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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Ding, Dong, My Paper's Done!

Yep. I got the darned thing written, and I now know more than I ever wanted to about APA citation style. Now, back to work tomorrow, and onto the other gazillion things I have to do before my next class. (BTW, how is it coming, JAD?)

Rev. BigDumbChimp, the Twins are in the playoffs--against Oakland! Hahahah.

Vikings lost. Gee, what a surprise.


Blogger PiGuy said...

Congrats on the paper being finished. I've been up to my neck in homework myself. It's fun taking courses - I like learning new stuff - but it has added to my workload quite a bit.

The Twins had quite a run and are pretty much the hottest team going into the playoffs. Since the O's are out of the running (since, like, late April) I was thinking that I might like to see the Tigers run the table but it's hard to go against the Twinkies after the last couple of weeks.

October 02, 2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Hey, PiGuy, I wondered where you were! :-) What are the courses you're taking?

October 02, 2006 5:40 PM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

Sorry. I've been busy at work, school, and around the house.

I'm taking a computer science course, C++. My company will pay for me to take any course that I want as long as it's even remotely related to what we do. I've taken a couple of organic chemistry classes and a math class in the last couple years and I actually think that it's been pretty fun. But it takes time and energy.

About half of the people at my office are programmers. I'm a scientist/analyst but spend a lot of time working with them and I figured that this would help me to speak the right language. Besides, it is pretty cool!

October 03, 2006 8:12 AM  
Blogger PiGuy said...

BTW: what are you taking?

October 03, 2006 8:13 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Oh, don't be sorry! We’re all swamped. C++ eh? Ah, I took that too. Dynamic Link Libraries! I had a really fun class with a crazy instructor. The man who sat next to me, Lane, a COBOL programmer, was deaf and had two interpreters who switched off interpreting for him at the blackboard. The instructor included the interpreters in our class and would, every once in a while, pose a question to the class and then call on one of the interpreters (“You guys should know this, too!”). Lane would just laugh at them (he always knew the answer). He taught me how to sign “I hate you,” so I could sign it every time he wrote a program faster than me (I beat him only one time). He and I were as thick as thieves in that class, competing with each other, and picking on our nutty professor, who egged us all on.

What am I taking now! Heh, heh, heh, he asked in all innocence. I’m taking Intro to Library Science and Organization of Knowledge (beginning cataloging—-as in what used to be known as the card catalog). I have a 5-inch thick book (I’m not kidding) full of rules and regulations about how to transcribe a book’s title and where to put the semi-colon. If you want to see fun stuff, I’ll upload my first cataloging assignment as a post. My instructor’s choice of book was appropriate for me.

October 03, 2006 11:11 AM  

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