Archive for September, 2008

Sex and the City at Age 6: Six and the City

This is basically the cutest thing ever!  Enjoy!

<3, lindsayF

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Another Vlog about Books

Here I am yet again going on (and on) about a couple of books that I recommend.  I seem to have more problems forming coherent thoughts in this video, but just know that all three books are extremely good and I think everybody should read them.

A Loser’s Guide to Life and Love by A.E. Cannon

Savvy by Ingrid Law

The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base

Jen

Gas Scare + Music By Balls!

Howdy readers,

So if any of you are avid CNN watchers/readers, you might know that Nashville is experiencing a gas shortage.  Why?  Because people are stupid.  Someone started a rumor that there was going to be a gas shortage, people panicked, and made the shortage come true by buying it all up.  Way to go people.  Yesterday my hubby and I went downtown to watch the Hawkeye game (ugh, don’t even get me started on THAT one), and we drove by a gas station that had its pumps closed and no gas price advertisements.  Then a few minutes later we drove by another gas station that had a line for the pumps that was a couple of blocks long.  Then I get home and google Nashville, and I get a story by CNN about how there is a gas shortage, but only in Nashville.  Now there’s no gas until more is delivered on Monday or Tuesday, which isn’t that big a deal, but geez.  It was kind of weird though, because I just read the first 12 chapters of The Hunger Games, and I was all like…ahhhhh, the first thing to go is the gas and next they’ll take away our electricity!  And on that note, I’m living basically in District 12…don’t believe me, here’s a map of Appalachia according to wikipedia.

  Here’s the link if you care to read: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/19/nashville.gas/

On an unrelated note, check out this fun video!

<3, lindsayF

Is Anybody Else Excited?

I am way excited for a little movie called Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.  I read the book last fall and was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it.  When I found out Michael Cera was going to be in the movie, I knew that I would be first in line to see it (even though he is completely wrong for the part of Nick, but I would watch him in anything so it doesn’t matter).  It’s been a pretty crappy couple of weeks, but watching this trailer makes me feel all better and also forget for a few minutes that I have to work tomorrow.

Jen

Sitting on the bookshelf

So I finally saw the video for She and Him’s “Why do you let me stay here” and love love loved it; although since their album has pretty much been playing consistently on my iPod for half a year and I like everything except Nickelback and that movie “The Hills Have Eyes,” that is no surprise. Ever since Elf, I have wanted more Zooey singing. Dreams really do come true.

gee ::all wide eyed and innocent:: it was like this video was made just for me to like it: the retro dresses, the lighthearted death scenes, the cute ghosts, the smiling! I want to be Zooey Deschanel.

wait, no I want to imagine what books I would have read if I was Zooey Deschanel.

She has read:
all books by Roald Dahl
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Sitting in the Club Car Drinking Rum and Karma Kola by Paulette Jiles
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Hmmm, if I am going to be a librarian I need to learn to talk about books I haven’t read; the only one in that list I am not familiar with is Lolita, and that is such a classic that I have practically read it (haha, I just thought to myself “I would know more about it if Wishbone had covered it…wait bad idea…”). Oooh, I love all those books, and since I love Zooey’s music the logic is that she would love those books, too. I hope she googles herself and sees this blog and then is like “Nerdgirltalking is awesome, I am going to make them M.Ward and my back-up dancers and pose with them in a READ poster!” and it would be the highlight of my life. Whoa, American Library Association, if you are listening, why doesn’t Zooey have her own read poster yet?!!!

amberj.

I wished upon a star and I got 27 dresses

Ok, so I was once again searching on Amazon to see if Salute Your Shorts, the best Nickelodeon show ever (besides Spongebob Squarepants), was issued on DVD yet. Uh, no it has not. (Why oh why has it not? um, doesn’t Nickelodeon like money? because they would definitely make a profit, honey) Anyway, so then I clicked on that little devil feature of Amazon’s–“What do customers ultimately buy after viewing this item”—Ahhhhh, I wanted all of it: Clarissa Explains it All, The Secret World of Alex Mack, The Adventures of Pete and Pete….and then I saw a little movie called Wish Upon a Star.

My thought process:
Oooh, I loved that movie, especially the white knee socks…huh, wait…is that Katherine Heigl on the cover? IT IS. omigosh, I think I knew that all along.

amberj.

Oh. My. Gosh. Hilarity Ensues.

Hey readers,

I know that you all are probably way upset still about the whole Half Blood Prince being delayed till 2009 catastrophe like me.  I found this link off of mental floss (check it out, I love that site!), watched it and almost fell off the couch I was laughing so hard.  I know that Hitler is bad and evil and terrible…but…I can’t help but laugh.  Hopefully none of you are offended.

<3, lindsayF