Thursday, 14 August 2008

alas there's no bounty for you!

Sadly, Dani forgot to tape Dog the bounty hunter for me, so now I have to wait until next week to watch it and tell y'all just what I think. I'm pretty sure I'm going to loves it tho - there was a review in this weeks TV guide and there he was in all his 'glorious' manhood - black leather, bare chest & mullet blowing in the wind. Hmmm...methinks it'll be pure gold!! :)

Stay tuned...


Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Please Sir, can I have some more...

Here's another bit that I'm moving from my side bar to a post and again I'm sure that I'll be adding to this, it being books an all :)

Books I'm loving at the moment:

  • SEALSs series by Lora Leigh (Dangerous Games, Hidden Agendas, Killer Secrets, Wild
    Card - which was just released and kept me up until 6am finishing it, fantastic, makes me want a dominant alpha SEAL all of my own...sigh *Capren's just gone to a very happy place* :p)
  • Stray by Rachel Vincent - Still waiting for Rogue, 2nd in the series
  • Eclipse, New Moon, Twilight & Breaking Dawn (can't wait for the 4th book and the movie!!!!) by Stephenie Meyer
  • The SBC series by Lori Foster (Hard to Handle, Simon Says, Causing Havoc - check them out on my LibraryThing link)
  • Pretty much anything by Sandra Hill, gosh she makes me laugh, her time travelling vikings are particularly funny, I just finished reading Down & Dirty on the weekend, lmao!
  • Don't forget the Nauti series (Boy, Nights & Dreams), and next year Nauti Intentions - Isa very cited!! I was very suprised by Nauti Dreams, Natches is the darkest of the 3 cousins, but it was the funniest book, there were a few times when I had to stop reading I was laughing so hard - which usually only happens with Sandra Hill books.
Well enough for now, I was supposed to be getting something for uni online and got sidetracked by the allure of mah blog...right on!

Ohhh...and another thing, expect a post tomorrow about 'Dog the Bounty Hunter', it's a new reality TV show that's starting tonight, I'm so excited I could pee myself :) no seriously...


Moving and a shakin' and heaving britches ta boot!

Okay my side bar's getting a little full, so I thought I would swap a couple of things over and put them in a normal post :) I'll probably end up adding to this collection of gems by the way.

How do I love thee period drama, let me count the ways...

  • Pride and Prejudice (BBC) - Mr. Firth playing Mr. Darcy - Hello! Need I say more
  • Pride and Prejudice (Movie) - I do like this version (not as much as the BBC one tho), but hey, there's dopey hot boy, angsty hot boy, naughty hot boy, there's one for every occasion!!
  • The Forsyte Saga 1 & 2 - it's got more hot boys than you could poke a stick at and a good story to boot
  • North & South - Why hello Mr. Armitage. I so don't mind if I do
  • The Buccaneers - mmm...Greg Wise
  • Wives and Daughter - it's angsty, it's sexy, I loves it
and further to this list, the new Jane Austen Adaptions:
  • Persuasion - Hello Mr. Penry-Jones, isn't this a nice change from Spooks, still all angsty I see. Never mind, those side burns are working well I might add :)
  • Northanger Abbey - Can't remember you're name, but be sure to leave your hat on, it makes you all distinguished and hides your bouffy hair. Plus from certain angles you look like Matthew Goode, which is always a bonus!
  • Mansfield Park - Ahh silly hot boy, he's a favorite. Doesn't know what he's missing until it's almost gone and then there's all the stuttering and my 'I've always loved this room', pure gold. I quite like to movie version of this with Johnny Lee Miller - he's oh so pretty, no wonder Angelina Jolie married him!!
  • Emma - Which I havn't watched yet so watch this space!!

Monday, 11 August 2008

And back to our normal transmission...

Okay, that's done, since the only new posts that I'll have on Blog Version 2.0 are likely to be for the assignment, I probably won't add anymore from it, although since this started out as a Learning 2.0 blog, if I find anything about it for uni, I might post it on here.

Anyway, since I've wasted all my time doing that, I don't have a real post for you! I've still got my other job to do, some reading for uni and there's hot boys on tonight! SIGH...If only it was real hot boys, I still can't believe they put Dean in Hell!! He's too pretty, I'll be well cranky if he's brought back damaged :)


Web 2.0 (originally posted Monday, August 4, 2008)

And heres the last one, post number five:

I've been playing on youtube today, going through some of the required listening. There's some really great videos explaining what Web 2.0 is, I thought the 'Web 2.0' video was informative, easy to listen and take in and wasn't too long (5:18). I also enjoyed a song that I found while going throught the other videos 'Web 2.0 song, Are You Blogging This?', (although the song got annoying towards the end), but it went through a whole list of web 2.0 sites, some I'd heard of and others that I'm not familiar with. So it's given me ideas on where to go to do some more research on different 2.0 sites.

Well I'm off to play some more.


And just a little something more...number four!

This was originally part of my 'I've just added LibraryThing' post, (from Tuesday, July 22, 2008), but I chopped a bit off at the start and now theres just this bit!!

Just a little side bar - I love all the great technology that has been coming out, but as you might have noticed, from my post today, I have a little trouble keeping track of all my passwords and usernames. I've tried to keep it simple, so that I can remember all of them, but it doesn't always work. Although as newly minted user, (2 weeks so far)of Firefox, I'm soooooo in love with it. It remembers all my passwords and logins, which is a distinct advantage over Internet Explorer.

