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Week 1 @ CSCC April 8, 2018

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I had a great first week, though I’d appreciate my brain calming down so I can sleep this coming week. 😉  I was so tired by the end of the week that I fell asleep as soon as I sat down on the couch Friday evening. As a result, I didn’t end up doing half the things I planned this weekend. Ah well, it was still a great first week, and all my coworkers are super friendly and helpful.

I got my own desk: My Desk at work

I had a full day of orientation with benefits explanations, policies, and department presentations. I observed 8 instructional sessions. One of which was for 3d printing software: Tinkercad. (Photo of my created object coming next week.) I toured the building a few times, and wandered around campus during a couple lunches. I got my logins, listservs, and swipe access set up. I read a lot of documentation, and I even helped out at the Reference Desk.

Favorite point of the week: one of my coworkers came over and asked me if I could write a program/script to dedup the student list she had been sent. And I was able to write it in about ten minutes. Hurray for random Python class I took for free from UofM a few summers ago.

Other highlights: Pitabilities is the best food truck, though it’s only there on Fridays. Sometimes they bribe faculty to come to presentations with chocolate. I am already signed up for a handful of conferences and webinars. Some I wanted to go to before I started working here, and a few were suggested by coworkers.  There’s an adorable cleaning set in the breakroom, because we are responsible for its cleanliness:

Clean your dishes

In reading news, I did finish American Gods. I have not, however, decided what’s next, or how I’m even going to find the time. Though I think maybe books instead of Netflix might be a good option, so I don’t just couch potato when I’m not at work.

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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. 🙂

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

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.

Quiet Week September 14, 2012

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Not much to report, though apparently it’s the week of pets. Mom got a puppy and another friend got a baby ball python. ::shudders::

Recovered alright from ChiCon. Spent last weekend relaxing. Have another con this weekend.

Continuing to get loads of hours at work, but they’re starting to hire folk to take up the slack, so we’ll see how that goes. The holidays will be here before we know it. I put up Halloween books right beside Christmas books yesterday.

Health wise, I’m doing alright. Feeling pretty good. Still arguing with my body on certain points, but that’s typical. I do find that when I’m not feeling well, I tend to eat more healthily. It’s stress that sends me off into junk food. (or laziness, I’ve gotta work on this bringing food to work thing.)