saraslibrary's 100: Part 2

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jan 31, 2015, 5:24pm

jan 31, 2015, 5:33pm

CD #59

Only When I Lose Myself by Depeche Mode
Tags: alt rock, single, cd
Track Listing: 1 Only When I Lose Myself (Gus Gus Long Play Mix), 2 Painkiller (Kill the Pain Mix - DJ Shadow vs Depeche Mode), 3 Surrender (Catalan FC Out of Reach Mix), 4 Only When I Lose Myself (GusGus Short Play Mix), 5 World In My Eyes (Safar Mix).

jan 31, 2015, 6:33pm

Happy new thread, Sara!

In answer to your question from the last thread, my department is technically labelled "Information Services" but basically I'm an adult services librarian.

jan 31, 2015, 6:49pm

>3 MickyFine: Thank you, Micky! :)

Oh, cool. That's pretty much the same jargon here. Sometimes we'll rename a position or something, but nothing big. Did you always want to do A.S. library work? Since you read so much YA fiction, I wondered if at one point you wanted to work as a children's librarian (aka well-paid baby-sitter ;).

feb 1, 2015, 12:51am

Hmm, I like Depeche Mode :)

feb 1, 2015, 1:10am

>5 Kassilem: But of course. Only cool people like Depeche Mode! :)

Redigeret: feb 1, 2015, 1:23am

DVD #21

Pretty in Pink directed by Howard Deutch
Tags: humor, drama, romance, prom, dvd, PG13
Synopsis/Notes: A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy. (I seriously felt bad for Duckie {played by Jon Cryer}, even though he was obliviously gay. At least he got to hook up with the girl from the first Flowers in the Attic movie. ETA: Yes, it's taken me this long to finally watch all of Pretty in Pink. I've seen bits and pieces over the years, but I finally broke down a few weeks ago and bought a copy of it. 80's nostalgia!)

Redigeret: feb 1, 2015, 1:42am

Book #43

Dog Shaming by Pascale Lemire
Tags: nonfiction, humor, photography, animals, dogs, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Our dogs are our best friends. They are always happy to see us. They comfort us in our times of need. They also eat our shoes, stain our carpets, and embarrass us in front of our guests. Based on the runaway web phenomenon, Dog Shaming features hilarious and adorable photos of petulant pups accompanied by notes detailing their misdeeds: waking sleeping babies, eating vomit, chasing postmen, unplugging alarm clocks, peeing on stuff, etc. So share in the shaming and laugh through your frustration as Dog Shaming reminds us that unconditional love goes both ways. (Finally! My dog isn't the only one who eats her own poop! Yay!? This one's not in the book, but you'll get the idea of what this book's like:

Redigeret: feb 1, 2015, 2:31am


While I would love to have a ton of stats at the end of each month, I would be working on it for days. I'd much rather spend my time doing other stuff. Like reading, or watching TV, or listening to music. Or sleeping. :) So here are my top 5's instead.

Books Read: 43
CDs Listened To: 59
DVDs Watched: 21

My top 5's for January:

Top 5 Favorite Books (in no particular order)

1. Christmas Wombat by Jackie French
2. Zorro Gets an Outfit by Carter Goodrich
3. Ball by Mary Sullivan
4. Dogs in Cars by Lara Jo Regan
5. Dog Shaming by Pascale Lemire

Top 5 Favorite Movies/TV Series (in no particular order)

1. The Big Lebowski directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
2. Happy Tree Friends: Volume 1: First Blood directed by Rhode Montijo
3. The Seasoning House directed by Paul Hyett
4. Hell directed by Tim Fehlbaum
5. Pretty in Pink directed by Howard Deutch

Top 5 Favorite CDs (in no particular order)

1. Lola Rennt: Der Soundtrack Zum Film by Various Artists
2. Matangi by M.I.A.
3. Maya by M.I.A.
4. I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album by Ke$ha
5. Money / Bargeld by KMFDM

Redigeret: feb 3, 2015, 11:32am

>4 saraslibrary: I like doing A.S. work although I have to admit assessment and research is my first love. I did briefly consider being a teen librarian (their programming is so much more fun than adult programming) but I think I'm better suited to adult services.

>9 saraslibrary: Nice stats!

feb 1, 2015, 4:17pm

>10 MickyFine: I'm very ignorant when it comes to assessment and research. That would be done in a public library or elsewhere? Agreed: anytime I glance over what programs are going on, 9 times out of 10 I'm loving the children's programs. Being an adult is boring. ;) I'm glad you found your niche, though! :)

And thanks! I really wanted to do number stats, but I would've been up all night and this morning averaging my pages, rating, etc. Too bad LT can't figure that out for us, where we could say create stats from this date to this date, etc. *shrugs* I'm lazy like that. :)

feb 1, 2015, 5:08pm

CD #60

Red Velvet Car by Heart
Tags: rock, cd, checked out from work
Track Listing: 1 There You Go, 2 WTF, 3 Red Velvet Car, 4 Queen City, 5 Hey You, 6 Wheels, 7 Safronia's Mark, 8 Death Valley, 9 Sunflower, 10 Sand. (I really love Heart, but, wow, this CD just wasn't my thing, though I got a kick that one of their songs was titled "WTF." I'll stick with their older stuff instead.)

feb 1, 2015, 5:42pm

CD #61

My December by Kelly Clarkson
Tags: pop, cd
Track Listing: 1 Never Again, 2 One Minute, 3 Hole, 4 Sober, 5 Don't Waste Your Time, 6 Judas, 7 Haunted, 8 Be Still, 9 Maybe, 10 How I Feel, 11 Yeah, 12 Can I Have a Kiss, 13 Irvine.

feb 2, 2015, 1:14am

DVD #22

Fright Night 2: New Blood directed by Eduardo Rodriguez
Tags: horror, humor, series, fright night, vampires, romania, teachers, dvd, NR, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri's chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and "Evil" Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a "new moon virgin," which just so happens to be Charley's ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called "Fright Night," to drive a stake through Gerri's plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death. (I'm assuming this isn't a remake of the 80's sequel, because the two are nothing alike, other than the same title. It's been too long for me to compare the two anyway and say which I liked better, though I absolutely loved Jaime Murray as the Countess Dracula in this one. She has a great sexy evilness about her, like in The Deaths of Ian Stone or playing Dexter's short-lived girlfriend.)

feb 2, 2015, 6:30pm

CD #62

Blondi by :wumpscut:
Tags: industrial, single, cd
Track Listing: 1 Rush, 2 Rush (Dismantled), 3 Rush (Naked Beat), 4 Rush (Der Blutharsch), 5 Don't Go, 6 Don't Go (Eighty 64c Short Cut).

feb 2, 2015, 7:46pm

CD #63

A Flock of Seagulls: Greatest Hits Remixed by Various Artists
Tags: industrial, compilation, cd
Track Listing: 1 I Ran (Die Krupps Remix), 2 Space Age Love Song (KMFDM Remix), 3 The More You Live (Mission UK Remix), 4 Telecommunication (JLAB Remix), 5 Wishing (Intra-Venus Remix), 6 Messages (Interface Remix), 7 The Traveller (Julian Beeston Remix), 8 Burning Up (Pigface Remix), 9 Wishing (LCD Remix), 10 Nightmares (Interfaith Psi-Fix Remix), 11 Rainfall (Spahn Ranch Remix), 12 I Ran (Pistel Remix), 13 Space Age Love Song (Astralasia Remix).

feb 2, 2015, 10:28pm

Book #44

The Rat by Elise Gravel
Tags: nonfiction, juvenile, humor, nature, science, animals, rats, series, disgusting critters, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: One in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Rat is a look at the black rat. It covers such topics as the rat's long, agile tail (it's good for balancing and picking noses), long teeth (they can chew through anything, including books) and disgusting taste in food (delicious electrical wires in tomato sauce, anyone?). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Rat contains real information that will tie in with curriculum. (I love this series, not to mention I love rats. Definitely a series I'd buy.)

feb 2, 2015, 10:39pm

Book #45

The Monsterator by Keith Graves
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, poetry, horror, halloween, monsters, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: A boy wishes to be a monster for one day, but doesn't know what he's in for in this picture book with a split-page novelty element.

feb 2, 2015, 10:39pm

14: Are you sure it isn't a remake of the 80's movie? I'm pretty sure those are all the same names of the characters, and the plot seems pretty similar. At least in regard to Amy being rescued with the help of Peter Vincent.

feb 2, 2015, 10:48pm

>19 Ape: I just compared the two Fright Night 2 movies on IMDb, and the character names are different, with the exception of Peter Vincent, because he's the Van Helsing of the series. However, if you compare the character names of the original 80's Fright Night to the one I watched in message #14, then you're right--they're almost all exact (Jerry is changed to Gerri). But this movie takes places in Romania, the main vampire's a woman, etc. I think it's just one of those series that'll have random sequels popping up everywhere, kind of like what they did with The Lost Boys.

feb 2, 2015, 10:52pm

Ooooh, okay, I was confused, I didn't know there were multiple "Fright Night 2" movies. I see now. :)

feb 2, 2015, 10:54pm

CD #64

Zumba Fitness Dance Party by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, checked out from work, cd
Track Listing: 1 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen, 2 Amor El Amor - Zumba Fitness, 3 Marry The Night (Radio Edit Version) - Lady Gaga, 4 Caipirinha - Zumba Fitness, 5 Party Rock Anthem (Radio Edit) - LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, 6 Zumba Mami - Zumba Fitness, 7 Dynamite (Radio Edit) - Taio Cruz, 8 Mi Vecina (Radio Edit) - Zumba Fitness, 9 Glad You Came (2012 Remaster) - The Wanted, 10 Sweet Girl - Zumba Fitness, 11 This Is Love - featuring Eva Simons, 12 Pa La Discoteka A Bailar - Zumba Fitness.

feb 2, 2015, 10:56pm

>21 Ape: Yeah, they should be a little more original with their titles. :) I totally forget what the 80's Fright Night 2's about, but the first one's pretty good. It freaked me out as a kid. And I think my mom would've been horrified if she knew I saw a make-out scene at the beginning of that movie. I'm so busted now! :P

feb 2, 2015, 11:10pm

Book #46

Naked! by Michael Ian Black
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: A child discovers that the only thing more fun than being naked is wearing nothing but a cape. (Yeah, don't pretend like you've never run around the house naked with a cape on. :P)

feb 3, 2015, 11:34am

>11 saraslibrary: It's a rare position in public libraries (although I have done it). It's a position that crops up more often in academic libraries.

feb 3, 2015, 3:16pm

>25 MickyFine: Well, I'll send you some of my positive mojo your way that you'll get a position in assessment and research, whether it's in a public or academic library. *fingers crossed just in case my mojo is weak* :)

Redigeret: feb 3, 2015, 3:37pm

DVD #23

In a Glass Cage = Tras el cristal directed by Agustí Villaronga
Tags: drama, horror, foreign, nazis, spain, gay, historical, abuse, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: A former Nazi doctor-turned-pedophile, paralyzed from the neck down after a suicide attempt, is forced to accept a boy as his nurse under threat of blackmail: the boy secretly witnessed the doctor's torture and murder of another boy, and possesses the man's diary, which details his wartime experiments and his subsequent descent into pedophilia and murder. Before long, the boy displays his ambition to follow in the older man's footsteps. (Not torture-porn graphic, but the topics of pedophilia, child killing, etc are enough to make some viewers uncomfortable. Weird-ass ending, but overall, I loved the movie. So twisted.)

Redigeret: feb 3, 2015, 4:53pm

CD #65

Donnie Darko Original Soundtrack & Score by Various Artists
Tags: pop, classical, ambient, soundtrack, series, donnie darko, checked out from work then bought, cd
Track Listing: CD 1-1 – INXS Never Tear Us Apart, 1-2 – Tears For Fears Head Over Heels, 1-3 – The Church, The Under The Milky Way, 1-4 – Sam Bauer & Gerard Bauer Lucid Memory, 1-5 – Gerard Bauer & Mike Bauer Lucid Assembly, 1-6 – Giulio Caccini & Paul Pritchard Ave Maria, 1-7 – Steve Baker & Carmen Daye For Whom The Bells Toll, 1-8 – Quito Colayeo & Tony Hertz Show Me (Part 1), 1-9 – Duran Duran Notorious, 1-10 – Oingo Boingo Stay, 1-11 – Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart, 1-12 – Echo & The Bunnymen The Killing Moon, 1-13 – Michael Andrews & Gary Jules Mad World. CD 2-1 – Michael Andrews Carpathian Ridge, 2-2 – Michael Andrews The Tangent Universe, 2-3 – Michael Andrews The Artifact And Living, 2-4 – Michael Andrews Middlesex Times, 2-5 – Michael Andrews Manipulated Living, 2-6 – Michael Andrews Philosophy Of Time Travel, 2-7 – Michael Andrews Liquid Spear Waltz, 2-8 – Michael Andrews Gretchen Ross, 2-9 – Michael Andrews Burn It To The Ground, 2-10 – Michael Andrews Slipping Away, 2-11 – Michael Andrews Rosie Darko, 2-12 – Michael Andrews Cellar Door, 2-13 – Michael Andrews Ensurance Trap, 2-14 – Michael Andrews Waltz In The 4th Dimension, 2-15 – Michael Andrews Time Travel, 2-16 – Michael Andrews Did You Know Him?, 2-17 – Michael Andrews Mad World, 2-18 – Michael Andrews Mad World (Alternate Mix). (A creepy, sad soundtrack--I loved it! Even though I have this CD listed as one I checked out from work prior to purchasing it online, it was just the score soundtrack I had checked out, but whatever; technicalities. It was a hard CD to listen to at first years back, because "Mad World" always made me cry. It was close to the time my sister died, and she really loved this movie. Anywho, here's the "Mad World" song on YouTube (no music video to it, sorry, just the CD cover.)

