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I forgot to tell ya'll but WE HAVE A FLOOR AGAIN!

The tile was installed two weekends ago and we love it. Really brightens up the entire kitchen and just really makes it a nice room on it's own rather than just flowing into the living room area. Dishwasher has also been repaired too which is just fantastic. I know it was saving us money in our energy bill BUT I really was tired of dishes piling up on the counter (#firstworldproblems). The deal is whoever makes dinner, the other has to wash dishes and considering how many pots/pans I get dirty that can't go on the dishwasher, the addition of plates/bowls/cups on top of that was making things crazy. So, yes, repair the dishwasher, save my marriage XP

In the world of Impulse Purchases, my spatula designed by Kristen Bell arrived in the mail last week too!

Proceeds went to the No Kid Hungry program so it was for a good cause. Also, I <3 Kristen so much and this is probably the closest I will get to having her autograph so yeah. I'm a dork, it makes me smile. If you didn't see her shenanigans with the senior citizens during Hurricane Irma, I highly suggest browsing her Instagram/Twitter feed for a few minutes.

When we went to Wisconsin this summer, Tim went through the boxes of stuff in his parent's basement for things that he wanted to bring back (this is what happens when you buy an SUV). Anyway, one of the treasures we did find were his Star Wars toys, mainly a few large vehicles. So last night, in a fit of cleaning, I rearranged some of my Star Wars shelf to highlight our vintage collection (I reclaimed my toys from my parent's house last year but hadn't made space for them). I don't have it all out yet, but I got a few things in nice prime spots to hightlight them:

I still have a few figures I'd like to display plus a LARGE collection of micro-machines playsets. #nerdproblems - I am going to either move or maybe even downsize my Yoda collection as I don't really focus on that anymore. My collecting focus for Star Wars now is mostly LADIES.

Last but not least, I finished playing Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice last night and OMG THE EMOTIONS!

I want to do an in-depth write up later but this game was beautiful and I loved the story, which kept me going even when the game got rough. It was very short, about 12 hours, but it was a smaller gaming company. Tim got me fancy headphones right before I started playing it so I got to have the full experience since it recommends playing with nice headphones that can give you the full range of sounds.

I love Senua. She is right up there with Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite: I want an action figure of her for my desk.

...actually, I have that "Make your own Funko Pop" downstairs...maybe I could make myself a little Senua! PROJECTS!!!!!!!

Bedtime now - I am trying to finish the last two books for a conference I'm attending next month. Neither of them are grabbing me as much as the others so it has been a struggle. Plus SO MANY good books are coming out right now and distracting me with their covers and blurbs. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! #librarianproblems

Anyone going to NYCC?

Sep. 14th, 2017 07:54 pm
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I feel like someone said they were going to NYCC but now I can't remember who...if you are willing to go on a quest for me, I would be VERY grateful! I just found out there will be an exclusive Faith POP! at the Funko Booth and the Buffy POP set is one of the few I'm trying to be a completist about. I would totally paypal the price+shipping. I just know eBay will be full of greedy people right after the con :\

South Park does what it does best

Sep. 11th, 2017 10:10 pm
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If you have not seen this bit of information about the latest South Park video game, you need to because LOL

South Park: The Fractured but Whole's difficulty slider changes the colour of your skin
"Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life."

Kinda makes me want to watch South Park in its entirety (I've only seen a handful of episodes, mostly ones that friends said "OH you have to watch this one!)

nerd alert: LotR rewatch next month?

Sep. 11th, 2017 09:44 pm
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Okay my geeks, I just saw this on my calendar and wanted to see how you all felt about it:

Every year around Christmas I do a Lord of the Rings rewatch, ever since the movies came out on DVD. It has become a tradition and a time I really look forward to. I go all out and watch the extended editions.

Last year I made a note in my Google Calendar that when Frodo wakes up in Rivendell, Galdalf tells him it is October 24 and therefore I should start my rewatch on October 24th!

Should we try to coordinate this? I am thinking since that is a Tuesday night we will probably just watch Disc 1 because of work in the morning LOL. I love LotR but they are long and if we don't start until 7-8pm the first disc won't be done until around get-ready-for-bed time.

Let me know what you all think!


Sep. 7th, 2017 10:47 pm
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I forgot to mention, after all that stressing over interviews and such I DID GET THE PROMOTION!

Which is nice. It would have been fun to get the manager gig but I probably need a bit more work. And I will be staying at my current library, just bumping up a step. It is kinda cool too because this is a new position for my branch so I will be a part of figuring out what it means to BE the Librarian II at a community library. Also, I love my manager and she is already like "Oh we are going to get you READY for the next manager interview".

I am waiting for my official feedback from the manager interview, but the basic things I heard was that I did really well, the person that got it was just a little bit more qualified.

So, yeah, I officially became a Librarian II this week. :)

And just to make things even more wacky, I'm going to sit on the other side of the table of an interview panel NEXT week LOL.

watched in August

Sep. 5th, 2017 04:15 pm
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This list isn't that very impressive either but I keep meaning to share what I watched!

My Life as a Zucchini
At just over an hour long, this movie is a perfect little story about a young boy adjusting to life in a group home. I watched it in French with subtitles, even though some big names stepped up to dub the film for the U.S. release after it got such rave reviews overseas.

Beautiful animation done in classic stop-motion style. I love the character designs. I was sad when it was over because I wanted to follow more of Zucchini's story.

Just know that this is not a children's movie even though the main characters are kids. It's not a happy fluffy bunny story, these kids are in the home because they did things or bad things happened to them, so you want to make sure those viewing the film are ready to hear about such things.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Confession: I have not read this book. It wasn't assigned to my class in high school. So I was going into this with only a bare minimum of knowledge - I knew that Scout was the main character and that a court case happened and there was a guy named Boo Radley.

Books into movies are tricky things - I low Scout is the narrator of the book, but I'd say the movie felt like it switched between her, Jem, and Atticus. Even though I haven't read the book, I could feel that things were missing from the world, but at 2 hours not much more could have been added.

I am not sure how I feel about the ending, it felt rushed and maybe the book offers more by way of closure but the movie felt like it just wanted to wrap things up quickly. Plus, the odd issue of Atticus fighting for justice doled out int he courtroom and having the finale be justice happening on the "street"?

Yet again, another "old" movie that is still upsettingley relevant to what is happening in our country today. Why has so little changed.

Nocturnal Animals
I don't even know what to say. That was an emotional experience... Is it just me or is Jake Gyllenhaal really into movies that make you go "WTF!?" when the credits roll? Amy Adams seems to be getting into that too, at least with this and 'Arrival'. I really want to read the book that "inspired" the movie to see what more it has to say about the relationships but this movie was mesmerizing in an really upsetting way. It haunted me the same way Susan was haunted each time she put the book down. Not at all what I was expecting.

More reviews on my Letterboxd!

Have you seen any of these? What were your thoughts! Feel free to link in comments!
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