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Eleanor Rigby, nice review, etc - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Eleanor Rigby, nice review, etc
I was just listening to "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles. You know something? That's actually sharply observed poetry, really giving a glimpse of these folks. I respect that song intellectually. It's well-structured and the imagery is tight. ("A face that she keeps in a jar by the door"--really good.)

I got a nice review on The Penitent over at the Vader's Mask guestbook (well, all of the Penitent authors did, but I'm the one with the guestbook hooked to her e-mail address), not only saying, "Hey, I liked that," but talking a lot about the major themes of the story and how the characters worked with it. And mentioning my pair of OCs, Tash and Kerea, so I was totally happy. They're a pair that seems kind of superfluous on the surface, but are actually tied pretty tightly to what the story is about (reconciliation after the civil war), and I think that's the first review I've read that mentioned this specifically about them. This makes me grin stupidly, and makes me want to go back and finish the story about their wedding.

I'm looking forward to the end of summer. I usually don't. But I'm kind of already in that school re-starting space, thinking about setting up visits, doing a program for teachers to show them what we have a available and how we can help and what they can access remotely from the classroom (answer, quite a lot with a library card). And I'd love to have the library serve as a kind of club space as well--just a place where you might meet people who have similar interests but may not go to your school, and just... hang out.

I really should be sleeping. I'm not due in until afternoon tomorrow, but I have groceries coming in the morning. Why am I awake?

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kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: August 18th, 2004 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
You have groceries coming in the morning?

Delivery service? How does that work?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 18th, 2004 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
You order them online, choose a delivery time, and they come. Delivery charge is about the same as a cab, and it saves mega time. Factoring in the tip is a little pricey, but honestly, the saved time is worth it to me. I can just go online and shop for a few minutes without wasting time in an actual store.
kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: August 18th, 2004 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)
What I would save in random purchases would cover the delivery charge and the tip.

I wonder if anyone around here is doing that? Then again, shopping is one of the few things I get to do alone.[says the mother of 4]

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 18th, 2004 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not available everywhere, but try http://www.peapod.com
mincot From: mincot Date: August 18th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm both envious and dubious. I think the convenience factor is wonderful! On the other hand, I rarely shop all in one place. I get my veggies and dairy from Whole Foods on Thursdays when I am up in Atlanta for rehearsal; I get my paper products and pre-prepared stuff from Kroger or Publix or Ingles, whoever is most convenient (read, open and on the way home from teaching when I get back to town at 11:00 p.m. and am too wired to sleep but too tired to do anything productive after an hour's drive). And distances are so great here that a cab out to my place ... oy. LAst time I checked it was a $45 dollar ride ....
gentlespirit From: gentlespirit Date: August 18th, 2004 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I am absolutly in love with the song "Eleanor Rigby." Paul's talked about it in a couple of interviews, like some of the things that he thought about doing with the characters, then he decided that he didn't need to give any more information than was already there. Lines like "wearing a face that she keeps in the jar by the door, who is it for?" just...brilliant.
chienar From: chienar Date: August 18th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)


Reminds me of the Schwan man and the Shared Harvest deliveries back home.
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