28 June 2011

The day I became an adult ... at the library.

  • Sorry, the truth is not as nearly as scandalous as the title implies.
  • Nonetheless, today I am officially an adult in the public library system.
  • I have been an avid patron of the public library system since I was a kid and my mom would take me to Story Time.
  • I have had a library card since I was 7.
  • I have had my current library card since I was in the 7th grade ... when they upgraded from cardboard cards to fancy high tech laminated cards.
  • I can remember when having to look something up in the catalog on the computer required you to, 
    • for author type, "a:/ Last Name, First Name"
    • and to look up a title type, "t:/ Title of Book, The"
  • [... kids these days don't have to think.]
  • I am a big fan of the library book sales.
  • I have continued to check out books on a fairly regular basis.
  • yet somehow my account was never changed from a juvenile account to an adult account.
  • until today, when I was returning 2 overdue books, and a seemingly indifferent city employee said, "oh, we need to upgrade your account, I see you're not a juvenile anymore, and juveniles don't have to pay fines ... must have slipped through the system."
  • you're tellin' me, lady.
  • so there you have it 
  • ... eligible for library fines,
  • welcome to adulthood.

24 June 2011

18 June 2011

Hot Child in the City

I am a big fan of New York. There are songs about NY that I really like, and there are songs that I would enjoy listening to while walking around the bustling city, like:

  • Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
  • Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind Pt. 2
  • Lady Gaga - Marry the Night
  • Joe Purdy - The City
  • Kings of Leon - Manhattan
  • Local Natives - Wide Eyes
  • Kid Cudi - Up Up & Away
  • Hugo - 99 Problems
  • Fitz and the Tantrums - MoneyGrabber
  • Florence & the Machine - Cosmic Love
  • Ace Frehley - New York Groove
  • Nick Gilder - Hot Child in the City (thanks to Sex and the City)

17 June 2011

No List Friday

From spring reading to summer reading; The Crying of Lot 49 has been a thorn in my side.

16 June 2011

Recently ...

  • I have been walking, a lot
  • loathing running
  • enjoying bike rides
  • not reading
  • accumulating library fines
  • using said fines/ overdue books as motivation to finish books
  • failing
  • neglecting Life As List
  • drowning my sorrows by creating a Tumblr


10 June 2011

No List Friday

This time last year I was at Bonnaroo.  When I saw the lineup this year, I was less than impressed ... not to knock some of the awesome artists booked ... but I think it can't compete with last year.