The end of the year means it’s time for me to list my favorite CDs from the past twelve months.
Air – Talkie Walkie
See my post from February 20.
The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
Better late than never. This album was released four years ago and I don’t know where I was then, but I’m sure glad I found it this year. It’s easy to hear the band’s Brit-pop influences, but their sound is unique and edgy, painting musical pictures you want to hear over and over. My favorite musical discovery of the year.
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Well, I made it. All of my worldly possessions are now in the same city that I have been living in. Most of them are still in boxes, but at least they are here.
It’s always interesting moving into a “new” place. In all the apartments/homes I’ve lived in, I’ve usually found a few little quirks or oddities about the former residents. For example, I’ve been in living in my condo in Madison for four days now and I do believe the former owner had some kind of irrational fear of screwing in light bulbs.
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I’m sorry it’s been two weeks since the last post. As you can imagine, I’ve been very busy lately. Today I finished my first full week working as the Web Services Librarian at Edgewood College. After five days, I think I’ve had enough experience to say that I’m going to enjoy working there.
In other news (if everything goes as planned) I should be permanently living in Madison by the end of next week. Speaking of which, I was browsing through some moving and packing websites the other day and found out how to pack hippos (from the US Postal Service, no less). Does anyone have a 1000 gallon tank I can borrow?
Since yesterday was Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, I thought it might be good to post some things I’ve been thankful for recently.
- The exciting opportunity of a new job.
- Being supported by family and friends.
- The beauty of the natural world.
- The opportunity to travel.
- Music and all of its charms.
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Thanks to an alert from SpaceWeather.com, last night I was treated to a display of the aurora borealis.
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I got the job! Oh wait a minute… I should probably back up for those of you who don’t know the whole story.
Last week I had interviewed for the position of Web Services Librarian at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. After the interview I felt pretty good about the whole thing and was very excited about the possibilities of working there. The position’s responsibilities are an interesting combination of website development and librarian duties.
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When we were in Washington D.C., my father and I stayed at the dorm of the College of Preachers next to the Washington National Cathedral. It was nice going back to a local, quiet neighborhood at the end of every day, away from the hustle and bustle of the mall.
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While I was in Washington, I did not want to miss visiting the war memorials on the mall. Especially the new World War II Memorial (above) and the Vietnam Memorial (below), which I had never been to.
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Looking back, the thing I enjoyed the most during my trip to Washington D.C. (other than hanging out with my father) was the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. And my being a librarian didn’t have anything to do with that. While we were waiting for the library to open, I was thinking we probably wouldn’t be there longer than an hour. We ended up staying for most of the morning and into the lunch hour!
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Of the places I was planning to visit in Washington, the one I was most looking forward to was the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, which had its grand opening last month.
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