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Jason P

Jason P

Librarian, podcaster, gamer geek, crimefighter
I get to interview Amanda Palmer (by email) about her new book for Library Journal. What should I ask?
why would non fans want to read your book? What do you hope that people understand about you/beliefs/worldview as they read the book? What music inspires you to create? This is a joke question: Do you talk about your husband in your book? - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Professor just emailed me asking me how we can get more recent issues of the student journal he publishes available online. I've been begging him, and student editors, for years to put it in our OA repository. ARGH
TIL that talcum powder stops new shoes from squeaking. My coworkers will be pleased.
Now you can sneak up on us again. - ellbeecee
Friend: "Your sister is almost 21? So she can start drinking soon." Dad: "'Start' HAHAHAHA"
Tonight at the bar Dad told the true story of when their boat broke down on Lake Victoria, almost got run down by a giant ferry (which he avoided by fixing the searchlight fuse with cigarette foil) and then they were rescued the next day by his friends Mahmoud and Tony Cocaine. ... My dad is kind of a badass, you guys.
i didn't ask about Tony's name. I decided it was cooler to just let it lie. - Jason P
Awesome - lris from Android
My friend Charlie's library radio show tweets this:
Email: "Dear Jason, there is some confusion about..." No there's not. Only in your brain, because you are stupid.
d'oh. - Christina Pikas
Ah the subtle difference between "there is" and "I am" - Zamms
Love that passive voice. - Catherine Pellegrino
Mistakes were made. - Joe
Note however that in certain parts of the English speaking world, "I am confused" is to be interpreted as "You are confused." - DJF from Android
^ indeed. my go-to diplomatic speak for "WTF are you doing?" is "I'm confused." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
My guitar teacher sometimes uses "rock" as a synonym for "yes."
Dad's got a new drinking buddy who's an IT guy. THANK YOU SANTA
Dad's friend Bo is still hoping for WordPerfect to make a comeback.
Me too #revealcodes WordPerfect is the BEST - WarLord
My wife's stepfather can watch several episodes of a TV show before asking "Which one of them is named Treme?" or "Who is Sam Crow that they keep talking about?"
I've found that if I don't have someone to discuss a show with, I also tend to ignore names unless they become important. Then I have to look them up online. - bentley
(Neither of those names is a person.) - Jason P
About to order the last gift on my shopping list. This is for a "sort of but maybe not really boyfriend of an old friend whom we're going to see this weekend." Shopping challenge. I'm thinking Halloween barware never goes wrong.
AND DONE - Jason P
what did you get? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
A skull shot glass. - Jason P
We are having several friends over and I want to get some small, inexpensive gifts to give out -- like the $10 range. Ideas?
Coffee mugs with treats? - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
That's exactly the sort of thing. - Jason P
If you want to get fun with it, there are paint pens you can get that are specifically for ceramics - so you could decorate the mugs with simple designs, or the person's initials or whatever. Another idea that I JUST saw that was cute - a beer stein with candies (like butterscotch candies) topped with marshmallows (looks like beer). - Laura
Dime bags. But i'll try and think on more legal options. - Steve C, Team Marina
homemade baked goods. with a bottle of beer. and a rub on tattoo. - Sir Shuping is just sir
or you can give them a tattoo! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Ha! I like the (temp) tattoo idea. I'm not qualified for the more permanent kind. - Jason P
These are great ideas, folks, thanks. Keep 'em coming. - Jason P
just do it with a permanent marker. it will eventually come off....mostly. - Sir Shuping is just sir
My mom gave all my high school friends coloring books, crayons, and those clips you hold bags of chips closed with for graduation. She became surprisingly popular. - laura x from iPhone
Depending on the crowd, novelty condoms? - laura x from iPhone
if they drink i used to buy a bottle of some really fancy beer/wee champagne thinger and go to the dollar store to get the most redonkulous cup you can find to go with it. - jambina
Wife got godiva chocolate ornament stars for $7 - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
DIY jam jar snow globes are easy and cheap: - Soup in a TARDIS
Tacos. - Kristin
How about something like this? It's a mini cast iron skillet that is meant to be used to bake a single cookie, along with the cookie mix. - April Russo
Those little chocolate bottles filled with real booze. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Anne is watching a low-budget British ghost show. I'm doing EVP simulations in her ear and shouting "Look an orb!" to heighten the experience.
i wonder if a comedy album has ever been done with this as the basis? - Big Joe Silence
Stepped outside to watch Ant-Man filming for a few minutes, nbd.
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Against All Things Ending (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, #3) -
Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith -
Fatal Revenant (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, #2) -
What's your Halloween costume?
Librarian. - laura x
Cute, x. - Jason P
Probably Shecky Gandalf. Again. - Zamms
Mariella is gonna be a blue octopus. - Mary Carmen
trekkie, if i get the oomph to do it. though i need a new phaser too if i do it. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'm going to be Skeleton Dude. Possibly Rock & Roll Skeleton Dude. - Jason P
I'm gonna be that parent who hands out obnoxiously large handfuls of candy. - Mary Carmen
Queen, provided the dress still fits. I gotta pull it out of storage. - Corinne L
Office is decorated.
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Last night I had drinks with a friend. Next week her boyfriend is staying with us. I think I agreed to talk him into starting therapy, stopping coloring his hair, and getting a vasectomy. But I will have two days.
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy, #1) -
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help -
Gonna try out Firefly on dad tomorrow.
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) -
I have a TATTOO DAAAAY scheduled
Whatcha gettin? - Kristin
Likely working on my Halloween sleeve. - Jason P
\m/ - Kristin
*jealous* - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh also, my Friendfeed account works again. Don't lose your password, folks.
Make it a swear word, and you'll eventually type it into the box out of exasperation. - Eivind from Android
My sister (in Thailand) has been going nuts to get the new iPhone. She ordered one to our house for me to send to her. Before we mail it to her, I'm going to take some pictures of us using it as a coaster and maybe the cats playing with it.
You are an awesome brother. And by "awesome" I mean "deviously evil." - Catherine Pellegrino
Poor Ip. She's forgotten who her brother is... - Jenica
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