November 13th, 2006

The Librarian

How soon they grow up and leave "home" ...

Nephew C arrived on Saturday and departed with a friend for Lethbridge on Sunday ... I get them both back for the latter part of the week. Originally was supposed to be the other way 'round, but when you're juggling/coordinating travel and visit arrangements with a lot of people, something's bound to end up reversed. Decided, since I'd already announced at work that I might not show up and and the lunchtruck driver is taking today off in lieu of Remembrance Day and I really didn't feel like making a packed lunch, that I'd treat myself to a goof-off day. Listen to music and do some database work and enjoy my very clean apartment for a day (in ways that don't mess it up again)
  • Current Music
    CKUA: Alberta Morning
The Librarian

A happy discovery ...

... made while looking for a link to include in a reply to libwitch; the ONLY Sesame Street storybook that I can stand is now available in ebook form! If you've not seen it before, you MUST take a peek at The Monster at the End of This Book. For reading with a small child, however, a print edition is essential ... much of the fun comes from the fact that it takes all of the strength of both of you to turn the pages (plus the giggly debate over whether they should be turned).

And yes, it IS still in print.

P.S. This book was read and reread a zillion times to my nephews and nieces ... normally kids latch onto something tedious and that makes an adult's brains ooze out the ears as the book that must be read several times in a row each day, but fortunately we got 'em all hooked on this one, which had so much "audience participation" that it never got boring.
The Librarian

Hoicked from tommdroid and zappo

You scored as A coloring book. Children love you--and so do many adults. They find you approachable, simple and friendly, all of which perfectly describe you. Instead of throwing big words around, you communicate in the international language of pictures. In order to be as open as possible, you present yourself simply, allowing those around you to customize you to their liking. Sometimes this results in you turning into a primitive masterpiece, and other times you resemble a schizophrenic's daydream. So long as the one talking to you understands you, you're happy. Zen and the art of crayon-sharpening.


A coloring book


A classic novel


The back of a froot loops box


A college textbook


A paperback romance novel




An electronics user's manual


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