the summer that wasn't

Given the time remaining in the summer semester (and the work still remaining to be done) and my current “sandwich generation” difficulties, I’ve decided to treat the next 2 and a half weeks as a “grad school marathon.”

Given my predilection for organizing rather than reading and writing, this should come as no surprise:
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Don’t all the little coloured tags look pretty?

After the complete write-off that was the weekend (and I mean that literally in the case of yet another car) some progress has been made though. I now have a good workable outline for my final paper for LS 531 on the future of cataloging in academic libraries. I just need to read, take notes, and write the thing – piece of cake, lol! The methodology and data analysis plan paper for LS 502 is my bête noire. It will get written because it must, but it’s not going to be pretty. I must plan some judicious knitting and yoga breaks to save my sanity.

Annual

Conversation with the architect:

Me: We have an extension on our literature review for the Research Methods class – several people are at the ALA annual conference in Chicago, so the professor decided that everyone should have the same opportunity for the extension.

The architect: What’s the ALA – the American Lesbians Association?

Me: No, idiot, it’s the American Library Association.  It’s one of the big events in the library world each year.

The architect: We could have driven there – why didn’t you tell me?

Me: We could have gone?  To Chicago? To Annual?  I could have met up with people I know?  I could have gone to workshops? Why didn’t you tell me? Rats.

The architect: Hurry up, get in the shower and we’ll go.

*sigh*