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And So It Was

In which I feel obliged to look back on the year 2009.

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WrAnyMo WrApUp

I’ve developed this habit of starting drafts and forgetting about them for a week or two, possibly a carryover of blogging privately. Oops. Here’s a slightly dusty post from Dec 2nd. I refuse to accept that WrAnyMo was a resounding failure. Sure, I only made about 22% of my goal to write 30,000 words in […]

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Life

Another Even Day Post

A self-congratulatory post on things that I’ve improved on this year. Also: mint (but not the kind you eat), drugs (but not the kind you go to jail for possessing) and books (but not the kind that will get you into TROUBLE with the Mind Police– but be on your guard just the same).

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Family Vacation

I had a great time with my parents in and around Southern Indiana while they were here at the end of July. Following are a few long-overdue highlights (posting is a bit rushed because I want to publish this before it rots in the draft folder for eternity!). Russell led an excursion to French Lick […]

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Life

Answer to the Question

It has always seemed as though there was an answer waiting when I knew the right question to ask. I remember being in grade school and wondering about a certain topic, perhaps even the meaning of a word. I remember hearing the word ennui, which sounded French to me and therefore vaguely dirty. Weeks later, […]

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Mid May

A half a month and not a single post later, I think I am finally recovered from BEDA. And now for a recap. Derby Day The Derby Day Party is an annual event that Roy has thrown for his close friends and family for many years. I went with Russell this year and had a […]

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In which She Tries to be Smarter

I started a post this morning on the bus but my WordPress app ate it. Trying again. I will be back-dating this post for yesterday’s missed BEDA and then I will post my final BEDA tonight. Wednesday was a hump day in more ways than one. I’ve been emotionally drained lately. I’ve been pulled in […]

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Posts that Might Have Been

I didn’t leave enough time to blog today. I was busy dancing among TEI elements and figuring out how the XML editor, <oXygen />, works. Also: eating strawberries, cataloging one or two books, learning about dinosaurs (via cataloging) and doing more research on bird watching iPhone apps. Things you may have been lucky enough to […]

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There was Quiet

I could rant about the hacking of my domains (many others were affected as well) but I’m ridiculously over it. If you’d like to see that stuff, my Twitter and Facebook statuses were pretty much real-time reactions. The admin had the incredibly tedious and lengthy task of rebuilding the server before he could bring it […]

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Cataloging Life

Shiny News

I am very happy to report that I have just accepted the position of Metadata Specialist & Cataloger in the Indiana University Libraries Technical Services Department. This is a brand new position in the department and a promotion for me. Yes, Jen, you say, but what does the fancy title MEAN? Fam and friends, this […]