Ugh

Feb. 19th, 2009 03:47 pm
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I am in educational psychology right now. Please put me out of misery. ::dies::

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Now I'm on the 9 bus of doom. But I did see Carrie Donovan & Rachel S!

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I am a bad library student...

Well... kinda...well... I've started losing my motivation for this summer session. It's my own fault of course, having two jobs, two classes and a workshop over the course of the summer. Then I adopted my kitten, Ulysses. Matthew and I haven't gotten to hang out and do anything "fun" since our trip to Nashville. Plus we're trying to get things set up for the fall semester orientation for the student chapter of ALA. And of course, various conventions, friend commitments and weddings. Gah.

I'm working on a presentation due next Wednesday on Book Talking, and if you know me, I can definitely talk about books. So for my information literacy/Education of Information Users class, I decided to do my presentation on how to give a Book Talk. Not exactly Information Literacy, more like just plain literacy. But the professor did just say a literacy topic... so I'm going with it. So now if I could only get motivated to actually... do it. Ugh.

I need a break. Not to mention I need to get  my act in gear and start studying for the PRAXIS exam I meant to take this summer, which is rapidly coming to a close. I hate standardized testing, not to mention spending the $150 odd to take it. And did I mention when I try to transfer to Illinois they're going to make me take the Illinois Basic Skills Test TOO! Because a national test isn't good enough for Illinois... Nooooooo! It'll be nice to have a week or two off before fall semester. I also have my first graduate-level education class ::shudder:: Nevermind I've never taken an education class to begin with and that I'll probably be one of the few (if not only) librarian in the class.

On a non-SLIS front, I'm about done with "Freaks & Geeks" which is really great. I have a crush on Seth Rogan. And it's weird to see Sam grown up and acting on "Bones" as Dr. Sweets. LOL. I wish I had such fond memories of high school. 

I'm thinking of embarking on a marathon of watching every (available) Doctor Who episode in order. Crazy, I know. But I was thinking of attempting to blog about the process (since I am a dork)... hence the new layout. I'm going to manipulate the header eventually... suggestions for what it should say are welcome. 

Also, I need to get back in sewing mode. I miss it. I'm also wishing I could do more "crafty" things, so I'm thinking of picking up my knitting again. Of course, I've forgotten everything I taught myself. Oh well.

And for no reason whatsoever, I'm showing off my new mood theme with the funniest one... weird. LOL
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As promised, here's some photos from the flooding we got last week in downtown Bloomington. For those of you unfamiliar with B-town, Kirkwood is the main drag where the bars are located, as well as the public library and, my favorite, Noodles & Co. Apparently a few years back they did some heavy duty construction (known as the Big Dig) to fix Kirkwood from flooding... yeah... they did a great job as you can see...

One of the worst part being, that those parking spots are prime parking. So you know those people were really excited to get such good spots... and now they have their own personal ark. The Public Library started taking on water in the Children's Department, but thankfully there wasn't much more than soggy carpet to deal with. The department is in the sub-basement and the water started filling up against the glass and the kids were like "Oh! It's like in the aquarium!" LOL.

I love this one, of the kids kayaking down Jordan River... which is normally not really more than a creek... a bit further down a kid was just chilling in the middle of Indiana Ave on an innertube... like ya do.

The Indiana Daily Student has a great slideshow of pictures from downtown Bloomington at http://www.idsnews.com/news/multimedia/multimedia_file.aspx?file_id=12685.


The streets outside my apartment took on a fair share of water, which they always do even in just a regular rainy day. Of course this meant a few abandoned cars who tried to wade through it. Thankfully we didn't get anything like Martinsville this past weekend.... but it sure was a sight to see...

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