Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Mildly Attractive Guybrarian

Beautiful full color wall calendar of male graduate students in the Library and Information Science program at the University of South Carolina!

A different guybrarian each month! One for every taste!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baby Sign

I am getting more involved at the library and have had some fun experiences. A few weeks ago I was asked to attend a class about Baby Sign Language. It was so cute! We just learned some basic signs that babies can learn: like Mom, Dad, "more", "all done", milk, etc etc. It was so cute! A few moms were in attendance and had their little ones just playing on the floor, and after we were doing signs they were moving their hands and fingers around. One little girl started to attempt to do the sign and we were all enthralled. There is just something about little fingers doing sign language! I went online and found a few movies of babies doing the signs and it was soo cute!

I want to try to teach some to Emilia, but we'll see. At the library, my boss wants to start doing a few signs for the baby storytime, Book Baby. I'm excited because I get to help with the storytimes this summer while my Homework Help takes a hiatus. I'm eager to get more involved and get my feet wet with different programs and services. We are getting ready for the Summer Reading program and I've volunteered to help out where I can. Hopefully I can do it!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Little Britain - Massage?

This is from a British comedy show - very funny.
"Jonathan, are you asleep?"

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Birthday Countdown

So, I'm counting down to my 29th birthday which is in a few weeks (on Feb. 4th) - and I'm going to have a big party. I'm planning it and I hope that it will be fun! I am inviting all my local friends, from high school, college, the mission, Taiwan, work, etc. I hope I'll get some sort of turn out. At least it will be fun if only the family is there. I want it to be an open house and just play games and eat ice cream sundaes. I hope to play Apples to Apples and Balderdash - those are good for coming and going games. I'm going to start working on invitations this weekend. I'm getting excited. I can feel the "getting older birthday blues" coming on me, but I hope that planning this party will help prevent getting depressed! Wish me luck!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Emily and Alex

Last weekend was my cousin's, Emily and Alex, sealing, at the Jordan River Temple. It was so wonderful. This is my first family sealing and it was so touching seeing little Sadie come in dressed in white and when Valerie was holding her at the alter I couldn't help but shed a few tears of joy. I'm so happy for them! Eternity is always the best choice.

Too bad I don't have any picture - I had to slip out as soon as it was over to get to work on time...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Moloko - The Time is Now

I love this song and the video is even better!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Character Questionnaire

