Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Things you didn't know about Librarians, # 17....

We all have secret rooms with crime fighting outfits waitng just behind a nearby secret panel. Do not mess with us!. Although we are damn cute, we WILL hurt you!

I, for one, never leave the house without my laser shooting compact case.......

Theatrically, he was Ataturk in flesh!!!!!!

A friend of mine forwarded the following spam mail she received simply labelled: "Cast Actor"
From: "Yavuz Hekim"
I would like to take role in soap operas, documentaries and cinema productions in your country. I can act as especially police officer, politician, businessman, and diplomat and in leader roles. In case you need, you can contact me from my below website and telephone number.

Best Regards,
Yavuz Hekim
Turkey İzmir - +90 232 880 50 10 Mobile + 90 532 482 24 28
The young Turkish actor who can easily pass, with his blue eyes and handsome looks, as a double for Daniel Craig, the latest James Bond, has already enacted Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, in six film productions.
First time, it was in a documentary film “Latife Hanım” based on a fiction by İpek Çalışır. This film is already released in DVDs in Turkey and outside Turkey and also broadcast on Kanal D (Channel D TV in Turkey.)
Second time, Hekim enacted Atatürk in special May 19 episode of the popular TV series “Emret Komutanim” by the famous film director, Mustafa Altıoklar.
His third enactment was in the documentary by TRT TV for November 10th (the day Ataturk died in 1938) shot in the world renown Dolmabahce Palace: “From Mustafa Kemal to Ataturk.” This film was also broadcast at TRT TV in Turkey.
His fourth enactment was when a dialogue between Ataturk and Mussolini was shot by Paradoks Production Company in the short film “Turkish Nation Is Ready.”
Theatrically, he was Ataturk in flesh for the tens of thousands of spectators when on August 30, 2008, the Victory Day, the Great Offense was re-enacted on location in Kocatepe, Afyon, Turkey.
Lastly, he enacted theatrically Ataturk at a show in İzmir Ekonomi University and participated in the many panels and discussions in other universities.
Yavuz Hekim is the founder and president of Egekons, a manufacturer of prefabricated houses and buildings, and Hekim shipyards, a manufacturer of steel motor-yachts. Only 32, Hekim is already the recipient of many awards and plaques from the government and private sectors, celebrating his entrepreneurial spirit and many accomplishments.

Is there any other kind?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A match made in heaven!

Unhappy ending

My back hurts! To be more specific my lower back is killing me every time I sit down or stand up. Maybe it's due to all the furniture I moved yesterday, Maybe I pushed myself too damn hard at the gym when I worked back and biceps on Monday, Maybe it was all the wet heavy snow I shoveled yesterday on top of moving furniture. I don't know and I don't care. I just want something done about it.

Unfortunately my regular masseuse cannot come visit me until Saturday or Sunday. Until then I get to suck down Tylenol like it's going out of style and lament that I can't get anyone to touch my back without booking an appointment and paying in advance!

So tell me, what WAS the point of all that weight lifting??????

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Simon says move forward!

School was closed on account of snow today giving me an unexpected eight hours to get some much needed work done around the house. Construction in the basement is pretty much completed and I desperately needed to start moving things back downstairs. For the past three months I’ve felt like I've been living in a warehouse that imploded. Through the course of the day I saw some vistas that had disappeared from view for far too long; my dining room table, my dining room floor, the entire northwest end of my living room…, all had been covered in piles of books, bric–a-brac and waaaaay to many pieces of clothing.
It’s been a long long LONG journey since the black spot that was my ex., was finally forced to move out, allowing me to begin some much needed modernization and maintenance. All the upheaval had a very uneven effect on my peace of mind. I am looking forward to FINALLY getting the house in order and then looking for roommates (a necessity thanks to the new economy) I'm tired, I ache all over, I can feel plaster dust in and under the pores of my skin, but I'm happy and satisfied, I feel a step closer to a new hopefully happier phase in my life.

Monday, January 26, 2009

When does big, surpass too big, and enter grotesque?

