Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dot dot dot...

Turns out, I'm an ellipsis. I think I could have guessed that one...
Found on Mark's blog.

Your Score: ellipsis

You scored 46% Sociability and 64% Sophistication!

Your life can be difficult because of your insecurities, but you should know that it isn't your fault. YOU didn't ask to be thrown in around thirty times per page in every bodice-ripper on the shelf! Those who overuse you can kiss your . . . you know. You need to learn to hold your head high and glory in your solitude. You really do have excellent, scholarly tastes. You must never forget that your friend, the period, will be there to support you at the end of every sentence where you truly belong, and, if what is left out is as important as what is said, why, then you are as vital as the alphabet!

The Which Punctuation Mark Are You Test written by Gazda on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I like driving, but...

Seen on this week's Chronicle job listings:

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Location: Alabama
Date posted: 6/11/2007

Now *that's* a commute! No wonder they don't specify the salary.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Cataloging geekery

I've mentioned before that I really love the game "God of War." Well, yesterday I got to do something really cool. At least I thought it was cool. I got to originally catalog (catalog from scratch) the first copy of God of War II to make it into the OCLC database. Here's the WorldCat record. I even added a subject heading for Greek mythology fiction, for users searching desperately for games on that theme. :-)

Everyone in the known cataloging universe will be deriving their records from my work! Bwah hahahaha! I rock. And I'm a geek.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Oh, hai! I has funny thing!

Liberry cat
Originally uploaded by yanajenn
I'm in love with LOLCats, when they're done well. No idea if this one is particularly good, but it combines cats and books, which are two of my favorite things. Especially when they're my cats and my books. Kthx, bye!

Do want!

Best LOLCats ever!

via icanhascheezburger?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Sick, ad infinitum

I can't believe I am sick. Again. I think that over the past two months I have been well a total of about a week. I've either had a sore throat, a cold, asthma flare-up, or a combination of the three. This time it is a really nasty cold with accompanying aches and a fever, plus an annoying cough. I was so muzzy at work today that I couldn't focus on anything for more than a few minutes. A bad idea when you are cataloging games and videos. And I'm working this weekend as well. But I lined up some less-challenging tasks to do in case I'm only able to stare glassy-eyed at the screen. I also have a paper to finish up before Monday. I was up until 3am last night working on it, which didn't help my cold at all, or the clarity of the paper. Bed will be early tonight, I foresee. Now that I'm a student, I seem to be much more susceptible to illness (go figure). And my asthma is worse this year too.

I've almost used up my sick time at work, which is highly unusual for me. Luckily, I only have a few more hours to go before I've fulfilled my contract. In the 2+ years I was a staff member, I probably called in sick a dozen times. I know I had a huge amount of unused sick time (a couple of weeks, maybe) left by my final day. Too bad it can't get converted into cash; I could really use some extra. But it does somehow get credited to my retirement account. I think they figure out what 25% of it is and add it onto your total days worked. Bah. The entire amount of hours should count. At least I am putting all my accumulated staff vacation hours to use. Those unused hours are why my contract is up next week instead of in August.

Two more weeks of class and about one more week of work and then I have a month break before my third summer class. Well, except for my second job. And my incomplete class. But so much fewer scheduled commitments! Maybe I'll even clean my bathroom sometime this year. Or just sleep a lot.