May 31st, 2007

Yo Ho

Library and Pirates and Blurb.com

I am now in possession of a library card for the Conshohocken Free Library. Whoo-HOO! It's a very small, but cute, library, and the librarian was wonderfully friendly. I'm afraid they'll hardly ever have specific books that I want, but they're part of a big interlibrary loan system, so all is well. Connor got a bunch of books on mushrooms, and I got a couple of things for myself. I'm also planning to read "The Golden Compass" with Connor, as I haven't yet read those books, and would like to do so before the movie comes out later this year.

Speaking of movies, I loved the new "Pirates" film. Highly enjoyable - I howled with laughter bunches of times, especially when:

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Um. I'm pretty sure there was something else I wanted to mention in this update, but right now I can't remember what. Ah well. If I remember later it's easy enough to post another update! :)

OH! I just remembered. I have a new True Love. It's a website called Blurb.com. They print custom books, and before moving, I'd put together one with the photos (and explanatory text) from our trip to Australia. It was waiting for me when we arrived, and it looks BEAUTIFUL! I don't think I'm ever going to do regular "scrapbooking" again - pasting photos into actual books. This is way cooler, and easier, and quicker, and not any more expensive, considering the cost of photo albums and having to have photos printed (since all my cameras are digital). It's a gorgeous hardcover book, and the photos look fantastic. I'm really really really happy with the way it turned out, and their book creation software is easy to use. Apparently, the software will also grab blog entries so those can be printed into a book, too, so if you're interested in that sort of thing, check them out. I want them to stay in business so I can keep having books made. :D