Monday, February 27, 2012

The Deserving Few

My opinion of the Oscars last night is pretty low.  I'd become the Oscars grinch right now but I'd rather share something wonderful instead.  The winner of the Best Animated Short last night was The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Until this morning, I hadn't had the pleasure of watching this film.  Now that I have, I feel compelled to share with anyone and everyone it's utter perfection. It's heartbreakingly sweet and a wonderful ode to the beauty of the book.  The animation is lush, the characters are instantly bonded to you...I absolutely loved this.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Snowy Friday


(I don't know why but this made me laugh out loud)

all images blatantly stolen from the website that will in turn steal an hour (at least) of your life

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Please Do Not Steal The Puppies

I mean, there's times when I've wished I could take a cute puppy and run.  But good sense has always prevailed.  Evidently this is not the case for everyone.

"Seriously lady?"
Woman "tucked puggle under coat"

*side note, puggles are beagle-pug mixes..not poodle-pug mixes..a poodle-pug mix is known as a Puggapoo..just fyi

Friday, February 17, 2012

Even When Starting Over Hurts

i hope you have the strength to start all over again.

Or even when you didn't think you had the strength to start over...or when you got there in a million of the wrong ways...just remember, life can be exactly how you pictured it..and sometimes it's even better...

Today I am grateful that I am who I want to be, where I want to be, and I'm incredibly proud of the life I have.

I'm even more grateful that I can say that without a single shred of doubt or the smallest fear that I'm lying to myself.

What a wonderful day

Classy And True

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Timing Is On My Side

Timing is everything...just a girl sitting by herself having dinner and a cute guy 2 tables over...

Happy Valentines Day, AJD


Monday, February 13, 2012

Waiting To Exhale

Waiting to find out when your favorite author's new book is coming out?  Holding your breath for something interesting to hit the shelves?

Feel free to exhale because I've got the list!

The 30 Most Anticipated Books of 2012

Personally, I'm really looking forward to Justin Cronin's 2nd book in his vampire trilogy started by The Passage.  *side note--I really hate labeling that as a "vampire"'s much more than that and not full of stereotypical vampire characters*

Here's to hoping I get some great books to review this spring!

You Are What You Eat

Being as I'm trying to consistently eat a bit healthier, I'm always interested in new food sites.  While I've always liked the recipes on Weight Watchers, my friend Joey suggested I check out for some new ideas.  I love it!

This easy to navigate blog includes a ton of different recipes (with their Points value for those of us trying to follow WW) and great pictures as well.  I was impressed by the variety of foods in general but being as I'm going to attempt to be vegetarian for a month, I wasn't too impressed with her vegetarian options.  Maybe I didn't dig far enough into the site (I went about 5 pages into the vegetarian options) but most of what I saw was desserts or side dishes.  Kind of disappointing.  For vegetarian options I'll probably stick more to Hungry Girl (whom I also LOVE LOVE LOVE) but I'll be looking forward to March 14th when I can bring back the meaty options!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

If Only My Dog Did Tricks

Slice of Pizza

Food On My Dog

**Not MY dog. Someone else's much better trained dog. Midge wouldn't sit down long enough for me to even attempt it**

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Google Really Does Rule The World

Or at least they just seriously rule sometimes.

One of my fellow librarians was attempting to Google something random about atheists and wandered into some hidden Google tricks.

First, in Google, type in "do a barrel roll" and hit enter.

Are you laughing?  Are you surprised? Did you know Google did that?

If you're as entertained as we were, check out these other Google tricks

Mashable's Google Golden Eggs

Also funny but not actually produced by Google--search "Find Chuck Norris" and enjoy the first result