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Autumn Chill in the Air October 23, 2014

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And apparently a partial solar eclipse today, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Homework that is due this week is officially complete. I still have project work to do for the project that is due end of next week, but probably won’t work on that until the weekend. Just one more week of Intro to Digital Preservation to go!

Brain is just about as fried as my body. Work was rough today. 210 boxes in the door, I had to stack them all up to start, and then receive and move 120 of them. So much fun. But I’m learning new things about receiving. That’s good, right? Another day at it tomorrow.

Had a great time last week at the first party of the Halloween season. This weekend is party two, and then three in a row next week! ย Also had a great time seeing Marianne and Daniel in from Scotland, and catching up with a bunch of local college friends to boot! Was very good to see them all, I haven’t even made it over to Denison lately.

Finally made it to gaming two weeks in a row, and I’m really getting invested in my character for the first time in Months! And then she nearly died last night, too. But they saved me. ๐Ÿ™‚ So many good books lately, too. Really enjoying In the Net of Dreams and Where Dreams Collide this week.

Scotland is Coming! October 16, 2014

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Okay, so just two friends who currently live in Scotland, but still. It will be good to see Marianne after all these years, and to finally meet Daniel in person. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to Saturday.

Another manager down after this week. Weeeee, fun! But we’re gearing up for the holidays, it shall be another fantastic ride.

Week 8 of 10 for Digital Preservation. We’re almost done, folks! And then I’ll have just one class for the next month. Spring registration is coming up soon, too. It’s all very exciting. Making about 95% in both my classes this semester, so that’s cool.

Reading a lot lately. Finished the first two books in David Gerrold’s War Against the Chtorr books, looking forward to reading more. Read Bug Wars by Robert Asprin, as well this week. It is short, and succinct… and interesting. I really wanted more details, but felt a kinship with that kind of shortness. Now I’m on to Wm. Mark Simmons, and I realized today that I started reading the second book first, so I’ll have to start over again with In the Net of Dreams tomorrow.

Watched Maleficent and Expendables 3 on Friday night at the dollar theater. Both were entertaining, and that’s really all I ask of movies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cold Camping October 9, 2014

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Was still a lot of fun. There was plenty of hot cider, and only one bee all weekend. The fire was awesome and hot, as we burned most of an ash tree that they had cut down for us (already dead). There were s’mores, and hotdogs, and pie-iron pizzas. We even had birthday cake and giant camp chairs for two. It was a good weekend of relaxing with friends.

Week 7 of the semester. I have the group project ball this week. Get to make a Workflow document, wee fun! Lots of work still to do, but I have tomorrow off to finish up. All is going well, glad I’m in the group I am. Everyone works really hard.

My three-day work weeks start next week. I really have to sort out another job. Anybody want to hire me as their personal librarian? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Reading/math/computer tutor? I think I volunteered to work Black Friday again this year, but she said I could have Saturday off, so there’s that.

I’m about halfway through the second book in the David Gerrold War with the Chtorr series… and then I’ll have to move on to one of the other four books I’m borrowing, because he only lent me two of the four books… who does that? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย Oh, right, someone who wants to introduce me to four different authors I’ve never read… Enjoying it,ย anyway. Will have to get the rest… My “to read” book stack is currently sitting at ten, I think. Wee! December is going to be full of reading under big fluffy blankets.


Hello October October 2, 2014

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October has brought the cold nights, and this weekend, cold days. Which will not be so great for camping, though the rain will be the worse part. Ah well, fun with friends, and campfires.

Classes are still keeping me crazy busy. Next week I’m in charge of the project assignment, so that should be extra fun. All seem to be going pretty well, just have to keep up. Metadata in both classes this week, so at least it coordinates a bit.

Things are stabilizing at work. Unfortunately, this means me going back to appropriate number of hours (25) instead of working 30-40 a week. Change-over actually went really well this week, so that’s good. Still looking for seasonal hires. (And yes, still looking for a library job.)

Soon, it will be Halloween!