For those of you who aren’t good with acronyms, FTW=”For the Win.” Yes. After months of discussion, one canceled meeting, and all sorts of interim emergencies, I actually had my blogging meeting today at work.
Um…it went well. Okay. It went really well. I have such plans. Muahahaha.
I have somehow managed to combine my professions. I’m paid to be a librarian during the day, and a blogger when I get home. Come January, I will be paid to blog during the day at work. Many many thanks to my boss and her boss. I read my blog proposal to KoshVader this evening (the one I was so surprised about the other day) and he appeared impressed. That was almost better, you know? He’s good at almost everything, so when I can impress him, that’s a special moment for me.
Now, I really need to get that shirt at the top of this post. I was going to get the “Blogito Ergo Sum” one, but they don’t seem to carry it anymore. Le sigh.
Well, enough celebrating for now. I have to go to bed, so that I am awake enough to take my Sister-in-Law shopping tomorrow. Please pardon me while I dance off of the stage for the evening.
Posted on 14th December 2007
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Today started with Frisbee batting at my face every half an hour for two hours until I got up. He was not interested in that fact that today was my day to sleep-in in the morning. Nope. It was plainly time to wake up and scratch him. Therefore, it was his duty to inform me of this. Sigh. Once I got up and had my breakfast (two crumpets and 2 cups of coffee) I was in a randomly good mood and ready to go. Perhaps the coffee had something to do with it. Who knows? *bouncebouncebounce*
Anyway, today I finally managed to do some stack shifting in the A/V section that has been making me batty. It was one of those little nagging things that you know you could fix given the time. Today, I made time. Maybe it was my good mood. Maybe I was just fed up with the mess. Either way, it’s done.
My meeting on the Library blog is on Thursday, and I’m getting antsy. I’ve been waiting on this for months now, and the meeting has already been canceled once. I was asked to write up a sort of proposal for the project, and I have now revised it and sent it to my boss and her boss. I’m actually sort of surprised at the amount of information that came pouring out of my brain and onto that document. It was like: “Dude. I sound like I know what I’m talking about.” Which, actually, I do. Eek! Please note that Thursday is the 13th. What a perfect day for a blog meeting!
I made it home by 10pm, made some cheesy bacon toast and tea. Watched some food network, and headed up to the computer. I know. I’m so exciting. (snicker)
So, just to liven it up a bit here, I’ll tell y’all about the mug at the top of this post. I bought it at The Globe Theater back in May of 1999. The infamous “time I was in the UK.” I had to visit the Globe. Not stopping by wasn’t an option. (For the record, I saw an all male performance of Julius Caesar. It was fabulous.) You see, I helped pay for that building. In High School we held Shakespeare read-athons to raise money for Sam Wanamaker’s project. He even came to the school to talk to us and say thank you. I visited our pillar while I was there. Yep, we did pretty well with our fund raiser.
Posted on 11th December 2007
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I should really title this “When Two Worlds Collide.” My work life and my…real life have just smashed into each other. At work, we are being all encouraged to learn about Web 2.0 by going through an online training program. Who knows? I might learn something. I don’t see any point in getting a new blog for it though, as I already have…three? Well, four if you include my LJ.
As a result, it looks like people from work will be reading this. So…welcome.
We’ve been learning about the 7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners so far, and our current assignment is to blog about which of the habits are easiest and most difficult for us.
The list of habits is:
1: Begin with the end in mind. (This one is the most difficult. It involves having a plan.)
2: Accept responsibility for your own learning.
3: View problems as challenges.
4: Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner.
5: Create your own learning toolbox.
6: Use technology to your advantage.
7: Teach/Mentor others.
7 1/2: Play. (I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is the easiest for me.)
Personally, I think that being a Librarian requires you to be a lifelong learner. Not necessarily in this structured sort of format, but there you are. I learn something new every day.
Posted on 6th December 2007
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