Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I Like Paper.

This is no secret. I like it in all forms. And it's one of the reasons I'm becoming a librarian.

My love of paper makes Christmastime especially hazardous, as I can mask my sickness in the 'oh I have to make cards' excuse. I also 'have to make 3-D paper ornaments' this year. 'They don't have these papers at home' is a good one too. And 'oh look this makes 12 cards and it's all in one box' has also appeared in my repetoire this week.

I am sick. I will not use half of the stuff I have gotten in the past week.

Merry Genemas!

Today is the second of the high holy days of 2005.

May the gods be appeased for another year.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Top Songs for November 29, 1977

"You Light Up My Life".

Is it any wonder we're all screwed up?

The funny thing is that "Movin' Out" has been running through my head for two days.

Today is their birthday, too

Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 78. (Born 1927)

Actress Diane Ladd is 73. (Born 1932) Her credits include the movies "Charlie's War," "Rambling Rose," "Wild at Heart," "Primary Colors," and "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore."

French President Jacques Chirac is 73. (born 1932)

Musicologist Joel Whitburn is 66. (Born 1939)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Denny Doherty is 65. (Born 1940) He was a member of the group The Mamas and the Papas.

Jazz musician Chuck Mangione is 65. (Born 1940)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere is 61. (Born 1944) He was a member of the group The Rascals.

Olympic skier Suzy Chafee is 59. (Born 1946) She is best remembered as "Suzy Chapstick" from the Chapstick commercials.

Emmy Award-winning actor Garry Shandling is 56. (Born 1949) He won his Emmy for his work on "The Larry Sanders Show." His other credits include the movies "Town and Country" and "What Planet Are You From?"

Guitarist Barry Goudreau is 54. (Born 1951) He was a member of the group Boston.

Academy Award-winning film producer and screenwriter Joel Coen is 51. (Born 1954) He won the Oscar for the movie "Fargo." His other credits include the movies "The Ladykillers," "Intolerable Cruelty," "The Big Lebowski," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Barton Fink."

Comedian, talk show host Howie Mandel is 50. (Born 1955)

Musician Michael Stephen Dempsey is 47. (Born 1958) He is the bass player for the group The Cure.

Actress Cathy Moriarty is 45. (Born 1960) Her credits include the movies "Analyze That," "Crazy in Alabama," "Raging Bull," and "Neighbors."

Emmy Award-winning actress Kim Delaney is 44. (Born 1961) She won the Emmy for her work on the TV show "NYPD Blue." Her other credits include the TV shows "CSI: Miami," "Philly," "LA Law," and "Tour of Duty."

Actor Andrew McCarthy is 43. (Born 1962) His credits include the movies "Manequin," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Class."

Actor Don Cheadle is 41. (Born 1964) His credits include the movies "Hotel Rwanda," "The United States of Leland," "Mission to Mars," "Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's Twelve," "Traffic," and "The Family Man."

Comedienne Ellen Cleghorne is 40. (Born 1965) She's best known for her work on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Former New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight is 37. (Born 1968)

Model and actress Gena Lee Nolin is 34. (Born 1971) Her credits include the TV shows "Sheena" and "Baywatch."

Rapper The Game is 26. (Born 1979)

Monday, November 28, 2005

On Thanksgiving.

21 hours out.

20 hours back.

It's a damn good thing the time in between was worth it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

World News in Dinosaur Comics Format!

This makes the headlines much more fun.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Not Tail o' the Pup!

Oh this is sad.

But L.A. keeps re-inventing itself.

The Geriatric Report

Mick Jagger strutted his skinny British ass around the stage for two hours. TWO HOURS STRAIGHT. The man is 62. It was truly a sight to behold, even if he did prance like a girl.

Keith Richards? Totally pickled. That's the only way to describe how he looks. Maybe like jerky too.

But it was a fabulous show even if the guy next to me had no sense of rhythm. He was enthusiastic, if nothing else.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Vegas Again?!

Oh yes. Another weekend in Vegas.


And while I'm not sure anything can compare to the U2 show, this should be a close second.

Because hi? It's the Stones. And they're not dead yet.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Becoming an Iconoclast

I fear becoming a bore as a librarian. Cardigans and sensible shoes make people snore, I think.

So - I will become an iconoclast.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

So What am I Taking?

No one cares. But I'm putting it up anyway.

LIBR 200: Information and Society
Explores the complex social, economic, historical, and technological developments that influence the impact of information on society. The mission, values and ethics of information professionals are also analyzed.

LIBR 202: Information Retrieval
Principles of information retrieval and their application to information systems and services. Emphasizing models of user information seeking behavior, human information processing and their relationship to retrieval models in information systems.

LIBR 204: Information Organizations and Management
Identifying distinguishing characteristics, culture and relationships of information organizations. Emphasizes theories examining the interaction between human beings and the organizations in which they work.

Come on. You're getting a chubby just thinking about it. Yeah, neither am I. Excited yes - turned on? Not so much.

So in two months I'll be sitting alone in front of a monitor learning something. Which seems pretty sterile. We'll see how it goes.


So two and a half hours after registration opened this morning, I was able to actually add classes.

Fortunately, I wasn't alone. Every special session student was jacked.

To be fair, the Library Science department just changed registration procedures to make it easier for students. So I guess problems are to be expected.

But the online system sucks regardless of whether you're registering or just changing your address.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Holy Crap!

How did I miss this game??



Good thing Weenmas is coming soon.

In Other News

Two fun things came from Ebay yesterday!

One - a silver Deco era ashtray stand.

Two - a secret. It's for Morgan.

Pictures to appear soon.

And the Race is On!

