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Lots of things have happened in the past few weeks:

  • I got my first professional archivist job in Colorado (see below post)
  • I found a house in Colorado (see Flickr pics…and picture it without the rasta flag and other college paraphernalia)
  • I had my last day at the office where I have worked (in a non-archival capacity) since 2003

But, the most momentous of all….

I am finally the proud owner of both a 15″MacBook Pro and an iPod nano! I have to confess, there was a subsidy in the case of the MacBook, but my PC was starting to make me a little nervous (I got the blue screen of death a few times) and I was really sick of being yoked to my desk at home. The nano, well, I couldn’t resist, and I’m glad I didn’t. My trips to Colorado for both the job interview and the house-hunting were relatively stress-free, and I think it was largely due to the Ella at my fingertips.

I will be traveling to the Society of American Archivists conference tomorrow, where I’ll be attending the DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), Managing the Digital University Desktop, Advanced Electronic Records Management, and Digitization Matters workshops, in addition to the annual meeting. I am pretty darn psyched.

Also, as far as I can tell, the “Blogger Get-Together” (which, incidentally, is not just for the bloggers, but for anyone involved in making the annual meeting more “2.0”…Flickr taggers, wiki creators, etc.) will be held on Thursday at lunch, exact times and locations TBA. This is probably one of the only chances I’ll get to meet some of the other archival bloggers/wiki-creators, etc. out there, so I hope everyone who’s there and who even sort of fits this description will come.

Be forewarned, I’ll probably take pictures. ūüôā


One of my friends pointed out these incredibly fun and funny time-wasters to me a few days ago, and I have to say, after having played with them for the last half an hour, they definitely live up to the hype. simpsons_katie.jpgSouth Park Informationatrix

These are the two that I created in my own image (see, funny AND you get to have a little bit of a God complex!). Each picture is an active link to the site on which they were created.

¬†Be forewarned, the game that allows you to create the Simpsons avatar is within the promotional website for the Simpsons movie, so you will have to look for it a bit; it’s along the top of the screen. It’s well worth it though, trust me.


Geranium, originally uploaded by librarykatja.

Gotta love that red. It’s a power color. ūüôā

Yellow Lily

I took several close-ups of flowers around the farm¬†with my Elph, and I was really impressed with the results on the Macro setting.¬†I had my doubts about a subcompact camera being able to get close-ups this detailed and in focus, but these are pretty darn close to perfect as far as I’m concerned.

The other two shots I took are up on Flickr right now, if you’re curious to check them out. I wish I could show them to you in full size…I took the above yellow lily one at 2816 X 2112, and it’s now adorning my desktop, without losing any¬†readily visible detail.

Foggy Morning on the Farm, originally uploaded by librarykatja.

Too pretty to not post it.

Beau and Sheba, originally uploaded by librarykatja.

It’s a beautiful day on the farm, and so I took yet more pictures of the dogs.

He’s in the foreground and excited, she’s in the background and could care less. Perfect visual metaphor for their personalities.

Happy Graduation!, originally uploaded by librarykatja.

The ceremony was two hours long and it was near 90 degrees…which, given our long, black acetate robes, was not very pleasant.

However, this picture stands as evidence that even baking like a little librarian potato could not diminsh my spirits.

I’m done! Woohoo!

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