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Saturday, October 28, 2006

27 by 27 Update...Finally

There are so many things I could talk about on this post, but I've been promising to give you a "27 by 27" update, so that's what I'll do!

Now that I'm in a new office (yay), hopefully I'll be able to post a bit more frequently and talk about things like my dad's retirement, my 10-year high school reunion, Halloween and other random thoughts that pop into my head.

But not tonight!

Tonight is the night for updates and evaluations.

Don't worry...I'll go into more detail on most of them at the end of this seemingly pointless but incredibly challenging exercise.

So here goes...

I've lost only four pounds so far, so that one's not going as well as I'd like. 23 more to go! We'll see...

The most I've walked is four miles...again, 23 more to add to that! What is it about four?!

I've read 16 books so far, so that one's going to wrap up pretty soon.

I've not really saved any cash yet either...ouch. Gotta do better about that one.

I've written one and only one story, but I have high hopes for doing more.

I have completed nine random acts of kindness, and, let me tell you...while rewarding...these are sometimes tough to come up with!

Only learned a couple of new workout moves so far...but that goes back to the whole walking/working out/losing weight thing that's stymie-ing(sp?) me so far.

I'm about halfway there on the piano pieces, almost totally there on the movies and one short of finishing the 27 books of the New Testament.

I have recorded eight "notable" things I've never seen before, tried eight new recipes and learned eight new vocabulary words. It's been tough on these three to decide what to include and what to leave out.

Only made it to four libraries so far, but I have big plans for the next 23. Same with the memories of my mom.

Found 12 solutions to cliches and tried 12 new toenail colors.

Haven't counted up the additions to my blog and web site, but I'm getting there.

I still need to majorly work on the 27 minutes outside, sewing the 27 T-shirts into a quilt, learning the 27 Constitutional amendments, listening to Mozart's 27 concertos and reading the 27 books in the "Xanth" trilogy.

And sadly, as my husband pointed out, it looks as if the one I'm going to accomplish first (drum roll, please)... is watching the 27 episodes of the fourth season of the "Dukes of Hazzard."

Oh, my.

Again, I will discuss these in more detail, with more links and more witty comments, but I wanted to get this update posted here before November descends!

Wish me luck because I have a lot of work to do before December 22!

Oh, and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Correction and Links

OK, this is why I should blog more frequently.

I inadvertently gave you expired links in the post from yesterday. Sorry about that!

Here are some current links that I think you'll enjoy...

Library Jobs

US Naval Observatory Library

More on Jobs

UGA Disaster (trying not to giggle here--it's about the books, not the dirty, rotten football team)

And...just for funsies...

Last-minute idea for a Halloween...excuse me, Fall Celebration costume. ;)

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New Office and Guantanamo

OK, it's been awhile, but I have a good excuse!

I am officially in my new office now! (There was much rejoicing-yay)

It's great. I'm still trying to make some aesthetic improvements, but I love having a "room of my own" that's a bit more private and allows me to work more freely.

Over the last three weeks, I've been collecting lots of good stuff to post here, but I thought I'd spread it out a bit and start with a discussion on the SLIS listserv about a position in the library at Guantanamo Bay.

Needless to say, anyone who said anything other than "Guantanamo is evil" was branded as one of those evil conservatives (welcome to the club).

But the discussion was interesting...One good point, I thought...

"This position would be ideal for anyone convinced that wholesale torture and human-rights abuses are commonplace at Gitmo...Who better to record and then report these outrages than a well-trained, alert and highly-educated professional who will be in close contact with the detainees on a day-to-day basis?"

Also, an article about the possible importance of this position...

Guantanamo inmates turn to library books

Anyways, hopefully I'll have a little more freedom to post in this new place! So I'll try to keep the links, etc...coming your way.

Happy Wednesday!

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