I have this in the queue so that it should pop up about twenty minutes before I finish my last grad school class, ever.
When I finish a huge “powerpoint” presentation for class, I want to save it three times, put it on two thumb drives, sync my external, and then email it to myself on two separate accounts.
These days, I just have to ex out of the window, and it will be there—ready for me to pluck it out of the cloud—when I get to class. Really. Really? REALLY???
I’ve been doing this for two years now, and it still makes me nervous. It just feels so wrong!
And I don’t have to save it as I write, between each slide, either. /twitch. twitch.
Edit: Question for the ages: What do we call powerpoints now that they aren’t powerpoints?
are delayed this year. I finish grad school on the 9th. Then, I’ll dance around naked. Now, I’m writing finding aids, essays, and presentations.
Also, I turn 25 on May 4th. Celebrating that later, too.
(Yeah, my birthday is always during finals. I’m used to it. You should’ve seen my 21st. For that, we partied anyway. Our grades may or may not have suffered. Oops?)
me writing essays
My entire thesis.
Every single academic book in existence.
Counter-argument to buy another three pages: that poison?
The PowerPoint presentation that I’m putting together right now
It is too late in the semester to curl up in a little ball and refuse to come out until life stops sucking.
My schedule is terrible. I don’t mean that my classes are terrible. They’re not. They’re great. Unfortunately, they’re all late afternoon and night classes. So at nine tonight I get to drive home from New Brunswick to N/W Bergen county. Plus, I’ll miss most of my choir practices. Ugh.
I’ve only had YA Materials so far. I’ve had the prof before, so I know it’ll be good. Next up is Preservation of Library and Archive Materials. I’m going into this one a bit blind, not sure what we’re covering or who the prof is. Ah well, it’s an adventure, right? Thursday will be Manuscripts and Archives. I know what we’ll be covering there, but I don’t know that professor. I thought I knew everyone in the program by now. Apparently not.
Wish me luck.
I’m still finding books here and there from my Children’s Materials class. It’s incredibly lucky that I can just delete my library fines.
Edit: It’s okay, I’m actually allowed to do that. Perk of the job. (Just in case you were judging me really hard.)
I’m going to shave my legs now. Then I might actually step outside and see the sun.
Who designed this user interface? Why are my search options so terrible? Why do I have such a strong inclination to throw my laptop across the room?
I just live-tweeted an INCREDIBLE #colloquium lecture by @joycevalenza for #Rutgers #lis502 about #transliteracy , #commoncore , #informationliteracey , #creativecommons , #fairuse , #socialscholorship, etc. The experience irrevocably confirmed that I am a #tumblr creature, NOT a #twitter creature. @$%&ing hashtags.
It’s going to take a while for me to start thinking and typing normally again.
The point where my immune system collapses. My nose is runny. My throat is sore. My eyes are puffy. My skin is splotchy. Hello again two-week-to-the-end-plague. Can’t say I’ve missed you.
Last spring one of my classes was cataloging. We all took the final exam, and when we were finished we went out to the lounge to wait for the rest of our classmates. We were standing in a circle, talking and joking, and I started looking around. Every last one of us looked like hell. As in yesterday’s-jeans-and-sweatshirt, bags-under-the-eyes, hair-all-over, no-makeup, probably-haven’t-eaten-anything-about-to-fall-over-any-moment-now hell. I was trying so hard not to crack up.
Oh grad school. Who came up with that brilliant idea?
For my Children’s Materials class I was casually researching children’s nonfiction to support the new Common Core curriculum. My first google hit? An article and video of my professor talking about children’s nonfiction to support the new Common Core curriculum. Redundant!
(Granted, incredibly informative, but we’ve covered this in class already.)
DDDDDD: *sits in 201, sends warmth in your general direction*
Meg! You are so close yet so far! (And judging by your angry rant!post about Riordan you’re getting as much work done as I am.) Are you coming to the open access panel discussion after class?