Monday, May 08, 2006


In lieu of actual content, I give you a list of things that made me laugh recently.

1. A T-shirt that reads "I poke badgers with spoons". At first I just reviled in its complete randomness then I found out it was from an Eddie Izzard routine (warning: sound) and I was even more smitten.

2. These two Unshelved strips. The first one encapsulates why I do not want to work in a consumer health library, the second I wish actually existed.

3. Hearing Lucy (of Luscious Gracious fame) start a sentence with the phrase "It's like that French folktale..." She's 10. I'm 35 and I don't think I've ever uttered something so erudite.

4. The fact that Lucy (of dog fame) ate a half pound of brown sugar and the only reason she didn't eat the whole pound was because it was 5 years old and harder than a rock.

5. The fact that the next day, Lucy (again of dog fame) ate a piece of tinfoil so now the backyard will be all sparkly in the moonlight.

6. The sheer volume of green yarn I own.

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It started as a stash diving excursion to locate something green for Project Spectrum. It ended with an avocado colored Danish modern chair covered in green yarns. And that isn't even including the duplicate skeins.

7. The project I finally decided on for PS this month. See the bright, bright, thick and thin yarn in the bottom left corner? Five skeins of that Turkish delight are going to be the world's most vivid shawl.

8. The fact that I forgot I owed my sister a bag made from the green felted sweater on the back of the chair.

9. That I saw our friend Cynthia on last week's Veronica Mars. I had forgotten to be looking for her debut as an extra but there she was in the final courtroom scene, sitting behind Kristen Bell and acting relieved at the verdict.

10. That I actually came up with 10 things that made me laugh. Last week wasn't the best one ever but apparently it didn't get me down (too much).


Sarah said...

I love all your green yarn! I think you have more green yarn than I do! ;)

Matches your chair.

Can't wait to see the shawl.

Oh, and sparkly poo in the back yard.

noricum said...

Wow! I think you may have more green yarn than I have stash!

Sara said...

Eddie Izzard is da' BOMB!!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Great green yarn!!!

ladylinoleum said...

I love green yarn AND Eddie Izzard!!!

Anonymous said...

You're the funniest almost-librarian I've ever seen. I wish you worked at my library (instead of the humorless fuddy-duds I work with).

Cynthia said...

Hi Pam,
I am so happy to be in your top 10 list!
(#9) If I can make one person laugh a
day, I've done my job and can go home