Redigeret: feb 3, 2015, 6:37pm

CD #66

Dookie by Green Day
Tags: alt rock, cd
Track Listing: 1 Burnout, 2 Having a Blast, 3 Chump, 4 Longview, 5 Welcome to Paradise, 6 Pulling Teeth, 7 Basket Case, 8 She, 9 Sassafras Roots, 10 When I Come Around, 11 Coming Clean, 12 Emenius Sleepus, 13 In the End, 14 F.O.D.

Redigeret: feb 3, 2015, 7:57pm

Book #47

Shake Puppies by Carli Davidson
Tags: nonfiction, photography, humor, animals, dogs, series, shake, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake, Shake Puppies also features 61 dogs caught mid-shake—only this time they’re even more adorable and laughter inducing. Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake—the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the most candid of moments and were shot against brightly colored backdrops to make them fresh, lively, and inviting. Shake Puppies includes a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of the dogs, as well as behind-the-scenes images that take readers into the studio with Carli Davidson and the smiling, playful pups. In the accompanying text, she offers never-before-shared insight into her creative process and reminds readers of the importance of animal adoption and quality pet care. Funny and heartwarming Shake Puppies is a colorful assemblage of photographs that are startling and endearing, revealing and irresistible. (Bad title--shaken puppy syndrome anyone?--but good flip-through book for dog lovers! Two of my favorite photos:

feb 3, 2015, 8:02pm

CD #67

Music From Queer Eye for the Straight Guy by Various Artists
Tags: dance, soundtrack, series, queer eye, cd, dvd
Track Listing: 1 Widelife - All Things (Just Keep Getting Better) (with Simone Denny), 2 Basement Jaxx - Good Luck (featuring Lisa Kekaula), 3 Kylie Minogue - Slow (The Chemical Brothers Mix), 4 Junior Senior - Move Your Feet, 5 In-Grid - You Promised Me (Tu Es Foutu), 6 Jamelia - Superstar, 7 Fischerspooner Vs. Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You to Emerge (Barry Harris Revamp), 8 Duran Duran - Sunrise (Jason Nevins Remix), 9 Sting - Never Coming Home (Gonna Live My Life Remix), 10 Prophet Omega - An Area Big Enough to Do It In, 11 OK Go - You're So Damn Hot, 12 Liz Phair - Extraordinary, 13 Elton John - Are You Ready for Love.

feb 3, 2015, 9:57pm

Top five picks are always nice :) those are your stats

>8 saraslibrary: I will have to put Dog Shaming on my TBR list :) super cute and my husband happened to look over and read the testicle part and LOL :)

>24 saraslibrary: I love that book.... it was super cute... I saw it when it came in on the run at work... I just happened to be there when the circulation supervisor put it on the to be shelved cart... I snatched it up and read it to her...

leaving a star - and becoming a thread stalker :)

feb 3, 2015, 10:14pm

>32 lovelyluck: Yeah, I suppose those are my stats. :) I'm more visual, so I prefer seeing all the covers I've read, but my top 5 are good enough. For now. Maybe I'll change it up...eventually.

Oh, yeah, Dog Shaming is a hoot! :) LOL @ your poor husband's bad timing. Aw, well, he'll probably like it, too. And if you can't wait for the book, they do have a site: It's just as good as the book, though it takes a bit to load (for those of us with slower 'puters).

Awesome! You've read Naked?? LOL-ing @ the idea of you reading the book to your supervisor. I wouldn't dare do that to mine. :D

Cool, thanks for the star and becoming a thread stalker! :) If I weren't so lazy, I'd stalk you right back. ;)

feb 3, 2015, 10:57pm

CD #68

Modern 80s by Various Artists
Tags: pop, compilation, cd
Track Listing: 1 Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals, 2 Voices Carry (single mix) 'Til Tuesday, 3 Notorious Duran Duran, 4 Shake It Up The Cars, 5 Eyes Without A Face Billy Idol, 6 (Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League, 7 Miss Me Blind Culture Club, 8 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones, 9 Cars Gary Numan, 10 Be Near Me ABC, 11 King For A Day Thompson Twins, 12 Let's Go All The Way Sly Fox.

feb 4, 2015, 4:03pm

CD #69

Around the Fur by Deftones
Tags: metal, cd
Track Listing: 1 My Own Summer (Shove It), 2 Lhabia, 3 Mascara, 4 Around the Fur, 5 Rickets, 6 Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away), 7 Lotion, 8 Dai the Flu, 9 Head Up, 10 MX. Favorite tracks: #1 & #6.

Redigeret: feb 7, 2015, 1:28pm

Book #48

Bi-Curious George: An Unauthorized Parody by Andrew Simonian
Tags: fiction, humor, gay, animals, monkeys, series, curious george, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: A hilarious illustrated book in the growing gay and bi-curious market. A total original. "George was a straight little monkey but always very... curious. One day George saw a man. He had on a sassy purple beret. And George got excited, despite himself." And so begins the saga of Bi-Curious George. People of all ages and predilections will love this hilariously clever parody of one of the most beloved classic children's books of all time. Just don't read it to your kids. Favorite line: "'Seaman,' George giggled between dry heaves."

ETA: I'll add photos once my junk drawer loads pics....

ETAA: Wow, two days later, they finally loaded! No joke. Anywho, I'll write the words to the pictures tomorrow (I left the book at work). For now, write your own captions. Believe me, they couldn't be any grosser than what's in the book. ;)

"This is George.
He lived in the jungle.
He was a straight little monkey
but always very... curious."

"George finally got excited when the gruff
watchman burst into his cell.
But real-life prison guards were even less sexy
than real-life firemen!
George was not interested.
'My first time will not be with THIS guy,'
thought George.
'That would be just embarrassing.'
George outsmarted the watchman
and escaped!"

"Back out in the West Village
George saw a couple of guys buy something
from a man on a street corner.
Whatever it was made them VERY happy.
George was curious.
He felt he MUST have one too.
He reached over and
tried to swipe one for himself, but--"
(Summed up: George gets greedy and takes a bunch of drugs and "flies" over New York. See? Monkeys do fly, and not just in The Wizard of Oz. :P)

feb 4, 2015, 6:38pm

CD #70

Tyler by Tyler Collins
Tags: r&b, cd
Track Listing: 1 Just Make Me The One, 2 Pain, 3 It Doesn't Matter, 4 Good Things Take Time, 5 Slide, 6 I Can't Stand The Pain, 7 Freedom, 8 I Can Take You Higher, 9 Yesterday's Song, 10 The Sound of Thunder, 11 I've Never Really Known Love.

feb 4, 2015, 7:56pm

Taken from Berly's thread:

"Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words.

The winners are:

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n), olive-flavoured mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

The Washington Post's Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

The winners are:

1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

2. Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

3. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

4. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

5. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

6. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

7. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.

8. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

9. Karmageddon (n): its like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

10. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

11. Glibido (v): All talk and no action.

12. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

13. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

15. Caterpallor (n.): The colour you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

16. Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an asshole."

feb 4, 2015, 8:14pm

Haha! Those are hilarious! :D

Redigeret: feb 4, 2015, 11:50pm

>39 Ape: Thank you! I can't wait to use them in a conversation, especially at work. :D "Have a nice day, you ignoranus!"

ETA: Berly gets the credit, though. :) I found it on her thread.

feb 4, 2015, 9:00pm

>38 saraslibrary: Funny.... my husband made fun of me as I tried pronouncing them aloud to him :(

feb 4, 2015, 9:05pm

>41 lovelyluck: I'm glad you like it! :) Well, your husband is just an "ignoranus" then, isn't he? :P

feb 4, 2015, 9:15pm

>42 saraslibrary: Yep he sure is... that's why my pet name for him is a$$hole... even played a game of scattergories once the letter was A and it said a term of endearment and I used a$$hole.... my friends didn't believe me so I had to call my husband to prove it.... "Hey honey what do I call you all the time to let you know I love you?" "Uh... a$$hole?" ... I won that game :)

But #38 and my husband distracted me from posting about Bi-Curious George which looks super funny.... I might have to check into it and share with my brother-in-law :) added to the TBR list :)

feb 4, 2015, 11:16pm

>43 lovelyluck: LOL! Seriously? I hesitate to ask what his pet name is for you. But congrats on winning the game. I've never played scattergories. What is a term of endearment that begins with A? *scratches head*

Oh, yeah, Bi-Curious George is a hoot! I scanned a few pics of it at work, but I don't see them in my junk drawer. In fact, none of my pictures are showing in my junk drawer or other parts of LT where I added pics today. :( Weird. But definitely check it out! :) I had to ILL it and received it pretty fast. I also have Are You My Boyfriend? by C. B. Bryza and Images You Should Not Masturbate To by Graham Johnson on my ILL request list. Let me know if you get around to reading Bi-Curious George. :)

feb 5, 2015, 8:11pm

Book #49

Night Mary by Rick Remender
Tags: fiction, juvenile, horror, graphic novel, dreams, seattle, washington, colorado
Synopsis/Notes: Meet Mary Specter, a misunderstood teenage girl trained to be a lucid dreamer. Mary's father runs a sleep disorder clinic where Mary enters the ghastly dreams of severely disturbed people in an attempt to help them. When a patient is revealed to be a serial killer, the nightmare world and the waking one become intertwined, putting Mary in real jeopardy. Set in a world where the boundaries between dreams and reality are tenuous, Night Mary is a very dark and terrifying trip into psychological horror. (While I wasn't blown away by the artwork, the story was compelling enough to deserve 5 stars.)

feb 6, 2015, 12:42am

5 Star GN? I'll have to look into that one :)

feb 6, 2015, 3:21pm

>46 Kassilem: I hope you like it! :) I know I usually don't give graphic novels/mangas 5 stars for one reason or the other (I don't "get" the artwork; the story is...well, not there, etc.), but Night Mary was one of those books that kept me up late with a flashlight (I was too lazy to turn my bedroom light on/off), even though I had work in the early, early morning. I kind of hesitated on the "juvenile" tag, because I noticed it wasn't used on LT or other book sites, but I figured since Mary was still in high school, it was minor-oriented, despite some of the gore. *shuts her pie hole* ;)

Redigeret: feb 6, 2015, 6:30pm

DVD #24

The Devil's Rock directed by Paul Campion
Tags: horror, war, historical, nazis, islands, demons, magic, england, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

feb 6, 2015, 6:18pm

Book #50

DogJoy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe by the Editors of The Bark
Tags: nonfiction, humor, photography, animals, dogs, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: THERE IS NO GREATER JOY than seeing a beloved dog smile. Whether they’re greeting us at the door, romping with their pals, or celebrating a birthday, their happiness is completely infectious. Do dogs really smile? We set out to prove this idea after a reader of The Bark sent in a photo of her grinning dog, with a suggestion for a contest … and, the Smiling Dog contest was born. So for the past eight years, enthusiastic dog lovers everywhere have been sending in photographs of their smiling pups. DogJoy assembles the best of the pack—presenting proof positive that dogs not only smile, but also laugh, grin, snicker and even share jokes. Highlighted by personal stories and peppered with charming observations, dog lovers everywhere will adore this wonderful collection. (Yes, there's a lot of projecting human emotions on these pics, but it's still good for a smile and laugh.)

feb 6, 2015, 6:59pm

48: Sounds dreadful. I like the cover though. :P

Redigeret: feb 6, 2015, 7:14pm

>50 Ape: It was dreadful. Well, not 100% I-want-my-money-back dreadful, but let's just say I won't be rewatching it right away. Yeah, I think the cover's the best selling point of the movie, though there are a couple similar movie posters out there, like this one, that are as good or better. Funny, when she really looks like this (in demon form) and this (in human form). No Nazi clothes for her in the movie. Or much of any clothes, for that matter. :P

feb 7, 2015, 12:25pm

My ILL request for Images You Should Not Masturbate To by Graham Johnson was canceled. Sad day indeed. :*( I'll just have to buy it online. I mean, because I obviously need some direction in that area. :P

feb 7, 2015, 4:21pm

CD #71

Hannibal: Season 1, Volume 2: Original Television Soundtrack by Brian Reitzell
Tags: classical, ambient, soundtrack, series, hannibal, hannibal lecter, tv tie-in, checked out from work
Track Listing: 1 Fromage, 2 Trou Normand, 3 Buffet Froid, 4 Rôti, 5 Relevés, 6 Savoureux.

feb 7, 2015, 4:40pm

Book #51

I'd Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, crocodiles, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: One morning Achilles, a young crocodile, insists that he will eat a child that day and refuses all other food, but when he actually finds a little girl, she puts him in his place.

feb 7, 2015, 4:53pm

>54 saraslibrary: That sounds fantastic!

Redigeret: feb 7, 2015, 5:53pm

>55 MickyFine: Shall I bring the child and you bring the cooking supplies? Or vice versa? :P Kidding. It's a hilarious book. You really should read it. It's cute. :)

feb 7, 2015, 5:47pm

CD #72

LaTour by LaTour
Tags: dance, cd
Track Listing: 1 Allen's Got a New Hi-Fi, 2 People Are Still Having Sex, 3 Involved, 4 Cold, 5 Fantasy Soldiers, 6 Amazing You, 7 Laurie Monster, 8 Psych, 9 Dark Sunglasses, 10 Blue, 11 Allen's Got a New Hi-Fi (Remix), 12 People Are Still Having Sex (Remix).

feb 7, 2015, 6:17pm

52: Hmmmmm...sounds like a challenge to me. :P

feb 7, 2015, 7:13pm

>58 Ape: That made me think of this:

I've been watching lots of HIMYM lately.

feb 7, 2015, 7:51pm

>58 Ape: Oh, dear. Did I accidentally create a post-nasty-pictures-on-Sara's-thread challenge that could get me booted off LT?? If you're curious there are some pics from the book here, so I guess in a way I'm glad I didn't get the book. It looks kind of dull. :( And who says I can't masturbate to this guy?? It's my creepy fetish right! :P

>59 MickyFine: *is shocked* But it doesn't have any hot British guys in it! Anywho, could you please explain the title of that show. Who's the "I" and whose "Your Mom"? That's probably my biggest head-scratcher over that sitcom. But I love Neil Patrick Harris's character. :D

feb 8, 2015, 2:08am

DVD #25

St. Trinian's directed by Oliver Parker & Barnaby Thompson
Tags: humor, england, boarding schools, remake, series, st. trinian's, dvd, PG13
Synopsis/Notes: St Trinian's, a school for "young ladies" with its anarchic doctrine of free expression, brings together a motley crew of ungovernable girls who, using their wit and ingenuity, save the school from bankruptcy. (I really liked this movie and started out giving it a 5, but the dog kicked in the mower scene and the fact the newbie was still friends with the girls, even though they YouTubed her naked in the shower, were deciding factors on the 4. That aside, this was a nice bit of fluffy comedy. Recommended if you're into that.)

