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( Mar. 17th, 2009 05:54 pm)

Just read, ok? This is a really, really important topic and this woman has expressed it far, far better than I ever could on this topiic.
Said by Jeffrey Gaines last night.on his fans's um, special, attempts to film him and then putting up those vidoes on YouTube. He appreciates them but wishes that the whole "look, mom, I can use a camera and put it on YouTube" people would actually LEARN to use said cameras to film him.

Jeffrey Gaines and Dar Williams last night were both incredibly, incredibly funny last night. I'm not a huge fan of Jeffrey Gaines' songs(except for "Hero" and his cover of "In Your Eyes") but, my god, that man is SO funny especially when he goes on tangents about how, really, people should not take bad YouTube vidoes of him in concert.

Dar. Well, you know Dar. She has a very, very honest and cracked out sense of humor. It amuses me greatly to hear her speak and tell her stories and go off on tangents. I haven't seen her in two years and I'm so glad I got to see her last night. She did "Better Things" which she said she hasn't done in like 5 years. She had to look up the lyrics on her Blackberry and discovered some amazing things. Like the fact that SHE had written that song and "Finlandia" (which was actually written in the 19th century) It's amazing what the internet can tell you.

The only thing I wasn't terribly fond of was her audience. A bit stuffy and stodgy, I think. I love when she has a mixed audience of children, younger people, and such and not so much when it's like this. Still, I was incredibly glad to see her and hear her. She's so theraupetic for me.

I also found out very, very, very exciting news. I was checking her schedule and she's going to be at Musikfest in Bethlehem on August 5th. I immediatelhy went to the Musikfest site to see if she's one of the paying concerts and she's not listed there. So, I'm thinking she's playing for free which is OMG exciting. She's really cool to see in an outdoor like setting and Musikfest is 10 minutes from me and oh-so-convenient. I'm super excited about this.
1)A fax machine constantly ringing when NO FAXES are coming in?


2)A low, drony, buzzy alarm noise sound?

I would say the first (and guess what is happening RIGHT NOW?)
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( Mar. 10th, 2009 04:38 pm)
Customers who think they are special, special snowflakes and their order is ahead of everyone else and maybe, JUST MAYBE, they will be the special prize that gets their number tranferred the fast?

Irritate the hell out of me and don't get any points. NONE.
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( Mar. 10th, 2009 03:05 pm)
Today, the heels of the shoes I got at Payless completely fell apart. Considering I wear these to work, this is not acceptable, and I had to find a new pair of shoes.

I first went to Zappos but they're a bit expensive. I then went to DSW and I founda really, really cute pair of Mary Jane like shoes from Clark's. Clark shoes have a reputation for being both comfortable and durable (a must for I am an admittted and not reformed shoe abuser). Here's the link to them:

On Monday, I was walking to work when I noticed a car lingering by me. I was about to pass it by-I thought they wanted to turn out of the Hess gas station-when the woman opened the door.

She asked me if I worked at (name of work) and I said, yes, I did. She said she thought so and that she had seen me before. She said "I always notice you're reading".

This delighted me (I'm the reading girl! YAY!) and also led to a short conversation about books and reading. It was a nice way to start the day and cemented my repuation as the Girl that Reads.

Not a bad moniker. Not bad at all.
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( Feb. 26th, 2009 07:51 pm)
I have 819 songs on my ipod.

For this meme (or not meme, I suppose) I would like to offer to upload any song from 1-819.

There are only a few rules:

1)Pick any song from 1-819
2)If you don't like it/already have/know it, I will upload another me.
3)Let me know how you like the song!
February is almost over and I can feel a lightness in my step. I still feel a bit of heaviness- especially in my back- but I feel lighter as a whole.

Spring always inspires a lightness in me, a belief that anything is possible and also the air is lighter. Daylight lasts longer and I am no longer coming out of work into complete darkness. I feel hopeful, optimistic, more myself.

I can feel the world opening.
This is from Jill/borrowedwings.

Sisterhood-Jill/borrowedwings, Carey/carpetofstars and Megan/ainsley all consider ourselves the Sisterati. It's based on the Sisterhood books for young adults by Ann Brasheres. We are very close and even though we don't see each other very often (or even every year) we have a tight bond that can't be broken.

