Thanks Lolcats

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January 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm (domestic life, fun) ()

So I thought that today was going to be a tech day, but really it is a domestic day. Yesterday we put some chalkboard paint on in the Kitchen. It looks  cool, so even if we use it just for fun, silly notes, I’m happy with it. DH has some ideas for molding to put around it – which should make it look even better.

We came up for a vision for the office. Right now we have a giant desk ( actually it is a door) This is a bad idea because if there is a flat surface, we pile on it. Since we have moved away from desktops to laptops , we no longer need the huge workspace. Our plan is to have one desk top machine that has an extremal drive for back up ( easier to grab in an emergency), but mostly , it will be just sitting there. We will have booksshelves, one real workspace, a comfy chair and a reading lamp. I think my old roll top desk will end up in there as well. The idea is to make it a comfortable retreat to work/ relax in. Sometimes DH needs to work where he can’t be disturbed. And sometimes he hates what I have on the TV. And sometimes DH has a bunch of musicians over – and really, only the living room is big enough for a group to play in. So it would be nice if there was an area where I can go and not feel like I have to be audience.

I knew we had to something about the office, but it is very nice to be excited about it.

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no cookies in the library

January 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm (fun, library) (, )

Cookie Monster should have looked in the back room.

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