An addict in the making

Hi, my name is Val and I think I have an addiction. No, it’s not meth or heroin. Or even alcohol, though I do LOVE me some tasty drinks! My addiction appears to be subscription boxes. It started with Yarnbox, shortly after I learned how to crochet. Then, because I wanted to learn how to…

A halfway successful project

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I have a bit of a scary situation happening right now. See, I’m supposed to graduate with my MLIS in December, after I take one last class and complete a digital portfolio. The portfolio consists of an updated resume, and selected works from all of…

So, here we are at the end of week two. One could argue that due to the holiday, we have yet to experience the first FULL week of classes. I would have to disagree, seeing as I had an assignment due on Labor Day. There’s no such thing as a holiday weekend when you’re taking…

Thoughts on Week One

(Which is really only a partialĀ  week, since the semester didn’t start until Wednesday. But whatever.) As usual, I am taking two classes. One is database design, the other covers a variety of productivity software applications. The former class was opened up well before the first day of classes, meaning that we could log in…

Don’t make no promises

Fall semester starts for me tomorrow. It’s been underway for almost two weeks where I work. It took me a while, but I finally started to get excited about my classes. I am trying to remember what I thought at the start of last semester. *hits pause button to go see* Interesting. I commented on…

Gretchen Rubin might live in my head

I’m reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin right now, which I actually bought. This is significant, because as much as I love books and reading, I limit the number I own to just a few, and mostly for sentimental reasons, such as the copy of Jean Webster’s Daddy Long Legs that my dad gave…

Crisis of Faith

Yesterday, I submitted an assignment that, upon thinking about it, makes me queasy. There are times when I wonder at what point someone is going to call me out for the fraud that I am. When I wonder when they’ll say, “Please, your undergrad degree is from THAT school. Do you REALLY think it’s worth…

Calm before the storm

The Boyfriend went to a hockey game this evening. He seemed reluctant to go, but I made him. He went with a guy from work. The game is at our new arena downtown and I thought it would be good for him to check out. He asked if I wanted to go, but this week…