Monthly Archives: July 2004

She’s a Wonder

So, I finally broke down and bought the complete first season of the Wonder Woman series from the seventies, starring Lynda Carter, on DVD. And yes, the series is kinda cheesy… but still, I think Lynda Carter manages to pull … Continue reading

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Icky critters

I don’t feel like I got a heck of a lot done at work to day (ironic, since I was off the desk the whole day). On the other hand, I *did* help a lot of other people get *their* … Continue reading

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The Wide, Weird World of Science

A couple of interesting tidbits today… in the news, marine researchers have discovered a new genus (containing two new species) of deep-sea worm that live off the bones of dead whales. They’re small, only about 1 to 2 1/2 inches … Continue reading

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Springtails, quine, and picaroons

This has been the day for weird words, I swear. “Springtails” came across my desk– quite literally– at about 1 a.m. this morning. That is, in the quiet of the office, I noticed a little, almost raindrop-like noise, as if … Continue reading

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Two more new things

Just a quick entry, before I dive back into playing with one of my New Things… in the process of responding to my last post, I went and learned a little bit about the Baha’i faith, which I’d heard of … Continue reading

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Gods and bums

A couple of things I picked up in the course of work today…. One, I never knew that Jack Kerouac was a Buddhist (or at least embraced Buddhist enlightenment on a philosophical level). But– true! I ran across a copy … Continue reading

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Oh my stars and garters!

…and other antiquated phrases. :D) It occurred to me to look up a couple of somewhat antiquated terms this evening (actually, one was a request), and so I felt I might as well share. So: the vapours (as in, an … Continue reading

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Quiet Day

Well. It’s been a quiet day, and most of it has involved seeing my sister off (she stayed over the night), making potato salad, and watching Big Fish (which I enjoyed very much, tho’ I agree with critiques that said … Continue reading

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HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, OMA!!!

^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ It’s not often that one gets the chance to wish someone a happy 100th. We had a wonderful party for her– just family and a few close friends– and even though she’s not fond of … Continue reading

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Enough of this “interesting” nonsense!

Okay, it’s time to bore the non-librarians. Just because something’s new (to me, at least) doesn’t make it all that fascinating. I’ve been trying to pick out the more interesting things, but this time, alas, I inflict the workaday upon … Continue reading

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