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Stormy June June 18, 2015

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All the rain lately. At least it’s fairly warm. Warm rain is nice to play in. If not drive in.

Internships mostly set for the fall. Just a few details left to sort with CML. Scheduling manager notified – but I haven’t written the official letter, yet. Going to be working on improving the Otterbein Institutional Repository. So, that should be a really good project.  Really need to get the rest of the paperwork to my advisor tomorrow.

Not as far into homework as I planned to be at this point, this week. But I’ve Friday afternoon and all day Saturday to finish it up. Life and exhaustion happened.

A friend passed this week. Prayers and thoughts with his family and everyone who knew him.

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Three at Once February 19, 2015

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My third class started this week. It is reading heavy and assignment light, or so it seems. But all that reading on top of the other two classes is making for a very busy week. More cut and paste for the PHP class, but working with more loops and such now. Everything is going pretty well.

More new management and a handful of new employees at the store. Lots of new faces. Still waiting on word myself. But things are going pretty well. Even got heat in receiving recently, and this week, we fixed the heater from setting off the burglar alarms, too.

Some late Valentine’s parties with friends this weekend. So, I’ve got to get ahead on homework tonight. Really should take down the Christmas cards on my bookcase… 😉

 

DeConpression! January 14, 2015

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Writing up this post early as tomorrow night will be moving gear into the hotel for the weekend, and finishing homework for the week. And then starting Friday, I will mostly offline, at least as far as blogging is concerned. Local cons are nice, I don’t have to worry about forgetting something. 🙂

First class is interesting, though it’s another Tuesday due date class. So that’ll be fun. Though, we get lower grades if we wait until Tuesday to turn in the work (because we’re supposed to be discussing it throughout the week). So that might help things along. And no Group Project!  Yay!! I do have to observe a partner to do my final assignment, but not nearly as tricky as constant group interaction and coordination.

Work is work, interview did not pan out. Picture book sliced my finger wide open today right on the inside of a joint. But the cardboard displays for the OSU Sports Illustrated Special Edition did not do too much damage. Ah winter, full of dry, fragile skin.

See you next week!

Thursday Already? November 6, 2014

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That’s the trouble with late posting, just a couple days later and it is time to post again.

Not much to update on in the last few days. Homework is done for the week… until my Professor decides to actually post the quiz for this week. She keeps changing up the end of class schedule, and this time may have outdone herself by switching it to a quiz she had not written yet.

As usual, it’s the holidays, so if anyone wants a seasonal job at B&N, let me know. We’re hiring.

I get a couple nights to relax, and then a party with Fleet on Saturday. A pretty quiet week for me, to recover from last week.

Autumn Chill in the Air October 23, 2014

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And apparently a partial solar eclipse today, too. 🙂

Homework that is due this week is officially complete. I still have project work to do for the project that is due end of next week, but probably won’t work on that until the weekend. Just one more week of Intro to Digital Preservation to go!

Brain is just about as fried as my body. Work was rough today. 210 boxes in the door, I had to stack them all up to start, and then receive and move 120 of them. So much fun. But I’m learning new things about receiving. That’s good, right? Another day at it tomorrow.

Had a great time last week at the first party of the Halloween season. This weekend is party two, and then three in a row next week!  Also had a great time seeing Marianne and Daniel in from Scotland, and catching up with a bunch of local college friends to boot! Was very good to see them all, I haven’t even made it over to Denison lately.

Finally made it to gaming two weeks in a row, and I’m really getting invested in my character for the first time in Months! And then she nearly died last night, too. But they saved me. 🙂 So many good books lately, too. Really enjoying In the Net of Dreams and Where Dreams Collide this week.

Awesome Birthday July 25, 2014

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Had a great birthday dinner with lots of friends. Thanks to all for coming out to celebrate with me. 🙂  My desktop is now up and running again, with a new surge protector, too. I even got a little thumb drive… that has more than twice the memory of the computer I took to college. It’s not perfect, but I can run dungeons properly now. Other updates to come, but I think the next one is a hard drive and new Windows install, which takes a bit more money and effort. A bit more birthday shopping to go – some books, maybe a movie or two and some clothes probably (thanks for the gifts family and friends). Need to check out textbooks for the fall while I’m on Amazon, too.

Busy school week coming up. I have the usual homework, plus a proposal to write and a reflection. The proposal requires I pick a topic for a literary review and find ten sources. The reflection requires I read all the articles and posts and replies on a single module. So, that’ll all be fun, and possibly interrelated.

Fun tonight and then a quiet weekend of homework and computer time. And a Happy Birthday to Marianne come Tuesday. 🙂

Yes, Now the Busy July 20, 2014

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Late posting this week. I should be in bed, but then I wouldn’t get a post in until next week. Class started, homework is pretty light, but that means I have to remember to do it, because I get it mostly done in one day. (Having to remember to go back and post a single reply is apparently harder than having lots more to do later in the week.)

Fun with friends has been lots of fun. Much food and laughter and stories. Birthday week has also started. Happy Birthday Erika, Shari, and me! (And then Marianne next week.) Also had a couple interviews this week. Which made for not much sleeping. Apparently, I’m continuing the trend, but technically, I’ve only been awake for 12 hours, so…

Much Pop Culture at work starting this weekend. Tons of freebies this weekend, and then events galore the next three weeks. Comics, and kids, and authors, oh my!

Camping Awesomeness May 29, 2014

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I had a great weekend camping with 106 other people over Memorial Day weekend. We had beautiful weather, tasty food, and roaring fires. The games kept people entertained, the music kept people bouncing, and the stars were amazing (even if we didn’t manage to see the big meteor show we were supposed to see). I got a little crispy, but not many bug bites at all, (and there was much rejoicing). Can hardly wait to do it again in the fall.

Returning to homework and the store has not been fun this week, but I’m managing, with only a bit more irritation than normal. Mildly crispy skin is itchy. Halfway through my three week class, and going strong.

This weekend is relaxing with the puppy and kitty, and maybe heading out to a bonfire (or two) for a bit Saturday night with friends. Then the last rush of finishing up assignments and discussions by next Friday, so I can have a peaceful June. So very excited for my trip to England. 🙂

Posting at Work May 22, 2014

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Too busy to post from home today. Had a great time with friends and family this past weekend. Even more shenanigans to come this weekend. Homework done for the week, but not many classmates to reply to yet. Have done all I could though. Hope everyone has a great and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Yep, Still Winter February 27, 2014

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We had a few days of unseasonably warm, but now we’re back to the 20s and below. There were random flakes of snow in the air today, but nothing stuck. Wee fun.

Lots of reference homework this week. Searching reference books, databases and catalogs for both my classes. One requires a bit of a paper to be written as well. Gotta get all the little bits and pieces out of the way first, though. Some forum response posts to do tonight.

I got a notice at work that as of Monday I’ll have automatic AD&D and Life insurance through them again, for being “scheduled to work 20 or more hours with one year of service.” Um… try 11 years of service, but okay. I tried logging in to HRAccess to see if that meant I had paid time off, too, but it said something about tomorrow being an expiration date for current time off, so I’ll check again on Monday and see what’s up.

One of my assignments this week showed me a library in town that I had missed in my job search, so I immediately applied for all three open positions there. Fingers tightly crossed for interviews, as always.

Homework and the usual hanging out with friends this weekend. Not sure if I’m going to movie night or not Saturday. I may just fall asleep. Cold weather does not motivate me to leave my couch. We shall see.