Reading is Sexy-I actually need to order this shirt again. I swear the two times I've ordered it, some mysterious stain has appeared on the shirt. I do not know why.

Anyway, Reading is truly, truly sexy and I can't imagine my life without reading. I haunt the local library at least once a week and I always have a book with me to read. So far this year, I've read 19 books, my favorite so far being Lauren Groff's Monsters of Templeton (which you all should read, pronto)

Philadelphia-Until I moved in with Jess in October of 2007, I lived in this area my entire life and I still consider it a home of sorts. It's not for everyone-we are brash and noisy and don't take crap-but I like the people and the culture and how dirty it is and just the general feel of it.

Dumbo Rats-We have two, Toby and Wilson. Jess actually bred rats for a really long time and she missed them. I wasn't so sure of them at first, but now I love them very, very dearly and I can't imagine my life without the fuzzums. They will snuggle up with you, lick you all over the place, and when happy make this bruxing noise with their teeth which is perhaps the cutest thing ever. If you have any more questions/interests, please ask me!!

Mr. Fork-When I went to North Carolina in 2004, I unknowingly carried a metal ford in my carry-on luggage. It made it through security without setting off anything. When I found it when I got to Megan's (then) apartment, I named it Mr. Fork and told its amazing story of having made it through airport security untouchted. I then promptly forgot about it and on the way BACK through aiport security, it made it through safely again. Sadly, Mr. Fork has been lost to the vageries of time. I still remember him fondly, though.
Allentown has some... special residents. It's an interesting place to live and here is a story to show how special it is. It's from one of my new favorite websites, Not Always Right, about stupid customer stories.

Me: “**** Library, how can I help you?”

Caller: “Yes, I have some books that are due tomorrow, but I need to keep them longer.”

Me: “Okay, ma’am. I’ll need your name so I can renew the books.”

Caller: *scandalized* “You need my what?”

Me: “Your name, ma’am. So I can call up your account on my computer.”

Caller: “You have my account?! How did you get that? Do you have my Social Security number?”

Me: “No, ma’am. I mean your library account. When you came in to get your library card, you filled out a form with your name, address, phone number, and email, so that we can contact you if you ever have overdue books. We don’t have your social security number.”

Caller: “Well, I’m not giving out my name to a complete stranger over the phone!”

Me: “Okay, ma’am. Perhaps you could give me the titles of the books?”

Caller: “Why do you need to know what I’m reading?! The books are due tomorrow! Just renew them!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but there’s no way I can look up books by the due date. Without your name or the titles of the books, I can’t help you.”

Caller: “You’re trying to steal my identity! I’m calling the cops.”

Me: *giving up* “You do that, ma’am.” *hangs up*

Co-worker: “You should have told her we put cameras in the books.”

I cannot kid. I would say this is strange but this is Allentown.. so yeah.
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( Jan. 30th, 2009 01:08 pm)
I'm a big beleiver in the "three bad things happen at once" theory. Today, that happened although on a much smaller scale than really bad things happening.

1)I was walking out the bus stop, eating a banana, when the banana fell. It got parking lot grime all over it so there was no way I was going to eat it. I looked for a trash can/dumpster but the dumpster that's usually located in front of the apartment complex wasn't there today.

2) As I was looking for the dumpster, the bus that sitting there that I usually take pulled away. It pulled away early. I shouted "flying fucker" after it but that didn't help. Um, it didn't turn around.

