booksavvy: (Doctor Who//Romana II Books)
So another day at the reference desk, another update. I really have nothing interesting to post, I'm just super bored. I should be studying for my midterm (yes, you heard right. Stupid Ed classes have midterms? Ugh.) but I don't wanna. Nor do I want to read or knit or do anything. I'm that bored.

Did my taxes and filed my Fafsa. In theory, this should be the last FAFSA I need to ever fill out. Then again, I've said that before. I'm getting a nice chunk from my taxes that will be going to pay off that pesky London trip and other assorted things of need/'want. I still need to file in Illinois and Indiana, since the "free" filing from the gov't doesn't include state taxes and TurboTax wanted to charge me $25 per state to do them. Umm... that's close to all I'd be getting back from them, thanks. So now to figure out how to do that. I think I'll just head to the public library to get the forms for non-residents for IN and file IL online. I guess. Ugh.

The best part about filling out the FAFSA? When they told me my estimated family contribution was $0. I'm that poor. LOL, that's never happened to me before and it made me chuckle.

I'm so done mentally with this semester. In fact, I'm getting sick of Bloomington in general. Not that this town isn't SO much better than Bloomington-Normal, but I'm just done with being so far away from my friends. And now that my library friends are starting to graduate and leave, I'm feeling a bit lonely too. But I'm already plannnig for the summer. Moving into a new apartment with cheaper rent, FINALLY going to visit [profile] mind_bottling in Orlando in May! Woot! Sadly, that week would have been the Disney's Pirates & Princesses Week (I found out from some awesome forums) but stupid Disney cancelled that. Boo to you Disney! We had a blast being all piratey and saying "AVAST!!" and "I BE NEEDING SOME BOOTY!"... lol. But more importantly I get to spend some time with Jen that's longer than a few hours at her house over a holiday.

Hmm... what else? Ugh. That's it. I'm soooooooooooooooo bored!!! I guess I could go knit some more. On the plus side, I'm over 300 stitches so far! Don't you love how annoyingly accurate this progress bar is? LOL

You know what makes me happy? My kitten has been sleeping curled up next to my head again (and sometimes with his paws across my throat) nuzzling against my face. That's a nice way to fall asleep, even if when he wakes up he steps on my throat and wakes me up. LOL, price you pay for having an adorable kitten I guess.

Maybe more later... not sure :)
booksavvy: (Heroes// Yatta!!)
Because now I can watch the Oscars streaming live from the reference desk. Not the same as our Oscar viewing parties of the past, but eh, whatcha gonna do? Even better, it's streaming fro SKY ONE in the U.K! Yay!! It's rather have Fearne Cotton than Ryan Seacrest anyday...

I hope [ profile] myladydisdain  is doing something more fun, in the spirit of PROTECT parties of days gone by. Remember when Master and Commander ruined everything and Sting lost for playing an imaginary instrument? Ahhh... Wish I could find those pictures...

More later...
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No... not that kind. The kind coming from a patron sitting right near the Reference Desk... He is breathing so loud! Mouth-breathers. Ugh. My life is so exciting right now. Except for the part where it totally isn't. Sigh.

Went home this weekend. Got to see Jaymie for brunch at Mimi's Cafe, which was really good. My mother somehow (because she's my mother) fell and damaged her tendons and can't walk. So we didn't get to do anything for her 60th birthday. Matthew's nephew got baptized. He's so cute, but he's afraid of anyone with a mustache or beard. Yup, he cries anytime Matt looks or talks to him. LOL. We had yummy cake and Chinese to celebrate Matt's birthday and his mom & dad's birthdays.

I got Matt the complete collection of Pee-wee's Playhouse for his birthday. Cuz what's better for your 30th than something completely ridiculous? :) I guilted Matt into buying me this awesome Cthulhu doll from the local nerd store.

Cupid Cthulhu! LOL. It was a pretty busy weekend and I ate tons of food.

My sister liked the little hat I knitted her for the baby and she also seemed to like the pregnancy journal I bought her. If she actually did is another story because, well, that's my sister.

