Style Award

I got this award from Imogen about three weeks ago. This blog is accepting it on behalf of JT's Tales, which is busy posting a story I don't want to break up. (btw, it's just getting interesting). Now,  the answers:

1) My legs are cold-blooded animals

2) My favorite artists are Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, the Clancy Brothers, and Gilbert & Sullivan

3) I can play main parts of as many as 8-10 film scores, but no full pieces (can't anybody do that?)

4) I always order pasta on my birthday. (does that tell you I really like pasta?)

5) believe it or not, I actually enjoy some of the suedo-pop songs on movies. My favorite song albums are riddled with nostalgic romance... (Have I lost my mind?:D)

6) I consider myself an LOTR semi-geek, sort of

7) I like to spout total nonsense at my family just to hear them ask me 'Are you insane?' I always say 'yes' :D

Since they are the only ones left, I pass this award on to:

The Scarlet Pimpernel at his adventures He drew me into blogging. Though he doesn't post often, his posts are worth tracking for the unique persceptive he puts there, which is often humorous (no offence, of course, TSP:D)

JandJ at jandjproductions. In the months since I started following, they have only once, to my memory, posted anything besides an award acceptance or a movie review (my book challenge) but the reviews are always interesting. If you like action movies and epics, their blog is worth following just to see their header! :D



I spend two hours every Thursday volunteering at our library. It's cool. I'm practically part of the staff... at least, it feels like that... But it does feel just a bit odd sometimes when the staff comes and opens the door and lets me in an hour before opening time when there are, hello! PEOPLE waiting outside an hour ahead of time for the doors to open! (bet you didn't expect that... (btw, those people are waiting specifically to use the computer bank, believe it or not)
So anyway, I go in, and I go straight to the exclusive :D back room, where I take up the box of... computer cleaning supplies. Out of which I then remove one cloth and zero other items. With this one cloth, I then run over every part of the computer. Half an hour later, voila (or whatever) It's done! Having done this, I collect a list of books to be pulled from the shelves. This is the fun part, even though to date (I've been doing this for months) there is never a single reputable (that I know of) book on the list. The standard formula for my pull list is approximately 1) handful of romances from adult books 2) several manga comics/paranormal romances/just plain dumb books from YA 3) maybe three sci-fis if I'm lucky, I haven't got much against sci-fis 4) ocaissonal western or mystery and 5) handful of instructionals for the 10- set spiced with occaisonnal preteen fantasy. That's the demand in our library.
It gets more depressing, though. Our library is in the center of a strip mall. The comparatively miniscule space of (I've heard) 5600 square feet is supposed to serve a population of approximately 35000! Meanwhile, a town a few miles away which is steadily shrinking just got a new $6.3 million building! Outrage, is it not, that meanwhile our town is reduced to buying the rest of the bankrupt strip mall to grow. No chance of that happening, when the place is losing money like it is. medium town, tiny library. The doom of Libraocracy.
Is your town's library tiny? huge? good selection? Do you even a library?
Long live real books!
p.s. The new #2 on my list of favorite books is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Everything else is bumped down one spot. Goodbye Captain Nemo.


It's Not Rocket Science...

But... wait a minute... maybe it is... My comically unpredictable brother Frank has found himself a new fad worth having. And that is, as you can see, rocket science. Recently, he's been working out his idea of the perfect rocket, which, apparently, consists of a capsule ten acres wide (or as small as one person, depending on when you ask) powered by an intricate combination of solar panels, pure silver, and copper wire. No asking where the oxygen tank would go. In reality, though, it seems his ideas aren't so ridiculous after all. Believe it or not, a scientific magazine uncovered shelved plans by NASA to design rockets that are powered by black holes, nuclear bombs, and antimatter. How can that be possible?! Btw, did I mention Frank plans to go into orbit in a rocket made of cardboard? But at least now he got this penchant for launching rockets, we know what to get around Christmastime... I wonder what the neighbors thought when they heard the boom...?


The LOTR fan award

Thanks JandJ for this award. My answers to the three questions are below.
 1) Favorite character and why: Faramir, because he had the sense and the heart to release Frodo and was not tempted by The Ring. (He's quicker on the uptake in the book)

2) What race would you be: I don't play LOTR online. An unscientific quiz I once took said I was a Dwarf.

3) And where would you live?: Assuming I were me, I think I would most prefer the plains of Rohan. If I were a dwarf, of course, I would live in Erebor.

Anybody who likes LOTR gts this award.
More posts are forthcoming.


Congratulations To Him

Today is my brother Dan's 12th birthday. Birthdays here are not all day events, so there isn't much to say. Dan is a staunch believer in the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, arguably the most famous monster legend out there. He's also in the habit of periodically declaring his bedroom an independent country and considers himself the household opposition government. He also speaks German. Tonight, we will be having German buns called Bieroks for dinner, followed by apple pie a la mode instead of cake. We got him some sports equipment as gifts. Hoping there are many more where this came from.