Obiter Dictum

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention --- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Thursday, June 30


Well, there were fireworks at Comerica this afternoon, but they weren't for the Tigers. When I left it was 1-0 Detroit, after the start was delayed 2 hours by raindrops. I had a retirement soiree to attend, so I missed the rest of the game. But, Sox win 6-1. The machine keeps rolling along. Next up is Oakland (more late starts, less sleep....) and we've struggled a little bit out West this season.

No particularly fetching pics from this game, so I figure one of #33 is always a good choice.

I fell asleep



for an inning or two during the Sox-Tigers game. It was all tied up when my sister called, waking me up. She wanted to talk about Crash as she'd just gotten back from seeing it. (that was in the bottom of the 9th.) Game went 13 innings, so I didn't have to hurry her off the phone!


I'll take any opportunity to post a picture of Ivan Rodriguez (hot!) but I especially like it when he's being tagged out at the plate!









This picture reminds me of the Tortoise and the Hare. And the dude running? His name is Nook. Nook Logan. If that isn't a romance book/Soap Opera name, I don't know WHAT is.



Sox Win 4-3 in 13. Whew.

Wednesday, June 29

When to add to the blogroll

When I have to keep going back to the comments to click on your homepage link. Or, worse yet, when I have to go to someone else's blog, check their comments, to get your blog link, then its time to add you to my blogroll.

The flag *called me today and asked me to post this section from the US Code. He's very glad he's getting all this attention lately, but he would like to draw attention to all the other things that he shouldn't have to endure. (And yes, he's a HE. We talked about this at great length.)

Anyway, he would like to point out a few notable points (although he wants you to read the entire section here.)

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

* Okay, so the flag didn't REALLY call me and this is courtesy of BBS and her legal reference quizzes. Its much more fun my way, don't you think?

Even though



This isn't the most traditional way to bat, Iguchi managed to get a single out of it. Sox win 2-1 over the Tigers. (Sorry, Unnamed Source)

Tuesday, June 28

Book Blurb of the Day

Its not even 8:30 yet!

"While Nikolae Carpathia continues his rise to power, tension mounts as White House chief of staff Brad Benton tries to discover who is behind two failed attempts on his life; when Brad's boss chairs a committee in Carpathia's organization, Brad finds himself working for the Antichrist!"

Nikolae Carpathia?! As you might have guessed, this is another spin off from the Left Behind series. It just never ends!

Trying things out/Yesterday's CD


So, blogger has this new thing where you can add an images without using Hello! Now, I happen to think this is awesome for posting pics from computers you don't want to download unnecessary software too. (like, for example, at work....) And, it seems to work pretty well.

Anyway, yesterday's CD was a play Cubs fan gave me on Sunday. I swear, sometimes he's like a drug pusher! The first one is always free....... Its a play done by the L.A. Theatre works and its amazing. And now I probably will buy it for the library (the first one is always free....) I didn't know how I would like listening to a play, but its really well done. Names (and voices) you know. There were a few times when I wished I was watching instead of listening. And, if I have a chance to go see this play in person I will probably try to make that happen. It really was very good. I still enjoyed the experience.

Movin' In

We're still in the move in phase of this whole transition thing. So, my cube that was all spacious and open yesterday looked completely different when I rounded this corner this morning. Huge bookshelves take up a lot of space. I would describe them as taller than me, but I know the majority of you would snicker. (yeah, yeah)

Anyway, I nearly walked past my own desk! Hate when that happens, huh?

Now I just need to find the perfect spot for my "White Sox Clubhouse" sign.....

Monday, June 27

Yesterday's CD

On the way up to Chicago yesterday, I was exposed to many different kinds of music. Most of it was on a mixed cd, however, so I can't detail it here. But, I did get to hear Polka Boy for the first time. I expected to hate it, and things turned out exactly opposite! I'm definitely going to have to go see them when they come around again. (which is all the time, right?)




ALA was all right. If you're into authors, and books, I would suggest Book Expo over ALA. If you're into libraries....well, that's a different story. I did swing by all the vendors that I needed to see. I saw some people that I very much wanted to see, and I saw some others that I hadn't expected to see. I went out to lunch at Miller's Pub, swung by the Art Institute so my traveling companions could buy tickets for a visit in July. It was a good time.

Caption Me

Yeah, Cubs won the series over the weekend. I'm almost glad I didn't see the game yesterday because I'm sure I would have cried. (There's no crying in baseball!) The ray of sunshine in the series is this picture.


