November 30, 2010

Random Day...

This is how my day went... I didn't end up getting to read a single book today because I was forced to run around and do various things. C'est la vie!

I did pay for my sister and I to attend the library holiday party next week. I very much so look forward to getting drunk with my coworkers and then having to stumble in the next day to work. Yay for having to work on Saturdays after the holiday party every year!!

Also today I babysat the new woman. I still haven't decided what I think of her yet because she spent the time I was babysitting her wandering around the stacks trying to figure out what was where.

My Christmas Tree All Done Up...

I'm sure you've all seen photos of my Christmas tree on my desk at one point or another, but I'm sure most of you haven't seen her all done up. Presenting the Misfit's Christmas tree...

Yes, I decorated my tree before December rolled around. Bite me.

Reading Caldecotts...

For some reason I decided to look at the list of past Caldecott Award winners to see how many books off the list I've actually read and I really haven't read that many. So I'm gonna go to work later and read Caldecott winners.

Caldecott Award Winners
2010: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
2009: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner

2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster
2005: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
2001: So You Want to Be President? By Judith St. George
2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
1999: Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
1997: Golem by David Wisniewski
1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
1995: Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
1994: Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
1992: Tuesday by David Wiesner
1991: Black and White by David Macaulay
1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
1989: Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman
1988: Owl Moon, illustrated by Jane Yolen
1987: Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks
1986: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
1985: Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen
1983: Shadow by Marcia Brown
1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
1981: Fables by Arnold Lobel
1980: Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
1978: Noah's Ark by Peter Spier
1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove
1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
1975: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott
1974: Duffy and the Devil by Harve Zemach
1973: The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel
1972: One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian
1971: A Story A Story by Gail E. Haley
1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome
1968: Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley
1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness
1966: Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas
1965: May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
1964: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
1963: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

1962: Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown
1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins
1960: Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
1959: Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Cooney
1958: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
1957: A Tree Is Nice by Janice Udry
1956: Frog Went A-Courtin' by John Langstaff
1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper by Marcia Brown
1954: Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
1953: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
1952: Finders Keepers by William Lipkind
1951: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
1950: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
1949: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader
1948: White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
1947: The Little Island by Margaret Brown
1946: The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham
1945: Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field
1944: Many Moons by James Thurber
1943: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
1942: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
1941: They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson
1940: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
1939: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth
1938: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book by Helen Dean Fish

November 29, 2010

New Camera...

On Thanksgiving I ordered myself a Canon EOS Rebel T2i & it came in today. I ran home between work and my internship to grab it so that I could spend the evening playing with it. And play with it I did.

I would like you all to know that I do not claim to know how to use my camera yet, but I had fun futzing around with it & taking random photos. So, please don't hate on my photos.

New Employee...

The new lady started today and she spent the majority of her hours filling out paperwork in the business office and/or being glued to my Department Head's hip, so I didn't get a chance to figure out if I liked her or not. All I know is that I'm not so fond of her voice, it isn't the worst I've heard but it's still annoying. I'll keep you posted throughout the course of the week on how she is and if I like her or not.

November 28, 2010

Just Killed Another Career, It's A Mild Day...

If you recall a few weeks ago I mentioned that one of the women from Circulation applied for the job opening in my department and that I hate the bitch. Well, she didn't get the job and the person they did hire starts tomorrow.

Seeing as I am cocky I'd like to attribute my hatred for the Circulation bitch not getting the job. My Department Head claims that my hatred and the fact that two other people don't like the woman played no role in the decision not to hire the woman -- I think this is a crock, but whatever. I'll let you know how the new woman works out.

BYOC: Bring Your Own Crayons...

As you all know we took the toys and the coloring sheets away about a week and a half ago. On Friday my Department Head decided to put the toys back out but not the coloring sheets because the parents that come in don't watch their children and they color all over the place. Today some woman had the nerve to bring in her own crayons and ask me for coloring sheets. I could not believe this lady. I told her politely that I we didn't have anymore coloring sheets (which is a lie) and she magically made some appear. She was even giving them to random children. This woman had some gall. I told my Department Head and she shrugged it off -- I don't think she would have if it wasn't a Sunday.

November 27, 2010

Cookin' Librarian: Calzones...

This fine evening I managed to make tomato, bacon and mozzarella calzones in my boyfriend's lack of a kitchen -- I did it all with his George Foreman Grill®, microwave and toaster oven, I am a cooking ninja.

  • Whole wheat store bought pizza dough
  • Store brand pasta sauce
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Bacon
  • Extra virgin olive oil

The Last Of The VHS Tapes...

I finally finished weeding the VHS tapes during my internship this week and here are the last of the awesomely bad looking tapes that were left.

Page Fail...

Seeing as the children were off from school yesterday we decided that it was an excellent opportunity to take out our video gaming equipment and have "Wii™ Night" in the afternoon. While the kids were playing various games "Julia" sticks her head in and starts watching. "Favorite Page #2" and a couple of others begged her to come inside and try playing Just Dance. She actually accepted and I was about to bust out my iPhone™ to videotape this potentially horrific moment and the stupid Pages made me get up and play. I wanted to kill them. We played with two other people, once we finished the song she left and I proceeded to bitch the Pages out for what they did. So yeah, I missed an opportunity to videotape "Julia" looking like a bigger idiot than normal and show it to the entire staff because the Pages don't think.

The Night Bookmobile...

Yesterday my Department Head handed me the book "The Night Bookmobile" by Audrey Niffenegger and told me to read it to see what I thought about it -- It was placed on order by someone and she wasn't sure it was suitable for our department, seeing as it was a graphic novel she wanted me to look at it.

It ended up not being suitable for our department so I gave it to Lenora to put in the adult collection. I didn't think it belonged in my department (if you read it you'll find out why) but I very much so enjoyed the book. I'm even considering buying it and adding it to my collection of books about librarians -- Yeah, I'm a dorky librarian that buys books about libraries/librarians, I don't have a lot but I'm working on it.

Books About Libraries/Librarians I Own:
  • "Please Bury Me in the Library" by J. Patrick Lewis
  • "I Want to be a Librarian"
  • "The Library" by Sarah Stewart
So, yeah the point of this was that if you like books about libraries/librarians check this one out. It was interesting.

November 25, 2010

Cookin' Librarian: Mini Pudding Pies...

My contribution to Thanksgiving dinner and the only thing I like about this holiday, chocolate pudding pie.

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe
  • Instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups of cold skim milk
  • Mini graham cracker crusts

Library Articles...

Library Cuts and Job Losses Condemned by Leading Authors
The Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the US
Putney Library Says No More Late Fees
Librarian's Peeler Peep Show

The Day Before Today...

Yesterday work was boring, we were only open until 6:00pm seeing as it was the day before Thanksgiving and nothing really happened out of the ordinary. After work though myself and one of the Adult Reference Librarians took out one of our former Pages ("Lexie") to have wings and beer because she turned twenty-one on Tuesday. It was a lot of fun and she enjoyed her first real time out at a bar -- She didn't get smashed like "Favorite Page #2" did, but it was all good. The three of us had an excellent Thanksgiving Eve.

Happy Thanksgiving...

