Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Brother John Should Look Away...

But for the rest of you... check out this craziness:

Weird, right? The description is:
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone crunching zombie action.

This is what happens when you're in the public domain, I guess...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Anti School Vacations (and maybe Pro-Consumerism when it costs very little)

I hate school vacations. I'm sure most public librarians also hate school vacations. The parents are so sick of the kids by the middle of the week that they dump them here at the library, where they can be entertained for a short time...but not a long time. And then we bridge out into Crazytown, which is my least favorite place to be.
All my friends are off this week, which is nice, because I have Wednesdays off, and plan adventures. Katie and I went to Huntington, in search of *MAGICAL* thrift stores to find the greatest. thing. there. ever. was.
And here's what we found:
An owl, which I will spray paint the crap out of.
This teacup, which was 99 cents (1.08 with tax!).
And the super greatest thing of all time!!!
Walking Ware Egg Cup!!!! Yay! Yay! Yay!
This was the second February adventure. The first one was a trek to Port Jefferson, where I took only a couple of good pictures:
A public phone! Who'd have ever thought we'd see that again, eh?
This Sunday, we go to an Antiques show in Cold Spring Harbor--mysterious things abound!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Meeting and Painting, Painting and Meeting!

My pops got a super nice presentation at the Village Board meeting ( a surprise!) for starting the Village Foundation and leading it in very important projects for the past two years, including a 9-11 memorial in the town park.
The mayor and the Town guy and others had some very nice things to say. Gail and I were there. Dad was really surprised. I think he still didn't understand, even when we were standing up there next to him! He had been really sick since Martin Luther King weekend, so he's just really starting to feel back to normal.
He did make a little speech off the top of his head.
Congrats to Melanie and Joe and their new house! We painted Aiden's room yesterday. I love to paint at other people's houses. My least favorite thing about painting is setting up and cleaning up. I love to paint in an empty house. No furniture, just easy breezy painting. And I got to wear my overalls and my butch skull and crossbones bandana:
So fun to get to hang out with Mel, get some indoor exercise and help them out. I went to bed at 10:00, an unheard-of feat for me. Painting is hard work for sure!