February 8, 2010
This year, some of my floormates proposed The Year of 52 Adventures – one adventure per week for 2010. Sounds like a tall order, but the adventures can be as little or as big as you want. Trying a new restaurant is an adventure. Opening a new restaurant counts, too. I’m a little late listing mine, but I’ll try to be better.
Adventure the First – We finally had enough snow that didn’t blow away on the island to make our first snowman there – I dressed it. (I said it could be small).
Adventure the Second – Attending an LIS online Career Fair at home, in my pajamas, next to the woodstove. The classy way to attend such functions
Adventure the Third – My first conference! The ALA Midwinter meeting was held here in Boston – very convenient for me! It was fun, I wrote for Cognotes, the conference newspaper, and snagged 37 free books plus other goodies!!
Adventure the Fourth – A whirlwind and intense five-day course in Corporate Librarianship. Visited a couple of such libraries in town, some fast presentations and short analyses, and done!
Adventure the Fifth – A trip to the MFA. The Museum of Fine Arts is free to Simmons students, and a few of us took a trip last Friday back to Ancient Egypt. It was a special exhibit, and it was amazing!! The artwork was colorful and lovely, the boats were incredibly well-preserved, not to mention the head! I think I need an Eye of Horus tattoo now…
January 26, 2010
It will be used!! As in, I am going to TRY and keep current with this – because a blog where nothing ever changes is a sad, sad piece of cyberspace . So, it’s 26 January 2010 (a date of no particular significance), and off I go…reviews of books I might get to read at some point , haiku testing site, pictures, stories, etc. and so on…and if I get to knit anything, so much the better!
October 15, 2009
How did it get to be October ALREADY!!!!! I’m well into school, learning HTML, CSS, MARC, AACR2, and other fascinating acronyms . Writing a little haiku, but not much. Not much reading for fun either, though I suspect it’s a time management issue on my part…I’ve become President of North Hall Council, and my new name is Viv. Here’s a new touched- up pic of me, and that’s my fall semester in a nutshell so far…
April 28, 2009
in my brain means no recurrence of my tumor in a year – so woo-hoo! Here I am, sittin’ in my window…
April 19, 2009
the courseload keeps me busy! I’ll be home this summer, reading for fun, remembering how to knit, writing biographies, learning Spanish and someday Japanese (can’t have Japanese baseball pitchers and not know how to yell at them like I do to our American pitchers, yes?). In the meanwhile, here are some head shots from March’s MRI:
February 28, 2009
It’s actually fairly neat, but there’s no stopping the papers on the floor. They will insist on their right to be there, who am I to say no? It’s crowded, but cozy…
February 11, 2009
that I’m here, immersed in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston! I’m nearly through the third week, and sick of the word “library.” Is that bad?? As soon as I can steal my parents’ camera and bring it back here – I can provide pics of my corner single, the large number of Canadian geese making their daytime home on the residence campus, etc. Yes, I’m living on campus, in the only coed dorm (the undergraduate program is all women). It’s funny to see guys on my floor walking out of the shared bathroom in a towel, only to see them later (clothed) in a class. It’s a level of intimacy I hadn’t quite anticipated (I thought there would be separate bathrooms; clearly, I’m getting old). My co-workers told me my Mr. Right would be down here – maybe we’ve passed in the showers. More later.
December 5, 2008
Nope, not channeling Dr. Suess today. A Plurk buddy asked about tattoos and photos, and as I’m finally plotting to chop off my remaining hair to match the newly grown in hair lost during radiation, I thought a photo collection was in order. I have real cats, my tattoo (inside right ankle), and some, but not all, of the wonderful hats made for me by various online knitting friends. A million thanks again:)! Love you all!
December 2, 2008
Your Hair Should Be Blue
Wild, brilliant, and out of control.
You’re a risk taker with an eye to the future.
Mind you, I’m mixing four cats together here – two might protect me, while two attack .
My final word count as of noon on Sunday, 30 November 2008. Woo-Hoo!! NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a crazy journey undertaken in November – to produce 50,000 words in 30 days. I have been persona non available (to make up a phrase there, my apologies) during most of November, but I hope to recover and check the blogworld once again. My novel is nowhere near done, but once I turned purple, I just stopped. For now. Oh, I mean I didn’t actually turn purple, my word count bar turned purple.