Rabbit hole…

I seem to have fallen down one.

Some of it is deleting stuff out of the Project Gallery.  I can spend hours in there and not notice.  I’ve made some serious headway in there.

I also had to make myself go back to reading the stuff that I’d brought home from the library, because those books weren’t going to read themselves.  And I only get 2-3 weeks for them.  (The 2 week ones are the new adult fiction/non-fiction, and most likely can’t be renewed.)  I have a whole slew of stuff on hold, most of which is in tech services and coming out in dribs and drabs.  And that’s fine.  It’ll give me more time to go through the PG.  heheheheheheheh

I’ve also been working (!!!) and managed to come down with the cold from hell.  Today is the two-week mark for that, and it finally seems to be on its last legs.  I’ve been absolutely miserable, and convinced that it was going to morph into bronchitis, like it usually does.  Don’t ask me why it didn’t this time.  I was actually glad not to work this week, b/c it meant that I might be able to rest up enough to get rid of the damn thing.  Now, if only I could get my allergies to take a hike…

Since I’m vegging…

I am lacking the ability to focus on much of anything tonight.  But if I go to bed now, I’ll be up around 3, and that won’t do me any good, either.  So you get another post.  Lucky you!

So I figured you’d get the list of what’s piled up next to the chair.

Right now, I’m reading Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz.

On the pile are:

Variant by Robison Wells (it sounded interesting)

Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure by Julia Flynn Siler (I picked this up b/c the editoral reviews were good, though I’m wondering how good it will really be, as not all the reader reviews have been kind, and she seems to have gotten some of the facts wrong, which is irritating.  Based on reader reviews, am looking for others to read, too.)

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (have wanted to read this one for a while now)

The Selection by Kiera Cass (the branch manager had this one on her card, but had too many to read, so she asked me to take it instead)

Prodigy by Maria Lu (been waiting for this one!)

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors (it was new, it was there, it came home with me…)

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (yet another one I’ve been waiting for!)

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal (finally got it!)

Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke (I like her books; am hoping this one doesn’t disappoint)

There are about five more waiting for me at the library now.  And another 10 or so either in tech services or still checked out somewhere.  I am trying to be good and not overload myself, but I think we all know how well that doesn’t work.

In which I am a dumbass…

OK, I’ve mentioned that I’ve had my gall bladder yanked.  And that I have PBC.  (FYI, this is a post with TMI, so don’t say I didn’t warn you…)

So you’d think that I’d maybe pay more attention to things that I eat, right?

Wrong.

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Frying pan? Fire?

So last night, one of my friends wanted to know if she could ask me something.

Me, being me, told her to go ahead.  Of course, I promise no answers, or perhaps not the answer she wants, but she can always ask.

She wanted to know if I’d help mod a group she runs.  o.O

Now, we already co-mod a group, but it’s pretty quiet.  This group is not.

But she assured me that I’d only need to do minimal stuff.  And from what the previous mod did, it really doesn’t seem that bad.  Though I do find it amusing that someone clicked the funny button on her announcement of my mod status.  It’s probably b/c I wasn’t a member of the group until last night, lol.  But she asked me b/c she knows I can handle the tasks she needs me to do, and b/c I won’t balk at the rules they have in place over there.

Now, if I could only get HR to call me so I could get processed so I could actually start doing work that I’d be PAID to do…

And the winners are…

So, the ALA announced the Youth Media Awards on Monday.  I tuned into the webcast in my jammies.  I suppose that’s the upside of not being there.  Though really, I would rather have been there.  I was surprised at some of the winners/honors, not surprised at some of the others, but isn’t that how these things usually go?  I’ve also read a fair amount of the books already, which is unusual for me.  And I spent a part of the day yesterday requesting ones that I hadn’t yet read.  Well, the ones that the library has.  And only til I ran out of space on cards.  I was sorely tempted to create a card in a dog’s name, but I didn’t.  I’m hoping I won’t have to wait too long for the library to get the books it doesn’t already have, either.

So, without (much) further ado…the winners are:

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Holding pattern

So, I went and picked up the books that came in today.  I was annoyed b/c I still have a bunch of books in transit.  I guess there’s a backlog b/c of Monday’s holiday, so the delivery didn’t contain everything.  Friday’s weather is supposed to be craptacular, so I’m not going out to pick up what gets delivered then.  It’ll keep til next week.  And honestly, it’s not like I don’t have unread books here that aren’t library books.  Or I could *gasp* knit or something.  Or maybe even clean my house.  *shudder*

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