So my trainer wants me to concentrate on my biceps. Despite the growth in chest, shoulders and traps my biceps have not made any real noticeable gains in size.

Now, avoiding the pitfalls of having to buy all new pants thanks to an increase in the girth of my quads is one thing. However, I have no qualms about seeing all my shirtsleeves rip at the seams should my arms balloon up, but again there is a fine line. While Mr. Coleman here may have some might big arms I find them rather too too much....

Shangri-La's- 'Give Him a Great Big Kiss'

I spent a good part of the afternoon reviewing newly acquired reference books for the upcoming term paper season(and yes, it’s as dull; as it sounds) which might explain why my mind kept running this fab little number though my head the entire time

Prank Calls

Sprite with vodka speaks for itself.
Sprite. The soft drink with a message: tingling tartness.
Switched on. Exuberant. Noisy.Not sweet.
Not anything you’ve heard before.Or tasted.
Get a carton of Sprite and hear how it turns vodka on.Then taste!

If a soft drink answers don’t hang up.
Sprite has something to say!

Actually, "if a soft drink answers" DO hangup and call AA right away you've had one too many....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Palm Springs Weekend

So Turner Classic Movies aired "palm Springs Weekend this afternoon, the perfect flick to waste away an afternoon while folding laundry and polishing off some Cabernet. But WTF?

1. Was anyone i n that cast under 30 (other than Billy Mumy)while pretending to be 18 year olds pretending to be 21?
2. Jerry Van Dyke? (I always feel I have to ask....)
3. And oh yes the all white college basket ball team? was 1963...

ThanK GOD for Ty Hardin the man's talent's carried the whole film!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Inquiring minds want to know.......

Who was your first star crush?

For Norma

You know, they say your first "_________" influences who you're attracted to the rest of your life......just saying.....

Friday, January 23, 2009


Conveniently located across from the Kozy Kort Motel...........

Gals with guns!

I'm guessing the dame on the end shot her own coat......

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow falling on cedars...

....or at least one lonely little librarian. I drew the short straw and had to come in to cover the library today. We're open on Martin Luther King day due to exams going in this week. It's not so bad except for the weather. We had a weeee bit of snow storm all though yesterday and last night. As a result I got to trudge the mile to campus though barely cleared sidewalks and roads, arriving to find that the walk to the library had not been cleared at all. I am now sitting at my desk watching avalanche size sheets of snow fall from the roof and crash outside my window. It makes me feel as if I defied death just to get here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

True love's bumpy road.

I seem to have his some sort of misdirected jackpot today. In addition to the previously posted answer to my old yahoo personal ad. I just received a "wink"on from a " 37-year-old woman, seeking men 39-62, in Oyster Bay Cove, NY"

Aside from being a little misdirected in my case she is looking for : " a man, who is warm, wonderful, witty, have a positive out look on life, he is honest, sensitive," As we all are, I'm sure.

This makes two today, I am hoping the third time is the charm.....

What think you of he and this???????

So my eons old Personals ad snagged a response this morning. Here is the EXACT text of "Denis"' ad:

More About Me:
very emotional and sensual , I very passionate and ardent, I that about whom you so for a long time dreamed and saw in your dreams!!! I the one whom you wanted all your life and now we can carry out all our passionate dreams together!!! Write to me, I very much wait for you!!!

According to the standard questions, he'll tell me his age later is 6.6" with some high school education, an employed homemaker in the construction/craftsman field living at home with his parents and earning less that $24,999 per year.

I am actually surprised, usually I get this kind of oddly worded response from a person in some far off country. this one came from nearby New Hampshire.

Oh well, guess I can stop complaining that absolutely "no one" is interested......

Thursday, January 15, 2009

So that's what was going on........

Here's what Rosemary and Boris were doing in that previous photo...

Ricardo Montalban Dead at 88

Alas, another great chest returns to meet his maker......

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The 'Prisoner' dies

Patrick McGoohan . . . best known as John Drake and/or Number Six . . . passed away on Tuesday at the age of 80.

