I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
So nervous and I haven't started coding yet.
I have to write a hangman game without relying on code from any other source for my final and already so nervous.
Reading something else to calm down. About medical libraries. Will be back to this tomorrow morning, latest. Still have five hundred pages to read by Tuesday morning, hah!
I'm a knitter, but clueless with fabric.
I've got this:
I actually have two 'panels' - or images, and each is about a yard across. I wanted to make one pillow, but then realized, yeah, that pillow will be the size of me. I'm also thinking of hanging it above my bed.
So my question is if I do hang it over my bed, how would you do it? I have two walls, and a corner, because I'm more comfortable sleeping in the corner of the room. My headboard is up against a wall because I'm more comfortable sleeping that way.
I don't particularly want to make a hole in the wall, or in the fabric. Buuuut I can't really think of another way of doing this.
Any help much appreciated. I will give a hand knit scarf to anyone who comes up with the solution that ends up taking, in fact, if that helps!
Or gloves, but there will be a longer wait for those. And you can choose yarn type - unless it's super scratchy mohair or something and I can't knit with it because I can be very sensitive touch wise - but you will also have a shorter wait for that.
Thanks in advance, guys.
PS - I got my Israeli flag. I will be wearing that wrapped around my back coming up in the next few weeks. I may also hang that up on the other side of my bed using some other technique, but probably not.
I have like 90% of my reading for one class done. Not gonna worry about the rest for now. Onto my seven hundred page monster for my next class - and by that I mean the class that comes next chronologically in the week.
Monday/online only with a face-to-face next Monday? Done.
Programming is Tuesday in the morning and then archives Tuesday afternoon. I'm going to sleep in a half hour but should have more of starting out with Python done by then. I'm also going to turn some skeins into balls while I do this.
Onto the actual book.
Boring. So dry.
And yet, the actual ways that special libraries work is fascinating. Sometimes there's no way to go 'hey, statistics, and holy cheeseballs we need more statistics stat' without being dry - or 'hey, lol, so many less special libraries now so good luck getting those jobs!!!!1!!!' without being a bit alarmist.
Necessary work, but comparing it to the archives reading on how James Joyce estate liked suing the shit out of everyone, or how Pinochet was a complete bastard and archives helped, or how the US government was a complete bastard about surveillance and Puerto Rico and how archives helped, or how Iraq's archival material was stolen, and hey, can they have that shit back so it can help them? It was just a matter of taking a deep breath, going, 'hey, guess what, you need to know this,' and forcing myself to finish. Yes, forcing myself, and this is a four star. Because as boring as this might have been, it was eye opening, necessary, and incredibly well written. Could this have been, say, funnier? Sure. It could have, but it would have undercut a lot of the importance. And the authors did go for humor, when it proved their point, when it was necessary, and when it didn't undercut their point.
I honestly can't see anyone writing this and balancing the needs and doing it better. So knocking off one star, because I didn't connect with the material as much as I'd hoped, and giving it four stars for being the necessary book it had to be.
And hey, I'm almost 100% sure that I'm not supposed to be on a special libraries track based on this book - but that's not a dig at special libraries or librarians. They do essential work. I'm just not suited to a corporate library, which says more about the fact that they have needs, I have a certain personality and, hey, their needs and my personality have conflicts. Other people have different personalities - not better, or worse, just different - that would make them go 'oh, hells yes, this is for me'.
But I'm also almost 100% sure that I will get vital knowledge from this class, based on this book, and I'm going to put that to good use when I end up where I need to be!
I want to read and knit, and it's haaaaard to do that on the super comfortable chair I'm on. I'm also watching the news, and I can't do this dry and that depressing combined :/
So I'm going to start some online reading for this class: so much easier knitting and reading on the computer. I also have very little left to do and I have to drive someone to work tomorrow and wait for them at a DD for an hour or so. Sooooo... I'll finish up there with a donut, because I got a couple DD GCs in a gift swap. I'll finish this book and continue with the Python book...
Yeah, I need a break. This is important reading, and it's very well written, it's just also the driest of my reading, by necessity, so I'm going to finish tonight or tomorrow. I want to get some other reading done while I knit some more scarves.
I have to run a couple errands including picking up the last Binti novella. Yay. So kinda wish I was getting through this faster, but my first priority is school reading right now.
"And that’s when I look up and I say, ‘That was you, God. Thank you! Thank you for taking my load!’”
Hendrix, Grady. My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel (p. 178). Quirk Books. Kindle Edition.
I'm laughing so hard I'm shaking.
Met my goal, the melatonin is kicking in, and I slept very badly yesterday night. Gonna read MBFE for a bit before I go to sleep, though. I find this article on newspaper libraries written in a more engaging style, so at least I'm enjoying this more!
Watched Jeopardy, and read during the breaks.
Going to take yet another break from this and continue on Special Libraries: I'd really like to get at least 50 pages of that done, and might take a brief break and read a couple more pages of this before I sleep if I hit fifty.
Did I mention I have the enhanced Kindle edition which I got for a couple bucks?
Pamphlets, faux rock posters, etc, all very, very eighties. So much fun!
And this is just getting good, but I'm trying to be social and I needed the lights off. I think I can have them on to read more Special Libraries: I'd rather be reading this, but I have to read that for a little bit.
I need a break. The words are small, so high word count, and I'm finding this less interesting than my archive articles.
So I'm going to read at least one hour of My Best Friend's Exorcism as a palate cleanser, and then try to get the third chapter of this book read.
I just mooched off Jessica's group, but turns out she's awesomely cool with it, so yay!
Anyway, I describe everything here.
Time to go to sleep. Finished up The Punisher while reading this.
May read more articles tomorrow, but I'll try to get at least a hundred pages into My Best Friend's Exorcism, and pick this up on Monday!
This is by no means bad. I just expected it to be funnier, and I'm not as impressed as I would be if I hadn't read Horrorstor first: that was simply better. Funnier, written in a more appealing style to me, and so this feels like a case of sophomore slump.
And yet, it's not bad at all, and I'm intrigued by Abby and Gretchen's friendship.
I'm also nervous about reading for school: I want like 75% + done before I start. I'm also absolutely fascinated by articles I've been reading so far: about how archives can be tainted by planted forgeries, about Iraqi archival material, about indigenous peoples from Canada and how their archives are handled.
Maybe it's sad, but I'm more into those than anything right now.
Meanwhile, I need to really get more of my main Python book read, and maybe some of special libraries, which I have access to online. But I do better reading in paper, and I like taking notes in the book, and my used copy should be coming in tomorrow - Monday latest. I have enough to read until that comes, and probably won't get started on that for a couple days anyway!
I haven't been reviewing because articles.