Friday, February 11, 2011

onwards and upwards

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Friday, January 01, 2010


I resolve to do more fun stuff in 2010. Beginning today.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

sick day

"When ill, you are the master. You do what you like. You can wander over to the record player and put on your old Clash albums. Stare out of the window. Laugh inwardly at the sufferings of your coworkers. You can surrender to delirious netherworlds as you fall in and out of sleep. You can even imagine yourself to be a latter-day romantic poet, pale, consumptive, surrounded by beautiful adoring young girls." ~ Tom Hodgkinson, "How To Be Idle"

I was surrounded by adoring rotten cats. Almost as good.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

from the hills to you

Currently on an educational excursion the Estes Park, Colorado. Highlights so far:
~driving into Estes, as I've only been here once. It is beautiful to come over the hill
~a guided tour of the Estes Park Museum and several historic sites, such as the Elkhorn Lodge and the Stanley Hotel

~ Watching the rut, which is the elk mating season. We can't stop taking photographs with the rest of the tourists.

~And our work, which I will explain more about later. It is really interesting, especially if you like to dork out with archives.

I have been singing Colorado's praises endlessly lately, but I keep finding new and amazing places here, and Estes Park is one of the best.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

last days...

My place of employment, which happens to be a public library branch, is closing for remodeling for six months beginning today. Working customer service jobs in Cherry Creek for the past eight years has taught me many lessons, which will not be discussed here to protect guilty parties. But, I am quite touched that so many people expressed how sad they will be to lose us during this hiatus, and that we really have been a valuable part of their lives. Really, that's what it's all about, being employed as a public servant I suppose. My redeployment begins in a week, after a school trip to Estes Park, where we will be archiving photographs and other stuff at their museum. After a trip to the mountains this past weekend, the colors will definitely be out in all their glory. Colorado, you're in my blood.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

waking up

Sunday morning, spring is coming, snow is melting. Let's get coffee.

Friday, January 16, 2009

feliz nuevo ano

Because, as of today really, I am beginning my academic journey into the ranks of the information professionals (aka librarians and friends) it seems fitting to get this blog up to date.

So there's a new president, a new birthday for me, new school, new home, new outlook and new obligations.

There's nothing like having to say "no" to make you feel like a "grownup". At least there's a little comfort in knowing that there are lots of souls out there taking inventory and trying to make sense of one more complete revolution around the sun.