On this day, 5th of March 2014, for the first time, I deliberately crafted an entire proposal around the strategic planning initiatives it would support (and left out every other argument I might care to make). All By Myself. It feels like a career milestone.
So... uh... I just got invited to do a plenary talk. I almost deleted the email because I thought it was just another "here's an interesting upcoming conference we want you to attend" email, because I DON'T GET INVITED TO SPEAK. EVER.
38 weeks today: "Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she is over 19 1/2 inches long (about the size of a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb."
Had an incredibly long, complicated chat with someone over Ask-a-Librarian, and eventually had to get their email address, so I could ask my colleagues who might know the answer. It turned out this person is a friend of mine from San Diego, who I haven't talked to in almost 10 years, and who is now a digital archivist in town.