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August 23, 2013

Classes are starting up again on Monday.

Where, exactly, did the summer go?

I feel like there is so much I haven’t done yet! I did some good things, like going to San Diego for SLA, getting in plenty of family and beach time, reading some good fiction. But I still feel like I ran out of time for things I wanted to do:

  • Updating my historical fiction blog, which really deserves a life beyond last summer’s school project
  • Staying in touch with all the wonderful people I met at SLA in June… I sent a few emails, but still…
  • Reading The Three Musketeers. I did see a rather excellent play of it. So, can I have partial credit?
  • Reading about collection development,, because I won’t get a chance to take the class at Pratt.
  • Lolling in a hammock at Governor’s Island.
  • Reorganizing my bookshelves. The system currently in place makes sense to me. But it wouldn’t stand up to librarian scrutiny, I fear.

On the plus side, I got my hands on advance copies of the syllabi for my two fall classes: Research Methods, and Metadata. So I’ve been clearing the cobwebs from my academic brains by trying to get ahead of the reading.

Also in the offing for the semester: I’ll be getting some hands-on internship experience. And still working at the business books company, no some new book campaigns.

I might even remember to sleep, on occasion.

I might also have just bought way too many highlighters and a pencil case. In my defense, I found a sale on school supplies.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. xine permalink
    August 23, 2013 3:15 pm

    You forgot “schlepping up to Rockland to drink craft beer and snuggle a little boy”. Luckily that’s a year-round activity, so you’ve got time. šŸ˜‰

  2. August 24, 2013 8:07 am

    Yes, and on the other side of the desk are those of us going, “Aak, soon I’ll be facing students again!” JK–I look forward to teaching, but I do so like my down time in summer, and it does go by fast, doesn’t it?

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