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Happy All the Things! June 16, 2017

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Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Happy Birthday, Kalyn! Happy Pride Week! And, soon, Happy Father’s Day!

It’s the busiest weekend in June for all of those I love. 🙂 And I hope everyone has a great one.

Work has been crazy, more summer fun, and YMCA visits. All the fun activities happen in the afternoons when I’m at the other job. Which has been going well. I’m only a couple boxes to go on the current pallet. Then back to the Glen Cook collection. 🙂

I’m still working my way through Name of the Wind. Next will either be one about Nikola Tesla, or Eddie Izzard.  Well, both really, but not sure which first. I’ve got another Jordan in line, too.

Late Again June 12, 2017

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I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to remember to post on time lately. Sorry about that.

Last weekend was the kick-off to our Summer Reading Club. The volunteens all did a great job engaging our customers and getting a lot of people signed up. Which they continued throughout the week. We have 26 volunteens this summer, so far. It’s really great to see them getting involved and encouraging their community to read this summer. It was also the first week of summer break, so we had a lot more kids in during the day. Including field trip groups nearly every day. It was a Very Busy week at the library.

Over the weekend, since I’m late posting. We also had our yearly Picnic on the Lawn with my local fleet family. The food was delicious, the games were fun, and everyone had a good time.

I finished Red Skies Over Red Seas, and this week, I’m going to be listening to The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

Summer Games June 1, 2017

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I had a wonderful time at Barfleet Summer Games this past weekend. There was, unfortunately, an inordinate amount of rain. This put a damper on both our usual camping arrangement, and our usual circles around the bonfire. However, this led to us all camping much closer together and getting to know each other a lot better. Our socialization was confined to smaller spaces, and so it made for more of a fleet feel, instead of individual ships/bases. This was also bolstered by the two planned group meals, and the two unplanned group meals held in the Pavilion. It was a great time, with 133  of my fellow fleet campers.

In work news, Summer Reading Club starts this Saturday. As does a lot of the kids’ summer breaks. It’s going to be a fun summer. We have a lot of afternoon activities set up for them, and the prizes for SRC are pretty nice for adults and kids.

I finished The Expanse, and then started into Red Seas Under Red Skies by Lynch. However, my next library book became available, so I put that on pause, and started into The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith, read by James Marsters. It’s my first steampunk novel, but I’m not far enough into it yet to know what I think. Speaking of, I watched the 2011 The Three Musketeers last night, it was awesome. 🙂

Busy, Busy May May 19, 2017

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Forgot to post last week, because I was At MarCon. Thursday was setup and welcome party. Friday I worked all day, and got back in time for dinner, crew meeting, and our first public party. Saturday was a bit more relaxed. I got to play Battletech and have more tasty foods, before crew meeting and the big public party. Sunday was tear down and move out, and our dead dog, where I got to play Zombicide and Jackbox quiz games. And back to work on Monday.

I hope all the Mom’s had a great Mother’s Day on Sunday.

This week starts into Summer Games prep, so I spent four hours typing up dogtags last night. (Thus the post today instead of last night.) I won’t have internet connection next Thursday either, but I’ll TRY to remember to prepare a post ahead of time.

Work is going well. I’m getting a bunch of time to work on my project in the next two weeks for MLK. And then we start Summer Reading Club. Which has gone Digital this year.

Finished Lies of Locke Lamora, and got through Stardust. The audiobook is cool because it even has an interview with Gaiman. Then I listened to The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson. Now, I’m listening to Leviathan Awakes by Corey, because The Expanse is a great show.

Slow News Day May 5, 2017

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I missed last week completely, and yesterday, too. Thanks, Mom, for reminding me. Not a whole lot going on, yet.  This month is when everything happens.

The library’s going well. We’re gearing up for Summer Reading Club. I’ve started cataloging the archival materials. At the warehouse, we’re over 17K books, plus a few thousand magazines.

I’ve finished Good Omens, and I’m most of the way through The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Next up is probably Stardust. We started watching American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale this week, as well.

Spring Break April 20, 2017

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Most of the kids in my area are on Spring Break this week. Library’s been pretty busy, full of kids on computers, mostly. They’ve had science experiments in the afternoon, and lots of reading buddies. I’ve got Saturday left for the week, as well as tomorrow at Sprawl.

Has a good time with friends this weekend, came home with a few new random books. Had a nice Sunday with the Puppy for Easter. Nice Easter service, too. Main topic: Doubters are welcome at the Tomb.

Finished Glory Road by Heinlein, then listened to The Daily Show Presents: Earth, by John Stewart. Now, I’m listening to Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

Easter Week April 13, 2017

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Today is Maundy Thursday, tomorrow’s Good Friday, and Sunday is Easter. My work week isn’t actually affected by this, except for the difference in customers at the library tomorrow. Not sure what it’s going to look like in our neighborhood.

I have a lot of friends traveling internationally this week, a couple in Buenos Aries, a couple in Madrid, my second boss in Germany. I’ll be having a girl’s night on Saturday, but no traveling for me this time. At least I don’t have to work the weekend. 🙂

Finished Knife of Dreams, just three more to go in that series. Then I listened to The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois, which has been on my list since February, but the wait list was very long. Now, I’m listening to another Heinlein, Glory Road.

Game Time April 7, 2017

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Late night post. It’s been a cold and dreary week down here in Ohio. Full of lovely storms, at least, and some nasty ones, too. But it’s COLD today.

Had a nice weekend with friends, played a game or two and chatted a lot. We’re gearing up for May, so this was a nice relaxed event. This coming weekend is a Rifts gaming marathon with my Tuesday group. We’re playing in the New West, with a wide variety of characters. I’m playing a stealthy healer/protector mage/psionicist. (WordPress doesn’t know how to spell that word, but neither do I.)

I’m a little over half way through Knife of Dreams, and will make a lot more progress at work tomorrow. The loan period is about to expire, so hopefully, I’ll get it done. Not sure what’s next, though the reading challenge at work is a book by a comedian. I’ve done all the ones of that genre that I wanted to, so I’ll have to look a bit harder to find another.

Hope everyone is well. Until next week, stay safe and love freely.

Long Week March 31, 2017

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Long week, full of things. Most of them were not my things, but most were crazy and/or draining. I love my friends and family, and I’m happy that I can be there for them. And I appreciate all they do for me. One of the major me things that did happen, was a friend helped me build a new gaming desktop, to put on the desk another friend had given me. So, Yay!

WordPress says this is the second time I’ve used that Post Title… I’m really surprised it hasn’t been more often. Work went alright, mostly quietly.

Finished Dune, and started Knife of Dreams on audio. If I’m not going to finish Reading it, I might as well listen to it. 🙂

Barfleet party this weekend, with More Gaming. So, I’m looking forward to that.

Springing March 23, 2017

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Spring sprang this week, and the weather is slowly catching up. Supposed to be very nice tomorrow. 🙂 Looking forward to warmer weather and flowering things.

Good times with friends over the weekend, even more than expected, but a bit less sleep than I hoped for, as usual. Watched Miss Peregrine’s Home for Unusual Children. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but was still quite good. For cheesy sake, I’m also watching The Librarian trilogy this week. I have also started Dune, but haven’t gotten terribly far, much more time tomorrow to listen.

Looking forward to a busy May, but things are pretty quiet and stable for now. Work is going along nicely. I had the meeting this week to plan for the archival project at MLK. Next step: inventory and discarding or re-homing some non-relevant materials. It’ll be a nice project.

Tonight’s cooking experiment: Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots.