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Friday, November 22, 2002
I'm Trying So Hard Not To Be A Dork About This
But Julie Miller is coming after all and, especially after the earlier
mix-up, I'm too excited to contain myself. I know she's just a person, but this is only the second time someone from the Good Dog Bad Dog shelf is having a show in the area where I'm living and the show has not been canceled. Perhaps I shouldn't speak so soon....

posted by Jamie 1:50 PM

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Thursday, November 21, 2002
Just Needed To Relive These
'Ginny!" said Mr Weasley, flabbergasted. 'Haven't I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.' [CoS, UK, 242]

'Am I a Professor?' said Lockhard in mild surprise. 'Goodness. I expect I was hopeless, was I?'
'He tried to do a Memory Charm and the wand backfired,' Ron explained quietly to Dumbledore.
'Dear me,' said Dumbledore, shaking his head, his long silver moustache quivering. 'Impaled on your own sword, Gilderoy!'
'Sword?' said Lockhard dimly. 'Haven't got a sword. That boy has, though.' He pointed at Harry. 'He'll lend you one.' [CoS, UK, 244]

posted by Jamie 10:20 PM

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Too Many Quizzes This Week...

The second book written and the third chronologically, you're the story of a Narnia hundreds of years after the last visit, populated by mythological creatures struggling to overthrow a king determined to wipe them out. Susan's Horn brings help when it's most needed ...

Find out which Chronicles of Narnia book you are.

Thanks to Dave.

posted by Jamie 10:21 AM

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002


Thanks to Kristen

posted by Jamie 9:24 AM

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Does anyone know the who wrote a song with this chorus? I'm not sure how it ended up on my computer, but it's quite a nice ditty.

Oh, baby, think it over
I mean what have you got to loose
I don’t want to steal a thing from you
Your gypsy spirit, your grace, your muse
Baby, your heart may it be safe with me
I can give and I can take
And I’d do it all ‘cause
Look good in those two dollar shoes

[Update 6:10 p.m.] Found him. It's written by a man named Ron Welch.
Go and listen.

posted by Jamie 6:06 PM

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You Treat Me Like I'm A Colin Creevey
In celebration of tonight's excursion to see the Movie-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named, I give you the
Switchblade Kittens' beloved "Ode to Harry Potter," one of the finest pieces of fan fiction to date.

posted by Jamie 11:12 AM

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How Firm A Foundation
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

Even down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

( John Rip­pon, 1787 )

posted by Jamie 9:23 AM

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Sunday, November 17, 2002
An Eye Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
After a nice long vacationous weekend I decided to finally switch out my guitar strings. I have had many close calls with strings and eyes usually ending with me being thankful for my bad eyesight and the glasses that blocked the projectile. This time I wasn't so lucky. My father said I probably had scratched my cornea and that I should have it checked. After calling most everyone I know, my housemate
Melissa finally made it home and took me to the E.R. which was nothing like the one on TV. I actually made it out in less than 90 minutes. Not bad at all. Anyway, my eye is alright and they are not making me wear a patch like a pirate which could actually have been somewhat fun. A little drama never hurt anyone.

The weekend was nice however filled with old friends and new friends - sort of like the girls scouts song though I wasn't too keen on scouting as a kid. I feel a little more rested and though I’m not looking forward to returning to the library quite yet. However, at least I can find comfort in the fact that I have been hailed from the Atlantic to the Pacific as “Jamie the Ninja Librarian.” Maybe there will be action figures soon. A short women dressed in a wool sweaters with 50's era glasses & frizzy hair, fighting for the reprint of wise Scottish pastors….it could happen though I might need a side-kick. Any takers?

Please send your resume and 562 word essay on why you would be an valuable member of the team to the following address.

posted by Jamie 9:46 PM

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