Friday, 1 October 2010

Yellow fines

I’ve been very naughty bloggie friends!

I’ve just renewed a library book late and incurred a 30p fine. LOL! I have honest to goodness and to all that is good and true never accumulated a library fine ever.

Ever.

I hang my head in deep shame.

Charlie says: Me too.


In other news - 2 October is Livestrong Day!

Livestrong was launched by the Lance Armstrong Foundation to raise awareness and support for cancer survivors globally. Please go here for more in depth information about Livestrong and all the events happening in a place near you! There are marathons, walks, all sorts of fun stuff happening, so do join in if you are able to!

Me and Charlie hope to support Livestrong Day through linking to several participating blogs hosted by the fab Milo and Alfie and Zoolatry.

Their idea is to turn blogs over for the day to the colour yellow! Yay!




Have a fabulous Friday everyone!!

29 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

The Kats would like to know if the Evil Librarian flogged you...
Sheesh! I think we've lived in Las Vegas too long...my kitties are turning into preverts!

ABBY said...

Hi Charlie
WE finally got our innernets back.
Well we hope we got them back. It's too hard to tell. Since the last 3 days they have kept leaving us. We will hope that they are here to stay. We do not like being innernet-less.

purrin
xo
Abby

Roland D. Yeomans said...

When it comes to enduring pain, I'm yellow and not even close to being curious (a pun on an ancient and strange movie, I AM CURIOUS YELLOW.)

iasa said...

I never had a library fine either until I had the children. Now we get an overdue fine once every three months or so. We've also bought a book because their puppy ate it, no make that tow books the dog ate, and a third book we bought because one of the children weeed on it.

I think of it not as fines but as an additional way to aid the library.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow, your first library fine - that is crazy! I haven't had one since I was a kid, but honestly, I haven't been to a library in a very long time (I usually just buy a book if I want it - used books freak me out). But it isn't anythihg to be ashamed of, because it means you read. And Charlie, you shouldn't be ashamed either. Unless it was an embarassing book - then maybe be a litte ashamed.

And we are all set for LIVESTRONG day - we have our post done, and will be going all yellow (right now we are all pink for breast cancer awareness month). We think it is a going to be a great day!

Ann Best said...

I heard about the cancer walk. This is all very wonderful.

So are you, and this post, as always. Hi to you and Charlie from me and Jen. We have had a day of real RAIN! Hope life is good for you over there, too!!
Ann

KarenG said...

Remember when all the kids were wearing the Live Strong elastic wristbands? As for library fines, I never worry about them as I figure it's money going to a good cause! So unlike most other fines, like parking tickets, late fees and overdraft charges, I pay library fines with a smile :)

Guinevere said...

you have a fab friday too!

i always feel guilty when i have a library fine... like i'm being greedy with the books. at least this was your first time! :)

sorry for the lack of capitals, theres a cat asleep on my right arm... this took forever to type one handed as is. ah, kitties...

Theresa Milstein said...

Never received a library fine?! Wow. I'm impressed. I see them as library donations. : )

How nice of you to give a shout out to LIvestrong day.

Happy Friday!

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, 30p, how can you even afford all those pennies!?

Well, I hope you have a great LiveStrong day.

CD

m.q said...

livestrong together yeay...

Medeia Sharif said...

I was shocked and disappointed at myself when I had to pay a library fine for the first time. I was 12, and since then I've gotten over it.

It'll be interesting to see all that yellow. I'll check out the link.

Have a great weekend.

Travis Erwin said...

October 2nd is also my fab wife's b-day.

Boonie S said...

Wow! You do live on the edge uh? - library fines and all that cool jazz.
I wish you well with your Livestrong endeavours.

All the best, Boonie

Len said...

Hello Old Kitty!! I will check the links out :)

I've got an award for you on my blog! :) Have a nice weekend! :)

Kea said...

I can't recall ever having a library fine, but you never know! A whole 30p, huh? That's 49 cents Canadian. Whew. Hefty fine. LOL!

Have a great Friday! We'll be going yellow too, for LIVESTRONG day.

Ellie said...

Repeat after me, "I've been a very bad girl and promise never to do it again." LOL. I lost a book once and to pay to replace it. I was mortified!

Reenie said...

I remember last year, some time around my birthday I had occurred my first ever library fine of AU$15. I paid that, and then for my birthday, Crazy got me a Kindle. I have not borrowed a book from the library ever since... I sometimes go there to just sit and read from my Kindle while Crazy is on his way to pick me up... But that's it!

It does have an immense 'shaming' effect. LOL!

Brian said...

You might have more fines coming too. There are you and Charlie reading now and it takes a bit longer! We will be purrticipating in LiveStrong 2010 also!!!

Jayne said...

Libraries used to rub their hands with glee when I took out books, as soon they'd be able to top up their tea-bag collection via my fines! In fact I think I still have a library book somewhere from 1980 - shhh! Don't tell a soul. :)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh Charlie, you and your mum are too lovely too get a fine!!

Thank you so much for all your kind words and thoughts for Inigo. We've been so grateful for all the support we've found in the blogosphere, and your posts have meant so much to us.

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Oh, that's interesting! I might make my blog yellow tomorrow:) Don't think it would look to good, design-wise, but one should show one's support, right? Thanks for the tip!

Also, you're very naughty, but I think we've all been there in re the library book. I even stole a book from my library once. On purpose. Yeah, I said it!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope Charlie didn't have to lend you the money to pay the fine!! haha!!

Sammy and Andy said...

What a shame to break your perfect record.

Our mama has never had a library fine either.....we have our paws crossed that it stays that way for her.

Love to you and Charlie.....have a wonderful weekend. xxxxxxxxx

Marg said...

I think there are a whole lot worse things to do that have an overdue Library book. Too funny.
Thanks for the Livestrong part of your blog. That was a really nice post.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no a fine.. Thats awful MOL.. I would not worry though as worse things happen at sea. See you tomorrow for Livestrong. HUgs GJ xx


Please mum says email your address as we have something for you.. xx

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

My library is too nice. They don't have overdue fines. As a result, I hardly ever get my books back on time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

For shame!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I joined "Live Strong" years ago and wore the yellow bracelet proudly!

My library allows us to renew online and by telephone...it really helps me not be late anymore and have to pay fines, but when I do i think of it as a well deserved donation ;)