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October 21st, 2008

06:50 pm - The community says NO to Olympics at Britannia!
Here's a link to the online petition:


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September 16th, 2008

11:09 pm - Save Bitch magazine

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April 8th, 2008

10:49 pm - All my holds are in at once
I've already picked up seven and there's another waiting for me. I really have to reconsider this whole working thing. It's getting in the way of my reading.

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December 2nd, 2007

05:12 pm - Because I can't seem to resist these things...

Your Score: Saffron

You scored 75% intoxication, 25% hotness, 75% complexity, and 50% craziness!

You are Saffron!

Those other spices have nothing on you! You're warm, smart, and you make people feel really good (and with no side-effects!). You can be difficult to get to know and require a lot of those who try, but you're so totally worth it. *Sigh*

Link: The Which Spice Are You Test written by jodiesattva on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Current Music: Queertastica's dulcet tones

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September 13th, 2007

02:33 pm - A random assortment - not a faves list
Here is how it works: copy this list; leave in the bands you've seen perform live; delete the ones you haven't, and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list.

1. Antony and the Johnsons
2. Nathan
3. Violent Femmes****
4. They Might Be Giants
5. Ryan Adams
6. Rufus Wainwright
7. The Sadies
8. tears for fears*
9. Sonic Youth**
10. Neko Case
11. Los De Abajo
12. Jolie Holland
13. Mecca Normal
14. frank black*
15. The Dolly Ranchers
16. michael franti and spearhead*
17. Angelique Kidjo
18. the be good tanyas*
19. The Beautiful South
20. David Bowie
21. Marianne Faithfull
22. Magnolia Electric Co.
23. M Ward
24. L7
25. Corey Hart
Current Music: Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On

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July 1st, 2007

11:53 am - Walk for Life - September 23, 2007
We're doing the Walk for Life again!

We'd love you to join us, if you're able:


(Our team name is En Souvenir.)

Or to donate, if you can:


The only sad thing will be to see all the changes wrought to the park by the weather last winter.


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June 12th, 2007

09:17 pm - Read books and win prizes!
Yes, it's geeky, but so am I:

Adult Summer Reading Club

Last year I joined at the Britannia Branch and won several books, some Dutch Girl chocolates, a gift certificate from the Flowerbox, lunch on the Drive and (of course) a VPL bag. This year, I've joined at Central, so probably won't win much of anything.

And you get one free book to keep when you sign up - when I did, the choices included Generation X, The Da Vinci Code and Rose of No Man's Land (there was a little novel-ish something for everyone, really, as far as the concept of everyone is generally stretched in the get-a-free-book-for-joining category).
Current Music: Jazz downstairs

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May 6th, 2007

12:26 pm - LibraryThing's Unsuggester
There are lots of recommendation functions out there, but this one's a little different - plug in a book title and based on LibraryThing's user library information, it will come up with another title they don't think you'll like. I think this doesn't take into account the diversity of real-world libraries, of course, but it comes up with some funny juxtapositions.

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May 5th, 2007

08:52 am - If you build it, they will come...well, Rolex watches, anyway
Whenever I go into a bookstore lately, there are people asking for The Secret. What secret, I asked? Apparently, the secret of life. Hmmm...if it really is the secret of life, why are so many people buying the book? 'Cause it seems to me that a secret of that magnitude might not be palatable enough for the best seller list. As some of the more popular systems of belief would have it, the secret of life is to get the heck out of it, with as little harm done as possible. Now, it seems that the secret of life isn't about improving your character, but your credit score. I guess you could do both, if you really, really wanted to.

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Maybe if I want it badly enough, consumer culture will go away. If it doesn't, it's just my own damned fault.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Secret Heart - Feist

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April 21st, 2007

12:55 pm - Eggcorns

I'm sure you're all waiting with baited breath for Michael Quinion to way in on the subject on World Wide WordsCollapse ) next week.
Current Music: Laura Veirs - Saltbreakers

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