3)I decided to walk to work. It's about an hour walk and it wasn't too cold today. As I was nearing the church I pass on the way, I slipped on the ice and I fell really hard on my right hip and shoulder. The hip/right side of the leg is fine. The shoulder is aching something fierce.
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( Jan. 26th, 2009 11:39 am)
1)I know all the area codes for the United States and Canada
2)I am missing part of my left eyebrow from an accident that happened with pretending to be a Kids. Incorporated star that involved a cardboard box and an open drawer.
3)I once tried to pee next to a truck in the middle of the night somewhere in the West.
4)I saw a naked guy named Jerry who had a sunburned member while I was dehydrated in Idaho.
5)I can flick my finger very, very hard against my hand without hurting myself. It's an Aspie thing, I suppose.
6)I am named after my great-great grandmother who survived the Russian Revolution as a Jewish woman by herself with two small children.
7)I was raised Jewish but am not quite sure what I beleive in now.
8)I had someone fall on my neck from about 30 feet up without getting hurt in the process.
9)I want to improve my Spanish.
10) I really want to go back to the UK especially Edinburgh. I loved Edinburgh.
11)Jerry Garcia died on my 15th birthday. John Lennon died 3 months after I was born.
12)I lived in Israel for a year when I was a baby. All I can tell you from that time is that my parents worked with oranges.
13)The Phillies lost the World Series on my bat mitzvah. I also had pneumonia that week.
14)I learned how to read by the age of five and have been a vorcarious reader since that age.
15)I once had a huge bald spot on my head from trichlomania. I had to wear my hair up every day for several months until the hair grew back in.
16)I am scared of rollar coasters except, strangely, ones that go upside down. I love that kind of rollar coaster
17)For many years I refused to eat eggs since they tasted nasty to me. I have since started eating eggs again and they're one of my favorite meals.
18)Um.. this one isn't really about me, but here goes. My dad in one of his jobs as limo driver has driven Joyce Carol Oates several times. He says she is quiet and reminds him a lot of Olyve Oyl. She does not tip. Neither, apperantly, did Alice Walker the one time he drove her.
19)Words fascinate me. I like learning new words.
20)I much prefer the book to the movie. Movies inevitably disappoint me. Except for Fingersmith-that was a very good adaptation of the book.
21)I am quite, quite tone deaf but I still like to sing.
22)I am fascinated with library collection systems and how libraries are organized.
23)I like to visit libraries in different cities I visit.
24)I am a huge fan of cheeses. My favorite right now is Havarti.
25)I am a huge people watcher. I like making up stories about people that I see.
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( Jan. 8th, 2009 11:54 am)
I kind of collect weird town names. They fascinate me and I'm always curious how they came to be. Some of my favorites include:

Tickfaw, LA
Soddy Daisy,TN
Boring, OR
Hell, MI
Truth or Consequences, NM
Elephant Butte, NM
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Blue Ball, PA
Intercourse, PA

I just... find a fascination in these names. I wonder how they got these names and things like that.

Do you have any favorite town names? Do share.
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( Jan. 7th, 2009 05:16 pm)
I like to alternate my reading between fiction and non-fiction. I've accrued a list of fiction books I'd like to read from various site (indiebound, Powell's, etc) but I haven't really come across anything non-fiction I'd like to read.

What would you recommend? It DOES NOT have to be new and I'd like to say that my library is hit/miss with having titles but I'd like to know what you like, would recommend, etc.

I'm currently reading Sarah Cauldwell's Sibyl in Her Grave after hearing it praised many, many times from people on my friends page and I'm greatly enjoying it. It's a very good mystery, very well-written and I am so drawn into it.
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( Dec. 30th, 2008 07:06 pm)
Here is my list of books read this year. It stands at 106 and unless I finish the one I'm reading now by tomorrow (unlikely) it will stay that way.

Books Read )

I've also been thinking back on this year, on my thought patterns, and what I want to do in 2009. One thing I definitely do WAY TOO MUCH of is worry. Worry about money, worry about the future, worry about the moment, worry about what will happen next. Sometimes, I feel like I'm a million steps ahead of myself and whatever is happening now I'm missing because I worry about how this will affect the future, if the future will be ok, if people I know and love will be ok.

A lot of this has to be with my Aspie's. If I worry, if I "control" the situation, then things can't get out of hand. I won't make weird hand motions, I won't say the wrong thing, I won't do the wrong thing. To an extent, this works. To a large extent, however, it doesn't worry and it only drains me and it only drains my relationships. It tires me out and I want to do less worrying in 2009.

I don't want to make this a resolution as I don't fully believe in resolutions and resolutions push me far too much towards the "I should do this" or "I should do that" sort of mentality. Rather, it's a thought and idea to keep in mind and work towards and keep in my heart and mind.
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( Dec. 30th, 2008 05:25 pm)
Because I am bored and I can't do anything at work as the one system I really need to use is down:

Lyrics meme. I'm not screening anyhing :P
Lyrics )