Monday, January 05, 2009

Out of Exile

EEBO is back!

I emailed the librarian (not the one in the show, but all librarians have secret informational super-powers, so just about) when I found out on Saturday. He emailed back, and said he'd check into it, and he did, and now it's back. It was just a glitch! Yay!

So what did I look for first, just for kicks? Herbert's Temple, image 22, "Easter Wings."

It made for a good morning.

And I turned in the conference stuff I was working with, so that's done.

And all that meant I was free to try something new, so, I actually rented a kit and tried my legs at cross-country skiing (with a friend for guidance). We had a lovely day for it, bright sunshine, a gorgeous trail out among trees, near one of my favorite biking roads, and enough warmth so that we were comfy moving very quickly.

I was very awkward at it. And slow. I almost fell over and over, but only got really close once (when I got my legs crossed, as I was trying to get out of my skis at the very end). I can see how it's great exercise, but I'm not sure it's my exercise. I rented the kit for a week, so I'll give it a try a couple more times (if the weather cooperates) and see if I get more comfortable about it.

Meanwhile, I enjoyed spending time with my friend and it felt great to get outside into the sunshine and get some exercise.


  1. That looks like so much fun!

  2. it does look like fun!

    and you *don't* look like michelin man [which, btw, my friends called my first baby].

  3. I think you look just fine the way you are. The smile on your face in this picture is very cute and totally contagious!

  4. Diet, schmiet. Your smile is beautiful! :)

  5. I think this is the first time I've seen a pic of you and I love it. You look so healthy and active! I'd never guess it was a struggle for you to get out there and do stuff. And snow is so cool, peaceful.

    I just had my student library access to all the journals cut off...and I also am in mourning. Sometimes I need the med ones, but sometimes I want to look up some shit about Near Eastern History or hurts. I emailed to see if I could get reinstated but doesn't look like it.

  6. am, It was pretty fun; I'm not sure it was enough fun for me to do a lot, though.

    Kathy a., Thanks for your kind comment.

    Styley, Thanks. I like smiling!

    TD, /blush. Thanks.

    MSILF, I think the word you want is "cold" not "cool." Snow is very cold! :) I hope you can get your library privileges reinstated! Wouldn't your current employer (hospital?) have at least medical library access?