Friday, February 29, 2008
Weener Kleener Soap...make sure and buy this lovely gift with the Butt Face Soap!
JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank
Nose Pencil Sharpener
Heinz Spotted Dick Pudding...this stuff is actually REALLY good if it's made right.
Nearly Me Gaff
Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom
Dr. John's Famous Pee Pee
EA Brevita Branded Drive-Thru Unit
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Also, I will be sending out a more official type email regarding the book sometime in March. If you would like to be on that list and I don't already have your email, then drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I was confident this year. I made some wise decisions in the stock market, and ended making a handsome sum of money. I believed that at last I finally knew how to research. My time had come. I would be the Oscar king! But I lost. I got a score of 19. The winner got a score of 22.
In retrospect, I did pretty good. I wisely choose the right picks for most the categories with movies no one will ever see (i.e. Short doc and live short). My biggest fault was not having faith in the Bourne Ultimatum, and, for reason I'm not sure of, picking There Will Be Blood over No Country for Old Men.
In truth I hate the Oscars (if this statement is true then what is this essay all about?). I have never watched one all the way through (does anyone?), and for the past few years I have watched known of it at all (though I did go to YouTube in search of Jon Stewarts better moments). But I'm a sucker for competition, and am logically drawn to this annual contest.
Oh well. There's always next year...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Unofficially speaking, the contest will be a photo contest of sorts. Participates will be asked to submit photos that best illustrate the insanity of the library. One winner a week will be announce from the end of March to the end of April.
Once everything is official in March, you'll be able to send off your photos. Until then start digging around for photos!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
"Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions are reportedly developing a real-estate film based on Monopoly, though no word what it's about exactly."
I love the game, but you have got to be kidding me!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
It's a bit with weird to stare at the 300+ pages and think, I wrote that! I didn't know I had so much to say! (Actually the last 250 pages are just me saying, "I love Diana. I love Diana." over and over again! j/k). I don't know that the feeling will ever really go away...I hope not.
Sorry, but most of you will have to wait one more month to read it. In the meantime, read some early reviews about the book here:
*Jessaymn West from librarian.net: http://jessamyn.info/booklist/book/517
*Steve on Goodreads (who got an advance copy at a book show in January): http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/231120
*d on Goodreads (a slightly bias review (being as how she's going to marry me and all...and she's in the book!)): http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/857820
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Visit Double Twist's homepage to get your copy of this program.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Some of you are aware, but many of you aren't, of a Canadian non-profit group called "Librarians Without Borders." It's basically the librarian response to Doctors Without Borders. They started a couple years back and now have a little more then 500 members. It's a great organization to get involved with because it's so new, and they'll take just about any help you can give them.
To all you part-timers enjoying this day off with no holiday pay, I feel your pain! I'm a part-timer at four (yes four!) different jobs. Rest assured, however, that membership to this organization is free! You can't argue that.
Get inovolved today: http://www.lwb-online.org/
Now enjoy the rest of your holiday...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Brent Forrester (one of the writers for The Office) has created a new web series called "Erik the Librarian." Four words: BEST LIBRARIAN SERIES EVER! Ok so there's no other librarian series in existence (at least in the U.S.), but it's still pretty funny. Check out the thrid episode in the series below, and make sure and check out the first two also!
The Series is one of the first from 60 Frames, which is teaming with several writers to bring original short shows to the Internet.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I went through dozens (probably more like hundreds) of websites, databases, and blogs searching for Pynchon's mysterious face. I found his infamous clips from The Simpsons, those shots of him in his youth, a fuzzy picture of the alleged shot that CNN got of him walking down a busy New York City street, and, my favorite, photos that used computer technology (complete with aging filters) to show what Pynchon would look like based on his only confirmed photos (they were scary to say the least).
I confess I enjoyed my search; who wouldn't? They were full of wild theories about his Navy days and what he did to want such deep cover, how he had plastic surgery and was living down in TJ, that he was really J.D. Salinger, and that he had been dead for years and it was really just a group of writers using his name as a pen.
In the end, I still had not seen the alleged photo of him. In the end, I'm not sure I'd want to. The mystery of him is what I admire so greatly. I have The Crying of Lot 49...that's enough to keep me happy...at least for now.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Actually, when we set the date, the publication date had not even crossed my mind, and once it did I couldn't have been more thrilled. There are things more important then books and work; one such thing is Diana. The fact that we get to start our new life together right about the same time I get to start a new venture of sorts with my book is fantastic news to me!
If there's actually a person out there who will miss this blog for the week that my book is out, then rest assured I have taken care of you! Roland, who has a few key scenes in the book, has agreed to be a guest blogger that week. I wish I could have found someone more skilled, more tasteful, and more...well basically more, but he was the best of what's left. I am sorry for letting you down. Actually, he's a fine writer with great ideas and I think you'll get a kick out of his thoughts. You can see a little about him by going to his MySpace page (http://blog.myspace.com/RolandSaintLaurent). He also has a blog of his own that we rarely updates, but I can't recall the address.
Also, I should note that I unintentionally failed to mention to people who help Diana & I greatly as we cut and prepared all the invitations. Those two people are Joyce & Amy. To make amends for my failure to mention them and their help earlier, I will promote here an art show that Amy has put together in Los Angeles for Stephen Tompkins(http://www.foundla.com/sys/shows/stephen-tompkins/). The Found Gallery has put on some great exhibitions in the past (Devendra Banhart, Cold War Kids bassist Matt Maust, and McSweeney's author Salvador Plascencia...just to name a few), and this exhibition will surely match them. So if your in the L.A. area check it out! To Joyce...I'm sorry I have nothing to promote except the fact that Diana is lucky to have you as a friend!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Emilio Estevez is filming his followup to "Bobby" with a movie about homeless people in the library. It's called "The Public" and it's loosely based on a Los Angeles Times op-ed piece written by Chip Ward. He is hoping to film some of the movie inside the LAPL building in downtown LA.
I'm really looking forward to this one...I've been a huge fan of his ever since "Men At Work" and "The Mighty Duck" francise! (Sadly, I am serious about this)
Thursday, February 7, 2008
If you have never gone to the conference, I encourage you to go and at least see what they are about. If you hate it, it's literally across the street from Disneyland this year, so there's plenty of other things to do! If amusement parks don't cut it, come see me at the library I work at in Anaheim...I'll give a tour!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
For those of you who have never heard of the site or been there, it's a social networking site for book lovers.