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2022-09-27: I’m exhausted. My mom has gone to the ER once a week for the past 5 weeks. My kid has not been …

2022-09-25: A hike at Eno River State Park Yesterday, W, M, my sister ME, and I went for a little hike at the Eno River State Park. I’d …

2022-09-23: Want to read: Ghosts of the Forbidden (Glazier’s Gap Book 1) by Leanna Renee Hieber 📚

2022-09-21: I just ordered a 20 ft inflatable black cat. It will dominate the culdesac. I’m kind of hoping …

2022-09-21: My currently-planned NaNoWriMo novel is a YA supernatural rom-com set at musical theatre camp in the …

2022-09-20: You can have all of the research that funding agencies can possibly provide us but if we …

2022-09-19: I love today’s issue of Publish Not Perish in which Jenn McClearen draws a connection between …

2022-09-18: I just played D&D for the first time in 3+ years and it was so great I almost cried.

2022-09-13: 🎮 Things from today’s Nintendo Direct that feel like gifts they’re making for me, …

2022-09-13: I rarely watch actual play TTRPG shows because Life Circumstances have made a 3-hr viewing a real …

2022-09-13: Day 3 of a garbage migraine. Hate it. Rarely get them this bad anymore.

2022-09-12: 📺 Will I need to watch The Book of Boba Fett to follow what’s happening in the next season of …

2022-09-11: 📺 Excuse me, I am watching The Rings of Power and Disa is my new fave, thought you should know. (And …

2022-09-11: 📺 Watched The Sandman. It’s so great. I don’t think a better adaptation would be …

2022-09-11: Dark academia is too emotionally bleak an aesthetic for me right now, but I enjoy the ability to …

2022-09-11: We took a little walk on the trail behind our house this morning. Here are some pictures of what we …

2022-09-09: When my brain won't read 📚 I hate when my brain won’t read, which it won’t today. Reading is my core way of …

2022-09-09: Currently reading: Fabric by Victoria Finlay 📚

2022-09-08: Peace and long life, y’all. Happy Star Trek Day! 🖖🏻

2022-09-07: I don’t write a lot of lengthy blog posts lately, partly because there’s a lot going on …

2022-09-06: I can suspend my disbelief enough to believe that entities like Dream, Death, Desire, & Despair …

2022-09-06: John Cameron Mitchell doing Ethel Merman singing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” is …

2022-09-06: I’m very sorry for the colleague of my interviewee who was sick today and thus meant …

2022-09-06: Just spent a minute staring at all the app icons on my phone trying to figure out why the Star Trek …

2022-09-06: Kirby Howell-Baptiste is brilliant in The Sandman. I need all the Death spin-offs: High Cost of …

2022-09-06: Every time I call myself “Miss Kimberly” in my head, I immediately correct myself with …

2022-09-03: Finished reading: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien 📚 Listened to the …

2022-09-03: Me, listening to an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation with my eyes closed: “Is that …

2022-09-02: There’s been some hard stuff this week, but I also went to the pool and had dinner outside on …

2022-09-02: 🍿 Watched The Company of Wolves. Peak 80s gothic fantasy with a gorgeous score and the grossest …

2022-09-02: What’s the most fun thing you’ve done in the past 2 years?

2022-09-01: 💬📚 “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier …

2022-08-31: Okay, Internet. What’s the best way to D&D remotely?

2022-08-31: I slept for 9 hours instead of 10 last night (what a luxury, I know, believe me that I give up a lot …

2022-08-28: The Jiminy Cricket or Frog (of Frog and Toadl in my head: “If you do X, the whole week will go …

2022-08-27: Did not finish: A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara 📚 Beautifully written. After 400+ pgs of …

2022-08-26: Picture of the view from my deck didn’t seem to actually end up attached to the post about …

2022-08-26: Working on the deck in summer always feels like working in a treehouse.

2022-08-25: Went to apply for passports for myself & M today and the passport person just wasn’t …

2022-08-24: My legs started getting medically-restless by 4 pm today. I didn’t have caffeine after 2 or …

2022-08-24: Is there space for robust research-practice partnerships in the time of COVID, or are people too …

2022-08-24: 💬📚 “It was impossible to explain to the healthy the logic of the sick, and he didn’t …

2022-08-24: 💬📚 “This was not what he thought acting would be, but what had he known about what acting …

2022-08-22: 💬📚 “…he was an optimist. Every month, every week, he chose to open his eyes, to live …

2022-08-22: 💬📚 “He felt in those minutes his body’s treason… that he would be betrayed by it …

2022-08-22: 💬📚 “He experienced the singular pleasure of watching people he loved fall in love with other …

2022-08-22: M. styled my jewelry for our morning playdate. The earrings are stylized bats. He was going for …

2022-08-21: I ventured into the world of Duolingo fanfiction looking for Odile/Melissa stories because …

2022-08-18: I cannot adequately convey how much I appreciate that Duolingo accepts “y’all” as …

2022-08-18: 🔖 Read The Big Bang Didn’t Happen. I know very little about cosmology, but this makes some …

2022-08-17: Coburn, C. E., & Penuel, W. R. (2016). Research-practice partnerships in education: Outcomes, …

2022-08-17: It was so overcast yesterday that the moonflowers stayed open all day.

2022-08-17: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Blippi asks. “A law doctor & a …

2022-08-17: Postdocs are contingent/precarious, yeah?

2022-08-16: Finished reading: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King 📚 This dude is so prolific and so …

2022-08-13: 🔖 Read A CRITIQUE OF DARK ACADEMIA: THE ROMANTICIZATION OF OVERWORK. Wearing tweed and wandering …

2022-08-12: 🔖 Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes. I would …

2022-08-10: Themes have emerged.

2022-08-09: 🔖 Read THE SCHOLARSHIP OF SEXY PRIVILEGE: WHY DO I LOVE DARK ACADEMIA BOOKS? This ownership over …

2022-08-08: 🔖 Read What’s Dark about Dark Academia I think the real power of dark academia is the way it …

2022-08-06: Today in Pokemon Research Reflects Real Research: an early career researcher didn’t have …

2022-08-05: Took the Buzzfeed Inner Aesthetic Stranger Things Character quiz & got Will Byers and …

2022-08-05: Currently reading: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King 📚

2022-08-05: 💬📚 “…a story’s as much a house or garden as song.” Jane Alison, _Meander, …

2022-08-05: 💬📚 “The essential element in nurturing our creativity lies in nurturing ourselves.” …

2022-08-05: 💬📚 “As blocked creatives, we focus not on our responsibilities to ourselves, but on our …

2022-08-05: 💬📚 “Do not let your self-doubt turn into self-sabotage.” Julia Cameron, The …

2022-08-05: I’m wearing an oversized Sailor Moon tee and black bike shorts with lace trim, so hello from …

2022-08-04: Day 3, #TheSealeyChallenge, Rose, Li-Young Lee 📚 This is a gorgeous book, full of grief and beauty. Selected quotes: Water In water my sister is no …

2022-08-03: I’ve got an ARC of The Nap Ministry’s book REST IS RESISTANCE ready for me to download …

2022-08-03: 💬📚 “Perhaps people who experience the world in ways that are considered atypical have an …

2022-08-03: 💬📚 “A scientist’s explanations about other animals are dictated by the data she …

2022-08-03: 💬📚 “[The senses] pull relevance from randomness, and weave meaning from miscellany.” Ed …

2022-08-02: Day 2 #TheSealeyChallenge, Leaves of Grass Book I: Inscriptions, Walt Whitman 📚 Selected quotes: Eidolons We seeming solid wealth, strength, beauty build, But really build …

2022-08-02: 🔖 📺 Celia Rose Gooding, who does an amazing job playing Cadet Nyota Uhura on Strange New Worlds, …

2022-08-01: Day 1 #TheSealeyChallenge, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, Keith S. Wilson 📚 Selected quotes: 6:45 pm …God, it’s pretty. But what does any of it mean? A Unified …

2022-08-01: 🍿 Watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It was super refreshing to watch a movie that was …

2022-08-01: 📚💬 “Animals are not just stand-ins for humans or fodder for brainstorming sessions. They have …

2022-08-01: I’m devoting the next few weeks to healing and rest, aside from my existing obligations. I …

2022-08-01: 📚💬 “It is all that we know, and so we easily mistake it for all there is to know.” Ed …

2022-08-01: It’s August, so I’m going to do The Sealey Challenge and plan to read a book of poetry …

2022-07-31: Finished reading: The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the …

2022-07-29: Real talk, I skipped the end of #CLS2022 to hang out with my kid and nap and I have no regrets.

2022-07-29: 🔖 Read Rapport or Respect? (Helen Kara). Dr. Kara makes excellent points about how research can seem …

2022-07-28: I have a lot of hairs that are white at the bottom, black or brown in the middle, and white at the …

2022-07-28: #CLS2022: Creating Equitable and Inclusive Library Spaces in the Face of Obstacles I didn’t get to liveblog/tweet this session because I was co-facilitating it, but I’m jotting down a …

2022-07-28: I’m taking the 10:30 - 11:30 PST hour off from #CLS2022 so that I can get some quiet time in …

2022-07-28: My Notes from #CLS2022: OPENING PLENARY - Staying Connected, Fueling Innovation, Affirming Core Values: Three Learning Organizations Carrying Lessons Forward from the Twin Pandemics Scot Osterweil: Getting today's plenary started - Staying Connected, Fueling Innovation, Affirming …

2022-07-28: I can’t liveblog/tweet any of the 12p Pacific sessions at #CLS2022 today because I’m …

2022-07-28: Deciding when to drop a paper: Rethinking my lit review about tabletop RPGs and identity development I’ve been sitting on a paper that was “accepted with revisions” for more than 3 …

2022-07-28: Over the course of #CLS2022, I’ll be adding my liveblogtweets/notes to the Connected Learning …

2022-07-27: My Notes from #CLS2022: Rising Scholars - Post-Pandemic Life: Recovering From Burnout and Finding Motivation Khalia Braswell: Introducing the next Rising Scholars session: Post-Pandemic Life: Recovering From …

2022-07-27: My Notes from #CLS2022: Rising Scholars - Exploring Pathways: Finding Your Place of Impact Wendy Roldan: introducing the panel Exploring Pathways: Finding Your Place of Impact is a UX …

2022-07-27: My Notes from #CLS2022: Rising Scholars - Sharing Work Beyond Academic Publishing Alexis Hope: Alexis worked on hackathons including the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon (love …

2022-07-27: The next panel at #CLS2022 for Rising Scholars is Sharing Work Beyond Academic Publishing.

2022-07-27: For the next few days, I’ll be liveblogging/tweeting the Connected Learning Summit (#CLS2022) …

2022-07-27: 🎵🎭 I’m listening to the Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge and I’m really impressed with how …

2022-07-26: Want to read: The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses by Paul …

2022-07-26: 📚 In 2008, 8 years before my kid was born, I replied to a Slate article that asked, “do you …

2022-07-25: I was distracted around Summerween so I’m declaring July 31 Second Summerween.

2022-07-25: “When we are making our art we must bend all of the resources and possibilities to work for …

2022-07-24: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery: Succession by Kirsten Beyer 📚 I honestly don’t know …

2022-07-24: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery - The Light of Kahless by Mike Johnson 📚

2022-07-22: I speak Dutch with a Yiddish accent, I can’t help it, it’s in my blooooood. 🇳🇱

2022-07-22: It’s my and Will’s 13th wedding anniversary today. The traditional gift for this …

2022-07-22: Dealing with SDCC envy About 7 years ago, Geek and Sundry (RIP) published a post titled HOW TO HAVE A GREAT, GEEKY WEEKEND …

2022-07-21: Finished reading: The Dead Zone by Stephen King 📚 I love the way King has characters reference his …

2022-07-20: True facts about my dreams: when I was reading CARRIE and started having dreams related to it, it …

2022-07-20: Pro-tip: Stuck in or overwhelmed by your research? Write a memo.

2022-07-19: Thinking about writing a blog post about the alignment of research, especially qualitative research, …

2022-07-19: I was all, “My blog isn’t cross-posting to Twitter! Whyyyy?” but then I saw that I …

2022-07-18: The Internet is all “Check out the Whimsigoth aesthetic!” and y’all, a better name …

2022-07-17: Currently reading: The Dead Zone by Stephen King 📚

2022-07-15: 🔖 Read ‘Lost’ Fans Gave Me a Safe Place on the Internet. Is Such Fandom Possible Now? (Catapult) by …

2022-07-15: 🔖 Read Violence Made Me Feel Like I’d Left My Body. Physical Theater Helped Me Return by Lindsey …

2022-07-15: Birthday selfie from yesterday in my South Square Mall - oops I meant Starcourt Mall - hat.

2022-07-15: Finished reading: Carrie by Stephen King 📚 I don’t recall the last time I read a book inside …

2022-07-14: Me: I don’t know what to do! Should I spend the next 45 minutes reading CARRIE or playing …

2022-07-14: Posted on my birthday in 2018: Yesterday I found out that my thyroid is out of whack again. I’m …

2022-07-14: It's my birthday! Here's who I want to be and how we should celebrate. I’m 41 today and it’s a big deal because every day that I live is a day I chose to be in …

2022-07-13: 🔖📝 Read On Writing with Chronic Migraines (Catapult) by Yuvi Zalkow. I really appreciate …

2022-07-13: 🔖 Read Black Women in Fantasy Saved Me Where Academia Failed (Catapult by Ravynn K. Stringfield. I …

2022-07-13: 🔖 Read Video Games Are for Everyone—And That Should Include Disabled People (Catapult) by Allyssa …

2022-07-12: I keep asking myself, “When will I not be too tired for x?” and it turns out my thyroid …

2022-07-12: The past few years, I’ve written a blog post on my birthday about who I want to be that year. …

2022-07-11: Most of the time the answer to not having enough storage is to get rid of stuff, but with books, I …

2022-07-10: Y’all, check out this picture of Gene Roddenberry cosplaying as a Romulan commander from …

2022-07-09: Me, pitching future research clients: So in this scenario, see, you’re Buffy, and you know …

2022-07-08: I found a picture of myself on Tumblr. Dropping all other descriptors of myself in favor of …

2022-07-08: I’m workshopping a new professional tagline because I want to emphasize that I’m a …

2022-07-07: Finished Strange New Worlds Season 1. A+. Somebody give Ethan Peck’s eyebrow an Emmy. 🖖🏻📺

2022-07-07: “There’s surviving, and then there’s living.” - Star Trek: Strange New …

2022-07-06: Sometimes I’ll have a run of bad dreams such that I then fear sleep for a bit.

2022-07-05: On Kimbertide Day 4, I enjoyed an ice cream sandwich. For day 5, I’m playing Metroid: Zero …

2022-07-05: 👱‍♀️I had a dream last night that Giles a) was real b) was still in his 40s and most importantly, c) …

2022-07-04: Finished Stranger Things 4 and I love it so much and also will somebody just play D&D with Will …

2022-07-04: Editor Jordan Pavlin says historical fiction “has a unique ability to elicit deep compassion …

2022-07-04: 🔖 Ben Werdmüller has a different but related, equally valuable, set of insights on what we should be …

2022-07-04: It’s a rough time for our democratic republic. Heather Cox Richardson reminds us what …

2022-07-03: Kimbertide Day 3: Played a little of the new Capcom Fighting Collection 🎮

2022-07-02: Today for Kimbertide, I made banana bread from a Simple Mills mix.

2022-07-02: Finished reading: Borderland edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold 📚 The beginnings of …

2022-07-01: For Day 1 of Kimbertide, I celebrated with a special lunch: hardboiled eggs & sweet baby gherkin …

2022-07-01: It’s the first day of my birthday month! I often extend the celebration beyond the day itself …

2022-06-29: Finished reading: The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from …

2022-06-29: “…anger is counterproductive to puzzle solving. And to problem solving in …

2022-06-28: Santigold’s Can’t Get Enough of Myself is mental health goals. 🎵

2022-06-28: 🔖 A solution to writer’s block: Transcribe yourself (Austin Kleon) This is a brilliant piece of …

2022-06-27: Today I swam one pool-length, then water-walked for about 30 minutes. I also packed up 3 boxes of …

2022-06-27: I’m extra psyched about July’s Atlas Obscura Finding Wonder book club pick, The …

2022-06-24: Anti-Racism Daily offers actions to take in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

2022-06-23: W is reading M a Pokemon manga where a professor invited Ash & Goh to be her research fellows, …

2022-06-22: Currently reading: Borderland 1 by Terri Windling 📚 Continuing my deep dive into woodland goth.

2022-06-22: Currently reading: The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from …

2022-06-22: Thinking through disability on Star Trek 🖖🏻📺 I wrote this a week ago to sort through my thoughts on disability on Star Trek. It is essentially a …

2022-06-21: I already spend very little time on Facebook but now their mobile web UI has little notification …

2022-06-20: No YOU’RE looking up contact juggling tutorials on YouTube to send to your spouse.

2022-06-17: In our work team meeting today we spent a significant chunk of time discussing the history of Star …

2022-06-17: A little less than 12 years ago, I attended my first American Library Association Annual Conference. …

2022-06-17: Literati: Hey if you don’t want to read a super cool book about the deep ocean as part of the …

2022-06-16: Want to read: Meet Me by the Fountain by Alexandra Lange 📚

2022-06-15: 🔖 Nathanial White writes Disturbing the Comfortable: On Writing Disability in Science Fiction. I …

2022-06-15: This Is How I Do It (TL;DR: Piecemeal and Flexibly) Katy Peplin has a great Twitter thread on the difference between sharing your process with “This is …

2022-06-15: 🔖 The Bullet Journal blog has a great interview with Tiago Forte, author of Building a Second Brain, …

2022-06-15: 🔖 Today’s #1000WordsOfSummer letter is all about letting writing be fun and silly. I needed to …

2022-06-14: Hello, Internet. Please recommend to me your favorite essay collections that combine TV or other pop …

2022-06-14: What’s that thing where your brain is like “Even leisure is too much right now”? …

2022-06-13: The TNG episode, “The Masterpiece Society,” is great. 🖖🏻📺💬 “It was the wish of …

2022-06-13: Hi! Do you struggle with activities of daily living due to executive dysfunction, cognitive …

2022-06-12: Want to read: This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch by Tabitha Carvan 📚

2022-06-12: Want to read: Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It by …

2022-06-12: 🔖 Rebecca Schuman’s (@pankisseskafka) advice on being productive with long COVID is sound for …

2022-06-11: Finished reading: The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics …

2022-06-10: Austin Kleon urges us to embrace belwiderment.. He quotes Rumi: “Sell your cleverness and buy …

2022-06-09: Goodnight, everybody.

2022-06-09: Yesterday’s #1000WordsOfSummer was awesome, too. “I will de-intellectualize and …

2022-06-09: Want to read: This Time Tomorrow: A Novel by Emma Straub 📚

2022-06-09: Today’s #1000wordsofsummer letter made me really happy. Diary writing! Noticing! And This Time …

2022-06-08: I am very exhausted. Not sleepy. Not fatigued. Exhausted.

2022-06-07: I’m just grumping it out right now so if you’re going to be interacting with me, know …

2022-06-07: Currently reading: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter 📚

2022-06-07: Time for a Gothic Charm School re-read. 📚

2022-06-07: On sweetweird and hopepunk 🎙️ 📚📺🍿 Transcript: Hello friends. I wanted to write a blog post about sweetweird and its relationship to …

2022-06-06: How to Make a Star Wars Reference Hello, friends. I want to talk about something from Stranger Things 4 that is brilliantly done. And …

2022-06-06: Yesterday’s #1000WordsOfSummer reading: many stories in Angela Carter’s THE BLOODY …

2022-06-04: Google Keep is my notetaking app of choice, which makes me a bit of a rarity, but if you use it and …

2022-06-04: If you’re looking for a writing community, check out Jami Attenberg’s …

2022-06-03: Finished reading: War for the Oaks: A Novel by Emma Bull 📚 Rock music + fey = delightful.

2022-06-03: Today’s outfit: LGBTQ Center of Durham Rainbow Bull Shirt, popsicle shorts from Torrid.

2022-06-03: If you enjoyed the Chapel/Ortegas dynamic in this week’s SNW, there are [21 works tagged with …

2022-06-03: “It appears that hijinks are the most logical course of action.” Star Trek: Strange New …

2022-06-02: It’s hot out. I’m tired. I had a call with my doctor this morning. She’s giving me …

2022-06-02: Current phone screen. (Yesterday, W to me: “Look at all these old pictures of Jennifer …

2022-06-02: Gonna start doing outfit of the day posts as often as I feel like it. The shirt says …

2022-06-01: Woodland. Goth.

2022-06-01: I am all in on Woodland Goth, y’all.

2022-06-01: I feel like the captioners for Stranger Things (who are doing an awesome job describing the music) …

2022-05-31: “You dwell in my mind like a household spirit. All that I think is followed with, ‘I …

2022-05-31: I made a book! The fic is Mischief Managed by touchedglitter (who is me). This is pamphlet bound. …

2022-05-31: Just followed some Trek fan Micro.bloggers from yesterday’s roll call. I’m current on …

2022-05-30: In Star Trek: TNG, S5E11, “Hero Worship,” a kid asks Data what he thinks of a model the …

2022-05-29: Your girl’s over here finding old Star Trek: The Next Generation fanfiction listed on Fanlore …

2022-05-28: “…embodied writing is not in opposition to political writing. In fact, it is the kind …

2022-05-27: Reply to Meg Pillow's This Is Not the Essay I Meant to Write I have a craft essay about writing into uncertainty, contradiction, and grief in the new issue of …

2022-05-27: How do none of the early results in a Google Images search for Star Trek Bingo have something like …

2022-05-27: Mood update: the leaden feeling in my heart has been joined by a similar feeling in my stomach.

2022-05-26: “As we honor the lives that have been given, let us also be grateful to be still on the …

2022-05-26: The Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence has a really useful letter template for writing to …

2022-05-26: I don’t have the oomph to discuss this at length but my dad wrote a good journal entry for …

2022-05-25: I can’t neglect the world & focus on my child, because my child is in & of the world. …

2022-05-25: Self-soothing by typesetting my 9 year old New Girl fanfic and it actually looks like a book.

2022-05-25: The world is very dismal and I am heartbroken, but my husband is on a meeting talking to people …

2022-05-24: Me “well actually"ing last week’s Fansplaining in the car on the way to pick my kid …

2022-05-24: I have extreme MCU fatigue so I’m only going to watch the stuff clearly and closely inspired …

2022-05-23: Not me putting a Lizzie Bennet Diaries gif in a work presentation. Nope.

2022-05-22: I love a good slice-of-life story but the constant interruptions to Worf’s work once his son …

2022-05-21: Apparently crows can do metacognition.

2022-05-20: Symposium’s over, it’s 90F outside. Time for a wardrobe change! [Image description: A …

2022-05-20: Want to read: The Gentrification of the Internet: How to Reclaim Our Digital Freedom by Jessa Lingel …

2022-05-20: Responses to the chat during my #FanLIS2022 presentation The chat runs by much too quickly to scroll with it while presenting but I love the vibrance of …

2022-05-20: So far my favorite outcome of #FanLIS2022 is another attendee asking me if I’m sure I’m …

2022-05-20: Some of my tweets from #FanLIS2022 Day 1 I was able to recover my Noter Live log, yay! I’ll go back and collect the tweets from after …

2022-05-19: 🔖 Read Durham GOP’s “Better Board, Better Schools” candidate slate is soundly defeated. What a …

2022-05-19: Week 3 of #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds and there are already 189 works on AO3. Looking forward to …

2022-05-19: There are a lot of great things about attending a conference from home. Still, it’s a bit sad …

2022-05-19: Definitely just brainstormed the paper title “Screw General Order One: Representing …

2022-05-19: Missed a huge chunk of the current #FanLIS2022 paper due to Zoom crash & also lost my NoterLive …

2022-05-19: A squirrel is trying to break into my house.

2022-05-19: Gonna be live-posting #FanLIS2022 today & tomorrow. Will transition to LiveNoter in an hour and …

2022-05-18: 🔖🖖📺 In reply to Star Trek: Discovery Has Problems (& How They Can Be Fixed)(Trek News) by Bill Smith In reply to Star Trek: Discovery Has Problems (& How They Can Be Fixed) (Trek News) by Bill …

2022-05-18: I’m adding things to it slowly, but I’ve created a Connected Learning page curating my …

2022-05-18: 🔖 Read How I Build My Common Place Book 🔖 Read How I Build My Common Place Book (Greg McVerry) McVerry generously summarizes his workflow: …

2022-05-17: 🔖 Read When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life (The Atlantic) by Cindy Lamothe …

2022-05-17: Next time I take it into my head that words won’t come out of me in written form, I’m …

2022-05-16: Stole a quote from the woodland goth page of Aesthetics wiki for my bio/tagline: “…a …

2022-05-16: Pool’s open!

2022-05-15: 🔖 Read Why I Blog Part 1 and Part 2 (Kyle Mathews).

2022-05-14: 🔖💻 Read You’re Not Blogging, My Friend. (Tom Critchlow).

2022-05-14: 🔖💻 Read Incrementally correct personal websites (Brian Lovin).

2022-05-14: 🔖💻 Read envisioning my homepage as an online therapeutic space (Winnie Lim).

2022-05-14: 🔖💻 Read revisiting architectural blogging (Alan Jacobs).

2022-05-14: 🔖💻 Read Building a Digital Homestead, Bit by Brick (Tom Critchlow). I like this homesteading …

2022-05-14: Voting selfie!

2022-05-14: 🔖💻 Read Why blog? (Chuck Grimmett). Well said. These are my reasons, too.

2022-05-14: I love Discovery and I’ve enjoyed Picard and Prodigy, but Strange New Worlds feels like …

2022-05-14: As always, The Trans Advice column is helpful. The latest: Should cis folks use gender neutral …

2022-05-13: 🔖Raising Us Wrecked Her Career But My Mom’s Thriving In Her Second Act romper.com Read: …

2022-05-13: 🔖📚 Can Motherhood Be a Mode of Rebellion? | The New Yorker newyorker.com Read: www.newyorker.com …

2022-05-13: 🔖📚 “This is the Book I’m Meant to Write Right Now” sarafredman.substack.com Read: …

2022-05-13: 🔖📚 Angela Garbes Is Reclaiming Realistic Motherhood thecut.com Read: www.thecut.com thecut.com …

2022-05-12: How to remove timestamps and extra lines from a Zoom transcript using Notepad++ or BBEdit In case it would help other people, here’s how I did it. I would have something that looked …

2022-05-12: It’s a rough time right now so I’m trying to notice small joys and one of today’s …

2022-05-12: I just wrote the beginning of a fiction story after being inspired by Amanda Cook’s …

2022-05-11: 📚 I joined Austin Kleon’s Read Like an Artist book club today and am also going to read his …

2022-05-11: 🎙️ I listened to the first episode of A Beautiful Anarchy on my way to pick up the kid. It was about …

2022-05-11: 🔖 You should read Josh Radnor's Museletter. Josh Radnor writes a beautiful newsletter. It always feels like a gift. Here are some gems from the …

2022-05-11: 🔖📚 Kate McKean writes in today’s Agents and Books about professional jealousy. Her advice …

2022-05-11: “…is that not what a Scholar does? Question the world, examine it from every angle, and …

2022-05-10: If I took a day off every day that I felt sick I would almost never work. Chronic illness is not my …

2022-05-09: It’s a work in progress, but I’m curating a woodland goth playlist. I recommend playing …

2022-05-09: Oh hey, I should probably share that my husband Will is a 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholar. Very proud of …

2022-05-09: “Other people are… challenging for me.” La’an is the new Data, pass it on. …

2022-05-08: Screw General Order 1? SCREW GENERAL ORDER 1?! 😍 #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #StarTrekSNW …

2022-05-08: I hope everyone who had to mother their own mother is doing something fun today. 9-year-old Kimberly …

2022-05-08: Today I wish you nurturing love and bodily self-determination, extra if you have a uterus.

2022-05-08: Finished reading: Redwall: A Tale from Redwall by Brian Jacques 📚 Cozy fantasy, just what I need …

2022-05-07: Now I’m only halfway through the Strange New Worlds pilot but the Kilean makeup looks to me …

2022-05-07: I just took the IPIP Big Five Factor Marker test. According to the results, I’m …

2022-05-07: Anybody else assume based on TNG that Picard & Guinan had a friends with benefits situation? 🖖🏻

2022-05-07: I have a vague sense that I am Not Okay. I don’t know if it’s a medical thing, stress …

2022-05-06: Who has two thumbs and is doing Reader’s Advisory for fun? 👍🏻👍🏻 This Kimberly.

2022-05-06: Usually Spotify Autoplay makes me grouchy but it turns out when I listen to goth music it suggests …

2022-05-06: 🔖📚 Read Cozy Flash: The Cat and the Conerian. Adorable. Cozy fantasy is my current genre of choice.

2022-05-05: Traumatic previously aside, the Picard finale made me very happy.

2022-05-04: Here is a Google Document with links to abortion funds. It was created by @helmsinki on Twitter. I …

2022-05-04: “Although I did extremely well scholastically, my lack of human understanding often created …

2022-05-03: The theatre-major-to-youth-services-librarian pipeline.

2022-05-02: I’m supposed to be sleeping but I just learned about the Woodland goth aesthetic. Dark mori …

2022-05-01: Currently reading: Redwall: A Tale from Redwall by Brian Jacques 📚

2022-05-01: Currently reading: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper 📚

2022-05-01: Currently reading: How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (Cultural …

2022-05-01: Breaking out Crystal Bar Soap’s Moonlit Harbor to support this Cancer Sun woman through some …

2022-05-01: Dr. Crusher’s plans for a community theater production of Pirates of Penzance in TNG episode …

2022-04-30: I’m going full 90s with my personal style and nothing can stop me. And I mean what I, now …

2022-04-30: My spring/summer silhouette: oversized t-shirt + biker shorts. It gets hot in NC, y’all.

2022-04-30: I’m having the kind of day where you wish you could take your heart out of your chest and just …

2022-04-30: I have no chance at Heardle but if someone made Broadweardle I might do well.

2022-04-29: Finished reading: Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte 📚 Recommended. Full review coming in June.

2022-04-28: I’m having a really hard time processing this week’s episode of Picard, for personal …

2022-04-28: I’m correcting a Zoom Live Transcription transcript and while it’s a lot faster than …

2022-04-28: Today I’m wearing an oversized Sailor Moon tee and black leggings with a run in the left knee. …

2022-04-26: In case anyone was curious as to whether my personal style has changed in the last 25 years, I was …

2022-04-26: Now is as good a time as any to revisit Vicki Boykis’s essay, Fix the internet by writing good …

2022-04-25: Currently reading: Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte 📚

2022-04-25: Micro.blog is a free social network if you blog elsewhere and plug in a feed. It can also host your …

2022-04-25: 🔖 Micro.blog is one my favorite places on the Internet, and Jean MacDonald’s article A Guide …

2022-04-25: Everybody on Twitter wants to know where to go now. The answer is your own website, syndicating out …

2022-04-23: Finished reading: Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare 📚 Review soon. On the All About Romance …

2022-04-23: Baby’s first fanfic. Image description: On the title page of a homemade book, “HAO TO …

2022-04-22: W reading a scene to M about a girl doing the school play & it’s The Wizard of Oz: The …

2022-04-22: You can take the librarian out of the library, but I’m wearing a cardigan over another …

2022-04-22: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno 📚

2022-04-22: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno 📚

2022-04-21: 🔖 Read Review: A riveting biographer — and mother — works to solve ‘the mind-baby problem’.

2022-04-21: It’s out! The latest issue of Genetrix, a very occasional newsletter curating stories of …

2022-04-21: 🔖 Read Cranking.

2022-04-21: 🔖 Read The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done. I’ve been thinking a lot about personal …

2022-04-21: 🔖 Read Who Is Steven Hotdog? Or, Untangling the “Braided Essay” |. What’s Steven Hotdog to me, or I …

2022-04-21: Me, to myself: I can’t be everyone at once. Me: OR CAN I?