Sunday, June 26

Law, not Library

Instead of the library being the subject of a Ruth Holladay article, its Prof. Bradford and the law school. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 25

Bump in the Road

You can seee in this shot that Saturday's game did not have its usual happy ending. It started off wrong (grand slam in the 1st inning) and the ship never righted itself. 6-2 Cubs. But one of the great things about baseball is there is always a game tomorrow! Mark Prior is back from the DL and he'll be going against wonderkid Jon Garland. Two great pitchers, but I'm hoping our bats are wide awake and we take this series. (I have two more bets riding on it!)


Last Day

Well, its the last day here at ole Interim Central library. (I hate that Interim crap, btw.) Anyway, I've had a few usuals, but its been a relatively tame day. Pretty darned uneventful, even. I'm not complaining, mind you. I will pleased as punch when I walk out of here. I will miss all my friends, though. I know I'm not going that far away. I'll see them at meetings, I'll see them at lunch. I'll see them (and hear from them) when I do something wrong, I'm sure. I expect to do a lot wrong for at least the first six months......maybe even longer if I can get away with it! At any rate, it still seems odd to be going to a new place on Monday. A new building. A new desk. New people surrounding me..... It'll just take some getting used to.

I had lunch today with BBS and PPC. (Thanks, PPC! You DEFINITELY make the blog today!) I think if anything will give me separation anxiety, it will be being away from my girls.

And, to top it off, the @#$# Cubs scored 4 in the top of the 1st inning! What kind of bizarro world is this!

Tomorrow, its off to ALA. I've been working in libraries for 13 years and I've never set foot at an ALA convention. But, a co-worker of mine got free passes for the exhibit floor, and we're going to scam free stuff talk with vendors.

Friday, June 24

Pick to Click

I picked A.J. today and darned if he didn't come through for me (and the Sox) with a two run homer in the 5th inning. I mean, its not like I'm picking Frank Thomas all the time! Sometimes, a girl just gets lucky.



And pitching a heck of a game today was one Freddy Garcia.


Sox win 12-2. Nice

why

why isn't there a "nap for charity" that I can do? I mean, I would nap for a good cause! If only someone ever thought to ask.....

Yesterday's CD

Pre rich and crazy, Mariah. Good stuff. And, although I haven't heard all of her lastest CD, I do like what I have heard of it.


Yippee

I'm off today! Some of you might say that I'm off everyday, but what I MEANT was, I'm not working today! Tomorrow, but not today.

So, what's on tap for today? Cleaning. White Sox. Crim law. (not necessarily in that order.)

Wednesday, June 22

Buca

My floor took me out for a "going away" lunch this afternoon. Really, I'm only going a little ways up Meridian. You'd think I was moving to far away places! But, we had a great time, and it was fun, and so I'm not complaining. I love Buca, and we had a marvelous time. Still, I'm sad to be leaving all my friends. (I know, I'm not going that far away!)

My desk still isn't clean. I have tomorrow and Saturday.....

Today's CD

Whenever I'm having one of those "wishy-washy, what do I wanna listen to, radio or CD" days, then I can always rely on Ella. She never lets me down. I'm trying to collect all of the songbooks on vinyl (anyone can just buy them on CD, where is the fun in that?) For the car, though, this is perfect. I highly recommend it.


This is why I get into so much trouble

Sometimes, things really aren't open to interpretation.


You scored as Postmodernist. Postmodernism is the belief in complete open interpretation. You see the universe as a collection of information with varying ways of putting it together. There is no absolute truth for you; even the most hardened facts are open to interpretation. Meaning relies on context and even the language you use to describe things should be subject to analysis.

Postmodernist

75%

Cultural Creative

69%

Idealist

63%

Romanticist

50%

Fundamentalist

44%

Modernist

38%

Existentialist

38%

Materialist

6%

What is Your World View? (updated)
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Tuesday, June 21

do not adujst your screens

Tomorrow morning, when some of you are checking the sports scores online, you're going to see one that makes you say "Damn!"

Yes, the Yankees really did win 20-11 over the Devil Rays.

They had some kind of crazy 13 run 8th inning.



Personally, I think black magic is involved.

Today's CD

After the jazz, I needed something I could sing along to in the car this morning. This is a classic cd. And, as I listened to it again, I was amazed at how many of the songs got radio air play. There are only 8 songs on there, but 5 of them hit the charts at one time or another. That's not a bad average for a debut CD.

