Sunday, September 30, 2012

Goals check-in: September

Read 100 books in 2012.
Up to #95. I had someone ask me how I make time for reading, and I had to think it over. I've just always done so; if I didn't read as much as I do, a) my life would be very different, b) I wouldn't know what to do with myself on public transit, and c) I'd probably lose my mind completely. I need that me-time to function.

Exercise for 
90 minutes per week.

This has not been happening this month either, and it stresses me out.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

October Bonus Round

In addition to my goals for 2012, I add month-long bonus goals.

For October:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Read Aloud Roundup: September 2012

Yesterday was the first Read Aloud volunteer session of the new school year!

I bought the books over the summer and wrote the discussion questions for each class, and the volunteer readers met their classes in the morning for storytime. Each reader will stay with the same classroom all year long (many of them have been reading for the same teachers' classes for years!), so that the children get to know them and know what to expect at storytime and in discussion afterward, for the entire time they're at the school. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Office Space, part 1

The whole point of that desk was to have a space to do homework in my new HOME OFFICE-slash-LIBRARY! Wooooooo!

Only it's... still in progress.

Friday, September 7, 2012

No Shame About Curb Scrounging

Oh, hey, I have a desk!

Check out that Dumpster in the background. This is how to live like a grad student. It's like Allston Christmas up in here.

Buying Second-hand Appliances: My Dreams of a Chest Freezer

So, once the dust settles (sadly, a literal description) after the housemate moves out -- this weekend?? -- and we rearrange our kitchen furniture, I might be getting a deep freezer!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Peak pageviews!

Woo-hoo! August closed strong, sweeping past that target of 3000 pageviews to almost exactly double May's 1650. Total at the end of the month: 3293 pageviews.