listersgirl: (misbehave)
For all the Justin Trudeau fanpeople on my flist:

Justin Trudeau. Nude. On CBC.

You can't say your national broadcaster never does anything for you.
listersgirl: (side effects)

You know I love me some Girl's Bike Club, but any GBC that makes me picture the GBC members in togas and singing Sondheim parodies is the GBC of my dreams.

listersgirl: (george)
THE INTERNET HAS SPOKEN: And the internet said, "Watch Battlestar Galactica NOW, bitch." The internet was also in favour of Doctor Who, House, Scrubs and My So-Called Life, with a very convincing argument for Black Books. So I think I know what I'm doing this summer. (Also, to the person who suggested ReGenesis -- was that, um, serious? Not that I'm dissing your TV watching choices, of course!)

WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION LAST NIGHT AFTER WORK: Stayed until closing, meaning worked overtime, because half our staff (everyone who works the late shift) was off yesterday. It wasn't exactly a hardship, but I felt very put-upon, being all alone in the library for the last hour. It's definitely a harbinger of things to come in the summer, though -- we are going to be very short on staff.

CONTENT SHAMELESSLY STOLEN FROM SARCASMA FOR THE FOUR PEOPLE ON MY F'LIST WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE SEEN IT: The only version of "Oops, I Did It Again" you'll ever need. People, it's a sousaphone on fire, accompanied by dancers in plaid skirts. With more fire.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM GEORGE LAST NIGHT: I am hopelessly fascinated with this site: World Mapper. Also, I missed the lead-up, but they apparently ran across a website that is all GEORGE + CLAIRE (from the Weather Centre, who comes on after his show every night) 4EVAH!!!! She was so embarrassed (and, I think, somewhat flabbergasted that anyone would come up with a site like that). It was cute.

I AM SO MONOLINGUAL: Today at work so far I have heard staff members speaking Ukranian, Turkish, Greek, French, and Japanese. I can't decide if I am happy about this because it's easier to ignore, or if I object to this because I can't hear if they're passing on good gossip.

listersgirl: (sark)
Despite having an overflowing shelf of to-be-read books, I couldn't resist the lure of books for travelling, and I went to the bookstore at lunch. Oh books, I love you so. They unfortunately didn't have the book I really wanted, and the other book I really wanted was still only in hardcover (, but I did buy a few things, including another Neal Stephenson in trade (the first of the Baroque Cycle), because we all know what happened last time I tried to get a Stephenson out from the library.

*massages wrists*

I feel like all I've been reading lately is non-fiction, which is patently not true, but I am reading more non-fiction than I ever have. It's a different kind of reading. But right now, being in the middle of two non-fiction books, I'm craving a good novel.

(Speaking of fiction vs. non-fiction, James Frey. Heh. And this, What I plan to embellish for obvious dramatic reasons in my own forthcoming memoir. Hee hee hee.)

Other things I love today:

Rolling chairs
Green Day
The word 'twitterpated'
Orange post-its in the shape of daisies
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie
Stuart Alan Jones
listersgirl: (george)
On The Hour tonight, they showed a website that uses face recognition software to find famous people who match you most in looks - not hair or colouring, but bone structure and things like that. It's called My Heritage.

I think it's some sort of genealogy site, but the face matching is the fun part. [ profile] linaerys, you'll find this amusing -- my top match was Shah Rukh Khan. Hee. Other than that, they were mostly people I'd never heard of, but I could actually see the similarities.

(George's best match was Johnny Depp. I'm just saying.)
listersgirl: (side effects)
There was a very interesting article in the Guardian on Monday about whether you can trust the information in Wikipedia. They contacted experts in various fields and asked them to review the entries in those fields for accuracy and completeness.

Can You Trust Wikipedia?

I'm unsure how I feel about Wikipedia and the idea that anyone can add or edit information. On the one hand, it has the potential to be entirely current and constantly updating itself, which is excellent. But there's no controls, no guarantee that the information is accurate, or has even been researched at all. The potential for misuse is incredible - someone could deliberately plant false information.


Feb. 21st, 2005 12:12 pm
listersgirl: (never ever - insidian)
Alan Cumming is my boyfriend, and [ profile] sarcasma knows it, which is why she linked me to this bit from The Daily Show, which is KILLING ME.
listersgirl: (r&g confuse - jess79)
Happy birthday [ profile] angiv!


Things I learned from Monday Report:

1. For Better or For Worse is ending sometime in the next five years.
2. Olympic gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt is very adorable.


I'm a little sad that I won't be able to watch the second half of the terrible disaster movie that I accidentally sort-of watched on Sunday, but Wednesdays are too full of TV as it is. However, my disappointment is nothing compared to my excitement that The Amazing Race starts again tonight! Yay! Another season of pretending that I could totally climb that ladder faster than anyone else.


It was really crowded at the gym last night; far more than usual. I had to wait for every machine, even when I shuffled my program and did some substitutions. I don't like it when it's that busy, partly because I'm a selfish whiner, but also because with that many people around I feel like I'm in a cult or something. And what is it about personal trainers that inspires people to tell them such private stuff? The woman on the bike beside me was definitely taking the 'personal' part too far.


If Tomato Nation disappeared, I would be very sad.


Running total of days in which I have managed to not spill yogurt on myself: Zero.
listersgirl: (grr argh - jess79)
Is it my imagination, or is everyone having a miserable week? Sick, angsty, unhappy, irritated -- it feels like everyone I know is the recipient of bad shit from the universe. Maybe it's the time of year, maybe it's the weather, maybe it's a complete coincidence. I don't know. But whatever is causing this low-level misery, I decree it must stop. Leave my friends alone!