Sunday & Monday CD

On Chuck's suggestion, I checked out the Miles Davis & John Coltrane: the complete Columbia recordings. Wow. Thanks, Chuck.

There really isn't anything else I can say about this. If you like jazz, think you might like jazz, want to try jazz, never heard jazz, don't like jazz....you should check this out.


taming the demon desk

The top of my desk is going to be an all week project. Yesterday, I managed to get a lot of it done, so now it looks like a normal person's desk. It'll take another day to get it empty. I tackled the desk drawers today, though. And, paying homage to baseball statistics, I made a count of what was in the center drawer.

14 blue pens
3 green pens
10 black pens
5 red pens
5 pink highlighters
3 yellow highlighters
1 green highlighter
1 blue highlighter
3 black markers
2 blue markers
1 blue "sharpie"
12 pencils (2 mechanical)
2 pair scissors.
1 box of matches from the Oceanaire Seafood Room

Still reading?

I also had countless rubber bands and paperclips, pennies and paper. Its not all cleaned up. I have no idea how I amassed such a scary amount of writing implements, though.

Today's Horoscope

Was a little intriguing....

Your romantic quest has become more than a search for a companion. You seek someone who follows your philosophy -- and will find them wherever your beliefs are practiced

I assume this means at the ballpark...... (it said where my beliefs are practiced!)

You can call it

The politics of personal destruction, or whatever you like. I prefer to call it (and him) dumbass.




Monday, June 20

dang

my favorite t-shirt has a hole in it. Right now its just a tiny hole, but those things grow. Its a shirt I got from a Navy recruiter about four years ago when I helped him set up his booth at Glendale library. It is a great shirt.

12

I spent 12 hours in the library today. That certainly wasn't the plan for the day, but just how it ended up. The library is an ok place, but that is just getting carried away. On the other hand, my desk is nearly clean now. Nearly.


The Sox are on local tv only tonight, so its the radio for me. Apparently, I should have started listening earlier because they are locked in an 8-8 tie. You'd think 8 would be enough to win a baseball game, wouldn't ya?

Maybe 12 is the number for the day.

Weekend Roundup

Greetings all,

I spent the weekend in the blessed state of Illinois and it was wonderful! Well, okay, I wasn't really in Illinois. I was in Chicago. (people from Illinois will understand that perfectly) but it was as close as I could get.

Saturday: Construction. I sat and sat. And sat. But, I had ESPN 1000 to keep my company as well as real, live Air America Radio (as opposed to webcast AAR) It really did make all that sitting seem less....irksome. Once we were rolling along again, I was once again reminded that I am not the fearless driver that I never thought I was. Oh yes, and FUCK YOU Gov. Blagojevich. He doubled the amount of tolls unless, of course, you buy an I-pass. This has got to fall on the icky side of the Commerce Clause! (not that i'm a con law scholar, mind you.) Sure, it applies to everyone equally, but how likely is it that someone outside of Illinois is going to buy an I-Pass? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Anyway, so I got there and life was beautiful. Then we piled back into the car and headed South to the White Sox game. It was a beautiful experience. We had fantastic seats, even if they were a bit on the high up side, you're looking down right over home plate. Nice. And my dad.....let me just tell you about him. When I get to my sister's house, he's wearing a Sox t-shirt. Great! He's going to behave himself and we'll all get along nicely. (He's a Dodgers fan, you know. AND a Sox fan.) Anyway, so we get there, Dodgers take a 2-0 lead and he TURNS on us. Like a rabid wolf. Is there no loyalty anymore? So, imagine our glee when A.J. Pierzynski hits a 2 run, bottom of the 9th home run to give Sox the win. Priceless.

Sunday: Church. Yay. (no, seriously) I love going to my sister's church. I love me some Greg Dickow. Truly. If I lived over there (in not Illinois) I would probably go too. We thought my dad would flip out with all the "not old school baptist" goings on, but he actually liked it. See, you can teach an old dog....new....well, not really. But he liked it, so that was a point in the win column.

After Church was Outback where everyone was convinced I'd developed a tapeworm. I don't know, I was just HUNGRY, people! After Outback was the drive home, which was much better than the drive up.

Of course, this was just another weekend that I didn't go shopping for a dress for that wedding....

