April 24, 2011
I am finally getting to my notes on my trip to Japan. Here, first, are the ones from the plane ride over. I'll add more to round out the notes after, but I like the flavor of these as they are written at 30,000 ft up.
"We crossed over the Rockies an hour or so ago, then over Lake Powell. Now we are 30,000 ft over Sierra Nevada. It is 2:31 am Tokyo time and we have a bit over 10 hours left to go.
Just under 4 hours left. We’ve crossed the Pacific Ocean. It is 9:06 am in Tokyo, 7:06 pm back in Dallas. I have watched a good chunk of “Tron: Legacy,” a good chunk of “Burlesque,” and an episode of “Bones.” I read a few “Father Brown” mysteries and the entirety of “The Wizard of Oz.” I have slept a bit, but not as much as I would have liked. The guy across the aisle probably has sleep apnea, guessing from the intensity of his snoring. We were served a snack of a sandwich and a Kit Kat bar a few hours ago. The turbulence comes and goes. Most people seem to be sleeping well. I’m going to try again here in a few. The great thing about sleeping is that when you wake up, time has magically passed.
Looks like we’ve also crossed the International Date Line. I am pretty sure my TV screen is faulty. The things I try to watch stop intermittently or sometimes just lose connection altogether. I end up watching other people’s monitors silently. Some guy three rows up actually got to the end or “Tron: Legacy” and is playing Tetris.
It is currently 1:15 pm where we are, over the ocean.
We are 1791 miles from Tokyo and the outside air temp is -59 F, -51 C. We are flying at 34,000 feet. We have shaved 8 minutes off our flight time in the past 9.5 hours."
September 01, 2009
More time now?
So, I finished my degree, graduated, and now am homework free for the first time in 3 years. Is anyone still here? I know many of you are on twitter now, as am I. Weird how technology evolves and essentially produces the same thing as before, only differently.
If you're on twitter, I'm graphicgrrl. I'll try to post here, but hey, Twitter's so much easier to get to!
April 24, 2009
A year has gone by
My how time flies! I pop in here today and it's been a year to the day since I posted anything, and a couple of years since I said anything worthwhile. At least...here. These days I spend my extra time on Facebook (I know! I know!) catching up with highschool friends and causing general mayhem.
I complete my masters' work in 3 months and should matriculate in August. Whee!!! Although, between you and me I have seen where some of my highschool friends ended up and...I need to get moving! Time to plot the next leg of the journey. Where do I want to go? Where's my map and compass? Isn't life a grand adventure?
April 24, 2008
How did you all fare last night in the storms? What crazy weather we've been having lately. All things around the U.S., both natural and man-managed, seem to be going bonkers. The airlines, the fuel prices, the weather. Crazy.
I went to see Kids in the Hall last night, and they ROCKED! (is that an old person's term now? -eep!) So very funny. They are markedly older, as was the crowd, but wow they still have it. Now to find the tv show on DVD and re-watch them all...
April 22, 2008
just like a bad penny
I came back. *looks around* It's so quiet here. Been a year, around the time of Texas Library Association just like last time. I've been doing a lot of house cleaning and clearing at home, so I'll continue that energy here. I should be posting more regularly soon. Meanwhile, thank you St, Expedite! (bock, bock!)
April 27, 2007
here comes the rain again
Well, we made it through the storm alright. No one I know was hurt, and only a couple of people I know suffered any water damage. Present company included. I dropped my library book (Jim Butcher's latest, White Night) and my phone in the water. Of course I grabbed the book up first. And for those playing along at home, this is the third phone I've dropped in something. This time I couldn't get it replaced, so I bought a new phone last night. A cute little Katana. And because I couldn't get my old phone to turn on, I lost all my contacts and other information. The phone still has internet access, but the screen is much smaller than the Windows PC phone I had. The new phone, however, has GPS capability. I am debating turning it on.
Anyone else have any weather-related tales of woe or otherwise?
April 12, 2007
greetings from sunny San Antonio
I am in San Antonio for the Texas Library Association annual conference. Holy cats! It's huge! I am having a fantastic time, dampened only by the passing of Kurt Vonnegut, American icon. At the TLA "sock hop" tonight, the DJ played Intergalactic (by the Beastie Boys, for those of you just tuning in) in honor of Kurt.
I have eaten, well, probably no worse than usual lately but I fully expect to come home 5 pounds lighter from all the walking (and dancing) I've done. The Unshelved guys are here and I am supposed to hear them speak at the closing luncheon. Wish I'd brought something for them to sign. Other than the library's copy of the Read Responsibly poster. Wish I could find their booth so I could buy something for them to sign for me. I also heard Isabel Allende speak this morning and she is my new hero. This fiesty Chilean woman has overcome adversity and still maintains a high level of passion for life. And Antonio Banderas. But who doesn't? :)
Jennifer is already abed and I am trying to figure out what I want to go see tomorrow. She has something at 8:30 so we are getting up early again in the morning.
Pictures forthcoming. I left the camera cable at home, drat! But I got to ride in a stretch limo tonight. Fantastic! And I've met some great people. I love this conference. :)
March 27, 2007
It's been a long time, does this thing still work? :)
August 30, 2006
change of plans
I start school TONIGHT.
My academic advisor called yesterday, got me enrolled in a face-to-face class, and I start tonight. The class is four hours a week, Wenesdays from 6 to 10. It's Intro to Information Access and Retrieval. In other words, reference. How to look stuff up. Where to find the answers to things. How to figure out what a person is really asking for when they say "do you have the unpublished works of Shakespeare?"
Wish me luck. I'll let you know how it goes.
August 26, 2006
when's rush week?
I have now passed the second stage of the admission process. The School of Library Science has admitted me provisionally. I can go to school this semester as long as I get my GRE taken and the scores to them before the second semester. Only one problem. The classes I need to take are full. So I call the School of Graduate Studies, have them push my admission to the spring semester, and I go take my GRE in the meantime.
I'm still tickled pink about it all. :)