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Happy Birthday Weekend July 28, 2016

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I had a very nice day at Cedar Point. It was super hot and humid, though, so we didn’t do a lot of line-standing. We rode three carosels (Cedar Downs twice); four coasters: Gemini, Millenium Force, Iron Dragon, and Magnum; one swing-ride, and the Sky Ride. Had a nice company picnic lunch, and a fun Johnny Rocket dinner, with our awesome waiter Soon, and some tasty treats throughout the day, and Lots of Water and Iced Tea. We visited every air-conditioned shop in the place, and went to the arcade twice, for some pinball, and a few other random games.

Sunday was a much quieter day. Visiting with friends and dinner out. MMmmm fresh-baked Naan. Monday night I had a nice home-cooked birthday dinner and shared in the weekend family birthday cake. Thank you Mom and Dad for the birthday dinner money, Gale and Larry for the Hobbit Trilogy, and Kit for Titan AE and Maestro. 🙂 And thank you to all my friends who shared happy greetings, time, and food with me. It was a very nice birthday weekend.

This week, I’ve listened to Have Spacesuit, Will Travel and Starship Troopers by Heinlein. And I’ve just downloaded two more Kathy Reichs to give her another shot. I still need to see Star Trek Beyond – maybe this weekend. I’ve not got much planned otherwise. Next week, I get to sit a Ralphie while people celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Birthday. Yay puppy! And Air Conditioning.

I’m looking at apartments, thinking about moving end of September. I’m tired of this place. And it’s only a little bit more there. We shall see.

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Week of Work July 21, 2016

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I’m nearly done with my Week of Work. 7 days in a row at CML – because I had my first Sunday shift and a Wednesday Training all in the same week. Weee! The training was more Welcome to CML stuff, which was pretty interesting, actually. History and statistics of CML, how we got to be one of the only urban Carnegie libraries, How we are one of the Best libraries in the US, how many people we serve, why and how we serve them. It was a good day. Today, I also finished cataloging the Robert and Juanita Coulson collection for Sprawl. Next week, I start Glen Cook’s collection. Super excited for that – there are a lot more modern books with proper ISBNs in that set (and also a good number of old things, too).

Working on a new plan to take care of myself – less sugary treats, less eating out, more exercise. Bribing myself with tiny amounts of money every day I manage these goals – to be spent on a Zag day. I’ve got lots of fruits and veggies in the fridge. Been having lots of salads and fresh meals. Summer is good for that, when I don’t want hot food so much anyway. Pasta Salad has been happening, too, with plenty of veggies.

On the book front, I finished Insurgent, and Mockingjay. Needing a break from dystopian futures, I switched over and listened to the first Kathy Reichs novel, Deja Dead. Totally not what I expected, after watching so much Bones. I also watched Maze Runner over the weekend, which was interesting, but very … I’m not sure – short? simple? It is a teen book, but I just felt like there should be more to it. I’ve got my July Audible credit now, so I’ve should decide what’s next.

Birthday weekend coming up. Cedar Point, tasty food, and hopefully Star Trek Beyond to celebrate. 🙂

Surprise Party! July 14, 2016

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So, I went to a surprise birthday party this weekend, and the birthday girl wasn’t the only one surprised. ::laughs:: Was visiting another friend, who took me along. I had a really good time, talking about traveling, gaming, and life in general. Ant Man was a fun, silly movie, as expected. And tasty food was had all weekend.

Strawberry Pancakes

Still struggling to find a good work/life balance – or really, work balance – I’m still tired all the time. Though, that might just be the heat. Whitehall library is going well, and it’s really good that Sprawl is so flexible, so it’s working out alright. Just still working out the kinks. This weekend is my first Sunday shift, and next week I have a training day on Wednesday, so I’ve got a long run of shifts in a row. But, yay for extra hours. 🙂

Still looking for a new place to live. Given money constraints, it is tricky, which is why I ended up here in the first place. Things have calmed down a bit around here, so that’s good at least. <knock on wood>

Still waiting on a couple on-hold titles, but I’ve made my way through Catching Fire, and I’ve started into Insurgent in the audiobook realm. I also read the first Y The Last Man graphic novel while I was up north this weekend.

 

July! July 7, 2016

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Spent the weekend sitting for a friend’s pets. Watched some fireworks from the back porch. Didn’t quite make it to a community picnic – I couldn’t find it, the park was quite huge, and I didn’t get the right name for the location. Ah well, had a nice grill out with friends in the evening instead, and watched the original ID4. Work is super busy this week due to the holiday, and a co-worker on vacation.

Gonna meet a baby kitty tonight. And spend the weekend with friends. I’ve borrowed Ant Man from the library because of the recent Marvel Civil War movie. I finished Brimstone Angels, listened to Hunger Games, Divergent, and Starman Jones since my last update. I’ll have to see if anything’s become available on my Holds list, otherwise, I’m not sure what’s up next.

And tomorrow – Happy Birthday, Dad!

 

Happy Independence Day! July 4, 2016

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With the hope that it won’t take an alien invasion to bring the world together some day soon…
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/oj16vfbsM9A?rel=0