Also: Things that make you go Ewwwww
listersgirl: (otp - jess79)
Two Highly Partisan Music Recommendations:

Favourite Colours, The Sadies: This is nothing like the kind of music I normally listen to, but for some reason it really resonated. They're a Toronto psychadelic country rock band that combine '70s style with '00s sensibility, or, as one article put it, "alt-country that's more alt than country".

Nouvelle Vague: Punk and New Wave classics (Guns of Brixton! Too Drunk to Fuck! Making Plans For Nigel!) sung in a cool, bossa nova, lounge style. Very fun, very funky.

One Highly Personal Writing Recommendation:

Groceries, Groceries Everywhere, But Not a Bite to Eat, Dancing Brave: This is totally me. I am constantly staring at the fridge full of food, unable to find anything to eat. And of course, there's the peanut butter.
listersgirl: (Default)
[ profile] girldetective linked to this madly bitchy rundown of the Tonys.

The usually amazing Tonya Pinkins sings a horrific, bellowing rendition of her big number from the show. Try clearing your throat and singing on key. Hee. And so true.
listersgirl: (stapler - anniesj)
This Unshelved strip is the story of my life. If I'd known that I'd be most appreciated at work for my ability to change the size of a window on a computer screen, or type a word into Google, I wouldn't have bothered getting my MLIS!
listersgirl: (jack sword - teh_indy)
I have books to tell you all about, but I forgot the list at my real home, and I'm not feeling particularly descriptive today anyway.

What I really want is to tell someone how incredibly funny I'm finding this week's CSI recap on TWoP, but none of my usual suspects watch CSI, so it just wouldn't be as funny for them.

Actually, no, what I really want is a soy latte. [ profile] sarcasma lattewormed me! Unfair.

Miss me?

May. 18th, 2004 03:28 pm
listersgirl: (sark - anniesj)
Factoid of the Day: Accuradio thinks that Jon Bon Jovi wrote "I Don't Like Mondays". *boggle*

I think I might actually be well again! I'm still at work, which beats yesterday and Friday. I only had to blow my nose twice in the past hour, and my stomach no longer feels like it's plotting to secede from the rest of my body. I still have a wicked sore throat, but you can't have everything. I swear, it feels like I'm sick all the time these days - either sick, or recovering. I'm getting a little tired of this. I just want to be healthy! Or if I'm going to be sick, I'd like to be sick with computer access. *flails*

Also, I wish I liked to ride bikes. It seems like everyone is getting excited about pulling out their bikes for the summer, or getting new bikes. I'm too scared to ride in the city, though. No, really - I've had nightmares about getting caught in the streetcar tracks. I wouldn't mind getting into rollerblading, but they're too expensive for me to buy without knowing whether I'm going to use them. I bet the pathway along the Beaches would be great for blading.

Finally: Kirk Cameron wants YOU! (Warning - sound. And a wee flash Kirk.)
[scariness courtesy of [ profile] sarcasma]
listersgirl: (squee - offscreen)
There will be no April Fools happening here. Instead, I direct you to TeeVee. Go. Now.


You're back? Hi! So, last night I ended up with a free ticket to go see The Producers. The reasons for this are fairly convoluted, and involve a pancreas and kidney transplant, but suffice it to say that I was happy to step back into my well-honed role in life as substitute boyfriend. The show was fantastic too. We were sitting in the second row, which I thought was going to be pretty terrible, but it was actually really fun - we could see the actors' expressions beautifully (not to mention their sweat). And sometimes we could even hear individual people through the amplification system, if they were right over at our edge of the stage.

All the actors were great, although my favourite was the guy playing Roger, who was brilliantly funny, and had a wonderful voice. And the show itself was hilarious and over-the-top, as is to be expected. One of my favourite bits was at the end of "Keep It Gay", after all the creative team had been introduced (covering every overworked gay stereotype there is), when for no apparent reason the rest of The Village People showed up and danced around the stage. Maybe you'd have to see it for yourself. Oh, and one of the chorus girls is someone that I was in a musical with back in Victoria. So that was fun.

Man, I love live theatre. Nothing really compares. I was on such a high for the rest of the night (the rest of the night being the subway ride home and the quick cup of tea I had before crashing). And there are so many more good musicals coming up in the next few months: Hairspray, Urinetown, Last 5 Years, plus the (it will happen!) possibility of a trip to New York. Excitement!


Also exciting and worthy of brief mention is the fact that yesterday, we at work broke free of the cake tyranny, and instead had...homemade brownies. With ice cream. And fresh fruit. Dear sweet PETE, was it tasty. I'm surprised I didn't go into a sugar coma, I ate so many brownies. I don't know how we're going to top that the next time someone leaves, though.

(Oh, and icon by [ profile] offscreen. My boyfriend Jeremy is such a dork.)
listersgirl: (Default)
Oh, bwa! Fametracker handicaps the Oscar fashions.

My favourite bit: Jude Law will look good on Oscar night because he'd look good in Osh Kosh B'Gosh overalls. He'd look good in an ALF sweatshirt, a Speedo, and flip-flops. He'd look good zipped inside a giant rubber Daniel Baldwin suit.

listersgirl: (Default)
Hee! Hobbit Sims! Co-workers were definitely confused about how the "work" I was doing could be this funny.


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