2022-04-21: On my first year as a doctor (of philosophy) As I mentioned earlier, I defended my dissertation a year and a week ago. It was a joyous defense, …

2022-04-21: Today I’m reviving my newsletter Genetrix, curating stories of creative mothers. The upcoming …

2022-04-21: I didn’t even notice the one year anniversary of my dissertation defense (4/14) but I realized …

2022-04-21: Okay whose idea was it to only have turbolifts on starships because people would be less likely to …

2022-04-20: Why Is My Child Still Awake? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2022-04-20: 🔖 Read 11 Bookish Accessories to Make Reading More Accessible. I love pieces like this. Getting a …

2022-04-20: So I’m delighted by the premise of Is It Cake? but it really feels like a parody reality show …

2022-04-20: 🔖 Read Should you ever NOT listen to user feedback?. I’m exploring the possibility of a career …

2022-04-20: I know you’re not supposed to share your morning pages but in mine today I wrote …

2022-04-20: Want to read: Overdue by Amanda Oliver 📚

2022-04-20: 🔖Read Being a Public Librarian Can Be Dangerous Work, Why Don’t We Acknowledge That? - Electric …

2022-04-19: It’s really weird to have been the precocious teen on the Internet 25 years ago and be the old …

2022-04-19: In other news, Season 5 of TNG is stacked with memorable episodes. Darmok. Silicon Avatar. The Game. …

2022-04-19: Yesterday I helped my parents sort out the logistics of making the house more accessible for my mom …

2022-04-19: Anybody interested in becoming a Sesame Street librarian?

2022-04-18: Me, thinking about the logistics of attending my sister’s Master’s hooding: I mean, how …

2022-04-17: I would like to thank the fine people at Nintendo of America for making the Easter Bunny’s job …

2022-04-17: My kid, raised in a mostly secular witchy agnostic home but with a vague understanding of holiday …

2022-04-15: My closest friends are now the crow who hangs out in my yard and the moon. Also, I received a …

2022-04-15: 🔖🎵🎭🍿 Read Judas Christ Superstar: Easter thoughts on being just (Reader) by Katie Prout. This piece …

2022-04-15: Spouse: So, how do I write up a plan for this research project? Me: Step 1. Get a PhD. Just kidding! …

2022-04-14: 🖖🏻📺 This /Film review of #StarTrekPicard 2x07 verbalizes something that’s bothered me all …

2022-04-14: 📺 Blippi is like if someone fed Mr. Rogers several thousand Pixy Stix.

2022-04-14: 🖖🏻📺 I’m not trying to spoil anybody for #StarTrekPicard but I would squee if we saw Mulder …

2022-04-14: Me: I don’t remember how to do a remote research interview! It’s been almost two years! …

2022-04-14: 📚 Book Review: NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and THE DATE FROM HELL by Gwenda Bond If you make a purchase through a link in this post, I may earn a commission. Do you wish Dan Brown …

2022-04-14: Finished reading: The Date from Hell by Gwenda Bond 📚 Review coming soon!

2022-04-13: 🔖 Read Projects: The Alastair Method. Alastair Johnston has created a Kanban-like tracking system …

2022-04-13: Ethnographers, what are some of your favorite ways to ease a participant into an interview?

2022-04-13: First iced chai of the season.

2022-04-12: Brent Spiner is killing it on Picard. 🖖🏻📺

2022-04-12: My mom went to the hospital Saturday due to muscle weakness. (Previous surprise visits involved …

2022-04-12: 🔖 Read ecosystem theory: how to reframe the “i do this or i do that” binary (Thrive PhD) …

2022-04-12: 🍿 Watched Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis. 🌊 This shows some awesome innovations …

2022-04-12: Want to read: The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time by Mark Nelson PhD …

2022-04-12: Want to read: Water 4.0 by David Sedlak 📚

2022-04-11: Another super informal poll! If you are a scholar, regardless of your relationship ship to academia …

2022-04-11: Hi there! This morning the outdoor temperature is 44F. When I pick my kid up at 3 pm it will be 80F. …

2022-04-10: I’m curious: if you are currently or have ever been in a graduate program, are you familiar …

2022-04-10: 🔖 Read Plan to rewrite NC teacher licensing could also raise pay, but it’s too early to say …

2022-04-10: According to this blog post, some of the core concepts of Learning Experience Design include: …

2022-04-09: Notes from the LX2017 magazine As you may have noticed, I’m reading up on Learning Experience Design. LXCON 2017 resulted in …

2022-04-09: Feeling this.

2022-04-09: 🔖 Read Dirty hands do all the thinking in LXD (LXD.org) by Patrick van der Bogt.

2022-04-09: 🔖 Read The incredible power of paper prototyping (LXD.org) by Niels Floor.

2022-04-09: 🔖 Read Learning Experience Design vs Instructional Design (LXD.org) by Niels Floor.

2022-04-09: 🔖 Read Four Ingredients for a Memorable Learning Experience (LXD.org) by Rodrigo J. Gallego Studying …

2022-04-08: Eventually I will get so annoyed with websites that are not responsive that I’ll start …

2022-04-08: Took the Be Bright Studios Brand Quiz & it says mine is a “Generous Knowledge” brand …

2022-04-08: Super informal survey but hey library workers, what would a professional organization that worked …

2022-04-08: Chatting with Casey about D&D this morning and I’m thinking about constructivist pedagogy …

2022-04-07: I’ve been feeling a need for increased witch vibes, so I slipped this pink agate in my pocket …

2022-04-06: Having big feelings because my favorite witch store’s owner moved away, even though the store …

2022-04-06: Sat on my foot and now it’s numb, really missing AIMs circa 2002 from Kelly O’Shea …

2022-04-06: Bless the people who create prefilled Easter baskets because this mom who usually loves filling her …

2022-04-06: Gonna write a romance where one love interest has Hashimoto’s and has to bail on a date due to …

2022-04-05: If high-risk people have to be individually responsible for mitigating their risk, employers should …

2022-04-05: I really am amazed that as an autoimmune Kimberly I used to just let people breathe all over me.

2022-04-05: My Current Productivity Stack (including scholarly tools) I am a productivity hobbyist and have a bad habit of chucking my whole system every once in a while …

2022-04-05: I’m Kimberly and today I just don’t feel like doing it, where it = anything.

2022-04-04: One last merch design for today: I PhDID IT!

2022-04-04: I made a new t-shirt/merch design: Stick a Fork in Me - I’m PhDone.

2022-04-04: 7 Things to Do Before You Start Your PhD It’s the time of year when people are announcing their PhD acceptances. If you are psyched to be …

2022-04-03: New oversized graphic tee!

2022-04-03: Me, watching #StarTrek: Picard 🖖🏻: Whoa, do they think 3D printers will be that fast in 2024?

2022-04-02: Two true things about my brother @MicahHirsh: he’s an animator and he’s autistic. For …

2022-04-02: Yesterday, I told Dr. Katie Rose Guest Pryal that she should take the good idea she couldn’t …

2022-04-02: Registration for #FanLIS2022 is open! If you’re interested in fan studies in library and …

2022-04-01: Hello world. Please mark the wonderfulness of my spouse who, when my kid wanted to go find the …

2022-04-01: Today’s the day it’s best to ignore the internet, so byeeee.

2022-03-30: I have brain fog today. I do not know why I have brain fog today. I’m going to blame hormones. …

2022-03-29: 🎭🎵 Spending my Tues night building an audition repertoire, as one does. The Party’s Over A …

2022-03-28: 🔖 Read How to Use Evernote for Your Creative Workflow. A couple key quotes: Start acting like every …

2022-03-28: 🔖 Read The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps.

2022-03-28: 🔖 Read One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email.

2022-03-27: 🍿🎭🎵 Watched Anything Goes. Sutton Foster is my hero. Wish I could get to NYC to see her in The Music …

2022-03-27: I appreciate the implication from Star Trek: Picard that our timeline is the horrible timeline Q …

2022-03-25: Finished reading: “So What Are You Going to Do with That?" by Susan Basalla 📚

2022-03-25: This pandemy has not lessened my misanthropy. Today I got very annoyed that another family was in …

2022-03-25: 🔖🎭 Read Having a Child Meant Imagining a New Way to Make Theater (Catapult) by Lindsey Trout Hughes. …

2022-03-25: 🔖🎵 Read “The Queerest of the Queer”: Listening to Garbage in the Nineties (Catapult) by Niko …

2022-03-24: 🔖 Read I Gained 70 Pounds During COVID. Here’s What Happened On My First Day Back In The …

2022-03-24: 🔖♿ Read Disability Status Shouldn’t Have a Hierarchy (Catapult) by s. e. smith. Excellent column …

2022-03-24: 📝 The programme for #FanLIS 2022 is live! I’ll be sharing my dissertation research on Friday, …

2022-03-24: 🔖📚 Read After the Green Ribbon (Catapult) by A. E. Osworth The Green Ribbon is a favorite of mine. I …

2022-03-23: 🔖 Read My Mother Has Terminal Cancer, and I Can’t Seem to Stop Buying Sweaters (Catapult) by Rachel …

2022-03-23: 🔖 Read What Tarot Taught Me About the Stories We Tell (Catapult) by Mishka Hoosen CW: Racism, rape A …

2022-03-23: I have renewed and revitalized respect for sociologists after trying to quickly understand the …

2022-03-23: 🔖 Read Teachers Are Told to Ignore Their Bodies, But Chronic Pain Made Me Listen to Mine (Catapult) …

2022-03-23: 🔖 Read The World Doesn’t Bend for Disabled Kids (or Disabled Parents) (Catapult) by Katie Rose Pryal …

2022-03-23: 🔖 Read twisty little passages (Catapult) by Jess Zimmerman. A beautiful, heartbreaking short story …

2022-03-23: 🔖 Read The Coronavirus’s Next Move (The Atlantic) by Katherine J. Wu.

2022-03-22: 🔖 Read The Girlboss Has Left the Building.

2022-03-22: 🔖📺 Read The Comedies That Understand What Peak Scammer TV Does Not.

2022-03-22: Hi scholars. Can you point me to a scholarly definition of “space” that would encompass …

2022-03-22: 🔖Read The Ukraine Crisis Briefly Put America’s Culture War in Perspective.

2022-03-22: Fostering Information Literacy Through Autonomy and Guidance in the Inquiry and Maker Learning Environments - Koh et al, 2020 Koh, K., Ge, X., Lee, L., Lewis, K. R., Simmons, S., & Nelson, L. (2020). Fostering Information …

2022-03-22: 🔖🎮 Read Inside the fight to save video game history. Great intro to the copyright issues at play in …

2022-03-21: Finished reading: Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore 📚 Cashore’s GRACELING was the book that fixed …

2022-03-21: 🔖 Read COVID Won’t End Up Like the Flu. It Will Be Like Smoking.

2022-03-21: 🔖📚 Read “The Invisible Kingdom” Shines a Light on Women’s Chronic Pain. Another great interview with …

2022-03-21: 🔖 Read Have We Forgotten How to Read Critically?. Another great piece with an argument centered on …

2022-03-21: 🔖 Read How Gullibility Became Our New Normal. I love when information literacy pops up in popular …

2022-03-21: 🔖📚 Read Back Draft: Meghan O’Rourke. O’Rourke’s making the rounds to promote her new …

2022-03-18: It’s good to have a statement that sums up what you do, writ large, that isn’t just a …

2022-03-18: 🔖 Read How to Be A Successful Multipassionate Entrepreneur.

2022-03-18: 🔖 Read 5 Ways to Thrive as a Multipassionate Entrepreneur “Clarity comes from engagement, not …

2022-03-18: 🔖 I’m always looking for Leonie Dawson’s post about heroic self-gentleness and …

2022-03-18: Reading the schedule for GIFCon and my breath caught and I teared up a little at Kat …

2022-03-18: 🔖 Read Academic Waste. 🎓

2022-03-17: Why I like St. Patrick's Day ☘️ I originally posted this on Facebook on March 17, 2016. I’m only 9% Irish, but I sure love …

2022-03-17: I added a Shop page to my website! Right now all that’s there are my Notion templates (all pay …

2022-03-17: I’m thinking about adding an Ask Me Anything’s page to my blog. But I also might just …

2022-03-16: Colored a page from Dover Coloring Book Fairy Fashion by Scott Altmann. I’m using jumbo …

2022-03-16: Shang-Chi is all “1996” and later is all “PRESENT DAY” and it’s confusing …

2022-03-15: Finished reading: Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang Vol. 1: Brothers and Sisters by Gene Yang 📚

2022-03-15: I haven’t watched it yet but I’ve decided The Adam Project is a sequel to 13 Going on 30 …

2022-03-15: 🍿 Watched Turning Red. Highly recommend. Perfectly captures being 13, navigating our own growth and …

2022-03-15: Added “A very enterprising, mildly annoying young lady” to my bio. Thanks, #TurningRed!

2022-03-15: Wordle Walkthrough - 03/14/2022 As promised, here’s a walkthrough of my thought process for playing Wordle. This is the game …

2022-03-15: 🔖 Read Storytelling and the Craft of Quiltmaking. 🧵

2022-03-14: I like to ask from time to time and I haven’t in a while: what’s my brand?

2022-03-14: Whoever wrote that thing about how 13 yos don’t write fanfic has everybody on Twitter talking …

2022-03-14: Want to read: Information Hunters by Kathy Peiss 📚

2022-03-14: The Klein Librarian for Science Fiction at UC Riverside sounds like a pretty cool job.

2022-03-13: 🍿 Watched Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga because it was nominated for a Hugo. I had …

2022-03-13: Finished reading: How to Make a Living with Your Writing Third Edition by Joanna Penn 📚 Great advice …

2022-03-11: How I win at Wordle (when I win at Wordle) I don’t share my daily Wordle result, but I do play it most days. I get it in 5 or fewer tries …

2022-03-11: We are at DEFCON Falling Asleep to Mr. Rogers.

2022-03-10: Will the giant invasive ballooning spiders eat the mosquitos in my yard? If so, I don’t …

2022-03-10: In case you’re wondering where my head is at, I spilled the PCR testing solution while trying …

2022-03-09: I changed my goal for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. My goal now is to publish 22,500 words on my …

2022-03-09: Finished reading: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore 📚 So great. Cashore gets five genres in this …

2022-03-09: Pro-tip: brains work better when you feed them.

2022-03-07: Finished reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum 📚

2022-03-06: My kid’s school is going mask-optional indoors in April and now I don’t know if …

2022-03-06: Hello, world. Got any cool qualitative UX researcher friends you can connect me with? I’d love …

2022-03-06: Me: Let’s see who among my LinkedIn connections has qualitative research in their profile. …

2022-03-05: I ran the introductory adventure for Hero Kids for M & W. It was a lot of fun and now I’m …

2022-03-04: I’m at that point in a documentation/literature review where you have to just let stuff roll …

2022-03-04: I can’t tell if the locus of origin of my current inability to focus is in my body, in The …

2022-03-04: What?! Kristin Cashore just had a character in Jane, Unlimited share my one strong Doctor Who …

2022-03-04: 💬📚 “A storm can be a cozy thing when one isn’t in it.” - Kristin Cashore in Jane, …

2022-03-04: 💬📺🖖🏻 “Exhilaration enhances the absorption of knowledge.” Picard, 2x01, “The Stargazer” …

2022-03-04: 💬📺🖖🏻 “The part of me that really wants is the part that has to wait in line.” Picard, …

2022-03-02: I played a LOT of the Pokemon TCG in my freshman year of college, burned a lot of scholarship money …

2022-03-02: If you must get a flat tire, I recommend doing it on a beautiful day when you have snacks packed in …

2022-03-02: Me, reading Jane, Unlimited: Wait, wait, wait. Her aunt/guardian was an adjunct at this fancy …

2022-03-01: I let a tiny bit of crying come out at 3 am Monday morning and now all the crying I haven’t …

2022-03-01: Oof. Doing a second round of coding and I am R-U-S-T-Y rusty.

2022-02-28: How do you handle a day when your brain isn’t doing a great job but you also don’t …

2022-02-28: Hey, Kimberly. You actually are not in a good position right now to do an in-depth analysis of every …

2022-02-28: 🔖 Read It’s Called Acting: Learning to Fight for the Stage. 🎭

2022-02-28: 🔖 Read Network sitcoms are actually good again. 📺

2022-02-26: 🍿 Watched Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and I definitely cried twice …

2022-02-25: 🔖 Read Is it time to live with COVID-19? Some scientists warn of ‘endemic delusion’ “I don’t …

2022-02-25: It can feel like Social Science Communication isn’t a thing, but here are some people doing …

2022-02-25: 🔖 Loved reading what Kathy Tabbutt had to say about Social Science Communication in the January 23 …

2022-02-25: 🔖 Read Curing Coronavirus Isn’t a Job for Social Scientists. (This article is from May 2020, which …

2022-02-25: 🔖 Read Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself?.

2022-02-25: It IS great news that’s my mom’s leukemia is in remission. It’s important to me to …

2022-02-25: My mom’s leukemia is in remission.

2022-02-24: Please listen to Gaslit Nation, where Sarah Kendzior & Andrea Chalupa “take a deep dive on …

2022-02-24: I am scared and overwhelmed. Here’s what I’m doing about it: Making sure I take my meds …

2022-02-23: Working through Project READY and I wrote an “I am” poem [PDF]. I don’t want to …

2022-02-23: That feeling when your new job pays you to work through the professional development curriculum you …

2022-02-23: Life stuff, health stuff, and the Wheel of Fortune (tarot card, not game show) My sense of routine and timing and goal-setting has been completely exploded over the past month or …

2022-02-22: Not sure what my dream casting for most of the roles in Ninth House would be, but @may_wise Mary …

2022-02-21: I did the seven stories exercise & put everything into a word cloud, combining related words …

2022-02-21: 🔖 Read More contagious version of omicron spreads in U.S., fueling worries. This. The lifting of …

2022-02-21: Finished reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo 📚 So good. It puts the academia …

2022-02-20: No YOU just ordered a Mini Tarot de Marseille.

2022-02-20: I was going to ask what the best career path was for an insufferable know-it-all and then realized I …

2022-02-20: Scene: Today’s Micro.blog Meetup Them: I have writer’s block and was hoping to get ideas …

2022-02-20: 🔖 Not their first rodeo: How Black riders are reclaiming their place in cowboy culture This is so …

2022-02-20: Me: I was so psyched about the topic and methods of my dissertation when I defended my proposal in …

2022-02-19: I’m RSVPing to IndieWeb Create Day on March 5, 2022. This might show up as a yes but …

2022-02-18: Me to W: I need to go be in the dark and quiet for a little while now because I’m …

2022-02-17: I am thisclose to posting a vibe shift reading list.

2022-02-16: I have too many chronic conditions and I don’t like it.

2022-02-16: 🔖 Read The Millions of People Stuck in Pandemic Limbo …people are still dying, and …

2022-02-16: The middle-school-Kimberly-to-grown-up-Kimberly pipeline I’ve been reading the Future Ready with the Library posts at the YALSA blog and it’s got …

2022-02-16: I just heard my neck crack. I am really over everything. Everything except crafting and my job. And …

2022-02-16: Today’s vibe: driving home from my fasting bloodwork appointment listening to “Surface …

2022-02-16: I get annoyed at the voice in my head that, when I’m stressed, offers an oh-so-helpful list of …

2022-02-16: I will never not be a caregiver. I realized as I was helping my family in the face of my mom’s return to the hospital that …

2022-02-15: 💻 Watching We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After …

2022-02-15: I’m intrigued by the pedagogy of uncertainty concept that Ronnie Videla-Reyes and Claudio …

2022-02-15: As we approach the spring of deception, it feels rude to me that the earth is moving forward with …

2022-02-15: Changing my profile pic to Luisa Madrigal for a while.

2022-02-14: I was feeling sad about my mom being readmitted to the hospital so I took a break from work and made …

2022-02-14: I’m a great lover of Valentine’s Day as a time to express special affection for friends …

2022-02-12: My mom was discharged from the hospital tonight and will be doing the rest of her induction therapy …

2022-02-11: Started Octopath Traveler again tonight and it made me very happy. Last time I played was almost 2 …

2022-02-11: I think the union rep at this postdoc orientation is doing this presentation outside during the …

2022-02-11: I am having a grumping it out day.

2022-02-11: #StarTrek:The Next Generation Season 4 Episode 20 “Qpid” aired 04/22/91. 🖖🏻 Q: You …

2022-02-10: 🔖 Read How to Reclaim Normal Life Without Being ‘Done’. I appreciate the acknowledgement here that …

2022-02-10: Got an email about my kid’s school moving to endemic risk management instead of pandemic and I …

2022-02-10: Write Source 2000: The book that started my obsession with writing craft books 📚📝 I own a lot of writing craft books. There’s the obvious, like Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne …

2022-02-10: The Teens Leading Change initiative at the LA Public Library is awesome. A great reminder that there …

2022-02-10: Theory to practice: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good As we work on the Transforming Teen Services for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion project, one thing …

2022-02-09: Words cannot convey how psyched I am for Chrono Cross Radical Dreamers Edition. I’ve wanted a …

2022-02-09: Realized today as I was listening to the John de Lancie episode of Gates McFadden Investigates that …

2022-02-09: Today’s 28 Days of Black History post about Jerry Lawson, who led the division that made the …

2022-02-09: I just did a search on Google Scholar for the exact phrases “serious leisure” and …

2022-02-09: Finished reading: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin …

2022-02-09: Essays on essays on essays I’m still thinking about essays after reading Jackson Arn’s “Dot Dot Dot Dot Dot Dot​ | Against the …

2022-02-08: 🔖 Read My Platonic Life Partnership Went Viral On TikTok, & People Have A Lot Of Questions …

2022-02-08: Peak on-brand middle aged Kimberly: Cutting out doll clothes sewing patterns while watching the Ask …

2022-02-08: That feeling when you step away from your desk and the good ideas rush in.

2022-02-08: What even is my writing voice, anyway? That critique of the essay piece I read and linked yesterday has sent me down a rabbit hole of other …

2022-02-07: 🔖 Read Dot Dot Dot Dot Dot Dot​ | Against the Contemporary American Essay by Jackson Arn. Timely, …

2022-02-07: How to write an essay (buyer beware, I don’t have the answer) How does a person write an essay? I’ve been trying to figure out. The thing is, it’s a versatile …

2022-02-06: I haven’t felt like writing a long blog post for the post couple of weeks. Maybe tomorrow. …

2022-02-06: Currently reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo 📚

2022-02-06: Currently reading: Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, …

2022-02-05: Finished reading: King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo 📚 I love it so much. Nikolai, Zoya, and Nina have …

2022-02-05: Finished reading: Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia by Kelly J. Baker 📚 Highly …

2022-02-04: 🔖 Read The Holes We Live With by Katie Rose Guest Pryal. I think my hole is named in the Encanto …

2022-02-04: Dana has a lightsaber now. [Image description: An 18 inch doll holds an appropriately scaled …

2022-02-04: Want to read: The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University (Reforming Higher …

2022-02-04: 💬📚 The life of the mind tends to ignore the body, but our bodies aren’t so easily avoided. - …

2022-02-04: 💬📚 Explaining away the plight of adjuncts as brainwashed dupes ignores the structural realities of …

2022-02-04: I thought the Internet should know: Nikolai Lantsov is now my book boyfriend. Sorry, Kvothe. (Links …

2022-02-03: 💬📚 One of [the] things about the “love professions,” which includes academia, it is …

2022-02-03: Finished reading: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty 📚

2022-02-03: Accepting death doesn’t mean that you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It …

2022-02-03: The great achievements of humanity were born out of the deadlines imposed by death. - Caitlin …

2022-02-03: The doll is named Dana. She is here now and I think she’s actually 200% haunted. The mid-life …

2022-02-03: I’m psyched to present my dissertation research at FanLIS 2022: Fan Futures Beyond the …

2022-02-03: I Kimberly Hirsh am RSVPing yes to Micro Camp 2022 .

2022-02-03: 🔖 Read Women of a Certain Age. Great piece about how the Golden Age of TV creates space for roles …

2022-02-02: The Kimberly urge to write Picard/Gomez fic. 🖖🏻

2022-02-02: My kid definitely just said “Thwip” in his sleep. 🕸️

2022-02-01: “People as everyday theorists of their experiences” - great insight from Bill Penuel at …

2022-02-01: Welcome to my mid-life crisis. [Image description: An eBay item page for an 18 inch fashion doll. …

2022-02-01: It’s February. Black history is important all year long but February is extra awesome because …

2022-02-01: Me, thinking about my mom’s experience with leukemia: The medicine will be what it will be, …

2022-01-31: Me, gathering up all my old dolls that I gave my kid so I can brush their hair: “I know - …

2022-01-31: Hello, I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just bought and set up creativityforscholars.com. If the …

2022-01-31: We must be brave enough to look at our own academic systems, if we plan to make them just and …

2022-01-31: Feeling cute today. [A pale white woman with dark hair & blue eyes wears black cat eye glasses, …

2022-01-30: 🔖 Read A Counterintuitive Nighttime Routine For The Type A Insomniac. I love this. I’m …

2022-01-30: The concept of the body as canvas becomes more powerful if the canvas is dead. - Caitlin Doughty, …

2022-01-30: We are all just future corpses. - Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from …

2022-01-30: Encountering a corpse forced the man who would be Buddha to see life as a process of unpredictable …

2022-01-30: I just bought the Kindle edition of both volumes of Briana Lawrence’s mixed media magical girl …

2022-01-30: Burnham’s “Let’s fly” is probably the best captain catchphrase but …

2022-01-29: I have a vague feeling I’m at risk of becoming the first victim in the X-Files episode …

2022-01-28: Reading misuthewitch’s thesis for my Artist Date today. [Image Description: A tablet in a …

2022-01-26: I’m RSVPing yes to IndieWebCamp Personal Libraries Pop Up Session. Excited to chat about how …

2022-01-26: Six month check-in: Who am I at 40? It was my half birthday almost 2 weeks ago, so it seems like a good time to check in on whether …

2022-01-25: When is a gap not a gap? Doing research that hasn't already been done An undergrad sent me a message thanking me for my post A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow …

2022-01-25: 🔖 Read The Only Work Ethic I Care About is the One on Star Trek Yes! When a 20th c guy ends up on …

2022-01-25: More than a little psyched about Emily Vardell & Sarah Beth Nelson’s paper Teaching …

2022-01-25: Okay, world. I’m going to try turning it off and then turning it on again, “it” …

2022-01-25: In the spirit of cosmic effery that embracing radical uncertainty requires, I turned my ankle this …

2022-01-24: Sent my mom the Six of Crows duology for her Kindle. Pretty pleased with myself. 📚

2022-01-24: Tag yourself. I’m Arcade Fire Dad (sub in improv troupe for band). …

2022-01-24: I love my job and some yammering about writing How are you doing, Internet? I’m obviously Not Okay, with my mom having leukemia and all, but I’m …

2022-01-24: I’m back to cross-posting from my site automatically to Twitter. Everywhere else I’m …

2022-01-23: The Empath’s Dilemma: You won’t cry for yourself, but you cry really hard when you start …

2022-01-23: 🔖Read What is “Dark Academia,” and why is it trending on social media in 2022?

2022-01-23: My bedhead is feeling extra goth and channeling Tim Burton a little bit this morning.

2022-01-23: 🔖 Read Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors.

2022-01-22: My mom was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia this week and started chemo yesterday. If you …

2022-01-21: 🍿 Watched Encanto. Lovely.

2022-01-21: 🔖 Read The Homebound Symphony by @ayjay I’m trying to be the Homebound Symphony. Just one person …

2022-01-21: Key lines from “Surface Pressure": Give it to your sister, your sister’s older …

2022-01-20: I haven’t seen ENCANTO but I gather Luisa is the middle sister and yet her song is the anthem …

2022-01-20: Peak IndieWeb Eldest Daughter Kimberly: considering for a few minutes trying to do a self-hosted …

2022-01-20: W’s aunt gave M an amaryllis and it’s blooming. Big Alice in Wonderland vibes. [Image …

2022-01-20: 🔖 I highly recommend Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up as a …

2022-01-19: I am immensely pleased to be getting so much new Star Trek in the next few months. 🖖🏻

2022-01-19: 🔖 Read Tamsyn Muir Understood the Assignment: The Locked Tomb Series’ Expansive Exploration of Death …

2022-01-19: 🔖 Read As We May Think by Vannevar Bush This 1945 essay by Vannebar Bush is one of the first texts …

2022-01-19: 🔖 Read Why PhDs Need to Study Creative Writing. Awesome piece with an excellent argument. I’ve …

2022-01-19: 🔖 Read We Are All Hostages to Anti-Semitism by Yair Rosenberg Excellent piece about how …

2022-01-18: 🔖 Read Hypertext Gardens. Efficient traversal provides the information readers think they want, but …

2022-01-18: I’m experimenting with building a digital garden via a personal wiki so of course my first …

2022-01-18: Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way. Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS 💬📚

2022-01-18: On indefinite hiatus from most social media I’m taking an indefinite hiatus from checking or cross-posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and …

2022-01-18: Just a little pro tip, muting words on Twitter will not prevent them from appearing in the …

2022-01-17: New bio/tagline: “mothering, researching, reading, writing, playing, making, always …

2022-01-17: Testing my commitment to embracing radical uncertainty This week is really asking me to live my commitment to embracing radical uncertainty. I’ve had …

2022-01-17: Finished reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo 📚 I …

2022-01-17: What gave her strength then? We cannot know for sure. That contrary thing inside her? The hard …

2022-01-17: Okay, I’ll do the 10 year challenge.

2022-01-16: Easy magic is pretty. Great magic asks that you trouble the waters. It requires a disruption, …

2022-01-16: Yesterday I interrupted my kid’s marathon viewing of BLIPPI and transformed it into a marathon …

2022-01-15: My reading life 📚 Since the Micro.blog community is starting a reading group in the near future, I thought it would be …

2022-01-15: Currently reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo 📚 I …

2022-01-14: My workplace harassment training is promoting person-first language, but ends with …

2022-01-14: Wisdom from my blog archives: What if everything I am - everything I’ve tried to improve in this …

2022-01-13: No YOU’RE thinking about writing a fanfic that’s just an IRB application for a …

2022-01-13: Now that I’m gainfully employed, mosts of my discretionary spending is going to creators in …

2022-01-13: How I’m Getting Through a Brain Fog Day In October, I learned that for the first time since my diagnosis in 2011, I had actually gotten my …

2022-01-13: Future Directions for Connected Learning in Libraries This is the fourth post in a series contextualizing my position as a researcher of connected …

2022-01-13: Me: If I were going to write fiction, what genre should I write? Brain: YA high fantasy. Me: does …

2022-01-12: W: Do you know the first documented time “Google” was used as a verb? Me: Yes, it was on …

2022-01-12: I started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses because it’s, um, overdue & 9 people have it …

2022-01-10: 🔖Read What happens when we die. Beautiful notes from Maria Popova on the novel Mr g.

2022-01-10: Putting together references and resources for making myself a Tidemaker kefta, no big deal.

2022-01-07: Connected Learning in Libraries: Changes and Challenges This is the third post in a series contextualizing my position as a researcher of connected …

2022-01-07: Want to read: The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic by Joseph W. Meeker 📚

2022-01-07: 🔖 Read The comedy of survival.

2022-01-07: 🔖 Read “I Feel Very Uncomfortable When People Call Me A Writer”. Great conversation …

2022-01-06: This is a note to myself to write about how connected learning has existential value, not just …

2022-01-06: Want to read: Dead Collections: A Novel by Isaac Fellman 📚

2022-01-06: 🎵 Had to skip “Moonlight Sonata” on the Spotify Dark Academia Classical playlist because …

2022-01-05: 🔖 Read Lost Time in COVID. Overall, we have, of necessity, learned to value the quality of our time …

2022-01-05: I just got finished with my onboarding meeting for the Connected Learning Lab and I can’t …

2022-01-05: Google Scholar: Hi Dr. Kimberly, would you like some journal articles about families playing Pokemon …

2022-01-05: How Connected Learning Happens in Libraries This is the second post in a series contextualizing my position as a researcher of connected …

2022-01-05: Pretty psyched that this is my new institution.

2022-01-05: My time is vampire time: The critical disability studies concept of "crip time" 📚♿ I’ve seen and heard a lot of people in the Micro.blog community discuss the book Four Thousand …

2022-01-04: 🔖 Read Everyone should blog.

2022-01-04: 🔖 Read Celebrate by Writing.