Friday, June 17

What's a girl to do

I have always contended that the sports axis of evil consists of Yankees-Cowboys-Lakers. So, what is a girl to do when the Yankees and the Cubs square off this weekend at Yankee stadium? Ordinarily, I would say go to the "hot factor" in trying to determine which team to root for. But, I tried that, and I didn't like the way it came out......because I don't like either of the teams! You see the problem here?

Thursday, June 16

Book Blurb of the Day

"Love 'em, Leave 'em. Repeat as necessary."

The book, Confessions of a Casanova, has a main character described as a "gay Alfie." More people liked it than didn't like it on Amazon. I just like that tag line.

hello? hello?

Last night when I got home, no phone service. (yes, I paid the bill!) I didn't even realize it until I went to go online and there was no DSL service either. So, I call SBC on the cell but of course they're not there. I fill out the "phone ain't working" request, and they promise to have it fixed by the 17th. But, when I woke up this morning around 5 it was all better. So, whatever it was must have worked itself out.

But, it was still irritating last night when I was trying to play online.

brrrrrr

While I am kicked back, cheering on the Sox on Saturday evening, PPC will be finishing her first full marathon. Good for you! 26 miles of anything (that doesn't involve driving) is an amazing accomplishment. She's doing this fun running/walking in Alaska, which is equally impressive. I'd love to go to Alaska....provided I didn't have to run a marathon when I got there.

Anyway, good luck and good job! I know you'll do great.

Wednesday, June 15

I understand

that I'm sitting in a room full of people, and privacy is really not a realistic goal. I'm not trying for privacy. If I wanted privacy, I would have stayed at home. BUT, I really HATE IT when someone sitting next to me keeps looking over at my screen to see what I'm doing.

Do you mind?

In baseball news.....

that doesn't mention the Sox losing 10-4 last night, there were big happenings in Cali last night between the Angels and the red hot Washington Nationals. MLB.com (of course) has an 8 minute video of the incident where Brendan Donnelly was ejected for having a "foreign substance" in his glove. And then the managers got involved. And then there was a bench clearing "incident." I am heartened to see that no punches were thrown, but words were definitely exchanged. ESPN says the foreign substance was pine tar. (and I mentioned the bit about no punches being thrown BEFORE I read it in the ESPN article, for all those citation police out there.)

The ESPN article sheds some light on things, though, and Donnelly has apparently admitted to the pine tar. I understand that "everybody else does it" argument, but if you get caught, you get caught. End of story. Shut your trap and quit whining.

Tuesday, June 14

Silly

This is one of the funniest books that I have read in a long, long time! Some of it is a little dated, obviously written pre-2004 election, but its still funny. Part of it is that you can hear her saying this stuff. If you've ever heard her do stand up before, this book is just like that.....only you have to read it. I have been reading this book at every spare opportunity. While I was waiting for a friend at Le Peep on Sunday.....before Mr. & Mrs. Smith started on Saturday morning..... I've been carrying it around with me! Great book.



Welcome home, baby

In "hell freezing over" news, Keith Olbermann is returning to ESPN. Its not on Sportscenter (where I loved him) but its ESPN radio, which is almost as good. I sometimes describe him as the Jon Stewart of sportscasting. He's got a wicked sense of humor, wicked intellect, and is entertaining as all get out. Friday afternoons (starting in August) just started looking up.

Question of the day

"Do you have kids?"

"No."

"Wanna have some with me?"

"Um......no."



But, to his credit, he went away after that. 13 more days of public service.....13 more days of public service......

Scary

So, yesterday I had lunch with Brian. I had on a blue shirt. One of my pet patrons (as my co-worker likes to call them) comes up to me this morning and says "Why are you wearing the same shirt you had on yesterday?" Interesting. Of course, I'm not wearing the same shirt I had on yesterday (I promise I'm not!) but its relatively the same color. More aqua today than yesterday, but that isn't the point! The point is why are you caring what color shirt I wear? Its scary because I didn't see him yesterday, but he obviously saw me.

13 more days of public service and pet patrons
THIS

+

THIS

=

Bad news for the White Sox who got clobbered 8-1 last night by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Monday, June 13

Funny thing

In the world of sports there is this NBA Finals thing going on. I have been completely oblivious to it until I flipped by ESPN.com this morning. There it was, front and center, taking up way too much space. It made me do something odd: think about basketball.