I finally got my Doctor Who scarf yarn back! I brought it to work to do some knitting while it's slow. Even though I should be doing readings. Yuck.

I also totally realized I forgot to buy tickets for ACEN. I also didn't get a hotel again. That's not that much of a big deal, but I hate standing in the registration line of doom. I also haven't bought tickets for the ALA Conference in Chicago, but that's going to take a chunk of money that I don't have so it's understandable, right?

I'm going to have to get ANOTHER loan for the last summer class I need to take and to pay for my rent for the extra months I'll need to add so I have the place until August. Blargh.

Ummm... yeah. That's it. I think I'll go scour ebay for things I can't afford :)

booksavvy: (Ulysses S. Cat)
I don't remember how many instances are required to call something a trend... but don't count on my remembering to update twice in one week as a trend. I will be bound to disappoint soon ;)

Today has been a good day, which is surprising considering it didn't start so well last night. I'm all ready for bed and about to go to sleep when my lovely neighbor decides to have a party on a Monday night. Okay, whatever. Other neighbor has had party with music and it wasn't that bad. But due to the unconditionally warm weather here in Southern Indiana, my windows were open and the neighbor decided it would be a fine idea to have a cake fight outside the front door, complete with running and screaming and pieces of strawberry cake and icing stuck to the floor. Lovely. Don't you people have class or jobs?! Thankfully, once the the cake ran out, they went back inside. They were so loud that Matthew could hear them in his apartment across the street.

Before that, I had a bit of a freak-out about the PRAXIS. I'm not a standardized test taker. They freak me out and I tend to do horribly on them, regardless of how smart I may be ;).

But, thankfully, I totally kicked that PRAXIS I test's ass! Pwnage! I needed a 172 and 174 in Math and Reading (respectively) and I got a 181 in Math and a 184 in Reading. You can't see it, but I'm doing a happy dance here at the reference desk... which is probably why everyone is looking at me weirder than usual. I still have to wait a month for the writing scores, and I'm a bit worried since the essay was a bit confusing as to what kind of format they wanted (narrative or straight up 5 paragraph essay). Not like Illinois State University's easy ass Writing Skills test, which gave you a choice on the prompt and was pretty straight forward. And the PRAXIS was all on the computer, which was weird since the font was total 1980's style Mac font. Threw me a bit...

So fingers crossed that all they really want to see is that I can form complete sentences without the use of ellipses. Which I can do... but not in my blog because I do what I wanna do here :)

And, it looks like I finally got a sub for this weekend so I can hitch a ride with Matthew for his nephew's christening and my mom's 60th birthday this weekend. Oh and Matt's 30th birthday too, but don't mention that, he's a bit crabby about it ;) I think Ulysses misses the puppies at home so it'll be good for him to visit. And I can pick up my Doctor Who Scarf yarn!!! YAY!!! :) That's really the only reason I want to go home, you know ;)

Oh and my mother somehow tripped over her own two feet and torn the tendons on the top of her left foot. She is now a gimp with a limp and crutches. I hope you're all imagining my mom telling me that story in her "Sarah Palin" / Upper Peninsula voice. I about died...


Sep. 28th, 2008 08:15 pm
booksavvy: (Five decorative veggie)
Well I just both my yarn online for my Doctor Who Scarf... all 16 skeins of it!!! Gah!!! I said "Matthew, are you sure you don't want me to shorten it, since you are OBVIOUSLY not as tall as Tom Baker?" And was met with a look of utter disdain. So yes... 16 ft scarf at the ready.

It won't be in in time for the start of the Knit Along, but that's okay. I should be doing homework and class related things, but since I'm too poor and strapped for time to cosplay or even make a Halloween costume this year (boo!), this is my excuse to remain cosplay...ey? Timey-wimey? Wot?

Sorry... it's really really slow at the reference desk right now. Library school readings are boring my head off right now so I'm blogging instead of doing homework.

I'll post pics when I get the yarn. I had to order from two different places because one was out of one of the colours. Figures, huh?

Sigh.. back to readings on Evaluation of Library Collections and Services... ::dies::


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