Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pop-Up Books Meet Photoshop

these would bring a new definition to the word education...

Pop-Up Books Meet Photoshop

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Election results - an American view

A fascinating take on the Australian Election to be found on Asia Media. I personally haven't been following it very much and shocked everyone at work when I asked who won 2 days after the fact. Yes it's offical, I would reather read a book or watch an anime than watch TV or the Newspaper. As for the radio, what radio???

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

TV Shows: Princely Affairs

Princely Affairs

By Julie Hong

All the rage in Korea this summer, The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince brings homosexuality into the spotlight in a tale of gender-bending mixups, but ultimately loses its intrigue when it reverts back to a traditional story of cutesy straight coupling.

In a country where feminine guys and boyish girls can easily pass off as the opposite sex, it only makes sense to make a romantic comedy series about the mixed-up relationships that emerge from a society that welcomes (and appreciates) androgyny. Until the Korean series Coffee Prince recently came to a disappointing close, faithful viewers have been glued to the television screen every Monday and Tuesday nights. Being a Coffee addict myself, I would obediently come home early just to get my cup's worth.


Asia Pacific Arts: Princely Affairs

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Buff Barbarian Song, a Gilbert and Sullivan Parody

The latest fun thing I've found, a Xena song 'The Buff Barbarian Song, a Gilbert and Sullivan Parody' combines two of my favourite things. Women scantily clad in leather armor and Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Yes that's about as camp as you can get... Well what can a girl say???

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Ultimate Meme Database

Yet another fasicinating site ---> The Ultimate Meme Database

Yes it's official, I have too much time on my hands!!!

LOLCATS.COM - Funny Lolcat Pictures

Phase one of I'm losing my mind.... LOLCATS.COM - Funny Lolcat Pictures I have been going through all my old posts and drafts and finding all these half arsed posts that I never finished posting.

Can't even remember now what this was about, aside from some really funny photoshoped photos of cats.

hmm......

Here's some more ---> Lol cats on Wikipedia

The brighter side of book banning

Banned Books Week

I must admit this is one of the few American celebrations that I wish we had here is Australia.

This article is a wonderful reflection on the ideology and things that get books banned, not only over time but now too. I especially like the references to Harry Potter as I'm very much in HP mode lately.

Almost throwbacks in such a society are people who want to impose their standards. But now, instead of banning adult books, they say they do it for the kiddies. The ALA's annual listing of most challenged books comes from public and school libraries. So, the list is heavily tilted toward, well, Harry Potter. And why are we not surprised?

In one adventure or another, Harry became the most challenged character of the 21st century after his creator, J.K. Rowling, discovered what it takes to make kids want to read. The Potter phenomenon preceded the merchandising hype by at least two volumes.

The first complaints were about sorcery, but later gripes expanded to include inappropriate behavior among sorcerers. The kid disobeys elders, gets into trouble, mixes with good and bad witches and con men and kills someone. Oh, wait. That's the beloved The Wizard of Oz.



The brighter side of book banning

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Some truely beautiful pieces of jewels and other pretties

Heavenly... oh for an unlimited credit card!! I could spend hours in this place!

MOB (Modern Objects of Beauty)

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Book Hunter @ ///shigabooks.com///

This is soo cool!!! check it out!!!

Bookhunter

The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It's a race against the clock as our heroes use every tool in their arsenal of library equipment to find the book and the mastermind who stole it.

While this story is based on an actual case, it has been highly fictionalized. I took some liberties with architecture as well. For example, the library of this comic does not in fact exist. It is a hybrid of Oakland Main and the old Berkeley Central library


///shigabooks.com///

A Book Reading Meme (Whatever)

Too Funny!!! A Book Reading Meme (Whatever)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Librarian Haikus - A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette: Reference, Redefining

A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette: Reference, Redefining

I pass pained faces
at front desk - thank god I work
in Preservation.


This worthy post is gorgeous!!! Especially the new names she has come up with for reference desk. My personal fav... 'The Place Where the Magic Happens'

But the final touch would have to be the wonderful haikus written in the comments.

