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August was a Blast August 30, 2019

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My presentation went well. GenCon was packed with fun, games, art, and people. The live show was amazing. My games were fun, we even made friends with the monster in the Cthulhu game.

WorldCon was also a great time. I met all the authors I planned to and a few more. I got books signed, played games, and made new friends. I met The Library Bards and got a picture with them and a signed one of them. I went to panels and concerts and even danced one night away.

Dublin, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, London, and Bristol made for a very busy sightseeing trip. I saw lots of castles, cathedrals, cemeteries/crypts, buildings, and monuments of all shapes and sizes. Photos will be forthcoming when they are edited and organized.

Back to work this first week of the semester has been a rough transition, but we survived. I caught up on email, and trade mags, and organized the next run of our Research Guide awareness campaign. Next week it’s right back into the swing of welcome fairs and teaching information literacy.

Over vacation I read a Lot of Comics. From Jessica Jones to Ms Marvel to DIE to Locke and Key to Killmonger to Mister Miracle and probably a few more I am forgetting. I finished listening to Fated by Benedict Jacka and will be starting Cursed soon.

Looking forward to football and Ohio Renaissance festival starting this weekend!

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August Already August 1, 2019

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Tomorrow is my first professional presentation at a conference. All the nerves, but it will be fine. I have been getting a lot of practice here at school, so it won’t be complete stage fright, just a bit jangled. I am prepared and have all the info I need, and all will be well. I put a lot of work into this project, someone ought to hear about it.

Then my first GenCon, first live CR show, followed shortly by my second WorldCon, first time in Scotland and a best friend’s wedding. It’s a great month ahead of me. All the excitement! I even put pockets in my skirt!

I had a great time with friends this past weekend and a nice trip up to see family. Duvet cover for my birthday, I have reached adulting status. (Thank you, Pete and Sarah.)

I finished Ender’s Shadow, Wishes and Wellingtons, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Vox Machina Origins II issue 1. Now, I have picked up a new author with Fated by Benedict Jacka. It’s a modern British wizard story in the vein of Dresden, he even references him a bit at the beginning. I also picked up issue 2 of A Darkened Wish. It’s so Pretty!

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Scotland is Coming! October 16, 2014

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Okay, so just two friends who currently live in Scotland, but still. It will be good to see Marianne after all these years, and to finally meet Daniel in person. 🙂 Looking forward to Saturday.

Another manager down after this week. Weeeee, fun! But we’re gearing up for the holidays, it shall be another fantastic ride.

Week 8 of 10 for Digital Preservation. We’re almost done, folks! And then I’ll have just one class for the next month. Spring registration is coming up soon, too. It’s all very exciting. Making about 95% in both my classes this semester, so that’s cool.

Reading a lot lately. Finished the first two books in David Gerrold’s War Against the Chtorr books, looking forward to reading more. Read Bug Wars by Robert Asprin, as well this week. It is short, and succinct… and interesting. I really wanted more details, but felt a kinship with that kind of shortness. Now I’m on to Wm. Mark Simmons, and I realized today that I started reading the second book first, so I’ll have to start over again with In the Net of Dreams tomorrow.

Watched Maleficent and Expendables 3 on Friday night at the dollar theater. Both were entertaining, and that’s really all I ask of movies. 🙂

Money Maths September 2, 2010

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So, we’re working on creative refinancing of Rich’s transportation. In the attempt to trade in his car for a cheaper car, we hit roadblocks in the face of negative equity. So today, we talked to the bank about a loan to act as a down payment on the aforementioned trade in. Now we get to see if we get approved for the loan, if the dealership likes the amount we can get the loan for, and if they’ll finance us the trade on the cheaper car. The goal is to have the new total payment be half the current payment.

Also going to be contacting all the folks we’re making monthly payments to for Rich’s medical bills. We cannot really afford the amount they’ve added up to, so we’re going to be renegotiating down to a total we can manage with our current income and bills.  We are still in the black for the year, thank you Mom, Dad, David and Mary, and I’d like to stay that way.

Stock market is not helpful right now, I have one thing running, but calls aren’t working for me in a downward market.

This month, looking forward to Rich’s birthday on Sunday, a party with friends the following weekend and Marianne coming to visit from Scotland the weekend after that, and possibly one more trip to Cedar Point before the season ends, but that might not be until Halloweekends.