I'm sure I must be up to something, and I will not stop until I find out what.
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One of our librarians brought in a giant tub of stuffed animals for end-of-the-block study relief with a big "Need a Study Buddy?" sign. And her favorite monkey puppet, which has been slung around both her and the ref desk monitor (alternating). Actual squeals of heartfelt delight have been heard. Some of them from hockey players.
I appear to have finished my internship (pending prof's approval). They are wonderful wonderful people, my internship colleagues, whom I would love to work with again in the future... AND I AM SO GLAD I AM DONE WITH THIS TWO-JOB SCHEDULE. Also once I finish my cataloging assignments/classwork (still substantial), I will be DONE done. Stay tuned...
The only thing harder to get out of your head than an endlessly repeating loop of "We're up all night to get lucky" is an endlessly repeating loop of "We're up all night to do homework." (Listening to the album now in the hopes that it will clean the loop out of my brain. And, I'm not ACTUALLY going to be up all night. This time.)
I taught a 3 hour class tonight, and it went really well. Despite their wariness and disengagement when they walked in, every single one of the 22 high school students left with multiple articles they'd found on their own, and wanted to read for their research papers, and I use "wanted" deliberately.
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.
Turns out I really enjoy creating MARC records. #whoknew Glad I stuck to my guns and took cataloging, 'cause this is the most fun I've had doing assignments since I took that mammalogy class where we had to fondle skulls all day long.
http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog... My very brilliant friend Jason wrote a very brilliant Valentine's day blog post. I share it with all of you, because you are my Right Audience for this sort of thing.
Breakfast today at six: fruit yogurt and an egg sandwich. Lunch at noon: 2 pastries, hot chocolate, and a bottle of caffeinated soda. Supper at six: Mac n cheese n weenies and more fruit yogurt. Apparently I've become convinced that carbs are my lifeline. #almostthere
Alley alley oxen free, it's national coming out day. For anyone who somehow missed the last several of these, I am queer and/or bisexual and/or genderfluid, even, depending on the day. It doesn't come up that often on the outside, but it's an inextricable part of who I am, what I do, how I got here, and how I think.