I forgot how much registering for classes sucks. So, at 7am tomorrow I will be poised in front of my monitor ready to input numbers like the wind.


I just realized this color scheme is the same as the one on Lileks' home page.

Monday, November 14, 2005

A Flurry of Activity

So, my official acceptance letter arrived Saturday with a laundry list of things to do before I can begin practicing my 'shushing' action.

I forgot how much work just registering for school is...especially when you're a virtual student, which is a completely new experience for me.

That said -

I think it's time for a re-branding of 'The Delinquent Dog' - yes, the dog is being put to sleep.

This one. Not the real one.

New adventures!
New shoes!

Ummm...not really.

Now I have to come up with a name.

I'm Sleepy.

Even though I drank a bottle of champagne last night and fell asleep on the couch by 10:00.

Waking up at 3am with cotton mouth kinda sucks.

I just want to lie down for awhile today.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Captain Whorgan

Captain Whorgan
Originally uploaded by Ween.
And this is what today's librarian looks like.

Chocolate That Smells Like Soap?

I'll pass.

And balsamic vinegar?



Holy crap.

I'm a grad student. In Library.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Hateration of November 2005

I'm really disliking that whole month of November is scheduled and planned and ticketed and reserved.

I'd rather stay home and cook a turkey in my pajamas.

By the time I get to the high holy days at the end of the month I'm not going to be interested in celebrating...I'll just want a nap.

I'm not going anywhere after this month until February.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Postum backwards? Mut-sop.

Mr. Coffee Nerves returns to today.

I'm jittery.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Ubersexual

Because what we need is another title for a heterosexual male.

Metrosexual or Ubersexual? How to Spot the Difference

* Both are passionate, but the uber is passionate about causes and
principles, while the metro is mostly passionate about himself

* The uber spends more time grooming his mind than his hair

* Both treat and respect women as equals, but the uber considers other
men, not women, his best friends

* The uber is more sensual and not at all self-conscious; he doesn't need
other people to tell him he's sexy -- nor does he plan his errands
around which shop windows offer the best reflection

* The metro gets design tips from the Fab Five; the uber gets them from
his travels and interest in art and culture

* The uber knows the difference between right and wrong and will make the
right decision regardless of what others around him may think; the metro
knows the difference between toner and exfoliant -- and worries that
he's using yesterday's brand

"The descriptor 'uber' was chosen because it means the best, the
greatest," says Salzman. "Ubersexuals are the most attractive (not just
physically), most dynamic, and most compelling men of their generations. They
are confident, masculine, stylish, and committed to uncompromising quality in
all areas of life."

JWT's Top Ten
Here, in reverse order, are the top ten men JWT says embody everything

10. Jon Stewart: He is outspoken without regard to what other people think
(as evidenced by his skewering his hosts during this year's
Advertising Week). He is supportive of women and pokes fun at himself
in a self-deprecating way.

9. Guy Ritchie: His masculinity is unquestioned even though he's married
to one of the world's top music icons. (In fact, gravitating toward
strong women tends to be an uber trait.)

8. Pierce Brosnan: His James Bond strength was never compromised when we
watched him publicly mourn his first wife (and raise her children). He
has Remington Steele's classic elegance and savoir faire.

7. Ewan McGregor: A handsome, fashionable family man, McGregor is
versatile enough to go from riding his Harley Davidson around the
world to walking the red carpet. He is comfortable in his own

6. Barack Obama: At the DNC, he managed to marry sentimental love of
family with a new face of patriotism. And he looks sharp in a suit.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger: He journeyed from body builder to mega movie
star to politician, all the while keeping his shoes buffed and hair in
place. He has succeeded in every challenge he's faced, and he has a
Kennedy for a wife.

4. Donald Trump: Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women
find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.

3. Bill Clinton: A born charmer with Southern roots who is not afraid to
cry. He is a supremely confident, decisive leader. And he has
supremely sexy hands.

2. George Clooney: He appreciates the finer things in life (including his
villa on the shores of Lake Como), and he is strongly bonded with and
loyal to a cadre of male friends. His timeless image has allowed him
to rise from B-sitcoms to box-office hits, some of which he's directed
and/or produced.

1. Bono: He's global, socially aware, confident, and compassionate, and
he commands a huge base of followers who are fans of his music -- and
his humanitarianism. Is it any wonder rumors are swirling about a
Nobel Peace Prize?

I'm going to hide under my desk now.

Organizing My Email.

THAT'S how bored I am today.


Monday, November 07, 2005


I've been accepted by the Graduate Studies Department...

and my application has been referred to Library Science.

I'm excited and sick at the same time.

Monday Already?!?!?!

Vegas! U2! Kobe steaks and lobster! Creepy guys at Caesars!

And a new photo project that is going to be SO GREAT.

I so cannot wait to get it done. But I think it has to wait until next week when everyone is gone to the carnie convention.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

I Laughed Til I Peed

This story is really freakin' funny.

I had to stifle the laughter.

Woo hoo!

Google Print's first public domain books are available today.

So cool.

Home Decorating

It's hard to find jazz age fabrics.

Mid-century fabrics are everywhere.


Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Boy it's been a hell of a week.

I can't wait to see what kind of surprise I get tomorrow, since the last three days have had their own special surprises that have pretty much sapped my will to live.

I'm betting it's my grad school rejection letter.

Any takers?


That's all.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Phil's not going to China.

Vomit, Anyone?

I hate getting to work and suddenly everything falls apart and you're sure that you're just going to vom all over your desk.

All I have to say is if Phil ISN'T going to China next week I'm going to kill someone.

After I vomit blood from this ulcer forming in my stomach.