Redigeret: feb 9, 2015, 3:28pm

Book #52

DogFace by Barbara O'Brien
Tags: nonfiction, photography, animals, dogs, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Adorable four-color candid doggie mug shots. Photographer and animal trainer Barbara O’Brien has spent years photographing aspiring canine actors, from prancing puppies to stately hounds and tenacious terriers. At first, she discarded the photos if her subject was barking, sniffing, or otherwise looking less than perfect—until she realized that those outtakes best revealed the true personality of the pup. O’Brien is a skilled and seasoned photographer, and this winsome collection shows the care she took to reveal each dog’s essential character. The goofiness of the boisterous Border Collie, the decorum of the genteel Great Dane, and the curiosity of the regal Corgi—all of them are captured here in gorgeous four-color photography. (One of my favorite photos:

feb 8, 2015, 6:42pm

CD #73

What's Your Name? by Adam Sandler
Tags: pop, humor, cd
Track Listing: 1 Moyda, 2 The Lonesome Kicker, 3 Bad Boyfriend, 4 Pickin' Daisies, 5 Corduroy Blues, 6 Listenin' to the Radio, 7 Sweet Beatrice, 8 Dancin' and Pantsin', 9 Zittly Van Zittles, 10 Four Years Old, 11 Voodoo, 12 The Respect Chant, 13 The Goat Song, 14 Red Hooded Sweatshirt. (Listenable, but not as funny as his other CDs/routines. Plus I'm not a big fan of rock comedy, but I'm keeping it because I still love Adam Sandler.)

feb 8, 2015, 8:18pm

>63 saraslibrary: I like Adam Sandler's Stan and Judy's Kid... and my husband loves They're all gonna laugh at you

feb 9, 2015, 1:00am

>64 lovelyluck: Yeah, I grew up on They're All Gonna Laugh at You in high school. I loved that one! :) Stan and Judy's Kid is in my TBLT (to be listened to) pile), so I'm glad you at least recommend it. I'm sure I won't be disappointed. :) I was so bummed with What's Your Name? The lyrics were definitely Sandler-ish, but he needs to give his music "career" a rest. ;)

Redigeret: feb 9, 2015, 2:07am

It's still Sunday in WA, so YAY! I didn't miss Sexy Sunday. Thank you, Micky, for keeping my sexy creepiness alive! :) You get all the blame for this one. :P

^ I'm more of hot/creepy fan than just a hot or creepy fan, though Christopher Walken will always be a bad-ass bad guy in my eyes. :)

^ And one of the ultimate creepy/hot guys from decades ago: Anthony Perkins (aka Norman Bates*).

*LOL-ing @ where the Norman Bates link leads to. I'd read it. :P

Redigeret: feb 9, 2015, 5:53pm

DVD #26

Housebound directed by Gerard Johnstone
Tags: horror, humor, ghosts, haunted houses, new zealand, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement. (Forget the ghost. Kylie was scary as hell at times.)

feb 9, 2015, 5:53pm

CD #74

Big Hit by Nitzer Ebb
Tags: industrial, cd
Track Listing: 1 Cherry Blossom, 2 Hear Me Say, 3 Kick It, 4 I Thought, 5 Floodwater, 6 Border Talk, 7 In Decline, 8 Living Out of a Bag, 9 Boy, 10 Our Own World.

Redigeret: feb 9, 2015, 8:42pm

CD #75

Stan and Judy's Kid by Adam Sandler
Tags: pop, humor, cd
Track Listing: 1 Hot Water Burn Baby, 2 Cool Guy, 3 7 Foot Man, 4 The Peeper, 5 Cool Guy 2, 6 Dee Wee (My Friend the Massive Idiot), 7 Whitey, 8 Cool Guy 3, 9 She Comes Home to Me, 10 The Champion, 11 Cool Guy 4, 12 Chanukah Song Part II, 13 Inner Voice, 14 Cool Guy 5, 15 Welcome My Son, 16 The Psychotic Legend of Uncle Donnie, 17 Reprise. (Less singing, more skits, which I loved! "The Peeper" was probably my favorite, just because it was so f-ing creepy--

Cop: You can't be doing this shit, Mr... Nipple clips.
{Peeper slamming into cop car seat}
Peeper: Handcuffed. Can't sniff fingers.
{Door slams and engine revs}
Peeper: Please piss on me.
Cop: Yeah, this is officer Tyler. Everything's under control.
Peeper: Please piss on me? If somebody could piss on me, that would be great.

--with "Hot Water Burn Baby" as a second favorite (yep, way to warp your kid). Though the "Chanukah Song" is always fun to hear around the holidays. And poor "Cool Guy." Penis, dude. Or cock. Or dick. You'll know what I mean if you've heard it.)

feb 9, 2015, 9:06pm

>60 saraslibrary: I do watch American (and even Canadian shows) pretty regularly. Shocking, I know.

As for HIMYM, the "I" is Ted and the "Your Mother" is the big mystery of the series up until season 9.

>66 saraslibrary: I kind of win. Christian Bale is on the meter but not the big picture. Oh well, I can rectify (stop snickering right now) that on a different Sexy Sunday.

feb 9, 2015, 9:47pm

>70 MickyFine: Still in disbelief.

Oh, gotcha. Thanks! :) I seriously doubt I'll wait until season 9 to found out who the mother is, though.

How did you win the hot/creepy guy award? o.0 If you mean because Christian Bale's from across the pond, so is Ralph Fiennes. And a few others are foreigners, too. But, anyway: yes, you do that. You rectify Christian Bale next Sunday. *completely straight face*

feb 9, 2015, 10:23pm

>71 saraslibrary: There's more to me than just being an Anglophile. :P

feb 9, 2015, 10:39pm

>69 saraslibrary: - hot water burn baby :) one of my favs

feb 9, 2015, 11:22pm

>72 MickyFine: Um, like secretly being a midget-tossing dominatrix that likes to collect other people's belly button lint while they're sleeping/passed out in public and then making sweaters out it for your hairless guinea pig? Am I warm?

>73 lovelyluck: LOL! It is so messed up. Reminds me of Rain Man, in a sad way.

Redigeret: feb 10, 2015, 11:07am

Redigeret: feb 10, 2015, 2:02pm

>75 MickyFine: LOL! Oh man, that's bad. And that reminds me all over again of the Adam Sandler CD I just listened to: .

Is the lint sweater not for your guinea pig? Hairless cat perhaps?

feb 10, 2015, 2:05pm

DVD #27

Wer directed by William Brent Bell
Tags: horror, werewolves, partial foreign, france, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: A defense attorney begins to suspect that there might be more to her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, than meets the eye.

feb 10, 2015, 4:45pm

>76 saraslibrary: You are so funny I forgot to laugh. ;)

feb 11, 2015, 2:07am

>78 MickyFine: So, what else do Anglophiles do, other than not toss midgets, dominate people, steal stranger's belly button lint, knit with it, and have hairless pets? :P

feb 11, 2015, 10:44am

>79 saraslibrary: Mmm, become international women of mystery?

feb 11, 2015, 3:55pm

>80 MickyFine: Oh, oh! Like Austin Powers?? *claps hands* Fantastic! You could even go by Austen instead. You know, like Jane Austen...Austin Powers. *ahem* Never mind. I'll shut up now. Maybe. :P

feb 11, 2015, 3:57pm

DVD #28

We Are the Night = Wir sind die Nacht directed by Dennis Gansel
Tags: horror, foreign, berlin, germany, vampires, lesbians, feminism, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.

feb 11, 2015, 9:13pm

>81 saraslibrary: Your thread. You can make all the terrible puns you like.

feb 13, 2015, 7:53pm

*waves frantically* HI SARA!!!!!

>75 MickyFine: Hah! Love it. :)

Redigeret: feb 13, 2015, 9:36pm

>83 MickyFine:

Woo hoo! Tearable puns ahead! (Yeah, I didn't laugh at them either; but I loved the "tearable" part. ;)

>84 LauraBrook: HI LAURA!!!!!

feb 13, 2015, 9:48pm

Book #53

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson
Tags: nonfiction, humor, series, f in exams
Synopsis/Notes: A collection of some of the more creative and hilarious ways that students have tackled challenging exam questions.

feb 13, 2015, 10:08pm

CD #76

Only Dance: 1985 - 1989 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, r&b, compilation, series, only dance, cd
Track Listing: 1 Take On Me - A-Ha, 2 Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders, 3 Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung, 4 Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves, 5 Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads, 6 Walking Down Your Street - The Bangles, 7 Shake Your Love - Debbie Gibson, 8 Venus - Bananarama, 9 Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters, 10 Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown, 11 Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood, 12 What You Don't Know - Expose, 13 Don't Disturb This Groove - The System, 14 I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz, 15 The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey, 16 Two Of Hearts - Stacey Q, 17 Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones, 18 Secret Rendezvous - Karyn White, 19 The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3, 20 Rock Me Amadeus - Falco.

Redigeret: feb 13, 2015, 10:19pm

DVD #29

Blood Stains directed by Robert Malenfant
Tags: suspense, romance, pennsylvania, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: A retired lawyer investigates a murder that occurred in the house he has just moved into with his daughter, unaware the killer is watching him. (Ignore the cover. Not as bloody or scary as it's supposed to look. It's a very weak mystery, too, since the viewer already knows who the killer is from the beginning. I'm still keeping this one, because a small part of me half-way liked it.)

Redigeret: feb 13, 2015, 10:34pm

Book #54

Goosebumps: HorrorLand #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
Tags: fiction, juvenile, horror, dolls, series, goosebumps: horrorland, the living dummy
Synopsis/Notes: Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird--and she happens to be right. Ethan won't stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist's dummy. And the puppet has plans for Britney, too! (As a kid, I probably would've liked it more. But my adult brain went: "Toss the doll into the fire. End of problems.")

feb 14, 2015, 12:34am

>85 saraslibrary: I kind of love the idea of someone needing a pun so badly they tear it off a flyer though.

feb 14, 2015, 12:11pm

Hi Sara, just stopping by and waving!

Interesting thread you have!

Redigeret: feb 14, 2015, 2:14pm

>90 MickyFine: Yeah, it is a good/bad idea, depending on if you have a sense of humor. ;) Better than flash cards, I guess. And they'd be pretty handy today for singles who need a really bad one-liner to pick someone up or get an eye roll.

>91 connie53: Hi Connie! :) Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to drop by your thread soon.

LOL! "Interesting" always means weird or unusual, which I don't mind. :D Thank you!

(*snorts over the "committed" part*)

Either way, Happy Venereal Disease Day/Valentine's Day/Saturday, everyone! :) Whichever one you celebrate.

Redigeret: feb 15, 2015, 1:50am

DVD #30

The Loved Ones directed by Sean Byrne
Tags: horror, prom, incest, australia, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. (Xavier Samuel who plays Brent says it well in one of the DVD interviews: if a girl asks you to the prom, say yes--especially if she's anything like Lola. Perfect Valentine's Day movie, btw. ;)

feb 14, 2015, 2:42pm

>92 saraslibrary: But I'm Dutch! I don't know those things. And I mean interesting! Really!

feb 14, 2015, 2:43pm

>93 saraslibrary: LOL! I know. I'll cut you slack...this time. ;) And thank you! I appreciate that. :)

feb 14, 2015, 2:47pm

>95 saraslibrary:

Great, Thank you!

feb 14, 2015, 2:51pm

>96 connie53: You're sweet. Don't sweat it. :) It's hard to keep up with nuances in different languages. I took German for about 3 years in school, and it was very difficult for me. You put me to shame. Your English is excellent! :)

feb 14, 2015, 2:56pm

>97 saraslibrary: Thanks. My husband asked me just a few minutes ago why I was almost glued to my laptop. I told him I was writing English and that takes a good amount of concentration. I'm glad I'm doing fine ;-))

feb 14, 2015, 3:15pm

>98 connie53: Absolutely, it does take a good amount of concentration. I take it he's not much into the internet? ;) And, yes, you're doing way beyond fine! A+++++ from me. :)

Btw, do the Dutch celebrate Valentine's Day? Or is that more of an American thing? I was just learning today from coworkers of different holidays that are happening in February, like Chinese New Year, etc. And oddly, not only is today Valentine's Day in the U.S., but it's also National Organ Donor Day and Ferris Wheel Day. So, I guess while you're riding a ferris wheel with a loved one, you fall to your death so one or more of your organs can be donated to someone else?? o.o I think we Americans need to keep just one holiday per day. Or maybe I need to be less morbid. :D

feb 14, 2015, 3:30pm

>99 saraslibrary: Yes, we do celebrate Valentine's day. We got infected by the American virus some 20 years ago. It's getting bigger by the year. First it was just a nice card or flowers, but now the boys have to take their valentine's to dinner, give them presents and vice versa.
Peet let me chose a book in the book store and I partly paid for his new shoes. That's how romantic we are.

