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Happy Easter! April 1, 2018

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I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. My exciting weekend included lots of clothes shopping, skating, and a flat tire due to pothole. Friends came and rescued me from the flat tire, so I didn’t have to wait on a tow truck, then invited me for Easter Dinner with their extended family. I got about a 30% discount from my road hazard warranty (it’s been three years). And I even bought some pants across the parking lot while I was waiting.

I am very much looking forward to my first day at CSCC tomorrow. Orientation and all that, including lunch with HR, fellow new hires, and our supervisors. I had a great time working at Whitehall and MLK branches of CML, but on to new adventures.

I’m still listening to American Gods, though I think I have to borrow it from Hoopla again so I can finish. Not sure where I’m going to fit in listening/reading time with the new job, so book updates may slow down for awhile.

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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.

Spring Break April 20, 2017

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Most of the kids in my area are on Spring Break this week. Library’s been pretty busy, full of kids on computers, mostly. They’ve had science experiments in the afternoon, and lots of reading buddies. I’ve got Saturday left for the week, as well as tomorrow at Sprawl.

Has a good time with friends this weekend, came home with a few new random books. Had a nice Sunday with the Puppy for Easter. Nice Easter service, too. Main topic: Doubters are welcome at the Tomb.

Finished Glory Road by Heinlein, then listened to The Daily Show Presents: Earth, by John Stewart. Now, I’m listening to Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

Easter Week April 13, 2017

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Today is Maundy Thursday, tomorrow’s Good Friday, and Sunday is Easter. My work week isn’t actually affected by this, except for the difference in customers at the library tomorrow. Not sure what it’s going to look like in our neighborhood.

I have a lot of friends traveling internationally this week, a couple in Buenos Aries, a couple in Madrid, my second boss in Germany. I’ll be having a girl’s night on Saturday, but no traveling for me this time. At least I don’t have to work the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

Finished Knife of Dreams, just three more to go in that series. Then I listened to The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois, which has been on my list since February, but the wait list was very long. Now, I’m listening to another Heinlein, Glory Road.

And the Yo-Yo Continues April 17, 2014

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80s over lastย weekend, and snow on Tuesday. What fun! We’re back into the 60s today, and beautiful weather. Ohio is definitely exciting… or something like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Watched a couple new (to me) movies over the weekend. Watched The Philadelphia Story and Kinky Boots with friends, both very good and very entertaining. Then went to see Captain America Winter Soldier by myself. Also a very good movie. Though debate rages over whether I should watch SHIELD episodes.

Started my database driven website workshop this week. Learning new things about Access and SQL. All is good. ๐Ÿ™‚ only just over two weeks left in the semester. Excited for the summer. They say the bill will be arriving next week. Once again, gratitude to my parents for their assistance in this new chapter in my life.

On the gaming front, I lost my character on Tuesday. Time to test out a new combination in the new system next week. And I’m considering returning to World of Warcraft – as a more social alternative to the hours I spend watching Netflix. We shall see.

Hope everyone is having a good week, and has a Happy Easter on Sunday!

Good Weekend, Time to Sleep April 4, 2013

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Had a great weekend with my friends at MARCon this past weekend. We hosted our usual excellent party, with red and blue of tastiness. The music was great and the dancefloor stayed full all night. Thanks to all who made the party possible and kept it running smoothly.

Easter, I spent exhausted, and bored. I worked my first Sunday in over three years, and the place was dead, due to the rest of the mall being closed. But we carried on, and when I got home, it wasn’t too late to call my parents and wish them a Happy Easter, and Mom a Happy Birthday. And, thanks to some friends, I had a brand new (to me) bed to sleep in that night, too.

I am doing a bit more work on that “take care of me” thing, and bought a bunch of veggies this week. Even made and ate the Kale with Peanut Sauce (almond, really). And I have stuff for stir fry and stew. Making veggies and rice as I type, today.

This weekend will be for relaxing. As fleet heads to Kentucky for ConGlomeration, I am staying behind to puppy-sit. Such a cute, cuddly puppy, who could resist? Hoping to also get some writing done, but may just cuddle and sleep.

Parties, Spring Snows and Easter March 28, 2013

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Went up to Monroe this past weekend to launch the sixth chapter of Fleet. It was a great party, even if the weather decided to be quite cold. Had a good time hanging out with old friends and making new ones. The pub we all went to dinner at was excellent and kept the food and drinks flowing. Though, next time, I think we might want to reserve the upstairs dining room.

Also got to drop by and see Eeks in Ypsi. She fed me lots of tea and tasty healthy food. We had roasted broccoli, peanut sauce covered kale, turmeric milk, and pizza with cauliflower and sweet potato toppings, among other things. As always, a great culinary adventure. She also let me watch Les Miserables while she finished her work for Monday. It was good, but it was not what I expected, so I need to see it again with revised expectations.

This weekend is MARcon downtown, so we’re throwing a fleet party tomorrow night. It will be a great time, and next year, we get to get off Easter weekend, as the con goes back to Mother’s Day weekend. Then, of course, is Easter Sunday. I was considering spending time with family, but then my boss asked/begged me to take a shift, so I’ll be working the evening at the store.

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend! And Mom, Happy early Birthday!

Conventions April 12, 2012

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MarCon was a good time. Not the crazy huge, multi-room party we usually throw, but still, we had a good time. I did have to go straight to work after, but I bribed my way home halfway through my shift by getting a nook Simple Touch with my gift card. Then slept for 8 hours. Easter did not go as planned, what with more sleep being necessary, but we had a decent day of it anyway.

ConGlomeration this weekend in Louisville. That should be even more fun. The whole weekend with friends in a whole new venue.

A sad day today, as we remember and miss our friend.

Easter April 5, 2012

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Well, it’ll be Easter in a couple days anyway… so, Happy Easter!

Got confirmation that Mongoose Publishing does want me to work for them, freelance proofreading. So, that’ll be pretty awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ I should get my first assignment in the next few weeks. Need to read some of their stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have discovered that coconut milk does not set up in regular pudding mixes, ah well. Still works as a banana dipping sauce. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Going to MarCon for a quick BBC party Friday night. Should be fun, even if I do have to work both Friday and Saturday. Going to another convention next weekend, sans work. That should be more fun.

Getting together with friends on Sunday. All in all, good times ahead.

No New is Good News… April 8, 2010

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Or so the credit report emails always say…

Nothing much in the last week. Had a nice Easter, but nothing exciting. A good weekend with friends as always. Apparently the FTC filed and won a class action lawsuit against the Ab Force belt. They sent Rich a settlement check for, we assume the price he paid for the belt ages and ages ago. I’m fairly impressed they knew where to find him. Ah the age of technology, find anyone, anywhere, any time. Weather’s getting to the high 70s/low 80s now. Spring thunder storms are rolling in. Mmmmm delicious.

Life is good.