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First Snow December 10, 2017

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Had our first snow yesterday and it was cold enough to stick around today. My car’s water pump and heat are now fully fixed. Only took four trips to the shop. 😉 Yay, heat!

Finished Mad Ship, and am nearly done with I am Legend. Up next is probably I am Malala.

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Christmas Time is Here Again December 3, 2017

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I have my first “full-sized” Christmas Tree as an adult thanks to friends having an extra one they were giving away. I’ve put up my nativity set that Mom brought back from Haiti, as well. At work, we had Urban Strings’ Quarternotes in to start off the holiday season at the library yesterday, too.

Christmas Tree

My car continues to go through another repair cycle. New waterpump on Thursday. Sprawl is doing well, making some decent progress on the library itself. I continue interviews and applications, we shall see where life leads.

Ran out of time on Mad Ship, so now I’m listening to Artemis, it’s amusing so far.

Happy Thanksgiving! November 23, 2017

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Fourth Thanksgiving dinner of the week had, and all enjoyed with good friends. Also had a nice lunch with family on Sunday. Was good to see Mom, Dad, Pete, and the kids. So thankful to have so many wonderful people in my life, and such supportive family.

Looking forward to a weekend of silly gaming. We’re using NGS to play various objects in a wizard tower, defending our home from invading animal-featured homunculi.   Should be a fun and relaxing break from work.

Job search continues, and my boss, while glad I’m not leaving yet, is very supportive of my efforts. As are the rest of my team. I am thankful to have such great coworkers, as well, as two jobs that I enjoy.

I am 3/4 done with Mad Ship, and eager to see how Artemis follows The Martian.

Woah…We’re Half Way There…. November 16, 2017

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Mid-November with Thanksgiving next week. I’ve had a lot of lazy this week, with all the cold. But I’ve a very busy next few days. I did make it to an OhioDIG (Digitization Interest Group) meeting this week, which was pretty cool. Even though I had to leave early for an interview which seemed to go well (don’t they all). So, I’m working my way, step by step, to a bigger and better life.

Looking forward to seeing the family on Sunday, and all my friends in the next couple nights. Then a very full, if not super busy holiday week. I’ve got work, of course, and probably lots of Thanksgiving dinners. But it’s all pretty normal. And I’ll be spending the weekend gaming as a flying carpet, which should be amusing at the very least.

As for the lazy part, I haven’t made it to Sprawl this week, so no progress on the Audiobook front. I am excited to get Artemis next week when my Audible credit comes through. A little leery of the character being the same as his previous book, but hopeful that it’ll be fun either way. Thor Ragnarok was just as fun and entertaining as I hoped. The music was great, too, and I don’t usually notice soundtracks. Though Marvel movies have been making them more noticeable lately for comedic effect.

Hope everyone has a great week. I’ll see you all again on Thanksgiving.

 

Celebrations November 11, 2017

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Thank You to all of our Veterans, for serving, sacrificing, and protecting our freedom.

Happy Birthday (yesterday) to my Brother!

On the job search front, I now have a Mentor from SAA (Society of American Archivists), and she’s great. I have filled out a questionnaire for another CML job. In a couple more weeks, I hope to hear on another application. Just keep swimming.

Work is quieter now, with the school season, but there are still the random days off, and the holidays. And, of course, the weekends. With the colder weather, there are more people coming inside to spend their time. I also got to further plans for the MLK archival boxes in a meeting with one of the wonderful community members who helped put the materials together.

Over at Sprawl, I’m still chugging right along. Boss is out of town for a another week and a half. I’ll be tackling the miscellaneous this week.

Looking forward to a busy weekend coming up, including getting to see my family next Sunday.

I finished Ship of Fools and have begun Mad Ship. The series really got me hooked in the second half of Ship of Fools.

 

The Fifth of November November 5, 2017

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Remember, remember…

Watched V for Vendetta with a classic Malaysian Chicken Pizza dinner on a stormy night in celebration of memory and Guy Fawkes.

Library life goes smoothly. Another rejection, another round of applications. Sprawl has been quieter this week. Almost done with the New books. Soon, I’ll be adding more to the miscellaneous collection from all his traveling.

Had a fun night with the girls this weekend. We made 14lbs of soap, and one of lotion bars.

My portion

Finished NPCs, listened to Grave Peril, and then listened to a podcast on the Dark Net and how it came to be. Next up is back to Ship of Fools.

Parties Part Three October 29, 2017

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Three night Halloween party survived, one more time. And fun was had by all. The music was rocking, the performances were awesome, and the crowds were not overly terrible. It’s not even Halloween yet. 😉  Though, I’ll be spending mine at work, at work, and then gaming with my usual game (currently Planescape D&D).

Work is going well. Gearing up for a Masquerade on Tuesday. I’m waiting to hear back about the interview. At Sprawl, the carpet is down, the plumbing is approved, and there is even some furniture in the main building. Over in the warehouse, I’m pushing on through the Glenn Cook collection, I’m almost done with all the “new” books there.

I finished The Wheel of Time! The battle is over, the Dark One defeated again, for now, and peace will spread, for a little while. I’ve started NPCs by Drew Hayes, and I’m quite amused.

Party Part Two of Three October 20, 2017

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Had a nice birthday dinner for a friend last night. Mmm Buca di Beppo. Three more parties to go this weekend: one tonight, and two tomorrow. Weee! Looking forward to a fun time with friends.

Work was pretty quiet this week, though tomorrow will probably make up for that. I have an interview at Main next week. Fingers crossed. They’ve also started work at the new MLK site.

Audiobook-wise, I’m still working on Memories of Light; it’s a very long book. 😉

Party Season October 15, 2017

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Party season has begun. My first Halloween party last night. We did a super hero murder mystery, and it was great fun. It’s been a long time since I’ve been up to the Cleveland Halloween party. Next weekend, I think I have four parties.

Work is going apace. Working my way through totes of new Hardcovers at Sprawl. Main had their FOL Big Book Sale this weekend. Waiting to hear if I get an interview for a few positions.

In Audiobooks, I ran out of time on Ship of Fools, so I listened to Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Now, I’m working on A Memory of Light.

Ground Breaking October 5, 2017

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We had our Ground Breaking ceremony this week, for the new branch. It was a very bright and shiny day. Some good talks, and a very heartfelt speech by one of our volunteens. Then a group of kids, then a group of adults got to turn the dirt. Actual work should be getting started very soon.

A quiet week, otherwise. Birthdays of friends and family, and more Halloween prep. I’ve had a pretty quiet week, with a quiet weekend ahead. Though I may finally take a trip to the IKEA, just to check it out.

Still working on Ship of Fools, I think I’ve got a Pratchett up next.