Saturday, January 31, 2009

100 things

Bold whatever you have done.

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band if you count Rockband.. ;)
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo.
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you're not sick.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagra Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen and Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to truly be satisfied.
38. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served in a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp.
67. Bounced a check.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job.
76. Seen the changing of the guards in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book.
81. Been to the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the paper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had Chicken pox.
89. Saved someone's life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a lawsuit. I've been subpoenaed for library-related cases.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

10 Random Things About Me

I think these are supposed to be things people don't know.. but 10 things can be a lot sometimes!

1. I was a Classical Civilizations major at Denison University.. needless to say it got me far in life.. it did get me to take Latin for a year though. Did you know Weather Underground has a Latin version? hehe so cool!

2. I met my husband on Myspace- we talked on the phone for an entire night, and then met for dinner at Red Robin the next day. We got married a year and a half later. We've been married a year now!

3. I may not appear to be a sappy sort of person- but i'm addicted to the soap opera Young & the Restless- and have been known to cry watching it. Also, a few of my favorite movies are Terms of Endearment and Steel Magnolias- holy cryfest!

4. When i was deeply into my Little House on the Prairie phase when i was little- I had a mini breakdown and thought I was going to be blind like Mary in the books.. i have no idea why, maybe because we have the same name?

5. I talk to my cats and dog like they can talk back what this has created are animals that are very aware of what's going on around them and they'll chirp, meow and make noises at me when i talk to them. It may appear wacky from the outside but they are very sociable nice animals because of the attention they get.

6. In my elementary school i stamped due date cards and renewed books for my class on our visits to the library. I continued my career in libraries at Denison as a sophmore in college- and now i'm at CML with my MLIS.. so, i've had like a 19yr career in libraries if you count from 2-3rd grade.. shouldn't retirement be coming soon??

7. I lived in Italy for 5 months- this is when i studied Italian! I traveled all over Europe. I could be a travel guide in Rome, I can name almost any roman statue of emperors you put before me.. ask joanna, she saw it first hand. Oh and we went to the Florence Science Museum just so we could see Galileo's finger!

8. I randomly burst into song.. i also like making up my own songs. They usually revolve around the cats and they usually rhyme too- I'm not a crazy cat lady, really.

9. I love reading in bed at night, i used to read in bed until all hours, it's cozy warm and even better if its an awesome book!

10. I went to my first concert (AC/DC) when I was 13 (13yrs ago) and have been to lots since then, I have saved all my ticket stubs so you should ask to see my ticket book. I have traveled out of state to go to a concert- the furthest being Austin Texas one Spring Break in college. I love the concert experience, seeing all the different people and behaviors- I saw Poison once from the lawn.. never seen so many people still living in the 80's!

11. I have always desired getting an Art History degree of some type- BA, Masters.. whatever. I really enjoy that area of the library.

And for random fun: thank you rebecca!

Mary Wierzbicki's Dewey Decimal Section:

755 Religion

Mary Wierzbicki = 31853958629319 = 318+539+586+293+19 = 1755

700 Arts & Recreation

Architecture, drawing, painting, music, sports.

What it says about you:
You're creative and fun, and you're good at motivating the people around you. You're attracted to things that are visually interesting. Other people might not always understand your taste or style, but it's yours.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

thing 23

Well, it's sad that the program is over, i hope that they have more coming! I'm sure i'll continue the blog though because it's quite fun! The program itself has been very informative- a lot of the items I have used previously- RSS Feeds, Flickr, others I thought were silly-Twitter (we now know what I think of that.. I'm lolzrock) I started this as an aim to win stuff (don't get me wrong, i still want to win.. ) but I'm also glad that I've been reading other peoples blogs across the system, following co-workers on twitter and generally having lots of fun! It's been a great experience.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

moldi.. no not mold..

I have actually used moldi several times! I have Overdrive downloaded onto my laptop, where I especially find this site useful is for those books that were published awhile ago that our library just doesn't have copies of anymore. For example, the first books from Laurell Hamilton's vampire series i really wanted it in audio but we didn't have it on disc, Upper Arlington Library didn't have it on disc, so i went to MOLDI and voila! reserved it, downloaded it, burnt it and now i have it! The same holds for her first meredith gentry fairies book.. no audio to be found except here! What i do wish though is that it had more recent titles- even though they likely wouldn't be able to be burnt which is what i would want.. i hate being tied to my computer to listen to a book!


That's right.. Bilgemunky, i found this podcast through Podcast Alley. What is it is a podcast with pirate music! Cracks me up that it even exists.. but hilarity ensues at the mere idea!

I really do enjoy podcasts when I listen to them- especially on my ipod if i'm not at home on the computer itself or if i'm not listening to a book.. very cool they are!

Today is election day, by the way.. thank god this will all be "over" tomorrow...!

Friday, October 24, 2008

YouTube, Video fun

I think these are just fun... i've already voted but I am so glad the political season is almost over! I'm a big fan of online video sites- i've always been a huge collector of music videos. YouTube of course is loads of fun for all the random viral videos! lots of fun below!

Bob Ross!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Web 2.0 Awards

I found myself drawn to the travel category as I am going to be traveling to Philadelphia and Atlantic City at the end of the week. While I am not a fan of Live search- Microsofts beta Farecast seems handy at first glance. It will give recommendations about whether you should purchase tickets now, wait because prices will drop, or wait because rates are steady. It also provides an option to search other travel sites. Kayak is different because it not only does flights and hotels but also cruises and vacation deals- plus it searches over 140 other online companies to get the best deals!

Another notable mention that i've used in the past is Pandora it's a really cool music radio site that you can build your own radio with- it'll recommend artists according to the artists you choose so it's a really fun way to be exposed to new artists and music out there that you otherwise would never have heard of!