Mark Twain once famously said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait fifteen minutes.” Today in Western Mass proved that one without a doubt. I think we went through 5 seasons in two hours…
Also, it is faaaaar too overplayed (meaning in my book not enough), but I am a huge fan of the Keisha’s “Tik Tok.” And Bad Romance, but who doesn’t love that infectious song.
So today the blogs were generally atwitter (har har har) with ipads and post-State of the Union re-hashing. Some other things leaked through, like JD Salinger’s death (where do the ducks go in the winter?) and the fact I might not have to take Political Anthropology this semester as I originally had feared. But I digress:
*headdesk* Maybe because I grew up working in a patron-not-book-centric library which won a national prize for libraries in 2008, but to me, the library should of course be about the people who use it. You might argue in favor of books, but I find that to be a traditionalist model. Anyway, the ALA didn’t understand this concept, so I find the results of this survey less surprising than they do.
All the cool kids are doing it, after all. Not sure I want Harry’s angst that up-close-and-personal, however. Also, purely unsubstantiated rumor.
An insightful opinion peace on President Obama’s continued vague promises about repealing DADT, from someone who actually serves in the armed forces.
Getting slightly sick of these articles. Even more sick of the snarky blaming of these women’s sad(ish) dating situations on feminism. Oh yes, I’d much rather marry someone who makes more than me at the expense of my own personal ambitions. A nice feminist rebuttal in this week’s Newsweek, however, argues against that awful book Marry Him: Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lauri Gottlieb.
Brilliant opinion piece over at Racialicious about being an Asian male and having no real positive portrayal in Western (or Eastern) media. Icky stereotypes. As a woman who still carries a torch for Rufio from “Hook,” I don’t get it. Maybe I just have a thing for Asian men. Or possibly just John Cho. Read the article anyway, it’s good.
You know you want one. You know that you still think about them
Quote: “Not so with the iPhone. I’ve seen that thing understood within minutes by 2 year-olds and 84 year-olds. It does one thing at a time. Your finger is the cursor. There is no need to tap things twice before stuff happens. You are allowed to turn it off with the power button….Enter the larger, faster iPad. It’s a complex computer simplified, which makes it a perfect fit to those whose remaining life is too short to spend it defragging drives.”