Happy National Library Week

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  1. ibikenyc says:

    These are great!

    I don’t get that last one, though.


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    • If you look at the tops of the spines, you’ll see that what appears to be Volume 9 is upside down.

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      • ibikenyc says:


        Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

        (There is probably a great blonde joke in here somewhere! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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        • Oh my goodness, I didn’t get the last one, either! And yes, I am a natural born blonde. Er, I was. Gray, now. ๐Ÿ˜

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          • I am now now, nor have I ever been blonde, but it took me a while to get that one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Back when I was a church music director, one of my responsibilities was to see that the hymn numbers were up on the board before the service started. It was one of those tedious jobs that I tended to foist off on other people whenever I could. One Sunday morning one of the high school girls volunteered to do it for me, bless her heart, but she got stuck halfway through because we were all out of nines. It didn’t occur to her to take a six and flip it. And she was a brunette! ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • ibikenyc says:


            (I was blonde through toddlerhood but morphed into blah brown as I got older. Later in life, L’Oreal and I pumped up my few naturally-occuring blonde highlights.)

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            • When I was a teenager, I desperately wanted to get some highlights to liven up my mousy brown hair, but my mother absolutely forbade it. Now that I’m old, my hair is streaked with natural silvery highlights and they don’t cost a cent. ๐Ÿ™‚

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            • ibikenyc says:

              Oh, I had a forbidding mother, too! Sun In (remember that?) seemed to be “allowed” for some reason, though, so I ended up using buckets of it in my early teens, and of course my whole head went that way-too-light, greenish shade of blonde.

              About two years ago, I quit coloring it, and now I, too, have free silvery streaks. ๐Ÿ™‚

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            • I’ve been doing my part to keep L’Oreal in business since the 1980s. My gray started early. However, about a year ago I decided to stop coloring. My long hair is still mostly blonde, and the top eight or nine inches are white. I’m trying to decide if I want to color my hair before my granddaughter’s wedding in July. I’m leaning toward leaving it as it is, aging-hippie style. As the grandmother of the bride, I think white hair should be fine.

              I wonder where all the blonde jokes originally came from. Natural blonde hair is very rare, I have read that only about 4% of the adult population is naturally blonde. Naturally curly hair is even rarer, just 1%. The percentage of people with green eyes is about 2% world wide. My blonde but graying hair is naturally curly, my eyes are turquoise green, and my blood type, AB negative, is the rarest, also just 1% in the world. I think I must be an alien.

              Note to self: buy more lottery tickets.

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            • ibikenyc says:

              WOW! Are you also a leftie?

              DEFINITELY stock up on those lottery tickets!

              Had no idea blondeness was so rare as that.

              I, too, have let my (also naturally-curly and quite long) hair go gray. Mine didn’t start especially early (although now that I’m thinking about it, how would I have known?), but about two years ago I thought it might be interesting to see just how gray it was and how I would look.

              It looks exactly like it would if you took my profile photo and applied a black-and-white filter to it.

              I think you should definitely let yours go all gray / white! From what I know of you, you would ROCK it like a star!

              (And you can always dye it back if you decide down the road that it’s not for you.)

              Yeah; where DID all the blonde jokes start? One guess I have is that they’re from the early days of movies and TV; that Bimbo thing, except that doesn’t answer why it was blondes and not redheads or something.

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            • My hair is naturally curly too. As a teenager, I considered it a birth defect, because at that time curly hair wasn’t just out of style, it was considered downright ugly. (I wish I had a dollar for every person who told me how sorry they were for me because my hair was so curly.) But once I outgrew my fashion-obsessive stage and learned to accept myself the way nature had made me, life became so much easier. Now I’m trying to take the same attitude with my silver streaks. ๐Ÿ™‚


            • ibikenyc says:

              Awww! I’m sorry you felt so bad about your hair, and I’d like to potch every single person who told you they felt sorry for you! What a thing to say to someone!

              I hear you about that, though: My curl is also natural, and when I hit adolescence, the standard for young feminine beauty was set by the likes of Marcia Brady and Laurie Partridge.


              As I commented to Linda Lee, I have let my color grow out, and I love it! I bet you look great, and I hope you get to love yours just as much ๐Ÿ™‚

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            • I did the chemical camouflage thing for a while in my early forties, primarily because I had a new baby and I didn’t want people thinking she was my granddaughter. But then I looked around at my friends who had let their hair go gray, and surprise, surprise — they looked really nice! So I decided to give up the camouflage. I like my hair SO much better now.

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            • ibikenyc says:

              I can see your logic: I get called “ma’am” a lot now.

              Like you, though, I love my hair this way! I have worn fire-engine red lipstick for years, and it looks fabulous with gray / silver hair.

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  2. These are the best. (and it took me a minute to figure out the last one. I’m impressed with myself that it was only a minute!)
    Gotta love those librarians!

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  3. julesmomcat says:

    Now, that Batman theme is gonna play repeatedly in my head! I guess there are worse ways to go bonkers!

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  4. MaryLou Griggs says:

    It took me longer to figure out the Batman one than the missing 6th book. ๐Ÿฅด

    But my favorite is the mystery section. Way too funny. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. Good ones. I’d choose the library too. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne

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  6. Love! Said the retired librarian. (Thereโ€™s plenty of jokes there too)
    But if youโ€™ve been in a library lately you know thereโ€™s no shhh going on.

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  8. colonialist says:

    One can read a lot into these.

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