We don not celebrate all those daily holidays. Coincidentally Valentine's day is also the first day of Carnival this year and some of us celebrate that to the utmost. We don't. But my kids are all dressed up and downtown celebrating.

So, I guess while you're riding a ferris wheel with a loved one, you fall to your death so one or more of your organs can be donated to someone else?? o.o I think we Americans need to keep just one holiday per day. Or maybe I need to be less morbid. :D LOL, LOL, LOL

Redigeret: feb 14, 2015, 5:00pm

>100 connie53: That's so cool. So, Happy Valentine's Day then! :) Yes, Americans do tend to infect other countries--and sometimes not with good things, like McDonald's, etc. Yeah, guys are pressured to do A LOT of things for their significant other, and I honestly think it's a sexist holiday, because I think women should be treating their s.o.'s as well.

LOL @ yours and Peet's Valentine's romantic shopping! That's about how romantic I am, too. I've actually never been in a relationship around Valentine's Day, so I've never had to worry about it. At home, my mom and I don't celebrate it. It's kind of a commercial holiday just to make money, and if we want to say "I love you," we just do it and not wait until February 14. ;)

I don't celebrate daily holidays either. The only days I'm excited about are pay days, days off from work...yeah, that's about it. :D

Double awesome that Valentine's and Carnival coincide with each other! I wish we celebrated Carnival over here, but we don't. :( I'm too much of a social phobe to participate in a big celebration like that, but it'd be fun to watch on TV. :) I hope your kids have a blast! :)

I'm glad I could amuse you in my morbidity. ;) But what were they thinking combining all 3 holidays together?

feb 14, 2015, 11:54pm

Book #55

The Goat Who Ate Everything by John Montogmery
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, goats
Synopsis/Notes: A boy's goat eats all sorts of things until it makes him sick and the boy's father teaches the goat to eat better foods.* (*Actually, the "boy's goat" is the boy's "kid" brother, not really a pet, but oh well. Not to mention, this book is so ironic, seeing as it comes in a McDonald's happy meal {no, I didn't order a meal; the book was donated at my work site}, since the moral of the story is to eat healthy, and, well, McDonald's and healthy are not exactly synonymous. A very cute, quick story though.)

feb 15, 2015, 3:59am

>101 saraslibrary: You might think that celebrating Carnival and Valentine's on the same day is awesome, but the flower shops are complaining about the decrease of sales. Carnival is celebrated in the south of the Netherlands and those who celebrate here are neglecting the flower buying. ;-))

feb 15, 2015, 4:24pm

>103 connie53: Well, that's the flower shops problem. ;) Personally, I think flowers are pretty left on the plants. :)

feb 15, 2015, 4:42pm

I got on a Hannibal (the TV series) kick, so it was a tie between these two yaoi fan art pics:

Redigeret: feb 15, 2015, 6:56pm

CD #77

How the West Was Won by Led Zeppelin
Tags: rock, live, cd
Track Listing: Disc 1 - 1 LA Drone, 2 Immigrant Song, 3 Heartbreaker, 4 Black Dog, 5 Over The Hills And Far Away, 6 Since I've Been Loving You, 7 Stairway To Heaven, 8 Going To California, 9 That's The Way, 10 Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp. Disc 2 - 1 Dazed And Confused, 2 What Is And What Should Never Be, 3 Dancing Days, 4 Moby Dick. Disc 3 - 1 Whole Lotta Love, 2 Rock And Roll, 3 The Ocean, 4 Bring It On Home. (I like Led Zeppelin, but I rarely like live CDs.)

Redigeret: feb 16, 2015, 1:41am

DVD #31

Mother's Day directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Tags: horror, remake, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

feb 16, 2015, 2:16am

DVD #32

Excision directed by Richard Bates Jr.
Tags: horror, humor, dvd, based on short film, NR
Synopsis/Notes: A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. (Yes, it's a horror movie, but it's also pretty damn funny and part family drama, too. Very freaky to boot, especially the girl's surgical sex dreams! I loved the cast {Roger Bart--one of the bad guys in Hostel 2--Traci Lords, John Waters--as a reverend! :D--Ray Wise--Laura Palmer's creepy-ass father from Twin Peaks, etc etc etc}, but I really loved the main character, Pauline, played by AnnaLynne McCord. I think most dysfunctional teens will be able to relate to her. The ending was pretty sad, imho, because you know her younger sister doesn't survive the surgery, despite Pauline's belief she's helping her.)

(It's not answered in the movie, but yes, you can catch STDs from a dead body. Random FYI. You're welcome. :P)

feb 16, 2015, 3:05am

>108 saraslibrary: Just the thing I needed to know! Thanks, Sara. LOL

feb 16, 2015, 5:43am

>109 connie53: LOL! You're so welcome. The things they never teach you in school. ;)

feb 16, 2015, 6:00am

>110 saraslibrary: Yes, there is a great lack in that! I will take this up with our head mistress. ;-))

feb 16, 2015, 8:27am

>108 saraslibrary: I have seen that movie..... it was a tad different :) kinda weird but you are right... it has some funny parts.... i still couldn't believe that the main character was annalyn mccord.... not after watching her on the new 90210... what a major difference in the appearance of her characters

Redigeret: feb 16, 2015, 8:50pm

>111 connie53: Absolutely! Every student should be aware of how and where they might catch STDs. Oh, man, I can't believe we're having this conversation. :D

>112 lovelyluck: Cool! Most definitely a different-weird movie. :) I've never seen AnnaLynne McCord in 90210 (other than on the DVD case), but I have seen her in Transporter 2, The Haunting of Molly Hartley (which is a really good horror flick, too), and probably a few others I'm forgetting. It's amazing what makeup and hair coloring can do to make you prettier/uglier. They did a top-notch job, imho. The zits were a little too stationary, though. Odd observation, I know, but I would've thought they could've gotten more creative with putting one here, then maybe over there.... lol, never mind. That has nothing to do with the movie. ;)

But for those who don't know who she is:

Before Her Makeup (her role as Pauline in Excision)

After Her Makeup ("real life"--hahaha)

feb 16, 2015, 8:59pm

>108 saraslibrary: Sara, I love that you're the dirtier version of "The More You Know".

feb 16, 2015, 9:11pm

Surgical sex dreams!? Hmmm, I need to get my hands on that one. :P

Redigeret: feb 16, 2015, 9:19pm

>114 LauraBrook: :D I'm glad to be considered the dirtier version of anything. ;) I would've made a really, really bad teacher, too. I think I probably would've been fired on the first day of school for telling my students--

--and then taking them on a shop class tour to make their own anti-carpel tunnel contraptions.

>115 Ape: You most definitely should! But I have to warn you: they're not your "normal" sex dreams. Here she's pulling her own severed head out of somebody's chest:

feb 16, 2015, 9:19pm

Good, good. Normal sex dreams would be a total turnoff. :P

feb 16, 2015, 9:21pm

Ha! Sicko. Yeah, I'll drop Excision off at your house in, oh, say an hour. :P

Redigeret: feb 17, 2015, 7:18pm

DVD #33

Alyce Kills directed by Jay Lee
Tags: horror, lesbians, drug abuse, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart along with anyone else who gets in her way. (This was an impulse purchase to get my free shipping on Amazon. I'd never heard of it before, but the reviews seemed decent enough. I didn't get into this one as much as some of the other horror movies I've seen lately, but it was trippy enough to keep me watching--very Alice in Wonderland down the rabbit hole {ones I like to watch at night, right before bed}. In fact, I noticed a few AiW name homages: Alyce, obviously; her dead best friend's name: Carroll Lewis, etc. Alyce Kills is definitely an improvement over the other Jay Lee movie I've seen--Zombie Strippers--though it still has plenty of nudity but not a lot of humor like in ZS. *still debating on whether or not I should favorite Jay Lee, or whether I should try watching one of his other movies: Attack of the Vegan Zombies...*)

feb 18, 2015, 12:19am

Book #56

Black Lagoon Adventures #11: The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, monsters, humor, series, black lagoon adventures, winter, blizzards
Synopsis/Notes: When a blizzard hits, Hubie knows that doesn't mean a snow day, it means a no day -- nothing moves, nothing happens. After spending all afternoon zipping zippers, snapping snaps, and buckling buckles, he's finally ready to explore the winter wonderland. Can Hubie plow through his snow-venture or will he be left out in the cold? (I couldn't really relate to Hubie's apathy over a snow day. I mean, No School! Yay! Even to this day, I always cheer when I see schools closed due to the weather, because I remember how fun it was to do "nothing.")

feb 18, 2015, 7:19am

>120 saraslibrary: LOL My baby really enjoyed her snow day yesterday and I'm sure she will again today.... unfortunately for me the library opens at it's normal time today.... but I have to leave an hour and half early to make it there because of black ice and secondary and neighborhood roads that haven't been plowed....

I used to love snow days when I was a kid and a teacher..... now not snow much ha ha

feb 18, 2015, 4:34pm

LMAO @ 121 pic! Oh, man, I am so glad my boss isn't like that.

But backing up, I'm super happy for your daughter's snow day! And another snow day today?? Awesome! *fingers crossed for her she gets snow days until Friday* ;)

Boo @ having to go to work at regular time. :/ Couldn't they open an hour or two later? I mean, like you said, black ice and unplowed roads. Sorry to hear. :( We'll probably always be open, too, especially since we have a generator. *double boo*

*snort* I actually got that joke. :) I forgot: teachers probably like snow days, too.

feb 18, 2015, 4:44pm

Book #57

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me by Cynthia L. Copeland
Tags: nonfiction, photography, humor, animals, dogs, series, really important stuff my, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Playful spaniels completely covered with snow—“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ weather.” Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other— “Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow." The bulldog who’s headfirst in her bowl—“Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER.” Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what’s important, like love: “Be there when others need you.” Compassion: “Even the smallest act of kindness matters.” Perseverance: “Keep going until you find your way home.” A healthy sense of self: “Make it squeak until someone pays attention.” Living in the present moment: “Scratch where it itches, when it itches.” And that happiness is a choice: “Leap higher than you have to.”

Redigeret: feb 19, 2015, 7:21pm

DVD #34

Some Guy Who Kills People directed by Jack Perez
Tags: horror, humor, revenge, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: Ken Boyd, a lonely man fresh out of the loony bin, sets out to kill those he deems responsible for his miserable life. (Surprising twist at the end regarding the killer. Not a super funny movie; most of the humor came from the sheriff, played by Barry Bostwick.)

feb 19, 2015, 7:37pm

Book #58

The Hunger of the Seven Squat Bears by Émile Bravo
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, fantasy, fairy tales, picture book, series, seven squat bears, animals, bears, cows, pigs, cats, wolves
Synopsis/Notes: A combination of fairy tales explain why bears hibernate all winter. (Loved it! The other two books are now on my wishlist.)

feb 19, 2015, 7:52pm

Book #59

Breaking Down by Maia Kinney-Petrucha & Stefan Petrucha
Tags: fiction, juvenile, graphic novel, horror, romance, humor, series, twilight saga, vampires, werewolves, monsters
Synopsis/Notes: Parody of all the Twilight saga books by Stephenie Meyer in one graphic novel. (Not very funny, nor are the illustrations all that great. But I'm a Twilight fan, so I'll probably still keep it for now.)

Redigeret: feb 21, 2015, 1:52pm

DVD #35

Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach directed by Danny Leiner
Tags: humor, tennis, sports, nebraska, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: A high school janitor has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro. He begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits and leads them to the Nebraska State Championships. (At first, I thought I'd already seen this, but it was just the trailer I saw of it awhile back. Heads-up: there's a lot of gross, sexually immature humor, which I loved. It was a nice break from my horror binge, especially since you see more of Seann William Scott's ass throughout the film, though the last pic with him and his prize player showering and trading clothes was a taaad creepy.)

Redigeret: feb 21, 2015, 12:26am

DVD #36

Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer directed by Jörg Buttgereit
Tags: horror, foreign, germany, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: As serial killer Lothar Schramm lies dying in a pool of his own blood, choppy memories of his horrific life flash before his eyes. (Rather disappointing: too artsy and slow for me {even though it was just over 60 minutes}; but still very graphic {guess which one's really dead}--Lothar hammering nails through his own penis, him masturbating with a sex toy {real, not simulated}, daymares of having his eyeball removed by his dentist, an "alive" imaginary vagina dentata in his lipstick drawer, etc. It was pretty plotless with scenes playing over and over and over again. I almost regretted buying this DVD, but I figure every horror buff should watch it at least once. Too bad he didn't suffer more at the end, imho. ETA: I love how they cover up the woman's breasts on the cover with two red stickers. It's just on the shrinkwrap, though, not the case.)

feb 21, 2015, 2:29pm

CD #78

CexCells by Blaqk Audio
Tags: dance, cd
Track Listing: 1."Stiff Kittens", 2."Between Breaths (an xx perspective)", 3."Snuff on Digital", 4."Bitter for Sweet", 5."Where Would You Like Them Left?", 6."The Fear of Being Found", 7."On a Friday", 8."The Love Letter", 9."Semiotic Love", 10."Cities of Night", 11."Again, Again and Again", 12."Wake Up, Open the Door and Escape to the Sea".

feb 21, 2015, 4:21pm


feb 21, 2015, 4:37pm

*waves back* Hope you're having a fab weekend! :)

Redigeret: feb 21, 2015, 9:23pm

CD #79

Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture Beautiful Thing by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, classical, soundtrack, cd
Track Listing: 1. "It's Getting Better" by Mama Cass, 2. "One Way Ticket" by Mama Cass, 3. "California Earthquake" by Mama Cass, 4. "Welcome to The World" by Mama Cass, 5. "Make Your Own Kind of Music" by Mama Cass, 6. "Creeque Alley" by The Mamas and The Papas, 7. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by The Mamas and The Papas, 8. "Move in a Little Closer Baby" by Mama Cass, 9. "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas and The Papas, 10. "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas and The Papas, 11. "I Saw Her Again" by The Mamas and The Papas, 12. "Words of Love" by The Mamas and The Papas, 13. "Dedicated to the One I Love" by The Mamas and The Papas, 14. "Look Through My Window" by The Mamas and The Papas, 15. "Go Where You Wanna Go" by The Mamas and The Papas, 16. "Beautiful Thing Medley." (I vaguely remember this movie, but didn't pay much attention to the music at the time. I liked The Mamas and The Papas tracks the best.)

feb 21, 2015, 5:05pm

>131 saraslibrary: It's been good so far, thanks. :)

Redigeret: feb 21, 2015, 6:11pm

>133 MickyFine: Glad to hear. :) No snow? Is it finally warming up?

feb 21, 2015, 6:17pm

CD #80

Music From the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, soundtrack, cd
Track Listing: 1 Tim Roth & Amanda Plummer - Pumpkin and Honey Bunny / Dick Dale & His Del-Tones - Misirlou, 2 Samuel L. Jackson & John Travolta - Royale With Cheese, 3 Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie, 4 Al Green - Let's Stay Together, 5 The Tornadoes - Bustin' Surfboards, 6 Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town, 7 Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man, 8 Maria de Medeiros & Bruce Willis - Zed's Dead Baby / The Centurions - Bullwinkle Part II, 9 Jerome Patrick Hoban & Uma Thurman - Jack Rabbit Slim's Twist Contest / Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell, 10 Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon, 11 Maria McKee - If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags), 12 Peter Greene & Duane Whitaker - Bring Out the Gimp / The Revels - Comanche, 13 The Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall, 14 Samuel L. Jackson & John Travolta - Personality Goes a Long Way, 15 The Lively Ones - Surf Rider, 16 Samuel L. Jackson - Ezekiel 25:17.

feb 21, 2015, 6:24pm

It's a snowpocalypse in Ohio right now! Or, to put it another way, it's a "Canadian Tuesday" in Ohio right now!

feb 21, 2015, 6:47pm

>136 Ape: You mean the zombie snowmen are revolting in Ohio already???? RUUUUN!!!!!

