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DeConpression January 14, 2016

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This weekend is DeConpression 13, a relaxicon put on by a handful of my friends, that I will be attending with a whole lot of my friends. Movies, singing, coloring, cooking contest, panels, dancing, and having a bunch of fun. So looking forward to it.

On the job front, I’m getting a lot of silence. But I’m back volunteering at CML, so I’ve got something to do besides watch Netflix all day. Two more rolls of the index digitized this week. Working on my PHP skills, soon to be put to productive use. No really, I’m going to get those genealogy pages working some day, I swear. 😉 Went to a Life Planning (death planning) class last night, and learned all about wills, and various powers of attorney, and advanced directives. So, some things to do to get my affairs in order… which will be more important when I get hired somewhere.

We have snow this week, that’s actually sticking around a few days. So, at least it’s prettier out. Finished Cold Days by Jim Butcher, and am now on Skin Game. Watched some new (to me) movies over the weekend – The Abyss, Pentagon Wars, Falling Down, and Practical Magic (turns out I hadn’t ever seen that). Finished watching Defying Gravity (why do interesting/good space shows always end too soon?) and started watching The Expanse.

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All the Busy April 9, 2015

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We loaded the trailer, unloaded the trailer and set up the large bits. Tomorrow we set up the small bits, and then Saturday we play board games and have a party! Yay!

Dinner tonight is teriyaki chicken and broccoli, followed quickly by strawberry shortcake. 🙂

I finished the required bits for my PHP/MySQL project, and if I have time, I’ll even make it pretty. 🙂

So much to do this week, I even cleaned my kitchen while cooking tonight.

Four more weeks of school, I can do this!

March Already March 4, 2015

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This is a good DVD month – Big Hero 6, Hunger Games: Mocking Jay part 1, Sound of Music re-release, Annie, The Hobbit – Battle of the Five Armies, Into the Woods, Unbroken. All the things.

Management changes again (tired of hearing that? Me too!). Once again we are being promised mentors and Proper Training. Two months left in the fiscal year. Weee!

School is going right along. One more MySQL/PHP project to go. I think I understand it well enough now to get my own project moving along in May. Since I don’t have a May Term class this time.

Cleveland ConCoction next weekend. Didn’t make it last year. Looking forward to a great time with friends. Then I’m done with cons until May. 🙂

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.

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… 😉

 

February Already?? February 5, 2015

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I knew it was a busy month, but where did January go?  Right then, moving forward. My PHP/MySQL workshop starts on Monday. Bought the textbook today (Sams), might borrow the various supplemental books from the library. Can’t afford four computer books, sorry Professor. Looking forward to the class, though. Session 2 of first class has begun, evaluating systems, wee fun.

Looking forward to another weekend with friends. Happy Birthday to my nephew, on Friday! Ice and snow filled this past week, but things are looking slightly better the next few days. I like winter, I just wish I didn’t have to drive in it.

Not much else to say…work, school, friends. It’s a pretty good life. 🙂

So Much To Do September 8, 2011

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After being unmotivated last week, I’ve spent most of this week editing The Legacy of Heroes Game Master Guide. It’s been quite educational for me. Except for one stint at a very strange, but entertaining Vampire game, I’ve never had reason to read a GM’s book or a Monster book before, and this one is both in one. Really enjoying this project, and the humorous touches that Vinnie et al included in this book.

We had a nice relaxed celebration of Rich’s birthday this past weekend. A couple nice meals, some Dr Who and Torchwood. Didn’t get to go rollerblading again, due to wet weather, but we had a good time even so.

I purchased a new domain this week as well, and set up a new webhosting account with HostGator. In the coming weeks, I will be creating a portfolio there. First a demo WordPress site, then a demo Drupal site, then a demo Joomla site. After that, I’ll be studying PHP and MySQL to see what I can learn to enhance my knowledge of these systems. At some point after that, I may do a Wiki demo, too. This is not something I want to turn into a huge business, but it is something I’d like to do as one of my streams of income.

On the income note, I’ve been doing a bit of job searching, but not much, due to the large amounts of editing I left myself for this week. Next week, I’ll start putting together applications and start applying if I can find the types of jobs I want. According to my Plan, official deadline for applying to jobs is the 24th of this month.

I’ve also got a couple of story ideas floating around in my head, but they haven’t come rushing to the front quite yet. Health is doing pretty well. No major issues lately, just the usual. Life is good, and so full of opportunity and love.

 

Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward August 26, 2011

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Lots of things going on. I didn’t post yesterday because I was taking care of a friend and getting annoyed at uncommunicative doctors. They seem to at least be organized today for her. Hopefully, they’ll finally get things figured out and fixed.

It was also my seventh anniversary with Rich yesterday. He worked all day and I felt rather ill all evening, though we did have dinner together and watch Big Bang Theory and Torchwood. We’re celebrating this weekend. Probably at the Renaissance Fair (Edit: Or not, it doesn’t open until Next weekend) and the dollar theater. I want to see the newest Pirates and X-men.

I have made two new plans, with deadlines, today as well. First one is a learning plan for myself: WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! and PHP & MySQL.  Just the basics of each, using the For Dummies for each for an overview so I can compare and contrast the first three, and see what I can pick up about the last. Then I’ll figure out what I really want to put time and effort into.  Second, is starting on the road to a better job. Updating my resume, getting it posted online and then searching for data entry jobs at companies or organizations I’d be happy working for.