Best Week Ever? I Think So

This was my week last week, which will forever rank as one of my best weeks ever (this excludes special weeks like when I am on vacation, at an HP conference, or that whole summer when I didn’t work at all).

1.  Sunday-hotel_for_dogs-Went to the fair with Jill.  What more can I say, it was amazing and wonderful and I got to see my friend Linda from library school.

2.  Tuesday–Didn’t have to do storytime because we had a musical guest come!  Yea!!!

3.  Wednesday–Bought a WHOLE BUNCH of kids DVDs for the library!  I love buying stuff for the library, it is total retail therapy for me!  (Amber, I totally bought Hotel for Dogs!!!!)

4.  Thursday–Went to a live Rifftrax show with my dad and sister.  Rifftrax involves the same people who did Mystery Science Theater 3000 (which, if you don’t know what that is, I am very sorry).  The guys were in a theater in Nashville riffing on Plan 9 From Outer Space, and the live feed went out to hundreds of theaters nation wide.  It was honestly, the funniest thing I have ever seen.  We laughed so hard we cried.  Also, the opening act was Jonathan Coulton who totally rocked.  He sang songs about zombies and cyborgs which was perfect for a theater full of nerdgirls and nerdboys.  Go to this page and listen to Re: Your Brains, it is awesome!  Everyone in the theater sang along to the part “all we want to do is eat your brains!!!”

5.  Friday–I got to see my friends Jill and Brian from library school.  Jill was visiting all the way from Arizona!!  We playehannah-montana-movie-posterd darts  (I realized how out of practice I am) and chatted just like old times.

6.  Weekend–I went home for my Dad’s birthday and watched old school Mystery Science Theater 3000 with my dad, had angel food cake with strawberries on top and watched the Hannah Montana movie with my sister.  Perfection!

Also, this week was one of my best reading weeks ever (best as in most satisfaction gained from the books read).  I read all 10 Princess Diaries books, which was wonderful!  It was like the equivalent of eating a whole carton of Ben and Jerry’s without feeling all sick afterwards.  Can I just say that thank goodness Meg Cabot invented Michael Moscovitz, because there are no guys like him in realwhen-you-reach-me life.

I also read As You Wish by Jackson Pearce, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, and the last three On the Run books by Gordon Korman.  As You Wish was great and is the perfect read alike for people who love Twilight (or books that are awesome!).  I always love everything by Gordon Korman, so I enjoyed those books, but Oh. My. Gosh.  When You Reach Me is like nothing I have ever read.  I just want to find Rebecca Stead and give her a hug and say “Thank you for writing a book that is so unique and special and phenomenal!!!”  There really are no words to describe how good that book is.

So, all in all, it was a really good week, and this week has a lot to do in order to live up to it.

Jen

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6 Responses to “Best Week Ever? I Think So”


  1. 1 Librarian Pirate August 26, 2009 at 12:11 am

    JoCo! Did he play Skullcrusher Mountain? or Code Monkey? or Baby got back?

  2. 2 ngtjennifer August 26, 2009 at 8:39 am

    He actually just played Re: Your Brains and The Future Soon. He also sang a song with the MST3K guys about the 8 plans from outer space (the OTHER ones that came before Plan 9 which was of course, to re-animate the dead).

    I had never heard of him before, but he was fantastic!!!!

  3. 3 ngtamber August 26, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Ahhh, I have never heard of these Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live shows???!!!! Where what which theater?

  4. 4 ngtjennifer August 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I think this was the first live one on such a large scale. I went to the theater in Ames to see it, and only knew about it because my sister works there and saw the ads for it.

    I follow Rifftrax on Twitter now, so I will know about any other shows in the future.

  5. 5 ngtjill August 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Yay, When You Reach Me! I cannot believe how good it was. I even love the chapter titles! It took me a little while to realize why some of them are something like “Things You Wish For” but it’s so perfect!!!! I want to be a book club that’s reading this book so I can talk about it without fearing I’ll ruin something for people who haven’t read it yet.

    And Jen you totally inspire me to read more with your reading ALL 10 PD books + everything else in ONE WEEK! You are my reading hero!

  6. 6 ngtjennifer August 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Jill, I must admit that I did skim some of the parts of the PD books to get to the good parts, but they go pretty fast. But I am honored to be your reading hero!

    And Amber, I just found out they are going to rebroadcast the Rifftrax thing sometime soon, so I will let you know when they announce when and where.


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