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Hello October October 2, 2014

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October has brought the cold nights, and this weekend, cold days. Which will not be so great for camping, though the rain will be the worse part. Ah well, fun with friends, and campfires.

Classes are still keeping me crazy busy. Next week I’m in charge of the project assignment, so that should be extra fun. All seem to be going pretty well, just have to keep up. Metadata in both classes this week, so at least it coordinates a bit.

Things are stabilizing at work. Unfortunately, this means me going back to appropriate number of hours (25) instead of working 30-40 a week. Change-over actually went really well this week, so that’s good. Still looking for seasonal hires. (And yes, still looking for a library job.)

Soon, it will be Halloween!

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Busy, Awesome Life September 19, 2013

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Schedule set for events for the next three months. It’s going to be a fun, busy ride. And I get to pet-sit three weekends, go camping, go to Cleveland three times, Detroit once, and have a great time here in Columbus. I might even make it to the Ren Faire for closing weekend. 🙂 So much to do, so much fun to have. And so much schoolwork to fit in.

The group project is steaming along. I did a major edit to one of the pages today. And we’re getting closer to having a cover page for web 2.0 done. If I get done with all the writing I need to do today, I’ll put up some more of the graphics that were donated to the project. My first paper is the biggest bit of homework left for the week: a “paper that discusses the information agency’s role in a future where technology will drive knowledge and information.”  I admit, I had to Google ‘information agency’ to figure out he was talking about libraries, museums, archives and galleries. But that should be a fun paper to write as the focus of both my classes has mostly been on that topic. My interest is starting to wander towards information systems a bit more than preservation – I mean, I like preservation of Things, but access seems like a more intriguing problem to work on. We’ll see how things go.

I did not get the library job that I interviewed for a couple weeks ago. But right now I’m so busy, I’ve only managed to apply to one other library job, and that because it came across the list-serv for school. But there’s a Career Fair thing at the Columbus campus October 3rd that I’ve registered to go to. So, maybe that will help. Scholarships have finally opened up for application. Those are due mid-October, so another thing for me to get in gear and work on.  Work at the store continues apace, headlong for the holidays. Weeee!

Week Three and Pet Sitting September 12, 2013

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Over halfway through one class, and into the first week of group collaboration in the other. Week three is a bit more challenging, but I’m learning all about APA and plagiarism (including how to spell it). The group project gives us instructions in three different formats, two of which directly contradict each other, and the third of which is very vague. An email has been sent to the professor for clarification. But we are getting organized, ever so slowly.

This past weekend was a Fleet party, we had a nice relaxed time, looking at old pictures, playing cards and just generally hanging out away from the oppressive end of summer heat. A group of those folks are now out at Cape Cod for Nauticon, so I get to pet sit the pup and kitty again (and have AC to boot) this weekend.

Slowly planning out my autumn events, lots of fleet events coming up: parties, cons, camping. Waiting to see how it’s all going to work out with my work and school schedules. I’m probably not making to any of the conventions, but I am definitely going camping. Halloween on a Thursday is going to prove tricky.