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Friday Niche Blog: When Parents Text January 14, 2011

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Ever get a text from your mom or dad, and think WTF? Maybe they said something ridiculous? Maybe it was something really mom-like and she shouldn’t have that kind of reach when you’re not home?

I read about today’s niche blog this morning in Entertainment Weekly Magazine, and decided to check it out.  Some of these posts had me laughing out loud – at work!  I’m going to get caught blogging if I keep checking this site – but don’t let that stop you. Tons more at When Parents Text.


Mom: are you coming home this weekend?
Me: I haven’t decided yet..
Mom: I am making your bed up and making cookies and all of your favorite foods and lining your pillows with ten dollar bills



mom: just an fyi i had to buy more toilet paper today we have some serious butt wipers in this house


Thinking of You

Mom: The deli next door is cooking bacon and I thought of you. Miss you.


Mom: Have you ever noticed how much garbanzo beans look like little butts? Like being mooned by soup



There’s sooo many more, I had a hard time deciding when to stop sharing them… Do yourself some good, and check these out.



Niche Blog Friday: Hipster Puppies May 28, 2010

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Today’s Niche Blog title Hipster Puppies pretty much says it all. Enjoy!

Monday Book Review: Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal February 22, 2010

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Christopher Moore is hands-down one of the funniest writers of fiction I have ever read. His books are truly unclassifiable, mixing elements of science fiction and fantasy while dealing with realistic drama and tragedy in an absolutely hysterically comical way. I have read several of his novels, and in each one, the main characters react in a completely realistic way to utterly unrealistic situations. As I have said before, when I find a book I enjoy, I recommend it to my fellow readers, and this is one I have recommended countless times.

LAMB: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, is a hilarious take on what Jesus might have been like, as viewed by a contemporary friend. One of my favorite scenes is from the very beginning, when Biff first encounters Joshua (as Jesus was called by his family and friends) while Joshua is playing with his younger brother (apparently the Bible left out all kinds of details about Jesus’ everyday life, including his brothers). Anyway, Josh’s brother plays with a lizard until the lizard is about to bite him, and then, instead of getting bit, he smashes the lizard’s head with a rock, and hands the smooshed lizard to Josh. Josh put’s the lizard in his mouth, and a moment later takes a wriggling, and very-much alive lizard out of his mouth and hands it back to his brother. The brother plays with and smashes the lizard’s head, and again gives it to Joshua to be brought back to life. Not exactly the kind of game you’d imagine Christ playing, but exactly what a kid with Christ’s powers would do! Biff is fascinated while he watches the lizard live and die over and over, and soon, they are best friends.

Biff accompanies Joshua on his metaphorical journey through childhood and adolescence, and on a literal journey to find God’s purpose for him, through difficult areas and meeting incredible characters and having exciting and frightening adventures along the way.

I cannot repeat enough, this book was laugh-out-loud funny. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy this story, except maybe a member of the clergy – but even then… if they have any sense of humor at all, they can appreciate this story for what it is: a tongue-in-cheek take on what happened during all the gaps in Jesus’ life that are not covered by the Bible (and a few alternate theories on how those stories happened too!)

Pimp My Bookcart Winners Announced! November 23, 2009

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The guys who write the webcomic Unshelved run a contest every Fall called “Pimp My Bookcart” in which the library that submits the best “pimped” bookcart wins a new bookcart. Doesn’t sound like much of a prize – but I think the point is more about having fun and being creative! This year’s winners have been announced!

This entry by the Perry High School Library is called Easy Rider and is a Runner Up.

Check out all the entries here and last years winners too!

No Mo’ ‘Net October 22, 2009

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What would the world look like if there was no more Internet? This is a question Cracked.com asked their visitors and the answers are hilarious! Check it out here.