Canadian Tuesday? *scratches head*

*keeps her mouth shut about how kick-ass weather is in WA*

feb 21, 2015, 6:49pm

I meant that the apocalyptic snow is like an average day in Canada. ;)

As for the zombie snowman...running is a good idea!

feb 21, 2015, 7:10pm

>138 Ape: LOL! I saw that one online. Love it. :) But they're just not scary, especially when you can make snow cones out of them. Yuummm. Sugar rush and brain freeze.

Is Canada seriously that cold? British Columbia always seems pretty nice.

Thought I'd add my own snowy mischievousness. :P

feb 21, 2015, 7:15pm

CD #81

Music From the Television Series My So-Called Life by Various Artists
Tags: alt rock, soundtrack, tv tie-in, series, my so-called life, cd
Track Listing: 1 Juliana Hatfield - Make It Home, 2 Buffalo Tom - Soda Jerk, 3 Sonic Youth - Genetic, 4 Further - Petty Core, 5 Madder Rose - Drop a Bomb, 6 The Afghan Whigs - Fountain and Fairfax, 7 Archers of Loaf - South Carolina, 8 The Lemonheads - Dawn Can't Decide, 9 Frente! - The Book Song, 10 Daniel Johnston - Come See Me Tonight, 11 W.G. Snuffy Walden - My So-Called Life Theme. (Love the show back in the day, but this CD is going back to Half Price Books. It's not even worth keeping for the theme song.)

Redigeret: feb 22, 2015, 1:54am

Book #60

Signspotting III: Lost and Loster in Translation compiled by Doug Lansky
Tags: nonfiction, humor, series, signspotting, travel, photography
Synopsis/Notes: From 'UFO University' to 'Speedo Check Ahead' to 'Fecal Face Dot Gallery,' Signspotting III: Lost and Loster in Translation takes the reader on a pictorial worldwide tour of the bizarre and hysterical street signs and advertisements that provide way more laughs than information.

feb 22, 2015, 2:04am

Book #61

People of Walmart: Shop and Awe by Luke Wherry, Adam Kipple, & Andrew Kipple
Tags: nonfiction, photography, humor, checked out from work then bought
Synopsis/Notes: A photo collection of Americans in their natural shopping habitat--people of all sizes and shapes, wearing and doing everything imaginable in full view of their fellow shopping public. (I remember flipping through this one years ago. I just recently bought a copy and decided to actually read it. Some of the choices and captions were kind of mean, but for the most part, this book is dead-on about Walmart! Scary, scary place.)

feb 22, 2015, 8:06am

>138 Ape: & >139 saraslibrary: LOL.... I love the snow zombies and snow sharks.... my snow is melting it is now 52 degrees.... but will drop 20 degrees tomorrow and we will have another light dusting :(

feb 22, 2015, 6:34pm

>143 lovelyluck: Glad to amuse you with our snow zombies and snow sharks. :) (Hmm...zombie shark. Has that been done yet? Must google.) 52? Woo hoo! :) Bring out the nude beaches and sunblock! Or maybe just the polar bear clubs and sunblock. ;) Ouch. A 20° drop. :( I'll send some of our warmth your way. We're about in the low 50s here, too--all week too! (That's low teens in °C for our awesome Canadian LTers. :)

Redigeret: feb 24, 2015, 1:28am

DVD #37

American Mary directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska
Tags: horror, twins, rape, revenge, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients. (I've had this one on hold for ages now, until I just decided to go ahead and order it. I watch movies A LOT faster when I actually own them than when I'm borrowing them; go figure. Loved it! My only small complaint is I wish Mary {played by Katharine Isabelle--who is just perfectly awesome for this role! almost a demented Bettie Page} lived at the end. I would've loved to have thought her "work" continued. Highly recommended!)

feb 22, 2015, 6:53pm

CD #82

Remixed & Revisited by Madonna
Tags: pop, dance, single, cd
Track Listing: 1 Nothing Fails, 2 Love Profusion, 3 Nobody Knows Me, 4 American Life, 5 Like a Virgin / Hollywood Medley (feat. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera & Missy Elliott) (2003 MTV VMA Performance), 6 Into the Hollywood Groove (feat. Missy Elliott), 7 Your Honesty Previously Unreleased Song From the Bedtime Stories Sessions.

feb 22, 2015, 9:57pm

CD #83

Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody by Depeche Mode
Tags: alt rock, single, live, cd
Track Listing: 1 Blasphemous Rumours, 2 Told You So (Live 1984-09-29 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK), 3
Somebody (Remix), 4 Everything Counts (Live 1984-09-29 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK).

feb 22, 2015, 10:06pm

zombie shark

feb 23, 2015, 11:57am

>134 saraslibrary: Since I've moved I'm now in a weird zone where winter is generally pretty mild. We get snow, of course, but then the temperature swings up (or a chinook blows in) and it can be gone in a matter of hours. We definitely haven't had any of the deep freeze that other places are getting.

feb 24, 2015, 1:15am

>148 lovelyluck: Sweet! :) Now we know how the zombie virus will be passed on. Jaws'll attack some surfer, some idiot will save the surfer, and voila! The end of the world. If it hasn't happened already... :o *thinks Bethany Hamilton might be zombie**

>149 MickyFine: There's a weird zone in Canada? Oh, yeah, I think I see it here. You're in Cold Texas or More Nothing, right? ;) But I'm glad your winters are pretty mild. I saw some of the crazy blizzards happening these past couple months, and I'm super glad I live where I do. However, I'm kind of fearing it's going to be blazing hot this summer. I'm a big baby about the heat. :(

feb 24, 2015, 1:27am

CD #84

Brigade by Heart
Tags: rock, cd
Track Listing: 1 Wild Child, 2 All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You, 3 Secret, 4 Tall, Dark Handsome Stranger, 5 I Didn't Want to Need You, 6 The Night, 7 Fallen From Grace, 8 Under the Sky, 9 Cruel Nights, 10 Stranded, 11 Call of the Wild, 12 I Want Your World to Turn, 13 I Love You.

Redigeret: feb 24, 2015, 1:52am

DVD #38

Getting My Brother Laid (aka My Brother the Vampire) = Mein Bruder, der Vampir directed by Sven Taddicken
Tags: humor, drama, romance, foreign, germany, incest, mentally handicapped, family life, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: Josh is about to turn 30; he's intellectually disabled, and likes to play at being a vampire. His sister Nicole is 15, and dealing with her impending womanhood; middle brother Mike is the "normal" one, but in some ways the most childish - his latest conquest is Nadine, who runs the dog kennel at his security guard job. Nic is fixated on getting laid, and watches Mike and Nadine through the skylight with Josh. Josh also gets fixated on sex, though he has no clear idea what it's all about, and in particular on Nadine; to Mike's chagrin, she seems more interested in Josh than in him. (Yes, when all else fails, lose your virginity to your sibling. Brilliant! :P The topic of incest aside, the friendship these three siblings have for each other is pretty touching, despite their ups and downs. All around, I loved this movie. Amusing, touching, and relatable--well, minus the sister/brother cherry-popping. Highly recommended if you can tolerate foreign movies and one scene of incest {which is hardly anything more than touching from the waist up}. And yeah, the fact the older of the two is mentally handicapped might rub some people the wrong way, too. Just a heads-up.)

Redigeret: feb 24, 2015, 2:30am

DVD #39

Nekromantik directed by Jörg Buttgereit
Tags: horror, foreign, germany, series, nekromantik, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him. (Yep, I can honestly say your life sucks if your wife runs off with the corpse you two had a threesome with. :P So, obviously, the sex scenes didn't bother me all that much {*ahem* it's not a real human skeleton}. What I didn't like or see the point of was the long drawn-out killing of a rabbit and new pet cat. That was the main reason I dropped this sucker to a 2. That and it really drags in spots, even though it's only 70-odd minutes long. I'm guessing that's Jörg Buttgereit's thing--create a disturbing idea for a movie, but scramble to put the pieces together. Both of the films I've seen of his so far--this one and Schramm--would've made better short films. Avoid like crazy. ETA: I do love John Waters blurb on the front cover: "The first erotic film for necrophiles." Ew. XD)

feb 24, 2015, 3:10am

Yep, I totally missed Sexy Sunday. I didn't forget; I just couldn't get to a computer to post my pics. :( So, anyway, Monday?!

feb 24, 2015, 5:53pm

CD #85

The Glory of Destruction by Various Artists
Tags: industrial, ambient, compilation, cd
Track Listing: 1 Fazemast V1.0 by Alkaline, 2 Wet Wire by SMP, 3 Undercut (Transistormix) (demo V.1) by PX5, 4 Boundary (Coalition) by Noxious Emotion, 5 Lead Me Not by Osofaux, 6 The Law of Averages (feat. Bis Ende) by Miasma of Funk, 7 Sweet Enough to Steal by A New January, 8 Spread (Suck mix) by Sex With Sarah, 9 Jesus Loves the Children by Rosary Wall, 10 The Soft Machine (demo V.1) by Geffnecht, 11 Apel Sinner by Bis Ende, 12 United States of Production by }hexdump{, 13 The Navigator by The Dawn, 14 Death Box (Destruction mix) by Tyrophex 14, 15 Life Cycle by Fiercen.

feb 24, 2015, 6:37pm

Book #62

Mister Bud Wears the Cone by Carter Goodrich
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, dogs, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Mister Bud and Zorro have learned to get along. They made it through Zorro's outfit. But now Mister Bud has to wear . . . the cone.

"Biscuit, then a walk time!" Ooh, so that's what my dog's been saying all this time. And here I thought she was just saying, "Biscuit, then a nap time! Biscuit, then a nap time!" :P

feb 24, 2015, 7:06pm

CD #86

Alive and Dead by Six Feet Under
Tags: metal, single, live, cd
Track Listing: 1 Insect, 2 Drowning, 3 Grinder (Judas Priest Cover), 4 Suffering In Ecstasy (Live), 5 Human Target (Live), 6 Lycanthropy (Live), 7 Beneath A Black Sky (Live). (There was maybe 1 track on here that I halfway-halfway liked. But it's not worth keeping. Back to HPB it goes.)

feb 24, 2015, 8:33pm

>150 saraslibrary: I'm in south Cold Texas, yup.

feb 24, 2015, 8:34pm

CD #87

Silent Alarm by Bloc Party
Tags: alt rock, cd
Track Listing: 1 Like Eating Glass, 2 Helicopter, 3 Positive Tension, 4 Banquet, 5 Blue Light, 6 She's Hearing Voices, 7 This Modern Love, 8 Pioneers, 9 Price of Gasoline, 10 Little Thoughts, 11 So Here We Are, 12 Luno, 13 Plans, 14 Compliments.

feb 24, 2015, 8:37pm

>158 MickyFine: Poor Micky! :( You're so close to those "Damn Hippies and Pot" too. They're mostly harmless, but just in case, throw catnip at them or they'll want to cuddle and put flowers in your hair. The horrors!

feb 24, 2015, 9:12pm

>150 saraslibrary: Yep probably is a Zombie!

