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Puppy Days August 4, 2016

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Spending the weekend with the puppy. We both wish we were in Vegas for Star Trek’s 50th, but ah well. Looks like folks are having fun there. I went out to dinner tonight with other folks who couldn’t make it out west. We had a very nice time at Mongolian BBQ. 🙂 A quiet weekend ahead for me. I need to catch up on sleep, it’s been a rough week for it.

I did go see Star Trek Beyond with friends last Friday. I thought it was very good in the new tradition, with a bit more thoughtfulness. Though the 3D did give me a headache, which was unusual for the new 3D style. Finally watched all three Hobbit movies, as well, over the weekend.

Four more books since my last post. Deja Dead, and Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs, a Radio-production of The Hobbit (by accident, I wanted the book to compare to the movies), and I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett. (Also by accident, there were not many Pratchett audiobooks available for immediate borrowing, and I didn’t realize it was the second in the kids series.) I think I’m done with Reichs, though I found these better than the first, it’s just not what I’m looking for in audiobooks. Still waiting for Allegiant to become available so I can finish that trilogy.

 

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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.

Week of Work July 21, 2016

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I’m nearly done with my Week of Work. 7 days in a row at CML – because I had my first Sunday shift and a Wednesday Training all in the same week. Weee! The training was more Welcome to CML stuff, which was pretty interesting, actually. History and statistics of CML, how we got to be one of the only urban Carnegie libraries, How we are one of the Best libraries in the US, how many people we serve, why and how we serve them. It was a good day. Today, I also finished cataloging the Robert and Juanita Coulson collection for Sprawl. Next week, I start Glen Cook’s collection. Super excited for that – there are a lot more modern books with proper ISBNs in that set (and also a good number of old things, too).

Working on a new plan to take care of myself – less sugary treats, less eating out, more exercise. Bribing myself with tiny amounts of money every day I manage these goals – to be spent on a Zag day. I’ve got lots of fruits and veggies in the fridge. Been having lots of salads and fresh meals. Summer is good for that, when I don’t want hot food so much anyway. Pasta Salad has been happening, too, with plenty of veggies.

On the book front, I finished Insurgent, and Mockingjay. Needing a break from dystopian futures, I switched over and listened to the first Kathy Reichs novel, Deja Dead. Totally not what I expected, after watching so much Bones. I also watched Maze Runner over the weekend, which was interesting, but very … I’m not sure – short? simple? It is a teen book, but I just felt like there should be more to it. I’ve got my July Audible credit now, so I’ve should decide what’s next.

Birthday weekend coming up. Cedar Point, tasty food, and hopefully Star Trek Beyond to celebrate. 🙂