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Oh, Beloved!

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Just found out that The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffeneger is going to be released as a movie on August 14th, 2009. This version will star Rachel McAdams and Troy alum Eric Bana. Im so excited I can’t even sit still!

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I’m an addict

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Courtesy of ploked.com

Let’s take a look and answer a few tell-tale signs that indicate you are more than likely addicted to social media.

1.You update your facebook whenever you leave the computer, whether you are gone for a minute to get some coffee, or leaving the office for the day.2.You spend more time conversing with your online friends than you do with your own family.
3.The pictures you take are not for “memories” but rather updating your social networking profiles.
4.When you hear a joke in person, you say “lol” instead of actually laughing out loud.
5.Your social media friend accounts significantly out number your real life friends.
6.You can type faster than you can talk.
7.Social networks are your main point of contact with your friends.
8.You hear direct message “pings” in your head when you are away from the computer.
9.You bought a new cell phone specifically to be more efficient in operating your daily social networking activities when away from your computer.
10.You constantly putting a “@” symbol in front of someone’s name, whether in an email, on a forum, or even writing by hand.
11.You go through withdrawals when you can’t access your favorite social media site as a result of a server down, blocked at work, or no wi-fi connection available.
12.When you meet someone new, you give them a link to your twitter account instead of your phone number/email address.
13.When asked how much time you spend on social media sites each day, you take the actual time spent and divide it by 3…so if you spend 6 hours on it, you tell others it was only 2.
14.You skip a meal in order to spend more uninterrupted time on your favorite social network.
15.For news information you use sites such as digg.com, reddit.com, or twitter search opposed to CNN, foxnews, or the WSJ.
16.You “tweet” while driving.
17.It feels good to be part of something “viral” and to help spread it.
18.You have attended a “tweetup”.
19.While attending the above mentioned “tweetup” you “tweeted” the event to others.
20.If you meet someone in person, you commonly refer to them by their online handle instead of their real name.
21.You don’t view the “fail whale” as a sign to step away from the computer, but instead an opportunity to jump over to another social media site for the time being.
22.You are reading this blog post and nodding your head in agreement.
23.After nodding your head, you decide you are indeed addicted to social media and tweet this post!

Censorship in public schools

In Influencing the children on June 20, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Whatever happened to the idea that books are meant to enhance the learning experience of students, rather than censor the process of free thought? I mean, Im getting so furious lately with all the stories coming out in the news regarding bans on certain books/authors being used in public schools. Have we magically transported back to the fifties and sixties where every girl was assumed to be a virgin and sex was something that only animals had?

The Nashua Telegraph recently published an article about a school that has banned an English curriculum that has “content that touched on cannibalism, cocaine use, abortion and homosexuality.” I mean, really? With all the crap on television nowadays, and all the FREE stuff that can be accessed on Youtube and Myspace, parents are in an uproar over this? I can see the PC Police are hard at work here, trying to make our world more paranoid…one delusional parent at a time.

Nashua Telegraph

When keeping it real goes wrong…

In Random stream of thought, Total craziness! on June 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I feel like such a hypocrite for posting this one, but it so had to be done! Just because you can tweet/myspace/facebook/social network, doesnt mean you should…dummies!

(Click the cat for the link)

Addiction

In Random stream of thought on June 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Woke up this morning and realized that I haven’t really done anything interesting lately. I mean, I spend 80% of my time talking on the phone or emailing, but I haven’t really taken the initiative to do anything very exciting. SO, in honor, of my newfound realization, Im going to make a better effort to work on my TODO list. Effective immediately.

Anyone up for a trip to go paintballing?

Dang, really need to start reading SOMETHING….

Sigh

Dreamfever (a message for Karen Marie Moning)

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2009 at 12:05 am

Dear Ms. Moning,

WTF?? August 18th?? I can’t wait that long for the book! Its already been a year since Faefever and Im getting paranoid that Im spending way too much time fantasizing about what going to be in Dreamfever. AND, to top it all off, no advance reader’s copies???

Im so going to pull a Tron off of Dave Chappelle in a desperate attempt to procure a hit (that would be Dreamfever). Are you happy about what youve done to me??

Sincerely,
One semi-irritated-pissed off-slightly antagonistic-hopeful Reader
(AKA Michelle)

icky icky pooh

Web 2.0 has made history!

In Uncategorized on June 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Okay, so it seems like that geeky term that, no one has been able to get rid of, has officially became the millionth english word. (Excuse me while I insert a bit of sarcasm and snarkiness over this one!) Web 2.0 is like the “bling” of the tech generation.

PLEASE TELL ME WHY???!!! Is this armageddon?

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Hmmm…slightly less insulting.

In PC Police, Total craziness! on June 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Updated sign for pride month.

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

Am I missing something?

In Influencing the children, PC Police, Total craziness! on June 12, 2009 at 12:25 am

Hmm. Okay, so I thought it only fair that I post something on what happened at work a couple of days ago.

To make a long story short, *B* discovered this photo on top of one of the displays.

Heinous!

Heinous!

WhenI saw it, I was so disheartened. I mean, really? Is there something wrong with just leaving stuff alone? Do you really have to come all the way to the library and write crap that not only makes no sense, but is absolutely ridiculous to boot.

But, it gets better. It was decided that we should change the display (and its location!) OMG! When did our public libraries become so P.C.?

Hello world!

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Okay peeps. I have officially gone WEB 2.0!! WOOT WOOT!

I’m using this blog as a personal one, aside from the Modern Readers Advisory. What am I using it for? I have no idea!

Stay tuned for more after the jump,

XOXO