Friday, July 31, 2009

Make Way for Ducklings

It's stories like this that give you back your faith in humanity. It is heartwarming to see such a small act of kindness effect the hearts of so many. You can see that this crowd of strangers was touched and unified by something sweet and tender that they will never forget.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prRmQ-OldyE

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Most Unusual Car Chase

I saw this clip on the news and was laughing about it all morning. It must have been a real shock to the highway patrolmen to discover who it was they were chasing all over town. Since I'm sure you could all use a good laugh as well, I'm putting a link to a video of the story here.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32216294#32216294

Here is a more in depth coverage of the story.

http://www.examiner.com/x-2812-Road--Driver-Examiner~y2009m7d30-Video-7yearold-steals-car-to-skip-church


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whoa!

I finally found the one hobby I haven't tried yet--making driftwood horses. You have to see this for yourself. Click on the link below to see these works of art. What amazes me is that this artist actually looked at a huge pile of driftwood and saw something more than a pile of garbage. They are life sized! How does she manage to get pieces of wood that fit the shape?! She must have way more time on her hands than I do.

http://www.rense.com/general70/drift.htm

Monday, July 27, 2009

Laugh for the Day

My nephews came to spend the weekend and I heard them playing down in the toy room, so I went down into the basement and found them playing with an army of plastic knights down there. I could hear there was some sort of pretend battle going on. Only the boys were playing with the lights off so it was almost completely pitch black. As I came down the stairs the boys looked up from their toys at me like I'd caught them doing something they shouldn't.

"Why are you playing in the dark?" I asked.

"The knights are fighting in a spooky dungeon," they said in hushed tones.

Of course they were. Silly of me not to recognize it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More Summer Projects







I finally finished my latest summer project--an elf princess to go with my elf prince doll. Don't they make a handsome couple? Once again my amazing coworker and her talented daughter helped me design the dress. (Donna and Diane, you ROCK!) I didn't like the name the doll came with so she is currently nameless. If you have any suggestions for a name for her I'd love to hear them. As a life long doll collector, I have dolls with just about ever color hair imaginable. I thought I'd go wild this time and get pink (one of the only colors I didn't have). It came out quite nicely even if I do say so myself.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just For Fun

You have to see this to believe it!

(Warning: Clicking on the link below will take you to an outside website whose content I have no control over.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lAGc0A2eJY

Wish I could get dressed that fast in the morning.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

That was NOT in the Job Discription

Things that were not listed in the job description when I applied for my job as a librarian.

--Cleaning up Vomit/other bodily fluids

--Finding Lost Parents/Lost Children

--Crawling around on the floor in the back room, clawing my way through mountains of books looking for that one Magic Tree House book a child hasn't read yet.

--Being Sneezed/coughed on by sick children at least half a dozen times a day.

--Smiling and trying to act really interested in a blow by blow account of the fifteenth Pokemon book in a series as told by some really sweet and excited child who has discovered the joy of reading.

--Stopping pillow fights in the reading corner.

--Stopping water fights at the drinking fountain.

--Trying to convince that twelve year old boy who really hates books, that he really does want to try this one because it is SOOOOO different than all the others he's read before. Really!

--Paper cuts. Paper cuts. And even more paper cuts.

--Teaching adults how to find something in alphabetical order without making them feel stupid.

--Evacuating the entire building every time a child pulls the fire alarm.

--Explaining to small children that we really do not have that book in right now--so please don't cry, you'll make me sad. : (

--Explaining to children going to story time that we have to put their real name on the name tag along with the name "Superman" so we can tell them apart from all the other Supermans in that particular class.

--Ooohing and Ahhhing over all the darling princesses who turn up in their crowns and dresses to show them off at the library(which is almost as good as a ballroom, apparently). Have you ever noticed how those fake plastic high heels never fit right?

And that's just the beginning of it. : )

Friday, July 3, 2009

I Don't Feel So Good

I had to stay home sick from work today. If you know anything about me, you know I have to be pretty sick to not go into work. So I have nothing to do now but lie around in bed coughing up a lung, and entertaining myself via the internet on my laptop. Here's a couple things I found. (Warning: clicking on the links below will take you to an outside website whose content I have absolutely no control over.)

Rebel Turkey

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=4055317

Sea Lion Hijacks Boat

http://beach.freedomblogging.com/2009/07/01/random-sea-lion-hijacks-boat/13479/

Deer Gets Revenge on Hunter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeA5ow7cS1c

I'd say the human race better look out, animal kind is about to take over.

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