Don’t get mad at me, get mad at my husband–he’s the one who came up with the title. In fact, he went on an hour-long riff on the word “blog“, during which I took scrupulous notes before he passed out. The upside to this is now I have at least two months worth of horrible, horrible blog titles. Consider yourself forewarned….
Okay; this has been on my mind ever since I got the e-mail containing a bit of jarring news: someone has started a blog using the phrase “lipsticklibrarian” in the URL. It’s been six years since I uploaded The Lipstick Librarian! and by now I should be a little more thick-skinned about people appropriating the LL! name for their own uses, but considering how much work I put into the damn site, it’s a little exasperating to see people ever-so-cavalierly run away with it. There’s a reviewer on Amazon who uses it, not to mention the endless websites with people proclaiming themselves as THE Lipstick Librarian.
I know, I know: imitation is the sincerest form of flatterly, but frankly I’m getting a little tired of being flattered these days. (Cue the violins and crocodile tears….) At least the aforementioned blogger acknowledges me and the source in one of her entries….
Jury Duty: The county finally caught up to me and I began jury duty today. There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending eight hours in a devolved, plastic version of an Eames chair and having no choice but to listen to a poorly-made-up Shakira clone whining because she has to put her cell-phone on vibrate if she’s called to a trial. But I do have a dirty little secret: I love it! It’s as if I’m being force to sit and read for the entire day–I actually get to fufill a long-cherished aspect of the stereotype. The next thing you’ll know, I’ll be organizing the ancient magazines and Yahtzee games with the missing dice for them in the waiting room.
- The librarian drug of choice
- My all-too-real life….
What I’m Listening to: Gay Bar by Electric Six. It’s uncanny how my musical tastes eerily matches the top hits of the UK. I live in fear of the day when a Cliff Richards song makes an appearance on these pages….
Handy-Dandy Lib Tip of the Day: This one comes courtesy of Elizabeth Sietsma of Australia, who has managed to find a use for those pesky AOL CDs:
I find that using the back of a Cd-Rom for a mirror to apply my lipstick or check my makeup is very helpful when I am in a rush.