MAN! I was always fascinated by "The Prisoner" that and "The Avengers" were my gateway shows to the BBC and early Sci Fi.

Radiant Love

Hmmm, shades of the Veneerings.......

Evelyn Venable

Circa 1938: Evelyn Venable (1913 - 1993) the American leading lady who was the original model of a woman holding a lamp on the Columbia Pictures 'logo'. She is viewed baking apple pies in her kitchen. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Evelyn Venable, how I love to say that name!
Put her in Fort Knox and she is the valuable Evelyn Venable!
Dress her in a bullet proof vest and she is the invulnerable valuable Evelyn Venable!
Hear her give a speech and she is the voluble invulnerable valuable Evelyn Venable!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yet another song running thought my head, but at least it's a classic!

At words poetic, I'm so pathetic
That I always have found it best,
Instead of getting 'em off my chest,
To let 'em rest unexpressed.
I hate parading my serenading
As I'll probably miss a bar,
But if this ditty is not so pretty,
At least it'll tell you how great you are.
You're the top! You're the Colosseum,
You're the top! You're the Louvre Museum,
You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss,
You're a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeare sonnet,You're Mickey Mouse.
You're the Nile, You're the Tower of Pisa,
You're the smile on the Mona Lisa.
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
But if, Baby, I'm the bottom,You're the top!

Success but at what cost......

Well I am done with my latest round of soup as of today and while it did the trick, I am down five lbs (thanks less to the soup regimen and more to the fact that I'm no longer lying on my couch ever damn day of Christmas break with a pile of DVDs and a bag of peanut butter m&ms, but I digress…) I am stuck facing another dilemma.

A victim of my own success, I’ve spent the last three years doing enough squats, leg presses and lungs to create quite the massive set of thighs and caboose. Since I didn’t gain enough weight over the holidays to prevent my usual waist size from fitting, the “bigger” problem is facing the fact the fact that no 29 inch waist will fit up and over the coasts of my lower continent. And as long as I am complaining/boasting my shirts and sweaters are too tight, pulling and stretching over the shoulders and chest, and will not button at the neck!

I used to disdain all the muscle jocks that strutted around in drawstring, or worse, Velcro closed work out pants and definitely do not want to go that route. Nor can I really afford to buy an entire new wardrobe and then have to tailor all the waist sizes down as well.

While I don’t expect much sympathy on this, the few friends I’ve complained to have made it very clear that it is not sympathy worthy problem, I would like some help. What I need is for someone to nominate me for “What Not To Wear” The $5000 loaded Visa would go along way towards buying new pants

Monday, January 12, 2009

Your guess is as good as mine.....

Rosemary Clooney and Boris Karloff

Killer Biker Chicks

Today's gaggle of spam messages included the following:

Headline: "Search and rate hot biker girls in your area."

Hey dudes. What do you think of the hot biker girl? You can join and search biker girls for love thing.

All of which causes em to ponder the following:

1. Dudes?
2. The obvious, don't they target their audience? I don't want to look at biker girls, let alone rate. What if I piss one of them off with my ratings scale. Actually I'm kinda afraid of biker chicks.
3. Love thing?

Period Delayed?????

Ummmm, is it just me or is Aunt Ida there, crying over the long ago memory of her period, let alone a recently delayed one.......

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hoarder Joy!!!!

Okay, so I am still speeding full throttle towards broke thanks to all the renovations, BUT, today offered a bright spot. The upright freezer was delivered and installed in the basement this week.
This morning Peapod delivered 120 lbs of Chicken breast(Yes you read that right, and actually I'm sorry I didn't order more!!!)
I am now able to buy in bulk and cook and freeze portioned meals waaaaaay in advance. In fact all of the left over "chicken Soup" from this week's diet phase will now be portioned and frozen for the next round in a few months.
And as if to ice the cake, the delivery guy was the same cutie who usually works Saturday mornings! I've got to start answering the door in a negligee.......

