YA RLY SN0W

Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:09 am
twilight33: (walking)
Walking returns!
It makes no sense to me how we can go from this much snow at home to a trace at Kieran's preschool 2 miles away to completely dry pavement 2 more miles away.

At least we had fun )

Let me tell you how strange it was to go from that to a land where people were saying how cold it was and you're able to run around without a jacket in the same day.

Time to go in pursuit of campus parking, woohoo!

yay?

Mar. 1st, 2007 05:57 am
twilight33: (OMG)
Ok, so apparently the entire city doesn't have the 5" of snow that we do because convergence zone action has struck again. That should make getting to the airport a lot easier!
twilight33: (OMG)
.. is that I and my family can get safely to & from the airport tomorrow morning. DFW already had the repeat of hundreds of flights canceled over the weekend, same as just before I went in January when we also had ice/snow everywhere, and there is no need for a repeat at SEA.

Guess I should pack or something, but I'm distracted by the new French guy's voice in the guild...

RAID!

Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:33 am
twilight33: (Default)
Well ok, not exactly, but I opened up my luggage to find a TSA inspection notice in there. Memo to self: bringing home 3 bottles of jalapeno BBQ sauce, 1 bottle of salsa, 2 chili seasoning kits and over 1 lb of Creole seasoning may be overkill.

Kieran loved the pinto from Pilot Point (I now have printed proof his great-great-great-great grandfather had 1 horse and 1 buggy there that he paid $3.22 in taxes for in 1877) and a bigger UNT football, the kid's caught on fast that when I'm gone for a bit that means there are presents for him in my bags when I get back.

Kieran also has a fever and laryngitis and stayed home from preschool today. I find myself thankful that I made a mistake with my vacation request so that tomorrow is both noted on my boss' calendar and approved for me being out, I think we all need it.

It is so wonderful to just breathe the moist air here again.
twilight33: (genealogy)
Genealogy has been on the back burner for the most part since I started grad school but finding my direct ancestors prancing around Texas in 1880 (ok, farming) in the same county my school is at necessitated getting my butt in gear to uncover as much as possible while I have student access to their resources.

I asked a simple question: Where was the census district located that they were listed in? It's snowballed into information gaps regarding census information in their Texana collection with a possible GovDocs (government documents) purchase of several reels of information in the pipeline as a result of me being nosy. Whoa!

By the correspondence between the different searchers, you can tell we are all on a MISSION now! ;-) (Hey, it's been slow during the break!!)

I think the staff is more excited than I am due to the absolutely phenomenal amount of research they've put into my question. Everyone from the State Library in Austin to a Census Guru has been involved and they're still not letting go of it. They have dug up additional tax records and a probable (now city) location about a half hour NE of campus that I'll go visit after class one of the days I'm there.
twilight33: (UNT logo)
This combination brought to you by International Talk Like A Pirate Day, our Hawaiian BBQ at work where the management went through and leid all 200+ of us, and my fashion ensemble consisting of a UNT sweatshirt & jeans.

Hee! 'Update Captain's Log'

Edit: having a very talented classical guitarist playing just outside your office is amazing for peace and productivity.
twilight33: (Default)
No doubt about it.

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

24 hours from now I'll board a plane to AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL SOAR ABOVE THE CENTURY MARK AGAIN TODAY AND FRIDAY...WITH HEAT INDICES TOPPING OUT BETWEEN 105 AND 108 DEGREES. AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE... MORNING LOWS FRIDAY WILL NOT DROP BELOW 78 DEGREES IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

Yeehaw. Been nice knowing everyone.
twilight33: (Default)
Mothers can bring baby formula on board, but only after drinking it in front of security officials first.

omg teh b0mb Do fathers with babies get to jet right on by without drinking that nasty stuff?

TSA has much more to fear if they tried to make me dump my Lush products today. I'm hoping for someone to stop the insanity before my happy self is on the way to Dallas.

I GOT IT!

Aug. 2nd, 2006 04:46 pm
twilight33: (Default)
We would like to inform you that you have been selected for one of the
Health Informatics fellowships. The fellowship includes tuition and
fees, (some money) stipend per semester, and (half the previous amount) for travel to a professional meeting.


OMG the next two years are going to be completely insane.

If I drop off the face of the planet, it probably means I'm in Texas.
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
Thanks to wasting time on wikipedia, I now have sounds and images of Kenny G & Bruce Lee vs. Meat Loaf & Robocop stuck in my brain.

Note how they left out Ted Bundy at UW. I wish they left out Dr. Phil at UNT.

Gearing up

Jun. 13th, 2006 03:12 pm
twilight33: (UNT eagle)
I thought I was a relatively good writer, then this came along.

Wow. I wish I had had this resource as an undergrad, but am definitely glad I have it as a grad student because I am guilty of many things cited in here. It's free for all to use with appropriate credit, so I thought I'd share with my fellow student friends and/or anyone else interested.
twilight33: (Default)
It's not often I inflate my own ego, but I have to wonder considering how Friday went when this arrived in my inbox this morning:

The Graduate Admissions Office has completed the initial evaluation of your application and it has been determined that you meet the basic entrance requirements of the Graduate School. Therefore, your application has been forwarded to your intended program area for final review.

You may contact the academic department concerning your application status or you may track the progress of your application by accessing your personal portal page.


I'm not bitter towards my alma mater for all the months of limbo compared to this... noooo... not at all...
twilight33: (Default)
But I'd better learn to say it fast, guess what just showed up in my inbox?

Ms. [livejournal.com profile] twilight33,

Welcome to the UNT School of Library and Information Sciences Master's degree program!

We have received your application from the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and have admitted you to the School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) for the Fall, 2006 semester.


To say I am absolutely stunned is an understatement. I just emailed [livejournal.com profile] northwardbound about how my hunch that I'd hear something back this week was wrong because I know for a fact they only have 1/3 of my recommendation letters!

OMG. Has anyone else ever heard of deciding to apply to a graduate school then actually being admitted 23 days after said decision?

Edit: email from my beloved psychotic prof who has 124 papers to grade this weekend - Accept it today! Do not delay!!!! Congrats!!! Good beer flows.....karma too.

Post-edit: I've already cleared registration advising (my graduate counselor is a Husky!) and am all set. This is all still very surreal.

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