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Hi, I'm Anna. I do and things at a small liberal arts university. In my spare time, I in two women's choruses, play on two teams (one of which I manage), volunteer at a community station, and watch/listen to games. I also like , , and .

::Alanis Morissette voice::
And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine
'Cause I've got one cat on my rib cage
And the other one is lying beside me

I have three things in my follow up today search folder, all from emails that arrived since yesterday, and one of which is pending a response from a colleague.

It's like when I finally put away all the clutter and my mind can think clearly again.

This morning, as I was getting ready for work, and after a couple days of sluggish productivity, I decided that before I even triaged my inbox as usual, I would tackle all of the email action items I had punted from yesterday. Sort of an "eat that frog" approach. So, after first browsing the unread message subjects and senders to make sure I wasn't ignoring something from my boss, I jumped right in. All done now! Feels like I accomplished so much, but it really wasn't that big a deal in the end.

A thing that keeps rattling around in my mind: hearing about all the data clean up from p2e with the Voyager to Alma migration that others have done, maybe we don't convert any serials records and rebuild them from scratch? Seems like it might be the same amount of work in the end.

@annacreech the IGeLU/ELUNA analytics working group wins a literal trophy for their contributions to the Ex Libris support documentation. They should get paid instead.

This is my first big user group corporate conference and I have some feels. The plenary sessions are just big marketing presentations with little actual value to me. The breakout sessions are librarians explaining how to make the system do what they need and what pitfalls to avoid. I feel like we should be paid to attend, not the other way around. We’re doing the R&D for them.

It’s the multitude of follow-up questions for every little collections decision that takes so much time.

Kicking things off the action item list and squashing the new things that come in. Down to four emails for today and 10 min to do them in, so probably bumping to Monday.

I took Facebook off my phone, and I’m kind of surprised and pleased by what happened. eclecticlibrarian.net/blog/201

I’m re-learning to play acoustic guitar, which basically means strumming a handful of easy tunes for 5-10 minutes a day to build up the callouses on my fingertips again so I can eventually actually play for real. Muscle memory on “Closer to Fine” surprised me.

Back at work after a week off. I opted to brew a cup of tea before opening Outlook, so I don’t yet know how many messages are waiting for me.

Feeling perhaps irrationally annoyed with a vendor who’s every communication with me includes copying in the UL.

Library societies and organizations that don't provide usage data or are still on COUNTER r3.
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I have a zero meeting week this week. And next week I'm on vacation. I might be able to get the rest of the COUNTER reports downloaded by Friday!

Bread is baked and cooling. It’s smells good, so there’s that.

I’m making no-kneed bread this weekend for the first time in years. It’s been proofing for 16 hours, and the recipe recommends 12-18. I am remembering why I rarely make it.

I got caught up on a bunch of work for the radio station tonight, but it meant staying up too late because I ate dinner too late, and I’m not sure the trade-off was worth it. To be fair, I didn’t think it would take me that long.

It's been a relatively quiet week in my inbox, which means lots of time for COUNTER report gathering. I find it very satisfying, though not a task I want to do all the time.

When I woke up this morning it was raining, and then snowing big fluffy flakes, then sleet/raining. The rain stopped a couple hours ago and now the sun is out. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

"Who hurt you, once,
so far beyond repair
that you would meet each overture
with curling lip?
While we, who knew you well,
your friends, (the focus of your scorn)
could see your courage in the face of fear,
your wit, and thoughtfulness,
and will remember you
with something close to love."

--Ruth Zardo

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