2022-01-04: Somebody wrote a post on Micro.blog with the title “Everybody should blog” in the past …

2022-01-04: What is Connected Learning? I start working remotely for the Connected Learning Lab tomorrow and while a lot of people are …

2022-01-04: Fighting with the VPN so I can have off-campus library access. Academia, how I’ve missed you. …

2022-01-04: 🎵 I’m listening to the full album of Lady Gaga’s BORN THIS WAY for the first time, and …

2022-01-03: 1/3/22 plan: Wake up at normal time, hang out with kid, eat wholesome food, clean bedroom, prep for …

2022-01-03: New bio! “Big sister, little mother, perpetual learner. I love books AND computers.”

2022-01-03: New rule: Especially on days when my kid is home from school, it’s okay if my routines …

2022-01-03: 10 Video Games to Know Me 🎮 Final Fantasy Final Fantasy VII Street Fighter Alpha 3 Rhapsody: A …

2022-01-03: 10 TV Shows to Know Me 📺 The Muppet Show Punky Brewster Star Trek: The Next Generation The Kids In …

2022-01-03: 🔖 Read True gender-neutral clothing must go beyond fancy sweatpants. I love the idea of a shop where …

2022-01-02: Welp, my corkboard is now mostly a collage of tarot and oracle cards. The mermaids are very …

2022-01-02: Quick Thoughts on TRULY DEVIOUS 📚 I don’t want to write a full review of <a …

2022-01-02: Finished reading: Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson 📚

2022-01-01: New (Year) hair before and after brushing. (Better-lit photos coming soon.)

2022-01-01: 💬 “We are being asked to no longer abandon ourselves, to embrace and make space for all parts …

2022-01-01: Happy New Year from the hair I just cut off in a literal and symbolic act of lightening my load. …

2022-01-01: 🔖 Read 6 ways to deal with anxiety and uncertainty this winter. One way to embrace radical …

2022-01-01: Closing out the year with a couple of runs in Hades 🎮 followed by some Star Trek: The Next …

2021-12-31: 🔖 Read What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life. This is an excellent way to …

2021-12-31: My only resolution for 2022: Embrace [radical uncertainty] …

2021-12-31: The Extreme Unknown: 2021 Year-in-Review & Thoughts for 2022 Here are a couple of earlier year-in-review posts: 2020 2019 2018 This one’s going to be a …

2021-12-30: 🔖 Read There Is No “Best of” List From Me This Year. 📚 Beautiful writing from Kelly Jensen: how …

2021-12-30: I just finished the midseason finale of #StarTrekDiscovery and I thought it was beautifully done. …

2021-12-30: Me, watching STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and seeing a newborn in a glass bassinet in sickbay with …

2021-12-28: I just watched the SHORT TREKS episode “Q & A” and it has me really excited for …

2021-12-27: 🔖📚 Read All Your Followers Will Not Buy Your Book - by Kate McKean …

2021-12-27: 🔖📚 Read Yes, Social Media Can Sell Books. But Not If Publishers Sit on Their Hands | Jane Friedman …

2021-12-27: 🔖📚 Read Millions of Followers? For Book Sales, ‘It’s Unreliable.’ - The New York Times …

2021-12-27: 🔖 Read How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal. This time last year, my …

2021-12-25: 🔖 Read if we’re all about to get Omicron, here are 5 tips from a long-hauler (via @agilelisa on …

2021-12-25: I don’t know how your December 25 is going, but my spouse gave me a Roy Kent Christmas card so …

2021-12-25: I’m that annoying friend who loves Christmas way too much but, like, the exhausted goth …

2021-12-24: It’s unseasonably warm here in central NC and will be even warmer tomorrow. Many people have …

2021-12-24: 💬 “North Americans practice embalming, but we do not believe in embalming.” Smoke Gets …

2021-12-24: Bodies donated to Western Carolina University’s forensic anthropology program end up in the …

2021-12-23: Until now, you’ve had to have a Micro.blog account to reply to my blog posts or sometimes, …

2021-12-22: My Reading Year 2021 📚 I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. This was a slow reading …

2021-12-20: I had assumed that since I, a 40-year-old mother of a young child, have been very into Dark Academia …

2021-12-20: 🔖 Read The Scholarship of Sexy Privilege: Why Do I Love Dark Academia Books? …there will …

2021-12-19: Listen Vanessa Hudgens is winning regardless of the quality of the script or her accent.

2021-12-19: Watched A California Christmas & A California Christmas: City Lights. They’re… …

2021-12-19: I had a dream where there was a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer motion comic where the writers had made …

2021-12-19: A core question that must eventually be answered about every space, physical or digital, is …

2021-12-18: Excuse me, there is a Netflix Rom-Com starring Damon Wayans Jr and Rachel Leigh Cook? Be still my …

2021-12-17: I have something else to say about Single All the Way. Not only is it lovely to see Michael Urie be …

2021-12-17: As a person who made some of my dearest friends online before video chat was a thing, I’m …

2021-12-17: Io, Saturnalia!

2021-12-16: It dinnae matter to this wee American lassie that Cary Elwes has a naff Scottish accent.

2021-12-16: Some how I did not realize Cary Elwes would have a Scottish accent in A Castle for Christmas and I. …

2021-12-16: I just watched Single All the Way while making part of W’s Christmas present. It is the …

2021-12-15: Today, I completed my hiring paperwork for UC Irvine & tried to figure out public service loan …

2021-12-15: Book Riot published a reading pathway for the work of bell hooks a while back, if you are …

2021-12-15: Upon the death of bell hooks 🎙️ Transcript: Hello internet friends. I’m experimenting today with doing a micro cast. I have …

2021-12-15: “I am Google make testing Lens g fusing to blog post. a” That’s regular print. It …

2021-12-15: Cursive paper blog post Google Lens attempt: “I am using. a blog mas Leng post.” Less …

2021-12-15: I AM TESTING USING GOOGLE LENS TO MAKE A BLOG POST. It works with my block print. I’m going to …

2021-12-15: O no I am up too late pondering cool possibilities for the web.

2021-12-14: Peak Kimberly struggle: There’s 54 minutes of childcare left. Do I spend it tweaking my …

2021-12-14: In case you’re on micro.blog and missed it, @JohnPhilpin is asking people interested in …

2021-12-14: Target app: Okay so listen we know you’ve bought your kid like 5 sets of pajamas this quarter …

2021-12-14: Want to read: Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage by Heather Havrilesky 📚

2021-12-14: 🎨 M & I are doing Craftsy’s Jump Into Drawing class together. The first activity was …

2021-12-14: 🔖 Read and highly recommend Neurodiversity in Academia: The Autistic advantage in qualitative …

2021-12-13: Hoping to make it to this week’s Homebrew Website Club if I can do it without waking my kid.

2021-12-13: 🔖 Read The New Outliers: How Creative Nonfiction Became a Legitimate, Serious Genre.

2021-12-11: 🔖 Read Queer and Jewish Identity Are the Heart of “Where the Wild Things Are”. 📚 I love this. I want …

2021-12-11: 🔖 Read On the Fleeting Wonder of Youth and the Surreal Permanence of Motherhood .

2021-12-11: 🔖 Read Will Self: How Should We Read? In Praise of Literary Promiscuity in the Digital Age.

2021-12-11: 🔖 Read Two Musicals on the Perils of Aging. 🎵🎭

2021-12-11: The one finished task to two new tasks pipeline.

2021-12-11: I’m taking a break from most feeds and timelines, disconnecting auto-posting from my blog to …

2021-12-10: I am a grown human (a woman, specifically) and so I am having cookies as part of my breakfast today. …

2021-12-10: I thought you should know that this Jean-Luc Picard cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want …

2021-12-09: What WOULD Christmas be without historically low mountain snow causing staggering drought?

2021-12-09: How much do we know about the instructors at Starfleet Academy and their pedagogy? 🖖🏻📺

2021-12-09: I’m excited to share that I’ve accepted an offer to start in January as a (remote) …

2021-12-07: I spent about an hour tonight playing the 1980 Commodore 64 port of Super Star Trek and I have no …

2021-12-07: Want to read: The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling 📚

2021-12-06: Me: *finds one footnote in article I’m revising, figures out what needs to change about the …

2021-12-06: Want to read: The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People by Rachel Miller 📚

2021-12-05: All. In. On. Trek. [Image Description: A white woman with dark hair and blue eyes wears a black …

2021-12-05: 🔖 Read So You’ve Just Found Out You’re Jewish. What’s Next? By DNA, I’m almost half Jewish. …

2021-12-05: These are the sufganiyot I didn’t char. (The ones I did char are still pretty delicious.) …

2021-12-05: 🔖 Read The 100 Most Jewish Foods.

2021-12-05: Made latkes from a mix this year.

2021-12-03: My first Artist Date! I don’t think I’m going to write up my annotations for the first chapter/week of The …

2021-12-03: 🔖 Read A Texas School District Banned My Book. Then Things Got Really Ugly.

2021-12-02: The luxury of time and space to grieve (CW: Suicide) CW: Suicide Sherrie was my friend. Sherrie and I never met in person. We talked on the phone once …

2021-12-02: About to metaphorically bleed my heart onto my keyboard, nbd, I’ll see you soon.

2021-12-02: I keep messing around on my phone instead of actually doing anything bc on top of the world being …

2021-12-02: 🔖🎮 Read How Indiana Jones, Rambo, and others ended up in 1980s Czechoslovak text-adventures | Ars …

2021-12-02: This week’s issue of 50 Years of Text Games is about the game The Freshman and its parent app, …

2021-12-02: Grieving something weird and frivolous today. Last night UNC deactivated my user id, because …

2021-12-01: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Recovering a Sense of Safety 📚

2021-12-01: Moleskine’s green velvet notebook makes my little 90s heart sing. $70 is way too much since I …

2021-12-01: As has happened for the past 5 years, my kid’s taste and needs have heavily influenced my …

2021-12-01: Morning pages palindrome!

2021-12-01: Starting December right with eggnog flavored coffee in a seasonal mug and yogurt seasoned with …

2021-12-01: Today I send solidarity and support to my colleagues in the UK participating in the UCU strike.

2021-11-30: I’m back on Pokemon Go and looking for friends, so here’s my friend code: 7480 5774 3887

2021-11-30: Finished reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron. 📚 In this chapter, …

2021-11-29: Want to read: The Tarot of Leonora Carrington by Gabriel Weisz Carrington 📚

2021-11-29: Also in his first appearance, Tommy the Green Ranger wears this amazing green & white plaid with …

2021-11-29: Every time we’re watching Power Rangers and Kimberly says “I’m Kimberly” I …

2021-11-29: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron 📚

2021-11-29: 🔖 Read Marked In Remembrance: How Tattoos Help Us Grieve.

2021-11-29: 🔖 Read The Death Positive Movement.

2021-11-29: ▶️💻 Watched What is the Death Positive movement?

2021-11-28: 🔖Read Death Is Having a Moment.

2021-11-28: 🔖 Read The Death Positive Movement Encourages Us to Face Death Directly.

2021-11-28: ▶️💻 Watched What remains.

2021-11-28: Finished reading: The Artist’s Way - Spirtual Electricity: The Basic Principles by Julia …

2021-11-28: ▶️💻 Watched A burial practice that nourishes the planet.

2021-11-28: 🔖 Read Feminist Death Work: A History.

2021-11-28: 🔖 Read Funerals are expensive, broken and exploitative. They have to change I love what Sarah Chavez …

2021-11-27: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Spiritual Electricity: The Basic Principles by Julia …

2021-11-27: Big Kimberly Energy, according to W., is writing a full parody libretto for a musical.

2021-11-27: Anybody else get a little Billy-Crystal-as-Miracle-Max vibe from Brent Spiner’s performance as …

2021-11-27: 🖖🏻📺 Depression doesn't need a reason. (Star Trek Discovery 4x02 spoilers) This post contains minor spoilers for Star Trek Discovery Season 4 Episode 2, “Anomaly." …

2021-11-27: Information is my love language.

2021-11-26: I want to mark Stephen Sondheim’s passing with a story about his influence in my life but …

2021-11-26: Bless Linda Holmes and her holiday movie guides.

2021-11-24: Some international fans will be getting new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery starting Friday, Yay!

2021-11-24: Hello world. Imagine I’m interested in fountain pens but am a complete beginner. Where would …

2021-11-23: Reading STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST again and when Austin Kleon described Patti Smith pretending to be an …

2021-11-23: Finished: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron. 📚 Cameron’s introduction is …

2021-11-23: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron 📚

2021-11-22: 🔖 Read Catapult | Minor Arcana | Marissa Levien catapult.coRead: catapult.co catapult.co …

2021-11-22: 🔖Will Real Estate Ever Be Normal Again? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: www.nytimes.com …

2021-11-22: 🔖Every King Arthur Retelling Is Fanfic About Who Gets to Be Legendary tor.comRead: www.tor.com …

2021-11-22: 📚💬 “Never send a scholar who studies dystopias to a conference with futuristic themes.” …

2021-11-22: Join me for a super low-key Artist’s Way Creative Cluster. I mentioned in September that I was going through the Artist’s Way. I got about three weeks in when …

2021-11-22: 🔖Read “How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind”. This is a long & …

2021-11-20: 📚 Started reading OUTLANDER and if my spouse finds my interest in my scholarship as tiresome as …

2021-11-19: Beautiful Eclipse medicine spread from Lindsay Mack with The Moonchild Tarot. Time to trust my mind, …

2021-11-19: I watched Star Trek Discovery 4x01 “Kobayashi Maru” last night and I have a lot of …

2021-11-18: Okay I watched the Season 4 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery and now I need ALL the Detmer & Owo …

2021-11-18: How to Transform from Mom Kimberly to Professional Kimberly: Replace t-shirt with dress. Add …

2021-11-17: From now on whenever you meet a couple, you are required to ask: Which of you is the Stamets & …

2021-11-17: 🔖 Read Who Writes the Books in Video Games? . This is relevant to my interests. 📚🎮

2021-11-17: I just finished the Season 3 finale of #StarTrekDiscovery and wow. What a beautiful close to a …

2021-11-17: “Peak Performance,” Impostor Syndrome, and PhD Life, brought to you by Star Trek: The Next Generation 📺🖖🏻 I’ve been in the middle of a Star Trek: The Next Generation rewatch for months, maybe even more than …

2021-11-17: I just learned about this Disney-approved line of romance novel reimaginings of the princess stories …

2021-11-16: Welcome to my workspace! These are pictures of my desk, corkboard, and shelves. Mermaid painting by …

2021-11-16: Hi there. I’m drafting a Star Trek/Ted Lasso crossover in my head. It’s called …

2021-11-15: Y’all, I love my kid and helping him manage his emotions is hard work.

2021-11-14: Here is a non-exhaustive list of things that make me cry: “Some Things Are Meant to …

2021-11-14: I Don’t Have Time to Watch the Next Whole Episode of Star Trek Before Resuming My Caregiving …

2021-11-13: It took ibuprofen, me singing a lot of songs, and Rock-A-Bye Baby’s Lullaby Renditions of …

2021-11-13: The song “Forever and Ever” from POOH’S GRAND ADVENTURE: THE SEARCH FOR …

2021-11-12: My kid is getting his first COVID shot tomorrow and I definitely used that as an excuse to buy him a …

2021-11-12: I have been boosted and will now avoid productivity until Monday. Byeeee.

2021-11-11: Finished reading: Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond 📚

2021-11-10: Darren Rowse in his Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog Course: Are you a high energy person or a low …

2021-11-09: Great news, bad attitude Hi web friends. I’m having a weird day, with some great news but also me not feeling like …

2021-11-09: It feels really good to talk about my work and be able to remind myself that I’ve done a lot …

2021-11-09: I’m more than 16 minutes into S3E1 of Star Trek Discovery and I haven’t seen Saru, …

2021-11-08: My kid has discovered Power Rangers and I have a feeling there’s a lot of deja vu in my future …

2021-11-08: Good morning. I had fasting bloodwork at 9:30am today, so I’m just eating for the first time …

2021-11-08: 🔖Quotes from Lorraine Boissoneault's "Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance" I really needed to read “Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance” …

2021-11-07: 🔖"Nobody cares if you're a writer except you." Kate Baer on being a writer who mothers. 📝 I highly recommend Sara Fredman’s Write Like A Mother newsletter, in which Sara interviews …

2021-11-07: Want to read: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder 📚

2021-11-07: Like the Bloggess, I too look like I have it together when I’m depressed but really think …

2021-11-05: 📚 I’m on page 78 of Gwenda Bond’s NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and y’all, I’m so …

2021-11-04: M, as we sort Magnatiles: Wow, you’re really good at sorting! Me: Yeah, thanks, I have two …

2021-11-01: I can’t move to California but being a science fiction librarian sounds like a pretty sweet …

2021-11-01: It’s the month with all the writing events! Hi! I’ll probably be focused on #AcWriMo - …

2021-10-31: Finished reading: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston 📚

2021-10-31: 🎯: Hey don’t you want to buy your kid some cute PJs? They’re on saaaaale… Me: Bro …

2021-10-30: 🔖 Read ‘They start calling you Hitler’: Why Disneyland has some of the most toxic fans …

2021-10-29: 🔖 Read From Princes to Pigeons: A Beginner’s Guide to Otome Games 🎮

2021-10-29: I’m starting to actually enjoy revising my own writing. This is a huge development and …

2021-10-29: 🔖 Read “The Girl With The Green Ribbon”: A Tale of Many Lives. 📚

2021-10-29: 🔖 Read Dear Congress: Paid leave is not a perk. It’s a requirement..

2021-10-29: It seems to me that institutions don’t/can’t care. People do & can. Am I missing out …

2021-10-29: Current priorities: Take care of my health. Take care of my kid. Take care of my home. Figure out …

2021-10-29: In past crises, our leaders have been quick to bail out the banks. They made sure the airlines got …

2021-10-28: I’m about to log off for the night but I want to talk about #StarTrekProdigy so tell me about …

2021-10-28: Want to read: They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe 📚

2021-10-28: I have a cool idea. What if, in addition to having a mental health summit, the university committed …

2021-10-27: M and I decorated some sugar cookies this evening.

2021-10-27: If you’re a person who would be interested in a virtual co-working space for parents, could …

2021-10-27: Thanks to Jennifer Polk’s co-working session, I made big progress on a paper revision today. 📝

2021-10-27: 🔖 Lee Skallerup Bessette’s You Can Ask for Mental-Health Help, but Can You Find Any? is …

2021-10-26: M: Can we keep playing Breath of the Wild [pretend, not the video game]? Me: Wait, we’re …

2021-10-26: Hello I am 40 will a local community theater please cast me as Mama Rose now kthx

2021-10-26: This is a reminder that Brent Spiner’s book Fan Fiction, which I reviewed back in September, …

2021-10-25: I’ve got to remember to search parenting groups, not scroll. I just about had an anxiety …

2021-10-25: Also making a note to myself to write a full blog post about going to see my first community theater …

2021-10-25: Making a note to myself here to write a full blog post about Star Trek: The Next Generation 3x21, …

2021-10-23: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: Dr. Lesley Willard: Introducing topic. How do scholars in fan & media studies articulate their …

2021-10-23: Next #FSNNA21 live-tweet: “Fans, Players and/or Users? Bridging Fan and Media Studies” …

2021-10-23: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: Adriana Amaral: First, the state of fan studies in Brazil: research focused on digital settings but …

2021-10-23: I’ll be live-tweeting the #FSNNA21 panel “Digital Methods and Digital Fan …

2021-10-23: I set foot in a bookstore for the first time since the start of the pandemic today. I stood there, …

2021-10-23: Introducing my five-year-old to Sweeney Todd (original cast), as you do. 🎭🎵

2021-10-22: I’m watching the season 1 finale of Star Trek Discovery and having L’Rell do the …

2021-10-22: Extemely chuffed to announce that my first blog post written for @QuirkosSoftware, “A priori …

2021-10-21: I don’t like how clear it is that we are living in the mirror universe and the primary Star …

2021-10-21: I may have been excessively affectively engaged in the conversation about Buffy fic writers' …

2021-10-21: Help I Read a Lower Decks Fanfic and Now I Resent All Other Activities: The Kimberly Hirsh Story 🖖🏻

2021-10-21: Taking a break from livetweeting to just listen to the Participatory Culture Wars session at …

2021-10-21: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: This doesn’t include the discussion/Q&A because things started to go so fast I …

2021-10-21: Planning to use Noter Live to livetweet “The Money Question” at #FSNNA21. Will post all …

2021-10-20: Well mirror universe stuff is very upsetting. 🖖🏻

2021-10-20: I myself am strange and unusual. (Earrings by Witching Hour Baby.)

2021-10-19: I built a Book Event Calendar! It’s only got one event in it right now, as proof of concept, …

2021-10-18: Today I: found contact info for new handyman filled meds cases made cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds …

2021-10-17: Hey book friends. Is there any sort of centralized calendar for virtual author events? My searches …

2021-10-17: Part of me wants to swim in a vault filled with books like some sort of literary Scrooge McDuck, but …

2021-10-15: This thing where I need to sleep instead of staying up all night watching Star Trek: Discovery is …

2021-10-15: On my Starfleet ship, we would have Sirenian ops.

2021-10-15: 💻▶️ Watched The Doctor, The Mortician, and the Murder.

2021-10-15: Don’t want to spoil the Lower Decks finale much but I was so distracted by my delight at …

2021-10-14: The other day while doing some Artist’s Way exercises my subconscious bubbled up and told me I …

2021-10-14: 🔖📚📝 Read Catapult | I Found My Literary Community by Writing Book Reviews | catapult.coRead: …

2021-10-12: 💬 “… fulfilling my potential would really cut into my sitting around time.” Maria …

2021-10-12: Finished reading: Writing the New Ethnography by H. L. Goodall, Jr. 📚

2021-10-12: Academia sure loves bricolage.

2021-10-12: 🔖 Read Catapult | Why Full-Time Freelancing Isn’t For Me | Gabrielle Drolet catapult.coRead: …

2021-10-11: 🔖 Read The Quiet Crisis of Parents on the Tenure Track.

2021-10-11: 💬📚 “Anger is not the action itself. It is action’s invitation.” Julia Cameron, THE …

2021-10-11: 💬📚🎭 “Ideas don’t get opening nights. Finished plays do.” Julia Cameron, THE …

2021-10-11: 💬📚 “…anger is a map… Anger points the way, not just the finger.” Julia …

2021-10-10: 🔖 Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes – The …

2021-10-10: Want to read: The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling 📚

2021-10-09: The #FanLIS panel I’m co-moderating with Ludi Price is the first session of Fan Studies …

2021-10-08: Want to read: Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster 📚

2021-10-08: As in the actual Haunted Mansion ride, the best part of Muppets Haunted Mansion is the …

2021-10-08: M (who turned 5 yesterday!) & I are watching Muppets Haunted Mansion and I’m very happy.

2021-10-08: Hey LIS scholars. What is the most elegant, arresting, or fascinating writing you’ve seen in …

2021-10-08: Did I just send an email to all the parents at my kid’s school in which I used the phrase …

2021-10-07: 💬 “we are conditioned as academics (and also just people in 2021!) to sacrifice long term …

2021-10-07: I’ve been without wifi for over 18 hours & while I’m old enough to remember a time …

2021-10-05: My brand is: person who spends far too much time thinking about the absence of social science …

2021-10-04: 💻📺🖖 Watched Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Episode 1 & oh my goodness how fun is this show? So …

2021-10-04: 📚 Me continuing to read Black Sun: Uhhuh uhhuh Sun Priestess is cool, nice chill use of non-binary …

2021-10-04: 📚 Me, reading Black Sun: Ch. 1 - This parent-child dynamic is upsetting, i don’t know if I can …

2021-10-04: 🔖 Read The Invisible Burden That Leaves Moms Drained. Especially timely since I just hosted my …

2021-10-04: 🔖 Read On Pandering. This piece made me think about how lucky I’ve been to always be writing …

2021-10-04: The extent to which my handwriting is a perfect mix of my parents' handwriting is remarkable.

2021-10-04: 📚 This week’s takeaway from The Artist’s Way is that I’m already really good at …

2021-10-04: 💬📚 “If I’m expected to be a kin keeper, no one can judge my coffee consumption.” …

2021-10-04: Added “Memento mori girl” to my bio and I am far too pleased with myself. 💀

2021-10-04: I have one weird set of emotions when I begin writing in a new notebook and another when I get close …

2021-10-03: 🎮 Played Dragon Quest III. Each game in the series gets more expansive. I love that.

2021-10-03: 💻📺 Watched Salt Fat Acid Heat episode 1, “Fat.”

2021-10-03: I had a dream that Gates McFadden became a real doctor. My kid was having breathing trouble & …

2021-10-03: 🔖 Read Why Everyone Is Always Giving Unsolicited Advice (Tressie McMillan Cottom for the New York …

2021-10-03: Excuse me I will be over here flailing because I just learned there is a licensed Star Trek …

2021-10-01: Finished reading: The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinka 📚

2021-10-01: Why are my neighbors so loud don’t they know it’s after 10 pm and their neighbors have …

2021-10-01: My son found this toad at school a week ago. He said his friend touched it and it jumped.

2021-10-01: Now that I have Paramount+, my current viewing strategy is: Want something familiar? TNG/DS9/VOY …

2021-10-01: It’s been a busy day of prepping for my kid’s birthday party (outdoor masked at a park …

2021-10-01: My kid’s school is having fall break today so um we have Paramount Plus now. Because it has …

2021-10-01: 🔖Read “So Coke-y…So Entitled!”: This Is What It Was Like Going to Bennington College With Bret …

2021-09-30: Response to "Where’s the ‘Video Off’ Button in Face-to-Face Instruction?" Dr. Maggie Melo writes for Inside Higher Ed today about the value of video-off time in a virtual …

2021-09-30: I did a thing! I wrote a blog post for a client! Yay me! Time for a dance party! via GIPHY

2021-09-30: Here’s the deal with being employed by someone besides myself right now: they have to pay me …

2021-09-30: One of the frustrating things about chronic illness is that sometimes you have a good brain day but …

2021-09-30: Weather report from my kid: the air temperature is warm Luke.

2021-09-30: 🔖📺 Read Nathan Lane on Only Murders in the Building’s Big Twist.

2021-09-30: 🔖📺 Read Why Only Murders in the Building Is the Most Romantic Show on TV.

2021-09-29: I’m planning a historical witchy YA fantasy, it’s historical because it’s set in …

2021-09-29: 🔖 Read Star Trek’s food replicators may be on their way to your kitchen. 🖖

2021-09-29: Want to read: Several Short Sentences about Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg 📚

2021-09-29: Want to read: The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan 📚

2021-09-29: 🔖 Read Amia Srinivasan: “Feminism is a political practice, not just a set of ideas”.

2021-09-28: Witch influencer or Indiana Jones villain? You decide. (Image: A white woman with dark hair wears a …

2021-09-28: Attempted a Hashimoto’s/PCOS friendly version of my great-grandmother’s goldenrod eggs: …

2021-09-28: Replaced “Extremely online since 1995” in my bio with “Human cabinet of …

2021-09-27: Want to read: Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender by Casey …

2021-09-27: 🔖🎭 Read On and Off Stage: The Deep-Seated Bias in the Culture of American Theatre. In addition to …

2021-09-27: Mindy Thomas & Guy Raz have some great advice for writers of all ages in their National Book …

2021-09-27: 🔖 Read What Reading Looks Like When You’re a Full-Time Author (Book Riot).

2021-09-27: Asking for a friend: what do you think Kaz Brekker’s D&D class would be? Rogue? I feel …

2021-09-27: I realized reading Week 1 of THE ARTIST’S WAY that most of my negative self-talk isn’t …

2021-09-27: 💬📚 “…if we can become one-tenth as good at positive self-talk as we are at negative …

2021-09-27: 🔖 Read Please Keep Doing Virtual Book Stuff After The Pandemic. Jessica Pryde makes a great argument …

2021-09-27: 💬📚 “It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.” Julia Cameron, THE …

2021-09-27: 💬📚 “Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse.” Julia Cameron, THE …

2021-09-27: 💬📚 “Creativity is play, but for shadow artists, learning to allow themselves to play is hard …

2021-09-27: 🔖Read The Caregiving Economy - The Atlantic theatlantic.comRead: www.theatlantic.com theatlantic.com …

2021-09-26: A lot is bad but my kid is dancing to Tank! by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts and that’s pretty …

2021-09-26: Me today: Ooh what an interesting journal article! I wonder if I could pitch a research brief on it …

2021-09-26: Want to read: Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies by …

2021-09-26: 🔖📚 🍿 Some good things I’ve read so far today: Revisiting The Flight of Dragons, a Forgotten …

2021-09-24: Kid reading your book on a bench at the playground while your sibling plays: I see you. You are not …

2021-09-24: That feeling when your own article is at the top of the “Recommended article” list on …

2021-09-24: What was going on in my life when I got sick It’s hard to figure out exactly which of the many symptoms I have should determine when I got …

2021-09-23: “The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” C. G. Jung, quoted by Julia Cameron …

2021-09-23: How Hashimoto's makes me feel Hashimoto’s makes me feel like the opposite of myself. At various points in my life, if you …

2021-09-22: My health goals I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. One of the things I’m …

2021-09-21: My aesthetic is Mermaid Academia.

2021-09-21: In case you wonder what kind of parent I am: yesterday, my kid was recounting a Halloween episode of …

2021-09-21: I have input days and output days. Today is an input day: learning about UX and user research.

2021-09-20: I just moved my next follow up doctor’s appointment up two months to the week after next …

2021-09-20: On preferring learning to doing I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. I love to read about …

2021-09-20: Amy Gentry’s second guest post for The Professor Is In, about transitioning from academic to …

2021-09-20: 🔖 Portrait of the Mother as an Artist – Guernica guernicamag.comRead: www.guernicamag.com Diane …

2021-09-19: Watching the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Offspring” as a parent adds a …

2021-09-19: Have y’all read THE DARK TIDE by Alicia Jasinka? because I started it tonight and it is …

2021-09-19: Whoopi Goldberg has done a lot of great work in her career, but I think I’ll always feel that …

2021-09-18: Finished reading: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 📚

2021-09-17: So far in my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 3x13, “Deja Q,” is my …

2021-09-17: Me, watching Super Monsters with my kid: I can suspend my disbelief to allow that Universal monsters …

2021-09-16: Brainfog day 😞

2021-09-15: 👩🏻‍💻 That feeling when it takes all day to maintain your (6-year-old budget) laptop…

2021-09-15: There is a medium-small spider hanging out on my corkboard and I’ve decided to adopt it as a …

2021-09-15: 📚💬 “If this is your first draft, stop worrying.” - Leigh Bardugo in her latest …

2021-09-14: What I mean when I say I have variable disabilities: today, I am using a cane because I have mild …

2021-09-13: Book Review: FAN FICTION by Brent Spiner 📚📺🖖‍‍ If you make a purchase through a link in this post, I may earn a commission. Quick head’s up: …

2021-09-13: 📚💬 “When academic women, experts in their fields, are seen as not credible, then can women …

2021-09-13: Want to read: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit 📚

2021-09-13: 📚💬 “My Ph.D. cannot trump my gender.” Kelly J. Baker, SEXISM ED, “Academic Men …

2021-09-12: 🎙️ Listened to Gates McFadden Investigates 101: Jonathan Frakes. Love it. McFadden is a great host …

2021-09-12: “Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way.” Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS. Oh, …

2021-09-12: I finished reading SIX OF CROWS almost 4 months ago. It’s time for me to get back to the …

2021-09-12: Finished reading: Fan Fiction by Brent Spiner 📚

2021-09-11: Went to Internet Archive to find my blog post from 20 years ago. More interesting than anything I …

2021-09-10: Wearing my 90s pop culture goth uniform today: Buffy the Vampire Slayer tee, Nightmare Before …

2021-09-10: I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to spend my time and one of the things I want to do …

2021-09-10: New bio: Extremely online since 1995. Mom. Household COO. Consulting scholar-librarian. Book person. …

2021-09-10: 🔖💻 Read Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Ron Norman. If you didn’t already …

2021-09-10: 📽️ Watched In a Lonely Place. I watched this because it’s on the movie list on the aesthetics …

2021-09-09: My 20th Domainiversary Today is the 20th anniversary of the first time the Internet Archive captured my first personal …

2021-09-09: Me: yesterday for #StarTrekDay: AHHHH Star Trek, everything Star Trek! this morning when it was all …

2021-09-08: This Picard/Riker 2024 merch is all well and good but what I want is reprints of the Picard/Riker …

2021-09-08: The Voyager theme is over here tugging at my heart strings. This is unexpected. #StarTrekDay

2021-09-08: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I will never not have a crush on Wil Wheaton. …

2021-09-08: It’s taken me a while but I think I have a stable connection for watching #StarTrekDay and …

2021-09-08: If you read through today’s Done List, you’ll notice I put basic self-care tasks like …

2021-09-08: I know enough about Brent Spiner and his history with fans to know that this does not make us BFFs …

2021-09-08: Loading my advanced readers’s copy of Brent Spiner’s mem-noir Fan Fiction to my ereader …

2021-09-08: Repping TNG Operations in my Lauren Christians Handmade dress for Star Trek Day. My kid told his …

2021-09-07: My Done List for 9/7/21: It’s easy for me to feel like a day went by where I didn’t do …

2021-09-07: 📺🖖 In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 3, episode 11, “The Hunted,” there is a …

2021-09-07: In defense of not living up to your potential I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Betsy Greer shared some …

2021-09-06: Putting Gardens and Streams II on my calendar. I’m only a maybe because, as always, parenting.

