Thursday, October 25, 2007

bringing the "Hooker" to LibraryHooker"

OK, so I haven't lived up to the "Hooker" part of my "Library Hooker" title yet. So today, I'm posting pics of a bunch of things I've made. Here's a few of my favorites!

First there's my Rastafarian Anteater, complete with tam! (2 pics so you can see his little hat!)He was the first stuffie I ever tried to make and with no pattern at all. I wasn't even sure what he was until after I gave him hair. :D Then of course,

I just knew. lol.

Next you have a granny square scarf I gave my friend last Christmas. She loved it! Wonder how much she'll love the matching hat I'm making her for Christmas this year? He..He.. the gift that keeps on giving!

Let's see, you have the wonderful "Kirsten" doll I made my friend when she went to Africa last January. She wanted me to go and I couldn't, so sent another me with her! Notice the finely crafted Yarn Afro... We're just too much cuteness together!

This is Petey. My "not so pirate crochet hook holder" he originally had 2 googly eyes, but one fell off so, being the crafster that I am, I made him an eye patch.

This is a sweater I made and a shawl I
made for someone specific and have yet
to send to them. I'm such a procrastinator
Here's a badly lighted pic of one of the only 2 afghans I've ever made.

I made a checkerboard! complete with bags and checkers!

And this is a baby blanket and hat I made for my cousin. The pattern is from the StitchNBitch: The Happy hooker book by Debbie Stoller. I so need to buy it! (the book, not the blanket ;-) )
This is quite a bit, I'll post some more if it's slow later.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Today's Goal!

So today, If I have time, I'm gonna try to make some sort of video and post it to youtube. I made my YouTube account yesterday, and puttered around on it for a bit. I obviously did the embed the video in the blog bit, and I think I might start doing an old movie pic of the week. I commented on one of the ACPL videos also. I love the ones where they parody the PC/Mac commercials! but anyway, that's today's goal. If I acheive it I'll post my video to the blog so anyone who wants to can see it.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Old movie pick of the week

i'm posting a second video to make sure I've got this down.

This is the trailor for my favorite movie ever!!! It's called "Wing Chun" and it Stars Michelle Yeoh. Here is the plot synopsis from Yahoo Movies "Wing Chun protects her Aunt Fong's tofu business and her poverty stricken town from every conceivable challenger, including bandits and local thugs. She cultivates a tough exterior that no man dares to dominate. But the unexpected reappearance of her childhood love plunges Wing Chun into romantic confusion. And while she grapples with her emotions, she must fend off the unwanted advances of an admiring villain."

It's a wonderful movie and I think everyone who likes movies should watch it at least once.

Huey vs Riley

OK, this is the video I'm choosing to post. It's from the TV show "The Boondocks". It's been one of my favorites ever since it was just a controversial comic strip. This particular clip combines some of my favorite things. Huey and Riley Freeman (who happen to be brothers) and a good ol'Karate Butt-Whoopin!!! YEAH!!! The first time I saw this I think I watched it about twelve times and laughed the entire time. I like it! Wish I could have given one of these to my little brother when I was akid :)

Monday, October 15, 2007


"iGoogle"...Apparently "idon'tGoogle", At least not today. I decided that today would be the day that I would tackle all that is iGoogle. Well, I have to say, I don't know if it was just too much info going on all at once, or if its the fact that I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep (yes, It's only 1:54 pm and I've already been up for more than 10 hours), but I just can't wrap my mind around it today. I guess I'll just have to try again when I've had more sleep.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

My current favorite commercial!

Ok, every time I see this I smile and laugh. I dare you not to do the same!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Smallville and Fallen

Ok, While I was typing my last post, I noticed an uncanny resemblance between the cover of the first book in the fallen series and Clark Kent from smallville. Check out the two pics and tell me you don't see it too!

Now tell me you don't see it too!

The Fallen

So, a month or so ago I was sitting at my grandparents house watching tv.

We happened to start watching this 3-part made for tv movie on

ABC Family called "Fallen" I was checking to see if it was going to be released on DVD (for my grandmother, though it was good enough that I'd buy it for me.)

Anyway, I found out that it was based on a series of books by Tom Sneikoski entitled of course "The Fallen"

There are 4 books in the series and I'm currently reading #4.

I would suggest that everybody read these. They're really good. And if you ever find yourself with the opportunity to watch the movie, I'd definitely suggest it.




Ok, so I decided to try this RSS reader deal. I have to say I love it! Being able to check all the different sites I keep track of is the sweetest deal ever!!! Now I just have to load all the library 2.0 blogs into it. So much little time. Awww. Who am I kidding! I love it!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Strangest Kid Song Ever

OK, so I'm doing storytime tomorrow. And I'm going with the Oh so easy theme of the letter "M". I'm reading books like If you give a Moose a Muffin, Madeline and my all time favorite The Monster at the end of this book.
Well, I was told I should do a song. While looking up "M" songs on the internet, I come across this song called Mary Ann McCartney which is sung to the tune of the Battle hymn of the Republic. Not so bad right? Well then I read the lyrics. First I start laughing, then I show it to Ladonna and she starts laughing. I mean, The song says that little Mary Ann goes looking for clams but doesn't find any. It talks about her search for these clams and her continued lack of success, which,maybe, just might be cause by the chorus of the song which repeats the phrase "All she got was Influenza" . Now, color me wrong here, but who in their right mind would sing something like that to their own child, better yet someone else's kid?

So far we've been laughing about this song since about 3pm. We'll just be sitting here and one of us will break into the chorus and crack the other one up.

If anyone want to read the lyrics to the actual song it's located here on the KIDiddles website and do be sure to click on the button to play the music while you read the lyrics so you can get the full effect! I couldn't repost the lyrics because of copyright infringement. But do take a look and a listen. God I love my job!

Google Mail

I've been thinking about starting a Google mail address. But every time I decide that I'm gonna do it. I realize that I already have Yahoo email, Hotmail email, work email, 2 MySpaces a Flickr account an Orkut and a craftster account that all come with user ids and passwords that I have to remember. Throw in My security code at work, my user id and pin for FWCS and don't forget that all important check card from the bank. then throw in all the telephone numbers I have to remember and do I really need another set of ids and passwords to remember? I really don't think so, but I know that I'll eventually give in and join the Gmail revolution.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


So I tried to leave my apartment yesterday morning. The operative word there being "tried". How about I get into the car, because I'm running late, put the car into reverse and hear a scraping sound, so before I get a foot, I've stopped, put it in park and turned off the car. I'm thinking, "what the hell?". SO I get out of the car, and what do I see? This is what I see.
The bolts from my wheel, half covered in leaves, and the my car missing an ENTIRE wheel. No tire, no rim just my car, leaned and sitting on the ground. I mean, where do I live? New York? LA? Chicago? Do I even Live in Gary? NO. I live in Fort Wayne. So I repeat myself "What the Hell?" So now on my meager paycheck, I have to replace the entire thing, renew license plates, pay the car payment and did I mention that just this past weekend I had to replace the catalytic converter? Oh yeah. That's right. Does the cosmos think I'm made of money? Do I have to get a 3rd job?
Someday, this will probably be a funny story that I tell people about. But right now, I'm just pissed and I plan to stay that way for a while at least.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Windows Live Messenger

I opened Messenger up today, and of course none of the people I normally talk to are online. They never are when I am. What's the point in Messenger if the people you're gonna talk to are never on? I just don't know. Anyway the id for Lynn at ACPL pops up and I say "Hi Lynn" but it's not Lynn! It's Sara! Whom I like anyway, so...Not a disappointment at all! And then my friend in Brazil logged on and I got to say hello! YAYYYY!!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Learning 2.0

Well, I signed up for the Library 2.0 program at work, and part of it is keeping track of my progress on my blog. There is a list of 21 things that we're supposed to work through. Some of it I've already done though, so to start out, I'm gonna show the list and highlight the things that I've already done!

7 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners I have read the 21 habits!
Setup Your Own Blog obviously I've done this if you're reading about my progress :)
Post A Comment on ACPL Blogs
Setup an RSS Reader
The World of Google
Flickr I've had a Flickr site for about a year and a half.
All Consuming
Instant Messaging I've been Im'ing with Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger and all it's many versions since 1996
Using an MP3 Player I have 2 of them. If you know of a way to live without them, let me know because I can't. It's one of the 2 things I always have with me. MP3 player and cell phone...the two things I can't live without!
Make a Training Tutorial Bookmarking
MySpace I have one already. I've had it for like 3 yrs. I have a new one, just for this. As soon as I finish editing it and it's view-ready, I'll add the link .
Web 2.0 Award Winners
YouTube I watch videos on it all the time and I've wanted to use it for videos, now I can!!!
Share Experience on Your Own Blog I think that what I'm doing right? As you can see I've still got plenty of things to learn about!!!