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Women’s History Month March 8, 2019

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Or Herstory month, as my morning brunch was calling it. Lead by an amazing woman here at CSCC, who is leading the charge for equal pay and better maternity/paternity leave policies. Dr Crystal Clark is a wonderful speaker, and left us with this message: It is better to speak, and be a powerful and dangerous woman, than to be silent and forgotten. When we stand up for ourselves, we stand up for everyone. Happy International Women’s Day, indeed.

In other work news, I am tabulating my use and usability tests to create action items for a meeting next week. I am also preparing a presentation with a co-worker for our In Service Day next month. We are heading into Spring Break this weekend (for students anyway).

In life… ConCoction was a fun weekend with friends. Going to see Captain Marvel tonight. I’ve spent my week obsessing over the Critical Role Kickstarter which made its goal in 40 minutes, and has had to scramble to create new stretch goals when we blasted past all their original ones in less than 9 hours. We are well on our way (6 episodes so far) to an animated series.

In book news, I finished Girl of Paper and Fire, and started listening to Stephen Fry talking about Victorian Secrets. Next up is Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I have finally finished Campaign one of Critical Role. Next is catching up on Relics and Rarities. I’ve read a few more Captain Marvel comics, as well as the Vox Machina Origins series. A new issue of DIE is out, and I should read Locke and Key v. 3 soon, too.

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ConCoction March 1, 2019

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Heading to a convention soon. Looking forward to a weekend of relaxing with friends. May do some writing, I have a story that is poking my brain a bit today. Otherwise, planning to hang out, maybe play some games.

Had my final usability test this week, and it was a really good one. Excited to move forward with gathering all the data together and making a plan with the team. We have Spring Break coming up in a couple weeks, but it doesn’t change my calendar.

Still working my way through Girl of Paper and Fire in audiobooks. I’ve read a bunch of Ms. Marvel comics in preparation for the movie, as well as Umbrella Academy in prep for the Netflix show. This week’s art lesson was the full body, but I won’t be showing that here, it was challenging.

Pirates at DeCon January 16, 2019

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The semester has started and the students and winter have returned in full force. Icy mornings, and full computer banks fill my days.

This coming weekend is also DeCon, in a new hotel. And we will be full of Pirates. We have a pirate family coming, and our very own pirate artist as Guest of Honor, along with our usual shenanigans.

On a creative note, I have restarted my gaming blog, and added my NaNo project, planning to put a lot of my new writing online. This time as a separate account at WordPress: Ravonlocke.

Watching: I am up to Episode 75 of Critical Role, campaign one. Listening: I finished Mask of Shadows and started Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Reading: I have moved on to Locke and Key v. 2, and read DIE Issue 1, a D&D + Jumanji mashup. Looking forward to A Darkened Wish. I did read the first volume of Saga over the holidays, and bought a bunch of comics on sale. And finally figured out that Chronicles of Atlantis is an Aquaman comic. (This is how little I knew before The Wednesday Club.) There is just So Much.

Almost the Weekend June 26, 2015

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So looking forward to the weekend. I’ve not been sleeping well this week, much sleep will be had come Saturday. 🙂

I am officially registered for my fall Internship Culminating Experience. So, that’s happy and awesome. Classes have calmed down, so that’s good. Just need to finish up a few references and turn in the Case Study, and this week will be done.

New manager is working to get us streamlined and in shape. So far it’s going alright. I got two memberships this week, so far, so that’s major good for me. We’re making Vinyl an even bigger thing, come July, so that should be interesting. Also a TON of pop culture events in July: Dr Who, Minions, Marvel and DC, even a Manga day… and stuff for smaller kids, too like Magic Tree House. Okay, so Minions is a kid event, but I know lots of adults (self included) who love them. So, looks to be a fun month coming up.

I’m definitely taking a break, come August. 😉