2021-09-05: 🔖📝 The Heartbreaking Ingenuity of the Mother-Writer ‹ Literary Hub if you’ve read a book penned by …

2021-09-05: 🔖Read The Public Writing Life: How to Lose an Editor in Five Days …

2021-09-05: 🔖Read Ravynn K. Stringfield’s essay, Bullet Journaling to Save a Life. Beautiful.

2021-09-04: “She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy.” Oscar Wilde, The …

2021-09-03: I had a client meeting this morning where we made plans for me to do some blogging and podcasting …

2021-09-02: “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them…” Oscar Wilde, The Picture …

2021-09-02: Beginning my third read of Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC. 📚

2021-09-02: Sleep Deprivation, Sugar Crash, or Both? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2021-09-01: Gonna create a literary subgenre/internet aesthetic and call it “snark academia.”

2021-09-01: I just published another free/pay-what-you-can Notion template. This time it’s a permissions …

2021-09-01: Welcome to September, or as I like to call it, October Part 1. The world is full of terrors. Today …

2021-08-31: My post-PhD identity crisis, #motherscholar edition I am making a few notes here now that I hope to turn into a longer post later. As I scrolled Twitter …

2021-08-31: Did not realize I was on the Motherscholar Project website so that’s cool!

2021-08-31: Dr. Kimberly's Comedy School: Pairing the absurd with the mundane If you have access to it, watch The Simpsons, Season 1, episode 3, “Homer’s …

2021-08-30: Just recorded a conference session. I’m really happy about the accessibility remote …

2021-08-28: Watched @patrickrhone’s Micro Camp talk Want to write a book? You probably already have this …

2021-08-28: 🔖💬 Parents Are Not Okay: Through these grinding 18 months, we’ve managed our kids’ lives as best we …

2021-08-27: Shout-out to Kelly J. Baker for naming archivists and librarians first in the acknowledgements of …

2021-08-26: there is no separation between mother and writer, nor can I tease apart the time I spend tending to …

2021-08-26: 🔖📚 Sara Fredman’s How Motherhood Helped Me Reject the ‘Father Tongue’ of Academia is both …

2021-08-26: Want to read: How to Write Qualitative Research by Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower 📚

2021-08-25: Want to read: Thinking Inside the Box Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who …

2021-08-25: Finished reading: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 📚

2021-08-25: My taste in fantasy art is less Lisa Frank and more Frank Frazetta.

2021-08-25: Whoops, I didn’t mean unicorn and waterfall, I meant swan and rainbow. We also had the tiger …

2021-08-25: Trapper Keeper is back but I’m holding out for the re-release of the unicorn in front of a …

2021-08-24: How come every time Rachel Cohn & David Levithan collaborate the result is adorable? …

2021-08-24: Casey Fiesler asked for tips for creating equal participation in breakout rooms. One strategy to try …

2021-08-24: Younger S7E5 is delighting me with Janeane Garofalo as an art college dean and Sutton Foster as Liza …

2021-08-24: 🎙️ Listening to Keegan-Michael Key’s The History of Sketch Comedy on Audible & in ep 5 he …

2021-08-24: One of the many straws on the proverbial camel’s back that led me to stop watching THE CHAIR …

2021-08-24: About to go pick kid up from first day of preschool. (1/2 day today, full day Thurs). Achieved: …

2021-08-24: 📚 Just finished the introduction of Data Feminism & am jotting down some thoughts. I hope to …

2021-08-24: 📚 Data Feminism has the best (and perhaps only) definition of positionality I’ve ever seen: …

2021-08-23: Colleagues are all “I forgot how exhausting teaching in person is!” & I’m all …

2021-08-23: Want to read: Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White 📚

2021-08-23: Me, prepping for my kid’s very masked return to preschool: IMAGE: Liz Lemon (from the TV show …

2021-08-22: Want to read: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped …

2021-08-22: Advice for new parents and parents-to-be I have a friend who is due to have a baby in January. I offered to write up a bunch of notes for her …

2021-08-22: 📺 It’s been interesting seeing other (current or former) academians' responses to THE CHAIR. I …

2021-08-22: Setting aside my TIME 100 list plan to play in the land of YA rom-coms. Just started NICK AND …

2021-08-21: – Read Meet the Southern librarians fighting for racial justice and truth-telling – Scalawag …

2021-08-20: I clocked a solid chunk of time on my current consulting contract today and I really enjoyed the …

2021-08-20: “Being a mom is my calling, and being a writer is also my calling, so they have to both exist …

2021-08-20: The questions driving me right now I read Ravynn K. Stringfield’s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy and felt energized. I …

2021-08-17: Today, in Sesame Street Is the Best Comedy School, Grover and Campers Learn About Trees. Excellent …

2021-08-17: Who’s your favorite fictional character with an extreme love of school supplies? Mine is Amy …

2021-08-16: We might need to have a talk about how I don’t want to eat any actual meals, just leftovers of …

2021-08-16: I just processed all the action items from the beginning of the year email the head teacher at my …

2021-08-16: Read Chicago Improv Was Dead. Can New Leaders Revive It? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: …

2021-08-15: I use Old Spice Krakengard mostly because the name and graphic amuse me. I always thought it was …

2021-08-15: I can’t get a good picture of it but right now there is a lone piece of green glitter sitting …

2021-08-15: I hardly ever cried about my dissertation and I’m really proud of that.

2021-08-15: 🔖📝 Read The Loneliness of the Full-Time Writer ‹ Literary Hub lithub.comRead: lithub.com lithub.com …

2021-08-15: Woke up to a house with no light at all and my first thought was not “The power must be …

2021-08-14: What I Learned from Recording My Micro Camp Talk I learned a lot from recording my Micro Camp 2021 talk. If you watch it, you’ll notice a …

2021-08-14: Who is Kimberly Hirsh?

2021-08-14: My talk from Micro Camp, “Learning in Public on Your Blog,” is now available on my …

2021-08-14: What are your top 3 movies you turn to when you are sick and/or anxious? Mine are Ferris …

2021-08-13: 🔖 Ravynn K. Stringfield’s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy is an energizing read. …

2021-08-13: Some notes on my Time's 100 Best 📚 Plan Because fantasy is the genre I read the most and YA is the market segment I read the most, …

2021-08-12: So far today I have taken my kid to the pool for swim lessons & stayed for an extra 3 hrs, …

2021-08-12: Don’t think of fantasy as mere entertainment, then, but as a way to train for reality. It always …

2021-08-12: Until I get tired of doing it, I’m going to read my way through Time’s The 100 Best …

2021-08-12: New bio: “A good little mommy and always very curious.”

2021-08-12: Solidarity to everyone who was awake earlier than they needed to be this morning.

2021-08-12: In case you were wondering which website has the best favicon, it’s Jennifer Laughran’s.

2021-08-11: My kid is asleep well before 9 pm, what do I do with all this freeeeeedom? (The smart thing would be …

2021-08-11: I cannot convey the extent to which the statement “be part of one of the largest events on …

2021-08-11: That feeling when someone you only kind of knew from church as a kid over 20 years ago invites you …

2021-08-10: Hey hey! I’ll be giving a talk at Micro Camp Friday @ 3:30 pm EST about Learning in Public on …

2021-08-09: 🎬 watched Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy is brilliant here. I can’t believe he was only 22 or …

2021-08-08: My brain, on August 8, 2021: LetterMo is just around the corner! It’s January now, so February …

2021-08-06: It’s fine if you’ve been sleeping on SCHMIGADOON so far but this week they gave both …

2021-08-06: What I Learned from Sewing Napkins And some stuff I already knew but needed the reminder sewing napkins gave me. 1. If you want things …

2021-08-05: I can’t recall if I’d ever seen Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s on …

2021-08-05: Hello and welcome to my current existential crisis.

2021-08-04: The CHIP ‘N’ DALE: RESCUE RANGERS theme is a masterpiece of musical maximalism. 🎵

2021-08-04: I love physicist Carlo Rovelli’s phrase, “radical lack of certainty,” quoted in …

2021-08-04: 📺 I’m not remotely close to caught up on The Owl House but I just want to say that Luz’s …

2021-08-03: Want to read: A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee 📚

2021-08-01: Finished reading: The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss 📚

2021-07-31: 🎮 Played Dragon Quest on Android. Gorgeous pixel remake of the foundational JRPG. Super fun! 🐲

2021-07-31: 📚🗯️ Read Once & Future Vol. 1: The King Is Undead by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora. Arthuriana and …

2021-07-31: 💬🔖 “What did I learn today about how to live this life?” This question applies to a lot …

2021-07-30: 📚 A surprise The Locked Tomb book! Yay! 💀

2021-07-30: 📚📺 At Electric Literature, Meera Vijayan writes about the value of seeing Alina Starkov build her …

2021-07-29: I feel both seen and attacked by this Lit Hub piece that says the literary character who shares my …

2021-07-28: I’m available for work starting September 7. Ideal employed situation is part-time, remote, at …

2021-07-27: Putting yourself back together I’ve written before about how matrescence is like kintsugi: having a baby shatters you and the …

2021-07-26: Today my (medical) doctor called me and when I answered, she said, “Hello, Dr. Hirsh?”

2021-07-26: 📚 This interview with Tamsyn Muir is great.

2021-07-26: Finished reading: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 📚

2021-07-23: 📚 In HARROW THE NINTH Harrowhark uses the phrase “A fatal longing for the picturesque” …

2021-07-22: What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 🐻 Are you familiar with the poem/book/animated short film WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT? I highly …

2021-07-21: 🔖📺🍿This piece identifies what made LOKI less than ideal for me: Loki himself is constrained, not as …

2021-07-21: 🔖🍿📚 It’s nice timing to read this after recently starting my Dorian Gray re-read: Manic Pixie …

2021-07-21: The article Meet the typical 40-year-old millennial, who has $128,000 in debt, is not nearly as …

2021-07-21: Me, after two nights of terrible sleep: Welp, I worked for 48 billable minutes. Time to pack it in …

2021-07-20: My personal history with sewing 🧵 I promise I’m going to write about what I learned from sewing napkins soon. But first: my …

2021-07-20: Other people’s midi dress is my maxi dress.

2021-07-20: You know what would be an interesting pair of books to read together? The 4-Hour Work Week and How …

2021-07-19: Random stream-of-consciousness life updates I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. Hello, everyone! How are …

2021-07-18: Austin Kleon's pirate-gardener Austin Kleon writes about his desire to be a pirate-gardener, I’d like to stay happily at home, in …

2021-07-18: 💬📚 “Harrow would be tripping over herself for her whole existence, a frictionless hoop of …

2021-07-17: 📚 O no I have HARROW THE NINTH on my eReader and want to hermit up and just read it until I’m …

2021-07-17: 📚 I’m re-reading THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY and I want to write down all of Lord Henry …

2021-07-16: Just watched the first episode of Schmigadoon and Aaron Tveit channeling John Raitt/Gordon …

2021-07-16: I’m working on developing a new academia aesthetic, it’s kind of a sff academia. …

2021-07-16: I love when I have a call with my doctor and I say “I think I should do this” and she …

2021-07-15: 🧵 I made napkins today and I learned a lot! I’ll write about it soon.

2021-07-15: I’m about to start using Noter Live to live-tweet #MIRAULV2021. Conferring on the couch next …

2021-07-15: Wait wait wait bootcut jeans are on-trend again? Gen Z, you’re turning exhausted parents into …

2021-07-14: My kid is watching Doc McStuffins and I’m over here swooning over the knight toy Sir Kirby …

2021-07-14: I tried Voila AI artist & this is what it says I’d look like as a 3D cartoon princess.

2021-07-14: Happy birthday to me! W & M got me a sewing machine that has a manual! I asked for one I knew …

2021-07-14: Who will I be at 40? Three makes a pattern, so this is the year that blogging about who I want to be in this year of my …

2021-07-14: Want to read: The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun 📚

2021-07-13: Finished reading: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett 📚

2021-07-13: Stream-of-Consciousness Quick Review: Kristen Arnett's MOSTLY DEAD THINGS 📚🦩 (or, Kristen Arnett Please Be My New Best Friend) I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this post. Kristen Arnett is …

2021-07-13: Tomorrow is my birthday (40th). If you want to celebrate, here are some options: have donuts read a …

2021-07-12: I just signed up for 1-Day Online Nonfiction Seminar: The Scholar’s Guide to Writing & …

2021-07-12: I didn’t see Katy Peplin’s blog post about grumping it out until just now but now is …

2021-07-11: The thing about being a bard is that performance is more than just singing.

2021-07-11: I need everyone to understand that in Marvel comics, there is the version of Thor that is a frog, …

2021-07-09: The Quiet Space has a website. This evolving project offers tools to help scholars & other …

2021-07-09: The water and the moon are my teachers. 🌊🌕 Tonight is the New Moon in Cancer. Next Wednesday is my birthday. My Sun, Ascendant, and Mercury are …

2021-07-09: W: Would you say the town of Brigadoon is changed by the events of the musical? Me: What? No! …

2021-07-09: Introducing The Quiet Space: A set of offerings for scholars and knowledge creators Good morning, friends. I have a new-ish morning ritual. I creep downstairs so as not to wake my kid. …

2021-07-08: Hulu has both Beetlejuice and Season 7 of Younger, see y’all next week. 📺🍿

2021-07-08: I'm having a tantrum about how hard it is to live with chronic illness. Back in May, I had some bloodwork done. I discovered that my thyroid hormone levels were in the …

2021-07-07: Habits from UNF*CK YOUR HABITAT I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. I’m re-reading Unf*ck …

2021-07-07: Nightstand before & after courtesy the first couple of mini-challenges in the original UfYH …

2021-07-07: I take 20 medications/supplements, some of them more than once a day.

2021-07-03: I’m brewing 2 essays about Star Trek: The Next Generation: about Data, perfectionism, & …

2021-07-02: My kid asked me if he was a camper & I told him we could call our home a camp if he wanted and …

2021-07-02: Years ago now, my sister gave M. a 3D printed Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service. Today I …

2021-07-02: I don’t believe being a librarian is A Calling but I do believe it is a disposition; it is one …

2021-07-01: Welcome to Camp NaNoWriMo with me! I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. It’s July 1 which …

2021-06-29: Response to "Knitting’s resurgence reflects women’s desire to confront inequality": things that have been things for a while, affinity space research, and punk rock new domesticity I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I’m writing up a …

2021-06-29: 🔖 Putting a pin in this article to remind me to write later about the perils of outsiders …

2021-06-29: Returning to Dissertating in the Open Back when I started the dissertation process, I had this whole plan to dissertate in the open. I did …

2021-06-28: Want to read: Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher 📚

2021-06-28: 🔖▶️ Watching Meet Courtney: An American Girl Movie & trying not to lose it every time they …

2021-06-28: 🔖📺 Listen, as a 90s babybat I welcome the new Anne Rice television universe. 🦇

2021-06-27: I don’t have a plan beyond keeping my kid alive, resting a lot, trying to be more chill. …

2021-06-27: Want to read: Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower by Marc Goulden, Mary Ann …

2021-06-27: 📚 I read only the Introduction to Kelly J. Baker’s SEXISM ED and I’m already seething …

2021-06-27: I don’t like to drink rosé but I love the roséwave vibe. I’m trying to figure out what …

2021-06-26: Finished reading: Succeeding Outside the Academy 📚

2021-06-26: 💬📚 “Why have I surrendered so much of my present self to an abstract future self that may …

2021-06-26: Every time I work on this article revision I end up getting mad at Reviewer 2 all over again, mostly …

2021-06-26: My Kid (4.5 yo): Donatello is playing a video game. Me: Fun! What’s it called? Kid: …

2021-06-26: 🔖▶️ Watched Create Your Unicorn Career from Scratch. Engaging talk from a science …

2021-06-25: Low-key day today: chilling with my kid in the morning, an adventure with a locked but unoccupied …

2021-06-24: JK, today is a rest-in-bed kind of day now that I’ve done my most important work, registering …

2021-06-24: Today is a work-in-bed kind of day. (I have chronic illness and a 4 year old; kindly keep your sleep …

2021-06-24: As a younger person I thought people in their 40s had their acts together. ~3 wks away from turning …

2021-06-24: 🔖📝 I love Austin Kleon’s advice to relocate your darlings. I have a file for every project …

2021-06-24: Want to read: Annotation by Remi H. Kalir and Antero Garcia 📚

2021-06-23: Is my hair still wet or is it like this because I tried the Curly Girl method and used gel? The …

2021-06-23: Want to read: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie 📚

2021-06-22: 📚 I know I’m very late to this party but GIDEON THE NINTH is so good.

2021-06-22: What is less helpful than it might be is when a reviewer suggests that people have already written a …

2021-06-21: 9 am Kimberly: I’m totally going to work this afternoon! 1 pm Kimberly: I’m totally …

2021-06-20: In the bathroom at the children’s museum yesterday, I looked in the mirror. I saw a sweaty …

2021-06-19: 📚 (Please don’t spoil me) Me reading Gideon the Ninth: KISS! KISS! KISS!

2021-06-19: Welp. Sitting on hold with the grocery store because they accidentally charged me $78.89 for 1 lb of …

2021-06-19: The layers of references in this poster are delightful: cats as Data and Geordi as Holmes and Watson …

2021-06-18: Finished reading: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 📚

2021-06-18: 💬📚 “If you cannot bear our pain, you are not fit to carry our strength.” WONDER WOMAN: …

2021-06-18: 📚 I’m reading Leigh Bardugo’s WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER & while it took a little …

2021-06-16: I’m announcing it to make it real: I’m going to write a sweet romance novella for Camp …

2021-06-16: 🔖📚 Read What We Can—and Can’t—Learn About Louisa May Alcott from Her Teenage Fiction - …

2021-06-15: 💬📺 “No one likes having a curse, but if you take the right steps, it’s …

2021-06-15: Anybody else feel like a lot of qualitative methodology writeups in studies are basically “I …

2021-06-14: 🔖 Read Toll from political push at UNC continues to mount | NC Policy Watch ncpolicywatch.com Read: …

2021-06-14: Me: What am I going to do with my kid all summer? The pool: Hi. Me: 😍🧜🏻‍♀️

2021-06-13: Someone in my neighborhood is doing yardwork at 9 pm and I’m not okay with it.

2021-06-12: Do I pretend I’m Kaz Brekker when I use my new cane? Only with every step I take.

2021-06-12: Part of me is always working on a taxonomy and ontology of #StarTrekTNG episodes. (Currently: only …

2021-06-11: I have no special insight into the MCU but this song might be a bit instructive (and if you’re …

2021-06-11: 🔖🎮 Read Loki episode 1 finds a startling way to rest the antihero for Marvel TV - Polygon …

2021-06-11: 🔖🎮 Read Loki episode 1 recap and Easter eggs: Thor’s naughty brother gets busted for time …

2021-06-11: 📺 watched Loki Season 1, Episode 1, “Glorious Purpose.” Took me a little while to get …

2021-06-11: 🔖🎮 Read Star Trek | Games of Fame gamesoffame.wordpress.comRead: gamesoffame.wordpress.com …

2021-06-11: 🔖🎮 Read 1974: Super Star Trek - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: if50.substack.com …

2021-06-11: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Addendums | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: bluerenga.blog Jason Dyer …

2021-06-11: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 5: Wumpus 2 and 3 | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: bluerenga.blog …

2021-06-11: 🔖🎮 Read » Hunt the Wumpus, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: www.filfre.net filfre.net …

2021-06-11: Watching “new” She-Ra with my kid & forgot who my She-Ra avatar was but then we got …

2021-06-10: 🔖🎮 Read » Hunt the Wumpus, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: www.filfre.net filfre.net …

2021-06-10: What does after even mean? Lately some of the things that have been lifelines for me during the pandemic have started to feel …

2021-06-10: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 4: Hunt the Wumpus (1973) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: …

2021-06-10: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 2: Mugwump, Hurkle, Snark (1973) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: …

2021-06-10: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 1: Hide and Seek (1972) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: …

2021-06-10: 🍿📺🗯️ I just watched the two pre-Loki episodes of Marvel Studios LEGENDS and y’all the MCU gets …

2021-06-10: 🔖🎮 ReadBefore Adventure, Part 3: Caves (1973) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: bluerenga.blog …

2021-06-10: 🔖🎮 Read 1973: Hunt the Wumpus - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.com Read: if50.substack.com …

2021-06-09: Text adventure nostalgia I hope your Wednesday’s going well! (Or Thursday if you’re farther east enough than me …

2021-06-09: Today, in letting go of my internalized ableism: using a cane during a hip pain flare.

2021-06-09: 🔖🎮 Read Forty Years of Lunar Lander technologizer.com Read: www.technologizer.com technologizer.com …

2021-06-09: 🔖🎮 Read Lunar Lander: The Full Story of the Legendary Game and Genre fictionphile.com Read: …

2021-06-09: 🔖🎮 Read 1972: ROCKET - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.com Read: if50.substack.com …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read Something Found In The Oregon Trail - Code Dive codedive.substack.com Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 5 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 4 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read Oregon Trail Ver. 3 (BASIC 3.1, 1978) | Desert Hat deserthat.wordpress.com Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 3 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read Rafting Down the Columbia River died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read Matt’s Store & Starting the Game died-of-dysentery.com Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read Crossing Rivers died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com died-of-dysentery.com …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read The Earliest Versions of the Game died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read A Brief History of the Oregon Trail Game died-of-dysentery.com Read: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read The Oregon Trail Memes died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read Designing the Travel Screen for “The Oregon Trail” | by R. Philip Bouchard | The …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 The FEMICOM museum is my new favorite thing.

2021-06-08: Things that can bring on trochanteric (hip) bursitis: sitting, lying down, physical activity. 😬

2021-06-08: On pain Hello again! My right hip has been hurting the past couple of days. Or almost a week, I guess - it …

2021-06-08: 🔖🏳️‍🌈 Read The Power of Pride - Arc Digital arcdigital.mediaRead: www.arcdigital.media …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read Designing the Hunting Game for “The Oregon Trail” | by R. Philip Bouchard | The Philipendium …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read How I Managed to Design the Most Successful Educational Computer Game of All Time | by R. …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read The Forgotten History of ‘The Oregon Trail,’ As Told By Its Creators …

2021-06-08: 🔖🎮 Read 1971: The Oregon Trail - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: if50.substack.com …

2021-06-07: Welcome to a week of daily blogging: stream-of-consciousness flavor! I’m working to get into the flow of daily blogging, so this post will be rather stream of …

2021-06-07: 🔖 Martha Bautells’s On Writing Through a Residency That Never Happened (But Did?) resonates …

2021-06-07: ↪️ in reply to Bridgy stats update I wonder if the drop-off in publishing after August 2020 might be …

2021-06-06: 💬📚 “The graduate program… hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a …

2021-06-05: 🔖🧵🧶 Read What We Learned From a Year of Crafting - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: …

2021-06-05: There are worse things than sitting outside at a children’s museum on a beautiful day with …

2021-06-05: 🔖📚 Read Kristen Arnett Gets Her Best Ideas at the Bar - Interview Magazine …

2021-06-05: 💬🔖📚 Kate Zambreno on her new book "To Write as if Already Dead" - Los Angeles Times The postpartum experience isn’t just expensive; it can also be one of psychic trauma and creative …

2021-06-05: 🔖🖥️ Elizabeth and Gav promised in this week’s The Rec Center that 1992: Silverwolf would be …

2021-06-03: Career Advice for PhDs Websites and Professionals: You should use ImaginePhD! It will help you …

2021-06-03: 🔖📚 Read Together As We Burn: On a Complicated Maternal Bond and Intergenerational Love. A …

2021-06-03: 🔖📚 Read Stories and Hormones Shape Our Lives by Elanor Broker. Beautiful essay weaving together …

2021-06-03: 🔖📝 Read Finding Time to Write About Motherhood… While Parenting During a Pandemic . The usual …

2021-06-01: Quick Review: The City We Became 📚 I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I love the way N. K. …

2021-06-01: Finished reading: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin 📚

2021-06-01: I’ve also made my Scholarly Writing Project Audit and Pipeline Notion template available via …

2021-06-01: For #TrekTuesday, I’ll share that I spend a LOT of time wondering why we don’t see …

2021-05-31: I’ve made my Conceptual Synthesis Spreadsheet Notion template available via Gumroad. …

2021-05-30: Thanks to a generous person I met in the Mermaids of NC group on Facebook, I am now Dr. Mer-Mom. …

2021-05-28: Build networks & ask for what you need & give what you can. Swimming in a mermaid tail is a …

2021-05-28: I got a Rakuten Libra H2O and I am so excited about its OverDrive integration. So many public …

2021-05-27: Finished reading: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo 📚

2021-05-26: 📚💬 “We learn to wring magic from the ordinary… When the world owed you nothing, you …

2021-05-25: Want to read: The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy by …

2021-05-24: 📚 Kaz Brekker is the best. Why do we have obligations besides reading books?

2021-05-24: 📚💬 I’ve heard a lot about the excellent disability representation in the Six of Crows duology. …

2021-05-23: 📚 In Crooked Kingdom, Inej thinks about her hope that she and Kaz could be “more than two wary …

2021-05-21: Hey guess what? You can download the Creative Commons-licensed version of my dissertation on my …

2021-05-20: Added “consulting scholar-librarian 🔍” to my bio.

2021-05-20: Getting a lot of targeted ads for EdDs like “Heeeey noticed you just finished a doctorate, …

2021-05-20: Personal reflections after (but not really on) #FanLIS My head is swimming after attending the #FanLIS symposium today. At this moment when I’m …

2021-05-20: Most of my tweets from #FanLIS I’m planning to return and clean up formatting and add links to videos once they’re …

2021-05-19: 📚 Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé's ACE OF SPADES: Gossip Girl meets Get Out in a gripping debut thriller ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé Chiamaka and Devon are both students at the prestigious …

2021-05-19: Just deleted “expected” before “May 2021” in my CV.

2021-05-18: 📚 How do you keep track of quotes that resonate with you? I usually write them in my Bullet Journal …

2021-05-18: Finished reading: Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé 📚

2021-05-18: 📺 I’ve got 2 episodes left of SHRILL. It’s so weird being right in the middle of Annie …

2021-05-18: Want to read: Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews by …

2021-05-18: 📺 Fran is always my favorite on SHRILL. Today it’s because she says, “I just don’t …

2021-05-18: Today in “But they’re worth it": my kid showed me a tiny grape as though he had …

2021-05-17: Yesterday I did 3 things so today my body wants me to do no things. I hope the plan I made with my …

2021-05-17: 📚 Sometimes I have to start a book several times before it holds my interest. A GAME OF THRONES was …

2021-05-16: I carry a tote bag around my house as I move through my day. I never know what I’ll be in the …

2021-05-16: Want to read: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams 📚

2021-05-15: 📚 Right before I started my Grishaverse catch up, I went on a dark academia spree. These were three …

2021-05-14: 📚 Remember how I said my hammock was my favorite reading spot? Here’s a flashback to me …

2021-05-13: Want to read: Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope 📚

2021-05-13: Want to read: Anya of Ark by Kristian Joseph 📚

2021-05-13: Post-graduation reception.

2021-05-13: Tassel turned! (The gown and hood were too itchy to keep on with only a sundress underneath.)

2021-05-13: Let’s get this virtual graduation show on the road. [My son and I smiling. I am wearing …

2021-05-13: Want to read: Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller 📚

2021-05-13: My kid and I are building NYC for the Ninja Turtles & Marvel Superheroes to adventure in, so of …

2021-05-13: 📚 I first read SHADOW AND BONE 5 years ago, on a hammock at the beach, when I was 7 months pregnant. …

2021-05-13: I had to do one more round of formatting this morning but at long last my dissertation has been …

2021-05-12: I started a bookstagram account. You can find it at kimberlyhirsh.reads if you want to follow along. …

2021-05-11: I love when I talk to my doctor and we agree on the best course of action.

2021-05-11: Me, watching STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: Battle, battle, battle. When are we going to get another …

2021-05-11: I fixed the formatting problem which was in fact my fault. When I tried to fix one thing it did …

2021-05-11: I’ve been attending to my mind almost exclusively for 6 years (and arguably for almost 40). …

2021-05-11: Was playing Ninja Turtles with my kid & his action figures & kid made Leo tell Donnie …

2021-05-11: I am filled with rage over the number of formatting revisions I am having to make to my …

2021-05-10: Finished reading: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May 📚

2021-05-09: 🔖 I’ve started calling my kid Little One & after reading Meg Elison’s How Lwaxana …

2021-05-08: I was thinking last night about why characters who look a mess but are competent when it counts are …

2021-05-07: Prepping to launch my consulting career 👩‍‍💼 Hello again, internet. I just finished writing the last thing I had to write for my assistantship. …

2021-05-06: Want to read: THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of …

2021-05-05: Added “serious Belle vibes 📚” to my bio.

2021-05-04: You should probably look at Laz Marquez’s #StarTrekGala art project because it’s …

2021-05-04: 🔖📚 Austin Kleon writes today about [wintering and dormancy] …

2021-05-03: 🔖📺🖖 Read The Measure of a Man Demonstrates the Many Forms of Love by Anna E. Gant

2021-05-03: 🔖📺🖖 Hrisoula Gatzogiannis’s The Only Work Ethic I Care About Is the One on Star Trek details …

2021-05-03: I think at some point in the past 6 years I became an information scientist. Yay?

2021-05-02: I’m thinking about metaphors for how people consume information. Infodemic. Infobesity. I …

2021-05-02: Went really minimal with my latest bio: motherscholar 👩‍💻 she/her ♿ ❤️💜💙 Durham, NC, USA 🌎

2021-05-02: I want to share that if you have panic attacks fueled by imposter syndrome more than 2 weeks after …

2021-05-02: Want to read: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins 📚

2021-05-02: 🔖ReadPost-SCMS musings on the value of the word acafan louisaellenstein.comRead: …

2021-05-02: 🔖 Read Against Aca-Fandom bogost.comRead: bogost.com bogost.com …

2021-05-02: 🔖 Read SCMS 2011 Workshop: Acafandom and the Future of Fan Studies louisaellenstein.comRead: …

2021-05-02: 🔖📺 Read On Disliking Mad Men justtv.wordpress.comRead: justtv.wordpress.com adornofangirl …

2021-04-30: Frank Oz, on Miss Piggy: She has a lot of vulnerability, which she has to hide, because of her need …

2021-04-30: Kermit, while he is no saint, has achieved a wonderful equilibrium in which a common sense and a …

2021-04-30: Want to read: Digital Black Feminism by Catherine Knight Steele 📚

2021-04-30: Played Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? via the Internet Archive with M. this morning & …

2021-04-29: What we do is chatacter comedy. Jerry Juhl, head writer of The Muppet Show, quoted in Of Muppets …

2021-04-29: CS101: Week One I’m auditing Stanford’s CS101 on EdX because while I love Harvard’s CS50x I think …

2021-04-29: Woohoo, I think I wrote the introduction of this article, yay me. Back to chipping away at the lit …

2021-04-29: Here’s me in 2018 unknowingly arguing the key finding of my dissertation: information literacy …

2021-04-29: 🔖 Read No One Makes a Living on Patreon.

