Glutton for Punishment

So, in addition to working full time and going for my MLIS, my husband I have decided to put our house on the market and move. We have a realtor coming next weekend to do a market analysis. So this weekend I’m finishing homework and scrubbing the house. I promise I’ll be back writing regularly soon – I just have to get my personal life in order. Keep an eye out for my Code4Lib conference summary later this month.

Daylight Savings Time To Change

Sarah at LibrarianInBlack reminds us that Daylight Savings Time is changing this year. I knew this was coming – but for some reason I thought that we had another year so I welcome the reminder. Here’s what you need to know:

This change is due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

The bill amends the Uniform Time Act of 1966 by changing the start and end dates of daylight saving time starting in 2007. Clocks will be set ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March instead of the current first Sunday of April. Clocks will be set back one hour on the first Sunday in November, rather than the last Sunday of October. This will make electronic clocks that had pre-programmed dates for adjusting to daylight saving time obsolete and will require updates to computer operating systems. The date for the end of daylight saving time has the effect of increasing evening light on Halloween (October 31).

This will also affect our computers – Sarah pointed out these three handy sites:

Mark your calendars and make sure that everyone in your library knows about this upcoming change.

[update] Someone at my library just pointed me to one more useful like. Mac OSX users can find their fix here: [/update]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nicole Engard

David has tagged me! There is a new meme going around and this time I have to list 5 things you didn’t know about me — this is a hard one.

  1. My absolute favorite song is about dealing with change by the Indigo Girls. The song title is “The Wood Song” and my friends and I played it over and over on our way out of the parking lot at High School graduation – and I play it whenever I need some reminding that while:
    “Sometimes I ask to sneak a closer look
    Skip to the final chapter of the book
    And then maybe steer us clear from some of the pain it took
    To get us where we are this far yeah
    But the question drowns in its futility
    And even I have got to laugh at me
    No one gets to miss the storm of what will be
    Just holding on for the ride”
  2. While growing up I moved practically every 3 years – I now have this migratory instinct and it’s time for me to move (I’ve been in this house for 3+ years and it’s driving me crazy).
  3. Twins run in my family. My sisters are twins, I have cousins who are twins, and I have second/third cousins twice removed (or some such thing) who are twins – very scary for me!!!
  4. When I was a kid ( 7 or 8 ) my mother gave me and electric typewriter. I used to use that thing daily to write letters and new pages to my “novel” (a short story about how 2 kids find all kinds of weird things happen on Friday the 13th). I learned to type before I knew how to write cursive – and for hat reason my handwriting is atrocious.
  5. My long term dream is to retire to Italy – I have visited there 2 times so far in my life and have never been calmer – and that’s saying a lot for me! I love the easy way of life and the friendly people – now I just have to learn the language!

I am tagging: Brian Engard (of course), Meredith Farkas, John Blyberg, Sarah (the Scattered Librarian), and Susanne Sacchetti.

First Big Present

Today my husband and I threw a holiday party for our families. Everyone came here and we cooked a feast. My mother and husband gave me a new digital camera. I got the FujiFilm E900 – and I must say it’s much better than my old Fuji. I took a bunch of pictures with no flash in my dark house and they all turned out pretty darn good. I also have a new 1GB memory card – so I can take pictures to my heart’s content.

Hope all of your holidays are going well.

1 Down 3 to Go

I submitted my last final last night. That means that term #1 is over – 3 more to go. I have a break between now and January 8th (when term 2 starts) but it won’t be much of a break. I have a ton of holiday traveling and entertaining and shopping and … you get the idea.

Most importantly (to all of you) I have some catching up on the biblioblogosphere to do – so keep an eye out for a bunch of posts in the next couple of weeks.