November 23, 2010

Circulation Storytime...

For some reason we had a class visit during an odd time today (we typically have them while we're closed in the morning so that the class has the library to themselves and that other patrons aren't around) and thankfully "Julia" was in charge of it -- I hate being in charge of class visits. Seeing as the sound of "Julia's" voice makes me clench my jaw I decided that I'd go down to Adult Reference and intern for an hour. While I was downstairs "Julia" brought the children down to the circulation desk to check out the books that they picked out while they were in the Youth Services Department. After all of the children finish a weird thing happened, "Julia" started reading them a picture book in front of the Circulation Desk.

Why the hell would you have children sit down in the middle of a high foot traffic area and read them a story?! Don't you realize that you aren't in the Youth Services Department and that there are employees and patrons working on various things that don't want to listen to your annoying ass voice reading to a bunch of elementary school aged children?! I don't know what the hell is wrong with that woman. She actually brought it up to me later and said how cute it was. I wanted to tell her it wasn't and that she actually pissed off several Adult Reference Librarians to the point where they brought it up to the Assistant Director. She is such a pain.

November 22, 2010

Toy Drama...

Last week I got pissed off with the lazy ass parents that come to the library and ignore the mess that their children make when they play in the picture book room and I took all of the toys & coloring sheets out of the room. Since I pulled the toys & such we haven't put them back into the room to make a point to the parents, and they still aren't getting it. Everyday since last Thursday afternoon we've gotten two dozen parents asking where everything is and when we explain to them why we took the toys away we get bitch face and them going "Oh, I guess you're right..."

Today we had the bitchiest mother. She stormed up to the desk asking what happened to the toys, the Department Head told her what happened and why we pulled the toys and all this bitch could say was "We came here early just to play with the dinosaurs!" She kept asking if we could give dinosaurs to just her son, that she'd clean up after him (she's a liar, she is one of the worse offenders in the non-cleaning mommy ring) and the Department Head said no she couldn't because if she gave her son toy, she'd have to give everyone else's kids toys unless she wanted a fight on her hands. The woman said that was fine, she'd fight with the other moms. My Department Head said she'd rather not have a fight and declined giving her the toys. They ended up reading books (what a concept in a library!) with another mother and both mothers left the books all over the room when it was time to go to the program they came in for -- These bitches can't even put books away.

Also apparenlty another mother, whose name I didn't recognize when it was said to me, called our Director to complain to him about the lack of toys. I don't understand why these mothers think that we have to have toys, we don't. We have them because we are a Family Place Library™ and we want to be a family friendly place. But we also aren't maids and we don't get paid to clean up after random peoples children. I'll keep you up-to-date on the toy drama.

Taxidermy Monday...

I spent another wonderful day in the library from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Said day consisted of proof reading the library newsletter, going to one of the elementary schools to read to the children, creating a storytime to use next week, a mini staff meeting, trying to come up with a new winter reading club theme because the comic book theme I came up with and worked on all last Saturday would be better to use in the summer, dealing with parents who are pissed that we took all of the toys out of our picture book room and interning for five hours -- I actually like interning on Mondays the best because I enjoy the two Adult Librarians who work the evening shift ("Leslie" and "Derek").

I yet again spent my internship hours weeding and withdrawing VHS tapes, but in between I drew this lovely picture...

In addition to drawing this artistic wonder I witnessed "Derek" pissing patrons off, was asked questions about books on taxidermy and had to do research for a weird lady on those death trap buses that leave from Chinatown. All in all it was a good day.

November 21, 2010

Library Articles...

Library Unveils Interactive Wall
Vonnegut Library Gets $100,000 Grant
Graphic Novels Pack A Punch At Hauppauge Library
Rosie O'Donnell Films Reality Show at Jersey City Public Library

More Bad VHS Tapes...

The weeding of the VHS tapes has continued...

I'm particularly fond of the MTV The Grind (1992-1997) tapes, it reminds me of my childhood/tweeness.

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part One...

I finally went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010) today with Justin, my sister and Erin -- I say finally because I've seen all of the other movies with the exception of the first one at midnight. I have to start out by saying that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is actually the only Harry Potter book that I've only read once, so I only vaguely remember the book. I think that this was a good thing because every time I've re-read a book before the movies I've been disappointed about something -- I know, I know the books are big... Blah blah blah. But it still doesn't change how I feel. That being said, I really enjoyed this movie. I left the theater happy with what I saw and wishing that it was one super long movie instead of two. Everyone else I went with enjoyed it also -- Justin, Erin and I all read the books and my sister didn't. So I would very much so tell everyone to see this movie if your into Mr. Potter.

November 17, 2010

Zombies Attacking "Julia"...

I drew this like two weeks ago and I still love it enough to share with you.

November 16, 2010

Christmas & New Years Day...

Oh, here is another example of how stupid "Julia" and "Amy" really are. Today my Department Head and I were looking at the December schedule because I still had a day of annual leave left that I needed to take and we needed to schedule days off for Christmas and New Years since they both fall on a Saturday -- Since both holidays fall on a day when it is unclear who would be working everyone in the building is entitled to an additional day off during the pay period. She called "Julia" and "Emily" in to explain this to them and have them start off by picking one day off each, then we'd worry about the other day. Apparently it was an extremely hard concept to follow because we spent the next hour and a half trying to tell them what was going on and how they had to schedule their days.

"Amy" kept asking if she could save the days like they were earned holiday or annual leave days (which they aren't...) and when my Department Head said no "Amy" was up in arm saying that she needed to talk to the Director because her mother is sick and she doesn't know when she might need days -- Whenever my Department Head says something she doesn't like she runs to the Director and goes over her head, it is really annoying. She kept saying she needed to speak with the Director and we kept trying to tell her if he made an exception for her that he'd have to do the same for the other fifty people on staff -- She still didn't get it.

"Julia" was overjoyed at the idea of extra days and was trying to use them in the beginning of December. It had to be explained to her like she was a child that she couldn't do that. After watching "Julia" flip through her day planner (that I wanted to throw away the other day when she left it at work, but was stopped by several different people from doing so) my Department Head looks at her and says you have X days off, wait do you even have any annual leave left? You used up all your sick time and dipped into your vacation when you took the extra half a week off from work for your "recovery," you need to check with pay roll if you even have any days. "Julia" just stuttered and ran to the pay roll office. What did I do? I took one of "Julia's" days off to be a bitch.

So, unlike my stupid coworkers who don't know how to properly use their time I have the following days off:
  • Friday, December 17th
  • Monday, December 20th
  • Thursday, December 23rd
  • Friday, December 24th
  • Monday, December 27th
  • Tuesday, December 28th
  • Wednesday, December 29th
In addition I have half days off on Tuesday, December 21st and Thursday, December 30th. They can all suck it and bitch about not having the holiday week off to someone who cares.

I Had A Dream...

Less than five minutes before closing a crazy looking woman walks in muttering something about a book she bought and donated to the library from Amazon® and how she had a dream about it and wanted to see it. She didn't know the name but she remembered that it was by the guy who wrote "Three Cups of Tea" (either Greg Mortenson or David Oliver Relin). It was so odd. "Emily" and I were trying to tell her we were closing, but she wouldn't have it. It was terrible.

A Tale Of Two Cars...

I was working with "Emily" tonight and I was told a little story about "Julia". Apparently "Emily" and "Julia" were working with each other on a particularly cold evening and "Emily" figured she'd use her remote starter to heat up her car. She goes to the window and starts her car up. "Julia" looks at her and says it's a great idea and that she is gonna do that same, but "Emily" needs to teach her how to do it. "Emily" looks at her and tells her she can't do it because she needs to have a remote starter for her car, which she doesn't.

This is the kind of person she is... She is the stupidest person I have ever met.

November 14, 2010

Student Goes On Naked Library Rampage...

Sundays In November...

I was originally supposed to be off today and I ended up covering for one of the other librarians, so I spent my Sunday trapped in the library with "Julia" and some bitchy/crazy patrons.

Patron #1: Bitched me out because the copy machine ate her dollar -- I didn't turn the copy machine on so this was her own fault, sound familiar? It's the story of my life. I gave her a dollar to shut her up and sent her downstairs to annoy the Adult Services Librarians and use their copy machines.

Why do I end up dealing with so much copy machine drama?!

Patron #2: Asked me where she and her son could find books that won a Newbery award. I explained to her that they were mixed in with the other juvenile books, but they would have an award sticker on them stating that it had won the Newbery. She said okay and walked away, only to come back when "Julia" was sitting at the desk to ask her the same question like I lied to her. "Julia" gave her the same freaking answer and from her it was okay.

Again, just because I have pink hair doesn't mean I don't know what I am doing.

Patron#3: Crazy old lady who wanted to buy our stuff turkey off of us. We tried to explain to her she could order one off the internet, but she wanted ours and she was willing to pay. We tried to explain to her that there was no way the Department Head would sell the turkey and she just started spatting out crap about whatever. It was weird. I let her take this stuffed chicken that someone left a few months ago that was just hanging out in the lost and found bin.

Aside from these three I was called flamingo head by a teenage boy and got bitch face from a teenage girl because I said she was a fire hazzard. Lovely Sunday.

November 13, 2010

More Weeded VHS Tapes...

Here are some more of the gems that I've weeded both in the Youth Services and Adult Services Departments within the past week:

Unfortunately after weeding the date rape video I had Sublime's song "Date Rape" stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

Library Articles...

Pop Stars Jazz Up Venerable N.Y. Library
Library Security Guard Is One For The Books
Naked Student Cited For Library Assault
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Opens
Brooklyn Law School 'Duped' Into Letting Diesel Shoot Steamy Lingerie Scenes In Library

International Greet Beer Expo...

I spent this fine evening at the 3rd annual International Great Beer Expo at Nassau Coliseum -- This is the second time I've been to this particular expo. I was accompanied by Justin , Erin, my sister, "Favorite Page #2" and six other people. We had a great time going around trying the various beers and doing odd things that caused us to received glares from strangers. I didn't drink as much as the other because I drove so I had to stop drinking after the first two hours -- I don't mind so it's okay. After leaving the Beer Expo we headed to Chipotle for our traditional post Beer Expo Burrito Bowls -- Which are glorious after an evening of drinking.

National Gaming Day...

National Gaming Day @ Your Library...

On November 13, 2010, libraries across the country will participate in the largest, simultaneous national video game tournament ever held! Kids will be able to compete against players at other libraries and track their scores while playing at their local library. In addition, libraries will be offering a variety of board games for all ages to play together.

National Gaming Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association to connect communities around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

Why is the American Library Association promoting gaming in libraries?

1. Aren’t libraries about books and reading?
In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books! In fact, libraries work very hard to provide people of all ages with a rich and current menu of CDs and DVDs, as well as electronic and online resources. Video game resources and programs at the library complement these existing services. Featuring this new gaming media helps the library expand its reach while meeting community expectations.

2. Aren’t video games just a passing fad?
Actually, video games have been popular for more than 30 years. In fact, three generations have grown up with video games - Generation X, Generation Y, and Millennials. It’s not only today’s kids who are playing video games. The average age of today’s gamer is 35-years old, and Baby Boomers and Seniors are playing them more than ever before. Libraries across the country are offering family gaming nights that bring generations together for a gaming experience they can’t share anywhere else.

3. Why should kids play video games at the library?
Lots of kids play video games at home – alone, with siblings, or with friends. The library is a safe and non-commercialized space. At the library, kids socialize with their friends and play video games while surrounded by books, librarians, and knowledge. Video gaming at the library encourages young patrons to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.

4. How do librarians choose video games that are appropriate for our kids?
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has established criteria for rating video games. In 2008, 85% of the video games sold were rated “EC” (Early Childhood), “E” (Everyone), “E10+” (Everyone 10 and older), or “T” (Teens ages 13 and older).

These games are available to libraries and are considered “family friendly.” In addition to using the ESRB to guide game selection, librarians do extensive research about the recommended games and play them before they are introduced to kids. Games recommended for use in libraries often have a more social component that brings people together around the content, making the whole experience more fun when played with others.

5. What do kids learn when they play games at the library?
Video games give kids a chance to practice reading, writing, and computing in the library’s safe environment. Popular video games, the ones that kids really like to play, are immediately engaging and make them work hard to succeed and ‘level up’. While playing these games, kids are constantly developing new strategies, predicting possible outcomes, managing multiple resources, reading and deciphering maps, tracking complex statistics, and adapting to increasingly difficult levels within the game. They learn a range of media literacies beyond basic reading that give them models for navigating our information-rich world.

List-O-Curse Words...

I get in trouble for cursing all of the time by my Department Head, so yesterday I decided that since I get in trouble for saying words like "hell" and "suck" that I'd write out a list and she'd have to look at the list and tell me what she considers cursing and what she doesn't.

She could not believe that I decided to do this and kept telling me that she hated me yesterday. I told her it was important for my personal professional development. So I went around to various staff members and asked them to contribute to my curse list. When I'm done with the list I'll scan it and post it for you to see.

Copy Machine Bitch...

Yesterday while I was waiting for Lenora to come punch out for lunch a little old lady glares at me from the copy machine and says in the nastiest tone that she needs help with the copy machine. I wanted to say to her "Lady I'm a month away from getting my MLS. I am not here to help you with the copy machine." Ugh.

November 12, 2010

Library Quote...

November 10, 2010

People Who Dress Like Librarians? All Sex Addicts...

Apparently it is hard to fathom that someone with pink hair would be in charge of a program at the library. While I was doing video game night I had a mother question the fact that I was the person responsible for the program. After she sat in the room for a bit she left and she told "Amy" that she could believe that I was in charge and that I knew exactly what I was doing -- Apparently that was a compliment.

FYI: Just because I have pink hair doesn't mean I don't know what I'm doing. I'm actually more aware of what is going on and how to do things than anyone else in the damn library.

No Bedbugs Here...

Apparently there is a rumor going around the school district that our library has bedbugs. We currently are bedbug free and I'm sure that eventually we won't be, but that's the problem working in a public building.

Library Article...

The Most Beautiful College Libraries

Library Articles...

Library Bars Books for Patrons with Fees
Library to Hold Harry Potter Marathon Starting Sunday
Vatican Library to Host Exhibition of Rare Treasured Documents
Historical Treasures Found Hidden Away in Library Closet

November 9, 2010

Drawing Club...

At the end of Drawing Club last Friday I found this on the table:

One of the kids drew a picture of me and my pink hair! I love it!

Pink Haired Misfit...

I just realized that I never actually posted here that I dyed my hair pink last Thursday night. I mentioned it on my Twitter™ and forgot to do it here. But yeah, my hair is pink. Half of the staff loves it and the other half hates it. Take a look and make up your own mind on my hair.

Attack Of The VHS Tapes...

I got a new assignment as per the Assistant Director to do during my internship. I am currently weeding and withdrawing all of the nonfiction VHS tapes that can still be found in the library and I am replacing them with DVDs (This is what I did for four hours last night).

As you can guess I've come across some gems and I've made a point of taking pictures of them so that I may show the World how badly our nonfiction audiovisual collection needed to be weeded.

The cart in the photo contained 342 VHS tapes and that isn't even half of the VHS tapes that I pulled off of the shelves. There will be more VHS updates.

Sick Sad Misfit...

If you noticed any of my tweets from yesterday you know that my Director refused to turn the heat on in the building and that I froze my ass off from 9:00am to 9:00pm (I needed to stay for my internship last night). As a result of being trapped in the building for twelve hours I currently have a wicked cough and I left work after less than an hour after I got there today. So I'm home sick now and I'll probably get crap from my Department Head when I see her tomorrow. I'll keep you updated.

November 8, 2010


While I was reading the Huffington Post earlier I found a post called the "30 Things That Need to Stage a Comeback, Pronto!" and look what number eleven was...

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein...

Day Tripping...

As I mentioned in my last post I went to Philadelphia on Saturday. A bunch of my friends and I drove to Philly so that they could eat cheesesteaks at Pat's King of Steaks (I don't eat meat so I just ate french fries) and also so the we could go to Terror Behind the Walls, the haunted houses at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Everyone had a lot of fun. The five of them enjoyed their cheesesteaks and we all had fun at The Terror Behind the Walls. It was a nice way to spend a beautiful November day. I'd totally do it again anyday.

November 3, 2010

Zombie Librarian...

I drew this last month & I found it fitting to post seeing as I've been talking about zombies a lot recently. Zombie Misfit Librarian!!!!!


Library Article...

"Food For Fines" Kicks Off At The St. Johns County Library

The Librarians...

I don't know if I am out of the loop or not but today I learned that there is a television show in Australia calls The Librarians (2007-Present) and I've set Charlies up with the task of obtaining it for me because it seems to only be in Australian DVD format. Also I couldn't find the first episode on YouTube that would open in the US.

I would really like to get my hands on it and watch it because I fee like it might be epicly awesome. I'll have to see if Charlies can get the job done. If he does I'm totally gonna bake him a cake or something.

Native Americans...

I worked another 1:00pm to 9:00pm shift today, and I must say it was so very peaceful because "Julia" didn't talk to anyone today. She was obviously pissed off at myself, the Department Head and "Emily" so she didn't bother dealing with any of us. It was glorious.

Unfortunately the peacefulness stopped when the children got off from school and started coming in with their parents asking for books on Native Americans. Apparently back in the day Native American projects were big in our school district but at some point they stopped assigning them and we were stuck with tons of books about Native Americans. This year they are once again popular and we have every fourth graders in the district asking us for books on various tribes. If they didn't come when the assignment was first given they are out of luck. All we have left are reference books that we have been telling them to photocopy from, this is not an acceptable answer to the majority of parents and thus we have been getting earfuls from them. Someone scalp me!

I Hate "Julia"...

After hanging out with Phil last night and telling him about the whole "Julia" thing I really wanna tell this woman where to shove it. I mean, I'm not going to because I promised my Department Head that I would try to not rip her head off every time she opened her mouth. But I really just hate her more and more as each day passes. I swear I'm gonna throw her to the zombies whenever they attack.

November 2, 2010

I Hope That One Day "Julia" Is Eaten By Zombies...

My day went as follows... I was woken up before 8:00am by my sister and my father on a day where I didn't have to be at work until 1:00pm. They woke me up to tell me that my sister's tire was flat and that she needed to borrow my car so that she could get to work. Being half asleep I told them to go to town and take the car. It was later on that I realized that I would too at some point need to get to work -- This is when I texted Phil and asked him to drive me to work, being an awesome bestest friend he did so.

Once at work I witnessed a potential replacement for my newly retired coworker being shown around the room by my Department Head. Seeing as he is the only interviewee that I saw I dubbed him "Victim #1" -- I honestly have no idea what is going on interview wise aside from the fact that they have interviewed four people and it is time to debate their fates, I will keep you posted on the matter.

While she was walking "Victim #1" around my Department Head told me not to disappear because she needed to talk to me. Dun dun dun... Eventually we were alone in the office and she expressed to me that "Julia" had come up to her to complain about my behavior during the preparation for the retirement party. Basically she bitched that I didn't order her lunch (See Retirement Party for the full back story). Thankfully my Department Head stood up for me and pointed out to "Julia" that if she didn't tell me what she wanted nor gave me money that she obviously wasn't getting anything. When one of my other coworkers ("Emily") heard what had happened she pointed out to the Department Head that I was no way at fault, so "Julia" can suck it. I'm totally ripping her a new one tomorrow.

After that excitement the rest of the day was quite slow until a mother called demanding to know why her child was kicked out of the library. We had no clue what this woman was talking about because we didn't kick out or yell at anyone today. It was a weird phone call.

The rest of the evening was spent talking to "Favorite Page #2" about zombies and horror movies. We talked about what we'd do and where we would go if zombies attack, it was an awesome conversation that confused "Emily" very much so.

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November 1, 2010

Job Opening...

As you can probably tell from a number of updates, I was off today. I know by being off today I missed my Department Head and Director interview people for the newly vacant job in our office. This was probably a good thing for them because I know for a fact a woman I hate in the building has applied for the job in the department and if I was there I'd cause hell. I really cannot stand the woman interviewing and I hope she doesn't get it.

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die...

If you've gotten to know anything about me from reading my blog you have learned that I enjoy me a good list.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Plus Some...)
1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
3. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
4. Les Vampires (1915)
5. Intolerance (1916)
6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
7. Broken Blossoms (1919)
8. Way Down East (1920)
9. Within Our Gates (1920)
10. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
11. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
12. The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)
13. Dr. Mabuse, Parts 1 and 2 (1922)
14. Nanook of the North (1922)
15. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror(1922)
16. Haxan (1923)
17. Foolish Wives (1922)
18. Our Hospitality (1923)
19. The Wheel (1923)
20. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
21. Strike (1924)
22. Greed (1924)
23. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
24. The Last Laugh (1924)
25. Seven Chances (1925)
26. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
27. The Battleship Potemkin (1925)
28. The Gold Rush (1925)
29. The Big Parade (1925)
30. Metropolis (1927)
31. Sunrise (1927)
32. The General (1927)
33. The Unknown (1927)
34. October (1927)
35. The Jazz Singer (1927)
36. Napoleon (1927)
37. The Kid Brother (1927)
38. The Crowd (1928)
39. The Docks of New York (1928)
40. An Andalusian Dog (1928)
41. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
42. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
43. Storm over Asia (1928)
44. Blackmail (1929)
45. The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)
46. Pandora's Box (1929)
47. The Blue Angel (1930)
48. The Age Of Gold (1930)
49. Earth (1930)
50. Little Caesar (1930)
51. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
52. Freedom For Us (1931)
53. The Million (1931)
54. Tabu (1931)
55. Dracula (1931)
56. Frankenstein (1931)
57. City Lights (1931)
58. The Public Enemy (1931)
59. M (1931)
60. The Bitch (1931)
61. The Vampire (1932)
62. Love Me Tonight (1932)
63. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
64. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
65. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
66. Scarface: The Shame Of A Nation (1932)
67. Shanghai Express (1932)
68. Freaks (1932)
69. Me and My Gal (1932)
70. Zero for Conduct (1933)
71. 42nd Street (1933)
72. Footlight Parade (1933)
73. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
74. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
75. Duck Soup (1933)
76. Queen Christina (1933)
77. Land Without Bread (1933)
78. King Kong (1933)
79. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
80. Sons of the Desert (1933)
81. It's a Gift (1934)
82. Triumph of the Will (1934)
83. L'Atalante (1934)
84. The Black Cat (1934)
85. Judge Priest (1934)
86. It Happened One Night (1934)
87. The Thin Man (1934)
88. Captain Blood (1935)
89. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
90. A Night at the Opera (1935)
91. The 39 Steps (1935)
92. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
93. Top Hat (1935)
94. A Day in the Country (1936)
95. Modern Times (1936)
96. Swing Time (1936)
97. My Man Godfrey (1936)
98. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
99. Camille (1936)
100. Sabotage (1936)
101. Dodsworth (1936)
102. Things to Come (1936)
103. The Story of a Cheat (1936)
104. Captains Courageous (1937)
105. Midnight Song (1937)
106. Grand Illusion (1937)
107. Stella Dallas (1937)
108. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
109. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
110. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
111. The Awful Truth (1937)
112. Pepe Le Moko (1937)
113. Jezebel (1938)
114. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
115. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
116. Olympia (1938)
117. The Baker's Wife (1938)
118. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
119. Stagecoach (1939)
120. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939)
121. Babes in Arms (1939)
122. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
124. Destry Rides Again (1939)
125. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
126. Gone With the Wind (1939)
127. Daybreak (1939)
128. Gunga Din (1939)
129. Ninotchka (1939)
130. The Rules of the Game (1939)
131. Wuthering Heights (1939)
132. His Girl Friday (1940)
133. Rebecca (1940)
134. Fantasia (1940)
135. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
136. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
137. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
138. Pinocchio (1940)
139. The Mortal Storm (1940)
140. The Bank Dick (1940)
141. Citizen Kane (1941)
142. The Lady Eve (1941)
143. The Wolf Man (1941)
144. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
145. Sergeant York (1941)
146. Dumbo (1941)
147. High Sierra (1941)
148. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
149. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
150. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
151. Now, Voyager (1942)
152. Casablanca (1942)
153. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
154. Cat People (1942)
155. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
156. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
157. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
158. Fires Were Started (1943)
159. The Man in Grey (1943)
160. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
161. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
162. The Seventh Victim (1943)
163. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
164. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
165. Ossessione (1943)
166. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
167. To Have and Have Not (1944)
168. Laura (1944)
169. Gaslight (1944)
170. Henry V (1944)
171. Ivan the Terrible, Parts One and Two (1944)
172. Double Indemnity (1944)
173. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
174. The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
175. Spellbound (1945)
176. Mildred Pierce (1945)
177. The Children of Paradise (1945)
178. Open City (1945)
179. The Lost Weekend (1945)
180. Detour (1945)
181. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
182. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
183. Brief Encounter (1946)
184. Paisan (1946)
185. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
186. My Darling Clementine (1946)
187. The Stranger (1946)
188. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
189. The Big Sleep (1946)
190. The Killers (1946)
191. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
192. Great Expectations (1946)
193. Notorious (1946)
194. Black Narcissus (1946)
195. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
196. Gilda (1946)
197. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
198. Out of the Past (1947)
199. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
200. Odd Man Out (1947)
201. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
202. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
203. Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
204. Force of Evil (1948)
205. Spring in a Small Town (1948)
206. Red River (1948)
207. Rope (1948)
208. The Snake Pit (1948)
209. The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
210. The Paleface (1948)
211. The Red Shoes (1948)
212. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
213. Louisiana Story (1948)
214. The Heiress (1949)
215. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
216. Gun Crazy (1949)
217. Adam's Rib (1949)
218. Whiskey Galore! (1949)
219. White Heat (1949)
220. The Reckless Moment (1949)
221. The Third Man (1949)
222. On the Town (1949)
223. Orpheus (1949)
224. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
225. Rashomon (1950)
226. Winchester '73 (1950)
227. Rio Grande (1950)
228. All About Eve (1950)
229. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
230. Los Olvidados (1950)
231. In a Lonely Place (1950)
232. The Big Carnival (1951)
233. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
234. Strangers on a Train (1951)
235. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
236. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
237. The African Queen (1951)
238. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
239. An American in Paris (1951)
240. A Place in the Sun (1951)
241. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
242. The Quiet Man (1952)
243. Forbidden Games (1952)
244. Angel Face (1952)
245. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
246. To Live (1952)
247. Europa '51 (1952)
248. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
249. The Big Sky (1952)
250. High Noon (1952)
251. Umberto D (1952)
252. The Golden Coach (1952)
253. The Bigamist (1953)
254. The Band Wagon (1953)
255. Madame De… (1953)
256. From Here to Eternity (1953)
257. Tokyo Story (1953)
258. Roman Holiday (1953)
259. Wages of Fear (1953)
260. The Naked Spur (1953)
261. Pickup on South Street (1953)
262. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
263. The Big Heat (1953)
264. M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
265. Voyage in Italy (1953)
266. Tales of Ugetsu (1953)
267. Shane (1953)
268. Beat the Devil (1953)
269. Johnny Guitar (1954)
270. On the Waterfront (1954)
271. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
272. Les Diaboliques (1954)
273. Animal Farm (1954)
274. Rear Window (1954)