2021-04-28: Oh hey I got so excited about becoming Dr. Hirsh that I forgot to share photos of my Data make-up …

2021-04-28: Y’all is Kevin Feige okay? Has he ever, you know, been outside? Somebody should probably take …

2021-04-27: Spoiler font on my website I’m playing with CSS to get spoiler-text hidden unless selected on my website. Let’s see …

2021-04-27: On languishing, being dormant, and lying in wait. Adam Grant’s article There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing has …

2021-04-27: Notes and highlights from Katie Rose Guest Pryal's THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC 📚 I’ve read Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s The Freelance Academic twice now. It’s a great …

2021-04-27: Am I always tired because I’m: A) a newly minted PhD recovering from dissertating B) the …

2021-04-26: My Dissertation Acknowledgments It’s probably going to be a little while before I get my full dissertation up online, so I …

2021-04-26: 🔖 Read ‘Buy Nothing’ groups: A place to share goods, services — and gratitude.

2021-04-25: Biggest takeaway from the first 5 episodes of SHADOW & BONE is that I want to get really good at …

2021-04-25: 🔖 Read Rebuilding the Web We Lost anildash.comRead: anildash.com anildash.com …

2021-04-25: 🔖 Read The Web We Lost anildash.comRead: anildash.com anildash.com …

2021-04-25: O hai. the early blogosphere was full of people who obsessed over “correctly” labeling and …

2021-04-25: Finished reading: Come Back, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Wallace Tripp 📚

2021-04-25: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parish and Barbara Siegel Thomas 📚

2021-04-24: I have been so focused on writing my dissertation for so long that it’s a challenge to write a …

2021-04-23: Finished reading: Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas 📚

2021-04-23: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Fitz Siebel 📚

2021-04-23: Stocking the flow of my garden in the stream 💻 I’ve been wanting to clean up my blog at least since I migrated from WordPress to Micro.blog, …

2021-04-23: Hello I have watched the first episode of SHADOW & BONE and Jesper has now replaced Kaz as my …

2021-04-23: You can now watch my dissertation defense presentation! I’ve stopped the video before the …

2021-04-23: Finished reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 📚

2021-04-22: 🔖🍿📺 Read Marvel movies have a weird relationship with kissing and romance - Polygon polygon.comRead: …

2021-04-22: Today’s weather is the best kind of NC spring weather. It’s 57F and there are fluffy …

2021-04-22: Want to read: Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir by Callum Roberts 📚

2021-04-22: Want to read: The Brilliant Abyss, Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the …

2021-04-21: I’m so happy that I’m now qualified to wear this Delicious PhD Darling …

2021-04-21: 🔖 Read How Bookishness Affects the Book Biz publishersweekly.comRead: www.publishersweekly.com …

2021-04-21: 🔖 Read How to Read When You Have a Baby | Book Riot bookriot.combookriot.com …

2021-04-21: I resent the fact that Book Riot’s Find Out Your SHADOW AND BONE Character quiz made me choose …

2021-04-21: 🔖 Read On the Relationship Between Motherhood and Madness in Victorian Literature ‹ Literary Hub …

2021-04-20: I know somebody on micro.blog has put together an On This Day type page that shows you posts on …

2021-04-20: My favorite thing about Labyrinth is that the ending suggests that you can grow up while retaining …

2021-04-19: Told y’all I was going all-in on Trek. 🖖🏻📚

2021-04-19: Submitted my dissertation to the university. Ordered Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s The Dark …

2021-04-18: 🔖 Reagan Ray has collected a bunch of hand-lettered logos from Marvel comics pre-2000. My favorite …

2021-04-15: Exhausted from defense & migrainey because PCOS, so it’s time to settle in with some …

2021-04-15: Advisor: So make these revisions because those were good questions and you had answers to them. Me: …

2021-04-15: Katherine Taylor’s essay, I Am Not a Robot, explores Data’s value as a stand-in for …

2021-04-14: I have a lot of thank yous to catch up on, and I will. But in the meantime, I highly recommend …

2021-04-14: Lt. Cmdr. DOCTOR Kimberly Hirsh here… I mean Data, whoops… I passed my dissertation …

2021-04-14: This really does feel like waiting to go to the hospital to be induced. I hope the dissertation …

2021-04-14: Really wish I felt like I could sweeten my defense with a laugh track.

2021-04-14: Me, when Wesley Crusher tells Guinan he always gets As: Really? We’re still grading things in …

2021-04-13: Last call for anyone who wants to attend my dissertation defense on Zoom, 4/14/21 1pm Eastern! The …

2021-04-13: O no my defense adrenaline has arrived 18 hours early

2021-04-13: THE NEVERS as Disability Metaphor ♿ 📺 This post contains slight spoilers for The Nevers. I just watched the first episode of The Nevers. …

2021-04-13: Weeks ago now my kid told me, “You don’t need to be a doctor. You’re already …

2021-04-13: 🔖Also, the Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert made me tear up. 📺🎵

2021-04-13: 🔖 I highly recommend this video of the Yip Yip Invasion at Phoenix Comicon 2017, in which a group of …

2021-04-13: Can I be in the book fandom? Like, I’m a fan of books as a medium and as aesthetic objects?

2021-04-12: Finished reading: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo 📚

2021-04-11: Exhausted from reviewing my dissertation slides with W (and applying for a job and doing a makeup …

2021-04-11: Finished reading: You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi …

2021-04-09: Finished my defense slides and I’m so tired. 📝

2021-04-09: Me: Why am I so obsessed with identity construction? The little Chani Nicholas my head: Because your …

2021-04-09: Fellow academics, do you have a writerly identity? I told my artist BFF my 1st diss draft was …

2021-04-07: I have decided to go all-in on Star Trek. Especially TNG of course, but for the time being, …

2021-04-07: I’m not saying I’m just saying I kind of wish the Season 2 finale of Picard would be …

2021-04-07: Which Muppet do I most identify with? Well… 📺🍿

2021-04-07: Don’t mind me, I’m just over here flailing in response to the Picard Season 2 Teaser …

2021-04-07: Reddit user JaytheChou is photoshopping Paddington into a different movie every day and it is a …

2021-04-07: I’ve always been resentful of the trope where girls have to pretend to be boys to get stuff …

2021-04-07: Improv as community/business/cult has a lot of problems that would require a radical new model to …

2021-04-06: I’m in a hammock and I don’t want to get up.

2021-04-06: I just finished Leigh Bardugo’s Siege and Storm and I’m so glad I’ve got the next …

2021-04-06: Finished reading: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo 📚

2021-04-06: Teared up watching @levarburton’s cameos for other people. “It’s over. It’s …

2021-04-06: So I’m reading my dissertation and I think it’s… Good? Like it was written by …

2021-04-06: About to start reading and marking up this thing in preparation for next week’s defense, at …

2021-04-05: Honored today to deliver a pre-recorded guest lecture on Reader’s Advisory for Dr. Megan …

2021-04-05: I really miss the internet of 2004 - 2007, specifically the DIY/New Domesticity craft punk blog …

2021-04-03: I have now met all my pre-defense scholarly obligations (paper draft & guest lecture) so I guess …

2021-04-03: 🔖 I somehow missed Linda Holmes’s beautiful piece about The Muppet Movie soundtrack. She pulls …

2021-04-03: True story, my dissertation includes the statement, “I was wrong.” 📝

2021-04-02: 18 hrs post-vaccine woke up a little achey, a little lymph node-y. Not too bad but still planning to …

2021-04-01: 5 hrs post-vaccine, feeling fuzzy-headed and mildly achey, chills receded but I bet they’ll be …

2021-04-01: J&J vaccine, side effects (or psychosomatic effects?) settling in after 3 hours: vague malaise, …

2021-04-01: This windblown lady is vaccinated and waiting outside the Cookout Walk Up Window for a celebratory …

2021-03-30: Thinking of launching an academic editing service explicitly targeted to scholars who are also …

2021-03-29: I did the My Next Move interests profile and it says I should be an information research scientist. …

2021-03-28: Being in a “life happens” moment myself (finishing my dissertation), I originally missed …

2021-03-25: Watching My Neighbor Totoro & my kid is saying that I’m like Mama Kusakabe because we both …

2021-03-23: My kid’s over here telling his dad a Magic Treehouse/Wild Kratts crossover story. 💗💓📚📺

2021-03-23: Want to read: The Writer’s Practice by John Warner 📚

2021-03-22: I’m finishing up my PhD this May! I have a lot of possibilities for what’s next; I would …

2021-03-22: It's spring and my dissertation is submitted! Let's do all the things! It feels like submitting my dissertation has freed up an immense amount of space in my head and …

2021-03-21: Want to read: When Women Invented Television by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong 📚

2021-03-18: 4yo: What are you defending? Me: My dissertation. 4yo: Why do you have to defend it? Me:

2021-03-18: Friend: I was thinking like I needed to get in my 10,000 hours and be an expert. Me: The 10,000 …

2021-03-17: Here’s a proposed title for my memoir, inspired by me being aggressively helped at a friend …

2021-03-17: You know that thing where you’ve pursued something long enough that now you’ve pretty …

2021-03-17: Debating with myself about regalia since I’m not going to an in-person ceremony. Definitely …

2021-03-16: “The academy is not designed to accommodate women, families, or the demands of modern …

2021-03-16: “[The graduate program] hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a laser focus …

2021-03-16: “Lives matter more than careers. Focus on building the life you want rather than pursuing the …

2021-03-16: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal 📚

2021-03-16: 🔖 What are we folding when we are folding laundry in quarantine is a beautiful poem by Sarah Ruhl. …

2021-03-16: 🔖 I love this take. I’d love to see it even more fleshed out: WandaVision Is Basically a …

2021-03-16: Apparently it’s going to be an up-every-two-hours kind of night.

2021-03-15: SAVE THE DATE! My dissertation defense is set for April 14th from 1 - 3 pm. It will be held via …

2021-03-12: Sewing is not going great because my machine is old and unhelpful and difficult to find a manual …

2021-03-12: I threaded a needle and pulled up the bobbin thread! 🧵

2021-03-12: I wound a bobbin! 🧵

2021-03-11: Taking a mini-spring break over UNC’s Wellness Days & the weekend, including bailing on …

2021-03-09: No YOU meant to go to bed an hour ago but got distracted by online window-shopping for sewing …

2021-03-09: I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent my finished, formatted dissertation to my advisor, who will …

2021-03-08: We are now at the “Watch Studio Ghibli instead of PBS Kids” stage of the pandemic. 🍿

2021-03-08: In the process of scheduling and thought to myself I should be sure to invite my Grandmomma. 😢

2021-03-07: Catching up on MCU. My favorite parts of Daredevil S2 are when Matt Murdock & Frank Castle have …

2021-03-06: Me, justifying my discussion chapter to the committee in my head: It’s only 1/3 of a …

2021-03-06: I may have finished my discussion chapter. I definitely sent it off to my advisor.

2021-03-05: Discussion section: behind the scenes [Alt text: A piece of paper showing a black and white diagram …

2021-03-05: Wrote ~1200 words. Time for a cake break! 🍰 Oh no, there’s no cake! Time for a donut break! 🍩

2021-03-05: Today’s writing music: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Original Soundtrack SQUARE ENIX MUSIC

2021-03-05: Me, this morning: Sure buddy, I’ll find those missing toys for you! Me, after taking …

2021-03-04: I’m thisclose to requesting submissions for a WandaVision digital zine. To be edited AFTER I …

2021-03-04: As long as I defend before the semester is over I’m good. On the off chance my post-defense …

2021-03-04: Today: Day 3 of garbage sleep. Empathetically worried about funding for the PhD cohorts coming up …

2021-03-04: 🔖 This piece about WandaVision & fan theories has me musing on the difference between trying to …

2021-03-04: 🔖 This piece about WandaVision and fan theories has me thinking about fannish meta and where it …

2021-03-04: Finishing my PhD & launching information consulting has me basically pretending I’m Dr. …

2021-03-03: You know how sometimes you serendipitously learn about a theoretical framework that’s going to …

2021-03-03: My kid woke me up an hour early and I added ~1500 words to my discussion chapter today, plus pulled …

2021-03-03: Want to read: How Humans Learn by Joshua R. Eyler 📚

2021-03-03: Want to read: The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey 📚

2021-03-03: Today in the Hundred Acre Wood: Piglet might have the coronavirus but he’s asymptomatic; Pooh, …

2021-03-03: I’ll say this (among other things) for being a part-time stay-at-home mom/part-time scholar: …

2021-03-03: I remember when MCU fans were clamoring for WandaVision to reveal its big bad already & Ashley …

2021-03-02: Is there anything more attractive than an attractive person writing a grant application & …

2021-03-02: 🔖 These images of comic book heroes redrawn to have average body types are fascinating from a …

2021-03-02: 🔖 Check out Riana Mckeith’s period-appropriate cartoon homages to WandaVision. So great! It …

2021-03-01: I just reviewed my advisor’s notes on the first 6 chapters of my dissertation (Intro, 2 Lit …

2021-03-01: What I’m learning from the MCU (caught up on WandaVision & currently watching Agents of …

2021-03-01: There are a lot of hard moments as a parent. I tend to share moments like this: M. quietly building …

2021-03-01: Want to read: Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science by Anna Reser and Leila McNeill 📚

2021-03-01: Trusting my (book blogging) intuition Fourteen years ago, I started a book blog - or, as I called it at the time, a reading journal. I …

2021-02-27: Just finished the introduction to SUCCEEDING OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY. Excited to read the rest. It seems …

2021-02-26: I woke up with a migraine today. I’ve had enough caffeine that it’s significantly …

2021-02-26: Do I know anybody who works in youth services in the Wake County Public Libraries? If you do, will …

2021-02-26: I may have added, um, 40 pages (mostly quotes and tables) to my findings chapter in revision…

2021-02-25: Okay. I finished pulling quotes from the last interview. I was like, “Cool! Time to move on to …

2021-02-25: Only one interview left to pull quotes from for my findings chapter and then I can move on to the …

2021-02-24: Just updated my Fan Studies in LIS page to include some scholars I met at FSNNA20!

2021-02-24: OKAY. I finished pulling quotes from that giant and awesome interview. Three more interviews left to …

2021-02-24: It’s a good day for lying on a hammock and listening to an audiobook. 📷

2021-02-23: Hello today I think my ideal job would be to read books and then write essays (not straight up …

2021-02-23: I’m writing through a migraine right now. I have this one participant interview that’s …

2021-02-23: I finished reading Mona Awad’s BUNNY last night. I can’t even write a review of it …

2021-02-22: Finished reading: Bunny by Mona Awad 📚

2021-02-22: My current writing process: mine one interview for quotes. Read a chapter of BUNNY by Mona Awad. …

2021-02-22: Finished reading: Keep Going by Austin Kleon 📚

2021-02-22: I should hang this Austin Kleon drawing from p. 165 of KEEP GOING up in my home office. …

2021-02-21: “Art Monsters are not necessary or glamorous and they are not to be condoned, pardoned, or …

2021-02-19: Just gonna give up all other pursuits and devote my life to writing Muppet Show friendfic from now …

2021-02-19: I have so many happy Muppet Show feelings. Every time Fozzie is on screen my brain almost literally …

2021-02-19: The latest episode of WandaVision has given me a new cosplay goal… 📺

2021-02-19: Give Kathryn Hahn an Emmy. 📺

2021-02-19: 🔖 This is a library that is also a theater. I want to go to there.

2021-02-18: Want to read: Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South by Regina Bradley 📚

2021-02-17: Sent off my methodology chapter today. It only needed a little revision, mostly moving stuff from it …

2021-02-17: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler) sings the theme song for the new Muppet Babies. This …

2021-02-16: I’m actually enjoying messing around on the Internet for a while and some water started …

2021-02-16: Hello! I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent a theory chapter off to my advisor. You should be …

2021-02-16: 🔖 If you love beautiful writing with a wistful vibe, you should be reading Jess Zimmerman’s …

2021-02-15: 🔖 Y’all, Sir Ian McKellen has been blogging about his work since he started working on …

2021-02-15: 🔖 Go read what Tim Carmody has to say about two songs from “The Muppet Movie”. I’m …

2021-02-15: “Wellness” day #1: Wrote ~1700 words for my dissertation, outlined the methods section …

2021-02-15: Here are some things I’m not interested in: content marketing lead magnets analytics …

2021-02-14: 🔖 The spellbinding history of cheese and witchcraft is the witchy content I didn’t know I …

2021-02-14: I’m so psyched to read all the articles fan studies scholars are going to write about …

2021-02-14: Doing more lurking/replying than posting rn. I’ve blocked Twitter on my phone. It redirects me …

2021-02-14: Want to read: Bookish Broads by Lauren Marino 📚

2021-02-13: Want to read: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman 📚

2021-02-11: I added >1000 words to the theory chapter of my dissertation today. I’ve still a ways to …

2021-02-10: 🔖 One option the New York Times didn’t mention in their piece about keeping a digital …

2021-02-10: It was kind of fun to see one of my drama professors from undergrad in M. L. Rio’s …

2021-02-10: Finished reading: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio 📚

2021-02-10: 🔖 This deep-dive into fans reverse-engineering knitwear like Bernie’s mittens & the fourth …

2021-02-10: 🔖 Jess Zimmerman’s latest Dead Channel compares the old Internet to Faerie & tackles what …

2021-02-09: Got about 500 words written today. Hoping to go faster moving forward. I slept poorly last night and …

2021-02-09: I’ve been low-key reading all the tie-in comics for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in release …

2021-02-09: Want to read: Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee 📚

2021-02-08: Making progress on both dissertation & assistantship today. Beginning to feel like I might get …

2021-02-08: 🔖 My granddaddy got his Ed. D. in 1972 and I just found the record for his dissertation in the UF …

2021-02-08: Writing that theory chapter…

2021-02-08: We went to the NC Museum of Art Park as a family Saturday. It was a really nice change of pace from …

2021-02-06: In case you’re following along, this morning the impostor syndrome was so bad I could feel it …

2021-02-05: 🔖 Highly recommended: Library Ambience Sounds for Studying / Relaxing White Noise.

2021-02-05: Okay. Reorganized my work and my thinking and feeling better about my ability to be the kind of …

2021-02-05: New plans for this afternoon: Eat. Cry. Get back to work.

2021-02-05: I feel like Charlie in Flowers for Algernon, knowing he used to be smart. I think, “Remember …

2021-02-05: Every once in a while early Sesame Street drops in a random Carol Burnett segment and it brings me …

2021-02-05: 🔖 In Back-Talking The Tone Police: Book People Are Not Your Enemy, Tika Vateri says all the things I …

2021-02-04: Y’all RiffTrax is doing a Star Trek: Generations watch along tonight and if my kid is asleep …

2021-02-04: The pandemic is making my brain not. Dissertating during a pandemic is not easy. Maintaining concentration is a real challenge. Before …

2021-02-04: Hello! Today I’m (not) enjoying some musculoskeletal pain. How are things with you?

2021-02-03: Me: reviews dissertation feedback and writes down 5 questions for meeting tomorrow w/advisor & …

2021-02-03: Great question from Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) that it’d help me if you answer: What do I do …

2021-02-03: I have so many thoughts about information literacy and they’re so timely. It would be …

2021-02-02: I’m reading IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M. L. Rio & it does this interesting thing where you …

2021-02-02: I’m doing a daily tarot pull starting today. Four cards popped out of the deck at me today. …

2021-02-02: Me: Why is my neck hurting? Child: climbs on my neck Me: Oh.

2021-02-01: Every night I lie in my kid’s bed until he falls asleep and every night I wish someone would …

2021-01-31: I’ve got that sweet, sweet book hangover where you finish reading and then look around and …

2021-01-31: Finished reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 📚

2021-01-31: I’m having to remind myself that the reason a 2 yr ethnographic dissertation I’m reading …

2021-01-29: GENTLE WRITING ADVICE: You could write some words sometime if you feel like it, but if you’re …

2021-01-29: The model for a dissertation defense in my head is still f2f. When I try to envision my inevitable …

2021-01-29: 🔖 I am a Book Person. I don’t love the shots this piece takes at Book People, but I appreciate …

2021-01-28: Just got “Wait, you’re KIBA?” for the first time in several years and it still …

2021-01-28: Anything that restores you isn’t a waste of time.

2021-01-27: If I have any friends/followers diagnosed with hEDS or HSD who would be willing to talk with me …

2021-01-27: How are you holding up? Here's what's up with me. How are you holding up? Are you holding up? I have a headache today. I really want to write about …

2021-01-27: Hi. I’m Kimberly, and everything you need to know about me can be summed up by the fact that …

2021-01-26: Just over here having an anxiety attack about taking my car to the mechanic for some routine work …

2021-01-25: If somebody could get on replacing Larry in “Pinky & the Brain & Larry” with …

2021-01-25: It’s here! Yay! #AcademicTarot @CoyoteAndBones

2021-01-25: 🔖 The Power of German Playwright Bertholt Brecht’s V-Effekt: Oliver Mayer discusses the connection …

2021-01-25: 🔖 What’s Behind the Label ‘Domestic Fiction‘?: Soledad Fox Maura writes about why we need to …

2021-01-24: 🔖 An old piece that the Rec Center brought to my attention: How Writing Fanfic Introduced Me To …

2021-01-24: Finished reading: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan 📚

2021-01-23: 📺 Ugh, Dr. Pulaski is the worst. 🖖

2021-01-23: 🔖 I continue to be proud of my city: Durham Moves to Protect Residents Against Natural Hair …

2021-01-23: Want to read: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein 📚

2021-01-23: Finished reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan 📚

2021-01-22: Putting the person back in my personal website I kind of want to put the person back in my personal website. Not that it isn’t personal - …

2021-01-22: 🔖I went into reading this expecting a fluff piece. I came out of it with a reminder of the spiritual …

2021-01-22: 🔖This interview is extremely validating! Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise …

2021-01-21: Who has two thumbs and just applied to be a Star Wars librarian for the summer? This Kimberly!

2021-01-21: 🔖 Gaby has curated an amazing collection of Bernie memes. The Beetlejuice and Clerks ones are my …

2021-01-21: Last “What’s next?” question! If you’d like to help, please complete this …

2021-01-20: I’ve just finished creating my dissertation revisions matrix. Only 41 comments! Granted, one …

2021-01-20: What’s next? Part 2! If you’d like to help, please complete this sentence: “I …

2021-01-20: 🔖Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark: 2020 was supposed to be the year I got back into …

2021-01-19: 🔖 The Deep Sadness of Marvel’s WandaVision: This is the kind of WandaVision thinkpiece I want. 📺

2021-01-19: We are now at the stage of the pandemic/coup/grief process where I decide that I attended a single …

2021-01-19: I only just realized that to understand how information literacy has been conceptualized over time, …

2021-01-19: Getting real vulnerable! Want to help me plan for what’s next? Complete this statement: …

2021-01-19: Why yes, I am prioritizing #MuppetTwitter today.

2021-01-19: If Buffy Summers were real she’d be 40 years old today.

2021-01-19: Here’s my personal affirmation for the foreseeable future: DO WHAT I CAN, WHEN I CAN.

2021-01-18: Okay TNG friends. I made it through “Skin of Evil.” It’s all uphill from here …

2021-01-18: HEY I DID A THING! It was for my assistantship and not my dissertation but still. YAY ME!

2021-01-18: I put in a grocery order so now it’s time to crochet and watch TNG, yeah? I woke up this …

2021-01-17: Novel I’m reading: includes chapter that is just the text of an imaginary academic journal …

2021-01-17: Well my grandmother must have really crossed over, in my own estimation anyway, because I just woke …

2021-01-17: I'm still grieving my grandmother and I don't feel like doing anything. It’s been two weeks and a day since my grandmother died, and I don’t feel like doing …

2021-01-17: 🔖 In “The Black Casting Choices in BRIDGERTON Were…A Choice”, Jessica Pryde explains the …

2021-01-15: 🔖 This is really cool. I hope that in addition to making it possible for scholarship recipients to …

2021-01-15: I wonder how much of my lingering 90s cyberutopianism is because I forget the internet is not …

2021-01-15: 📺 I know the consensus is that Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation is Not Good, but I find a …

2021-01-14: I crack up every time M. & I watch the Emotions episode of Storybots Super Songs because a kid …

2021-01-13: I’m pretty sure Kermit the Frog is my oldest friend.

2021-01-11: This morning M. told me, “I’m not an architologyist,” and when I asked what an …

2021-01-10: 📺 Me, a former educator, watching the new Saved by the Bell: This is really good, but I feel like …

2021-01-08: 📺 I’ve been watching Bridgerton & aside from the obvious fact that Lady Danbury & …

2021-01-07: My kid is pulling toys out of bins and saying what they are… “Spider-Man’s car, a …

2021-01-05: I look like I’m dicking around on my phone but really I’m despairing about the future.

2021-01-05: 🔖🍿 The Wonder Woman Movies Have a Women Problem A great analysis with ideas for how Wonder Woman …

2021-01-05: I’m officially Not Okay: I just created a new WordPress install for a new website I’ve …

2021-01-05: How am I only just now realizing that the Holodeck is a very high tech LARP environment?

2021-01-05: Apparently this week I’m going to be awake at night and sleep in the afternoon. Cool cool …

2021-01-04: I might also read more Dawn of X and play Two Dots.

2021-01-04: Hello. I want to want to do things but I do not want to do things, so I will be alternating between …

2021-01-04: I really did not spend this holiday “break” how I expected to, and now all I can do is …

2021-01-04: Which stage of grief is the not-sleeping-because-you-are-contemplating-your-own-denial one? My …

2021-01-03: Probably gonna cry thanks to the crushing weight of (gesturing at the world) all this, and I’m …

2021-01-03: 🍿 Watched Wonder Woman 1984. Was it flawless? No. Did the fact that it was a Wonder Woman movie and …

2021-01-02: My grandmother Nita died this morning. She loved us all so much and always welcomed us to her home, …

2021-01-01: 🔖 Tips for Starting a Bookstagram: Getting started in the bookish corner of Instagram can be …

2021-01-01: Currently reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan 📚

2021-01-01: Want to read: The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century …

2021-01-01: Want to read: Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman 📚

2020-12-31: Me at 5 am: It’s fine, I’ll take a nap this afternoon. Me at 5 pm: Why would I nap when …

2020-12-31: 2020 Year-in-Review & 2021 Word of the First Quarter I just re-read my 2019 Year-in-Review & 2020 Word of the Year blog post, published a little over …

2020-12-31: 🔖 Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020: disheartening, but not surprising.

2020-12-31: 🔖 Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped Us Get Through 2020 - Roguelikes reflect not only the …

2020-12-31: Here are my goals for 2021: Learn about pain management & find pain management that works for …

2020-12-31: Want to read: Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt 📚

2020-12-30: 📚 Friends, there are at least two modern retellings of Jane Eyre coming out this year: The Wife …

2020-12-29: 🔖 Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us I will never not appreciate Ed Yong.

2020-12-29: 🔖 The Vaccine Rollout’s Known Knowns and More In Zeynep Tufecki’s Insight newsletter, …

2020-12-29: 🔖 The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable I don’t have a word for how this article …

2020-12-29: Time to crowdsource a tagline! I’m going to start calling myself a Consulting …

2020-12-28: More dark academia books! The Lessons, Naomi Alderman The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis Possession, A. …

2020-12-28: Me to W: You know how you sometimes for fun you give people advice on research design in a Fan …

2020-12-28: Want to read: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas 📚

2020-12-28: Want to read: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth 📚

2020-12-28: I bought myself a Theracane and it’s not arriving until Thursday. I’m really looking …

2020-12-27: Currently reading: The Iliad by Homer; Caroline Alexander (translator) 📚

2020-12-27: 🗯️ Read Lore Olympus episodes 1 - 10. Gorgeous art, fun characterization, planning to keep going.

2020-12-27: 🎮 Currently playing Hades on Nintendo Switch. Been coveting this for a while, so when W. suggested …

2020-12-27: I’m still obsessed with Dark Academia. Here are some books I’ve read or will read that …

2020-12-27: Currently reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 📚

2020-12-26: Living with chronic illness is really hard and I don’t like it.

2020-12-26: 🔖Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again via @Miraz Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again …

2020-12-26: 🔖 How Literary Female Friendships Shaped the Fiction Market This piece by Sarah Lonsdale describes the kind of literary friendship I fantasize about having. Who …

2020-12-25: Also, I don’t know who in the SNL writers' room is a mom, but solidarity, friend.

2020-12-25: To those of you who celebrate Christmas and have children, I hope your kids' joy offsets your …

2020-12-24: I have so many thoughts on Jingle Jangle! This article about how the movie centers Black Girl Magic …

2020-12-24: Netflix: 22 minutes left in Jingle Jangle! Me: 😭🥺💗💞💗🥺😭

2020-12-24: Jingle Jangle: has huge climactic sequence with positive resolution Netflix time bar: shows 36 …

2020-12-23: Today has been the kind of day where you lie down on the floor after wrapping the Christmas presents …

2020-12-23: One song into Jingle Jangle and I’m aching for more R&B musicals - originals, not juke box …

2020-12-23: The results of this Spotify-evaluating AI are hilarious. Enya + The Lonely Island are peak Kimberly …

2020-12-22: My child: “I learned a valuable lesson today.” W: “What’s that, …

2020-12-22: Rachel Reichenbach’s Why your Instagram Engagement Kinda Sucks Right Now explains so much. I …

2020-12-21: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 2 📚

2020-12-21: My Reading Year 2020 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which has nothing to do with any gift-giving related …

2020-12-21: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 1 📚

2020-12-20: Finished reading: Powers of X # 1 - 6 📚

2020-12-20: Finished reading: House of X # 1 - 6 📚

2020-12-19: Current status: https://partlynn.tumblr.com/post/186963632813/artpigeons-tragicallybeautifultiger

2020-12-18: Elizabeth Minkel’s The Year of Loving Things Again, published in December 2017, resonates …

2020-12-18: I don’t want to spoil The Mandalorian finale much, so I’ll just say that technology used …

2020-12-18: My Most Memorable Christmas Presents from Childhood I’m really on a break now - had my last business-ish meeting yesterday, no Zoom calls …

2020-12-17: Sufganiyot! Easy jelly donut recipe from The Nosher.

2020-12-17: I have been having this problem all week where I sit down and then I need to eat but eating would …

2020-12-16: At Literary Mama, Victoria Livingstone writes about how the tasks of motherhood that “cannot …

2020-12-15: Crocheting while watching Clone Wars is very pleasant.

2020-12-15: I’m experimenting with using Notion for weekly and daily planning. I put my most important …

2020-12-14: Got myself a Hanukkah present from Everyday Magic & it arrived today. Rededication body butter …

2020-12-14: Okay but what if a manatee had a narwhal tusk.

2020-12-13: 🔖 Laurie Penny’s WIRED piece about falling in love over Zoom is one of the most hopeful things …

2020-12-13: 🔖 This NPR piece about keeping warm and embracing wintry outdoor adventures is exactly the kind of …

2020-12-11: Just a little light reading from sister.is on the first day of my break from my dissertation.

2020-12-11: Baby’s first latkes. (I am the baby in question, and it’s my first time making them, not …

2020-12-11: The dissertation revision nightmares have started, so, that’s cool.

2020-12-10: So what I learned from Disney Investors Day is that Muppets Now is probably the last Muppets content …

2020-12-10: Dissertation Draft Finished + Pandemic Parenting and My Body I sent off the introduction chapter for my dissertation to my advisor a few minutes ago. I also …

2020-12-10: That feeling when you decide to cut a big chunk of your outline out of your dissertation intro …

2020-12-09: Want to read: The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel 📚

2020-12-09: I really enjoyed reading this piece about Star Wars stormtrooper strategy & tactics, which is …

2020-12-08: This is just to say I have eaten the kisses that looked like Santa hats and which I said I was …

2020-12-08: Instead of the usual fullscreen symbol, the PBS Kids website video player has a circle with the word …

2020-12-07: Household division of labor: W - cooks, cleans, does yardwork, generates 80% of household income, …

2020-12-07: I’m really hung up on how nothing is neutral and every decision, intentionally or not, is …

2020-12-07: If you’re into it, Star Wars is pretty much the ultimate in comfort media, so I’m going …

2020-12-07: The Imagined Academia and How I Still Love It I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I’ve spent my whole …

2020-12-06: You know when you are writing and then ideas start flowing and words come out of you expressing …

2020-12-06: I am so close to done with my discussion chapter with almost 3 hours of childcare left to go! Time …

2020-12-06: Finished reading: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 📚

2020-12-04: When you’re pretty much secular, but descended from 2 faith traditions and mostly just really …

2020-12-04: I'm Jew-ish, but not Jewish. I know Hanukkah is not a major religious holiday. But my connection with Jewish heritage and culture …

2020-12-03: Making stuff is a vulnerable act. The end of a PhD is a weird time, especially if you don’t have your eyes set on the …

2020-12-03: I’m just gonna buy 8 matching purple sweatsuits and say I’m cosplaying as Kate Bishop …

2020-12-03: Pretending that signing up for texts from Zooey Deschanel’s community.com number is the same …

2020-12-02: Updated my now page!

