BPL sale

Feb. 4th, 2012 06:35 pm
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Books I got at the Boston Public Library book sale this morning:


And then I got a haircut! It's super short again - and at the moment, it's lying flat and really cute, but that will only last until the next time I wash it. I'd planned to get it cut before the summer field season, but I suddenly have some fieldwork in Dominica coming up next month, so I went ahead and did it now. I'd psyched myself up for a $50 haircut, but it turned out I had ten inches to spare, so I've got a ponytail (currently drying) to be sent to Locks of Love on Monday -- and a free haircut! (I left a pretty good tip.)


Apr. 8th, 2009 09:11 pm
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Ow. I pulled something in my thigh trying to do yoga. I was trying to use a strap to do some of the postures that I still can't manage, and, ow, bad idea! I can't do any of the ones that involve really wide legs while sitting or lying down. It's really annoying, because I can manage just about all the other poses, but when she's like "ok, now lay down, and grab one toe and pull that foot up by your head, and keep both legs straight" - I can't even get close, and all the other yoga exercises I'm doing are not really helping me get closer. :/ Even just sitting forward bends with wide legs - I feel like I used to be a lot more flexible in that dimension. I think I need more varied DVDs. ... must back away from Amazon ....

ANYWAY, I told people at work that I'm leaving June 18th, so now I can post publicly about Iceland and grad school -- yay! Two news items there:

(Note to those who may not have heard yet: I'm going to UMass Boston for an MA in Historical Archaeology, starting in Fall '09 - following a 6-week excavation in Iceland.)

1. PSU finally rejected me. Oh well. It was fun to try, and I learned a lot from visiting, but we really weren't right for each other.

2. ICELAND! Flights are getting figured out. After leaving work, I'm going to go to Boston and find an apartment, then fly out from there with everyone else the following weekend. Everyone's leaving Iceland on August 16. BUT, I realized that I was looking at the wrong schedule - fall semester doesn't start until after Labor Day: September 8. That relieves a lot of the pressure I was feeling about needing time to settle in. So I've asked if they can fly me into London for an extra week. :D And then I'll fly back - I wanted BWI, so I can grab stuff at Mom's and drive up to Boston, but Icelandair doesn't serve BWI any more, so it will probably have to be New York, and then I can catch a train or something to BWI. OR, depending on which day and what time I fly back, I can try to get TDS or TCR tickets for that night, and use them to bribe someone to come pick me up in NYC. :D But anyway, there are lots and lots and lots of logistics still to figure out.

I've also been giving a lot of thought to how my journaling is going to change once I get to DW. Expect a post on that at some point, soonish. It would make my life easier if ALL of you came with me!

I'm reading Suspense and Sensibility. (I have a lot of books to read and movies to watch in the next two months if I'm going to adequately determine which to sell and which to bring and which to put in storage!) I didn't expect it to be awesome, exactly, and it's not bad, but much of it feels very anachronistic, as if it rather wishes it were Edwardian than Regency. :/ That is a very strange feeling. I haven't found much that is factually out of place, but the sensibility (haha) of the prose is very Edwardian, and it's ... odd.

Darcy has the snuffles! She has no other signs of illness - eyes clear, nose clear, just as much energy as normal, good appetite - just the sneezy snuffles. She's had it for a few days now, poor baby. I'm not sure what to do; all my cat books say to look for those other symptoms. I opened the window last night for some fresh air and it doesn't seem to have helped. :/


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