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3 x 3 x 3 Here's another one of those note thingies. Do it, tag 10 more peeps, or your teeth will rot.

Once again, I have fallen prey to one of those Facebook memes, but Hilarita tagged me, so what could I do? Three names I go by: 1. Badass Jfro 2.ASH966 3. Dre Three jobs I have had in my life: 1. Library Specialist 2. Library Aide 3. Customer Service Operator Three places I have lived: 1. Waltham, MA 2. Evanston, IL 3. Grinnell, IA Three favorite drinks: 1. Coke 2. Chai Icecrema 3. Raspberry Iced Tea Three TV shows that I watch: 1. Fringe 2. 30 Rock 3. V Three places I have been: 1. Florence 2. Prague 3. Aix-en-Provence People that text me regularly: 1. Verizon 2. Andrew 3. Susan Three of my favorite foods: 1. Dim Sum 2. Ethiopian 3. Pho Three Things I am looking forward to: 1. May Day 2. Dragon Festival 3. Amrep 25th Anniversary Three things I like to do when I am bored: Only boring people are bored, so I am changing it to 3 things I like to do while waiting for something: 1. Read a book 2. Read the New Yorker 3. Play Plants vs Zombies Three things I want to try to do: 1. Learn to us


Ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous Miss Terry de Castro  All my Facebook peeps know it's been all about the Wedding Present this week, ever since I saw them on the Bizarro 21st anniversary tour last Saturday at the 400. It must have been around 1987 when Tigerlily played me a tape of George Best . It was like the Fall, The Smiths, Joy Division and the Buzzcocks all thrown into a blender of awesomeness. That's for me, I said. Here's the T-shirt I bought in England in 1989. It's too holey to wear outside, but I can't bear to throw it out. So in 1994, Tigerlily & I went to England and stayed with a friend of hers named Terry. We had a great time. Little did we know . . .Dun dun dun . . .s he would later become the bassist for one of my favorite bands of all time ! (Be patient with me here folks, this is the closest my life comes to a soap opera.) So we hung out with her for a bit after the show and reminisced about old times. Here's


I took some pictures of my bookshelves because I have an irrational desire to appear in the New Yorker's Subconscious Shelf blog. Keen-eyed librarians will notice that my non-fiction is roughly by Library of Congress subject headings, but not in call number order. I did create a catch-all "pop culture" category for things like Drag Diaries , Fruits , and Retro Hell . The second shelf is for my series manga. It used to hold tapes, but those are all in boxes now as I rarely drag them out. The size was just right for tankobon . On my bedside are favorite graphic novels and rotating encyclopedic non-fiction that's good for reading in small bites before sleep. I try not to read novels in bed during the week or I have trouble stopping. There is a whole bookshelf inside the headboard that slides out. I have some science fiction paperbacks in there that were donated to the library with really cool 50-60s covers by Richard Powers and the like. I don't actually want to