Saturday, June 26, 2010

The things that made my week

Well. It wasn't the best of weeks, in some ways - but there were redeeming moments. Hitting out frustrations at the driving range, for example, followed by a drink by the river on an absolutely stunning evening. Friends over for dinner. Amaretto on ice. Dipping my toes in the river in the company of friends. Best friends to be seen tonight and next week. The US through to the next round. And hugs from Dean.

Also, this...Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper first posted this print from Bespoke Press, and I love it so so much. So much.

...and this: You HAVE to check it out, especially if you are or ever have been a research student. It's called the PhD challenge. Your mission is to get the sentence "I smoke crack rocks" into a peer-reviewed academic publication. Prizes may or may not include
  • 1 Box of Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 Autographed 8×10 Photograph of Nobel Prize Laureate Paul Krugman (tentative)
  • 1 Pack of Leather Elbow Patches
How fun does that sound? If anyone tries, let me know!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dad Day

My dad rocks.

Just saying.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm on Twitter (for the first time ever)...

Following a piece that was published on my Library Routes in the CILIP Gazette:

PaulineRowson Well said Liz Gallagher Library Assistant @ the Bodleian. 'Anyone can touch what has changed the world; it's hard not to be amazed by that.'

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Time does fly...

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
~James Matthew Barrie
And many golden moments recently - hence no posts!!!

Too much to describe, so a few things in pictures:

A first 10k race...don't I look excited. Also like I have a blonde mohawk coming out of the red.

A birthday! With a birthday cake made by two of my favourite people!!

Lots of various other bits. My sister is at home after a year in Chile - earthquakes, working in a foreign language, and more. We finally booked our flights home for July (HOME! the FARM! PORTLAND!). I am eagerly awaiting the results of my TCRG exam. And I've finally dusted off the press again.

So. busy. Must. sleep.