Posts tagged ‘library’

February 10, 2012


I went to the library the other night, just for some quiet time really, but ended up leaving with the 5 books pictured above. It always seems like once I pick one book up, I can’t stop finding stuff I want to read. There were a few I had to put back because I can always go back.

I do love my Kindle app, but there is something about holding a heavy book in my hands and being able to feel what I am reading. Just a quirk I have I suppose.

I have started Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, and so far, it has been okay. Not quite as good as The Pillars of the Earth was, but it has been worth reading. I want to finish it as the one for myFebruary goals, but it’s huge (almost 1000 pages) so it might be asking a bit much.

And can you believe I have never read any Harry Potter book (or seen any of the movies either)? I just never got into that fad, but I am starting the first book as soon as I am done with Fall of Giants. I need to see what the hype is about. Or I might read the other 3 books I checked out, just in case I love the first HP so much that I have to go straight to the second.

February 20, 2009

Behind the desk.

Disappointed is not even the word to use for this. Maybe I’m naive, but I really thought that the Board of Trustees would uphold our own freedom to choose what we can find on our own library shelves.

The law suits will start flying soon, and in an already bad economic position with over $1 million in budgets cuts, it’s sad that the library and tax payers’ money will be spent on this.

January 17, 2009

flowing freely.

Self-portrait, January 17, 2009

I’ve been in a creative swing for the past few days and have finally gotten back into using my camera on a regular basis. I have missed having a creative outlet with everything else that has been going on. The self-portrait above is exactly how I feel about my life right now. Some of it is in focus, while the rest isn’t. It’s somewhat colorful, some close and some far away. All mixed up and distracting while I am sharp and clear on what I am doing. It fits well, for right now.

I am officially booked to photograph Nicol and Bobby’s wedding on June 20. Honestly, I am petrified of doing it. I don’t want to be the one responsible for something that can’t be reproduced again. Nicol reassured me tonight that it’ll be fine, and that she trusts me, so I just have to have faith in myself. I’m sure I’ll get more nervous as the time gets closer.

My library job is going great. My boss and the program director both liked my Candidate School booklet, which was handed out today for participants in that program. I’m anxious to find out how that went. Diana actually said that she was vey impressed at how I took control of that project and ended up with something very strong for the program to give out. That was a huge confidence booster for me. I also finished the media release for February’s program schedule. Talk about a tedious task! It’s took me nearly 2 hours of cutting and pasting from the ConnectNow booklet to finish. I might just start on the March one on Monday to have it done. Other than that, my days there are filled with meetings. Strategic planning, ConnectNow planning, program planning, and sporadic ones with the different sections of the library like Youth Services, Young Adult, etc. I didn’t anticipate so many meetings, but I actually like them because they break up the work hours that are spent in my cubicle designing, etc. I am the type of person who needs a break in between or lots of things happening at the same time to keep my focus in check. I don’t like growing bored with just one thing to think about or finish.

School starts on Tuesday, and life is going to be a lot more hectic. At least I’ll have more to blog about here though. I feel like I have been neglecting this site. I’m going to try to work on that.

January 5, 2009


Tomorrow is the big day. The first day of real work at the library.

I am nervous and scared and completely overflowing with excitement. I hope everything goes as well as I want it to.

August 20, 2008

in lines of 3.

I’ve been exhausted. Utterly bitchy and tired every moment of the past few days.
I don’t like it, and I’m sure nobody else does either.
A doc visit might be in order though.

Being “boyless” kinda sucks, but I’m dealing fine.
After all, this is what I wanted, right?
Yeah, that’s what I keep telling myself too.

School is back in the swing of it. Half the reason for the exhaustion and crabbiness.
I underestimated the amount of reading that 5 classes would involve.
So tomorrow will be a day spent at the library, reading and doing quizzes.

I’ve been taking my camera with me everywhere.
It seemed like every time I didn’t have it, I found something awesome to snap.
I’m not taking any more chances like that.

That’s about it, I guess.
It’ll take a few more weeks before college rips my sanity from me,
so you can still expect some posts in the future days.


June 17, 2008


I really, really, REALLY wish I could go shooting (pictures, duh) around town today, but I’ll be stuck in the library (again) writing.

Only 9 days to go!

And we leave in exactly 3 weeks for Colorado.  I can hardly contain myself!

April 18, 2008

I told you this is ridiculous.

Actually, today is mild. Usually there is a Frapuccino and Rice Krispie Treats too.

I got my psych quiz done and turned in. Now onto law case reports and history essays. Oh joy.

home sweet second home


April 2, 2008


I wish I had my camera with me.  I’m at the library (have been for a few hours) and it seriously looks like I have moved in here.  Only 1 more month before I can be done with all this (for a few weeks anyway)!