2020-12-02: I am not a piece of 💩 and neither are you. Austin Kleon says to write the book you want to read. If I were to write a book in this moment - …

2020-12-02: Check me out with my #wipwednesday. This is the beginning of the Habitat Cardigan. Lion Brand …

2020-12-01: This is how my year sounded on @Spotify. Get your 2020 Wrapped now #2020Wrapped …

2020-12-01: I'm pressing publish every day with Leonie. I woke up this morning to an email in my inbox from Leonie Dawson’s newsletter, sharing that …

2020-11-30: Reading Chani Nicholas’s *You Were Born for This" and only tearing up a little at the …

2020-11-30: You, a reasonable person: Don’t you have a dissertation to finish? Me, a Kimberly: Okay but …

2020-11-30: Okay okay but hear me out: what if you ALSO watched the OLD Animaniacs on Hulu?

2020-11-30: What’s a weird skill you have that you will possibly never use again? I’m REALLY good at …

2020-11-30: I wrote a page in my Discussion/Conclusions chapter! YAY ME! (Turns out trying to move discussions …

2020-11-30: Present Kimberly is over here agonizing about the discussion piece of her dissertation. Meanwhile, …

2020-11-29: Holidays are lovely but I have to give myself time to recover after them. (The thing about having …

2020-11-28: My kid just explained to me an imaginary informational text he has that explains why Grinches …

2020-11-26: I’m 20 minutes into Happiest Season and it is every bit as cute as I thought it would be, …

2020-11-26: Oh right. Knitting stresses me out. Better for re-learning when I have the bandwidth for something …

2020-11-26: I think it’s time for me to re-learn to knit. I find myself craving the kinds of textures that …

2020-11-26: I have only dabbled in Horse Girlery, but I’m delighted by Polygon’s Horse Girl Canon. …

2020-11-25: It’s happening.

2020-11-25: I’m super thankful for my fellow doc students, who today have dropped off a laser printer and …

2020-11-25: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs …

2020-11-25: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs …

2020-11-25: My advisor just said “Let’s enjoy our time off!” which is code for “Stop …

2020-11-24: Worn down to a nub from moming. Retreating to bed. Definitely going to sleep, NOT to watch The …

2020-11-24: My kid just told me I’m “very proper” because I want him to “put on all the …

2020-11-23: Me: Okay, I’m going to finish reading Frankenstein. W: Didn’t you finish reading that …

2020-11-23: I'm having trouble with my dissertation discussion. My goal for November’s #AcWriMo was to write the discussion chapter for my dissertation. After …

2020-11-22: Finished reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 📚

2020-11-22: My household will be celebrating the Yule Book Flood this year. I can’t afford to buy everyone …

2020-11-21: Bare tree branches against a clear blue sky remind me of lace.

2020-11-20: On some level, THE MANDALORIAN really is just about parenting a young child. “Don’t eat …

2020-11-20: Want to read: Ruinsong by Julia Ember 📚

2020-11-20: Just got an email inviting me to join a network of patient influencers because I’m active in …

2020-11-20: I’m happy to have new Animaniacs and I’m also happy to have old Animaniacs.

2020-11-20: My kid woke me up at the wrong moment in my sleep cycle and I’m pretty sure I’m going to …

2020-11-19: When writing is both scholarly and beautiful, that’s a sweet spot.

2020-11-18: WHERE DID NOVEMBER GO?

2020-11-18: Just cleaned the 15+ yrs of storage gunk (not too bad really) off my sewing machine. EXCITEMENT!

2020-11-18: Say what you will about screen time, when my kid and I binge-watch remote library storytimes he gets …

2020-11-17: No YOU’RE spending too much time looking at vintage tartan and/or velvet blazers on Etsy.

2020-11-17: But before I go I’m just going to say that listening to my genius husband present about …

2020-11-17: Today, because we’re on migraine day 3, I’m looking for scientific evidence that when I …

2020-11-17: Welcome to Kimberly’s Migraine Day 3, brought to you by Lowered Estrogen and Serotonin!

2020-11-17: You ever watch a rom-com & forget the characters don’t know they’re in a rom-com? …

2020-11-16: Y’all I am so scared about this current COVID surge. I haven’t had a real strong COVID …

2020-11-16: Tonight my kid requested a bedtime story about @emilyvgordon & @kumailn’s cat, Bagel, and …

2020-11-16: Y’all, the Rockapella Holiday album is… different than I expected.

2020-11-16: I coded an interview with a migraine. Aren’t you impressed?

2020-11-15: This thread terrifies me. It's looking like we've turned the corner at my house, so I'm going to …

2020-11-15: Okay spoiler for Dash & Lily I guess but I have so much empathy for all the worried adults in …

2020-11-15: I just finished episode 2 of Dash & Lily (which, just like the book, I love) and spent WAY too …

2020-11-14: Our family has been exploring our playgroundless city parks. Today we went to Sandy Creek Park, …

2020-11-14: Want to read: a tumblr book by Allison McCracken, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, and Indira Neill …

2020-11-13: Put Bert & Ernie Sing-Along on while my kid was in the bath this morning and we’re …

2020-11-13: Added details to my discussion chapter outline, input new code system into data analysis software, …

2020-11-13: It’s possible I am putting way too much thought into this discussion chapter.

2020-11-13: I did what I wanted during my PhD and I regret nothing. Six months ago today, Inger Mewburn published the post, Where I call bullshit on the way we do the …

2020-11-13: Listen. If you want to get a jump on the winter holidays now with decorations and baking, I say go …

2020-11-12: Brain fog has returned but I got the kid to sit next to me instead of on me and squeezed in 5+ pages …

2020-11-12: Kimberly problems: when your brain fog lifts enough for you to read scholarship but you can’t …

2020-11-12: What do you think are my areas of expertise?

2020-11-11: The burnout is real. From September 8 to October 2, I attended a virtual dissertation writing boot camp. I have childcare …

2020-11-11: The more I go nowhere and do nothing, the more money I spend on books… Which is why …

2020-11-11: All 3 Roger Rabbit shorts are on Disney+, this is not a drill.

2020-11-10: Everything hurts but it’s too hot to wear my “everything hurts” sweatshirt: the …

2020-11-10: Current status: counting “figuring out which book will tell me how to write my discussion …

2020-11-10: Bunnies and fishes at For Garden’s Sake.

2020-11-10: Put on my podcast for M, who likes to listen to “the Mommy Podcast” and he said, …

2020-11-10: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze Episode 3 - Teacher's Pet It’s here! The long-awaited all-librarian episode of my Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast! …

2020-11-09: I’m reasonably well-rested today and yet my brain still just… won’t.

2020-11-09: W & M were drawing boats so I drew mine but 1. I had to make it a shape I could sit in and 2. …

2020-11-08: I just took a minute to call my dad to see how he’s doing in the wake of Alex Trebek’s …

2020-11-07: Let’s keep working to make the unpocalypse happen.

2020-11-06: W. is reading The Magic Treehouse to M. Morgan le Fay: Most people call me an enchantress, but …

2020-11-06: I’ve updated my bullet journal & I think that’s my work for today. I’m giving …

2020-11-06: What if moving forward we took the energy people say we should spend on courting voters in whatever …

2020-11-05: Y’all getting any work done today, or no? I did one thing for my assistantship and made the …

2020-11-04: The comedic possibilities are inherent.

2020-11-04: I feel great affinity for the Mandalorian, because, like him, I am usually accompanied on my …

2020-11-04: My plan for coping for… oh, the rest of my life… is to read books and make stuff. Want …

2020-11-03: Finished reading: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon 📚

2020-11-02: Finished reading: Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by …

2020-11-02: You know what isn’t great for my mental well-being as a student? Taking a required 45 minute …

2020-11-01: Logging off Twitter tonight and don’t expect to be back for a while… Will still …

2020-10-30: Blown away by Flow’s ability to get a piece on Cottagecore out while it’s still a thing. …

2020-10-30: Hey guess what, just submitted a THIRD chapter to my advisor! Worth noting that all of these have …

2020-10-29: Do you feel like you need a nap even after the most energizing of video calls? How do y’all …

2020-10-28: Hello I am Kimberly and I have now sent 2 completed chapter drafts to my advisor and expect to send …

2020-10-28: I joined some Discord servers related to my research interests and now my phone feels like the …

2020-10-28: 📚💬 “I’m a 21st-century American woman; I don’t have enough faith to covet anything …

2020-10-28: Feeling cute on a high-pain day. Not going to take it for granted.

2020-10-27: I just uploaded my #FSNNA20 poster, “Where’d You Get Those Nightcrawler Hands? The …

2020-10-27: One challenge with my research interests related to academic publishing is that a lot of them are …

2020-10-27: Co-star gets me. [Image reads “Your heart is a book."]

2020-10-26: I’m very cranky today. I don’t like it. I don’t like who I feel like I am when I …

2020-10-25: Been trying to figure out who to cosplay for my dissertation defense. Needs to be professional, …

2020-10-25: I finished drafting a dissertation chapter (I’ve had 4 almost finished chapters for a couple …

2020-10-25: See this is why we read in the original language if we can: Caesar says the Rhine bends toward Ursa …

2020-10-25: If you’ve been away from Latin for 10+ years but want to return to reading it as a hobby, …

2020-10-24: Things my kid said tonight: “Mommy, you’ll never be a doctor.” 💔 “I’m …

2020-10-23: Finished reading: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 📚

2020-10-23: I think… I think I just don’t enjoy consuming Actual Play content and maybe …

2020-10-22: Okay seriously is anyone keeping any of their shit together right now?

2020-10-22: 📽️ I just finished watching REBECCA on Netflix and it’s… fine. But it’s not …

2020-10-21: Heeeey, just over here psyching myself up to revisit Chapter 11 - Trustworthiness - in Lincoln & …

2020-10-21: Conversation with friends: Tweens - Who’s cute Teen - Who’s dating 20s - Good food 30s - …

2020-10-20: I read this piece & I need a cold shower. Gonna be intense when I finally read CARMILLA. …

2020-10-19: Over at University of Venus, Mary Churchill asks about The Day After: What will you do on November …

2020-10-19: I went to #FSNNA20 and it was awesome. I “went” to the Fan Studies Network North America conference last week. It was awesome. …

2020-10-17: Want to read: Maximizing the Impacts of Academic Research by Jane Tinkler and Patrick Dunleavy 📚

2020-10-17: Want to read: Raising the Resistance A Mother’s Guide to Practical Activism by Farrah …

2020-10-16: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze - Witch I’m experimenting with podcasting about whatever I want. Here’s episode 2 of my Buffy podcast, …

2020-10-16: M & I have been watching Netflix’s Bookmarks today. Grace Byers’s I AM ENOUGH is so …

2020-10-13: If #FSNNA20 were a meatspace conference and I was there, I would not be berating myself for not …

2020-10-13: Just added a note to include as a limitation in my dissertation that my methods don’t capture …

2020-10-12: Dreamed this morning I was at my co-working space w/Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) & he would not stop …

2020-10-12: Portrait of an awesome life partnership: you get the kid down to sleep and then chat in the #FSNNA20 …

2020-10-12: Pleased as can be to be hanging out @ #FSNNA20 this week. You can find me in Discord primarily …

2020-10-12: Is anybody out there managing to be even mediocre at both parenting & working right now? Because …

2020-10-11: Current dissertation status: 4 chapters begun but with holes to fill, 116 pages. 1 chapter …

2020-10-10: 📚 Reading Sarah Kendzior’s (@sarahkendzior) book HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT & had to take a …

2020-10-09: I definitely just handed The Teacher from the Black Lagoon to my kid thinking it was Miss Nelson Is …

2020-10-07: My kid is 4 and I might almost be ready to share my birthing story but not yet. It’s my kid’s birthday today, and thus my birthing day. It’s interesting that the …

2020-10-05: I did a dissertation bootcamp last week and honestly I feel like I need a break. We spent some time …

2020-10-03: Today I learned that my kid’s teacher plays tabletop RPGs. ♥️ (I did not ask her if I could …

2020-10-02: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze - Welcome to the Hellmouth and The Harvest I’m experimenting with podcasting about whatever I want. I’ve got 3 finished episodes of …

2020-10-02: My not-quite-4yo just told me that the famous quote from The New Colossus begins “Give me all …

2020-10-02: Listening to M. & W. play that they are the kids from The Magic Treehouse and have wished their …

2020-10-01: Welcome to October, y’all.

2020-09-30: In recent weeks I have watched all of Sherlock, finished tonight. It was fun, then it wasn’t …

2020-09-30: I’m presenting my virtual poster, “Where’d You Get Those Nightcrawler Hands? The …

2020-09-29: Hello. I am tired and sweaty. Dissertation boot camp is pretty serious. ♥️

2020-09-29: Today is a screaming 3yo day. I love my child and I find his screaming stressful.

2020-09-28: Hello, it’s coffee and chocolate o’clock.

2020-09-28: Dissertation boot camp week: conserving spoons in the morning so I can write hard in the afternoon. …

2020-09-27: Finished reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker 📚

2020-09-26: Everything that one does seems, no matter how right it may be, to bring on the very thing which is …

2020-09-26: Fascinating: Seeing Our Own Reflection in the Birth of the Self-Portrait via Dan Cohen I’ve …

2020-09-25: I’m kind of loving my messy, curly, 38% Ashkenazi hair today. (Image heavily filtered, of …

2020-09-25: I’m worried about Kimberly. Kimberly is tired & overwhelmed. Kimberly has lots of tools to …

2020-09-24: Me: Meh, I guess I should dress professionally for this remote group career coaching session. throws …

2020-09-24: My kid is watching @JimTheLibrarian’s Dinosaur Storytime. Kid said, “Maybe I’ll …

2020-09-23: HELLO I DON’T WANT TO STAY MOTIVATED AND ON TRACK. I WANT TO WALLOW AND READ GOTHIC NOVELS.

2020-09-22: Want to read: Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen 📚

2020-09-21: I ordered a used copy of a paperback that was published in 1969. It was listed as being in good …

2020-09-21: 📚 A morbid longing for the picturesque: Donna Tartt's THE SECRET HISTORY Has a book ever broken you? By that I mean, all books after it suffered in comparison for some …

2020-09-19: If you want to be interesting, you have to be interested. -Austin Kleon, SHOW YOUR WORK, p. 131

2020-09-18: Finished reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt 📚

2020-09-18: I saw the news about Justice Ginsburg while my husband was reading bedtime stories to my son. I felt …

2020-09-17: Want to read: She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh …

2020-09-17: Want to read: Dark Archives by Megan Rosenbloom 📚

2020-09-17: I don’t feel like writing an informative blog post today. It feels like a day for writing …

2020-09-16: W: I would encourage you to have lunch. Me: I will, but right now I’m writing. (Y’ALL. I …

2020-09-16: Please do not ask me how many times my son and I have watched the Courtney 1986 music video from …

2020-09-15: Me to M & W: These days, besides you guys, books are my best friends. W: These days?

2020-09-14: Visualization to help us choose our next steps I was reading some of Jen Polk’s blog archives a while back and came across a post about a …

2020-09-12: I have named my aesthetic and it is witchy sparkle romantigothabilly academia.

2020-09-11: Three flavors of learning I’ve flirted on and off with #100DaysOfCode over the past few years, and always quit when I …

2020-09-10: Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) has created an amazing reading list for grad students and PhDs exploring …

2020-09-10: 15 years of blogging (and 3 reasons I keep going) - Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) writes about why he …

2020-09-10: New profile pic. I think we all knew that a headshot where I look like I dgaf would give way to one …

2020-09-10: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal 📚

2020-09-09: 🔖Lee Skallerup Bessette sums up so much: Just because its hard, doesn’t mean it’s good and when …

2020-09-09: A quick note on MEXICAN GOTHIC 📚 This book is SO GOOD, but I don’t feel I can write a review that does it justice. It is a …

2020-09-09: My first PSL of the season. I waited until Bean Traders had them.

2020-09-08: I was already clued in to post-ac/alt-ac possibilities before beginning my PhD. For some reason, …

2020-09-08: I need to re-write my dissertation proposal, for myself. I’ve been a bit stuck with my dissertation, and only partly due to parenting and chronic …

2020-09-08: Me, browsing Rebecca Schuman’s (@pankisseskafka) website after reading about her in Katie Rose …

2020-09-07: I’m out on timelines and feeds for a while, folks. Taking some time to be really intentional …

2020-09-07: In which I have a mid-life crisis and freak out about schooling as a societal... thing. Woo Dead Poets Society! 📽️ I’ve been pulled deep into Dark Academia’s orbit, because it is the aesthetic I’ve …

2020-09-06: Finished reading: MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 📚

2020-09-06: 📽️ Just finished watching DEAD POETS SOCIETY for the first time in years and now I’m having an …

2020-09-05: My three-almost-four-year-old just said, “When I’m lonesome, my fear grows.”

2020-09-04: World, we had a Pandemic Parenting morning and even though the sources of stress were resolved by …

2020-09-02: Got a ring light, tripod, and bluetooth shutter so of course I had to have a little photo booth fun.

2020-09-02: 📓 Redefining my professional identity: From research assistant to doctoral researcher For the first few years of my doctoral program, I defined myself as a “doctoral student” …

2020-09-01: Sometimes you and a friend come up with a hilarious idea and then a year later your friend executes …

2020-09-01: Had to use the Wayhome Tarot for Lindsay Mack’s Coming Home to Ourselves spread, if course. I, …

2020-09-01: I’m still/again grieving the dissertation I planned and will not get to carry out. Maybe I …

2020-08-31: Becky Albertalli wrote this moving essay about her shifting understanding of her sexuality. The …

2020-08-31: 🔖📚 From Petra Mayer at NPR: Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers Well, …

2020-08-31: 🔖📚 From Megan Mabee at Book Riot: How The Hunger Games Prequel Helped Me Realize I’ve Changed I can …

2020-08-30: 📚 I’m reading MEXICAN GOTHIC and it’s wonderful but every description of the house gets …

2020-08-30: 📽️ I am watching BLACK PANTHER for the first time. The fact that every single Wakandan is awesome is …

2020-08-28: I could use less productivity advice or inspiration and more permission to just be.

2020-08-28: I fell on the basement stairs yesterday and mildly sprained my right ankle. I sprained the left one …

2020-08-28: Pocketed to read later: People of color who craft are done being overlooked as customers and …

2020-08-28: 🎵 Do you think if I listen to Bauhaus for the rest of the day, that will magically make it be …

2020-08-28: My new glasses are the glasses of a woman who has no patience with BS.

2020-08-27: Welp. My whole household hates my new glasses.

2020-08-27: 💻 If you’re wondering what the heck this IndieWeb thing is that I’ve been going on about …

2020-08-27: My new glasses are a little over-the-top, but then, so am I.

2020-08-27: Was just reading the Carolina Friends School Lower School page and saw they use “Ago!” …

2020-08-27: 📓 Semi-structured interviews: Stick to only a few big questions, but leave room for follow-ups One of my responsibilities in the Equity in the Making lab is to create an interview guide that will …

2020-08-27: 📺 M. and I are watching MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and I am reminded of the extent to which …

2020-08-27: I just read “sheltering in place” as “shattering in peace” so now you know …

2020-08-26: Still planning to post at kimberlyhirsh.com and auto-crosspost to Twitter and Tumblr, but not …

2020-08-25: Tracy Deonn's LEGENDBORN: Black Girl Magic, Dark Academia, and Arthuriana ON MY CAMPUS! 📚 Publisher’s Summary: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews …

2020-08-24: 📚 I’ve got about 100 pages left in #LEGENDBORN & won’t write a full review til …

2020-08-24: Reply to Another day in Hellsville: It is a lot. Having caregiving responsibilities adds another …

2020-08-23: Current professional goals: 1. Be a qualitative researcher. (I am now, but I think I would like to …

2020-08-23: How did it take me until just now to consciously verbalize the fact that THE SECRET GARDEN is a …

2020-08-21: The internet has been full of productivity-in-a-pandemic advice for months and I’m over it. I …

2020-08-20: I have become super enamored of the #darkacademia aesthetic, but being in actual academia, this is …

2020-08-20: Teen, new adult, and undergrad librarians, let me introduce you to your new best friend: the …

2020-08-20: 📚 17/31 THE ONE WHERE I RUIN YOUR CHILDHOOD by Daniel Crocker. Excerpt from “C is for Cookie”: “You …

2020-08-19: Hi. I don’t feel like it today, and it’s okay if you don’t feel like it either. …

2020-08-18: I'm done with exfoliants and goals. #TeamLowBar Recently, I squeezed some of my Shea Moisture African Black Soap Soothing Body Wash on a washcloth …

2020-08-18: We share our hot takes in order that we may refine them: Makerspaces should consider sewing …

2020-08-18: I did more #motherscholar-ing this morning, saying things like “I would do a visual analysis …

2020-08-18: A refinement of my earlier hot take: a sewing machine with a zigzag stitch should be considered …

2020-08-18: Hot take: A serger should be assumed basic equipment in every makerspace. 🧵

2020-08-18: Switching all my wallpapers to this “Keep going. You’re doing great.” wallpaper by …

2020-08-17: In case you need some very trivial but good news today: After a LOT of work, it seems like maybe …

2020-08-17: Anybody know of somebody doing research on makerspaces specifically located in schools of education? …

2020-08-17: Hear me out: A first-year experience librarian [PDF], but for grad students.

2020-08-17: Help me #TeamLowBar, I set my low bar too high!

2020-08-17: Want to read: Craftfulness by Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin 📚🧵🧶

2020-08-16: 📚 16/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL, THERE WERE MOUNTAINS by Blake Hackler. Excerpt from “On The Other Side”: …

2020-08-16: I’ve got all the pieces of my sewing machine, my sewing basket, 2 sewing books, and 2 sewing …

2020-08-15: I think my aesthetic is that I’m the librarian at the boarding school all the dark academia …

2020-08-15: 📚 15/31 PORTAGE by Sarah Ann Winn. Excerpt from “Alma”: “Gorge of girl, shaped by erosion, gorgeous, …

2020-08-15: Here’s the truth about life, kids: not one of us has it figured out. Every person who looks …

2020-08-15: 📚 14/31 SEED, STAR, SONG by May Chong. Excerpt from “Tembeling”: “The new …

2020-08-15: 📚 13/31 MOTHER IS THE NAME FOR GOD by Judith Kingston. Excerpt from “III. Pentheus, My Son: “I …

2020-08-14: My glasses broke. No advice needed: there’s no easy fix. I ordered 2 pair so that when this …

2020-08-14: Did some very strong #motherscholar-ing this morning, simultaneously joining a meeting on branding …

2020-08-13: I used to keep this circlet in my office for days when I needed a boost. It might become my …

2020-08-13: I have all my best ideas around 3 AM.

2020-08-12: 📚 12/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL by Jennifer Jackson Berry. Excerpt: “the boy will be stiff if & only …

2020-08-12: Because I am both a qualitative researcher and a web developer, when I see people talk about …

2020-08-12: Time to take Count Rugen’s advice. via GIPHY

2020-08-12: How Daddy types vs how Mommy types, according to my very observant child.

2020-08-12: 🔖 Here’s a study that combines my loves for qualitative coding, comedy, and tween media: More …

2020-08-11: 📚 11/31 NEGOTIATING WITH OBJECTS by Lisa M Cole. Excerpt from “After the Ever-Glow”: …

2020-08-11: Help I took a Zoom meeting in bed and now I don’t want to get up.

2020-08-11: What I'm excited about today: public scholarship and #SocSciComm 📓 Today, I’m excited about: The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship the first …

2020-08-11: My kid is really getting into hygge.

2020-08-10: 📚 10/31 BOTTOMLAND by Erin Elkins Radcliffe. #TheSealeyChallenge

2020-08-10: 🔖2015 Kimberly would be SO EXCITED about this article: ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Using …

2020-08-10: 📓 It’s the first day of class! I’ve been done with coursework since the end of 2017, but …

2020-08-10: 🔖From Pat Thomson, the ‘later on’ PhD …what the professional usually wants from …

2020-08-09: 📚 9/31 MEND by Kristin LaTour & Angel E. Perez. #TheSealeyChallenge

2020-08-09: Me: So I was watching “Big Business.” W: What’s “Big Business”? Me: 😲

2020-08-09: My favorite thing about live-tweeting The Emperor’s New Groove today was researching Peruvian …

2020-08-09: Want to read: Bad Habits by Amy Gentry 📚

2020-08-09: 📽️ Late to the party but here I go. #20YearsOfGroove …

2020-08-08: 📚 8/31 CHICKENHAWKS & GOLDILOCKS by Grey Vild. Excerpt from “A prayer no one wants to”: “But you …

2020-08-08: 🔖 Katie Yee’s Very Good Writing Advice from New Girl’s Nick Miller is the most …

2020-08-07: 📚 7/31 SPACE BABY: EPISODES I - III by Nicole Oquendo. Excerpt from “I.vi.”: “You have read about …

2020-08-07: Here’s how I cope with dissertation-related anxiety: make a plan. Send advisor doomy email …

2020-08-07: A bookcase that converts to a coffin feels very on-brand for me.

2020-08-06: 📚 6/31 WOLF DAUGHTER by Amy Watkins. Excerpt from “sixteen”: “It was my voice she wanted,/as I …

2020-08-06: Feeling bad, feeling better, and making it work with illness “Have you ever felt pain in literally all of your joints at once?” I asked W. last …

2020-08-05: 📚 5/31 [RE]CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECROMANCER by Hannah V. Warren. Excerpt from “Forgetting More Than I …

2020-08-05: Just over here with my kid binge-watching Mr. Jim’s Story Time (@JimTheLibrarian on Twitter). …

2020-08-05: Got it down to 15 categories! #SocSciComm #InfoLit #FanLIS

2020-08-05: Me, today: Drinking coffee and getting work done. LIKE A BADASS.

2020-08-05: Got it down to 17 categories. I don’t think I can do much better than that. When you’re …

2020-08-05: I interviewed 10 cosplayers; together they used over 60 different terms to describe the resources …

2020-08-04: 📚 4/31 TO THE BONE by Angela Narciso Torres. Excerpt from “Self-portrait as Water”: “most forgiving …

2020-08-04: No YOU’RE considering pivoting after graduation to a career that focuses on supporting mothers …

2020-08-04: From Parul Sehgal: In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle In this piece that is mostly a review of Jacqueline Rose’s book Mothers: An Essay on Love and …

2020-08-03: Currently reading: ‘Making It’ as a Contract Researcher: A Pragmatic Look at Precarious …

2020-08-03: Finished reading: Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing 📚

2020-08-03: 📚 3/31 ELECTRIC ARCHES by Eve L. Ewing. Excerpt from “to the notebook kid”: …

2020-08-03: Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. …

2020-08-03: Pocketing this Book Riot post on rad poetry from the Women’s Suffrage Movement for later in …

2020-08-03: Are you in academia or alt-ac? Talk to me about your current productivity or lack thereof, the grace …

2020-08-03: From Lauren Elkin: "Why All the Books About Motherhood?" I’ve been sitting on Lauren Elkin’s article asking “Why all the books about …

2020-08-03: Feeling bummed because I know the savviest angle on my research is misinformation and disinformation …

2020-08-02: Finished reading: Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen 📚

2020-08-02: 📚 2/31 NOT HERE by Hieu Minh Nguyen. Excerpt from “Heavy”: “There are days when I give up on …

2020-08-02: From Hillary Frank: The Special Misogyny Reserved for Mothers Despite receiving multiple rejections from radio station editors, journalist and author Hillary …

2020-08-02: Me: Napster is clearly the best P2P file sharing app. W: Mmmm… Me: What? What’s better …

2020-08-02: Finished reading: Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora 📚

2020-08-01: From Austin Kleon: Books on art and motherhood During my son’s first few weeks, I spent most of his naps reading about matrescence (the process of …

2020-08-01: 📚 1/31 UNACCOMPANIED by Javier Zamora. Excerpt from “Then, It Was So”: …

2020-08-01: 🔖 From The Oatmeal: Marvelous & Melancholy Things I’ve Learned about Creativity This is so …

2020-07-31: #TheSealeyChallenge Link Roundup 📚 I’ve been looking for ways to read more books and talk to more people about them, so when the …

2020-07-31: Welcome to Genetrix: Curating Stories of Creative Mothers Yesterday, I talked about my project, Genetrix: Curating Stories of Creative Mothers and how I would …

2020-07-31: Me: Whoa, Muppets Now crashed Disney+! Internet: No, Kimberly. Beyoncé did it. Me: squinting Or was …

2020-07-30: Curating stories of motherhood and creativity, esp. writing Exactly a year and a half ago, I started a newsletter called Genetrix after reading Grace …

2020-07-30: Given that my estrogen & progesterone are at their lowest & that today is today, this was an …

2020-07-29: Want to read: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 📚

2020-07-29: Want to read: The Blue Jay’s Dance by Louise Erdrich 📚

2020-07-29: Just added new content to my reading page 📚: updated 2020 reading goals, a …

2020-07-28: 📺 I recently binged Disney+’s Diary of a Future President, about an ambitious Latina middle …

2020-07-27: Made myself a half-caf with Fast Forward and Slow Motion from Counter Culture and oh my goodness it …

2020-07-26: Finished reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen …

2020-07-24: TFW you’re coding an interview transcript & say to your past self, “PLEASE have …

2020-07-23: First Med Deli gluten free chocolate cake in about 4 years. NOM NOM NOM.

