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2007 Year in Review

This is a Christmas present a friend of mine sent me a few years ago. I think the last time I filled it out was 2005. But I thought I'd give it another go this year. Anyone else interested in filling it out is welcome to, I love reading them just as much as I love filling them in.

2007 Year in Review Survey

1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
Learned how to waltz

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?I dont make new years' resolutions
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
no

4. Did anyone close to you die?no
5. What countries did you visit?
just the US... but I did go to Las Vegas for the first time

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
some new shoes, i hate shoe shopping

7. What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
July 25th because I found out I was pregnant. Also Dec. 11th because I finished grad school

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Completin…

Awesome You Tube Video

Okay, so a few years ago I read a book of Essays and Lectures by composer John Cage. I wrote a post about it here: Old Post of Mine. But I'm revisiting that post because this morning I got an email for a You Tube video from my friend Harmony. It's of a full orchestra performing John Cage's famous 4'33''. Definitely worth checking out to get the full Cage experience.

(Hopefully this video will still be there when you try to view it. You Tube clips from TV tend to have a fairly short life span in my experience.)


snow snow snow

Yay, the first snow of the year is here! Unfortunately this was the day I had planned to go to DC. I didn't end up going. Not because I thought the roads would be too treacherous (with all of the inch and a half we got), but because I didn't want to have to deal with slow metros (which I got emailed about) and lots of traffic. So now it looks like I'll be going Friday before work instead.

By this time next week, I will no longer be a student! I'm so excited that I can hardly keep myself focused on the remaining work I need to do. Not only that but I'm throwing myself a graduation party next week and I find getting ready for that much more interesting than trying to write research papers.

I just can't believe I'm almost done with school (hopefully forever this time). I feel like my whole life has been consumed by it for the past year and a half, its going to be weird when it's all over. I'm hoping that it will feel like a huge weight being lift…

Good Pregnancy Resources

Being the wonderful librarian-type that I am, I have mostly relied on my own research to find out everything I need to know about being pregnant. Which really isnt that hard, since there's plenty of info out there on the subject. Some of my most commonly used sources:

1- The Nest. This is the follow up to The Knot, a well known wedding website. Mostly I use this site to read message boards posted by other "real" pregnant women. It's nice to see what other people are really going through so I dont freak out or worry too much. Though I stay away from any post that asks about how much weight people have gained because I think the only women who respond to that are the ones who dont gain any weight (sorry, but finding out that people were losing 5 pounds during the first trimester just wasn't very comforting). Also they tell me how much longer I have left in the pregnancy... as of today there's only 118 days to go. That seems longer than I want it to be.

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It's a Scrabulous Life

My newest outlet for all things entertaining, procrastinating, and time killing? Playing Scrabulous (Scrabble) on Facebook. It can be very addicting. And I'm not as terrible at it as I expected, though that's largely due to the fact that you can look up any combination of letters to see if it's a word while you're trying to make your move. I have played the regular, non-digital Scrabble (sans dictionary) at work a few times (with teenagers) and my scores dont get quite as high, but then again, neither do theirs.

Only two weeks left of school!!! Remaining assignments: a group problem set due tomorrow (done), three booktalks on Tuesday (havent even started), an exhibition review due next week (still need to go to the exhibition, then write the 4 pg review of it), and a short research paper on the differences in how librarians read to children and how parents read to children (I have a collection of resources for my research, but I havent actually read any of them ye…