I'm enjoying rediscovering different 2.0 tools, I haven't played with some of them since I did my Learning 2.0 course. So it's great to be able to brush up. I'll admit that some of the features I was introduced to were fun to play with, but were not something I would use a lot. But I guess that's what Web 2.0 and Learning 2.0 is all about - the freedom to discover the things you like and being able to customise them so that they work best for you.

Okay, this post is HUGE, so I'm sending it on it's merry way now. :)


Sick dear? who dear, me dear, oh yes dear! ( originally published on Blog Version 2.0 on Thursday, August 7, 2008)

And here's number three:

Sadly, I'm not terrible improved, but I did have a good sleep in, which resulted in me being 11/2 hours late for work - what fun and games that was when I realised. On the plus side I'm on the mobile again tomorrow, so I should be able to do some more reading for uni, lets hope that I have an actual Internet connection that works this week. Well, I've nothing else exciting to blog about.

Bored now, I hear you all say, but alas there is nothing I can do ;), perhaps a nice book will suffice. My birthday books I'd ordered have finally arrived (5 months late), and now I have to wait at least another month before I can even attempt to crack one and there's 5 of them - which will be a great test of my will, because I'm all cited and I want to read them all NOW!!!!

Okay, I've just spied the clock, it's nearly 8pm, so past time for me to go home. Hopefully I'll be blogging tomorrow.


cold, cold go away ( originally published on Blog Version 2.0 on Tuesday, August 5, 2008)

Here's interloper number two:

How annoying, I thought I had some angry sinus action, but now I'm thinking I have a cold, I've been playing on Flickr today and I thought this picture sums up how I'm looking & feeling at the moment. It's a very cool picture, I'm still in the process of adding more pictures to my account so that I can organise a badge to put on my blog, but all good things come to those who wait :)

I'm off to the chemist now, time to stock up of cold related stuff.


I've had to repost this as the photo didn't work the first two times, hopefully now I've got it!

I'd rather be sleeping (originally posted in Blog Version 2.0 on Sunday, July 27, 2008)

Here's the first interloper!

Well I wish I could say I'm all refreshed from the weekend, but I'm so not! I have the headache from hell and I'm stuck out on the truck with nothing stronger then panadol and I'n getting crankier by the second - if one more patron asks me where the usual girl is I'm going to cause afront to books throught the world and smack 'em up side the head with one. Well, on that cheery note I am going to sign off, at least it's 5 o'clock and I can go home now, although the fact that it's going to take me an hour to get there isn't giving me any joy.


Huh, what the?

Okay, you might be wondering what in damnation is going on here, as there are posts all over the joint. I'm putting some of my posts front my uni blog onto this blog - so bear with me, the dates are a bit outa order n all that, but I like to keep ya on you're toes!!


Thursday, 7 August 2008

Yea are banished!!!!

Well it comes that time in every truckin' library chicks life - I'm on the mobile again. Tomorrow I head for the sunny shores of Werrimul, the town with no shop, then it's off to the lake. Oh what fun and joy the day shall bring. Hopefully my Internet connect works unlike last week when I had no way of checking in/out books all morning, which is always fun when there's 30 kids all clammerin' to get their stuff out.

Until then, cya bye, and do enjoy your night :)


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

I want to believe that there will be more aliens...eventually...maybe...hopefully...

Dan and I went and saw X-Files on Sunday but it was all a little disappointing. I loved the fact that I was watching Mulder & Scully in semi action again, but it just wasn't at all what I was expecting - it wasn't X-Filey enough. The ick factor was there - so there, but where were the aliens???? And what pray tell was with that beard...
After I resigned myself to the fact that there would be no aliens, I did enjoy the film, the story and action were good, and it was shot in the same style as the tv series - not to bright, quite drab colours, fairly fast pased, but it didn't feel like a drawn out episode which is always a plus. The set came complete with the 'I want to believe poster', sunflower seeds and pencils in the ceiling. The roles of the replacement agents - Xibit & Amanda Peet - with believer and sceptic roles reversed, were okay, Xibit was there as filler and Peet served her purpose - to get Mulder back in the game and then also was kinda put aside - neither characters were really explored, which I guess in the grand scheme of things isn't necessary as the movie's supposed to be about Mulder and Scully.
Overall, I enjoyed the film, it wasn't what I was expecting, but it was good anyway. It's getting 3 stars from me. Hopefully if they do any more X-Files movies, they will focus more on the what the roots of the show was based on, without focus on Mulders sister - if possible, (I know this makes up a huge part of why Mulder does what he does, but we know what happened to her and we know she's dead, to me it's all good in da hood on that subject, enough already!


Friday, 1 August 2008

Water Witcher by Jan Ormerod

Here's the first of 49 reviews -I hope :), sans 1 I know, but that's been discussed already and I ain't budgin'!!

"Dougie and his sisters can't remember the last time it rained. The crops are brown and the fields are dusty. Dougie decides to teach himself water divining, so he can be a water witcher, just like his grandad. But his family is sceptical. Can Dougie find water where there is none?"

The colours are beautiful and serve to highlight our drought stricken land, while still managing to be bright and engaging - with gorgeous orange and cobalt blue. I really like the simple illustrations, they help the book to come alive and obviously the subject matter is something that we are all living with at the moment. It made me remember when I was a kid and how we used to run around with sticks and try and find water. This was easy to read, and not being too long would be good for a storytime reading.

Okay, with the hoity n all, but hey, not really worried, it brings back memories of the Picasso exhibit and the funny dude explaining what it all meant to his lesser informed friend - which was well worth the price of admission right there.


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