2020-07-23: How do people do things? Do I seem to do things? I feel like I do no things. I feel like my life is …

2020-07-23: 🔖 5 Productivity Practices That Helped Me Finish My Dissertation Thought I would feel attacked by …

2020-07-22: W. and I have now been married longer than we were together before we were married. He continues to …

2020-07-22: 🔖 The Allure of the Nap Dress, the Look of Gussied-Up Oblivion I don’t have a clothing budget …

2020-07-21: A post-ac/alt-ac reading list Posting this list of books here in case others might find it useful. It will probably grow with …

2020-07-21: Advanced Literature Review Tips By far, my most visited blog post ever is my Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow and …

2020-07-21: Creative Time as Meditation Time What if we considered our creative time to be meditation time? Repetitive crafts like knitting, …

2020-07-20: 🔖 Kelly J. Baker’s essay, “You Were Ambitious,” struck me to the core. …

2020-07-20: Lithub takes a fun dive into all the books people read or reference in Clueless. 📚

2020-07-20: Sometimes, one little thing can take a lot out of me. Today, the plumber came to my house around …

2020-07-20: If you ever wonder how my brain works, simply recall that I’ve been writing with hypertext …

2020-07-19: My new dream: To write and share helpful things I think a lot about dreams. Following them. Achieving them. Making new ones. The first dream I …

2020-07-17: 💬📚 “The Spy Girls are what happens when you record an episode of Charlie’s Angels over a …

2020-07-17: 📺 Netflix's Babysitters Club: Response and Link Roundup 📚 I binged the Netflix Babysitters Club series last weekend. Growing up, I was not a Babysitters Club …

2020-07-16: 🔖📺 Alex Brannan’s article, “It Could Be About Anything”: Middleditch & Schwartz and the …

2020-07-15: So happy to have this Silvia Moreno-Garcia reading pathway from Book Riot, because I’ve been …

2020-07-15: I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be working as a research assistant with Dr. Maggie …

2020-07-14: Who will I be? 2020-2021 edition On my last birthday, I set out a list of things that described who I wanted to be in the coming …

2020-07-13: Want to read: We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry 📚

2020-07-13: RSVP yes to A Domain of One’s Own Meetup | July 23, 2020

2020-07-13: How to Celebrate Kimbertide (AKA my birthday, AKA Bastille Day) About 10 years ago, when I shared that I usually take at least a week to celebrate my birthday and …

2020-07-12: Want to read: Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans 📚

2020-07-12: Pretty proud of my first Scratch project. It looks like a little thing, but if you click “See …

2020-07-11: 📺 “Parents are just older weirdos, doing the best they can. Just like the rest of us.” …

2020-07-10: 🔖 Adrienne So’s Wired piece, ”‘Crisis Schooling’ and the New Rhythms of Pandemic …

2020-07-10: Just received the Call for Proposals for the Fan Studies Network North America virtual conference …

2020-07-10: Page of Cups and Knight of Cups: the two sides of my soul. (Cards are from the Moonchild Tarot by …

2020-07-10: Want to read: BIG FRIENDSHIP How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman 📚

2020-07-10: Want to read: A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green 📚

2020-07-09: TFW you have to go back to the literature and carefully review it to figure out the next step for …

2020-07-09: My Favorite People with Weird Internet Careers I started reading Because Internet, by Gretchen McCulloch, this morning. I first became familiar …

2020-07-08: I just added a Reading page to my site. It lists every book I’ve read since March 2007. Over …

2020-07-08: Want to read: Want by Lynn Steger Strong 📚

2020-07-07: 🔖 📚 I found myself wanting to read so many of the books on Book Riot’s Best Books of 2020 So …

2020-07-07: 📝 📚 “…we have little hope of producing excellent writing unless we write a great …

2020-07-07: 📝📚 I’ve started doing The Artist’s Way. Yesterday I read the chapter for Week 1 (which, …

2020-07-06: 📚 Reflecting on Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility" Please note: Robin DiAngelo says she’s writing for a white audience, and I’m white, so …

2020-07-06: I’ll be 39 in a little over a week, so I decided it was time to just lean into becoming my …

2020-07-05: Finished reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 📚

2020-07-04: From NPR: A Competition To Finish Louisa May Alcott’s Story - I mean why have a competition …

2020-07-04: What to an American Is the Fourth of July? Power comes before freedom, not the other way around. - …

2020-07-03: Oh yeah THAT’S why I always stop listening after “Cabinet Battle #2.” 😭

2020-07-03: I’m watching Hamilton & of course it’s amazing but I’m especially blown away …

2020-07-03: Started CS50x and programming with Scratch last night and definitely decided to build a robot to be …

2020-07-03: Want to read: The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuil 📚

2020-07-02: I just realized that part of watching Hamilton will involve watching “It’s Quiet …

2020-07-01: School and Life goals for 2020 Q3 Here are my goals for 2020 Q3: School goals Complete my dissertation data collection. Write two …

2020-07-01: I drew The Tower for my daily tarot pull. There’s a person on the left falling off the tower. …

2020-07-01: Getting back into 100 Days of #bluemind with a Blue Mind Company sticker on my second notebook for …

2020-06-30: Want to read: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 📚

2020-06-30: 📚 Dr. Kelly J. Baker's "Grace Period" resonated strongly with me. A couple of weeks ago, I finished reading Dr. Kelly J. Baker’s book, Grace Period: A Memoir in …

2020-06-30: Want to read: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow 📚

2020-06-30: Want to read: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall 📚

2020-06-29: 📚 Naomi Alderman's "The Power" and the end of the #girlboss era I read Naomi Alderman’s The Power very quickly (well, what passes for quickly now that …

2020-06-29: 📚 Finished reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) Another …

2020-06-28: 📚 Just finished reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. It’s so good and I want to write about it …

2020-06-28: 📚 Want to read: Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books By Lynne Sharon Schwartz Data Science in …

2020-06-26: Looking back at the first half of 2020 We’re coming up on Q3 of 2020 and I don’t know how the year is going for you (except to the extent …

2020-06-25: Hi friend. I’m taking a break from most social media right now. It can be valuable for a lot …

2020-06-23: Oh oh oh, so THIS is what it feels like to care about something besides keeping your child and …

2020-06-22: I’m excited to read this IFLA special issue on information literacy, and also keenly aware …

2020-06-19: Move Slowly and Mend Things 📚 I’m re-reading Jeff Goins’s book, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) and I came upon a bit …

2020-06-19: When I express frustration about squeezing work in around childcare, I am NOT complaining about …

2020-06-18: Why won’t my brain? It just won’t.

2020-06-18: Hands can blog today, but brain won't, so have some stuff from other people that's great. 📚 🖖 Kelly J. Baker’s book Grace Period, which I devoured over the course of 2 days. I want to say …

2020-06-17: Which characters feel like friends to you? A little over a year ago, M. and I were in Atlanta to accompany W., who was attending an …

2020-06-17: High pain day. Hard to do any of my favorite things - just trying to get groceries ordered and then …

2020-06-16: I'm done being hard on myself (for today). I saw this tweet today: Want to succeed #withaphd? Don't disappear into an academic bubble while …

2020-06-15: My (Remote) Interview Workflow, from Recruitment to Member Checking (Dissertating in the Open) Last Friday, I finished correcting the AI-provided transcripts for my dissertation interviews. This …

2020-06-15: Sharp & sparkly. I’m very happy to channel Mother of Swords @ this stage in the …

2020-06-12: Just finished correcting my interview transcripts and loading them into my data analysis software. …

2020-06-11: Me, in an interview w/ a cosplayer who, like myself, is a cosplayer d’un certain âge: I never …

2020-06-11: Third time The Chariot has come up in the past two weeks. From the Wayhome Tarot by Bakara Wintner …

2020-06-10: 📚 I just finished reading Alexandra Rowland’s (@_alexrowland on Twitter) A Choir of Lies and …

2020-06-08: More AI transcription fun: Ways my software transcribes Nightcrawler. nightbot. Nicole. Nikon. …

2020-06-08: Since last Monday, I’ve been beginning my work day with a Tarot pull. Today brought me the …

2020-06-04: 🖤♥️🧡💛💚💙💜 She-Ra 💜💙💚💛🧡♥️🖤

2020-06-04: Taking some time to share stories of and resources about Black joy. This CNN story about Black …

2020-06-03: Every day is a good day to listen to a bunch of songs focused on Black joy, curated by Sidney Madden …

2020-06-02: 🔖 Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest? And other commonly asked …

2020-06-02: Project READY is a series of free, online professional development modules for youth-serving library …

2020-06-02: More anti-racism resources.

2020-06-01: Another valuable resource: Anti-Racism Resources: Books, Conversations and People Leading The Charge

2020-06-01: Bit of levity to break up the awfulness: the way my transcription software tries to transcribe …

2020-05-31: Been quiet for the past couple of days because anything I have to say feels inane right now. This …

2020-05-29: 🔖 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice is immensely valuable, because it gives you …

2020-05-29: 🔖 Read recently: The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic Cosplay Is a Business …

2020-05-28: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 4: Aquarium Playlist In November 2018, I had respiratory inflammation that was on its way to becoming pneumonia when I …

2020-05-28: Pretty proud of my new About page. You should probably go read it.

2020-05-28: New bio: “space mermaid sparkle goth” and new profile photo: (If you, too, are obsessed …

2020-05-28: 100 Days of #bluemind Day 3: Sat on the front porch and watched and listened to the rain. Tried to …

2020-05-27: This is not a polished blog. I’m still in a mostly flow, very little stock place. I’m coming up with ideas for blog …

2020-05-26: 👦 My child has decreed that henceforth this character shall be known as R2 Bleep Bloop. You’re …

2020-05-26: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 2: Took a drive along the North Durham Country Byway, crossing over Lake …

2020-05-26: 🧶Got bored making a sweater that just uses the same stitches over and over, so added Sophie’s …

2020-05-26: Had a great call with my school’s career services coordinator where she urged me not to let …

2020-05-25: Today is the first day of the 100 Days of Blue Mind challenge. I got my #bluemind on today by gazing …

2020-05-24: Deep cleaning 3 essential oil diffusers at once, as you do.

2020-05-23: I just realized that to figure out what professional options I want to consider in the future, I …

2020-05-23: I don’t think of librarianship as a CALLING, but I do consider it a disposition. For example, …

2020-05-22: Finished reading: The Addams Family: An Evilution by Charles Addams and Kevin Miserocchi 📚

2020-05-22: Happy World Goth Day! I’m GothEnough and if you want to be, so are you! If you are Not-a-Goth …

2020-05-21: 🔖 Read ‘A joyful thing’: the man who wrote his wife a poem every day for 25 years. I …

2020-05-21: North Carolina is moving from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home & I’m anxious about it. My …

2020-05-20: I just can’t brain this week, so I’m going to liveblog some career assessment results! …

2020-05-20: 🔖 Stuff I read yesterday: One of Oscar Wilde’s last stops in England before exile was a bookstore. …

2020-05-19: Want to read: Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright 📚

2020-05-18: 🔖 Read today: 6 Ways to Maximize Your Reading Time During the Pandemic - I can’t tell whether …

2020-05-18: 🎮 I finished playing Final Fantasy VII Remake yesterday. I had fun with the game and I adore Tifa, …

2020-05-18: Lest I think I’m doing nothing during this social isolation time, in addition to raising my …

2020-05-18: I’m struggling to dissertate today. My main task for the next little bit is just to correct AI …

2020-05-18: Thinking of changing my website’s title (but not my domain) from “Kimberly Hirsh” …

2020-05-18: 🔖🎵🎭📚 Read 8 Musicals that You Might Not Know Were Based on Books by Emily Neuberger. I’ve been …

2020-05-18: 🔖📝 Read How to Write 1000 Poems in a 1000 Days by Nick Asbury. More why to than how to, this is a …

2020-05-16: 👦 My kid just told me that Iron Lychee is a whole bunch of Iron Mans [sic] inside one giant Iron …

2020-05-15: The best part of conducting my dissertation interviews via Zoom is I get to see my participants' …

2020-05-15: 📚 Reading Notes, Having Trouble Reading, and a Read What You Own Challenge I added a page to the index section of my Bullet Journal that tracks Reading Notes. I don’t …

2020-05-15: 👦 Me: One of the things a librarian can do is suggest a book you might like to read next. M: But we …

2020-05-14: The neighbors closest to the back of my property seem to be partying late into the night every …

2020-05-13: Feels like I’m really closing in on an accurate self-representation with my latest bio …

2020-05-12: Bonus bio addition: “Let’s talk about Buffy. 👱‍♀️🧛‍♂️”

2020-05-12: Low energy + high pain = reading about ghosts while lying on a hammock. 👻📚

2020-05-12: Today’s bio addition: Gothic mermaid scholar-librarian net girl 💀

2020-05-12: I just don’t feel like blogging today. I’m not miserable or anything, just every time I …

2020-05-11: 📚 finished reading The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White This is a re-read; I …

2020-05-10: I spent the me-time my family generously gave me today mostly on brushing up my web development …

2020-05-09: We got a new hammock with stand for our deck, big enough for our whole household to fit in at once …

2020-05-08: Settling In My son is registered to start at a Quaker school in August. I don’t know what that will end up …

2020-05-07: 📚 Just found my copies of Making Sense of Qualitative Data (Coffey & Atkinson) and Writing the …

2020-05-07: If I get one more listserv email advising me to use this time productively, I will be even more …

2020-05-06: 🔖 From Austin Kleon: Not Everything Will Be Okay But Some Things Will I share Kleon’s …

2020-05-06: Life update: How things are going for me How’s your day going? Aside from the continuing world situation + its impact on higher ed (and …

2020-05-05: Taking a break from scrolling micro.blog and Twitter for a while. Still checking mentions …

2020-05-05: I know how to do stuff. Impostor syndrome is nonsense. Are you at loose ends? I’m at loose ends. I have a number of projects on the go but I am not doing a …

2020-05-04: 🎵🎭📚 You know that feeling when you’re irritated that you have to feed your family instead of …

2020-05-04: Lately, my blogging has been all flow, no stock. That’s certainly not what I hoped for when I …

2020-05-02: Oh hey, just over here pondering what LIS even means and whether information practice should be …

2020-04-30: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: completed CSS Flexbox at freeCodeCamp. Previously on …

2020-04-30: I have bangs for the first time in 30 years and it’s Tifa’s fault. 🎮

2020-04-28: Dusk is bunny time in my yard and it is THE BEST.

2020-04-28: I have this problem where I want to buy all the Hot Topic shortalls because I’m pretty sure …

2020-04-28: My AI transcription software knows the names of Pokemon and it’s going to make my research so …

2020-04-27: I was a good mom this morning, so I’m going to be an okay academic this afternoon.

2020-04-25: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: continued the Applied Accessibility challenges at …

2020-04-24: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: finished freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design, started …

2020-04-24: Just spent almost 2 hours correcting an AI transcript of a 47 minute interview. This is about 1/3 of …

2020-04-24: Today’s bio update: replaced “Mom & Scholar-Librarian” with “Mom. …

2020-04-23: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: started freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design …

2020-04-22: Today’s #100DaysOfCode Progress: I completed all of the Basic CSS challenges at freeCodeCamp. …

2020-04-22: A (self)diagnosis For the past couple of years, I’ve felt like I was having a Hashimoto’s thyroiditis …

2020-04-21: #100DaysOfCode Round 1, 1/100 Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: I completed all of the “Basic HTML and HTML5” …

2020-04-21: Having another go at #100DaysofCode, because nobody ever said, “I sure wish my employee …

2020-04-21: Took my kid for a drive this morning, just to do something different and because we were cleaning …

2020-04-20: “We want the human relationship with nature to be based on abundance, a relationship that …

2020-04-20: My kid insists that Darkwing Duck’s sidekick is named Lunchpack, and it’s adorable.

2020-04-19: Today we went for a family walk and from a distance we saw a neighbor family walking their pig, and …

2020-04-18: Me: Hm, this is a lot of pain from this flare, whatever its origin. I think I’ll just watch …

2020-04-18: It’s a high pain day but my brain is less foggy than it has been in a while. Mens sana in …

2020-04-18: Thank you, Reviewer 2! (No sarcasm!) As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been sitting on an accepted-with-revisions paper for well over a …

2020-04-17: This is an… interesting… time to be researching cosplay.

2020-04-17: Kim Werker, one of my favorite people I’ve never met, is offering her course Crochet for …

2020-04-17: Going to re-learn knitting so that I can make all the things from Doomsday Knits, including the …

2020-04-17: Information and Learning Sciences: Situating my work at the intersection Since the beginning of my doctoral program, I’ve struggled to situate my work and research …

2020-04-16: 📚 Finished reading: Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter You …

2020-04-16: 📚 Abandoning Blue Mind for now, but I definitely want to come back to it.

2020-04-15: I’m struggling to write a blog post today or even a short note. My mood is low due to extreme …

2020-04-14: Today in My Son, the 3 Year Old Fic Author: a crossover in which Spider-Man and the Ninja Turtle …

2020-04-14: Doing a 15 minute #AcWri challenge I’m reading Dr. Katie Linder’s blog archive. One of her earliest posts is titled 51 Tips to Help …

2020-04-14: Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. I’m a learner who writes.

2020-04-13: 📺 So is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist a jukebox-musical version of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend?

2020-04-13: I’m sure there are grad students for whom a list of ways to stay productive right now might be …

2020-04-13: I just DMed 6 cosplayers on Instagram to invite them to participate in my study. 5 were in person …

2020-04-12: Sometimes, as an exercise to give me insight into what I should be focusing on, where I should put …

2020-04-11: 🎮 I think Tifa is my fave now? I always liked her, but now I like her best?

2020-04-11: 🎮 It’s happening.

2020-04-11: Weekly Update: 04/11/20 We just finished up week 4 of staying at home. In one sense, I didn’t have much going on before …

2020-04-10: Sesame Street is a great comedy school. My preferred comedy format, though I’ve not really performed it, is sketch. Yes, I did improv …

2020-04-10: Facebook Live museum tours on my calendar today, The Dark Crystal exhibit at the Center for Puppetry …

2020-04-10: Because it’s seasonally appropriate, today we’re listening to Christo Graham’s …

2020-04-10: Guess I have to not Internet until after our copy of FF7R gets here… See y’all later, …

2020-04-09: 📺 My wishlist for Picard Season 2: Geordi More Spot II

2020-04-08: Feeling like hiding today, but I worked on recruiting for my dissertation and put my CV on …

2020-04-07: I definitely have some sensory processing problems & they’ve gotten worse since isolating. …

2020-04-06: Changing my research design I submitted proposed changes to my research design to my committee today. I had to make these …

2020-04-05: I’m reading Lori Morimoto’s (@acafanmom on Twitter) book, An Introduction to Media Fan …

2020-04-04: Something about watching Picard gives me the same feeling as reading a novel and I love it. 📺🖖

2020-04-04: Want to read: Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil 📚

2020-04-03: Weekly Update: 04/03/20 First, some cute things my kid said. He was talking about flushing the toilet and said that the …

2020-04-03: Wisdom from the Co-Star app All you have to do this month is allow for things to feel uncertain. Now is a good time to …

2020-04-02: Everybody get the Marco Polo app and let’s have asynchronous video chats.

2020-04-02: My three-year-old is over here writing fix-it fic for The Velveteen Rabbit. 📚

2020-04-02: I know this isn’t what actually happened, but I like to imagine that I summoned into being the …

2020-04-02: I fell into a new COVID-19 spiral today. This went beyond anxiety and felt closer to depression. The …

2020-04-01: 📚 The library is closed, limiting my book borrowing options, but the gym is also closed, freeing up …

2020-04-01: It’s nice to see that Alexandra Rowland has written a book for/about me. 📚

2020-04-01: I’m having a down day. Not helping is this (extremely informative but also depressing) piece …

2020-04-01: More gold from McSweeney’s: Self-Isolation or Graduate School?

2020-04-01: McSweeney’s Frog and Toad are self-quarantined friends by Jennie Egerdie is my favorite art to …

2020-03-31: The Punky Brewster episode “The Perils of Punky” aired in 1985. In it, Punky’s dog …

2020-03-31: Don't wait until you know who you are to get started, scholars. This is part two of a series in which I’m writing up how Austin Kleon’s work …

2020-03-30: Steal Like an Artist for Scholars Austin Kleon is one of the creative people who have had the greatest influence on my thinking about …

2020-03-29: I feel like when you’re young & you realize you’re weird you can choose one of two …

2020-03-29: You can comment on kimberlyhirsh.com now! I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about what I consider the golden age of blogging - …

2020-03-28: I’m obsessed with the 1997.chat app and sad about my empty buddy list. You can find me at Kiba …

2020-03-27: Weekly Update: 03/27/20 I’m trying a new thing with a weekly round-up on Friday. This has been the second week of …

2020-03-27: My son and I have been listening to the Frog and Toad audiobook collection, read by the author, …

2020-03-27: I put on the Labyrinth soundtrack & said to W, “This music is so good.” He said, …

2020-03-26: Long before the coronavirus moved from animals to humans, I had set myself a goal of recognizing the …

2020-03-26: I ordered my sister from a catalog. The other day I mentioned how I named my sister after a preschool friend. When I was 3, I was …

2020-03-25: My city’s mayor issued a Stay-at-Home order today. I’m grateful that the two people …

2020-03-24: Do stuff your three-year-old self liked. After realizing that 1. The Muppets (specifically those of The Muppet Show) is pretty much my first …

2020-03-24: Spread the word: my blog host, micro.blog, is offering teachers free hosting for the next six …

2020-03-24: 🎵 Introducing: #showtunesisters (i.e., me challenging my sister to sing showtune duets with me) View this post on Instagram Challenging @ailuruscosmos to join me for a #showtunesisters …

2020-03-23: Baby Piggy is me: “Everyone knows the most important thing about being a rock star is LOOKING …

2020-03-22: My sister’s friend Connor shared this hilarious Les Mis parody dedicated to teachers with us.

2020-03-22: I like The Muppets (2015) TV show more than I thought I would. 📺 _My brother gave me [this Muppet version of The Phantom of the Opera …

2020-03-21: Our family's social distancing schedule I wanted to share our family’s current weekday schedule, mostly to help other people feel okay …

2020-03-19: From my last note, which said only “It me,” you may be wondering “What she?” …

2020-03-19: It me.

2020-03-19: Life has been extra intense from March 6 until now. I missed a dissertation fellowship application …

2020-03-19: What I'm doing about my pandemic anxiety Something in me has broken, and now I am cracked, open and vulnerable. For the first time yesterday, …

2020-03-17: When my kid’s preschool announced that they would be closing, I had plans to blog daily about …

2020-03-17: M. asked “How old is Darth Vader?” I calculated using this timeline & told M., …

2020-03-17: Social distancing day 4, no preschool day 2: M is enjoying these miniature water beads from …

2020-03-16: My kid just showed me his Winnie the Pooh in a Santa outfit stuffy and said, “So this is …

2020-03-13: Whitney (@whitneyellenb) & I are going to post about the video games we play while stuck at home …

2020-03-13: Let’s all give ourselves permission to be thoroughly mediocre parents for the next few weeks.

2020-03-13: I’m totally accepting keypals/epals to help stave off social isolation during social …

2020-03-13: 🔖 Keeping kids busy at home Storing links here so they’re easy for me to find when I need them during the next two weeks. …

2020-03-13: Local schools are closing, including my Montessori/co-working space, so I’m now a stay-at-home …

2020-03-12: No YOU want to buy every Leia item in the new Jen Bartels collection, twice, so you can keep one of …

2020-03-11: Also, I love being on podcasts, so if you need a guest for yours, hit me up.

2020-03-11: I guested on a podcast for the first time in almost 5 years! And I only talked about BtVS a little! …

2020-03-11: Current wishlist: Everything BtVS on Hot Topic

2020-03-11: Changing my research plans in light of COVID-19 All friends & students who are in the midst of dissertation data collection - I know recent …

2020-03-11: Hi, I’m Kimberly, and today I’m wearing yoga pants with combat boots.

2020-03-09: Rather than an elbow bump, I’m planning to replace handshakes and high fives with a forearm …

2020-03-09: Reintroducing Genetrix, curating stories about creative mothers Last January, I launched Genetrix, a newsletter to curate stories of creative mothers. After sending …

2020-03-07: 🎙️ Listened to Mighty Creative, episodes: Prologue: The Podcast Is Back 101 - Prerequisite …

2020-03-07: 📺 Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 1, episode 23, “Skin of Evil.”

2020-03-07: 🧶 Finally finished crocheting these dragon scale fingerless gloves. They’re a birthday gift …

2020-03-07: 📺 Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 episodes 1 & 2, “Encounter at Farpoint.” …

2020-03-06: Y’all, my brother’s latest cartoon is hilarious. Lots of fun visual gags. Watch at least …

2020-03-05: 🎵 Another Dragonforce recommendation: “Symphony of the Night”. (If you think you know …

2020-03-05: 🎵 Decided to listen to Power Metal while working today. There’s a lot wrong with the world, …

2020-03-05: Want to read: Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new …

2020-03-03: Here’s your (somewhat) regularly scheduled voting selfie!

2020-03-03: 03/02/20 Process Memo I spent some time this morning installing encryption software so that I can encrypt the data files I …

2020-03-03: Having a low spoons day today, so I’m working through a bunch of fiddly, errand-type to-do …

2020-03-02: 🔖 Read: Fake News and Instagram 7 Ways to Survive a Flare When You’re Chronically Ill 16 Simple …

2020-03-02: 🎮 Played Monument Valley 2. I loved it but it went so fast!

2020-03-02: 📚 Want to Read: How to Be Sick by Toni Bernhard

2020-03-02: 02/28/2020 Process Memo: Beginning sustained, systematic observation I began my sustained, systematic observation today by gathering my initial resources for this phase. …

2020-03-01: Just skimmed Parenting Doesn’t Matter, the main premise of which is that according to science, …

2020-02-28: What am I opening? (Dissertating in the Open) I’ve been doing some reading this week on what it means to dissertate in the open, and as …

2020-02-27: Dissertating in the Open: Beginning to Set Up a Data Collection Structure I’ve been trying to establish my data collection/analysis workflow and I’m running into …

2020-02-26: Dissertating in the Open: Writing and Defending the Dissertation Proposal I successfully defended my dissertation proposal on February 3, 2020. I have one huge piece of …

2020-02-26: Just lost a really long post about my dissertation proposal and proposal defense because, like a …

2020-02-25: So my dissertation study was determined exempt from further review so I guess I have to actually, …

2020-02-25: Starting to create a data collection/analysis workflow... Not there yet. Most of my blogging has been micro this month, which is appropriate since I’m hosting my blog …

2020-02-24: 📚 Want to read: Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD

2020-02-24: 📚 Want to read: Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World by Roman Krznaric Found this on …

2020-02-24: Pisces New Moon spread.

2020-02-23: 📚 Set aside for now with plans to pick back up later: Total Immersion Swim Ultra-efficient …

2020-02-23: 📚 Currently reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H.

2020-02-23: 📺 Watched Brooklyn 99: Season 6 - episode 18, “Suicide Squad” Season 7 episodes - 1, …

2020-02-23: 📽️ Watched Notting Hill. As cute as it was when it was released. We were all so much younger in …

2020-02-22: 🎥 Watched Home Again.

2020-02-22: 📚 Currently reading: Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier by …

2020-02-22: 📚 Currently reading: Swim Ultra-efficient Freestyle by Terry Laughlin 🏊🐬

2020-02-20: Help me identify my strengths & make plans for what’s next! This is a 4-question …

2020-02-20: Want to read: Going Alt-Ac by Kathryn E. Linder, Kevin Kelly, and Thomas J. Tobin 📚

2020-02-20: This is pretty much two weeks' worth of online reading. 🔖 Read: The Plan of Attack Burned Out …

2020-02-19: 📽️ Watched Spider-Man: Homecoming. Oh my goodness did I enjoy this one. Spidey has been my second …

2020-02-18: I have, um, really different feelings about Jean-Luc Picard on ST:TNG rewatch than I did from 1987 - …

2020-02-18: 📚 So, The Starless Sea. This is going to be fairly stream-of-consciousness and more about my …

2020-02-18: This is what going Full Kimberly looks like.

2020-02-18: Currently reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. 📚

2020-02-17: Finished reading The Starless Sea (affiliate link). So much to say about this book but too tired to …

2020-02-17: 📽️ Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I remember when this came out hearing friends debate …

2020-02-17: 📚 Read House of X #1. I’m excited about this book and the Dawn of X relaunch event. It’s …

2020-02-15: Currently reading: eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier 📚

2020-02-14: I just audibly gasped because Splash is on Disney+.

2020-02-13: Had a dream that my committee required a year to read my dissertation between submission and defense …

2020-02-12: Every time I go to Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC, USA I’m delighted by this sign they …

2020-02-12: Raging because I don’t understand how OneDrive is supposed to work and thus lost more than …

2020-02-12: Mom dreams: this morning, I dreamed I had to save Michelangelo, who was trapped in a collapsed Roman …

2020-02-11: My kid paints these giant abstract paintings; I call him my little Rothko. I cut hearts out from 2 …

2020-02-10: I stepped outside for an unexpected emergency medical shopping expedition this morning and the moon …

2020-02-10: Took my favorite person to my favorite spot in Charleston yesterday, but forgot to post the picture …

2020-02-09: 🎮 Played Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores (again not for the first time).

2020-02-08: Little and big reading together.

2020-02-08: 🔖 Read: What We Link to When We Link to Books The art of rejection The art of mending The Origins …

2020-02-08: 🎮 Played Monument Valley (not for the first time). As beautiful and satisfying as ever.

2020-02-08: 🔖 Read: 3 Supplements I Give My Kids to Boost Their Immune Systems at Preschool and Daycare by …

2020-02-07: Metadata mermaid doodle. It me!

2020-02-07: I’m vaguely appalled at the mobile-unfriendliness of the official websites of a couple of …

2020-02-06: 🔖 Read Ask an Astrologer: How can I create more success and flow for in my career according to the …

2020-02-06: Made some Paleo-ish Chocolate frosted chocolate donuts.

2020-02-05: 🔖 Read How to build wealth slowly Paul Jarvis

2020-02-05: 📽️ Watched Doctor Strange. I don’t have strong feelings about this one. The visuals were super …

2020-02-05: Pieces for my first ever Kitty Pryde cosplay started arriving today!

2020-02-05: 🎧 Listened to Beetlejuice (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Best part - Delia: Crystals speak to …

2020-02-05: Me: These hanging jewelry organizer pockets are so big. I should put multiple pairs of earrings in …

2020-02-05: “Practice loving yourself with the same exhilaration of a new crush.” Co-star has given …

2020-02-04: 🔖 Read: “Welcome back blogging?" by CJ Chilvers ”The life model of blogging” by …

2020-02-04: Spotted this little mushroom nestled in the grass outside the co-working space/Montessori School.

2020-02-04: Currently reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen …

2020-02-04: 📺 Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episode 7, “Duel of the Droids.”

2020-02-04: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #131.

2020-02-03: This is what one doctoral candidate looks like.

2020-02-02: It’s Proposal Defense Eve, when Impostor Syndrome comes out to frolic!

2020-02-01: 📺 Watched Ranma 1/2, season 1, episode 1.

2020-02-01: 📺 Watched Sailor Moon, Season 1, episodes 1 & 2.

2020-02-01: 📺 Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episodes: 1 “Ambush” 2 “Rising …

2020-02-01: Imbolc Tarot Spread by Lindsay Mack Cards are The Moonchild Tarot. What seeds did I plant at the …

2020-02-01: Want to read: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson 📚

2020-01-31: Switching my kid’s carseat from rear-facing to front-facing is a much bigger milestone than I …

2020-01-30: 🔖 Read: Are Docs Comfortable? 10 Reasons to Wear Dr. Martens Boots by RosaMorelli How to Break in a …

2020-01-29: 🔖 Read: How I Tricked Myself Into Reading More Books by Patrick Allan 14 Ways to Cultivate a …

2020-01-29: I was trying to figure out how to scrape data from YouTube for my dissertation & then I …

2020-01-29: Want to read: The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin 📚

2020-01-29: 🔖 Read: Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment by Astra Niedrea What Is Hygge? …

2020-01-28: Want to read: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi 📚

2020-01-28: Want to read: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia 📚

2020-01-28: Look, I’m never not going to have a crush on Wil Wheaton, okay? (This message brought to you …

2020-01-28: Want to read: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi 📚

2020-01-28: Want to read: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty 📚

2020-01-28: 🎵 Listened to The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists. I “picked this up,” to the extent …

2020-01-28: Want to read: Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel 📚

2020-01-27: 🎲 Played Illimat yesterday. Gorgeous and fun. I want to play it all the time now. Also, it’s …

2020-01-27: Okay but WHY a PhD? And what next? Sometimes I ask myself why I’m doing a PhD and what I’m getting out of it. This is …

2020-01-26: Revelation that should have been obvious to me before now: all of life is laundry & dishes & …

2020-01-26: 🔖 Read: A Checklist for Your Very First Altar by Amy Wall How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save …

2020-01-25: 🔖 Read: When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide by Asher Elbein Hopepunk, the latest …

2020-01-25: M just now: Here you go, Daddy, I have some secret battle plans for you from Princess Leia. Me: ⚰️💀🥀

2020-01-25: The scene of tonight’s New Moon tarot reading, my first with the Wayhome Tarot. I love all of …

2020-01-24: Co-Star pulls no punches.

2020-01-24: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is (90s gothic) noblebright while Angel is (pretty widely accepted as) …

2020-01-24: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The criticisms of this are really interesting. I definitely …

2020-01-23: W: Do you dare to eat a peach? Me: I would sit on its throne.

2020-01-23: One of my plans for 2020 is that if something is easy & helpful (as opposed to harmful), I do …

2020-01-23: I’ve re-started The Starless Sea once, decided to re-start again but didn’t, once, and …

2020-01-22: 🔖 Read If Your Wellness Isn’t Intersectional Then You’re Not “Well.” …

2020-01-22: 💻 Completed MDN’s What’s in the head? Metadata in HTML, HTML text fundamentals, and Test …

2020-01-21: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Getting started with HTML

2020-01-21: 🔖 Read: How the Web works by Mozilla Developer Network HTML by Mozilla Developer Network …

2020-01-21: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Publishing your website.

2020-01-21: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Javascript basics.

2020-01-21: Doing a big Tumblr unfollow, too. Messages and asks are open, though.

2020-01-21: Doing a big Twitter unfollow over the next few days (probably of literally everyone), then will add …

2020-01-21: Reclaiming my Spotify recommendations My kid has taken over my Spotify recommendations. My Discover Weekly this week includes: Rainbow …

2020-01-21: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #130.

