clementine canine!

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jesus its been months... this past quarter was BRUTAL. finished my practicum, got great reviews...they wanted to hire me but no money. ugh

exhibits class kicked my ass and i loved every single minute of it. learned how to bend plexiglass to make mounts for objects, use giant printers, cut and place vinyl lettering, how to properly hang art and display objects and how to design promotional materials (posters, postcards, etc.). learned how to use Photoshop a bit more extensively again and even learned a bit of Illustrator! fantastic!

archives administration was one of the best classes i've ever taken... so much useful information and we had to write a whole archival policy plan from scratch. hard work, but well worth it.

Clem is awesome and starting to get back in shape for flyball. TeeVee is doing good too - going to be starting flyball classes next month. he's still dr. distracto most of the time, but he's come a long way. oh and BOTH DOGS got their AKC Canine Good Citizen title. totally impressed with both of my guys.

Sean and I have pretty much adjusted to the whole living together thing... just have to keep reminding myself he's not a roommate! there are differences! he's been a huge help this quarter with cooking and cleaning and all that stuff. thank goodness, don't know where i'd be without him. next week is our 1 year...crazy. we're going to the mountains (Allenspark) for the next 2 days to celebrate, plus its the last few days of my spring break.

next quarter i'll just be taking ONE CLASS. AHHHHHHHHHHH!! and working more and still looking for jobs. seems like more are getting posted for the area so I have hope. can't believe graduation is just 10 weeks away. it's a bit overwhelming sometimes... i'll feel much better when I have a job lined up. I have great connections here in Denver and amazing references. one of the head curators at the Historical Society is doing everything he can to try and find something for me. unfortunately, most places (including the state) have hiring freezes. but - they might be hiring some contract workers in 8 months or so since they are moving buildings and will need help with that whole process. fingers, toes and paws CROSSED!
clementine canine!

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it's been a hot minute.

first off. carrie i promise i will call you back. i promise.  or you call me saturday.  you always call when im not home!  or when im sleeeeping which is hardly ever..but besides.  ugh.

3 more weeks left in the quarter!  HOOORAYYY

went and saw the magnetic fields in boulder on wednesday. hands of the best shows ive ever been to.  so if you are a fan - i say shell out the money and go. yes, they're expensive tickets..but totally worth it.  all acoustic, original line up.  we had 4th row seats right next to stephen merritt for 28 bucks.  i was probably 5 ft away from the guy.  im totally digging the new album - even if it didnt get fantastic reviews.  i like it. a lot.  they played stuff from all their albums (even 69 love of april, i...all of em).  played over 3 hours too!  there was lots of banter and talking between songs and the whole thing was just so damn intimate.  claudia and shirley were suffering from a bit of altitude sickness, so they kept having to run backstage to huff oxygen. no lie.  and clearly alcohol was affecting everyone a bit more than they thought it would.  yay to colorado!  best ever.

tonite is the mountain goats!  ahhh two of my favorite bands in one week!  im going crazy!  ahhhh

finishing up some accessions for RMJHS...then we get to work on the JCRS collection that came in.  TUBERCULOSIS! 

for halloween our department is each going as a different metadata schema.  NERD ALERT!  apparently i get VRA, which i am super excited about.
clementine canine!

(no subject)'s been a while, lets see here....

into week 3 of this quarter...  its my last quarter full time! WOOOO.  well, next quarter i will be registered full time, but one of the classes is my practicum - which isnt really a class, its an internship.  i'm hoping to complete most of the hours over winter break.  the big news is that the Denver Art Museum is SUPER excited to have me do my practicum there.  lets see if they can offer me a paying job in 6 months. that'd be super sweet.  They're putting together some proposals for me to look over to decide what I would like to do. I'll be working with the Collections and Exhibits manager.  fantastic!

classes are chugging along..  im not really super excited about any of them really which sucks some balls. reference is pretty outdated, but thats why we have a separate internet reference class i suppose. the professor is really sweet so i shouldnt dog on her too much, but dang. computers are USEFUL!

digital objects is just...confusing.  we're slowly getting it but there are certainly a lot of moments where the whole class is like "whaaaa?"  so far we've learned all about CYBERINFASTRUCTURE in the arts and humanites, long-term preservation of digital objects (file types, conversions, etc), and what makes a good digital collection.  exciting stuff.  ahem

my third class is grantwriting which is pretty good actually.  i wish it was smaller, but we're writing real grants. ive got a group together of some fellow students and we're going to try and write a grant for sean's school so they can get some money to get their mini-school library off the ground.

jobs are still going well.  today my work errand was to take some antique prayer shawls over to the DU costume shop (part of the theater department) and get them pressed.  hooray!  next week i might get to catalog a hebrew typewriter.  but first i have to finish some photographs up. luckily i already scanned them all, i just have to create the entries into Re:Discovery. and then i have to help with some accessions too.  wheee.

hmm so what else... lets see   tomorrow is sean and i's 6 month anniversary.  kinda crazy. kinda not.  still great though.  still can't believe there's someone so smitten with me.  kinda weird.  he brings me flowers and buys me pizza. think i'll keep him around for a while.

clemmy turned five! FIVE!!!  she's almost old!  had her yearly checkup and the vet said she had the teeth of a two year old.  awesome sign.  whew.

oh and GOOGLEPHONES are coming out next month!!!  i seriously might have to get one.  i'm a little too excited here.  wheeeee GOOGLEPHONE!!!!!!
clementine canine!

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DNC is over!  so neat to see the city involved in such a momentous historical event.  DNC events were closed to the public, but i did manage to make it to a taping of the daily show.   front row seats even!  it was pretty sweet.

clemmy turned 5!

i like potatoes!   and we're getting our produce delivered to our house now!  how awesome is that!  FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE, DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR.

i love this city.
clementine canine!

