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Hocking Hills Weekend October 7, 2018

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We had a great weekend at a cabin in the Hocking Hills. Playing board games and D&D. Last weekend I went to the RenFaire again, and watched three jousts, three mud shows, a couple pirate shows and bits and pieces of other shows.

At work I’ve gotten my survey results and made lots of pretty pie charts. Now, I’m working on getting the Usability Study organized and running.

In the audio world, I’ve caught up on Season two of Critical Role and I’ve started Season one. It was really fun to watch their live show at NY ComicCon and I’ve been watching a lot of random related videos on Geek and Sundry, as well. Since the last post, I’ve finished Dread Nation and also listened to Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. On the writing side, I’ve pickup up an old gifted journal to get my creative brain rolling again.

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More Ohio Renaissance Festival September 20, 2018

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It was pirate weekend…

And we went to the Hawking Show…

At work, we had a Service Day

Listened to Dear Martin by Nic Stone and now Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. Next up Kitchen Confidential.

Semester Break August 13, 2018

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Semester Break starts today at Columbus State. I’ve had a busy couple weeks playing with the Archive sites. And going to a ContentDM User Group meeting where I learned a lot of cool new things. Including how to make a Timeline.

This past weekend, I went Pokemoning again for an Evee Community Day with friends.

Then we had dinner on swings at a cantina.

In books, I am now on Mira’s Last Dance, having finished Penric’s Demon and Penric’s Mission.

See you later this week for more summer birthday wishes!

Mid July Already? July 16, 2018

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July is a busy month for my family. Last Sunday was Dad’s Birthday. Mine is coming soon. (And a wedding after that.) This weekend was a mini Denison Reunion. And yesterday I went to my fleet chapter’s annual meeting. Busy busy busy. Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with this.

Work is awesome. I will be launching my usability study soon. Today, I started scans for a small archival test collection. Also today, I will be teaching my first batch of Freshmen about the library and how to verify a website.

Pictures from Denison visit:

Bookwise, I am up to Cold Days by Butcher. And listened to Ready Player One. I’ve picked up a few random things for later in the year from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, so expect less Dresden in the coming months. 😉

Families Belong Together July 1, 2018

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I went to my first protest this weekend, to protest to the cruel separation of parents and children and their subsequent treatment in Texas. I went to protest the way ICE has been empowered to treat anyone who they even suspect of not being a citizen. I went because this is a country created by immigration, and we are supposed to be a country of freedom. These are a few of the signs:

Sign: Voldemort called... He said to take it down a notch!

Protest signs: Vote in November, Stop the Hate, No cCages No walls No border wall

Free the Children sign

Changes Keep on Coming June 17, 2018

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Happy Father’s Day!!!

I hope all the Dads, Grandpas, and Father figures out there have a great day and get all the love they deserve.

It’s time to get serious about my weight. I have joined a weight loss program called Real Appeal. It focuses on Nutrition, Exercise, and Motivation. Here is what they send us when we attend our first group webchat:

Weight loss kit with food scale, bathroom scale, and resistance band.

I’m also working on better sleep, so I went with a friend’s recommendation and got a Casper bed. It’s Heavy, so I haven’t got it set up, yet. Hoping to tonight.

Bed in two boxes

Celebrated Columbus Pride this weekend with my friends and chosen family at parties both Friday and Saturday night. Unfortunately, sleep kept me from the parade.

I have stalled on Mirror, Mirror because I realized my car plays data discs, so now I’m listening to White Knight.

New Car June 4, 2018

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Finished a very busy May with a camping trip with over 160 friends. We had good food, great fun, and rocking music. We only had rain one night, but oh what a night. And about 100 of us took over a small town theater to see Solo.

The rest of my week was consumed with getting a new car and selling the old one.

Blue Prius C Four

I have also started on a weight loss program through my health insurance: Real Appeal. We will see how that goes.

In books, I finished Proven Guilty. Now I listening to Magical Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris.

May Days May 20, 2018

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May is always a busy month, and this month is no different. First weekend I went up to visit my Parents, Nieces, Brother, and his Fiancée and her kids. Second weekend was MarCon. This weekend was a Pokemon Community Day, Deadpool 2, and lots of cleaning to get ready for next weekend. Next weekend is Barfleet’s annual camping trip. For which, I’ve been busy punching 160+ personalized dogtags, with a very old and cranky machine.

Work is going great. I’m loving all the things I get to do, and my lovely coworkers. I had a great time at Innovate 2018 at OSU, and an ALAO conference called Actively Inclusive. Currently creating a Use and Usability study for our Research Guides.

On the reading front, I finished Dead Beat and listened to The Magician. New Butcher book coming next month, and a buy two for one credit sale on Audible right now. Haven’t looked at it yet, but my credit just came through.

Also, there’s a new baby kitty outside.

Week 1 @ CSCC April 8, 2018

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I had a great first week, though I’d appreciate my brain calming down so I can sleep this coming week. 😉  I was so tired by the end of the week that I fell asleep as soon as I sat down on the couch Friday evening. As a result, I didn’t end up doing half the things I planned this weekend. Ah well, it was still a great first week, and all my coworkers are super friendly and helpful.

I got my own desk: My Desk at work

I had a full day of orientation with benefits explanations, policies, and department presentations. I observed 8 instructional sessions. One of which was for 3d printing software: Tinkercad. (Photo of my created object coming next week.) I toured the building a few times, and wandered around campus during a couple lunches. I got my logins, listservs, and swipe access set up. I read a lot of documentation, and I even helped out at the Reference Desk.

Favorite point of the week: one of my coworkers came over and asked me if I could write a program/script to dedup the student list she had been sent. And I was able to write it in about ten minutes. Hurray for random Python class I took for free from UofM a few summers ago.

Other highlights: Pitabilities is the best food truck, though it’s only there on Fridays. Sometimes they bribe faculty to come to presentations with chocolate. I am already signed up for a handful of conferences and webinars. Some I wanted to go to before I started working here, and a few were suggested by coworkers.  There’s an adorable cleaning set in the breakroom, because we are responsible for its cleanliness:

Clean your dishes

In reading news, I did finish American Gods. I have not, however, decided what’s next, or how I’m even going to find the time. Though I think maybe books instead of Netflix might be a good option, so I don’t just couch potato when I’m not at work.

Watch This Space March 25, 2018

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Hi folks. Big announcement tomorrow, but the ducks must be in their row first.

A quiet week. We had a tea party at work on Monday. Our Teen Guru is moving up to a new position at another building. All the tasty treats and finger foods.

Speaking of tasty… I tried out a couple P.F. Changs’ meals in a frozen bag this week, and they were quite good. Not as good as in the restaurant, of course, because frozen, but good enough for my cooking. I had Chang’s Chicken and Mongolian Beef with sting beans (I also added snow peas, cuz mmm greens).

Mongolian Beef with beans and peas

I hope everyone had a nice Palm Sunday, and will have a nice Holy Week. I streamed the service from my favorite local church. And got a Good Friday service… they’re doing a series and for whatever reason, it timed out that way.

In audio books, I finished Black Prism, and listened to The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Now, I’m listening to American Gods, because the show was good. I also pre-ordered Brief Cases by Jim Butcher, which is coming out in June, and bought the audio for A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss. The latter is only a few minutes long, so I’ll be listening to it later today.