Check it out!!! one of the best intellectual giggles I have had in while!

Librarians love balls???

Librarians love balls - Librarian Avengers

Too Funny!!! check it out! Now I only have to find out exactly what she was referring to

Getting out into the community « Library Nation

Getting out into the community « Library Nation


Academic libraries have a need for public exposure, and specialized collections might bring in more courtesy borrowers. Like the Fine Arts Library where I work… it would be great to do some community building with the artist, musician, dance, and theatre folks in Austin (”Live Music Capital of the World”). We’ve got great resources for them to use, and maybe they’ll remember us when they’re finding a home for their artistic collections


WOW! just what I've been trying to get my workmates to think about. Because It's such a small library and they dont use it very often they seem to forget that it exists... in fact one when asked if we had a librarian said no and then said that we have someone who looks after it but no librarian. OUCH!!! Itai!!

She actually wrote in a report that we had a room in which we stored resources and that we 'referred to as a library'. OK perhaps I need to work more on my workmates first before I start pushing the library going out idea...

The Big One « Library Nation

The Big One « Library Nation

I’ve learned over the years that I am fairly controlling… I love it when delegation works, and I love watching my teammates succeed, but sometimes it just seems easier (and safer) to do things myself. I really have to watch myself here because I know that this could lead to overly-controlling, dominating behavior that crushes the creativity and input of others. I’m glad I was made aware of it early on while I can try and redirect those impulses in a more positive direction.


I love this comment as it sums me up perfectly!!! The library that I work in is a sole person library and I often find my self doing just that. *Doing it myself* Most of the people in the office here are not as literate computer wise as myself and so I often find it much easier to just simply do the work myself. This is mostly just the IT stuff but it is amazing how much I do that could be done by some one else. Ho Hum

Anyway, Procrastination is not a good thing so it's back to work I go!!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Funny

I love this one...


The 2007 version of I WILL SURVIVE

SING IT GIRLS!!! (Maybe in your head, if you are reading this at work!)

Ready... Set... Go...


At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
When you said you had 10 inches, Lord I almost died!
But I'd spent so many years just waiting for a man that long,
That I grew strong,
And I knew that I could take you on...

But there you are, another lie,
I was ready for a Big Mac and you've brought me a French Fry!
I should have known that it was bullshit, just a sad pathetic dream,
Should have known there was no Anaconda lurking in those jeans!

Go on now - go, walk out the door,
Don't you promise me 10 inches, then turn up with only 4!
Weren't you a brat to think I wouldn't find you out!?
Don't you know we're only joking when we say size don't count??!!

[Chorus]
I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My sex life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good sex,
With a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! ...Hey! Hey!

It took all my self control not to laugh out loud,
When I saw your little weiner standing tall and proud!
But to hell with your ego and to hell with all your needs,
Now I'm saving all my lovin' for a cordless multispeed!

[Chorus]
I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My sex life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good sex,
With a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! ...Hey! Hey!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Book Review - A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave
Dave Pelzer
Orion - isbn 0752844083

First of all, let me state categorically that this is NOT the usual type of book that I read. I don't like reading anything too unpleasant, for me reading is a healing exercisae, not an activity that I use to plumb someones darkest hour. I have my own dark hours to deal with, without adding someone else to the equation. That being said, I truely enjoyed this book!

The third in the triology that looks at Dave Pelzers abused childhood and subsequent evolution into an independant, free thinking, responsible adult is truely amazing, and inspiring. Dave touches on the traumatic with such a light and delicate touch that the reader is left with an understanding without being emotionally wrung out. His struggle to do the right thing, to understand why these things happened, his touching reunion with his father, and his eventual forgiveness for his mother are astounding. But for me, I think the best part was when he truely began to care for himself.I haven't read the previous two books, but feel that I haven't lost anything from that. The story reads as a stand alone quite well!

