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Waiting and Waiting January 26, 2017

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Now waiting on the results of two interviews. A weekend of work ahead, and then all the busy next month. Fortunately, some of that busy is puppy-watching again. Yay, puppy-time. 😉

Work is going along smoothly. Quiet day at the library today. Another flat of books arrived at the warehouse. Two more layers of boxes from the previous flat to go. Lots of old paperbacks.

Finished Star Beast, and am now working on First Lord’s Fury at work. Onto Changes at home. I’ve got an anthology downloaded, too, Rogues edited by R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

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January in Ohio January 19, 2017

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Temps have been all over the board this week. Just another January in Ohio. Had a great time with my friends at DeCon this past weekend. Played some games, had some tasty food, even danced a tiny bit. Short post today because I’m also hanging out with friends tonight, and tomorrow, and the next day. Busy, happy life.

Finished Small Favors, and I’m now on Turn Coat in the Dresden binge. At work, I finished Callahan Chronicles, and now I’m listening to Star Beast by Heinlein. Still waiting on quite a few books on the hold list.

So much to do, and so little time. 🙂

December Snow December 8, 2016

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Snow today, freezing temps all day. It must finally be winter, though not officially. They test ran the salt trucks today on the highway. While also blocking off the highway a bit for a Trump visit. Busy day.

Had an interview last week, and received a no, thank you, letter today. Keeping an eye out for more. Full time soon would be really helpful. Otherwise, finishing up one collection at Sprawl, and I have a couple more on line. CML is gearing up for the holidays. Main has a holiday party and a couple concerts on the docket.

Finished up Cursor’s Fury, and had some Heinlein short stories, and now I’m into Harm None. Captain’s Fury is up next.

Pulling out my crockpot lately. Had Beef Stew last weekend. Pot roast toady. Maybe Chili this weekend. Tasty foods for cold weather.

Thanksgiving 2016 November 25, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving to my family, my friends, and all my readers. I hope you had the chance to spend the day with your loved ones, and enjoy good food and good company. I’m just home from spending the day with the puppy, and a watching most of Series 9 of Doctor Who.

It’s been a pretty typical week for me. Listened to a couple of Heinlein books – The Door into Summer and Citizen of the Galaxy. I’ve got another Butcher on the line, book three of the Codex Alera series. As well as, another credit from Audible to spend.

I am thankful for all that I have – for friends, for family, for my home, my job, my car. I am thankful that I can life the life I want. However, I know that I have to do more…

As we sit comfortably at home, horrible things have been happening in North Dakota – Water hoses in freezing temperatures, tear gas, and rubber bullets. Being used against unarmed Native Americans, trying to protect what little they have left, and the water that sustains them.

Busy Times November 17, 2016

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Mom and I had a great visit. Dr Strange was a very fun movie, enjoyed it very much. We got curtains and rugs, and a few other things to upgrade my new place. Thank you, Mom. Pictures will come when I finish getting them up – having a bit of wall trouble, but soon. All it all, a good weekend. This coming weekend will be full of busy, too. Parties with friends, and work, and a meeting. All the things.

Work is going well. Gaming is good, we’re about to wrap up one chapter of our current campaign, and then switch gears to a new one. Next week is Thanksgiving, not sure how many dinners I’ll be having – at least three, and one potluck. Some folks are heading off to weekend conventions, so I’ll get some puppy time. 🙂

Finished listening to Off to Be the Wizard – silly book. Now I’m on The Door Into Summer. Strange so far, but then what Heinlein isn’t. I’ve got a few more holds, and one more Heinlein on the line.

Happy Birthday Weekend July 28, 2016

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I had a very nice day at Cedar Point. It was super hot and humid, though, so we didn’t do a lot of line-standing. We rode three carosels (Cedar Downs twice); four coasters: Gemini, Millenium Force, Iron Dragon, and Magnum; one swing-ride, and the Sky Ride. Had a nice company picnic lunch, and a fun Johnny Rocket dinner, with our awesome waiter Soon, and some tasty treats throughout the day, and Lots of Water and Iced Tea. We visited every air-conditioned shop in the place, and went to the arcade twice, for some pinball, and a few other random games.

Sunday was a much quieter day. Visiting with friends and dinner out. MMmmm fresh-baked Naan. Monday night I had a nice home-cooked birthday dinner and shared in the weekend family birthday cake. Thank you Mom and Dad for the birthday dinner money, Gale and Larry for the Hobbit Trilogy, and Kit for Titan AE and Maestro. 🙂 And thank you to all my friends who shared happy greetings, time, and food with me. It was a very nice birthday weekend.

