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Projects June 29, 2019

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Spent my morning helping a dear friend move to a new house. Then finally finished fixing my dryer. Yesterday, I laid out my rows for my skirt project, and tonight, I’ll be setting up my new sewing machine to put it all together. First, though, all the laundry ever.

I still have a lot of projects in the works: framing art prints, painting minis and a dice tower, and writing/blogging projects, and drawing projects. All of which is making me wish I had a proper space to do them.

Case in point, laying out skirt rows on an afghan and yoga mat on my living room floor:

Yes, the skirt will be a ridiculous riot of colors and patterns.

Work is going well. I worked a lot on my paper this week, and some file organization. And I led a class through career search/exploration websites. I’m giving another class a library tour this coming week. I’ve got one conference this month and one next month. A busy, busy summer.

Looking forward to my eye appointment and getting a proper prescription soon. And August, forever looking forward to August. So excited for all the travel and things!

In books, I finished Creativity, Inc. and Vinas Solamnus, and listened to Audible Original – You Do You: Proud to be Fabulous, and now I’m on to Ender’s Game Alive, a radio play version of the book. It’s really well done. In media, I finally got to see Into the Spiderverse thanks to Netflix. I really liked it, but the warnings are very true, lots of flashy ‘lights,’ so beware. I’ve also been playing Wizard’s Unite, the new Harry Potter AR game, and it’s fun, though time consuming if you let it be.

Edit: Set up a bigger table:

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Happy All the Things! June 16, 2019

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Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and all the fatherly figures!

Happy Anniversary to my Parents!

Happy Birthday to Kalyn!

Happy Pride weekend to Columbus!

It’s been busy weekend here, but all full of love.

I was one of 13,000 marchers for equality yesterday in the Columbus Pride Parade, and one of half a million attendees to it and the Pride Festival downtown. It was a wonderful thing to be a part of, and so nice to see an old college classmate as our Grand Marshall!

I also dropped by Origins Game Fair for a break from all the walking and to say hi to some friends. Some day I’ll get a badge and actually attend.

At work, summer is moving along, and we’ll have all new printers soon. Finishing up some projects and digging into new ones. Summer is quiet on our campus, with a lot of looking towards the influx of new students in the autumn.

At home, my crafting table is piling up, but my first project this coming week will be replacing the too temperature bits on my dryer. Parts ordered and waiting.

I’m still working my way through Creativity, Inc. and really enjoying the discussion about managing creative enterprises. Need to get back and finish Vinas Solamnus, and then the second Dragonlance narrated by Liam O’Brien. I’ve got a few Audible Originals, too.

Already June??? June 9, 2019

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Sorry family and loyal readers. I really thought I had posted more recently.

Camping was great. Not too much rain, just enough to keep us cool. The food was delicious, the evening music delightful, and the stars were Beautiful!

Last weekend I did some clothing shopping for my UK Trip. I got some convertible pants, a floppy hat, and some hiking shoes. (Second pair of pants with the rebates from the purchase this weekend).

I also stopped by Jo-Ann for cloth to make into a patchwork twirl skirt. This week I got a few more things for that project, including a small sewing machine. I found some instructions and started cutting squares, as well.

Also had a great time with friends this weekend at a birthday party. Many boardgames were played, but some of us gathered around the TV to watch Secrets of the Zoo about the Columbus Zoo. So many cute animals!

Work is going well. Lots of projects in the works for summer. Several completed this week, including writing my first grant proposal.

In books, I finished listening to Kill the Farmboy (very odd, but entertaining) and started Creativity, Inc. from the library.

Ding, Tags are Done! May 19, 2019

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Busy May is Busy.

Had a great time at MarCon last weekend. Partied with friends, went to some filk, and got to meet David Gerrold. Bought one of his new books and got his signature, too.

This weekend was some more time with friends and the pets… and a Lot of quality time with a Graphotype:

Typing up 172 dogtags for the camping event this coming weekend.

Spring break at work, trying to pull together all my projects and get forward momentum into the summer semester.

All love and prayers to Dad for healing and less pain.

Also, don’t forget Sunscreen, water, and shade this summer, too many friends already ending up badly burned and/or in the hospital.

Spring Cleaning April 28, 2019

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Finally went through all the papers that have been piling up in my office for a couple years and did a few loads of shredding while I was at it. A clean office and living room have been accomplished this weekend. As well as watching Endgame, and having a nice long walk and some good exercise.

