Record Machine: The Community College Comes A’Callin,’ Part 2

A few months ago, I wrote about how our local community college library needed assistance sorting some vinyl they’d discovered in the basement, and how enthusiastically I raised my hand. Friends, never let it be said that your obsessions cannot be handsomely rewarded, for the college officially hired me to sort and catalog all eight boxes of records.

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What I Watched Last Night: Doctor Who, “The Stolen Earth”

Do you remember the movie Galaxy Quest? If not, its basic premise is that the cast of a once-popular sci-fi show is contacted by an alien race who believed the show to be a historical document, not fiction. They transport the cast to their ship, replicated from the show, and ask for help defeating an alien warlord. Knowing nothing about how the ship works, they instead contact one of the show’s super-fans. He not only knows the entire layout, but just about every detail about the show, period. Triumph ensues.

When it comes to Doctor Who, I’m on the verge of becoming that super-fan, squirreling away knowledge about the show. Just in case.

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Your Imperfect Health!

I think many of us walk around with the feeling that we’re not measuring up in terms of having “healthy habits.” Consciously or not, we think that if we could just work out all day, eat “perfectly” (whatever that might mean for you), meditate consistently, etc., that we would be “in perfect health,” never get sick, be the “perfect” weight and have “perfect” lives.

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Before the Mommybloggers, We Had Roseanne

A while ago Mr. Larue and I were discussing a certain Twitter/Tumblr-er who is reportedly writing a TV pilot. Mr. L was going about how unique she is because she was able to translate her experience as a mother into a comedy writing career. “It’s unheard of!” he gushed. “Name one other obscure housewife who has been given her own show.” I thought for a minute and replied “Roseanne Barr.” Read More Before the Mommybloggers, We Had Roseanne