I live in the Nukes are here zone..... herm..... maybe I should move :(

>154 saraslibrary: definitely sexy monday bite it in the butt :) ...... showed the hubby and he was like ooooohhhh that was dirty I like it :)

feb 24, 2015, 9:23pm

>161 lovelyluck: *wonders if Bethany will have little zombie babies now or she's slowly infecting others already* (And, yeah, there is a movie called Zombie Babies, something about the aborted fetal undead coming back for vengeance. As if babies don't give me nightmares as it is! o.o)

Hahaha! Um, maybe you should. But let's just hope it's a typo and they meant to say "Nudes R Here" zone. ;)

We should just do Sexy Monday-Sunday! ;) Naw, even I doubt I could keep up with that. But I'm glad you and your hubby liked the Monday bite in the butt. I thought it was a hoot when I saw it.

feb 24, 2015, 9:26pm

Book #63

The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, winter, animals, dogs, cats, friendship, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Mooch the cat tries to think of a gift to give his friend Earl the dog. (Worst. Gift. Ever. No, really, it's cute. But this nothing is cooler. ;)

feb 25, 2015, 3:43pm

DVD #40

When I Walk directed by Jason DaSilva
Tags: documentary, multiple sclerosis, new york, india, physically handicapped, health, marriage, checked out from work, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn't get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turned to his Mom, who reminded him that, despite his disease, he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love.

feb 25, 2015, 4:34pm

CD #88

Time Flies . . . The Best of Huey Lewis & the News by Huey Lewis and the News
Tags: pop, rock, best of, live, cd
Track Listing: 1 The Heart of Rock & Roll, 2 Heart and Soul, 3 Doing It All for My Baby, 4 Do You Believe in Love, 5 Trouble in Paradise, 6 The Power of Love, 7 If This Is It, 8 Bad Is Bad, 9 Workin' for a Livin', 10 It's Alright, 11 Stuck With You, 12 I Want a New Drug, 13 100 Years From Now, 14 So Little Kindness, 15 'Til the Day After, 16 When the Time Has Come.

feb 25, 2015, 6:02pm

CD #89

I'm Breathless: Music From and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy by Madonna
Tags: jazz, pop, soundtrack, cd
Track Listing: 1 He's a Man, 2 Sooner or Later, 3 Hanky Panky, 4 I'm Going Bananas, 5 Cry Baby, 6 Something to Remember, 7 Back in Business, 8 More, 9 What Can You Lose?, 10 Now I'm Following You, Part I, 11 Now I'm Following You, Part II, 12 Vogue. (Oh, Madonna, I adore you, but what the heck?? "Hanky Panky" is still a guilty pleasure track of mine. And, without a doubt, the best track on here is "Vogue." FYI: I never watched Dick Tracy; I doubt I ever will.)

feb 25, 2015, 6:27pm

Book #64

Are You My Boyfriend? by C. B. Bryza
Tags: fiction, humor, romance, picture book, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: This contemporary parody of the childhood classic Are You My Mother? is a humorous and heartfelt tale about searching for love--and letting it find you. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman was likely one of the first books you ever read and something you'll read to your own kids. In the meantime, author C. B. Bryza has modernized a childhood classic into a feel-good and nostalgic gem for adults. Are You My Boyfriend? is a witty, contemporary take on the search for true love. In her travels--a.k.a. night out with her BFF--our heroine encounters the "tough guy" with the poker face, the "wealthy cad" with his perfectly folded ascot, the "average dude" who can't take his eyes off her friend, and two very attractive, very charismatic men--who are also very gay, and very married. Will she ever have a happily-ever-after? (Cute. As the cover states, it's definitely "a picture book for grown-up children." Or romantics.)

Redigeret: feb 25, 2015, 8:03pm

My wins (twin covers almost):

The Amazing Mr. Howard by Kenneth Harmon (dead tree)

Right Hand Man by Begin Centre (ebook)

feb 25, 2015, 8:02pm

CD #90

Hello Nasty by Beastie Boys
Tags: hip hop, cd
Track Listing: 1 Super Disco Breakin', 2 The Move, 3 Remote Control, 4 Song for the Man, 5 Just a Test, 6 Body Movin', 7 Intergalactic, 8 Sneakin' Out the Hospital, 9 Putting Shame in Your Game, 10 Flowin' Prose, 11 And Me, 12 Three MC's and One DJ, 13 The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin'), 14 Song for Junior, 15 I Don't Know, 16 The Negotiation Limerick File, 17 Electrify, 18 Picture This, 19 Unite, 20 Dedication, 21 Dr. Lee, PhD, 22 Instant Death.

feb 25, 2015, 11:42pm

Book #65

Quest by Aaron Becker
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, fantasy, series, journey, wordless, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: The sudden and magical appearance of a king startles two friends in a city park. The king pushes a map and some strange objects at them, but before he can explain, the king is captured by hostile forces and whisked back into his enchanted world. Just like that, the two friends are caught up in a mad dash to rescue the mysterious monarch. They embark on a quest to unlock the puzzle of the map and, they hope, save the king and his people from darkness.

feb 25, 2015, 11:49pm

>170 saraslibrary: Oooh, 5 stars. It's hard to tell from the cover, picture book or chapter book?

feb 25, 2015, 11:51pm

>171 MickyFine: Yep, I give most kids books 5 stars. :D Btw, it's a picture book. And wordless. So you kind of get to make up the dialogue and story as you go. It's all new to me. I've only read a few "wordless" books.

feb 26, 2015, 3:14pm

>172 saraslibrary: Those have a lot of potential for early readers. I'm not sure I could do it though. Not a big artistic eye in this head.

feb 26, 2015, 8:45pm

>173 MickyFine: Absolutely, especially if you want them to experience more visuals than what are in boardbooks. Or if parents/teachers want to even take it a step further and have their child(ren)/student(s) create a story to go with Quest. (Probably more for an English class assignment than art.) lol @ "Not a big artistic eye in this head." Same here. In fact, I think I failed an art class or two growing up. Even Hyperbole and a Half is heads above anything I could dream of doing. :D Yay for us non-artsy types! ;)

feb 26, 2015, 9:19pm

DVD #41

Punish Me (aka Hounded) = Verfolgt directed by Angelina Maccarone
Tags: drama, foreign, germany, bdsm, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: Angelina Maccarone's intense drama deals with the obsessive relationship between a confused teenager and an elder woman. Elsa Seifert successfully works as probation officer, but the relationship to her longtime companion is in trouble since their common daughter moved out. Then she gets to know Jan, a 16-years-old offender, who frankly offers to submit himself sexually to her. Although being shocked in the beginning, Elsa gets more and more attracted by the young man... (I loved it, but the ending was one of those "That's it??!" disappointments. Still, I'm giving it 5 stars.)

feb 26, 2015, 9:37pm

Book #66

Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel
Tags: nonfiction, photography, humor, animals, dogs, series, underwater, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Presents over eighty underwater portraits of canine pals, each with their own unique personalities depicted in the bubbles, paws in mid-paddle, and billowing ears that reveal themselves beneath the surface of the water. (Forget Jaws; some of these dogs are freaky-looking underwater {in a good way, of course!}. Yep, I'm pretty sure this dog could fit it's mouth around my head. I'm staying out of the pool. o.o)

feb 26, 2015, 9:41pm

Book #67

Underwater Puppies by Seth Casteel
Tags: nonfiction, photography, humor, animals, dogs, series, underwater, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last. (While Underwater Dogs made me laugh more, this one made go "Aawwww!" a lot more. Major cuteness overload.)

Redigeret: feb 28, 2015, 3:06pm

DVD #42

Nekromantik 2 directed by Jörg Buttgereit
Tags: horror, foreign, germany, series, nekromantik, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: A female nurse desperately tries to hide her feelings of necrophilia from her new boyfriend, but still has pieces of the corpse of the first movie's hero in her possession. (Nekro 2 started off promising, if not better than the first Nekromantik. I was so relieved! However, I noticed a lot of scenes were repeats of the first movie--characters going to a movie and watching it (the one played is boring as hell!), etc.--and then there was the big turn-off: the dissection of a seal. I know, you're probably thinking what about the all the necrophilia and human mutilation?? Shouldn't that have been the big turn-of? For me, no, because I knew it was all fake. But one thing that bugged me: The nurse's boyfriend finds a severed penis in her fridge...and continues to see her. I'm sorry, but I find any human body part in someone's fridge, and I'm hella out of there! Not recommended unless you're into cult horror.)

Redigeret: feb 28, 2015, 3:14pm

Book #68

Shake by Carli Davidson
Tags: nonfiction, photography, humor, animals, dogs, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: A pictorial work of different breeds of dogs shaking after being wet or touched. (Favorite quote: "If you feel the need, you can buy your dog some fancy neuticles (testicular implants). I will still judge you, but way less so than if you don't neuter your dog." She just says it like it is. Love it! :D Note: I made an oopsie when posting favorite photos. I hadn't read this book yet, but accidentally posted one of the pics from this book in message >30 saraslibrary:. My bad. I'll just blame google for that. ;)

feb 28, 2015, 3:21pm

CD #91

Angst by KMFDM
Tags: industrial, cd
Track Listing: 1 Light, 2 A Drug Against War, 3 Blood (Evil Mix), 4 Lust, 5 Glory, 6 Move On, 7 No Peace, 8 A Hole in the Wall, 9 Sucks, 10 The Problem.

Redigeret: feb 28, 2015, 6:17pm

CD #92

Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1993 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, rap, hip hop, r&b, compilation, series, entertainment weekly, cd
Track Listing: 1 Snap Rhythm Is A Dancer, 2 Ace Of Base All That She Wants, 3 The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), 4 Expose I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me), 5 Snow Informer, 6 Digable Planets Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat), 7 Positive K I Got A Man, 8 SWV Weak, 9 Tag Team Whoomp! There It Is, 10 D.R.S. Gangsta Lean, 11 Tony Toni Tone If I Had No Loot, 12 PM Dawn Looking Through Patient Eyes.

Redigeret: mar 1, 2015, 12:51am


I didn't do as well as I did in January, but maybe I'll get my mojo back in March. *fingers crossed* I tied for movies watched at least: January and February were both 21-DVD months. I had a hard time keeping it to just 5 favorite movies (I watched a lot of really good ones in Februrary!), so I did 8 for this month.

Books Read: 25
CDs Listened To: 33
DVDs Watched: 21

My top 5's for February:

Top 5 Favorite Books (in no particular order)

1. Night Mary by Rick Remender
2. The Hunger of the Seven Squat Bears by Émile Bravo
3. Bi-Curious George: An Unauthorized Parody by Andrew Simonian
4. I'd Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio
5. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel

Top 8 Favorite Movies/TV Series (in no particular order)

1. Housebound directed by Gerard Johnstone
2. Wer directed by William Brent Bell
3. We Are the Night = Wir sind die Nacht directed by Dennis Gansel
4. The Loved Ones directed by Sean Byrne
5. Excision directed by Richard Bates Jr.
6. American Mary directed by the Soska sisters
7. Getting My Brother Laid (aka My Brother the Vampire) = Mein Bruder, der Vampir directed by Sven Taddicken
8. Punish Me (aka Hounded) = Verfolgt directed by Angelina Maccarone

Top 5 Favorite CDs (in no particular order)

1. My December by Kelly Clarkson
2. Donnie Darko Original Soundtrack & Score by Various Artists
3. Only Dance: 1985 - 1989 by Various Artists
4. The Glory of Destruction by Various Artists
5. Modern 80s by Various Artists

mar 1, 2015, 1:37am

Technically, it's still Saturday here, but since I was late last week, I'll get an early start:

Yeah, obviously, I really got a kick out of Punish Me (aka Hounded, aka Verfolgt). :P

mar 1, 2015, 1:56am


mar 1, 2015, 8:54am

>181 saraslibrary: LOL I need this CD I sang all the titles except one.... but last night we were having a potluck and my friends daughter put on Missy Elliot Get your freak on and I started singing and she was like how do you know this song and I was all like ..... bam watch all this old school stuff... lol

mar 1, 2015, 4:43pm

>184 Kassilem: Hi, Melissa! :) *waves*

>185 lovelyluck: I would totally let you borrow it, except we kind of live a block or two away from each other. ;) So I'm burning it right now and figuring a way of uploading it to YouTube so you can listen to it*. LOL @ your friend's daughter. Missy Elliot is so 1990's! What'd she think, that we "old folks" have never listened to music before? :D Glad you gave her some old skool schooling. I still remember when old skool hip hop was Run DMC, De La Soul, Wreckx-n-Effect, etc etc. And even that is probably "new" old skool. Which song didn't you recognize/sing? (The one song I didn't recognize was "Gangsta Lean" by D.R.S.. And I was still kind of scratching my head why The Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" was on here. *shrugs*)

*Actually, I just burned it, but now I realized I have to own the copyright to upload it to YouTube. Hmm. I'll figure something out. Do you want me to email you the songs? Btw, you can listen to samples of the songs here.

