Monday, April 30, 2007

She leaves fire and destruction in her wake...

So the Georgetown library where I would have worked had I taken the DC Library job burned down today. Also on fire early this morning was the historic Eastern Market building, where Michelle and I happened to be all of yesterday. Coincidence or arsonist stalker?

Didn't do much this past weekend aside from the trip to Eastern Market and helping Michelle pick out an awesome bike. I did get to see Hot Fuzz with Josh and Erin on Friday which was hilarious. I rarely laugh out loud in movies and I did in this one. Oh, and I managed to redo the wristband I was trying to knit for Josh's niece so you can actually tell what it's supposed to be! Much better huh?

Friday, April 27, 2007

Librarians are trouble...

Police Find Pot At School Librarian's Home

I saw this on the news last night and it made me giggle because the news made this huge deal about how the guy was a librarian. Like they couldn't fathom a librarian breaking the law.

Kinda goes along with this quote posted on a library listserve:

"Librarians like to be given trouble; they exist for it, they are geared to it.... Give her a scent and she jumps the leash, her eye bright with battle."
-Catherine Drinker Bowen

Monday, April 23, 2007

Weekend Update

The weather was finally beautiful this weekend. Unfortunately for me nobody wanted to go play outside with me. (Finals are coming up and Josh is having an affair with the library.) But Saturday night Erin came out and we had hookah and drinks at Soussi. I had a martini there that seems tailor made for me. It was basically olive juice with some vodka in it and these big juicy olives. Finally a martini for the girl who likes the olives more than the martini. Then I had to work on Sunday which was excruciating because Old Town was sunny and blooming.

I also managed to knit up a wrist band for one of Josh's nieces. I haven't knitted a thing in forever so be nice about this one. I think you can kinda tell what it was supposed to be.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Yes Valeska, I know I suck

So, I am taking a break from the weekly uploading of pictures required by project 365. It's a fun project and I have enjoyed doing it but lately every time I try to upload more than 1 picture to blogger, my computer crashes. This makes me very grumpy. So my compromise is this. I will continue to take pictures. If I end up with a good one, I'll upload it. But no more trying a million times to upload seven picture of my office or my apartment. At least not until I get a new computer.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Passover 2.0

We had Erin and Michelle over last night for an abbreviated Seder with a PowerPoint hagadah. I made the PowerPoint by pulling my favorite parts from our old Maxwell House hagadah, this great liberal/feminist/vegetarian hagadah I found online, and one written by our old Rabbi. Then I cut out everything except the required parts. This allowed us to finish the Seder with time to spare before Michelle and Erin had to go to Black Cat for a show. Michelle called it passover 2.0 in reference to library 2.0 and I have decided that this will be the new official name for my Seder.

As for the food, I think we did a pretty good job. Erin made the best vegetarian matzoh ball soup that I've ever had and some very yummy charoset. I made spinach squares with matzoh meal. They were good (I brought the left overs for lunch today) but I think I over baked them a bit. I also tried my hand at a noodle kugel which was tasty but fell apart. I think I should have used a smaller pan and more egg.

Oh and Emerson had to find the afikoman. He wasn't very good at it, Apparently matzoh doesn't really smell like much. But it was awfully cute!

I wish I had pictures to post but, alas, I must rely on Michelle for that. So send me some pictures already Michelle!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

March 25-31

This week pretty much all I took pictures of were cherry trees. So instead of doing a picture a day for this week I'm just posting the best of the batch.