This week, I’ve listened to Have Spacesuit, Will Travel and Starship Troopers by Heinlein. And I’ve just downloaded two more Kathy Reichs to give her another shot. I still need to see Star Trek Beyond – maybe this weekend. I’ve not got much planned otherwise. Next week, I get to sit a Ralphie while people celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Birthday. Yay puppy! And Air Conditioning.

I’m looking at apartments, thinking about moving end of September. I’m tired of this place. And it’s only a little bit more there. We shall see.

July! July 7, 2016

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Spent the weekend sitting for a friend’s pets. Watched some fireworks from the back porch. Didn’t quite make it to a community picnic – I couldn’t find it, the park was quite huge, and I didn’t get the right name for the location. Ah well, had a nice grill out with friends in the evening instead, and watched the original ID4. Work is super busy this week due to the holiday, and a co-worker on vacation.

Gonna meet a baby kitty tonight. And spend the weekend with friends. I’ve borrowed Ant Man from the library because of the recent Marvel Civil War movie. I finished Brimstone Angels, listened to Hunger Games, Divergent, and Starman Jones since my last update. I’ll have to see if anything’s become available on my Holds list, otherwise, I’m not sure what’s up next.

And tomorrow – Happy Birthday, Dad!

 

A Very Good Week May 12, 2016

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I had a really good time at MarCon with friends this past weekend. Some tasty beverages, as usual, from the bar – even the premixes were delicious (maybe a little Too delicious…). Some very good food from both the hotel and Max & Erma’s. I visited the Art Show and the Dealers Room. All full of fun and crazy things. I even bought a new book, though I resisted buying any art – I really am bad at decorating with what I have already. I also played some games, both at the parties, and in the official gaming area – my first time ever playing a miniatures game – Star Wars Attack Wing, I believe – and I didn’t do too poorly at it, either. I did manage to be too responsible/helpful, and got promoted on Friday night, but my friends took good care of me/celebrated with me.

And the week just got better and better. On Monday, I was asked to do some further paperwork for an interview I’d had. Then, on Wednesday, I was offered, and accepted a new job from the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library – Just up the road from me, and half a block from where I had my internship this fall. I start on the 23rd. So very excited!! (Submitted resignation letter to current job today.) It’s part time, so I can keep cataloging for Sprawl Library, while I get my feet wet learning the CML’s systems. Also, looking forward to being back on my feet and moving around on the job again.

I’ve finished the set of Heinlein I was working on, so now I’m listening to the first book in Brent Week’s Night Angel trilogy – thieves and assassins, my kind of book. 🙂

On a more political note, a post came across my Facebook yesterday that I think is very important: More Than 100 Methodist Ministers Defy Church Rules, Come Out as LGBT. Having grown up in the UMC, I feel that it is high time we remember that God is Love.

April Showers Unlocked, Time for May Flowers April 29, 2016

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Weather continues to be crazy around the US. Making my days on the phone ever so much more exciting. But it makes the days go by, and only a few impatient folks each day.

Down to the last 8 boxes of my initial run through of Collection 1 at Sprawl. I’m nearing 1500 books cataloged so far. with probably another 500 evaluated, but sans ISBNs.

Still tossing out resumes whenever I can find postings that make sense for me. Two months til Main opens back up. Looking forward to seeing what all they’ve done. 🙂

Relaxing this weekend, so I’ll be rested for MarCon next weekend. Should be a fun time. I’ve got a full badge this year, so hoping to check out more than I have the last few years. Do have to nip out on Sunday to go to work, but I did find a volunteer for my Summer Games Sunday. 🙂

Finished The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and now I’m onto To Sail Beyond the Sunset. Last book in the current Heinlein reading list. I haven’t fully decided where to go next, might see if I can catch up on Salvatore via audio, but I haven’t looked into it yet. I did download some Ray Bradbury and some Ted Talks via Audible’s Channel feature, so I’ve got some bits to fill in, and listen to at Sprawl.

 

Sorta Spring April 22, 2016

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It’s trying to be spring, finally. Rain and warm and all. Though forgetting and being Cold every now and then, too. Typical Ohio. Better than out west though, with their tornadoes and hailstorms. Nearly a very  nice day today.

Finished Number of the Beast, with all the worlds colliding. Probably going to pick up Cat Who Walked Through Walls on Audible today, as I’m still waiting on the library copy. Listened to a collection of Drizzt tales in the middle time. Only two more books to go on my current Heinlein list. Might check on Night Angel trilogy by Weeks after this, I’ve been meaning to read it since my brother bought me the omnibus.

Safelite goes as Safelite does. They’re having another job fair on May 7th, if anyone is looking for a job. Still having fun at Sprawl, I had some more Heinlein today, and a bunch of authors I’ve never heard of. A quiet weekend ahead for me. Laundry, and dishes, are my main goal. Maybe hit the dollar theater and the Ohioana Book Festival, if I’m feeling rambunctious.