Now for a Little Fun

I saw this on the blogs of a couple people I read Nine Moons and Fence so I thought I would try it. I don’t have an Ipod or Zen so these are the first lines from songs on the first 25 Cd’s in my CD wallet. Try to guess what song they they are without google or a lyrics site. If you get more than ten I will send you a t-shirt from where I work, The Title Wave Used Bookstore. I will add pictures of the shirt choices on Monday.

1. Tried to ammend My Carnivorous Habits

2. I used to be a renegade

3. I get up and nothing gets me down

4. Once there was a way to get back homeward

5. Well, I built me a raft and she’s ready for floatin

6. I want the people to know that he saved my soul

7. As the snow flies on a cold and gray Chicago morning

8. You show us everything you’ve got

9. I waited patiently for the Lord

10. I, I love the colorful clothes she wears

11. Well, a man comes on the six o’clock news

12. Plowin these fields in the hot summer sun

13. In the stars his handiwork I see

14. They like to get you in a compromising position

15. I’ll be your roundabout

16. Is this the real life

17. Well we got no choice, all the boys and girls

18. If I leave here tomorrow would you still remember me

19. Six o’clock on Friday evening

20. Well there’s always been groups of people who couldn’t see eye to eye

21. Take me out to the ball (spoken)

22. Old Man Wrigley lived in that white house down the street

23. So you wanna go back to Egypt where it’s warm and secure

24. back stroke lover always hidin’ ‘neath the covers

25. Welcome to the jungle

Looking for a couple of long lost friends

Hey I just wondered if those of you reading this could help me find a trio of old friends. I am looking for two friends from high school and an exchange student from Japan who lived with us for a year.
1.Pat Vann Pat and I went to the same church youth group in high school and then he moved away and we lost touch.
2. Nancy Moshofsky We were good friends in high school and unfortunately we lost touch. Last I knew I think she lived in San Francisco.
3.Maki Sano Maki, or Katie, as we called her the year she was with us was an exchange student from Fujinomyia. We grew very attached and the four of us have never forgotten her and we would love to hear from her again.

If you know any of these people please leave a comment for me. Thanks for your help.

Been There, Read That

Some Survived, An Epic Account of Japanese Captivity During World War II by Manny Lawton

A straight forward account of the defense of the Phillipines, the Baatan Death March, captivity in Japanese prison camp and travel on the Japanese hell ships. I started to read it, but is written like a report to the higher echelons. I could not finish it, because of the way it was written.

On Deck; Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

Announcing the “Built in Orderly Organized Knowledge” Device

Known as B.O.O.K.

B.O.O.K. is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology; no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It’s so easy to use even a child can operate it. Just lift it’s cover! Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere, anytime-even sitting in a chair by the fire-yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc.

Each B.O.O.K. is contstructed of sequentially numbered sheets of recyclable paper, each capable of holding thousands of bits of information.

To be continued

Corner Reading Society

Date: September 15
Location: Holly & Alfred’s
Moderator: Rod
Title:Palace of Laughter
Author: Jon Berkeley

Date: November 10
Location: Peter & Leslie’s
Moderator: Rod
Title:God’s Politics, Why The Right Gets it Wrong and The Left Doesn’t Get It
Author: Jim Wallis

Date: January 12, 2008
Location: Rex & Val’s
Moderator: Leslie
Title: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards

Welcome to Work

I run a bookstore for the Multnomah County Library. The store is called the Title Wave Used Bookstore. The bookstore was begun in 1988, in response to the large number of discards the library had. First they burned the extra books, then one day the EPA decided that the air quality in Portland was less than desirable, so no more book burning. Then the library threw the books in dumpsters and contributed them to a local landfill. An enterprising TV reporter found out about it and followed the truck to the landfill and filmed the books cascading out of the truck. That ended that portion of the program rather quickly. Then the library donated the books to charitable organizations, who were either overwhelmed or only wanted certain books. Then they tried weekend book sales and still had many left over. In March of 1988 after proposing the idea many times, the Title Wave opened.

It is housed in an orginal Carneige Library. Back in the early part of the 20th century Andrew Carneige helped build libraries all over the world. There were several in the Portland area. Constructed in a Spanish Renaissance style the library was opened in 1912 as the Albina community library. As you walk up the stairs if you look at the light fixtures on each side of the stair you will see a rams head on each corner of the base. Looking above the front door is the seal of the Library Association of Portland, which existed until 1990 when the library became a part of Multnomah County. Looking to either right or left under the large windows is the seal of the State of Oregon. Under each window is both the front and back of the seal. The roof is covered in red brick tile in an inverted u shape. The outside of the building is covered in white stucco. As you stand before the 15 foot tall wooden doors with your hand on the bronze knob, you wonder what awaits you inside.

You pull open the big door and step into a foyer with a 20 foot ceiling and before you are two glass doors, which can be seen in Men of Honor. The Title Wave doubles as a Harlem library. As you grasp the slanted bronze bars on the door and push the glass doors open, you step into the main room of the library. Looking way, way up you see all sorts of fancy woodwork, all sorts of flowers and such. Three large frosted arched windows are on the back wall. Everywhere you look there are books. The twelve foot tall windows let in lots of light. As you stand in the center of the room and look straight ahead are the noted author’s books, to your left is fiction and to your right all the non fiction filed in Dewey Decimal order.