275. A Star Is Born (1954)
276. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
277. The Road (1954)
278. The Seven Samurai (1954)
279. The Wanton Countess (1954)
280. Silver Lode (1954)
281. Carmen Jones (1954)
282. Sansho the Baliff (1954)
283. Salt of the Earth (1954)
284. Artists and Models (1955)
285. Guys and Dolls (1955)
286. Pather Panchali (1955)
287. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
288. The Mad Masters (1955)
289. Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer (1955)
290. The Ladykillers (1955)
291. Marty (1955)
292. Ordet (1955)
293. Bob the Gambler (1955)
294. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
295. The Man from Laramie (1955)
296. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
297. The Phenix City Story (1955)
298. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
299. Night and Fog (1955)
300. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
301. The Sins of Lola Montes (1955)
302. Forbidden Planet (1956)
303. The Burmese Harp (1956)
304. The Searchers (1956)
305. A Man Escaped (1956)
306. Written on the Wind (1956)
307. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
308. Giant (1956)
309. All That Heaven Allows (1956)
310. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
311. The Wrong Man (1956)
312. Bigger Than Life (1956)
313. High Society (1956)
314. The Ten Commandments (1956)
315. 12 Angry Men (1957)
316. The Seventh Seal (1957)
317. An Affair to Remember (1957)
318. Wild Strawberries (1957)
319. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
320. Throne of Blood (1957)
321. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
322. The Unvanquished (1957)
323. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
324. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
325. Mother India (1957)
326. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
327. Paths of Glory (1957)
328. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
329. Man of the West (1958)
330. Touch of Evil (1958)
331. Cairo Station (1958)
332. Gigi (1958)
333. The Defiant Ones (1958)
334. Vertigo (1958)
335. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
336. Horror of Dracula (1958)
337. My Uncle (1958)
338. The Music Room (1958)
339. The 400 Blows (1959)
340. North by Northwest (1959)
341. Some Like It Hot (1959)
342. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
343. Eyes without a Face (1959)
344. Ride Lonesome (1959)
345. Black Orpheus (1959)
346. Shadows (1959)
347. The World of Apu (1959)
348. Breathless (1959)
349. Ben-Hur (1959)
350. Pickpocket (1959)
351. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
352. Rio Bravo (1959)
353. The Hole (1959)
354. Floating Weeds (1959)
355. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
356. La Dolce Vita (1960)
357. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
358. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
359. The Adventure (1960)
360. The Young One (1960)
361. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
362. The Housemaid (1960)
363. Psycho (1960)
364. Revenge of the Vampire / Black Sunday (1960)
365. Peeping Tom (1960)
366. The Apartment (1960)
367. Spartacus (1960)
368. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
369. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
370. The Pier (1961)
371. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
372. Lola (1961)
373. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
374. The Night (1961)
375. Jules and Jim (1961)
376. Viridiana (1961)
377. The Ladies Man (1961)
378. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
379. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
380. The Hustler (1961)
381. West Side Story (1961)
382. A Dog's Life (1962)
383. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
384. Dog Star Man (1962)
385. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
386. The Eclipse (1962)
387. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
388. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
389. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
390. Lolita (1962)
391. Keeper of Promises (1962)
392. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
393. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
394. My Life to Live (1962)
395. Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
396. The Birds (1963)
397. The Nutty Professor (1963)
398. Blonde Cobra (1963)
399. The Cool World (1963)
400. 8 1/2 (1963)
401. Passenger (1963)
402. Contempt (1963)
403. Hud (1963)
404. Winter Light (1963)
405. Flaming Creatures (1963)
406. The Great Escape (1963)
407. Shock Corridor (1963)
408. The Leopard (1963)
409. Barren Lives (1963)
410. Mediteranee (1963)
411. The House is Black (1963)
412. The Haunting (1963)
413. An Actor's Revenge (1963)
414. The Servant (1963)
415. Goldfinger (1964)
416. Scorpio Rising (1964)
417. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
418. Marnie (1964)
419. My Fair Lady (1964)
420. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
421. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
422. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
423. The Red Desert (1964)
424. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
425. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
426. Before the Revolution (1964)
427. Gertrud (1964)
428. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
429. Black God, White Devil (1964)
430. The Demon (1964)
431. Vinyl (1965)
432. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
433. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
434. The War Game (1965)
435. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
436. The Battle of Algiers (1965)
437. The Sound of Music (1965)
438. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
439. Alphaville (1965)
440. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
441. Repulsion (1965)
442. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
443. Pierrot Goes Wild (1965)
444. Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
445. Golden River (1965)
446. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965)
447. Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)
448. Blowup (1966)
449. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
450. Daisies (1966)
451. Come Drink with Me (1966)
452. Seconds (1966)
453. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
454. Persona (1966)
455. Masculine-Feminine (1966)
456. Balthazar (1966)
457. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
458. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)
459. The Graduate (1967)
460. Playtime (1967)
461. Report (1967)
462. Hombre (1967)
463. Belle de Jour (1967)
464. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
465. Week End (1967)
466. The Godson (1967)
467. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
468. Point Blank (1967)
469. Wavelength (1967)
470. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
471. The Red and the White (1967)
472. Marketa Lazarova (1967)
473. The Jungle Book (1967)
474. The Fireman's Ball (1967)
475. Earth Entranced (1967)
476. Closely Watched Trains (1967)
477. Vij (1967)
478. The Cow (1968)
479. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
480. Planet of the Apes (1968)
481. Faces (1968)
482. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
483. If… (1968)
484. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
485. The Producers (1968)
486. David Holzman's Diary (1968)
487. Shame (1968)
488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
489. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
490. Targets (1968)
491. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
492. My Night with Maud (1969)
493. Lucia (1969)
494. A Touch of Zen (1969)
495. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
496. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
497. Satyricon (1969)
498. Z (1969)
499. The Conformist (1969)
500. Easy Rider (1969)
501. High School (1969)
502. In the Year of the Pig (1969)
503. The Wild Bunch (1969)
504. Andrei Rublev (1969)
505. The Butcher (1969)
506. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
507. Kes (1969)
508. Tristana (1970)
509. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
510. El Topo (1970)
511. Woodstock (1970)
512. Deep End (1970)
513. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
514. Little Big Man (1970)
515. The Ear (1970)
516. Patton (1970)
517. M*A*S*H (1970)
518. Performance (1970)
519. Gimme Shelter (1970)
520. Zabriskie Point (1970)
521. The Bird with The Crystal Plumage (1970)
522. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
523. Wanda (1971)
524. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
525. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
526. The Sorrow and the Pity (1971)
527. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
528. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
529. Walkabout (1971)
530. Klute (1971)
531. Harold and Maude (1971)
532. Red Psalm (1971)
533. Get Carter (1971)
534. The French Connection (1971)
535. Shaft (1971)
536. Dirty Harry (1971)
537. Murmur of the Heart (1971)
538. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
539. The Last Picture Show (1971)
540. Straw Dogs (1971)
541. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
542. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
543. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
544. Cabaret (1972)
545. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
546. High Plains Drifter (1972)