Redigeret: mar 2, 2015, 10:09pm

CD #93

Rise of the Tyrant by Arch Enemy
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Track Listing: 1 Blood On Your Hands, 2 The Last Enemy, 3 I Will Live Again, 4 In This Shallow Grave, 5 Revolution Begins, 6 Rise Of The Tyrant, 7 The Day You Died, 8 Intermezzo Liberté, 9 Night Falls Fast, 10 The Great Darkness, 11 Vultures. (Band mentioned recommended to me by Stephen. The only CD we have at work.)

mar 1, 2015, 6:47pm

>186 saraslibrary: the one I didn't recognize was Digable Planets Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) ... I saw gangsta lean and was like OMG I forgot all about that song..... email the songs that would totally be awesome..... I'll be back on later and get you info :)

mar 2, 2015, 4:00pm

>188 lovelyluck: Really? Digable Planets I definitely remembered. My sister and I used to love Positive K's "I Got A Man." We used to know the lyrics by heart. Fun memories. :D I'm glad to "reunite" with "Gangsta Lean." ;) I'll be sure to email you the songs. I uploaded all 12 songs to myself first, and I had to put them in 2 separate emails, so I may have to send them to you the same way. Is that ok? I'll p.m. you my email addie. :)

mar 2, 2015, 7:36pm

Book #69

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, poetry, series, the cat in the hat, animals, cats, siblings, fish, made into movie
Synopsis/Notes: Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games. (It's been a couple decades since I've read this one, but I still consider it a re-read.)

mar 2, 2015, 8:00pm

CD #94

Now That's What I Call Music: #1's by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, hip hop, r&b, compilation, series, now that's what i call, checked out from work, cd
Track Listing: 1 Nelly - Hot in Herre, 2 Outkast - Hey Ya!, 3 Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl, 4 Destiny's Child - Survivor, 5 Jennifer Lopez - Love Don't Cost a Thing, 6 Janet Jackson - All for You, 7 *NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye, 8 Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time, 9 B2K featuring P. Diddy - Bump, Bump, Bump, 10 Macy Gray - I Try, 11 Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You, 12 Ashlee Simpson - Pieces of Me, 13 Lenny Kravitz - Again, 14 Smash Mouth - All Star, 15 Nine Days - Absolutely (Story of a Girl), 16 3 Doors Down - Kryptonite, 17 Nickelback - How You Remind Me, 18 Creed - With Arms Wide Open, 19 Lifehouse - Hanging by a Moment, 20 Hoobastank - The Reason.

mar 2, 2015, 8:43pm

Did I recommend the Arch Enemy cd? They're okay, but I'm not a fan of their music. Just their vocalist. ;)

The cover art is awesome though. :)

Redigeret: mar 2, 2015, 10:11pm

>192 Ape: Come to think of it, no you didn't. :D I think you did say they sucked, but you liked the singer; so I changed "recommended" in my review to "mentioned." Sorry! :) The artwork is cool!

mar 2, 2015, 10:20pm

CD #95

I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss by Sinéad O'Connor
Tags: alt rock, checked out from work, cd
Track Listing: 1 How About I Be Me, 2 Dense Water Deeper Down, 3 Kisses Like Mine, 4 Your Green Jacket, 5 The Vishnu Room, 6 The Voice of My Doctor, 7 Harbour, 8 James Brown (with Seun Kuti), 9 8 Good Reasons, 10 Take Me to Church, 11 Where Have You Been?, 12 Streetcars.

mar 2, 2015, 10:26pm

CD #96

Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1992 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, rap, hip hop, r&b, rock, compilation, series, entertainment weekly, cd
Track Listing: 1 Jump - Kris Kross, 2 Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect, 3 Move This - Technotronic, 4 I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred, 5 All 4 Love - Color Me Badd, 6 Live And Learn - Joe Public, 7 Tennessee - Arrested Development, 8 I'd Die Without You - PM Dawn, 9 Walking On Broken Glass - Annie Lennox, 10 How Do You Talk To An Angel - The Heights, 11 Everything About You - Ugly Kid Joe, 12 Honey Love - R. Kelly And Public Announcement.

mar 3, 2015, 1:16pm


mar 3, 2015, 5:24pm

*waves back* How's it going up yonder? :)

mar 3, 2015, 5:28pm

DVD #43

Kiss of the Damned directed by Xan Cassavetes
Tags: horror, romance, drama, vampires, connecticut, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: The vampire Djuna resists the advances of Paolo, but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. (Lots more family drama than action and violence {though there is plenty of blood}; loved it!)

mar 3, 2015, 7:33pm

Book #70

What Do you Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. (So uplifting and relatable. The illustrations were adorable. I especially loved the crown-wearing egg with legs representing the boy's idea. So cute.)

mar 3, 2015, 7:42pm

CD #97

Saturday Night Wrist by Deftones
Tags: metal, cd
Track Listing: 1 Hole in the Earth, 2 Rapture, 3 Beware, 4 Cherry Waves, 5 Mein, 6 U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, A, B, Select, Start, 7 Xerces, 8 Rats! Rats! Rats!, 9 Pink Cellphone, 10 Combat, 11 Kimdracula, 12 Rivière.

mar 3, 2015, 7:50pm

Book #71

Have You Ever Seen a Sneep? by Tasha Pym
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, monsters, humor, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Rhyming text asks the reader if certain unusual--and unpleasant--creatures live nearby. (Not super scary monsters, so hopefully it won't scar children for life. ;)

mar 3, 2015, 7:56pm

Book #72

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, fish, crabs, ocean, series, my hat, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene. (Gah! The thief got eaten? Such a cliffhanger ending. Made me laugh.)

mar 3, 2015, 8:01pm

Book #73

Toot by Leslie Patricelli
Tags: fiction, juvenile, board book, humor
Synopsis/Notes: A baby is delighted to experience his very first fart. (Only the super immature--moi--and parents and their child(ren) will find the humor in this. Very funny.)

mar 3, 2015, 8:07pm

CD #98

Ill Communication by Beastie Boys
Tags: hip hop, cd
Track Listing: 1 Sure Shot, 2 Tough Guy, 3 B-Boys Makin' With the Freak Freak, 4 Bobo on the Corner, 5 Root Down, 6 Sabotage, 7 Get It Together, 8 Sabrosa, 9 The Update, 10 Futterman's Rule, 11 Alright Hear This, 12 Eugene's Lament, 13 Flute Loop, 14 Do It, 15 Ricky's Theme, 16 Heart Attack Man, 17 The Scoop, 18 Shambala, 19 Bodhisattva Vow, 20 Transitions.

mar 3, 2015, 10:57pm

>197 saraslibrary: Chilly but good. We've had a temporary dip into lower temperatures that has me calling all the locals wimps as I'm used to much colder. :P

Some of your picture books look pretty great. The hat one reminds me a bit of I Want My Hat Back.

mar 3, 2015, 11:06pm

>205 MickyFine: I'm glad to hear. :) You've earned it. Go ahead and call them all major their backs of course. And make sure it's under your breath. Then run. ;) We're kind of chilly here, too (44 °F/7 °C) , but I cannot complain at all. I love our weather on this side of the U.S. (and I guess Canada, too, since some of our weather's the same).

Thank you. :) #70-73 were all books I checked in today. And good catch on I Want My Hat Back. That's actually the first book in the My Hat series by Jon Klassen. I haven't read it, but I doubt you have to read them in order to understand the next, especially since there are only two at the moment. ;)

Redigeret: mar 3, 2015, 11:11pm

CD #99

Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1991 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, rap, hip hop, r&b, alt rock, compilation, series, entertainment weekly, cd
Track Listing: 1 Strike It Up - Black Box, 2 Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory, 3 2 Legit 2 Quit - Hammer, 4 Set Adrift On Memory Bliss - PM Dawn, 5 I've Been Thinking About You - Londonbeat, 6 Unbelievable - EMF, 7 3am Eternal - The KLF, 8 Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones, 9 Winds Of Change - The Scorpions, 10 You're In Love - Wilson Phillips, 11 One More Try - Timmy T, 12 I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five.

Redigeret: mar 4, 2015, 5:18pm

Book #74

Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, dogs, friendship, series, zorro, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Mister Bud, the family dog, has a satisfying routine to his life, but when another dog joins the family and disrupts his schedule, Mister Bud must learn to adapt. (I love this series, especially Zorro's attitude. Almost a Grumpy Dog.)

Redigeret: mar 4, 2015, 9:50pm

>206 saraslibrary: Yeah our dip was more into the -20C (-4F) with the windchill. But we're supposed to be back up to your "chilly" tomorrow. Less humid here, of course.

Also, you should definitely read I Want My Hat Back. You'd love it.

mar 4, 2015, 9:55pm

It looks like I seriously need to find these Entertainment Weekly Greatest Hits CDs - totally my kind of music!

mar 4, 2015, 10:45pm

>209 MickyFine: Yikes! Ok, you win. ;) But yay for "chilly." Yeah, it's sometimes humid here, but nothing like the south. Yeesh. I've visited Virginia and North Carolina before and was almost dehydrated by the time I got to the car.

Thank you for the recommendation! :) And--surprise!--we actually have I Want my Hat Back, so I'll read it super quick.

>210 lovelyluck: You should. You'll love 'em. :) They're one of my favorite "oldies" compilation series. I think Amazon has some fairly cheap copies, but I'd recommend checking your local used CD store first. I bought all mine at Half Price Books for maybe $1-2 (they were on clearance--my favorite section!). Anywho, good luck! Or if you want me to burn some more songs that are listed above, just let me know. I'd be happy to do it. :)

Redigeret: mar 4, 2015, 10:55pm

Book #75

Men In This Town: London, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan and New York by Giuseppe Santamaria
Tags: nonfiction, photography, fashion, london, england, tokyo, japan, sydney, australia, milan, italy, new york, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Men In This Town is a street-style journal capturing men with a distinct look in their natural lifestyle. From five distinct cities around the world—New York, Tokyo, Milan, London, and Sydney—photographer, art director, and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles of the modern man. Giuseppe seeks out the everyday man in each city whose dress sense speaks volumes about who they are. Alongside striking images captured from the streets, Giuseppe has chosen a handful of men from each city with a particular, distinct style and photographed them in their various attire, as well as profiled them about their particular approach to fashion and their sense of the menswear scene today. Men In This Town will fascinate anyone with an interest in fashion, photography, and the street-style culture of the everyday man across the world. (I don't find men's fashion that interesting. Men models, sure, but their clothes...meh. There are maybe a dozen or so outfits I loved, a few more that were eye-catching (I'm still not sure if I thought they were ugly or ingenious), but most were just the classy, preppy type {see the model on the cover}. I'd recommend The Sartorialist: Closer by Scott Schuman instead for both men's and women's on-the-street fashion.)

mar 4, 2015, 11:10pm

Book #76

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, bears, foxes, frogs, rabbits, turtles, snakes, deer, possums, series, my hat, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important. (GAHH!! Not another ending like that. Micky, you evil, evil librarian. ;) LOL! Sadly and sickly, I loved it! But I wouldn't let kids read this who love rabbits. I'm not giving the ending away. I'm just saying: love bunnies? Avoid I Want My Hat Back.)

Redigeret: mar 5, 2015, 4:51pm

Books #77-81

Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense by Various Authors
Tags: fiction, horror, suspense, historical, classics, anthology, london, england, death, revenge, twins, series, sherlock holmes, made into movie, audiobook, checked out from book
Synopsis/Notes: This recording contains fully dramatized versions of some the world's best loved classic tales of horror and suspense, complete with sound effects and music. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, which includes the classics The Gold Bug, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Cask of Amontillado. (This is for my horror challenge, and I'm starting to hate gothic classics more and more. Probably the only story I liked out of the bunch was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The rest were flat-out boring, and to be honest, I soon lost interest in most of it, though I enjoyed the dramatization--the different voices, sound effects, etc. I kept thinking more fondly of the movie adaptations of Poe's and Stevenson's stories. Unfortunately, the CD for The Time Machine was so scratched, I couldn't hear it, so I didn't count that one.)

mar 5, 2015, 5:57pm

Congrats on finishing the challenge! (This is where you get all humble and say it was only because you read picture books. Go on, you know you want to!)

And now, confetti!

mar 5, 2015, 8:46pm

>215 Ape: LMAO! I love confetti! Especially coming out of a My Little Pony's ass. :D Thanks, Stephen. That's actually pretty darn cute. (Where's the glitter???)

Unfortunately, I haven't finished 100 books or the year-long horror challenge (so, no fake humbleness from me yet :P), but I at least finished this month's Victorian Gothic theme. I'm only limiting myself to one book per month; more if it's a really good category. Like for April, it's going to be graphic novels and short stories, so I'm going to go crazy with that one! :)

Redigeret: mar 5, 2015, 9:01pm

Oh, right, I forgot which group we were in. Sorry, premature confetetti. I'll find someone to put it back in. O.o

mar 5, 2015, 9:09pm

*snort/laugh/cough* Yeah, I'm sure my mom wanted me to wash her laptop with my spit anyway. :P But, yeah, I'm in That Other Group. I know. *hangs head . . . then volunteers Micky* Micky loves confetti, right? It's all nice and pretty and colorful. And only slightly used.

mar 7, 2015, 2:53pm

CD #100

Music from the Motion Picture Valentine by Various Artists
Tags: metal, industrial, soundtrack, cd
Track Listing: 1 Rob Zombie - Superbeast (Porno Holocaust Remix), 2 Disturbed - God Of The Mind, 3 Static-X - Love Dump (Mephisto Odyssey's Voodoo Mix), 4 Linkin Park - Pushing Me Away, 5 Deftones - RX Queen, 6 Orgy - Opticon, 7 Marilyn Manson - Valentine's Day, 8 Amanda Ghost - Filthy Mind, 9 Professional Murder - Music Fall Again, 10 BT - Smartbomb (BT's Mix), 11 Soulfly - Son Song (featuring Sean Lennon), 12 Filter (2) - Take A Picture (Hybrid Mix), 13 Snake River Conspiracy - Breed, 14 Beautiful Creatures - 1 A.M.

mar 7, 2015, 6:21pm

219: Ahh, the music of my childhood. :P

mar 8, 2015, 4:00pm

>220 Ape: Ahh...but, wait, don't you hate that music now? And your childhood? :P You really should give the soundtrack a listen, especially some of the remixes. I was surprised with what they did with "Love Dump" by Static-X. They could actually play that version on the radio, instead of the normal lyrics:
"your shit's like chocolate cake
and your ass smells like a rose"

Aha! That reminds me. It's Sexy Sunday! *googles chocolate cake*

mar 8, 2015, 6:03pm

CD #101

Slinky by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, cd
Track Listing: CD 1 - 1 Chicane featuring Maire Brennan of Clannad - Saltwater, 2 Space Manouveres - Stage One (Seperation Mix), 3 The Olmec Heads Spiritualised, 4 Southside Spinners Luvstruck (Marco V & Bengamin Mix), 5 Indoctrinate Feeling You (Durango 95's Hot & Cold Mix), 6 Deejay Ton T.B Many Tons Overload, 7 Agnelli & Nelson Everyday (Original Non Vocal Mix), 8 AMbassador Fade (Fade Mix), 9 Purple Haze Genetic, 10 Skyscraper Jabberwock (Nude Mix), 11 X-Cabs Neuro, 12 DJ I.C.O.N Voco Me (Flim Flam Mix), 13 Northface Sunset, 14 Hurley & Todd Crazy World, 15 HH Ice 794 (Gigolo Remix), 16 Three Drives Greece 2000 (Miro Vocal Mix), 17 Hybrid Finished Symphony (Hybrid's Echoplex Remix), 18 Sasha Xpander. CD 2 - 1 York The Awakening (Mellow Mix), 2 Partision No May Gusta, 3 DJ Dan presents Needle Damage That Zipper Track, 4 Armin Communication, 5 Silver Shadow High Society, 6 Speaking Sins Distance, 7 Paul Van Dyk For An Angel, 8 CRW I Feel Love, 9 Mauro Picotto Pulsar (Picotto Tea Mix), 10 Starfighter Apache, 11 Lost Tribe Gamemaster, 12 Art Of Trance Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix), 13 Signum featuring Scott Mac Coming On Strong, 14 The Thrillseekers Synaesthesia, 15 Rapid Eye Alderaan (Olmec Heads Remix), 16 Pacific Link Once Upon A Time, 17 Subtle By Design Sirius, 18 Legend B Lost In Love (DJ Taucher Remix).

Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 1:16am

DVD #44

Restraint directed by David Denneen
Tags: suspense, australia, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: A young couple on the run hole up in a country estate with a hostage in tow. (Much better than I had expected! Travis Fimmel, who is one of the bad guys, reminded me a lot of a younger Brad Pitt. And Teresa Palmer as the other half of the bad-guy! I usually don't say this about women, but what a body. (She's naked to semi-nude quite a bit in this movie, for those who're interested). But maybe it was just a body double in this shot. Who knows. Who cares. And, of course, Stephen Moyer. Need I say more? :) Great cast. Nice twist at the end, though I never quite believed Stephen's character was so "innocent". Recommended!)

Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 4:33pm

CD #102

Chiller Thriller Movie Themes & Sound Effects by Various Artists
Tags: ambient, soundtrack, cd
Track Listing: 1 Hellraiser Theme, 2 Halloween Theme, 3 The Exorcist Theme (Tubular Bells), 4 Dracula Theme, 5 The Amityville Horror Theme, 6 Nightmare on Elm Street Theme, 7 Children of the Corn Theme, 8 Jaws Theme, 9 Rosemary's Baby Theme, 10 The Shining Theme (Main Title), 11 Horror Express. (Why, oh, why do I buy compilation CDs that aren't by the real artists? Listening to it, it was nice to recall how certain movie themes went, but for true horror soundtrack buffs, AVOID! It might be good for younger kids or at Halloween parties, etc, but I wouldn't recommend this one. ETA: I'm still debating on whether or not to keep it or return it to HPB.)

mar 9, 2015, 2:03am

CD #103

Under My Skin by Avril Lavigne
Tags: pop, cd
Track Listing: 1 Take Me Away, 2 Together, 3 Don't Tell Me, 4 He Wasn't, 5 How Does It Feel, 6 My Happy Ending, 7 Nobody's Home, 8 Forgotten, 9 Who Knows, 10 Fall To Pieces, 11 Freak Out, 12 Slipped Away.

Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 2:15am

It's still Sunday here, so....

(No, I didn't find this sexy, but it was weird; and we all know random weirdness belongs on this thread. :) I'm not going to ask any questions about the veggies--in particular the one that guy's holding a little too tightly {a banana? zucchini?}--or the musical instruments, because I'm afraid of the answers. o.o To each their own.)

Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 4:48pm

DVD #45

Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy
Tags: suspense, los angeles, california, journalism, dvd, R
Synopsis/Notes: When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. (Favorite quotes: 1) "What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people, but that I don't like them?" and 2) Detective Fronteiri: "You filmed him dying." Lou Bloom: "That's my job, that's what I do, I'd like to think if you're seeing me you're having the worst day of your life.")

mar 9, 2015, 6:55pm

mar 9, 2015, 7:34pm

>228 MickyFine: Yay to you being an evil librarian? ;P

Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 7:49pm

CD #104

Cruel Summer by Ace of Base
Tags: pop, dance, cd
Track Listing: 1 Cruel Summer, 2 Donnie, 3 Whenever You're Near Me, 4 Everytime It Rains, 5 Adventures in Paradise, 6 Don't Go Away, 7 Cecilia, 8 He Decides, 9 Always Have, Always Will, 10 Tokyo Girl, 11 Travel to Romantis, 12 Cruel Summer (Blazin' Rhythm Remix). (Major guilty pleasure.)

Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 7:48pm

CD #105

Out of Range by Ani DiFranco
Tags: folk, cd
Track Listing: 1 Buildings And Bridges, 2 Out Of Range (Acoustic), 3 Letter To A John, 4 Hell Yeah, 5 How Have You Been, 6 Overlap, 7 Face Up And Sing, 8 Falling Is Like This, 9 Out Of Range (Electric), 10 You Had Time, 11 If He Tries Anything, 12 The Diner. (I keep buying her CDs, because I heard one of her songs on the radio 10-15+ years ago that I just loved. Unfortunately, it wasn't on this CD. Maybe the next two? *sigh* Folk is so not my favorite genre.)

mar 9, 2015, 9:42pm

>226 saraslibrary: I like it.... not too sexy but fun with food and music :) I smiled

mar 9, 2015, 10:18pm

>232 lovelyluck: Yeah, I was scrambling for pics, I'll be honest. :D I wanted to post some creepy Jake Gyllenhaal pics, since I just got done watching Nightcrawler, but oh well. I wasn't feeling the sexy vibe, and it shows. ;)

mar 9, 2015, 10:22pm

CD #106

To the Teeth by Ani DiFranco
Tags: folk, cd
Track Listing: 1 To the Teeth, 2 Soft Shoulder, 3 Wish I May, 4 Freakshow, 5 Going Once, 6 Hello Birmingham, 7 Back Back Back, 8 Swing, 9 Carry You Around, 10 Cloud Blood, 11 The Arrivals Gate, 12 Providence, 13 I Know This Bar. (Nope, my mystery song isn't here either. :(

mar 9, 2015, 10:50pm

>233 saraslibrary: I can't look at Jake Gyllenhaal without thinking Brokeback Mountain - it's just burned into my brain - I haven't watched a movie of his since without returning to that one movie

mar 9, 2015, 10:58pm

>229 saraslibrary: All librarians are evil. And you should read Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians to learn more about it.

Redigeret: mar 9, 2015, 11:31pm

>235 lovelyluck: I know! All those poor horses and sheep in the cold...having to cuddle together for warmness and, er, fondling. You're probably talking about the wham-bam-thank-you-mister scene in the tent, am I right? :P I went to a lot of trouble to see Brokeback Mountain in theaters, because it wasn't playing in regular ones but little art house theaters. So worth it, imho! :) And also, one of the few movies where the movie is better than the book (or novella, in that one's case). *secretly puts her stash of Jake Gyllenhaal movies near Jennifer's TV*

Odd choice of pictures, since Maggie Gyllenhaal (Jake's sister), starred in Secretary (totally worth seeing, too!) as a submissive secretary/pony:

>236 MickyFine: I knew that before I worked in a library, having read The Librarian from the Black Lagoon. :P I have seen that book at work, but all I can think about are the previous kids who've read it, picking their noses and leaving boogers as bookmarks. Um, I'll wait until I find one to buy, where hopefully only one kid's been leaving boogers in his books, not several dozen patrons.

Redigeret: mar 10, 2015, 10:19pm

CD #107

Red Letter Year by Ani DiFranco
Tags: folk, cd
Track Listing: 1 Red Letter Year, 2 Alla This, 3 Present/Infant, 4 Smiling Underneath, 5 Way Tight, 6 Emancipated Minor, 7 Good Luck, 8 The Atom, 9 Round A Pole, 10 Landing Gear, 11 Star Matter, 12 Red Letter Year (Reprise). (Nope, That Song wasn't on here either. *sigh* And she has so many freakin' CDs too.)

Redigeret: mar 10, 2015, 10:19pm

CD #108

Members Only #9 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, members only, cd
Track Listing: CD 1 - 1 Gigi D'Agostino La Passion, 2 Delerium Silence, 3 Elektrochemie LK Schall, 4 3 Phase feat. Dr. Motte Klang Der Familie, 5 Mr. X & Mr. Y Global Players (My Name Is Techno), 6 Darude Sandstorm, 7 ATB feat. York The Fields Of Love, 8 Marc van Linden Clubbiemus, 9 Green Court Trancefiguration, 10 Hi-Gate I Can Hear Voices, 11 Kosmonova Discover The World, 12 The Didgeridoo Project Didgeridoo Club Mix, 13 Carl Cox Phuture 2000, 14 Temporé Infinity In Your Hand, 15 Mythos 'N DJ Cosmo Hymn, 16 Lexicon-K Hypnotic, 17 Geezmo Wave Bells, 18 Dial M For Moguai Bang The Drum, 19 Future Breeze Smile, 20 Mauro Picotto Underground. CD 2 - 1 Spiller Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), 2 Olav Basoski Opium Scumbagz, 3 Klubbheads Big Bass Bomb, 4 Robbie Rivera presents Rhythm Bangers Bang, 5 Gardeweg Push, 6 Club Heroes Da Lost Piano, 7 G-Starr presents Big World Morning Light, 8 Johnny Corporate Sunday Shoutin', 9 Avenida Change, 10 Madison Avenue Who The Hell Are You, 11 Bonito & Riccardo Housetrip, 12 Soul Providers Rise, 13 Signum What Ya Got 4 Me, 14 Phats & Small Harvest For The World, 15 Central Seven Party People, 16 ReAnimator feat. Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby, 17 Floorfilla Anthem #4, 18 Music Instructor feat. Dean Burke Super Fly (Upper MC), 19 Dune vs. Trubblemaker Hardcore Vibes, 20 Lexy & K-Paul Booty.

mar 10, 2015, 10:29pm

Book #82

The Full Body Project by Leonard Nimoy
Tags: nonfiction, photography, feminism, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: In his provocative new book, photographer and actor Leonard Nimoy captures images of full-bodied women, some of whom are involved in what is known as the “fat acceptance” movement. “The average American woman,” Nimoy writes, “weighs 25 percent more than the models selling the clothes. There is a huge industry built up around selling women ways to get their bodies closer to the fantasy ideal. Pills, diets, surgery, workout programs. . . . The message is ‘You don't look right. If you buy our product, you can get there.’” (The main reasons why I read this: 1) I love black-and-white photography, and 2) I have yet to see a nude photography book only of full-figured women. It definitely made me rethink a lot of things about myself--mainly self-acceptance, body image issues, etc--so I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who's open to this type of thing. Next, I would love to get my hands on Shekhina by Leonard Nimoy, which again, pushes the envelope, but my ILL requests are full at the moment. *waits*)

Redigeret: mar 10, 2015, 10:58pm

Book #83

The Hermit Crab by Carter Goodrich
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, fish, ocean, crabs, checked out from work
Synopsis/Notes: Absorbed in his search for food, a shy hermit crab, disguised in a fancy new shell, inadvertently rescues a flounder caught beneath a trap and wins the admiration of the other marine animals. (I could totally relate to the hermit crab and loved his choice of new shells, which creates the whole hero fiasco. Carter Goodrich is officially one of my favorite children's writers now.)

mar 11, 2015, 5:05pm

DVD #46

Miss Meadows directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins
Tags: suspense, teachers, revenge, dvd, NR
Synopsis/Notes: A story centered on a proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a vigilante.

mar 11, 2015, 7:14pm

CD #109

Sway by Blue October
Tags: alt rock, cd, checked out from work
Track Listing: 1 Breathe, It's Over, 2 Sway, 3 Angels in Everything, 4 Bleed Out, 5 Debris, 6 Fear, 7 Things We Don't Know About, 8 Hard Candy, 9 Put It In, 10 Light You Up, 11 Things We Do at Night, 12 Not Broken Anymore, 13 To Be.

mar 11, 2015, 7:24pm

CD #110

Savage Garden by Savage Garden
Tags: pop, cd, gifted to me (Mom)
Track Listing: 1 To the Moon & Back, 2 I Want You, 3 Truly Madly Deeply, 4 Tears of Pearls, 5 Universe, 6 Carry on Dancing, 7 Violet, 8 Break Me Shake Me, 9 A Thousand Words, 10 Promises, 11 Santa Monica. (Another one of those CDs my mom was getting rid of.)

mar 11, 2015, 7:56pm

CD #111

Affirmation by Savage Garden
Tags: pop, cd, gifted to me (Mom)
Track Listing: 1 Affirmation, 2 Hold Me, 3 I Knew I Loved You, 4 The Best Thing, 5 Crash and Burn, 6 Chained to You, 7 The Animal Song, 8 The Lover After Me, 9 Two Beds and a Coffee Machine, 10 You Can Still Be Free, 11 Gunning Down Romance, 12 I Don't Know You Anymore.

mar 11, 2015, 11:02pm

Book #84

Froggy's Best Christmas by Jonathan London
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, series, froggy, animals, frogs, turtles, beavers, bears, winter, christmas
Synopsis/Notes: Froggy experiences his first Christmas, celebrating it with his friends and family.

mar 11, 2015, 11:15pm

CD #112

Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
Tags: alt rock, cd, gifted to (Mom)
Track Listing: 1 All I Really Want, 2 You Oughta Know, 3 Perfect, 4 Hand in My Pocket, 5 Right Through You, 6 Forgiven, 7 You Learn, 8 Head Over Feet, 9 Mary Jane, 10 Ironic, 11 Not the Doctor, 12 Wake Up.

mar 11, 2015, 11:58pm

Aww, I still love Savage Garden. Like a chicacherrycola. :)

Redigeret: mar 12, 2015, 2:13am

*snort-laugh* Yeah, my mom liked them more than I did, but I do remember listening to them waaaay back in the day. ;) Their self-named album was definitely their best of the two. I wonder what ever happened to them....

mar 12, 2015, 3:10am

250 messages! Time for a new thread! :) *leaves a trail of chocolate*
Denne tråd er fortsat i saraslibrary's 100: Part 3.