OK, so the semester officially ended for me on Thursday afternoon. What a relief — this was the worst semester ever, in terms of things strictly related to school and work. (There was a far, far worse semester my senior year of college, but classes had nothing to do with it.) I’m not going to get into the details here, but it’s definitely fed my motivation to get a full-time job as soon as possible.
Things went well enough, overall, though it was quite literally down to the wire. I finished the product and presentation for my subject analysis project (the index + database) at 10pm on Wednesday, and presented it at 11am the next day. There’s actually something in the DB structure that needs to be fixed, but I couldn’t figure it out in the time I had left. I fudged the data entry to make things display correctly, and admitted to this in my presentation.
After Subject Analysis got out, I prepared the presentation for my afternoon class (between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. — yikes). This time I was presenting on the awesome paper I wrote this semester: “Unauthorized Cataloging, Underground Circulation: Polish Libraries During the Nazi Occupation of WWII.” (For curious geeky types, I’ll post that on my website sometime in the next week or so.) That presentation was fine, but it wasn’t the presentation I wanted to give, since I ran out of time to work on it. Sort of makes me wish I had skipped a day of MLA, but oh well.
Yesterday I spent a big chunk of time cleaning up my room and going through mail. (Who knew summer semester tuition was due next week? Not me. Huh.) Next I’m going to request a bunch of books to be held for me at my library, and then after that it should be about time to cook the first real meal I’ve cooked in a while: a delicious veggie risotto, which the Knitting Librarian is going to help me eat (go leave her some happy graduation love!). Then we are going to meet up with some other folks for drinks at one of the dive bars I used to frequent when I worked at the nonprofit. Yay!
Tomorrow, sorting out of the knitting basket will commence. The plan is to weave in the ends on the Top Down Cardi and block it, and then next week put on the closure. I have a ton of projects to work on that I already have the yarn for . . . but of course what I really want to jump right into is the Lutea Lace-Shoulder Shell from IK Summer 07. I read through the pattern over lunch today, and it seems like something I could handle. We’ll see . . .