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Thanks to the local Redbox, I watched four movies this week that I hadn’t seen yet.

The Other Boyelan Girl – I must say this was a waste of a dollar. The book was long, but whoever did the adaptation for the film really didn’t get it. So much was left out that the movie made no sense. Like Mary meeting the king and basically falling in love with him and sleeping with him in the span of 60 seconds. Bad movie and really sucky adaptation. Don’t waste your time with the movie; the book is where it’s at.

– I’ll be renting this one again. In fact, I’ll probably just buy it. There were so many great lines in this movie, which is the reason I’m going to make DH watch it sometime. It was so quirky, funny, honest, and surprising. And it had a great soundtrack that I plan to add to my pod.

Shutter – Kind of creepy, but not really. If you’re not into horror films at all, don’t bother with this one. And if you are, don’t bother. It wasn’t really all that scary or suspenseful. Yet, I was still entertained. It was only $1 to rent, so I don’t feel bad about the choice. Just wouldn’t recommend it.

Cloverfield – This one was filmed like Blair Witch Project, a movie I wasn’t particularly fond of. In a nutshell, big morphed spider thing with little spider things dropping off it terrorizes New York City. Lots of explosions, a bit of gore, some suspense, and not at all scary. In the end New York City gets blown up. Maybe this would have been better in 3D in a theater.

So, that has been my experience with Redbox so far. I really like the convenience and there is a good selection of fairly recent stuff.

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August 2008


Mar. 10 - Photography Class

Mar. 11 - Quad Cities SnB

Mar. 12 - Lincoln Reenactor performance at BHE

Mar. 13 - Annual budget due

Mar. 14 - SnB trip to Galena

Mar. 16-21 - Spring Break

Mar. 16-18 - On the Front Lines library conference in Springfield

Mar. 19-22 - In Kansas

Mar. 23 - Orientation in Quad Cities

Mar. 24 - Photography Class

Mar. 26 - Spring Break for Academic Librarians workshop in Peoria

Mar. 27 - Supervisor Development in Quad Cities

Apr. 2 - Using Social Technologies in Library Instruction workshop

Apr. 6 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 6 - My birthday

Apr. 7 - Photography Class

Apr. 9-12 - In Kansas

Apr. 10 - College Closed

Apr. 12 - Easter

Apr. 13-19 - National Library Week

Apr. 13 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 14 - Photography Class

Apr. 16 - Evening Instruction Session

Apr. 17 - Information Literacy Summit

Apr. 18 - A Day of Books and Quilts at Toulon Public Library

Apr. 20 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 21 - Photography Class

Apr. 22 - Renegade Reference meeting in Bloomington

Apr. 23 - Illinois Library Day

Apr. 24 - Quarterly Supervisors Meeting

Apr. 27 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 28 - Photography Class

Apr. 29 - Supervisor Training in Quad Cities

May 5 - Photography Class

May 12 - National Library Legislative Day

May 25 - Memorial Day - College Closed

June 4 - RSA Users' Group meeting in Peoria

June 6 - SIL's birthday June 6 - Brother and SIL Anniversary

June 8 - Nancy Pearl at Bradley University

June 13 - WWKIP train trip to St. Louis

July 3 - Holiday - College Closed

July 4 - Independence Day

July 10 - Mom's Birthday

July 10-15 - ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

July 17-19 - Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair in Crystal Lake, IL

July 31 - 10th Anniversary

Sept. 7 - Labor Day, College closed

Oct. 6-9 - Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria

Nov. 23 - Brother's birthday

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day, College closed

Nov. 27 - College Closed

Dec. 7 - MIL's birthday

Dec. 18 - DH's birthday

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

Dec. 26 - Dad's birthday

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