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Friday Fun! (Holy Busyness Batman!)

My lovely readers!  Boy am I ever glad I gave you guys the heads up that things would slow down around here for the next few months.  I’m not even sure how long it’s been since I posted a Friday Fun. A couple of weeks?

In any case, my new job is AWESOME, and I am so blissfully happy that after years of struggling through school and in a bad economy that I wound up with a job in the field and area of librarianship that I wanted in the city that I love.  I love my commute! I love my coworkers! I love my patrons! I love the view from my shared office!  I love that I HAVE an office!  I love that I’m getting to go to the Medical Library Association’s 2012 conference in Seattle!

But it is also a huge learning process and I find myself with a brain refusing anymore information by the time I hit the T at the end of the day.  This means that all three of my nonfiction reads I had started before working at my new library, as well as during the first week, have hit the wayside. Cannot. Do. It. I need memoirs and paranormal romance and swashbuckling and FICTIONAL STORYLINES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.  I cannot read and attempt to comprehend things about evolution in a toxic world or why you should eat this and not that.  Nope.  Can’t do it.  At least not right now.  So, yes.  I’m going to attempt to struggle my way through the three nonfiction reads I had started with a chapter a day. Beyond that, no more.  I mean, I have to work on learning PHP for my new job.  One can only handle so much nonfiction in one day.  That said, I still want to do Diet for a New America, but I think I’m going to have to rework it somehow.  Maybe make it a challenge instead of a project.  That way I won’t feel bad if it takes me a while to get to the next book.  I still intend to finish, buuuut probably not by the end of 2012 *snort*

Speaking of diet and health, I have discovered ZUMBA and it is AWESOME.  I’ve always been a dancer from a very young age (before I got fat and unhealthy) and for some reason even though I’ve recovered my fitness, I was ignoring dance.  No more!  Zumba is basically dance aerobics only using Latin dance and a mix of Latin music and modern popular songs.  (I think to date my favorite routine has been the one we did to I’m Sexy and I Know It.  It involved showing off our guns).  Anywhooo I love the Latin dancing because it is all hip shaking, but it’s also a great class to go to once a week because long-term cardio is still what is really difficult for me, but the class and instructor are just so dang FUN that I am bound and determined to make it through.  And I do.  I just also have at least one point in every class where I am certain I am going to die.  Then we pretend to be roping a cow, and I suddenly am fine. 😉

Happy weekends everyone!  Tomorrow is my first day as a Saturday librarian, and I am mad excited.  (Which seems to be my perpetual state of emotion nowadays).

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  1. March 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    YAY for Zumba! I danced as a kid too and since I am loving water aerobics so much (I stopped dancing to swim as a teenager) I think I will like Zumba once my stamina is a bit better.
    I also remember the feeling of brain over-load and your library is doing more than UML as far as medical tools and sources. I recall being told you have to be trained on a specific resource just to be able to show it to students.

    • March 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

      I wish my gym had water aerobics!! I also used to swim a lot as a kid. I’m sure you’ll love Zumba when you’re ready for it, but don’t rush yourself. It is a high-intensity class for sure.

      Yes, all of my colleagues have mentioned the brain over-load they felt when they started. So they’re aware it will happen. More so than I was! I’ll take the excuse to read romance novels. 😉

  2. March 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that you are loving your new job. Plus found Zumba! Have been tempted to go myself but am really progressing with my belly dancing, so thought it best to stick to one and perfect it 🙂

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