Of course I was a Jordan fan. (his hotness aside, of course.) Living in Illinois, it was hard not to be a Bulls fan in the 90s. Even then, though, I really only watched the finals. The rest of the season held no interest for me. Most of my family (maybe even ALL of my family) loves basketball. Even the ones who swear they aren't sports fans will sit down and watch a basketball game. I've just never been that much of an NBA fan. College basketball is something different. At least it used to be something different. Its becoming more and more NBA like every season.

Now, I don't even watch the finals. And I don't even miss it. I have too much sport in my life as it is, truth be told. Its just funny to think about the evolution.

I'm a geek. Don't pretend like you're just finding this out......

Going out with one guy

while your mind is on someone else is a bad thing.

I'm just saying.

Question of the day

Stones fans out there?

My first waking thought this morning....

WAITING ON A FRIEND
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Watching girls go passing by
It ain't the latest thing
I'm just standing in a doorway
I'm just trying to make some sense
Out of these girls go passing by
The tales they tell of men
I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a friend

A smile relieves a heart that grieves
Remember what I said
I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a friend
I'm just waiting on a friend

Don't need a whore
I don't need no booze
Don't need a virgin priest
But I need someone I can cry to
I need someone to protect
Making love and breaking hearts
It is a game for youth
But I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a friend

Sunday, June 12

10th

If you watch White Sox games regularly, the broadcasters (Hawk and DJ) always do what they call "Picks to Click" at the beginning of every game. Basically, they're just naming who they think will hit a home run during the game. I always pick Aaron Rowand. I'm ususally wrong, but I figured I'd pick him until I was right and then I'd move on. I'm a librarian, and methodical. Sue me.

So today, when I'm not around to watch the game, my pick DID click. And, not only did he click, but he hit a 3 run homer in the 10th inning to win the game. Nice work, Aaron.


A day in the life....

One more post before the tornado blows me away....

Over at Inside the White Sox, there is a great post about how the routine that the five starting pitchers go through, what they do between starts, and the differences between them. Even if you're not a baseball fanatic (and I'm assuming that is most, if not all, of you) I think you'll still find it interesting. Or, you know, maybe not.

We're having a tornado

Playing hell with my satellite. But, you tend to forget about that when the damn sirens are going off. Is a tornado an excuse not to read for class?

So wrong but so true

As usual, this gem came from Cynical-C. I swear, if you guys aren't constantly looking over there you should be. I find the best stuff over at his site!

WWotM. hilarious.

IMC=OMG!

I just got back from seeing the Indianapolis Men's Chorus perform. Oh. My. God! It is their 15th anniversary and I have two friends who are in the chorus. (great job, guys!) I knew JC could sing, but I didn't know he could sing! He was all kinds of fantastic in his solo. The voice of an angel. Really. He was really that good. They were all that good. I can't believe this was my first time going to see them. I really need to get out more. It was a fantastic afternooon. Shitty weather outside, but the music made you forget all about that. Afterwards, there was a little reception (with great snacks!) where I chatted with my two friends in the chorus and met some new people. If you ever have a chance to see them, definitely do it.

Another Bottom of the 9th miracle

But not for the Sox this time. We were thisclose to getting the win last night, but a decidedly unfortuante Damian Jackson single, with the bases loaded, ended those hopes. So, maybe we can still pull two out of three by winning this afternoon. After that, the Sox are home for a nice long stint. We've got the Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Cubs on tap....and some non-interleague play as well, I believe.

In the meantime, isn't this a great picture? Khalil Greene trying to throw out Iguchi in the 3rd inning. Good effort, no doubt. Iguchi was safe.

Saturday, June 11

Loved it!

Nothing to do with Kim Cattrall

Do you have mannequinism

Sox Win

You know, that just LOOKS like it hurts.... I believe that is Joe Crede under there. I was looking for a picture of the great catch Aaron Rowand made in the bottom of the 7th inning. I'm sure they'll have video of it tomorrow over at MLB.com.




As far as this is concerned, it looked to me like Nevin was out. Obviously, the Padres skipper thought differently (after Nevin made a complete ass of himself on his own behalf) and he got time to think it over some more after being thrown out of the game. Honestly, though, it looked like Nevin was tagged on the leg before his foot reached the bag. MLB.com says it appeared to them that Nevin beat the tag. No pic just yet.


Today's CD

Setting aside the fact that this cover is SERIOUSLY scaring me, this is a pretty good CD. Nothing matches the Suavamente CD, at least not for me, but this one is close. And, it says something that his music is a staple at salsa clubs. If you can sit still while listening to his music you've got more control than me.

