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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.

 

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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.

Autumn Chill October 1, 2017

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Autumn has come, and the days are bright and cool. At least at the end of the week, the first couple days were hot enough, that they let the kids out of school early on Monday and Tuesday. Pretty quiet except for that. It’s the calm before the Halloween storm of parties. 😉

Did hang out with friends this weekend, worked on my painting and had a wine and chocolate tasting. Still working on the Robin Hobb. The narrator has a sleepy voice, but it’s an interesting story.

Autumn Colors September 24, 2017

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Fall has finally fallen, though it is, of course, warmer this week than it has been recently. The leaves are turning, the pumpkin spice and apple cider flow. We had our fall party last night, it was nice and relaxed. The week was pretty quiet. Did not get the job, but applied for a couple others. My car hit 200,000 miles this week as well.

I did, finally finish the Robert Jordan. Now I’m trying out a new Robin Hobb: Ship of Fools. The narrator has a quiet, soft voice, and I haven’t quite figured out what’s going on, yet. Currently watching the newest Alien movie.

Hope everyone had a good week, and more to come.

Kingdom Hearts September 16, 2017

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It has been a fairly quiet week. The library is getting back to school year rhythm. Though there were a lot more kids yesterday during the day than expected, and a whole ton after school let out. One of our biggest Friday after-school snack days. The boss is back at Sprawl, for a bit, and I’m chugging away at the Glen Cook paperbacks.

I did have an interview this week, which I’ll hear back from soon. Super excited about the opportunity. Even got a haircut.

New, short haircut.

Was happy to get back to gaming this week, and get my curiosity back. Also, playing a lot of Kingdom Hearts this week because I got the Remix for my birthday. It’s still fun after all these years. On the reading front, I’m slowly working my way through Towers of Midnight, for another week. It’s a LONG one.