Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Haunted Libraries

In honor of Halloween, I've decided to do a little digging and see if I could find some Haunted Libraries. Turns out there are TONS of them!!!
The Ghost Hunters Blog has a quite the listing of Haunted Library Locations in the US and Canada. Check out this post (Alabama - Missouri) and this post (Nebraska - Wyoming and Canada) to find Library ghosts in your area! This blog is also cool if you are in the Ghost Hunting Business - lots of good tricks and tips, such as How to Test a House (or Location) for Paranormal Activity and What to Bring on a Ghost Hunt.

You can read about the Willard Library Ghost, from the Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana. Also, check out their Ghost Cams to see if you can spot her!

Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana

And here are 20 Spooky Stories courtesy of defective yeti.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Spooky Tuesday

Since Halloween is tomorrow, it only seems fitting to find some Halloween books for story time today! There were so many to choose from!!! The first three are the ones that I decided to read for story time, the last four are the runners up.

Also, we are making a CD Pumpkin Craft from DLTK's Printable Crafts for Kids. Fun, huh?

I am very sad to say that there will be no FMRNS Night tonight. My friend A has a work commitment that he just can't get out of. BUMMER!! It is actually okay (this time!) because I desperately need to write my Academic Librarian Interview paper, which is due on Thursday. So, FMRNS Night will be postponed until Thursday. Stay tuned for the fabulous movie choice of the week!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Currently Reading

Well, I finished My Horizontal Life: A collection of one night stands by Chelsea Handler. It was awesome!! I LOLed at quite a few points and loved reading about A good light quick read, and totally worth it!!!

Up next, Austenland by Shannon Hale. Here is a review from Publishers Weekly:

From Publishers Weekly
In 32-year-old singleton Jane Hayes's mind, no man in the world can measure up to Fitzwilliam Darcy—specifically the Fitzwilliam played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane is forced to confront her Austen obsession when her wealthy great-aunt Carolyn dies and leaves her an all-expenses-paid vacation to Pembrook Park, a British resort where guests live like the characters in Jane's beloved Austen novels. Jane sees the trip as an opportunity for one last indulgence of her obsession before she puts it "all behind her—Austen, men, fantasies, period," but the lines between reality and fiction become pleasantly blurred as Jane acclimates to the world of Spencer jackets and stringent etiquette rules, and finds herself torn between the Darcyesque Mr. Nobley and a forbidden tryst with Pembrook Park's gardener. Though the narrative is endlessly charming, Jane is convincing neither as a sarcastic single girl nor as a romantic idealist, and the supporting cast is underdeveloped. Nods to Austen are abundant in contemporary women's fiction, and an intriguing setup and abundant wit are not enough to make this one stand out. (June)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

I've never read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, but that's not a requirement for this book. So far, Austenland is a pretty good chick lit read.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Special edition of Fabulous Movies

Last night, my friend A and I had a special edition of FMRNS Night. We found out that the Rocky Horror Picture Show was playing at a historical theater downtown, and we KNEW we had to go!

Rocky Horror was a movie that wasn't on the list because apparently you have to be in exactly the right setting to watch it. It isn't so much the movie itself that's Fabulous, it's the atmosphere and the people you see it with. We never knew if we would get a chance to see this movie in this very specific setting, but when the opportunity arose to see a midnight showing, we jumped at the chance.

I wore a pretty pink wig (ok, so it was a cheap $10 wig that I bought on the internet for a friends bachelorette party), some HOTT pink eyelashes, and black lipstick. S.E.X.Y. let me tell ya. Pardon the bad camera phone picture...

There's even an Official Rocky Horror Picture Show Website. Definitely check it out!!

This was an amazing experience - everyone should find a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show (now running strong for 32 years!!) at a big theater, dress up and enjoy this movie!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The results are in...

So, I know I just posted that my results for Capstone would be in tomorrow. But...

I checked my UNT email only to find an email that said "Preview: Your letter is in the mail" And it's from the Capstone Committee...

And without further adieu...

Congratulations! Your hard work and dedication have come to fruition. You have passed the Capstone Experience examinations. If you have met all of your other academic requirements, you will graduate in December 2007.


::::::does a happy dance all around the library::::::

Currently Reading - Audience Participation!

I just finished I Hate Other People's Kids by Adrianne Frost. It was a good quick fun read - I had some LOL moments. Ahh, the truth about other people's kids!!!

Here's the book description from

From the dawn of time, other people's kids have found ways to spoil things for the rest of us. Movie theaters, parks, restaurants -- every venue that should be a place of refuge and relaxation has instead become a freewheeling playground complete with shrieks, wails, and ill-timed excretions.