I could write about his courage in "bearing all", his joy in his son, the softly dramatic portrayl of his childhood, and the sweetly poignant moments with his love. But I don't think that I could do justice to it!

In the end all I can say is this: READ THIS BOOK! It will mesmerise you from beginning to end, but not just out of saddness but from joy as well!!!

--shanchan

Monday, May 07, 2007

Ok bad/naughty day at work!!!

No I do have something better to be doing!!!

More Library clothes etc

Pimp my Firefox! Curtesey of Jessamyn West @ Librarian.net

Lolibrarians

The Librarian in Black - A little something about Google

Scary little article on the latest developments from Google

librarianinblack.typepad.com

I think the scariest thing about this one is the comment about giving our work to Google and not reading the terms and conditions!

Cool Librarian Gear!!!

Just cruising the sites of the world when I should be working, and found this one

http://www.cafepress.com/curmudgeony

One of the best library sites I have come across in a while!!! I want so many of the t-shirts, it’s a shame I can’t wear them at work!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Woah, back home then out again!

It seems that my whole world is upside down! I got back from a great weekend down the Eyre and spent the week at work being a goood kid and now I'm out in the country again. This time its with the other family! The kids and I have just come back from dancing up a storm at the pub and having a great time! Mind you it looked like we weren't going to make it at one stage!

We had car troubles from the start, and with the amazing rain we have been having the roads were slippery to start with! We got nearly outside of town when it all started, the wind screen wiper on the driver side stopped working, and we were right at the beginning of the freeway! So we had to pull over and fix it! So I, wearing my 'this is what a feminist looks like' t-shirt is under the hood with a car full of people waiting to go.

We had to pull over several times before we had reached the edge of the city limits. One of those times we had found a stable that opened onto the road and pulled into that to fix it. In the end it was when we had pulled into a truck stop and a nice guy from Beaurepairs (spelling?) helped us by taking off the loverly wiper and replacing it with the other one. Thanks a lot mate!

After a few hours driving, going the wrong way, detouring etc. We finally made it! Yay! 15 mins before the kitchen closed at the pub. So I got my birthday dinner after all! Now it's nearly one in the morning and I'm not in the mood for sleeping but had to leave the pub cos kids can't stay there after 12. Oh well, we only have to get up early in the morning to go to mass any way!

Nite nite all, sweet dreams and all that! Keep your fingers crossed, we have to drive back tomorrow!

--shanchan

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bus trip from hell...or not!

Well it's somewhat late and we're only half way to Ceduna and the little lass with me is no nearer to sleeping. I know that I need to sleep too, but can't seem to find the ability to.

My cousin who is travelling with us was late as per normal. I shouldn't have been surprised by that!! But then we get told that we can't sit near each other!!! That totally sucks!! I know that is just a small thing but it would have made things so much more fun. Oh well, could be worse. He could have been left behind!

Anyway, I'm going to try to sleep now, and see if things don't look rosier in the morning!!!

--shanchan

Off to the country, tra la la! tra la la! tra la la la la!!!

Yay! It's that time now, we're off to see the wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

I have just sid goodbye to the first of the family to leave for the front! And later today, child no 1 and I will be climbing aboard the bus with a couple of others to go to Ceduna to visit my granmother for her 80th birthday!!

A truely auspicious occasion!

so, ja ne

be good!


Ceduna.net

Ceduna on Wiki

Friday, April 06, 2007

Uke or Seme??? Which are you???

Flaming Uke
Flaming Uke
Take Are you a Seme or an Uke? today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.

One of the easiest uke to recognize by sight. Your flamboyantly gay behavior makes it easy for seme to prey upon you, and that is exactly what you want, and you usually have a few tricks up your sleeve as well. You most often have colored hair, designer clothes, and eyes that are constantly roaming, searching for the perfect partner for you. You are best paired with the Chibi Seme, as you don't mind what they look like, as long as they're a seme.


*Sigh* it appears to be official!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Little red


This has to be the cutest picture I have come across in a while! Enjoy!
--shanchan