My library owns a wedding music CD with "PERFECT WEEDING MUSIC" on the spine (the publisher's typo, not a cataloguer's). When I mentioned this on Twitter, user surferrosa (Nanette Donohue) suggested a "perfect weeding"-themed CD swap for lib ppl and quickly put the below on swap-bot (see the post on swap-bot for more info):
Perfect Weeding Music: A Swap For Library Ppl
Swap Coordinator: user435 (contact)
Swap categories: Music
Number of people in swap: 1
Last day to signup/drop: December 10, 2008
Date items must be sent by: December 31, 2008
Number of swap partners: 2
The idea for this swap came from a post to Twitter:
elloyd74 Typo on wedding music CD, I kid you not: "Perfect Weeding Music."
I thought...what an awesome topic for a CD swap for library people!
The deal: Create a mix CD featuring songs that you would consider "perfect weeding music." Songs that inspire folks to dig into their library's collection and get rid of the old, the outdated, the stuff that looks gross, smells bad, and is so dusty that you wonder if it's been touched in decades.
Each participant will send out two CDs (and each participant will receive two CDs in return). Items must be mailed by December 31, 2008.
Please feel free to publicize this swap on your blog, your Facebook page, your Twitter stream--the more the merrier!
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
Posted by Emily Lloyd at 1:17 PM
Hadn't seen this in a while, and gives me a chance to try embedding a YouTube video at a specific start time:
Posted by Emily Lloyd at 9:54 PM
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No cartoon today, but a cross-post from my other blog, Poesy Galore:
How Could My Marriage Hurt Your Marriage?
Let me count the ways:
My marriage could give yours the silent treatment for days.
My marriage could say that your marriage looks fat in that dress.
My marriage could lock your marriage up
til it confessed.
My marriage could market itself as the cure for your cravings.
My marriage could lose your marriage's life savings.
My marriage could loot your marriage's museums,
bomb your marriage into
My marriage could steal your marriage's identity.
(That's the real concern, right? That your marriage lacks
My marriage could say that it's sorry to let yours go
after years of service--times are tight, you know.
Truth is, my marriage will probably do nothing
but struggle, and last, and struggle, and last--something
like yours, if you're lucky. My marriage isn't really
all that focused on your marriage. (Sorry.)
Posted by Emily Lloyd at 7:05 AM
Many have questioned the continued utility of librarians in the age of Google. Rather than crafting a cogent but tiredly text-heavy essay asserting our merits, we prefer to go a little Timberlake on their asses:
"SexyBack" video on YouTube if you're unfamiliar or just in the mood