Friday, June 10

You know

The US holds people who may, or may not, be terrorists for years on end with....no charges, no access to lawyers, and no end in sight and Mike Pence, in all his fucked up wisdom, accuses Amnesty Internation of putting American soliders lives in danger by calling Gitmo a "gulag."

I'm thinking that holding people in prison for 3+ years and then letting them go and sending them home might be endangering people's lives as well. Is it me? I mean, if you're a terrorist, should we be sending you right back out there to get it all started again? If you're not a terrorist, why were we holding you for 3 years? Either way, might be pissed off as the US?

An explosion

of International hits on OD lately. Can't figure out why. Thought it might be the Liverpool stuff (more on them later, btw) and the whole Champions League thing, but that's been over for a few weeks at least. I have no idea what is attracting everyone, but ¬°Bienvenidos!

Has there ever

been a more perfect fit than Randy Moss going to the Raiders?

No, I don't think so.

Sigh

Sometimes, fate works against you.

I'm sure the Red Sox will pull it out.... she says, hopefully, as Maddux (!!) hits a home run. Jeeze.

Geek-a-lympics

I like stats as must as the next mathematically disinclined girl, but baseball takes it to a totally different level. I mean, seriously. I know, its my fault for even going there in the first place, but if you sign up with MLB.com you can get the press notes for each time. I LOVE these. No, seriously. Naturally, I read the White Sox notes every game day. I also check out the Cubs (so I can harass Cubs Fan to the best of my ability. And seeing as how he is the one who turned me on to them in the first place its his own fault.) Then I check out whoever is playing the White Sox and whoever is playing the Cubs. These things are great. So, I'm checking out the Red Sox.... and they have a little section called "Red Sox Record when....." and there is a list of different scenarios. For example:

Red Sox are

23-9 when they score first
14-9 when wearing white jerseys
15-18 when wearing gray jerseys
3-0 when wearing red jerseys
25-8 when they score 5 or more runs

Don't say I never told ya nothing.

edit: I talk about Cubs Fan (singular) and Cubs fans (plural.) Since someone asked: Yes, Cubs Fan is a specific individual. Cubs fans are the whole sad lot.

Just one of those days

Ya know? When you REALLY wish you were somewhere other than where you were?

Its not a bad day by any means. Just.....one of those days. You almost wish it was a bad day so you could just say it was a bad day. But, its not.

Red Sox and Cubs play this afternoon, so I know what I'll be doing this afternoon. And, since I work with a lot of (silly) Cubs fans, I probably won't even have to result to headphones to listen. Although, you know, it is a little sad to see them crying all the time. What a humanitarian I am, huh?

Yes, Yes, they haven't played since the 1918 World Series. Sure, Red Sox have never been to Wrigley. Cubs played those World Series games at Comiskey because it was the bigger (better!) field.

And, while we're at it, I'd like to clear something up: The myth of the "loveable yet loser Cubs" is just that, a myth. Accoring to their press report, they are a lifetime 9,786-9,229 since 1876. They have a winning record, people! Let's just stop all this feeling sorry for them bullshit and get on with our lives, hmmm?

Hey, I warned you it was one of those days.

Thursday, June 9

Its Raining Grades

Hallelujah!
Its raining grades
Hey! Hey!

Yay Civ Pro!
Goody Torts.
LARC? LARC? Anyone? Bueller???

Meant to Be

My Dad's favorite baseball team is the (Brooklyn) Dodgers. As you can imagine, he doesn't get out to LA to see many games. Or any games. His second favorite team is the White Sox seeing as how he grew up on Chicago's South Side. (I didn't grow up in Chicago, but fanaticism really begins at home, doesn't it?)

Anyway......as I was saying.....

But, when he does get over to Chicago, it usually isn't to see baseball. So, how perfect is it that the Dodgers and the Sox are playing over Father's Day weekend? We were already planning on meeting at my sister's place in suburban Chicagoland, so all the pieces are coming together.

Don't make me quote the A-Team here........

Wednesday, June 8

Ballsy

Sitting in the front row and reading the newspaper during class. I'm impressed. I think you're an idiot, but I'm impressed.

Today's CD

A Classic from Babyface. The first solo album is actually my favorite. I have this on cassette, but can't play it in the car, so I had to borrow it from the library. Whip Appeal is my favorite song, but this is one CD where I honestly like all the songs.



