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I have had the music from that damned chocolate river ad head stuck in my head all morning.

It's definitely not helping my brain, which is bordering on meltdown with severe final project procrastination & starting a medical terminology class today. Not a wise conjunction but with scheduling I had no choice in the matter. Whee!
twilight33: (drunk librarian)
This is what happens when I get sidetracked while doing schoolwork:

Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any island, rock, key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies the same, such island, rock, or key may, at the discretion of the President, be considered as appertaining to the United States.

- Guano Island Act of 1856

I still smirk over the fact that a major reference resource in my new field is... Doody's


Nov. 9th, 2006 01:41 pm
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
Due to an interesting confluence of events, I have almost a full hour to myself in my house with nobody around. I haven't been completely by myself since Dallas a month ago, in our house for.. uh... maybe sometime in the spring? That's just the way a family works.

I have the couch, a fleece blanket, a Diet Dr. Pepper, a bay window with surprising views of blue sky and am settling in to read...

The American Public Library and the Problem of Purpose.

I have to submit a rough draft for our group mediagraphy project by tonight.

Ah well, at least it's a holiday weekend...

5:20 PM edit: hahaha DONE & submitted with no need to edit again, it's final. Woot!
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Conference - Day 4 of 4 (actually 2 days ago)

It would appear from the food offerings presented to us for meals and snacks that medical librarians live on vast quantities of cheese, fruit, and Diet Pepsi. I have no problem with these options, especially the latter, but I find the lack of chocolate highly disturbing.

Still debating if I want to go to the main meeting in Philadelphia next year & possibly bring along the family, but need the meeting website to be released next month first. I find myself... afraid of the East Coast for some reason & always have been, even during the only trip I had there to DC in middle school. Totally irrational, but there it is.

It's time for midterms. No one will hear much of anything from me til next week. Ciao!
twilight33: (Dropem)
La Vida Grad School
Welcome to dinner tonight, lunch & dinner tomorrow, and breakfast at 4f'ing30am on Sunday. If I'm going to be a grad student, I might as well eat like one once in a while.

In other news, SWEEEEEEEP!!!!! I got back from class just in time for the last few innings online & I can't tell you how excited I am that they made it past the first round playoff of doom!

Currently Dallas is overrun by OU students in town for the Big Game against UT. I have accepted a dare from a Sooner friend of mine to wear red on the UT Southwestern campus tomorrow & I'll take a pic to prove it next to the UT seal on the wall. We'll see if I get any sleep tonight and/or survive tomorrow. For now, it's back to the books.


Sep. 27th, 2006 08:24 pm
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
Ever wander around a hospital's corridors and see department signs for Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Radiology and the like... then come across the rather jarring 'Ear, Nose and Throat'?

My guess is because Otorhinolaryngology on the sign would either require a non-standard size to fit all those letters in one word or make most of their patients assume they are terminally ill. I figured out it was something to do with throats from 'laryn', missed 'rhino' for nose (which I've also mispronounced as the animal in my mind all these years for this context) and blanked on 'oto' for ear.

Today also marks the day I finally got less than 100% on an assignment in one of my classes. I'm not exactly devastated over .95/1 point though.
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I've been a graduate student for a month as of today. Thanks to a mini-invasion of moisture ants the past few days, we still have yet to have a 'normal' week for over a month and won't at this rate until around October 25th with more Texas, a conference and midterm papers (oh my).

Two very important things I've learned:

1. My laptop held outward is an awesome flashlight for walking down a hall and up the stairs as it's powering down, shutting off exactly when I get to the end table I put it on upstairs.

2. I have completely sold out to Thomson. I have stronger feelings for EndNote X than any sane person should, in addition to a horrible bias for Expanded Academic ASAP since it exports citations to EndNote although it always puts the journal name as a note.
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
Educational Objectives

At the completion of this assignment you should be able to:
1. identify some of the key metadata online sites
2. research mappings between multiple metadata systems (MARC, Dublin Core, SGML, XML)
3. describe possibilities for co-existence of multiple metadata systems

Oh fun and joy! Don't you wish you were me? *retch* I'm just glad this one is a simple pass/fail & not 10% of my grade because my brain is DOA.
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Every old INXS fan will know exactly where that came from.

This morning I didn't feel like singing for my husband the completely inappropriate song that was stuck in my head as I went through airport security in Dallas (Guns in the Sky) when there was an issue with the woman in front of me.

I got my old live CD, handed it to Kieran to stick in the stereo (he doesn't get to touch my Zen Nano) and once the audience noise turned into music he totally rocked out. He's listened to some INXS studio albums before, but never had this instant spaz dance reaction before to them.

Apparently all the concerts I went to back in the day rocked me to the core more than I thought. I'm not sure I'll ever admit to him how I almost passed out from delight at touching Michael H's hand at the front of the Warfield though *swoon*

Also, this was me in Texas. I was dead in the water for part of class one day due to outlet competition and was EXTREMELY cranky about it. Next trip: my spare extension cord surge protector. Plugging straight in the outlet with a thunderstorm felt like unprotected sex with a hooker. It would be my pleasure to provide a safe sex group orgy in comparison!
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Between the dynamite arriving in Texas the same day I did (thankfully not DFW) to the tragedy of the plane taking off from the wrong runway today, I've had more than enough to last me til I get back home, really.

I feel like I'm 9 years old again, but I made a new friend at school and she's so cool! I really hope this is the start of a long friendship. My adviser took me and 2 of the 4 other fellows (although 4/5 of us are women) out to dinner at a local BBQ place and I'm completely hooked on their jalapeno BBQ sauce. The bottle I bought had better not break in my checked luggage or there will be hell to pay. There is much to be said for socializing and connecting over a good meal, even if it involved my first fried okra & I'm still confused about Texas toast being part of meals.

84 degrees on the way back to my hotel almost felt cold to me tonight, apparently I've acclimated.

I'm finally more excited than terrified about school, and while I'll be insanely busy I don't think it'll kill me. Gotta get to my homework before more lectures starting at 8am again tomorrow!
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No doubt about it.

It's currently 60 degrees, I'm wearing my fleece & am a happy camper.


Yeehaw. Been nice knowing everyone.


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