At work, we are heading into finals, so there’s a therapy dog visiting this week and next. I have a conference down town for half the week on Best Practices for digital preservation/repositories. Really looking forward to that. I am also working on putting together a webpage to hold the English 1100’s Open Textbook project. (And arguing with onClick tooltips that they requested.)

Heading into a busy May. Mother’s Day, MarCon, and Barfleet Summer Games. And I have the puppy and kitty for four days. Yay puppy and kitty, boo long drive in to work. 😉

In audiobooks, I have taken a break from Wishes and Wellingtons (Julie Berry), and am attempting First Grave on the Right (Darynda Jones), but I am not sure I’ll make it through. I also have Provenance (Leckie) waiting in the wings, as well as Dragonlance’s Vinas Solamnus (J. Robert King) because Liam O’Brien narrates it. In comics, I finished this run of DIE and got halfway through Alias v. 3. I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the comics on my list, so not sure what will be next. Endgame was spectacular, though.

Happy Easter! April 21, 2019

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I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend. I had a nice time with friends on Friday. Now, I am spending time relaxing at home, cooking tasty dinner.

My work week went well. My presentation on Thursday was smooth, and decently attended for the small room we had. The rest of In Service was informative and even fun. I ended the day with an escape room type game that we succeeded at with three minutes to spare. On Friday, we started making more archival plans and I poked through some more photos and even found some pre-VCR tapes.

In reading, I got a bit further in the Alias comic series. In listening, I’ve been waiting on the library, so have gone through couple Audible exclusives. One on Marie Curie, and another strange genie fantasy that I’m not quite done with.

Any rate, hope everyone is well and enjoying Spring, if it has found you yet.

Spring Days April 13, 2019

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I don’t know what to say this week. I attended the celebration of life of one of my oldest best friend’s father this week. He was much loved by all who knew him, but his body had grown too weary. He passed, as we all might wish, surrounded by family and friends. And on Thursday we gathered to remember him and tell stories of what he meant to us. It is a reminder to live every day to its fullest, and to live with love and joy.

Spending this evening doing just that, at a toga party with friends, testing out non-alcoholic drinks for our convention next month. (MarCon)

April Showers April 6, 2019

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This first week of April has slipped past. Happy Birthday to Mom, albeit belated by the time of this post. Hope you had a lovely week!

It’s been dreary and rainy down here, but getting warmer bit by bit. Might actually be spring soon.

My excitement about the newly hired Systems Librarian has borne out. She is friendly and motivated and we already have Big Plans for the archives.

I am finished with my big study and the fruits are beginning to ripen. I just need a bit more feedback from my team, and permission from Legal, then I can do all the things! This also will include writing a proper professional research paper to be published somewhere, giving a presentation with a partner at In Service, and giving a solo presentation at a statewide conference this summer.

In fun things, I have done more drawings with PubDraw and Babs Tarr:

And the Kickstarter reached the final goal! A full season of animated CR will be released late next year!

In reading/listening, I finally finished The Night Circus. I also finished Friday Black and The Prisoner of Limnos. The first issue of Dungeons and Dragons: A Darkened Wish comic was good, eager for more. And I finished the Captain Marvel volume I was reading for movie background. Next up, finishing the final issue of DIE, another gaming-based comic, and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

Critical What? March 20, 2019

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For my parents, brother, aunt, and anyone else who might be curious about what I am talking about when I mention Critical Role. This article about Critical Role and the church is Really, Really good.

https://christandpopculture.com/critical-role-the-role-of-stories-and-the-church/

Winter, Spring and Leprechauns March 18, 2019

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Crazy weather week had me running around coatless one day and freezing the next. Sorry for the late post.

Spring Break at work went quietly and well. I got to have a meeting about my big project and get some plans in place. We will have an awareness campaign over the next few months and hopefully be able to provide better resources in a more accessible way to all our students.

In health news, my weight is mostly maintaining a slight downward trajectory. I have started seeing a therapist to work on anxiety and self care to keep my journey going in a healthy direction. I have also started writing a new short story and my drawing is improving, too.

Nervous Goblin: Nott the Brave from Critical Role

Nervous Goblin: Nott the Brave from Critical Role

I finished listening to Every Heart a Door by Seanan McGuire and now am on to Friday Black, written by Nana Qwame Adjei-Brenyah, the older brother of a good friend. I am also very excited for a new comic coming out this week: A Darkened Wish, written by B. Dave Walters and drawn by Tess Fowler. And also, the Critical Role Kickstarter just surpassed another stretch goal, now reaching over 10 times the original requested amount!