Now, I Hate Other People's Kids delivers a complete handbook for navigating a world filled with tiny terrors -- and their parents. It boldly explores how children's less- endearing traits have disrupted life throughout history ("And they say Jesus loved the little children, all the children of the world, but he never had to dine with one. He chose the lepers") and classifies important subspecies of tyke, from "Little Monsters" (Dennis the Menace, Bamm-Bamm Rubble) to the "So Good It Hurts" variety (Dakota Fanning, Ricky Schroeder in The Champ). Dotted with illuminating sidebars such as "Parents Think It's Cute, but It Isn't" and featuring tips on ingeniously turning the tables without seeming childish yourself, I Hate Other People's Kids is clever, unforgiving, and sidesplittingly funny.

Now I am reading a book called My Horizontal Life: A collection of one night stands by Chelsea Handler. I'm not too far into it, but so far it's great!! And yes, it's about SEX.

Here's a review from Publishers Weekly:

Opening with a cute story from when she was seven and photographed her parents having sex, stand-up comedian Handler goes on to discuss the virtues of the one-night stand, which amount to having sex early enough so you're not months into a relationship before you discover he's into "anal beads and duct tape." She discusses her quest for sex with a "black man," which doesn't work out because the date she finds on has a penis so large, she "would have had to be the size of the Lincoln Tunnel to accommodate that thing." After him, there's a "little midget," but she sobers up before sleeping with him. Next come a number of would-be partners with penises too small to consider. Finally, there's a guy Handler does sleep with, only an embarrassing incident involving a "giant skid mark" prevents her from seeing him again. By the end, Handler considers settling down with one man, which might actually net her more sex than these mostly unconsummated one-night stands. Anyone who laughs at the mere mention of vaginas and penises may find Handler's book almost as much fun as getting drunk and waking up in some stranger's bed.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Give me a shout - leave me some love, let me know what you are reading right now!!

p.s. Tomorrow is the big day!!!! The day I find out my grade for Capstone!!! Will I pass, will I fail? Will I graduate in December?!?! Stay tuned!!!

Ugh, I am so nervous it's making me nauseous!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A few of my favorites

I have to apologize, I have been feeling a bit uninspired! It's been a pretty good week here at the 'brary, and I don't even have any stupid patron stories for you. How unfortunate!

So, I decided to share with you some of my favorite blogs. I currently subscribe to over 100 feeds in my Google Reader, and thought I would highlight a couple for you!!!

Some fun library blogs - with some great stupid patron stories, including a funny library comic strip:
A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette
Miss Information
Self Check
Tales from the "Liberry"
The Society for Librarians* Who Say "Mother F*cker"

Some other type blogs:
Boobs, Injuries, and Dr. Pepper
Overheard in the Office
True Office Confessions
Post Secret
jennsylvania (This is Jen Lancaster's blog - the author of Bitter is the New Black and Bright Lights, Big Ass. I love her, she is HILARIOUS!!)

Enjoy some of my favorite blogs!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Another Fabulous Tuesday!

Today I decided to read books about cows!! I found a couple of really cute ones!!!

And, of course, it's FMRNS Night!! We are watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame from 1939 with Charles Laughton as Quasimodo.

***In other news - only 3 more days until I get my results of Capstone!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Keeping up with a theme

In honor of Fridays post, I thought I would post this link to Retroland. Welcome to all things retro!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Did you grow up in the 80s?

I know this has nothing to do with books or libraries or stupid patrons, but I just got this from a friend in my email. And while I wasn't BORN in the 80s, I definitely grew up in the 80s! I admit to doing/knowing MOST of these things!!

You know you grew up in the 80s if:

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.

2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

3. You know that 'WOAH' comes from Joey on Blossom

4. If you ever watched 'Fraggle Rock'

5. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

6. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

9. You played the game 'MASH'(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

11. You know the profound meaning of ' WAX ON , WAX OFF'

12. You wanted to be a Goonie.

13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)

14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

16. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pail kids in the schoolyard.

17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.

18. You still get the urge to say 'NOT' after every sentence.

19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

21. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.

22. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying 'I know you are, but what am I?'

23. You remember 'I've fallen and I can't get up'

24. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

25. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

26. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

27. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.

28. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.

29. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

30. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as 'NKOTB'

31. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on 'Saved By The Bell,' The ORIGINAL class.

32. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

33. You just sang those words to yourself.

34. You still sing 'We are the World'

35. You tight rolled your jeans.

36. You owned a banana clip.

37. You remember 'Where's the Beef?'

38. You used to (and probably still do) say 'What you talkin' 'bout Willis?'

39. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!