Well

We got our Con law grades back today. (I have no idea where the rest of those grades are!) I have to say this: Kevin was right. I did better than I thought I would. Better, certainly, than I deserved. I'm just happy its over. In a way, I guess I'm glad we got that grade back first. I expect to do SIGNIFICANTLY better in the other three classes.

20

I'm sorry, did you say the Sox were 20 games over .500? What was that? The Sox are the FIRST team to reach 20 games over this season? How 'bout that!


I do have some Rockies/Sox pics to put up, but I hesitate to download Hello to this computer. So, it'll probably happen sometime before class tonight. (I know I have at least one reader who loves the pics.) Maybe I'll even throw in before and after pics of Ozzie Guillen shaving off his goatee. I don't know what's up with that. Seeing the skipper with this clean shaven baby face doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence.....but they're still winning, so you can't argue with that.

Tuesday, June 7

Today's CD

Great stuff to listen to, especially on the way to work. Today's Selections all came from Disc One. Now, tomorrow, I should listen to Disc Two. (see how this works?) But, I think I'm feeling something else. We'll see what happens.


I'm getting old

Paul Anka has a new album out: Rock Swings. Now, I don't know what it is about Van Halen covers lately, but PA is covering Jump. They were playing part of it on the XM 80s station.... and it wasn't bad! Now, I know Brian is going to spit his Pepsi all over his keyboard when he reads this, but seriously! I mean, I LOVE Van Halen/Hagar as much as the next girl (well, maybe) but it wasn't bad!

Put me out of my getting old misery, please. I'm begging you.

So Yesterday

I see this truck with a "God Bless America" sticker on one side, and a huge confederate battle flag on the back.

My question: What would those who fought for that flag think of a "God Bless America" sticker? They were fighting against "America" right?

22 days and counting

I went dress shopping. And while I found this cute black cocktail dress, I didn't find anything for this wedding. (and no, I didn't buy the cute black one either!) So, the search continues.....

Conspiracy

They ARE out to get me! I swear.

After the line of storms that rolled through here on Sunday afternoon, my satellite dish has gone crazy. There are a lot of channels I can't get, and I have been much too busy to call just yet. Last night I wanted to watch the Sox (naturally) and Comcast Sports Net (formerly Fox Sports Chicago) was one of the channels that didn't come in. Damn. So, I figured I would flip over to one of the ESPN alternates and watch Johnny Damon vs. Cardinals. Guess what? ESPN doesn't work either! Okay, this is getting unbearable. So, just on a whim, I flip over to WGN. It comes in crystal clear. Problem? The CUBS are playing!

Now you tell me its not a damn conspiracy! I'm gonna go call Directv.

Monday, June 6

Today's CD

There is a theme, right?


Yesterday's CD

Is there any better CD for a Sunday afternoon? Well, maybe, but I was digging this one.

Favorite U2 cd? War. I'm still trying to figure out why Bullet the Blue Sky did not make the greatest hits. I mean, seriously. (file this under "I need an Ipod")

Happy Monday

I just discovered something: When you have a lovely weekend you don't mind so much going back to work on Monday. I know, it sounds counter-intuitive. You SHOULD want to keep the lovely weekend going, right? But, I think after a lovely weekend, everything seems okay, even going to work. I could also be full of crap. I had thought of that possibility. But, honestly, it wasn't so bad coming in here today. It could also be because I know I only have two more Mondays in this building and then I am outta here!

Sunday, June 5

Simply the best.

Crash is simply the best movie I have ever seen. Ever.






It is one of those movies where I can't even say what was so good about it. The acting was good, of course. No one missed a beat, which is unusual in ensemble cast movies. Usually there is one or two of the big names who, for whatever reason, doesn't seem to pull their weight with the rest of the cast. Not here. And, each of the characters is completely believeable, despicable, and likeable all at the same time. No filler characters. Each person cast was important to the story, even the very smallest person, riding a city bus, who didn't even utter a line. An excellent, excellent movie. Go see it. Right now. I'll even go with you! I wouldn't mind seeing it again at all. In fact, I'm going again on Tuesday.....

Get out!

MT did something this weekend that is highly unusual: he got me out of the house, to do something fun, for three consecutive days. Congrats! (and yay for me too!) We'll see if I can repeat this strange phenomenon next weekend.

It's Heeeeeeeere!

