Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yes, it's true, it's still snowing

Because Kari posted her pictures:

Here's the view from my office this morning (ICICLES!):

Here's the view from the front door:

And beyond. The Continental Divide is there in the background--you just can't see it because of the snow still coming down!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

If you are an Anne fan...

You must go read Diana Peterfreund's "The Ballad of Anne and Gilbert"

It is fabulous.

(and I am SUCH an Anne Fan)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


My thesis defense is OVER, and it went well! I am DONE!!!!!


Thank you all for your support! Couldn't have done it without you!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Operation Teen Book Drop

Under the category of "things I should've known about" and "how did I miss this":

Today is Teen Literature Day! And more important (to me), it's Operation Teen Book Drop.

There are apparently two ways of doing this:

1) As listed on the YALSA wiki, donate books for teens to your local hospital, or get involved in outreach with teens who are shut in or stuck in the hospital. Get them books to read and fun stuff to do.

2) As discussed on Readergirlz, slap a TBD bookplate in a YA book and leave it somewhere public, for teens to find and read.

Win win. Either way, teens get to discover and experience new books. I'm going to call my hospital and go the first route if I can, as being a teen stuck in the hospital has special meaning for me. If they don't want them, I'll go route 2. WooHoo Operation Teen Book Drop!

And on another note, tomorrow is going to be TIARA DAY, particularly on Twitter. Join in!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I am still here.

Countdown: SEVEN days (yes, 1 week!) until my thesis defense.


I just (think) I finished my revisions, and sent off to my trusty beta-readers to be the judges.


After the thesis defense, I will have 2 weeks to do 2 final projects and 2 more presentations.


On May 9, I will GRADUATE.

Back out. :)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

I'm making progress on all fronts at once. One month to go!!!

To lift your Wednesday (courtesy of moonrat), watch this and enjoy. I love these.