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U.P. Visit in Photos January 2, 2019

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Christmas is Coming December 15, 2018

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Graduation at CSCC was yesterday. I watched via the live stream, and it was nice to see nearly 1400 students receive their diplomas.  Students have finished their exams and we’re now heading into semester break. One week of work, and then a week off for the holidays.

Heading to a Festivus party this evening with friends. I’ve finally gotten all my Christmas presents taken care of, and my first convention ticket for 2019 taken care of for my own present. Looking forward to seeing my family this holiday season.

Started our new Mage School campaign on Tuesday, and finalizing my character for the holiday marathon. Still working on City of Brass, about 2/3 of the way through. I still have long waitlists on all my other library books.

 

Merry Christmas!!! December 25, 2017

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After a week of baking and preparation, I have had a very nice Christmas weekend. I got lots of cookies in the cookie swap, and this week, I shared them with a group of friends. I cooked up my usual Chex/Crispix mix and shared it with my gaming friends. I exchanged presents with a few good friends, and soaps with a few old friends. I got to visit Alyssa and Noah and then Alyssa and I got to visit Erika and her little one. (Alyssa and I even when to Frank’s for lunch.) I even got to have dinner with Erika, the little one, and Brian. Christmas Eve and Day, I got to spend with my favorite puppy, make a Christmas roast, and eat all sorts of cookies. 😉  On the Eve, I watched Die Hard and Die Harder, Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. (It amuses me that there is only one movie between Return and Last.) 😉

In the library field, I only work two days this week before visiting my brother on Thursday (hopefully), and gaming all weekend. (And Chewy.com’s commercial’s doorbell just set off the Ralphie.) I have four applications out, in various stages of consideration. Full-time job in the new year <fingers crossed>.

As for books, I listened to I am Malala last week. This week, I started Mists of Avalon, and for my long drives, I’ve got Summer Knight keeping me company.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have a safe New Year.

First Snow December 10, 2017

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Had our first snow yesterday and it was cold enough to stick around today. My car’s water pump and heat are now fully fixed. Only took four trips to the shop. 😉 Yay, heat!

Finished Mad Ship, and am nearly done with I am Legend. Up next is probably I am Malala.

Christmas Time is Here Again December 3, 2017

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I have my first “full-sized” Christmas Tree as an adult thanks to friends having an extra one they were giving away. I’ve put up my nativity set that Mom brought back from Haiti, as well. At work, we had Urban Strings’ Quarternotes in to start off the holiday season at the library yesterday, too.

Christmas Tree

My car continues to go through another repair cycle. New waterpump on Thursday. Sprawl is doing well, making some decent progress on the library itself. I continue interviews and applications, we shall see where life leads.

Ran out of time on Mad Ship, so now I’m listening to Artemis, it’s amusing so far.

In Between and Almost Done December 29, 2016

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Hope everyone had a great Christmas weekend. I had a very nice visit with my brother, sis-in-law, nephew, and nieces this weekend. We even played Monopoly (Jr) without any big fusses. It was good to see them all and catch up with their lives and adventures. I spent the rest of the weekend watching my holiday movies: Die Hard 1 & 2 and Star Wars IV, V, & VI. Coming up: A quiet ringing in of the new year with small handful of friends.

On the reading front, finished books 6 and 7 of the Dresden files, and Captain’s Fury. Tried a short story collection, but only got a few stories in before getting annoyed at now knowing who any of the people were, and went back to Butcher for Princep’s Fury.

Work is quieter with the holidays. Not so many people out, hardly any requests for things. But it’s good to get everything caught up and ready for the new year, and long weekends are extra nice for this ex-retail worker.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and New Year. See you in 2017.

It’s Beginning to Look… December 15, 2016

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… a lot like Christmas. The librarian brought in garland to decorate the office today. The snow is sticking quite firmly to the ground. Parties have begun for the holidays. I’m halfway through present shopping/making and am still trying to sort out the family visit. Looking forward to seeing my nieces and nephew, and brother and sis-in-law.

My jobs are hot and cold. The library’s heat is running quite well, though I hear the A/C turned on yesterday when it got warm enough. Sprawl, however, is a bit on the chilly side. I have a space heater for my work area, and the office folk turned on the big blower in the back when they realized I was there yesterday (they didn’t have anybody on their side of the warehouse). I finished the collection I was working on, and Tomorrow I start the new collection that just arrived.

Instead of TV/Netflix at home, I’ve been binging on Dresden Files audio books again. At Sprawl, I’ve gotten through Harm None, and now I’m onto Captain’s Fury. Though, today I did watch the new Ghostbusters and the newest James Bond – Spectre. Hoping to see Rogue One this weekend.

Hope everyone has a great, and safe, holiday season.

Masters of Library and Information Science December 20, 2015

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Late in posting, sorry about that folks. On Friday, I officially graduated with my Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Hurrah!

Finally feeling mostly better from all the illness of the past two weeks. Yay!

Still submitting a few applications every week, but everyone is on holiday now. So, high hopes for news in January.

Had my first three holiday parties this past weekend. So, Merry Christmas to all!

No News is No News December 10, 2015

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Quiet week for me, fighting a cold. No word from my applications, nothing much to apply for. Another round of checking when this is done. Not a bad week, just a quiet one.

Christmas cards/presents have started to arrive – kitchen gear and money for cons. Thank You! So, I’m now officially registered for DeCon, ConCoction, and MarCon in 2016. 🙂  I think some more might be spent on movie tickets – still need to decide when I’m seeing Star Wars.

Merry Christmas!!! December 25, 2014

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Hope everyone is having a great Christmas. I had a really nice afternoon with my brother and his family. The kids were very excited about all their presents, especially the new Wii U, and Minecraft game guides. Pete showed me that Hearthstone is now on Android, and while it taxes my little tablet, I can now play it. I’m spending the evening with Dusty and Ralphie, watching Star Wars IV-VI, and eating no-bakes. MMMmmm tasty!

Had a great Festivus party with friends last weekend, and a nice Yule potluck, as well. Board/card/video games with friends next week for New Year’s Eve, and then Buckeye football the next night, for the Sugar Bowl. A very nice holiday season, work aside.

I did just log in and confirm A and A- in my two classes this semester. 100% on both my digital collections. The term paper is what pulled me down a few points.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!