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Even though we have about four inches of ice coating the roads.

Even though all the schools are closed (along with the local museums).

Even though there are widespread power outages.

The library is open.

Because, God forbid, you should have to go one day without getting a DVD to watch. Especially an old chestnut like Ernest Saves Christmas…(know what I mean, Vern?).


So, after looking over a few of my recent posts, I see they are all pretty darn snarky. As this is the holiday season, perhaps I should tone down the snark factor a notch….

What do you think? Let’s use one of the new WordPress tools and try an anonymous poll:

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Sorry..this time of year I always channel bits from A Christmas Story (maybe it’s because I have to watch it over and over…yeah, I’m talkin’ to you, Mr. G!).

All kidding aside, I am honored to be listed for The Superior Scribbler Award by one of the finest bloggers around, Huckleberry Days (and I’d say that even if they didn’t list me…have you seen their photos?!).

Now, I have to list 5 blogs to pass on this award…which is asking a lot from someone who can’t even decide what to eat for lunch most days. So, in no particular order or rhyme or reason, I present to you 5 blogs you should take a gander at:

  1. Bug Girl’s Blog, because I never would have started blogging if it weren’t for her and because she’s a damn fine writer about insects and science.
  2. Endangered Ugly Things, for clever, witty science writing about non-photogenic fauna (and a source for Save the Wartyback Mussel shirts!). Give some love to the hard-working grad student in the form of comments.
  3. Because they do not post too often, I am listing two of my favorite blogs by librarians as one: If This Be Method and Snaps North. Awesome photos, a wide variety of topics and these women always make me laugh!
  4. Journey to the Center has many blogs and this is just her latest one. She is a naturalist on a cross-country trip and takes amazing photos.
  5. Miss Information, a librarian blog that will have you laughing until you cry (or maybe you were crying and then you’ll be laughing…either way, she’s spot on).


According to the award guidelines I must post these rules:

  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deservingBloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
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    While browsing through the Sunday ads, I can across this very odd one:



    WTF?! Do people really buy these things? And who can I give one to as a gag gift…hmmmm….

    I love the inset picture of the woman puting that up her nose…complete with water dripping out the other nostril. Oh right, like she would be smiling with water shooting up her nose….wheeee!

    Smile, though your nose is dripping...

    Smile, though your nose is dripping...

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    Vegetables Gemuese by Sandra Mora.

    (Photo by Sandra Mora)

    Stumbled across this and it is hilarious…Grocery Store Wars!


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    Here’s an oldie but a goodie…enjoy!

    Perpetual Bubblewrap

    Note: This will drive coworkers/spouses/small animals nuts, so use cautiously.

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    Please Bury Me in the Library

    Found this poem the other day and I love it…it’s called Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis from his book by the same name:

    Please bury me in the library

    In the clean, well-lighted stacks

    Of Novels, History, Poetry,

    Right next to the Paperbacks,


    Where the Kids’ Books dance

    With True Romance

    And the Dictionary dozes.

    Please bury me in the library

    With a dozen long-stemmed proses.


    Way back by a rack of Magazines,

    I won’t be sad too often,

    If they bury me in the library

    With Bookworms in my coffin.

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    Couldn’t Resist Creating One…

    Strewth! I just got slapped with a wet salmon – really – I have not updated this since Hammertime was in the charts… You would not believe how much more of a drama I could make that. Apologies to my regular readers! Even the little blue ones!.I am hopped up on caffeine with only your readership as life preserver, being distracted by the shiny, just generally being a nuisance to society in general, my day is filled with fluorescent light from the first cockadoodledoo from the rooster to 11pm at which point I fall asleep on the couch. I am wearing my budgie smugglers. as well you should know.

    I will try to remember I promised you I will make more of an effort to blog more often until the nice men in the white coats come back. No, really! Unless of course the pool with the cocktail bar is heated!.


           The above was created with The Lazy Bloggers Post Generator (and a tip ‘o’ the cap to The Vampire Librarian for finding this little gem!)

    Oh, and I picked “budgie smugglers” without knowing what it meant because it sounded funny. Here is what it refers to, however…oops!

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