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What Would Dewey Do?

I have just got in, more or less, and Heroes is STILL DOWNLOADING. Dammit. I really must get broadband set up in the new place ASAP. I did phone BT today to set up a new line/ account, and they weren't answering their phone. It rang for a while, then beeped for a while, then cut me off. I was so annoyed (I mean, BT! Not answering their phone!) I didn't phone back - well, also because I was on my mobile and it was costing me unspecified amounts of money.

Showed the flat to the friend I lived with for three years at uni, and she was most astonished by the fact I possessed and was using rubber gloves. She also told me that she'd told my old boss from the shop I worked in as a student that I'd bought a new flat, and he said, "Oh, God, she'll never keep it tidy." Heh. And, um, oops.

bopeepsheep linked to a comic called Unshelved, which I should really have known about before now. It's set in a public library, and it's great. And I have years of comics to read - yay. It's RSSed at unshelved_comic.

unshelved

It reminds me of me at work, as I'm sure is the point. I amused someone highly the other day by telling them what question you would have to ask in a Doctor Who quiz to get the answer "Rose touches it." (And didn't notice at the time quite how dirty that sounded. Hmm.)

They also have merchandise, and I'm not sure I can live without a "Will work for books" T-shirt. Or one that says "What Would Dewey Do?"

nwhyte linked to scarletdemon's post about why you should like New (and Old) Who and stop complaining. Sample:

Deus Ex Machina: "He solves everything with that Sonic Screwdriver". Yeah, we know. I solve everything with my SWISS ARMY KNIFE. Am I, therefore, MADE UP? No.

Which is pretty much bang on, but I'll still probably complain.

Oh, Heroes has finished downloading. AT LAST. Hurray...

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dakegra
May. 1st, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
oh lord, I *need* a Will Work For Books t-shirt.
matgb
May. 1st, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
IAWTC

Although at the moment more bookshelves might help as well.
pickwick
May. 2nd, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm having to cut down my number of bookcases because they won't all fit in my new flat. It's a problem :S I'm thinking shelving in odd places...
matgb
May. 2nd, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Aye; when I had a studio flat, there were partition walls in weird spaces and layouts, each contained shelves; it actually had more storage space than the larger flat I moved to in the same building 6 months later. Bookshelves that support each other and are freestanding might be a plan, use them to break rooms up a bit; obviously, no idea how big your place is but...

Then again, I know one friend built a set of bookshelves to go in the stairwell...
pickwick
May. 2nd, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'm going to try and get some of those Ikea things that extend bookcases upwards, and see what space I have left for shelving. I have a spare bit of wall in my kitchen, and I'm wondering if it would be too odd to put a bookcase there, or if the books would end up smelling terrible.
matgb
May. 2nd, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well, I did visit a friends recently (two_brains), and was very impressed to see bookshelves above the toilet, as well as in virtually every other room I entered. I suspect cookbooks and similar 'practical' things for hte kitchen though.

Having said that, lots of people have kitchenettes in the lounge these days, so as long as it's not directly over the oven you should be ok. Depends on what you're in the habit of cooking I guess.
pickwick
May. 3rd, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
Nice icon :D

I don't really have any cookbooks. Heh. We shall see...
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