Name: Elizabeth Jayne Hope
Date of Birth: February 4, 1979
Place of Birth: Provo, Utah
Where I grew up: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mother's name: Jana
Father's name: Richard
Name(s) of siblings: Anna, David, Jonathan and Andrew
Favorite color: Yellow and purple
Favorite kind(s) of music: Pop, bluegrass, movie soundtracks, musicals, classical, old classic musicals (Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, etc), rock
Favorite songs: "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas, "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli, "Eleanor Ridgy" by The Beatles, "Luke and Leia's Theme" by John Williams
Favorite poems: "HOPE is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul, / And sings the tune without the words, / And never stops at all, / And sweetest in the gale is heard; / And sore must be the storm / That could abash the little bird / That kept so many warm. / I 've heard it in the chillest land, / And on the strangest sea;/ Yet, never, in extremity, / It asked a crumb of me." -Emily Dickinson
Favorite season: Spring
Favorite holiday: Christmas and my birthday (hehe)
Least favorite holiday (and why): St. Patrick's Day - never liked the pinching...
Favorite movies: Star Wars, Pride & Prejudice (and all other Jane Austen movie renditions), Willow, Princess Bride, Strictly Ballroom, Waking Ned Devine, Cold Comfort Farm
Favorite T.V. shows: Monarch of the Glen, Pushing Daisies, Hamish Macbeth, Grey's Anatomy
Favorite wild animal: Koala
Favorite domestic animal: dog
If I had a pet, it would be: frog or turtle
My favorite beverage is: Root beer
My favorite meal is: Chicken Cordon Blue, Chicken Enchiladas, Tatortot Casserole
My favorite snack is: homemade cookies
My favorite dessert is: Peanut Butter Squares
My favorite fruit is: apples, red grapes
My favorite vegetable is: broccoli
I like to watch these sports: ice-skating, gymnastics
I like to participate in these sports or exercises: volleyball, badminton, bowling
My favorite teams are: Jamaican Bobsled Team
My favorite newspaper cartoon is: Farside, Pickles, Foxtrot
My favorite T.V. cartoon is: Hey Arnold!, Recess
My favorite manner of dress is: Conservative dress casual
My signature scent: Vanilla or Chocolate
My hobbies are: Reading, collecting music, scrapbooking
I collect: thimbles, good books
If money were no object: Barnes and Noble here I come!
If I had three wishes: No debts and good amount in savings, easy weight loss, world peace
My favorite possessions: mission scriptures, books (especially one from my Grandma Hope), little pink blanket from when I was little.
These are my favorite quotes:
"Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint" -Jane Austen,
"If you're traveling in a time machine, and you're eating corn on the cob, I don't think it's going to affect things one way or the other. But here's the point I'm trying to make: Corn on the cob is good, isn't it?" -Jack Handey
My favorite toy as a child: Barbies, Cabbage Patch Dolls
My favorite elementary school teacher: Mrs. Coffey in 3rd grade
My best Halloween costume: A clothes hamper
As a child, my favorite T.V . shows: Today's Special, Pee-Wee's Big House, Hey Vern It's Ernest, Jem and the Holograms
As a child, my favorite movies: Disney cartoons (especially Robin Hood), Xanadu, The Dark Crystal, Labryinth, Star Wars
As a child, my favorite books: Babysitter's Club, Sweet Valley Jr. High
My favorite subjects in high school was: Seminary, English, History, Geology
In high school, I was involved in: Band
My first date: Ian Williams
My girlfriends / boyfriends were: Nate Hansen
I had an unrequited crush on: Simon Juhlin
My first car: Honda Civic
College was: Snow College, Southern Utah University, Emporia State University
I majored in: Elementary Education, Library Science
I earned this degree: Bachelor of Science, Masters of Library Science
My first job: Food Services at LDS Hospital
I had these jobs before my current position: Library Shelver, Banquet Server, Office Assistant, Assistant Librarian, Copy Center Clerk, Substitute Teacher, Library Shelver, Sales Cashier, English Teacher, Circulation Aide
My current job: Children's Librarian

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Years with the Apes

New Years Eve:
I did have to work on Monday, but I was off at 6pm. What else are you gonna do during the day? (hehe) It was actually pretty busy. Oh, I got an email about the Assistant Manager job - I didn't get it. The email from the Assistant Director said, "You're allowed to be discouraged, but not disheartened, I'd be happy to interview again in the future". I was a little upset, but kind of glad overall. I need the money and extended hours - but I hate to leave my new favorite job! I'm so torn! I really hope that something will open up in my department that will give me the full-time! Argg!
Ok, so back to New Years. I went right over to Mom and Dad's after work and as soon as I got there we left for the Juett's house. You're going to laugh when you hear when we ended up doing until midnight - we watched 3 of the Planet of the Apes movies! (hehe) They were on t.v. and Dave started watching and we all joined and kept watching - getting into the stories. I guess all the adults went to see them when they initially came out and it pretty popular or something. I wouldn't admit it public, but I actually enjoyed the cheesy stories! I've actually put the last 2 movies on hold at the library - I have to see how it all ends! (hehe) At midnight we watched the Dick Clark special and he is soo old! Poor guy, he didn't look so good and his talking was slurred. I guess he had a stroke. Hopefully this is his last year hosting the New Year show! (Not that I want him to die, but he needs to retire!) Happy New Year!
New Year's Day:
We met up with the Duke's for the annual bowling tournament. It was fun - even though I didn't get my requested bumpers. Mom did really good and beat Dad and Steve both games. She was on fire! Too bad Steve was mopping about it! Rob and Stephanie were on my team, with David and Sheila, and it was fun talking to them and seeing little Kameryn. After bowling, Sheila invited me and Andrew to eat at Iceberg with them. Yum! I got a root beer shake - my favorite!