Please excuse me while I do a little happy dance!

A Summer of Faulkner

That sounds like a fun summer, doesn't it? Oprah is at it again with the book club thing, and Faulkner is what all the cool kids will be reading. I'm not a huge fan of Faulkner, but I did gain a little more appreciation for him after taking an "All Faulkner, All the time" class in grad school. I think, of the three that they are reading this summer, As I lay dying would have to win my vote.

Nice

This was about all I heard of the game yesterday before venturing out for the weekly trip to El Sol de Tala with MT and PPC. Our group was smaller than usual yesterday, but still distinguished! :o)


Saturday, June 4

Win or Die Trying

Sox won yesterday. Must be because I had my attention focused elsewhere. If I were truly superstitious, I would not watch today either. Don't want to break the streak, you know. But, I'm not superstitious. Much.

Anyway, of the wealth of sports blogs out there in universe, there are a few Sox oriented ones I'll be adding to the sidebar. In the meantime, Jim Margalus has an interesting take on Timo Perez. I have to say, I don't feel quite this strongly about Timo, but Margalus makes some interesting observations.

South Side Sox has gotten all crazy with graphs and everything! Fun and Math (and graphs) don't mix!

I love reading about this stuff, but wouldn't ever be able to put it together like that.

Friday, June 3

I'm off to see the Sox....

or at least some future Sox while they are playing for the Charlotte Knights. They are in town playing the Indianapolis Indians. The Indians, if I have this correct, are affiliated with the Brewers?

I've never been to Victory Field. I've never been to a minor league game. I'm sure its gonna be great. Ya'll already know how I love baseball. Plus, its a friend's birthday, so that just adds to the fun. Hope the rest of ya'll have a great night too.

Thursday, June 2

While I'm waiting......

ever so impatiently for the second season of MI-5 to darken my mailbox, I'm checking out the first two seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street. I don't remember these episodes, and that is probably because I've never seen them. (that law school logic is working already!) I must have started watching sometime around S3.


Same Song, Different Dance

Today was a busy, busy day. Besides having lunch at Bazbeaux, I spent half the day on a second interview for a new job, and the other half of the day relating what happened at said interview. Am I leaving the library? Not quite yet. Am I leaving the front line of the library? Yes, I am. I'm going behind the scenes to Collection Development. I'm not getting any more money (damn!) so its not technically a promotion. Its just more work, more responsibility, and much more (to me) fun. The best job in the library. I just won't have any more "crazy ass man" stories to entertain Brian. Sorry, bud. Guess I won't be needing that bodyguard after all.

Wednesday, June 1

Not Tonight

After two, consecutive, bottom of the 9th, come from behind victories, the Sox couldn't pull it off tonight. Off day tomorrow (I'm sure all of my non sports fan readers are jumping for joy.)

Wow

If I can find someone to put up with me for 80 years, he's definitely a keeper!

I appreciate your confidence but.....

"You look so sweet you make my teeth hurt" is not going to get me to go out with you. I promise.

But, on the up side, you can feel good knowing that I wasn't going to go out with you anyway. And its not because you sit in the library day in and day out, doing nothing but playing online checkers and chatting with....whoever. Its because you are scary.

You're kidding me, right?

We may fight over the money, but I'm never going to set it on fire. Believe that.

Today's CD

Good stuff. I heard just a part of this CD the other day and decided to check it out from the library. One of my better ideas.

The strange thing is that I like spelling and vocab MUCH more! I don't know how I got 100% in punctuation and grammar!








Your English Skills:



Grammar: 100%

Punctuation: 100%

Spelling: 60%

Vocabulary: 40%


Library Updates

Library has been getting lots of press lately. Click the links before they are archived by the Star and gone forever.


Article #2 by Ruth Holladay

Article by John Strauss

Indy Star Editorial

Letter to the Star from President of the Library Board of Trustees

Wednesday Morning Musings

Cubs fans are following me around the planet. One just moved her desk next to mine and is threatening to invade my personal space with all things ugly red and blue. Another was in front of me all the way to work this morning with their ugly license plate holder staring me in the eyeballs.....

Johnny Gill can sing anything to me. At any time. In any place. On the planet.

Sox pulled out a victory last night in the bottom of the 9th! Again!

Brian's birthday was yesterday. He's still older than me! :o)

Why is everyone at work obsessed with the fact that I wore heels today. Its not THAT strange!

I have a shitload of patron requests to do today.