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Oh, Yeah, It’s Thursday August 20, 2015

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One down, one to go. Only one week left at B&N. Then awesome internships. Very excited.

Busy weekend with friends ahead. I almost forgot to post getting ready for it.

Went to Cedar Point again last weekend, friends had a company picnic and extra tickets. Was good fun, much more relaxed day without Fast Passes. Β So very hot and humid though. Still a great day with friends.


Pop Culture and Vinyl July 16, 2015

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Most of my time at work this week was full of our Vinyl rollout. We now have three bays of vinyl in our music department, instead of just one little table. I hope it keeps selling… Β The rest of the store is consumed by the Pop Culture events this month. Tomorrow night is Minions, Saturday is Star Wars, and Sunday is Manga Mania, which kicks off a week-long Buy Two, Get One Free sale. Head to your local B&N folks, it’s going to be a fun weekend. πŸ™‚

For me? The weekend will be full of final project homework. My birthday is next weekend, and I’d like to be doing as little homework as possible after going to Cedar Point with friends next Friday. So, I have to add content to all my new webpages, and submit a progress report. Then I have to get my digital library of travel photos pulled together, and filled with metadata. I believe I have a progress report to do on that, as well. Oh, yeah, and I need to email the guy at CML about setting up a meeting to discuss my second internship this fall.

At least we’ve had some nice weather this week. Some pretty huge storms, too, but also some sun to dry things off. Like that tree in the road just down from me. πŸ˜‰ Summer is halfway over already, how did that happen??

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰

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. Β 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.

Why Yes, I’m a Bit Crazy… and Super Lucky June 11, 2015

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Started my summer classes this week. So far.. so Busy! First week of class is always a little hectic because I have to wait until Monday to get started, instead of my usual one class Sunday, one class Monday routine. And they are abbreviated summer classes, so it’s even more messy. And naturally, things were missing. But it is all sorted out now, and I just have two more things to do to finish up the week.

I added to the hustle by emailing a listserv about internship possibilities last week, and I got a Lot of replies. I also got a reply from a direct request I’d sent out a couple weeks prior. So, I had a lot of replies to write, and decisions to make. Now, the crazy. I decided to accept two of the offers. One for my Culminating Experience, and one for just my experience. I am super Lucky because my parents, who have been awesome at helping me out with Grad School, are helping me out again this fall so that I can afford to do two unpaid internships at once. So, I am very much looking forward to interning at both Otterbein University and Columbus Metropolitan Libraries this fall.

The rest of my schedule has settled down for the summer. I’ve got a picnic with friends this weekend, but no more big special events planned, except a birthday trip to Cedar Point. So, mostly just a summer of schoolwork, webdesign, and Python programming. Sounds good to me. πŸ™‚

Also, WordPress informs me that six years ago today was when I started this blog. Happy Birthday Blog. πŸ™‚

June Is Here June 4, 2015

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June already? Where did the year go? Well, I guess we keep moving forward.

Classes start next week, though, just for fun, I started taking a free beginners Python class this week – seems slowly paced enough to add on top of my other classes, and it’s a language I’ve not worked with before. So, it should be fun.

New manager at work – really seems to know her stuff, and is friendly and personable. Things are looking up. I’m still working on getting out, but right now that energy is focused on my fall internship – still looking. I tossed an email out to a digitization listserv today, see if I get any good leads there.

This month will be relatively quiet. Going to have a relaxing weekend starting after work tomorrow, then a picnic next weekend, and just the usual work-homework-hang out with friends the rest of the month.

Awesome Camping Trip May 28, 2015

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We had a great time this past weekend. Full of silly games, delicious food, sun, wind, and a little bit of rain. There were campfires and telescopes, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and a gorgeous moon. We watched fireflies and sky lanterns. Plenty of puppies and even a baby goat – Stormageddon, the cutest kid around. I love camping with my friends from near and far, can hardly wait until the fall.

A few more replies to my internship emails, some no’s, a maybe, and a handful of more people to contact. So, that’s going alright, I guess.

New boss started at work this week. She seems pretty cool, and very motivated to make our store the best at all the things. So, we’ll see how that goes.

A week and a half more of relaxing until Summer classes start. Yay, sleep! πŸ˜‰

Summer Games May 21, 2015

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Well, it’s not really summer yet, but looking forward to a fun weekend with my fleet family. Going to be a great time. πŸ™‚

They actually fixed my mailbox this week, so I have a key that works, and a mailbox only I can get into, first time since August 2013. πŸ™‚

Two rejections for Fall internships, and a lot of silence. Hoping for better news after the holiday weekend.

Finished Dragon Princess, now reading Dragon Thief. Really enjoying the silliness.

Moving Right Along February 26, 2015

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Registered for summer classes, no may term this year, just two classes at once, June through beginning of August. Looking forward to my final two classes, but still a lot of work to do this semester, first. MySQL and PHP workshop going really well. Digital Curation is full of the reading. Information Storage and Retrieval continues to be interesting and fun with Excel.

Did not get the jobs I interviewed for, so time to get back to applications. More managerial changes at the store. I don’t know that it’s ever going to settle down. But on we go. I’ll have to start looking at fall internships soon, too.

In gaming, Tesla West is winding down, and we’re headed back to Faerun. I’m bringing back the Gnome Paladins – Roondar’s great-great nephew. Should be a blast. We’re play-testing 2nd Legacy.