December 16th, 2009


Odin's Day

Got a a nice nap yesterday afternoon, which really did help tremendously.

Just two more weeks of glutening, and then I go off for good.

Am still liking it. :) But they are allowing me too much time to acclimate to the first part of the job description without moving to the next; yesterday I came up with ideas for a new volunteer project to run and a new revenue stream. I cannot be left to my own devices for five minutes without giving myself more to do! That's okay. Meeting with primary boss this morning and will be saying, "I am really really ready to learn more about X, Y, and Z!" and there's a whole big chunk of the new job I need to get info from my secondary bosses about; that'll happen Friday. Already on the schedule. And I have a very large project soon as I get back from vacation and biopsy. Which I love.

Got my first paycheck yesterday, and totally forgot to deposit it because I am unaccustomed to paychecks. Must do that today!

Got $300 from the parents towards a new laptop, so I have to raise about $600 more. Depending how aggressive the whirring/grinding sound gets, y'all may get a WTD out of this.

On the bright side, free netbook! djhath saw my $WINTERHOLIDAY wishlist and granted that particular wish. Awesome! So I have a wee mini computer to bring to Florida, and won't need to test the limits of my laptop backpack; it'll fit neatly in my regular backpack, which is not falling apart.

Boston Family Needs Help!
I'll be nudging my colleague today for more info and a donation location. Thanks, guys!

Tomorrow Night
Reading of a new Boston musical, "It's Working", written by a colleague! Central Square YMCA! Free! Your last chance to see me before the new year! Come on out!

Link Soup
* Love these Starbucks signs!
* Follow Time-Lost Batman on Twitter.
* Make 2010 a happier year!

Daily Science
Knitted science 101.

Today's the first day I'll really just get to come straight home from work. Which is great, because I have to pack! Reminder to self - also want to review some more of the BPAL Yules.

And nap again.

And tonight is Elayna's school band's winter concert, yay. :)

My day

A friend asked (in a locked post) what her readers do, what their days are like. My answer:

I fight crime. Then I come home and write stories.

Occasionally, I'll go back out again, or straight from work, and fight crime a little more.

So my day is the mad dash about the house getting everyone going, walk to the bus stop, walk from Harvard Square to Central - I could take the train the one stop, but my body is happier when I walk it, and so is my wallet, and I get more iPod time.

At BARCC, I manage all of the prospective and in-training volunteers, interns, and a whole bunch of community outreach/education stuff, as well as a lot of random unrelated things that have accrued under that position. I work a half-day, then slog home, where if I'm not too tired (I'm dealing with massive gluten fatigue; my biopsy is in two weeks), I get to write.

My daughter gets home at 3. So we get some hanging-out time before I make her start focusing on her homework. Then I get stuff done around the house, or nap, or read, or knit, til Adam gets home; then dinner and usually a few episodes of whatever show we're introducing Elayna to. (Pop culture is important here.)

Nighttime is sometimes for dates, sometimes for family cocooning, sometimes for group social stuff, sometimes for BARCC volunteer gigs.

Irregular, replacing any of the above: BARCC public education volunteer gigs. Here's a PDF of the workshops we do. Also I do survivor speeches and staff a table at fairs and community events, and help run the Clothesline Project. In the new year, we'll be starting a BARCC blog, too.

So. That. And then finally I take my nighttime meds and curl up in bed with Adam, a book, and one or more cats. And then I sleep.


Preliminary Arisia Schedule

Subject to change, but probably not much... already took myself off the one panel I wasn't as gung-ho about.

7:00pm: Trauma as Character Development

Noon: Sexual Politics in Fandom

1:30pm: Reading - Shira Lipkin

4:00pm: Interstitial Fiction: Dancing Between Genres

5:00pm: Take Back the Sci-Fi

6:00pm: Kick-Ass Moms

11:00am: Connection and Collaboration

Saturday will be a bit of a crazy day; the s00j concert is at 3, so I'll be busy from noon-6:00. Every other day is nice and relaxing, though.