Wednesday, February 8, 2012

News. Of the exciting variety

You ever have one of those days where everything just seems to go RIGHT? Yesterday was one of those days. Okay, so I tried to comment on a bunch of blogs that use Disqus, and it decided it hates me and ate all my comments. And the comments I wrote going "ARGH, IT ATE MY COMMENT!!" That part wasn't so awesome. But then when I bitched about mentioned it on Twitter, the co-founder of Disqus tweeted me to say that they'd look into it. #reasonswhyTwitterisawesome

Some books that I'd ordered online and forgotten about arrived. WHEEEEEE - PRESENTS!! (That I paid for but that's totally not the point!) So now when I run out of library books, I have a nice little stash waiting for me. Plus, yesterday was Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. If you've been here for a while, you'll remember that Charlie D and I go waaaaaay back and that he's one of my favourite authors. So yesterday afternoon when Penguin Australia were tweeting pictures of the covers and you had to say which cover was from which book for the chance to win a copy of the book in question, I jumped at the chance. And scored myself a free copy of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Which is completely awesome because I've always wanted to read it but have never been able to find a copy in a bookstore.

But the biggest news came in the form of an email I received yesterday morning.

"Dear K-,
Congratulations, you have been offered a place at ___ University in 1st Semester 2012"

That's right, kids. I'm going back to uni again! I enrolled online today, and it's all official. Classes start in just over two weeks. 18 months from now, I'll have a Masters degree and will be qualified as a librarian!!

I'm crazy excited about it. I wanted to be a librarian from about the time I was seven until somewhere during high school when I decided that archaeology sounded like more fun. (It's not.) So really, I'm just getting back on my original career path. With a few major little scenic detours along the way.

And if you know me at all, you'll know already who my librarian inspirations for the future are:
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And how could you go wrong with inspirations like that??

Off to buy a lot of tweed,
K xx

22 comments:

  1. Okay, so I will then know three people with degrees in information sciences. The other two live here in Wellington. Not like I'm hinting or anything.

    But anyhoo, CONGRATULATIONS, WHEEEEEE!

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    1. THANK YOU!! And I shall keep that hint in mind in 18 months time ;)

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  2. Congratulations! But don't be bagging archaeology now ;)
    PS I follow a blog called File Me Away (it's on my little side bar thingy), which is authored by a librarian & often discusses some interesting aspects of her job.

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    1. Oh, I'm not bagging archaeology COMPLETELY. I loved a lot of stuff about archaeology. Just not the DIGGING part. Which is kind of essential to being an archaeologist, really...

      And I'll definitely have to check that out! Thanks for the tip :)

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  3. Congratulations :-) very exciting news

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  4. Congratulations! It was a hard decision to make.

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    1. It was. You wait, now I'll get offered a bunch of jobs. It's always the way... *sigh*

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  5. Best. Librarian. Inspirations. Ever. Someday, we will meet in person when you are a librarian, we will drink, and we can reenact that scene from the Mummy and it will be true. :D

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    1. YES. OH MY GOD, WE HAVE TO DO THIS!! It will be EPIC.

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  6. I was so excited when I read your news on twitter. You're going to be a chic librarian! And lucky you winning that book, I'm so jealous. I need to win lots of things this month given the shopping diet!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm not sure how chic I will be while I'm at university - I foresee myself being very poor indeed...

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  7. Awesome! I look forward to hearing what university is like for you!

    (I know I went to uni myself, but I *was* a drunken engineering student for at least 80% of the time so don't remember much. Also, it was forever ago)

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    1. Hahaha, I imagine university for me will be much as it's always been - lots of reading and hanging out in the library and handing in assignments a week before they're due... #overachiever

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  8. Awesome!!! I always wanted to be a Librarian or Egyptologist when I was younger.

    Good luck, I think you'll be awesome!!

    Also, I really dislike Disquis...it always publishes my FULL name, which I really don't appreciate :(

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    1. I wanted to be a librarian up until I actually started college. Then I changed my mind.

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    2. How was that a reply?! I posted it as its own separate comment.

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    3. Thanks Celeste!! :) Disqus is still throwing hissy fits at me - it's hugely annoying.
      And Jay - I have no idea why that posted as a reply. Perhaps the full moon is sending all comments systems wonky at the moment!

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  9. Congratulations on getting into your Masters! I'm slightly tempted to do a graduate diploma in librarianship (I'm already qualified as a lib tech, plus I have a BA), but I think I want to use my spare time for photography. I think. Therefore, I'm definitely going to be looking forward to hearing about your adventures in studying to see if that might change my mind.

    I hope you're celebrating!

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    1. Thank you!! :) I thought about qualifying as a library tech, but I can get FEE-HELP for the Masters! ;)

      I've definitely done some celebrating!!

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  10. Congrats! And welcome to the mad world of Masters uni! Good luck with it, and enjoy...it's actually nice to be back at study for a bit.

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    1. Thank you! I think until classes start, I'll mostly be excited about the fact that I have an excuse to shop at Officeworks again ;)

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