Friday, January 9, 2009

A little perspective

November 1913. Huntsville, Alabama. "Pete Henson, 414 C Street. Mother said he was 12 two months ago, but has been sweeping in the Merrimack Mill for seven months, so he began at 11 years. Brother Edward said to be 13 years, but doubtful. Mother said they had no Family Record here and gave me ages from memory." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Okay, I am going to stop whining about what I perceive to be my major financial woes now......

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Start quoting him now!

I've been recataloging our Shakespeare collection for the past few weeks. As a result I've had "Brush Up On Your Shakespeare" running through my head incessantly. Ods Bodkins!


I don't know about you a ll, but even the worst of my hangovers disappear after a few hours, let alone five days!

May be used secretly for Whiskey, Wine, Beer, Gin???
Soberin Aids Co.????

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Speaking of X-ray specs!

X - aka Man with the X-Ray Eyes (Roger Corman, starring an aging Ray Mill along with Don rickles, 1963)

A little blast form the past

From the back of pretty much every comic book I ever read as a kid. Yes it's Sea Monkeys!, Oddly shaped, disturbingly nude and gender stereotyped and destined to be the first tragic lesson in false advertising to many a youth. I especially like the text "So eager to please - they can even be "trained" I gotta get me an adult human male like that.

It's that time again......

For those who have been following the diet saga, I am sure you'll be enthralled to find out I'm back on chicken vegetable soup and nothing but chicken vegetable soup for the next week. We took measurements at the gym today. Let's just say while chest and shoulder size increased so has my body fat percentage. Oh well I know where it came from and I know hope to get rid of it, it's just the doing of such that doesn't provide much in the line of joy.

My problems are solved! I have a "winining lottry" ticket

At first I thought I had won wine BUT NO!!!!

According to :

REF NUMBER: OSL/653/029/03

I have won:

We are pleased to inform you that as a result of our recent lottery draw held on 21st of December 2008. Your email address attached to ticket number27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky number 7-14-18-23-31-45 which consequently won 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$3,000,000.00 (UNITED STATES DOLLARS)

Note: ALL participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and web sites. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates Of Microsoft Inc, Multi Choice, china site and other corporate organizations.

This is to encourage the use of the Internet and computers worldwide. For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning information’s confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We look forward to your active participation in our next year USD50 Million slot. You are requested to contact our clearance officer below to assist you with your winning and subsequent payments.

All winnings must be claimed not later than one month after the date of this notice. Please note: In order to avoid unnecessary delay and complications remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of addresses do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.


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I am so glad they held this lottery to encourage the use of computers and the interent worldwide, it's so much more effect than using porn as an impetus! And Look I won!!! And since I can't keep a secret to save my life I am disregarding their instructions to keep this news under wraps until they disperse my moolah!!!!!! I am SURE Mr. Fabregas won't mind!!!!!!

Well, I'm off to quit my job and buy first class tickets to all the countries of the world in alphabetical order. THANK YOU mysterious foreign lottery that I've never heard of before!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to work!

Well Christmas vacation ended today and I am back at my desk which is all well and good. I do not deal well with having too much free time on my hands. Maybe it's the Virgo in me, but I need to be constantly busy or at least escaping a busy workload to make my relaxation time actually relaxing.
Construction in the basement is still going on despite the December 20th deadline so all my vacation plans of moving furniture and all the $%^#**&@ piles of books that are crowding my kitchen, living room and dining room back down into the newly renovated basement could not happen.
This also means I could not start advertisng for roomates as the house is still too much of a mess to show anyone with the hope of enticing them to live there. Add to this the new economic worries that everyone seems to be facing, mounting reconstruction bills and no new money coming in, is it any wonder that I actually looked forward to returning to my desk and eight hours of cataloging rather than sit in my living room watching the rubble that was my home life get coverd in still more plaster dust?

Well, the holidays are finally over....

I am fat, I am broke, I am so worried about surviving economically in the next year that I am back to fighting insomnia.
But things could always be worse! I ain't in as bad a place as Mr. Simpson......