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. Anonymous8:14 PM

    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?