Monday, January 24, 2011

Ashley Turns 10!

Ashley on swing, originally uploaded by authorwannabe.

My third oldest niece turns 10 on Saturday leaving just my youngest niece to still hit the double digits. Felize Cumpleanos Ashley!

News of the Weird (by Chuck Shepherd)

This is a little blurb I just came across when reading one of my favorite columns in the free Columbus newspaper called The Other.

The Toronto Public Library began its "Human Library" project in November with about 200 users registering to "check out" interesting persons from the community who would sit and converse with patrons who might not otherwise have the opportunity to mingle with people like them. The first day's lend-outs, for a half-hour at a time, included a police officer, a comedian, a former sex worker, a model, and a person who had survived cancer, homelessness and poverty. The Human Library actually harkens back to olden times, said a TPL official, where "storytelling from person to person" "was the only way to learn."

It sounds kind of interesting to me. I wonder if the Columbus Metro. Library would ever consider doing something like this? Maybe I should forward this to them?

Monday, January 10, 2011

THXTHXTHX: a thank you note a day

As a tribute to one of my favorite blogs ( I thought I'd write a few of my own Thank You notes.

Dear package addressed to my co-worker’s cat,

Thanks for letting me sign for and deliver you to my co-worker. The fact that you were intended for a cat really made my day.

Dear basement,

Thanks for being there when I need to store some of my “junk.” I will try to spend more time with you in the future instead of only coming down to dump more stuff.

Dear NBC and CBS,

Thanks for showing new episodes of all my favorite shows last week. I missed them over the Christmas holiday and it was like seeing old friends again.

Dear Fridays,

Thanks for being there every week. I know everyone probably says this, but you really rock and you’re the reason I get up every Monday.

Dear candy-filled tin in the kitchen cupboard,

Thanks for always being at least half full and delivering so much chocolately goodness. You make these dark winter days at least somewhat tolerable.