Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Blogging careers

A colleague passed this article along to me about blogging going corporate. It profiles a woman who blogs for Stonyfield Farm Inc., an organic yogurt company, as well as the efforts of Dale & Thomas Popcorn to hire a full-time blogger.

The salary is none too shabby either, ranging from $40,000 to $55,000, considerably more than the majority of entry-level librarian jobs.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Next on the agenda ... Toronto

On Sunday I leave for Toronto to attend the Special Libraries Association's annual conference.
I'm looking forward to it, but I have soooo much to get done. At some point I'll just have to pack and if I forget something (but not the passport please! :) , that's the way it goes.

I'm looking forward to lots of things this year. Now that I'm a professional, I'm trying to take a more active role in the association and in my chosen division.

I also can't wait to hang out with my favorite blogger and to see my boss receive a well-deserved award.

Whew, and putting things in perspective

I'm happy to report that I survived the weekend. I alternate with two of my co-workers on Saturdays and each of us is also required to work one holiday, either Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day.

This year, it worked out that this past Saturday was mine and my holiday was today, so no long weekend to speak of.

But I have nothing to complain about. This weekend is about so much more than my work schedule.

It's to remember the sacrifices that millions of people I've never met have made to allow me to live the wonderful life I have.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Beta Phi Mu paraphernalia

Last Thursday, I was honored to be inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international Library and Information Studies honor society.

Of course, I also had to break down and order the white and purple honor cords and the Beta Phi Mu pin, which has the dolphin and anchor insignia.

My friend Laura, who was also inducted, loved her cords and was having fun modeling them after the event. Laura, have you ordered yours yet? :)

My reign comes to an end

Tomorrow evening marks my last meeting as President-Elect/Program Chair of my state's Special Libraries Association chapter. The job has been hard and flustering at times, but it's also been a great learning experience for me and has allowed me to meet so many of my colleagues from area special libraries and information centers.

I just realized though that I'll be in flux for a couple weeks since the new President-Elect will be voted in at the board meeting and I won't officially become the "Prez" until SLA's annual conference in Toronto in a little over two weeks time.

As a side comment, I know I'm posting really late. I received my DVD of season 1 of "Sex and the City" tonight and had to watch the whole disc.

And while I'm typing this, my crazy upstairs neighbor has decided to vacuum. (For those of you keeping track, it's 1:28 a.m.) Have I mentioned lately how much I loathe this idiot?

Monday, May 02, 2005

Runaway Bride

I've been holding my tongue, but I have to throw in my 2 cents regarding the "runaway bride" from Georgia.

First, this is a 32-year-old woman who should be mature enough to have sat down with her fiance and told him how she was feeling and that perhaps the wedding should be postponed.

My personal situation is a bit different, but suffice it to say that someone could have been a lot kinder and decent to me by simply telling me he didn't want to be with anymore instead of imposing the silent treatment on me.

Secondly, if her fiance forgives her, he's a very good man. The police had zeroed in on him as a suspect and she could have prevented him from going through this and her family's anguish by simply calling them and telling them she was Ok.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

I hate being sick :(

Friday night when I got home from work I felt fine, but around 10 or so I started to get a pounding headache and to basically ache all over. Saturday morning when I woke up, I felt the same and I did nothing all day except lay in bed. Later in the afternoon, I forced myself to get up and to eat a half bowl of soup. My stomach isn't upset, but I have no appetite and had to force myself to eat. I then soaked in a hot bath for about a half hour and felt a bit better. Today I have the dreaded chest cough, which I know from past experience that I'll just have to ride out.

I'm 34 years old, but I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to being sick. I wish I could be as strong as other people. Maybe in my next lifetime.