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27 March 2008 @ 07:56 am
So barely a week after I turned in my last assignment as a grad student, I was offered a job at the Independence Seaport Museum library (where I've been an intern for the past year). It's very exciting and I was not expecting it at all! I'll be working 4 days a week for six months, with the possibility of getting a grant-funded position at the museum after that.
23 July 2007 @ 03:49 pm
OMG! "Same Girl" remix featuring T-Pain!
22 March 2007 @ 08:40 am
I started my internship in the library/archives of the Independence Seaport Museum yesterday. I'm very excited about it! I spent the whole day yesterday going through oversized photographs and noting information about them and any condition problems. Most of them were photos of ships, but some were photos of lots of stodgy-looking men at banquets (in one picture, no less than 50% of the men had handlebar mustaches!). I then took the information I wrote down and put it into a spreadsheet! On Friday, I'm going to look at even bigger photos (possibly as large as 3'x4')

I'm going to be at my internship every Thursday and Friday for the next 3 to 6 months. In that time, I should be able to get a lot of experience doing all kinds of different things. I might even get to create an online exhibition! I love history!
12 March 2007 @ 07:02 pm
I got the internship at the Independence Seaport Museum!
01 March 2007 @ 01:41 pm
I have an interview tomorrow for an (unpaid) internship at the Independence Seaport Museum's archives!
21 January 2007 @ 07:36 pm
I can't remember if I ever posted about this, but when I was in Scotland this summer, many public restrooms had condom dispensors that featured Scotch Whiskey flavored condomsCollapse )
26 October 2006 @ 09:23 am
Things have been going pretty well for me lately. Fall always makes me feel upbeat. I started work last week - I'll be working 2 days a week for a while, with some extra days here and there. I'm essentially my boss's personal assistant - I get to do a lot of filing, which turns out to be more fun than it sounds. It's nice to not feel like a jobless slacker or a sponger. I did miss the meowers while I was at work - I was very glad to see Myrtle when I got home!

Classes have been going well. I'm really getting into doing searches on Dialog. I like the idea of having to know "secret" codes to search for documents! It makes me feel like a professional.

I also joined the ALA (American Library Association). One of my classes is about the professional and social aspects of librarianship and we've been talking a lot about professional organizations. I decided it would behoove me to join a professional organization, so I did. I'm really looking forward to going to the ALA national conference in June. It's in Washington DC this year, so I'm definitely going!

In social news, I have several friend crushes in the library science program. I'm currently plotting ways to get them to come to potlucks. I suspect that at least one of them lives in West Philly, which is exciting.

I also hope that Get Busier will actually happen. I really, really like living with lots of people. I'd probably get very lonely if I ever lived by myself. Living with eight people is good, but living with fourteen to sixteen people would be even better. My only wish is that we had either a bigger kitchen or I had my own kitchen. Using knives in a crowd is just a bad idea.
11 October 2006 @ 12:02 pm
I have a job!
10 October 2006 @ 11:23 pm
I passed out getting a PPD today.

I'm the worst patient.
05 October 2006 @ 10:56 am
I've been in grad school for 1.5 weeks now. So far, I really like it. I'm taking a class on searching databases, a class on library ethics, and ACTION RESEARCH (which is essentially statistics). There aren't many people in the library science program, so it's mostly the same people in all of my classes and so far I like most of them a lot.

Funny, incidental story about one of my classmates: So, Mary, remember how before we knew Amanda, we called her "The Vocalist"? Well, there's this girl in my class whose name I can never remember, but she keeps talking about how she's a musician, so I've been calling her "The Musician". I found out recently that her name is Amanda.

I've also been watching a lot of The Price is Right. Eric and I watch it almost every day. I consider it preparing me for being an old lady. I've always been rather envious of old ladies. They can be as eccentric and crabby as they want and no one holds it against them because they're old.

Speaking of old people, something very interesting happened while Karen, Eric, and I were watching NJN the other day. This show about retirees in Florida was on, and there were these four old men dressed as policemen doing a little old man dance in front of a bunch of people in a senior center. All of a sudden THEY RIPPED OFF THEIR SHIRTS! Before I knew it, there were four old dancing men WEARING GOLD THONGS!! We all started screaming and Jonny and Zach came downstairs because they thought someone was dying. It was pretty funny and awful.

Also, Karen has gotten me into stained glass lately. It's quite enjoyable and we've set up a very respectable stained glass studio in the basement. I think my next project will be stained glass grapes to hang in the kitchen.

This weekend, I'll be going up to Trexlertown with a bunch of other Get Busyans for the bike fleamarket. I hear that next weekend is homecoming. Perhaps I'll have to make arrangements to attend.