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Friday Fun! (Camping and Where I Have Been!)

September 15, 2012 4 comments

Hello my lovely readers!

Yes, I realize it’s technically Saturday, but things have been rather quiet around here the last couple of weeks, and I didn’t want to leave you hanging any longer!  So why have things been so quiet?

Well, first, it was Labor Day weekend here in the States, and I actually for once went on vacation for it. Shocking, I know.  I went camping in the Green Mountains.  This was the view from my tent:

Gorgeous, eh?  And it was such a great break!  Zero technology. My cell phone didn’t even have reception.  I got disgustingly filthy, and I loved it.  I went for a swim in the pond and for a hike and cooked over a campfire.

Oh, yes, and the boy I’ve been dating asked me to be his girlfriend, and I said yes. 😀 He’s an awesome boyfriend, and I love him.

Beyond the vacation and personal development, it’s the start of the semester at work, so I’ve been incredibly busy with beginning of the semester library classes, orientations, and just general helping out the new students.  Also, the audiobook I’m currently reading while completely *awesome* (Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi), is also super-long.  The other book I was reading on my kindle that will be reviewed next week was kind of dullsville, so had trouble holding my interest.  All of these things came together to make for a bit of silence, BUT!  Never fear. I will always return! With bells on. 😀

Happy weekends all!

 

Friday Fun! (Fridge and Online Class)

September 3, 2010 6 comments

Hello my lovely readers!  I hope this week treated you well, and to my New England readers, I hope you survived the heat wave relatively painlessly.  My thoughts are going out to those of you in the south-east and eastern seaboard facing Hurricane Earl.

At the beginning of last weekend, I opened my fridge to discover that my soy milk had exploded.  Not pleasant.  I cleaned it up and thought that was that, but then I noticed that my produce seemed to have grown mold overnight and my cheese was sweaty.  It took until that point to realize that my fridge was not as cold as it should be.  I turned it to its maximum coldness, and that seemed to work for a day, but then it went right back to shitty.  My fridge was on the fritz.  Also my landlord was out of town on vacation, and it took me a while to get ahold of him.  Oddly, my freezer was working the whole time, just not the fridge.  Long story short (too late!), the fan was busted and that’s what moves the cold air from the freezer to the fridge.  On the plus side, I got to see the inner workings of my fridge while a super-sweet father/son contracting team, complete with thick Boston accents and Irish names, fixed my fridge.  On the minus side, I lost all of my food in the fridge portion.  Since I cook a lot, this was actually a lot of food.  Ah well, at least it’s fixed now, and I have a new appreciation for people who have to live without refrigeration.

My new online class is in full-swing.  I was pleased to discover the required textbooks on my Kindle app for cheaper than the print versions, so naturally I bought them there.  It’s always hard to get print copies of textbooks off your hands after you’re done with them anyway.  The class is on librarianship for distance learners, and as part of the course we’re being embedded as librarians into online courses at University of Central Missouri.  My online course itself is at San Jose State University.  My classmates are literally from all over the world, even Australia!  I have no idea how she’s dealing with the time difference.  I find myself scratching my head over it all the time, and I’m only a few time zones away.  I’m pretty excited for this course, because for once they’re letting us do real librarian work (which I already do anyway, but still….).  It’ll look good when I’m applying for jobs for sure!

This weekend is a 3 day weekend here in the States for Labor Day (basically a holiday in honor of the workers in the US, aka, moi).  I have plans to see a couple of my friends. Naturally some me time including reading and playing either Twilight Princess or Paper Mario (or both!) will be worked in too.  Oh, and restocking my fridge.  If Earl lightens up enough at some point for me to go buy groceries, that is.  What’re your weekends looking like?