Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
In the keynote session this morning, Paul Holdengraber was interviewed. This man is incredible. I've heard him speak a few times. He has revitalized programming at the NY Public Library and his vision for the library is refreshing. He has created a program called Live from the NYPL which are unique conversations, debates and performaces with a variety of people from President Clinton to William Forsythe. He even talked this morning about an opera that was performed based on E.B. White's Manual of Style. One of the things that they often do during the programs is conversation portraits. Flash Rosenburg draws as the program happens. These are quite clever and you can watch a few here.
Paul also said that of all the things that he is, he is "not a librarian; but nobody's perfect." Love it!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I am reminded of the hymns "Be Still, My Soul" and "How Firm a Foundation" because they give me peace and strength as I move forward. What specifically comes to mind is "be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake/to guide the future as he has the past/thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake/all now mysterious shall be bright at last" and "In every condition...as thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be." This simply reminds me to look at the blessings in my life, that God has a hand in my life, and that I am promised joy. What more can a girl ask for?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
After breakfast at Eastern Market (yum), John and I went to see the exhibits at the NGS museum. The museum is in the bottom level of what I believe are the NGS offices. If you weren't looking for the museum, I'm not sure you'd know it was there. Walking to the first exhibit, mounted on the ceiling is a topographic display of a section of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thing number 12 was to go indoor skydiving. This is where you get suited up like you are going to skydive - jumpsuit, helmet, goggles - but instead you get into a vertical wind tunnel and an instructor guides you as the wind picks you up into the air. It was tons of fun. We have a video that we're working on uploading, so this picture outside the building will have to do until then.
Monday, June 22, 2009
The mid-year (which was June 12th) count is 12 done, 7 planned/started, and 8 to go. Here is what the list looks like as of today:
For the 7 planned/started: number 5 starts next Thursday; in correlation with number 6, I joined the gym at work; numbers 12 and 18 will happen over 4th of July weekend (yay for Tennessee!); 16 happens at Thanksgiving; number 23 is planned for August 22 (anyone want to come?); and I have started on number 25 (but I very often get stuck).
I think the other 8 will wait until late summer and fall.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
So it's been a little while since I update, but I've been busy accomplishing things on my list.
Thing #17 - Sample a new ethnic food
Thing #17 - Sample a new ethnic food
Jenny, Amy and I went to Passport DC on May 2. Several of the embassies on Embassy Row in DC open their doors to anyone. Many of the embassies have food and music and display items from their countries. It's an amazing chance to see some beautiful places and things.
We went to several embassies including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malaysia, and Uzbekistan. We bought a plate of food at the Pakistani embassy, which was delicious. As for trying new food, we had a small plate of food at the Bangladeshi embassy. It was very good, similar in taste to Indian. Then at the Malaysian embassy we tried Air Batu Campur (ABC). They were selling it for a dollar. It means shaved ice. It contained shaved ice, red beans, corn, jelly, and cherry flavored syrup. I wish I could say I enjoyed it...
Thing #1 - Graduate from Library School!!!
I graduated from Catholic University's School of Library and Information Science on May 16. It was a great day (even with the 15 mins of rain during the ceremony) with friends and family. It hits me every once and a while that I'm finished.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
PS. Thing number 1 is less than 3 weeks away!!! I passed my comprehensive exams and am just 1 final exam away fom completing my course work.