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procrastination junction! wooo!

i should be working on my last paper for summer quarter..  a 10 pager on textile preservation, but eh.  its not due until monday and i have about 3 pages done already.  i should be okay.  im shooting to have 5 by the end of the day, but we'll see. 

work is still going well.  here's a box i was working on:

clemmy and i have been going on bike rides a lot the past two weeks since the weather has cooled down a little.  we had almost a month of 95+ degree temps, so lower 90s to 80s are FANNNNNtastic

oh...and amanda got a new boyfriend:

the convention starts soon...  i decided to nix the archivist convention in san francisco this year so i can be around for the DNC.  denver is practically shutting down so it should be pretty interesting.   erm a mess.  thankfully i dont have to work much the next few weeks so im just going to eat. drink. watch movies. and go for bike rides.

all the while getting ready for my last year of school.  wooohooo!  in the fall ill be taking digital objects management! (oooooh), reference (meh), and GRANTWRITING. ahhhhhh.  should be alright.  im ready to be done.  still trying to figure out where im going to do my practicum.  more on that later.

boyfriends still good...almost 5 months now which is kind of crazy. we went and saw dolly parton on sunday and it was amazzzinggg.  any guy that will take me to see dolly is a total keeper.  i only cried twice this time...once during coat of many colors and once during little sparrow.  oh dolllllyyy  <333333

i'm hongry.
clementine canine!

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busy. busy. busy.

it's so gratifying to finally be getting paid for what my degrees have been for. even if its not that much money, its really more than ive ever been paid before..and i still am a student so i cant complain. the job with the ad company has been great experience and its a pretty chill work environment.. i dig it.

i started my job with the Beck Archives this week too, which is what ill be doing for all of the coming school year.  i LOVE it. 

i work here:

It's actually the archives for National Jewish Hospital (think: TUBERCULOSIS) and the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society. they have EVERYTHING from documents, charters, stained glass windows, textiles, photographs, rare books... anything you can think of. and ill be getting to work with all of it!  my boss has written a bunch of books on jewish history of the west too...  neat lady.  but my immediate supervisor is my age and a mega history buff.  we get along just fine. i work with some biddies too.. but its been a great week so far. and they actually trust my judgment!  thats a first with any job really...  i could get used to this.  yay! JEWS!  uncle maged would be so proud, right scott?

 so i now pretty much have an "in" with every major archive institution in hopefully i'll be able to stick around after graduation.  we'll move if we have to...but i really hope we dont have to.  unless its fort collins. or new mexico. or oregon. 

sean started back at work last week...  it was all inservice.. started teaching this week.  the kids are slowly coming in and he really wont be at full capacity until september. since it is a year round charter school, they wont get the majority of their students until the fall when they have been kicked out of normal public schools. andrea, if you ever want to move to denver i'm sure they could use ya  ;-)  Since he's lead teacher now, he's got a lot more on his plate... poor guy has been a little stressed. hopefully it settles down some in the coming months.  Best Case Scenario: in a year i manage to get a job with a university which means free tuition for me! and him! so he could get his teaching license and move even farther up.  if not, there are plenty of programs out there to help pay for teaching certificates if you are already a "highly-qualified teacher" and you wish to continue working in inner-city schools.  just need to do a bit more research and make sure we know where we're living first.

i'm boring. i want to start getting the sunday morning paper delivered. yikes.
clementine canine!

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we survived the trip to ohio...  got to see nearly everyone, so that was good.    ate a lot of good food.  delicious.

i missed the doggy and the kitties and they seem to have missed us a lot too since they havent left our sides since we've been home.

i need to go to the grocery store.
clementine canine!

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The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated.
5) Reprint this list in your own LJ

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 The Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Withering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas -
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas -
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

so i've read 31.. i guess that's good?

clearly i hate fantasy.  meh.

i had a mini accident with the scooter today...  i didnt fall or crash or anything, i just kinda got my foot stuck when i was slowing to a stop and it snapped back and i sprained the TOP of it.   what the hell, right?

i got ANOTHER new job!!!!!!  for the entire school year!  im going to be an assistant archivist with the Beck Archives at The University of Denver!  It's a collection focusing on the history and culture of Jews in the West...  and apparently there is some sort of correlation with typhoid.  more on that later..this is just what i was told during the interview.  it was the first time in my life i walked into an interview and i KNEW what i was talking about.  they said  "well, we have a few more people to interview so we will let u know in the next week or two."  by the time i got home (15 minutes later) i had an email offering me the job.  THIS NEVER HAPPENS!  what the hell.  but im looking forward to it.  stuff at Integer is still going well..its an adjustment working for a corporation that is so...hip.  but its good.  on friday they were passing out free margaritas. yes. at WORK.

ive been getting to hang out with amanda a lot lately, which is totally great.  i will be in ohio in 3 days! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
sean is in minneapolis and im trying not to be too much of a girl, but dang. i miss him.  4 more days for that.

somehow..miracles of miracles..i got an A in stats.  what the hell.

preservation class is going we learned all about PAPER CONSERVATION. oooooooooh

and i guess thats all i got. over and out.
clementine canine!

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started the new job at Integer today! know I will be able to list impressive things on my resume such as:

encoding metadata
managing digital images database
knowing the secrets of a major brewing company

heck yes.

sean's been here for a bit... practically moved in, but not officially. the kitties are here since well... he's in and out of town so much for 2 months its just easier for me to watch them here. simbot and capelli are total BFF. crank... has become a bit of an outsider. he still hates me, but is slowly coming around. poor guy. things are still great between that dood and i. a few minor fights, but somehow we always manage to work it out. there's that whole state of love and trust thing going on. creepy, but i like it.

im hongry but its time for flyball!