Miss Letting-Go-Getting


Goodbye (for now)!
February 5, 2009, 11:54 pm
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Dear Friends/Readers, 

After many months of not posting, I have decided to retire my blog.  The past year has been very successful for the letting go and now I must focus on the go getting.

I have finally graduated from Library school and am facing the horrible job market with as much go-get-em as I can muster.  I have pretty much quit smoking, though I will occasionally succumb to temptation.  I am contemplating my future and where I want to be geographically and looking forward to whatever may come. I am also reading my ass off.

I hope to come back with a more focused purpose for blogging and more time for keeping it up!  

Until then, 

XXXOOO

Miss LGG

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You Can Judge a Book by its Cover
December 6, 2008, 9:26 pm
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I love book covers! As a child and young adult I chose books primarily on the content of the cover. If it had animals or kids in peril, that book was coming home with me in the basket of my banana seat dirt bike.

As I grew older, covers containing feather haired bad boys with motorcycles or surfboards totally came home with me in my denim purse.

These days, my taste is much better all around. Gone are the days of stone washed jean purses, bubblegum drama and the lure of the bad boys (aka jerks). I certainly care more about the inner workings of a book, and I can really appreciate a great cover design. Often a lovely cover can pull me in without (god forbid) even reading a review!

Joseph Sullivan at the BDR (Book Design Review) posts his top designs of the year.

I want to devour every single one of them!

XXXOOO
Miss LGG



What my life will be like next week!
December 4, 2008, 10:37 pm
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I’m almost a librarian. One more week!

ONE MORE WEEK!!!!
XXXOOO
Miss LGG



Data Analysis Part 2: Prince
November 23, 2008, 8:18 pm
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Still working on monster research project.
Still being distracted by ridiculous chartings of pop songs.

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Courtesy of GiggleSugar

Wanna see more song charts? Check out this Song Chart Meme Flickr set by boyshapedbox.

XXXOOO

Miss LGG



Data Analysis: Meatloaf
November 17, 2008, 5:58 pm
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I’m in the middle of a hardcore research project and am doing a lot of statistical nonsense, data analysis (aka graphs, pie charts, etc.). I think I’ll slip this one into the project and see if anyone notices.

Courtesy of Mike:

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Bwah!

Miss LGG



Seeking Balance
November 16, 2008, 7:29 pm
Filed under: Life, Videos, Web Resources

Moving from the lovely chaos of the theatre world to the lovely orderliness of librarianship, has often been a confusing and somewhat painful process for my brain. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my chosen field of study, but I really miss theatre in all of its beautiful craziness.

Occasionally, I feel like this…

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Check out this video from Ted.com (if you aren’t familiar with this site–it is an AWESOME collection of talks by really smart people on a countless number of topics):

“Artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art — by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and size. Beyond the whimsy, of course, is a serious message, to honor and balance creativity and messiness, form and chaos.”

I could definitely use some of that aforementioned balance. Soon, soon I hope to meld my two worlds. Three more weeks!

XXXOOO

Miss Lgg



Flying high on change
November 7, 2008, 9:39 pm
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I am still on a high from the election on Tuesday night! My cynical self had been surprisingly hopeful and optimistic the week leading up to it, but as I watched the beginning of the returns, I had flashbacks to four years ago and started to get a wee bit nervous.

I was fortunate enough (thanks to my awesome boyfriend) to score a ticket to the ralley on Tuesday night! It was indescribably exciting, inspiring, emotional, beautiful and only mildly claustrophobic. You may have seen some pictures of the crowd in Grant Park. If you look closely there are some patches of trees in the way way way way back of the crowd. That’s where we were. Those trees, however, were on a tiny hill–and even though I was squinting through the leaves, and worried that the people who had climbed the trees were going to fall on me, I could actually see the stage, as opposed to someone’s back. I have to thank the awesome, tall boyfriend for sacrificing his branch-free, clear view for me to get a tiny glimpse of history.

It’s a long and sort of funny story of how we ended up way in the back of the crowd, but let’s just say it involves a VIP trolley, Spike Lee, the quick realization that we were not where we were supposed to be/way out of our league and a speedy return to the land of the regular people (aka a long ass line).

But, I digress…the whole night was incredible, and I am beyond amazed and hopeful for our future. Wow, it feels really good to say that, to think that. It feels really good to be proud of this country–I can’t remember the last time I felt that way.

Here’s to a new day!

XXXOOO,

Miss LGG