547. Sleuth (1972)
548. Deliverance (1972)
549. Solaris (1972)
550. The Godfather (1972)
551. Cries and Whispers (1972)
552. Fat City (1972)
553. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
554. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
555. Frenzy (1972)
556. Pink Flamingos (1972)
557. Superfly (1972)
558. The Sting (1973)
559. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
560. Badlands (1973)
561. American Graffiti (1973)
562. Papillon (1973)
563. Enter the Dragon (1973)
564. Mean Streets (1973)
565. The Long Goodbye (1973)
566. The Wicker Man (1973)
567. Day for Night (1973)
568. Don't Look Now (1973)
569. Sleeper (1973)
570. Serpico (1973)
571. The Exorcist (1973)
572. Turkish Delight (1973)
573. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
574. Fantastic Planet (1973)
575. Amarcord (1973)
576. The Harder They Come (1973)
577. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
578. Dersu Uzala (1974)
579. The Conversation (1974)
580. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
581. The Mirror (1974)
582. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
583. Young Frankenstein (1974)
584. Chinatown (1974)
585. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
586. Blazing Saddles (1974)
587. The Godfather Part II (1974)
588. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
589. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
590. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
591. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
592. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
593. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
594. The Wall (1975)
595. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
596. Barry Lyndon (1975)
597. Fox and His Friends (1975)
598. India Song (1975)
599. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
600. Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)
601. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
602. Nashville (1975)
603. Cria! (1975)
604. The Traveling Players (1975)
605. Jaws (1975)
606. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
607. Carrie (1976)
608. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
609. All the President's Men (1976)
610. Rocky (1976)
611. Taxi Driver (1976)
612. Network (1976)
613. Ascent (1976)
614. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
615. 1900 (1976)
616. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
617. Star Wars (1977)
618. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
619. The Last Wave (1977)
620. Annie Hall (1977)
621. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
622. Stroszek (1977)
623. Man of Marble (1977)
624. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
625. Killer of Sheep (1977)
626. Eraserhead (1977)
627. Ceddo (1977)
628. The American Friend (1977)
629. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
630. Soldier of Orange (1977)
631. Suspiria (1977)
632. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
633. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
634. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
635. The Deer Hunter (1978)
636. Grease (1978)
637. Days of Heaven (1978)
638. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
639. Shaolin Master Killer (1978)
640. Up in Smoke (1978)
641. Halloween (1978)
642. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
643. Real Life (1979)
644. My Brilliant Career (1979)
645. Stalker (1979)
646. Alien (1979)
647. Breaking Away (1979)
648. The Tin Drum (1979)
649. All That Jazz (1979)
650. Being There (1979)
651. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
652. Life of Brian (1979)
653. Apocalypse Now (1979)
654. The Jerk (1979)
655. The Muppet Movie (1979)
656. Manhattan (1979)
657. Mad Max (1979)
658. Nosferatu: Phantom Of The Night (1979)
659. Ordinary People (1980)
660. Atlantic City (1980)
661. The Last Metro (1980)
662. The Shining (1980)
663. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
664. The Elephant Man (1980)
665. The Big Red One (1980)
666. Loulou (1980)
667. Airplane! (1980)
668. Raging Bull (1980)
669. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
670. The Boat (1981)
671. Gallipoli (1981)
672. Chariots of Fire (1981)
673. Body Heat (1981)
674. Reds (1981)
675. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
676. Three Brothers (1981)
677. Man of Iron (1981)
678. Too Early, Too Late (1981)
679. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
680. E.T.: The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
681. The Thing (1982)
682. Poltergeist (1982)
683. Blade Runner (1982)
684. The Evil Dead (1982)
685. Tootsie (1982)
686. Yol (1982)
687. Diner (1982)
688. Fitzcaraldo (1982)
689. Gandhi (1982)
690. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
691. A Question of Silence (1982)
692. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
693. A Christmas Story (1983)
694. El Norte (1983)
695. Videodrome (1983)
696. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
697. The Big Chill (1983)
698. Sunless (1983)
699. The Last Battle (1983)
700. Money (1983)
701. Utu (1983)
702. Terms of Endearment (1983)
703. The Fourth Man (1983)
704. The King of Comedy (1983)
705. The Right Stuff (1983)
706. Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
707. Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
708. Scarface (1983)
709. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
710. Amadeus (1984)
711. The Terminator (1984)
712. Paris, Texas (1984)
713. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
714. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
715. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
716. Ghostbusters (1984)
717. A Passage to India (1984)
718. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
719. The Killing Fields (1984)
720. The Natural (1984)
721. The Breakfast Club (1985)
722. Ran (1985)
723. Come and See (1985)
724. The Official Story (1985)
725. Out of Africa (1985)
726. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
727. Back to the Future (1985)
728. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
729. Brazil (1985)
730. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
731. The Quiet Earth (1985)
732. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
733. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
734. Vagabond (1985)
735. Shoah (1985)
736. The Color Purple (1985)
737. Manhunter (1986)
738. Stand By Me (1986)
739. Blue Velvet (1986)
740. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
741. She's Gotta Have It (1986)
742. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
743. The Fly (1986)
744. Aliens (1986)
745. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
746. Down by Law (1986)
747. A Room with a View (1986)
748. Children of a Lesser God (1986)
749. Platoon (1986)
750. Caravaggio (1986)
751. Tampopo (1986)
752. Peking Opera Blues (1986)
753. Salvador (1986)
754. Top Gun (1986)
755. Sherman's March (1986)
756. The Horse Thief (1986)
757. Brightness (1987)
758. Wings of Desire (1987)
759. Project A, Part II (1987)
760. Babette's Feast (1987)
761. Raising Arizona (1987)
762. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
763. Withnail and I (1987)
764. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
765. Goodbye Children (1987)
766. Broadcast News (1987)
767. Housekeeping (1987)
768. The Princess Bride (1987)
769. Moonstruck (1987)
770. The Untouchables (1987)
771. Red Sorghum (1987)
772. The Dead (1987)
773. Fatal Attraction (1987)
774. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
775. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
776. The Vanishing (1988)
777. Bull Durham (1988)
778. Ariel (1988)
779. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
780. Akira (1988)
781. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
782. Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
783. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
784. The Naked Gun (1988)
785. Big (1988)
786. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
787. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
788. Landscape in the Mist (1988)
789. The Decalogue (1988)
790. Die Hard (1988)
791. A Tale of the Wind (1988)
792. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
793. Rain Man (1988)
794. The Story of Women (1988)
795. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
796. Alice (1988)
797. Batman (1989)
798. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
799. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
800. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)
801. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
802. My Left Foot (1989)
803. The Killer (1989)
804. Do the Right Thing (1989)
805. Roger & Me (1989)
806. Glory (1989)
807. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
808. Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
809. Say Anything (1989)
810. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
811. A City of Sadness (1989)
812. No Fear, No Die (1990)
813. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
814. Goodfellas (1990)
815. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
816. King of New York (1990)
817. Dances with Wolves (1990)
818. Europa Europa (1990)
819. Pretty Woman (1990)
820. Archangel (1990)
821. Trust (1990)
822. Close-Up (1990)
823. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
824. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
825. Total Recall (1990)
826. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
827. Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
828. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
829. Delicatessen (1991)
830. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
831. Naked Lunch (1991)
832. The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
833. The Rapture (1991)
834. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
835. Thelma & Louise (1991)
836. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
837. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
838. JFK (1991)
839. Slacker (1991)
840. Tongues Untied (1991)
841. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
842. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
843. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
844. The Player (1992)
845. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
846. Romper Stomper (1992)
847. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
848. Unforgiven (1992)
849. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
850. Candy Man (1992)
851. A Tale of Winter (1992)
852. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)
853. The Crying Game (1992)
854. Man Bites Dog (1992)
855. The Actress (1992)
856. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
857. Thirty Two Films about Glenn Gould (1993)
858. Groundhog Day (1993)
859. Short Cuts (1993)
860. Philadelphia (1993)
861. Jurassic Park (1993)
862. The Age of Innocence (1993)
863. The Puppetmaster (1993)
864. Schindler's List (1993)
865. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
866. The Piano (1993)
867. The Blue Kite (1993)
868. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
869. Three Colors: Red (1994)
870. Hoop Dreams (1994)
871. Forrest Gump (1994)
872. Clerks (1994)
873. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
874. The Lion King (1994)
875. Satantango (1994)
876. Natural Born Killers (1994)
877. The Last Seduction (1994)
878. Pulp Fiction (1994)
879. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
880. The Wild Reeds (1994)
881. Chungking Express (1994)
882. Crumb (1994)
883. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
884. Through the Olive Trees (1994)
885. Riget (1994)
886. Dear Diary (1994)
887. Casino (1995)
888. Deseret (1995)
889. Babe (1995)
890. Toy Story (1995)
891. Strange Days (1995)
892. Braveheart (1995)
893. Safe (1995)
894. Clueless (1995)
895. Heat (1995)
896. Zero Kelvin (1995)
897. Seven (1995)
898. Smoke (1995)
899. The White Balloon (1995)
900. Cyclo (1995)
901. Underground (1995)
902. The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995)
903. Dead Man (1995)
904. The Usual Suspects (1995)
905. The Pillow Book (1996)
906. Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
907. Fargo (1996)
908. Independence Day (1996)
909. Secrets and Lies (1996)
910. Breaking the Waves (1996)
911. The English Patient (1996)
912. Gabbeh (1996)
913. Lone Star (1996)
914. Trainspotting (1996)
915. Scream (1996)
916. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
917. L.A. Confidential (1997)
918. Happy Together (1997)
919. Princess Mononoke (1997)
920. Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (1997)
921. The Butcher Boy (1997)
922. The Ice Storm (1997)
923. Boogie Nights (1997)
924. Kundun (1997)
925. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
926. Funny Games (1997)
927. Taste of Cherry (1997)
928. Open Your Eyes (1997)
929. Mother and Son (1997)
930. Titanic (1997)
931. Tetsuo (1998)
932. The Celebration (1998)
933. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
934. Buffalo 66 (1998)
935. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
936. Run Lola Run (1998)
937. Rushmore (1998)
938. Pi (1998)
939. Happiness (1998)
940. The Thin Red Line (1998)
941. The Idiots (1998)
942. Sombre (1998)
943. Ring (1998)
944. There's Something About Mary (1998)
945. Magnolia (1999)
946. Beau Travail (1999)
947. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
948. Taboo (1999)
949. Rosetta (1999)
950. All About My Mother (1999)
951. Three Kings (1999)
952. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
953. The Audition (1999)
954. Time Regained (1999)
955. Fight Club (1999)
956. Being John Malkovich (1999)
957. American Beauty (1999)
958. Attack the Gas Station! (1999)
959. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
960. The Sixth Sense (1999)
961. The Matrix (1999)
962. Nine Queens (2000)
963. The Captive (2000)
964. In the Mood for Love (2000)
965. Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (2000)
966. Gladiator (2000)
967. Kippur (2000)
968. A One and a Two (2000)
969. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
970. Amores Perros (2000)
971. Meet the Parents (2000)
972. Signs & Wonders (2000)
973. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
974. Traffic (2000)
975. The Gleaners and I (2000)
976. Memento (2000)
977. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
978. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
979. Amelie (2001)
980. What Time Is It There? (2001)
981. And Your Mother Too (2001)
982. Kandahar (2001)
983. Spirited Away (2001)
984. The Piano Teacher (2001)
985. The Son's Room (2001)
986. No Man's Land (2001)
987. Moulin Rouge (2001)
988. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
989. Fat Girl (2001)
990. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
991. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
992. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
993. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
994. Gangs of New York (2002)
995. The Pianist (2002)
996. Talk to Her (2002)
997. City of God (2002)
998. Russian Ark (2002)
999. Chicago (2002)
1000. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
1001. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Supplementary Editions
1002. Drowning by Numbers (1988)
1003. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
1004. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
1005. Shine (1996)
1006. The Big Lebowski (1998)
1007. Lantana (2001)
1008. Adaptation (2002)
1009. Far From Heaven (2002)
1010. Hero (2002)
1011. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
1012. Bus 174 (2002)
1013. Uzak (2002)
1014. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
1015. Irreversible (2002)
1016. Oldboy (2003)
1017. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
1018. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
1019. The Best of Youth (2003)
1020. Lost in Translation (2003)
1021. Farenheit 9/11 (2004)
1022. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
1023. Collateral (2004)
1024. The Aviator (2004)
1025. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
1026. Downfall (2004)
1027. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
1028. Sideways (2004)
1029. Head-On (2004)
1030. 3-Iron (2004)
1031. Hidden (2005)
1032. Go, Live and Become (2005)
1033. Paradise Now (2005)
1034. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
1035. Tsotsi (2005)
1036. The Constant Gardner (2005)
1037. Crash (2005)
1038. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
1039. The Prestige (2006)
1040. The Lives of Others (2006)
1041. United 93 (2006)
1042. Children of Men (2006)
1043. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
1044. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
1045. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
1046. Babel (2006)
1047. The Queen (2006)
1048. Apocalypto (2006)
1049. The Departed (2006)
1050. Volver (2006)
1051. Once (2006)
1052. The Host (2006)
1053. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
1054. La Vie En Rose (2007)
1055. No Country for Old Men (2007)
1056. Into the Wild (2007)
1057. There Will Be Blood (2007)
1058. Atonement (2007)
1059. Surfwise (2007)
1060. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
1061. Paranormal Activity (2007)
1061. Wall-E (2008)
1062. The Good, the Bad and the Weird (2008)
1063. The Dark Knight (2008)
1064. The Wrestler (2008)
1065. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
1066. Gomorra (2008)
1067. The Class (2008)
1068. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
1069. Anvil! The Story of Anvil! (2008)
1070. Let the Right One In (2008)
1071. The Hurt Locker (2008)
1072. An Education (2009)
1073. The Hangover (2009)
1074. Precious (2009)
1072. Avatar (2009)
1073. Fish Tank (2009)
1074. The White Ribbon (2009)
1073. Inglorious Bastards (2009)
My Count: 107


This year I spent my Halloween at New York's Village Halloween Parade with my sister and Erin. I had never been before, so it was something new and fun to do seeing as Halloween fell on a Sunday.

We got into the City in our costumes around 5:30pm and went straight to Spring Street (well after a stop at Starbucks® for hot chocolate which we spiked in the bathroom at Penn Station with cherry brandy) to find a nice spot to watch the parade from. We found one right away and we made friends with the people that were already there. We all hung out and talked until the parade began at 7:00pm.

It was pretty cold out but the parade was really fun. There were some awesome and not-so-awesome costumes. The best costume was a Zombie Librarian (of course I would think that was the best costume). She was holding up a sign that said "Quite! Zombie Librarian." I have a picture but it didn't come out so well seeing as a parade moves and it came out blurry.

Over Done Costumes At The Parade:
  • Chilean Miners
  • Bed Bugs
Overall I'd do it again, I would just wear a warmer costume next year -- I went as a beer wench this year.