First, this here blog: the good news is that there hasn't been any issues with my comments. The bad news is that Blogger Beta's new layouts - which cause said problems - are not available to those of us who ftp to our own domain. Phooey. So you'll be seeing this old template here at Obscurorant for some time to come.
Now the season: the holiday is rush is in full cry. On Friday Heather
and I went Christmas shopping, which is a whirlwind kind if experience where we purchase gifts with the speed of a mongoose and the precision of a sniper. Trust me, it's vaguely awe-inspiring to behold. That evening I attended two holiday soirees, including the gang's annual get-together to exchange presents and drink lots of cocktails, held this year at The Fox and the Hound
. Thanks to my very kind and generous friends I have lots of DVD goodness to look forwards to, what with the Forbidden Planet
special edition (six! hours! of extras!) and the Carry Grant
Saturday afternoon the Girl and I took in A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
, at the Cutler Majestic, which I highly recommend if you enjoy Celtic music at all. Afterwards we strolled up the street to Silvertone
. I hadn't been there in almost a year and discovered I've missed it. The retro feel of the joint, combined with excellent rasberry martinis and Dean Martin Christmas music put me in the spirit.
I played hookey on Tuesday and spent the day in Boston, mostly at the Aquarium
. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the chance to hop out over the giant ocean tank
and feed Myrtle the Turtle (thanks Aunt Kate!). Turtle feeding pictures will be forthcoming.
And finally, my coming return to school. I'll be starting a class, for the first time in over ten years, at the end of January. Here's the description for Reference/Information Services
Covers reference services, searching, and sources. Introduces reference concepts and services, such as the reference interview, customer service, evaluating the reference collection, management, ethics, reference philosophy, service in different institutional settings and for diverse populations, and the assessment of reference services. Students learn how to search in digital and print sources, including full text information retrieval in subscription services and the freely available web. Students become familiar with over two hundred core, fundamental print and digital sources.
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