2020-01-21: Currently reading: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark 📚

2020-01-21: 🔖 Read: Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic? by Sarah Jeong Hide and …

2020-01-20: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Unlike everyone else, this is my least …

2020-01-20: Want to read: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs 📚

2020-01-20: Want to read: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs 📚

2020-01-20: 🔖 Read What’s wrong with sitting down in the shower? by Tom Meltzer Since I sprained my ankle …

2020-01-20: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s: What will your website look like? Dealing with files …

2020-01-19: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. This one is about exactly like I remember …

2020-01-19: 🍿 This is the best thread I’ve read in forever, and it’s so heartening to see somebody …

2020-01-18: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #129.

2020-01-18: 💻 Watched: Getting started with Visual Studio Code How the Internet works in 5 minutes

2020-01-18: 🔖 Read: The old internet by Rebecca Toh How and why to keep a commonplace book by Ryan Holiday What …

2020-01-18: Finished reading: How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick 📚

2020-01-17: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. This isn’t as bad as I remembered. …

2020-01-17: If I could give you a piece of advice today, it would be not to try carrying four ninja turtle …

2020-01-16: 💻 Completed the remaining 8 challenges in the Basic CSS portion of freecodecamp’s Responsive …

2020-01-16: 📚 Read X-Men: First Class Vol. 1, #s 1 - 3.

2020-01-15: 🔖 Read: 3 ways to make Spotify’s killer feature even smarter by Xiomara Blanco These five …

2020-01-15: 💻 Completed the first 36 (of 44) challenges in Basic CSS for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web …

2020-01-15: Finished reading: X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie 📚

2020-01-15: Me, after finding out Chris Claremont will be at Oak City Comicon:

2020-01-15: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography: Addendum 🎵📽 I realized as I was describing yesterday’s musical autobiography (which is different than …

2020-01-14: Just found out Chris Claremont is coming to Oak City Comicon & I’m over here having a tiny …

2020-01-14: 🔖 Read: Blogging the PhD journey by Kay Oddone Join the #100DaysOfCode by Alexander Kallaway The …

2020-01-14: 💻 Completed Basic HTML and HTML5 for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web Design certification. …

2020-01-14: Want to read: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott 📚

2020-01-14: I only have to get through the next 40 minutes, then I can hand M. off to my m-i-l and lie down. …

2020-01-14: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography 🎵📽📚 I don’t know if it’s a problem or a good thing that when my mind can’t come up …

2020-01-13: 📚 Read Ultimate Spider-Man #4.

2020-01-13: 📺 Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episode 8, “A Jewish Girl Walks into the …

2020-01-13: 🔖 Read: Content, bloat, privacy, archives by @petermolnar Owning my reading log by Tom MacWright A …

2020-01-13: Why do I blog what I blog? I’ll have a post later today with some links to things I’m reading, but for now, …

2020-01-12: 📚 Read Ultimate Spider-Man #2, #3.

2020-01-12: 🔖 Read Bloggers are not reporters and Journalists: We are not you by Dave Winter via Frank …

2020-01-12: 💻 Watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | ‘Turtles Take Time (and Space 🌎)' by Brandon Auman

2020-01-11: 📚 Read: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses …

2020-01-11: 🔖 Read The Bassist in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is Inspired By the Revolutionary Real-Life Musician …

2020-01-11: 📺 Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episodes: 4 “Hands!” 5 “It’s …

2020-01-11: 🔖 Read Thoughts on linkblogs, bookmarks, reads, likes, favorites, follows, and related links by …

2020-01-11: Here’s what I look for in my Star Wars content: Fun Optimism about what a few dedicated …

2020-01-10: 🔖 Read An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet by Aaron Parecki

2020-01-10: 🔖 Read Titling it “The Problem That Has No Name” seemed a bit heavy handed by Drew …

2020-01-09: 🔖 Read Carbon monoxide emergency is Durham’s Katrina, McDougald Terrace residents tell city. CW: …

2020-01-09: 📚 Want to read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield 📚

2020-01-08: 📽️ Watched The Empire Strikes Back

2020-01-08: Updated my Now page! Just updated my Now page with the following information: I’m living happily in Durham, North …

2020-01-07: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 8: Redemption”

2020-01-07: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”

2020-01-07: Made a less-paleo, less-vegan version of beaming baker’s 2 ingredient 5 minute homemade fudge, …

2020-01-07: M (3 yo): grabs toy phone, gets in toy car, waits for me to answer phone Me: Hello? M: Hi, …

2020-01-07: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 6: The Prisoner”

2020-01-07: 📚 Want to read Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

2020-01-07: I just realized that the frequency with which I suggest purchases for my local library makes me …

2020-01-07: Quick reading response - Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK! 📚 Some quick notes on Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK!: This is a kid’s picture book …

2020-01-07: 📚 Finished reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 📚

2020-01-07: 📚 Read Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK! by Clay Morton & Gail Morton

2020-01-06: 📚 Want to read One Person/Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher 📚

2020-01-06: 📚 Want to read Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

2020-01-06: 📷 Leaning into the middle-aged librarian stereotype with a glasses chain, though apparently they …

2020-01-06: Migrating my site from WordPress to micro.blog I spent my winter vacation migrating my website from WordPress to micro.blog. I thought I’d …

2020-01-05: Watching The Empire Strikes Back for the first time in years & I’d forgotten what a …

2020-01-05: Between supplements & prescriptions, I swallow 24 pills every day, take 2 tinctures, 1 …

2020-01-05: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger”

2020-01-04: Escaped “The Green Room” at Tic Toc Escapes. 🔒

2020-01-04: 🔖 Read 100 things that made my year (2019) Austin Kleon captures so many beautiful small moments …

2020-01-02: 📖 Currently reading How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick 📚

2020-01-02: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 4: Sanctuary”

2020-01-01: 📷 Soul Expansion Spread by Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing. 2020 is an Emperor year: structure and …

2020-01-01: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Wasn’t sure how I would like it, given the …

2019-12-29: 📖 Currently reading: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 📚

2019-12-29: 💬 Replied to None of the kids wanted toys for Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. …

2019-12-28: 📔 Hi there! I’m considering migrating my WordPress site to micro.blog, and am playing with the …

2019-12-20: 📔 I know I just took a hiatus because of comps, but now I’m taking another one for the …

2019-12-18: 📖 Read Frozen II (Midwest Film Journal) by Aly Caviness I was going to write a whole blog post about …

2019-12-18: 2019 Year-in-Review & 2020 Word of the Year 📄 I didn’t feel ready to write a year-in-review post before now, but here we are! So what did …

2019-12-17: Dissertating in the Open: Comprehensive Qualifying Exams I passed my comps last Tuesday, and I thought I’d take some time to write about it today. …

2019-12-10: Hey guess what I passed my comps. Taking a post-comps hiatus. See y’all Monday.

2019-12-09: It’s remarkable how chill I am about my comps oral exam tomorrow. I guess I’m …

2019-12-06: This little comb-bound packet represents a year’s worth of work.

2019-12-05: Today I finished my dissertation proposal and sent it to my committee. I sent them the literature …

2019-12-05: NOW I’ve finished my dissertation proposal, and even sent it to my committee ahead of my …

2019-12-04: What It's Like to Live with Chronic Illness I’m writing this in an attempt to help people without chronic illness understand the constant …

2019-12-04: How did I not know that it’s not just me, but rather the entire Internet, that refers to …

2019-12-03: NPR’s Book Concierge is live and Tumblr’s Fandom Year-in-Review is out. It is truly the …

2019-12-02: Connecting doesn't have to be hard. Grad school and parenthood are both immensely isolating experiences. So when you combine them, you …

2019-11-27: This morning, when W. and M. were sleeping in, I could have chosen to do one of many different …

2019-11-26: I… think I’m almost done with my dissertation proposal?

2019-11-26: I went thrifting yesterday by myself for the first time since having M. Thrifting used to be a …

2019-11-25: This weekend was a good weekend. On Saturday, we had a harvest meal at the Montessori/co-working …

2019-11-19: You don't have to love yourself to be worthy of love. I’ve been thinking today about something Maria Bamford said - I think it was in her episode of …

2019-11-15: I wish I could tell little 13/14 year old me, back in 1995, that she actually DOES like a genre of …

2019-11-15: Anybody got tips on automating Instagram data collection (specifically images, post text, comments) …

2019-11-14: My kid’s preferred type of narrative conflict is Bear vs. Self.

2019-11-04: #goals: Welcome to #AcWriMo/#DissProWriMo! This blog post contains affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase, I may receive a …

2019-10-31: I hereby declare November to be #DissProWriMo. Writing your dissertation proposal? Me too! …

2019-10-28: Current hobby: lying in bed and re-watching Downton Abbey.

2019-10-26: Remember conversation? I was out at dinner with my family a couple days ago and four adults were sitting at the next table …

2019-10-24: Just sent my completed comps package off to my advisor with plans to send it to my committee next …

2019-10-11: Just finished writing the first draft of my last chapter of my comps package!

2019-10-10: The world is like “Why are comedians depressed and anxious?” and “Why are …

2019-10-08: TFW your birthing day float therapy self-care appointment gets cancelled & you spend your …

2019-10-08: Obligatory voting selfie!

2019-10-04: Today my doctor pointed out that after gestating a child for 9 months and nursing him for 33 months, …

2019-10-04: Threw off my anxiety just long enough to ask my doctor for anxiety meds. (Reader, she prescribed …

2019-10-04: On my commute this morning I was pondering further whether I’m a Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Since …

2019-10-03: Wizarding World app just sorted me into Slytherin, just as Pottermore did many years ago, so I guess …

2019-10-02: Freewrite! Writing is a messy process. When we see a finished piece of writing, we rarely see all the mess that went into creating it. As …

2019-09-27: Art by Paperhand artists.

2019-09-26: Current life goals: 1. Finish this gd comps chapter 2. Catch up on @_alexrowland’s & …

2019-09-26: I love this. My friend Alana & I used to hear some Eisley lyrics as …

2019-09-25: Coping when I'm not okay I’ve been feeling moderately not okay lately. Nothing truly devastating, but a sense of doom. …

2019-09-23: On theoretical and methodological literature reviews My blog post, A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow, is probably the most viewed thing on my …

2019-09-19: I haven’t listened, only skimmed the transcript, but @flourish & @elizabethminkel point …

2019-09-17: Two dissertation-related things I’ve been working on simultaneously: my final chapter of …

2019-09-14: At last, my leaning into the librarian stereotype is paying off!

2019-09-12: Whoever is going around SILS convincing people who’ve never met me that I’m awesome, …

2019-09-12: The scholarly endeavor is an inherently creative endeavor. And I’m going to explore the …

2019-09-11:

2019-09-04: The kid just told me he wants his third birthday party to have a Buffy theme, so I guess I’ve …

2019-08-30: A Brief Manifesto for My Research Months ago now, Margy Thomas of ScholarShape released a 7-day email course called Deep Why. I tucked …

2019-08-30:

2019-08-29: A conversation with @marijel_melo confirmed a suspicion I had that to a non-cosplayer, saying you …

2019-08-28: So, um, I have a not-remotely-secret cosplay alias now… Luna Wednesday ? Cosplayer …

2019-08-28: A chronic illness comedy! Where do I send my spec script? ❤️️ @emilyvgordon & @Sarah_Hyland

2019-08-26: Fell down a @tiktok_us cosplay hole thanks to @BrichibiTweets sharing this Ursula video from …

2019-08-16: On digital hiatus through August 26th. See y’all later!

2019-08-14: Is metascholarship a thing? Like, a field of study? Sometimes (often) I find myself more interested …

2019-08-14: I can cook all manner of foods, fashion clothing from yarn or fabric and thread, build furniture, …

2019-08-14: I need a t-shirt that says 50% Jo/50% Meg.

2019-08-14: I ran across Dr. Naomi Civins’s dissertation while citation chaining works about connective …

2019-08-13: Jargon in Academia I’m having a little brainstorm over here about my frustration with jargon in academia and the …

2019-08-13: Hormones have got my brain going “Understanding cyberethnographic redefinitions of traditional …

2019-08-13: My kid loves to know who’s singing the music we’re listening to so this morning when he …

2019-08-09: Kid at library (playing at train table): It’s Utopia! It’s disaster! Librarian: But …

2019-08-08: Memo: Affinity Spaces Gee introduced the concept of affinity spaces in his book Situated Language and Learning: A Critique …

2019-08-08: The longer I live, the more I begin to believe that My Actual People are only a very small subset of …

2019-08-05: Why I Have Trouble Fanning These Days I’ve been listening to the latest episode of Fansplaining, with guest Emily Nussbaum, and …

2019-08-03: This thread is phenomenal.

2019-08-02: Skimming the headlines for The Ringer’s ‘99 Music Week really brings home for me the …

2019-08-02: I just sent off the comps chapter that refused to be finished to my committee. It’s been 9 …

2019-08-01: It’s that thing where you’re almost done with a chapter of your comps lit review and you …

2019-07-30: I’m crowdsourcing a superhero-themed playlist for my son, heavily Marvel/Avengers-slanted …

2019-07-30: I’ve been using “fanfiction” instead of “fan fiction” when writing my …

2019-07-30: GIFs do not display in webmention backfed from Twitter via Brid.gy. See comment at kimberlyhirsh.com/2019/07/2… backfed from twitter.com/thoughtso…

2019-07-30: The Space Between: Reading, Writing, and a Third Thing (Thinking?) I’m not a very efficient writer. I have 20 hours of childcare a week, and usually lose two or …

2019-07-29: No YOU’RE developing a Super Why TRPG ruleset in your head because your almost-3-year-old is …

2019-07-29: My committee is great, but I’m not doing this. Let’s just set the expectation now.

2019-07-28: Life online and losing and finding my faith in it Get ready for some rambling, stream-of-consciousness, blogging-as-thinking. As a member of the …

2019-07-25: I want the cut where @julieklausner plays Pumbaa.

2019-07-24: I always miss theater. Let’s put on a show.

2019-07-23: Podcasts that are making my afternoons M. and I have an agreement, proposed and enforced by me, after we spent months with him as a tiny …

2019-07-20: A little light summer weekend reading.

2019-07-18: TFW when you’re reading Gee’s list of teaching features of video games and you just want …

2019-07-16: M’s teacher: I was talking to [other teacher] about crystals and M. said, “My mama has …

2019-07-16: 🔖 Gee, J. (2005). Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces: From the age of mythology to today’s …

2019-07-15: Who will I be this year? My friend Little Willow doesn’t make New Year’s Resolutions in January. She makes them …

2019-07-14: What would you like me to write more about? I love that Ton Zijlstra asked his readers a few years ago What would you like me to write more …

2019-07-14: Chicken Tikka Masala Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower and Peas - Skinnytaste I've …

2019-07-12: Hi! I’m an IndieWeb mother. My son will be 3 in October. Nice to meet you!

2019-07-12: The Kimberly Hirsh Eating Plan Hello, friends! Today I’m going to write up an idealistic eating plan for myself based on what …

2019-07-11: ✔️ Jellies ✔️ Lace-trim leggings ✔️ Hawkins AV Club shirt ✔️ One dangly earring, one stud ✔️ High …

2019-07-03: It seems like the authors of Affinity Online (https://nyupress.org/9781479852758/) deliberately …

2019-07-02: “It will surprise you not one bit,” I said to my friends some months ago after an escape …

2019-07-02: Key summer goth accessories: parasol handfan cooling scarf sunglasses sunscreen scent of cloves …

2019-07-02: The end of this keynote gets at exactly what I was talking about in my last post. When we own our …

2019-07-02: Constructing websites as constructing ourselves: Thinking out loud This is just me, thinking out loud, so expect it to be rough, incomplete, unpolished. But I thought …

2019-06-27: True fact: 100% of my group cosplay ideas are aimed at getting @tceles_b_hsup in a long wig + bish …

2019-06-27: To distract me from my current “The world is a garbage fire” emotional spiral, …

2019-06-26: 📚 Gee, J. P. (2004). Situated Language and Learning : A Critique of Traditional Schooling. London, …

2019-06-22: Me, to my colleagues: I could really use a tote bag for the flight home. Y’all think …

2019-06-17: Project READY is live! Still blogging infrequently and mostly absent from social media, but this is a huge piece of work. I …

2019-05-29: My work is to take care of myself. I’m still on hiatus from social media activity and comments on my blog posts are still closing …

2019-05-20: Austin Kleon talks about daily blogging as being related to the ideas of stock and flow, and I think …

2019-05-10: On hiatus A little over a year ago, I told a friend: Started blogging in my bullet journal, realized this is …

2019-05-08: TTFN I’m taking a digital hiatus of sorts starting Friday, 5/10/2019. I haven’t decided how …

2019-05-03: My writing process: Structure is central. A quick note about my own writing and the way I’m working these days. I plan to do a more …

2019-05-02: Current wishlist: everything at this shop, which bills itself as “Goth Mom Central,” but …

2019-04-30: It’s not noon yet and I’ve had a phone meeting and talked with my insurance agent, so …

2019-04-25: Because I was a child when it started, I just started watching 90210 for the first time and …

2019-04-24: Memo: Connected Learning, Libraries, and Change The elements of connected learning (interests, relationships, opportunities, sponsorship of youth …

2019-04-22: Reading notes forthcoming.

2019-04-22: When words won't go in your brain I suffer from migraines. I’ve gotten them since I was around 7 years old. There are any number …

2019-04-19: I found this article because I wanted to read romance novels again. I decided to check out the …

2019-04-16: Memo: Defining Connected Learning Connected Learning can be conceived of in three ways: as a type of learning experience that occurs …

2019-04-13: I’ve been solo parenting for almost a week and we’re currently at Defcon Watching …

2019-04-11: 📚 Ito, M., Martin, C., Pfister, R. C., Rafalow, M. H., Salen, K., & Wortman, A. (2019). Affinity …

2019-04-11: Bender, S., & Peppler, K. (2019). Connected learning ecologies as an emerging opportunity …

2019-04-11: Martin, Crystle A. “Information Literacy in Interest-Driven Learning Communities: Navigating the Sea …

2019-04-11: Itō, M., Baumer, S., Bittanti, M., Boyd, D., Cody, R., Stephenson, B. H., … Tripp, L. (2009). …

2019-04-11: This morning I told my son, “Mommy used to be a teacher. Did you know that?” He said, …

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2019-04-09: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Top 3 Most Resonant Songs for Me, Personally I mentioned in my post about writing comedy from the heart that the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is …

2019-04-09: Me: I just want an in-depth explanation of how the Connected Learning model is different than it was …

2019-04-08: Reading notes forthcoming.

2019-04-07: Writing comedy from the heart It feels like there have been a thousand times Rachel Bloom has said something in an interview and I …

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2019-04-03: I read this book twice last year and just re-read it again in anticipation of Austin Kleon’s …

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2019-04-01: Found myself thinking, “I want to play a map game but like a handholdy one, not Breath of the …

2019-04-01: Dissertating in the Open: Keeping a Public Research Notebook I’m making a few notes to myself here to document my process for keeping a public research …

2019-04-01: Bilandzic, M. (2013). Connected learning in the library as a product of hacking, making, social …

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2019-03-30: Yes. Disability/chronic illness + parenting means spoons (ie energy) that I used to be able to …

2019-03-30: If you want to check out the video or notes for my keynote presentation at today’s …

2019-03-30: My favorite website since isbelalugosidead.com. (Which is now lapsed? @willrad I might have to buy …

2019-03-29: Larson, K., Ito, M., Brown, E., Hawkins, M., Pinkard, N., & Sebring, P. (2013). Safe Space and …

2019-03-29: Ito, M., & Martin, C. (Fall 2013). Connected Learning and the Future of Libraries. Young Adult …

2019-03-29: Ito, M., Gutiérrez, K., Livingstone, S., Penuel, B., Rhodes, J., Salen, K., … Craig Watkins, S. …

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2019-03-26: These books are magical, but like all our faves, they’ve got some problems. See American …

2019-03-26: Kaitlyn Tiffany interviews Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention …

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2019-03-21: Google Books exports highlights and marginalia to a Google Doc titled Notes from “Book …

2019-03-20: indieweb-post-kinds Post editor URL doesn't display editor When I use Post Kind WordPress editor URLs with the ?kindurl= extension, I get an editor window that …

2019-03-18: I’m giving the keynote at IndieWebCamp New Haven on March 30. You can attend remotely! In …

2019-03-18: I can’t wait to see what I come up with, either! I’ve been trying to track down other …

2019-03-18: Attending remotely, as I’m able given I have a toddler. And, oh yeah, keynoting!

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2019-03-15: Testing some IndieWeb functionality and this tweet seemed worth sharing…

2019-03-15: Neutral good, to the surprise of absolutely no one.

2019-03-15: I started implementing separate RSS feeds for different types of content a while back but just set …

2019-03-14: Dissertating in the Open: Your First Meeting with Your Committee It’s been more than 3 months since I had my first committee meeting, but I still want to write …

2019-03-01: Having a paper accepted with revisions on the first submission is reason to celebrate, yeah? …

2019-03-01: Me, writing my comps about cosplay: I’m almost out of space and I haven’t even mentioned …

2019-02-18: Unexpectedly shattered I’ve been working on editing the fourth episode of my Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast, Things …

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2019-02-12: I attended my first dissertation defense yesterday. I came home and told W. that we’ll be …

2019-02-11: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell I just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. And now I want to be best friends with her, …

2019-02-09: I organized my closet and now I’m too tired to cook dinner. This is peak Kimberly.

2019-02-06: Trying on a new epithet: librariacafan.

2019-02-06: Still drafting the first chapter, but it has a cover and a summary… The Watchers Council had …

2019-02-06: Miserable human beings who you wouldn’t want to spend a second with in real life are capable of …

2019-02-06: Making a note to myself to come back to this Austin Kleon blog post and write about it in …

2019-02-05: I’ve fallen down an internet rabbit hole! My current work = reading about cosplay. Cosplay is …

2019-01-23: Why Do I Have to Choose Between Being a Writer and Being a Mother? We need narratives about women …

2019-01-16: Book Review: Pop Classics Buffy the Vampire Slayer 📚 Most people who know me know that the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite things. …

2019-01-16: I could learn to repair drywall and fix sinking bathroom tile but for now I’m just going to …

2019-01-15: Just submitted my first draft of my first chapter of my comps lit review to my committee for …

2019-01-14: Stop optimizing. Start nourishing. A week ago, my friend shared the video for Lizzo’s song “Juice.” I commented, …

2019-01-10: You can tell I’m approaching middle age because I think of my car as my new car and I just got …

2019-01-10: On Millennial burnout Some notes on Millennial burnout. This started as a Twitter thread because I needed a frictionless …

2019-01-10: I found this Man Repeller post via the Holisticism newsletter. (One of my favorite reads every …

2019-01-09: Submitted a solo-authored manuscript today, so in true millennial fashion, I feel like I deserve …

2019-01-09: 2019 Word of the Year: PHASE It’s January 9 and I’m finally ready to talk about my intentions for this year. I …

2018-12-30: I’m lucky: they gave me a canonical #spidersona, trying to figure out how to make a better …

2018-12-30: Have now escaped 100% of @bullcityescape's rooms. And we'll be back when they make new ones!

2018-12-29: I’m here for improv in libraries AND I recommend checking out FairPlayMN’s documents on …

2018-12-28: Writing music and reading music are different music. My writing music is video game or film scores. …

2018-12-21: I need to be reading & writing about information literacy as a sociocultural/sociotechnical …

2018-12-14: Today I listened to Lindsay Mack’s amazing first episode of the new version of her podcast, in …

2018-12-12: What Kimberly Wrote, 12/12/2018 I wrote 2 pages about new models of information literacy in affinity spaces today, or about 968 …

2018-12-10: Toward a personal brand I find myself admiring people who seem together. They are well-coiffed. Their clothes are carefully …

2018-12-07: Friends with Secrets Three friends with different backgrounds participated in online text therapy …

2018-12-07: Me, to W— this morning: I don’t know if you can cast every musical with the characters …

2018-12-07: Dissertating in the Open: Putting Together a Committee WITH TEMPLATES! Y’all, I’m scholarlily-enamored of my committee. (Scholarlily is a new adverb. I give it …

2018-12-04: I had a great first meeting with my doctoral committee today and am in that rare antsy …

2018-12-03: Dissertating in the Open: Designing a Comprehensive Literature Review I think every doctoral program is different in what they expect from students for qualifying …

2018-11-30: Yesterday I received my first order from Whisper Sisters, purveyors of fine perfume oils. I found …

2018-11-27: Adulting achievements After yesterday’s musings on adulting, I found myself looking for various resources that …

2018-11-26: How Netflix?s She-Ra found a specific sound for its kick-ass princess The reboot?s soundtrack was …

2018-11-26: Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives : zen habits zenhabits.net …

2018-11-26: On adulting I'm Turning 30. Do I Need Adulting Lessons? There's a whole cottage industry devoted to teaching …

2018-11-16: #100DaysOfCode 2/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Applied Accessibility, Responsive Web Design …

2018-11-16: Dissertating in the Open: Identifying a Research Question & Writing a Prospectus First, huge thanks to Dr. Laura Gogia for the descriptive phrase “Dissertating in the …

2018-11-15: #100DaysOfCode 1/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Basic HTML & HTML5, Basic CSS, & Applied Visual …

2018-11-15: #100DaysofCode I’m publicly committing to the 100DaysOfCode Challenge starting today! #100DaysOfCode I did my …

2018-11-07: Aquariums (American English plural) always feel like transcendent and magical spaces to me.

2018-11-06: If MAGIC is aligning ENERGY with INTENTION in order to bring about CHANGE, VOTING is a MAGICAL ACT. …

2018-11-05: From the NY Times: Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones Ballet dancers of color have long painted, …

2018-11-01: #AcWriMo: A declaration Hi friends. Here I’m declaring my intent to participate in #AcWriMo. Here are my goals: …

2018-10-24: What do I want to do with my life? Resources to help you find the answer. I was talking with some fellow co-working moms about matrescence and how it kind of shakes up …

2018-10-22: Hi yes @sfosternyc is 100% my pretend Broadway BFF.

2018-10-16: Me: I think I’m going to embrace my age. I’m thinking of reading Marion Zimmer Bradley …

2018-10-16: Hi there. I’m just over here working on my comps (makerspaces, gaming, fandom, theory, …

2018-10-15: On living a fragmented life Saturday night, W. and I went to the tour of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy. If you like …

2018-10-12: Trends in YA Library Services I did a quick count today of the trends identified by the Center for the Future of Libraries and the …

2018-10-05: My brother made this awesome animated short. It’s probably my favorite of all his work. You …

2018-10-05: [caption id=“attachment_6254” align=“aligncenter” width=“840”]On …

2018-09-30: This image by The Latest Kate is my ideal self.

2018-09-29: So many people I know and love probably need this card right now. (Let’s be honest; I’m …

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2018-09-27: Little known facts about The Incredible Hulk, according to my almost-two-year-old: He plays soccer. …

2018-09-26: You know you’re from Durham when your toddler distinguishes food trucks from all other trucks. …

2018-09-24: Fundamental parenting truth: the night before you plan to commit to eating healthier is the night …

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2018-09-21: Let's party like it's 2016. Because I still know some people who are into it and because it’s super fun to play with my …

2018-09-18: Another day, another rejection. #shareyourrejections

2018-09-06: The top of my dresser has been a mess for weeks. Took less than 15 minutes to get it in shape while …

2018-09-06: Dear LIS researchers of the early oughts, Second Life is not a game. Please stop clogging up my …

2018-09-02: All you really need to know about me to understand me is that my high school years were bookended by …

2018-08-24: Disappearing from most of the Interwebs until after Labor Day. See y’all later! (Deleting …

2018-08-20: Submitted a paper to a conference before I’d run the study. One reviewer suggested the study …

2018-08-19: I constantly have to remind myself that of the 6 semesters of my doctoral program, only 1 happened …

2018-08-17: Newly dedicated magic corner. I just took a little time to clear out and clean my corner desk, which was never getting used for …

2018-08-16: Some quick thoughts on my IndieWeb implementation. Hi Internet friends. I have been tweaking my website a lot this week and wanted to write a few notes …

2018-08-16: Hey, Twitter. If you’re one of my followers who doesn’t know me IRL but would actually …

2018-08-12: Unfollowing Everybody I'm probably going to unfollow everybody from Twitter on Monday. Please don't take it personally. …

2018-08-10: I saw @tceles_B_hsup play Dickon in The Secret Garden. He was dreamy. A couple years later we were in a I saw @tceles_B_hsup play Dickon in The Secret Garden. He was dreamy. A couple years later we were …

2018-08-10: @CupcakeGoth @Gwenda I actually have a Goodreads shelf called "jilli-recs" and these may have to go on there. @CupcakeGoth @Gwenda I actually have a Goodreads shelf called “jilli-recs” and these may …

2018-08-10: @Gwenda I needed to find out what all of these were, and OF COURSE @CupcakeGoth had my back... cupcake-goth.dreamwidth.org/tag/avon+satan… @Gwenda I needed to find out what all of these were, and OF COURSE @CupcakeGoth had my back… …

2018-08-10: Don't let me forget: next week I want to write up & blog some advanced lit review techniques that I Don’t let me forget: next week I want to write up & blog some advanced lit review …

2018-08-10: Things I like: space, unicorns, space unicorns, cats, space cats on unicorns, goth stuff, cupcakes, books, food sme… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Things I like: space, unicorns, space unicorns, cats, space cats on unicorns, goth stuff, cupcakes, …

2018-08-10: I bought this dress & wore it to a wedding recently and basically I want this to be my whole I bought this dress & wore it to a wedding recently and basically I want this to be my whole …

2018-08-10: @MagpieLibrarian I genuinely thought this was deliberate. @MagpieLibrarian I genuinely thought this was deliberate.

2018-08-10: Can't even focus enough today to copy notes from my bullet journal into Google Docs. Can’t even focus enough today to copy notes from my bullet journal into Google Docs.

2018-08-09: Pretty sure I can start counting consuming @acafanmom's Patreon as work? Yay! Pretty sure I can start counting consuming @acafanmom’s Patreon as work? Yay!

2018-08-09: Genuinely refreshing Twitter to keep me awake bc my kid won't nap and I feel like I'm dying. Genuinely refreshing Twitter to keep me awake bc my kid won’t nap and I feel like I’m …

2018-08-09: When you realize you're closer to being the Darling Mermaid Darlings than you are to being Chuck or the Pie When you realize you’re closer to being the Darling Mermaid Darlings than you are to being …

2018-08-09: Heeeeey Twitter, anybody up for being my writing buddy and offering feedback on a 153-word abstract for a lit revie… Heeeeey Twitter, anybody up for being my writing buddy and offering feedback on a 153-word abstract …

2018-08-08: To everyone who follows me in hopes of seeing pictures of @tceles_B_hsup's kid... Sorry. To everyone who follows me in hopes of seeing pictures of @tceles_B_hsup’s kid… Sorry.

2018-08-08: This is Damask Bowie, reporting for NPR News. twitter.com/jennievander/s… This is Damask Bowie, reporting for NPR News.

2018-08-08: @allisunrae I'm definitely still working on the critique part. But honestly, if you simultaneously synthesize inste… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… @allisunrae I’m definitely still working on the critique part. But honestly, if you …

2018-08-07: A grave error I have made a grave error. I ate carrots and hummus for lunch, but that is not a lunch. It’s a …

2018-08-07: Be who you want to be. A thing I’m telling myself today that you may need to hear, too: Who do you want to be later? …

2018-08-06: First newsletter issue goes out today The first issue of my newsletter goes out today. Thoughts on peak nostalgia and assurances that you …

2018-08-04: Katie Linder on Radical Self-Trust I find myself having a lot of existential crises lately. I think it makes sense for somebody who is …

2018-08-03: Not Being the Best Isn't the Same as Being Mediocre I’m reading Emilie Wapnick’s book How to Be Everything and I got to this section header …

2018-08-03: Twitter. Let's talk about the intersection between #CLinTE and LIS education. Any iSchools doing great work in CL that you Twitter. Let's talk about the intersection between #CLinTE and LIS education. Any iSchools doing …

2018-08-03: Impatient for #CLS2018 proceedings after seeing all these great tweets. Impatient for #CLS2018 proceedings after seeing all these great tweets.

2018-08-02: My life = productive morning + watch The Great British Baking Show the rest of the day.

2018-07-31: Lori Morimoto on Twitter Thread. This is one of the reasons I haven’t spent my time in school worrying about doing …

2018-07-31: edu522 Librarians and teachers looking to squeeze three more weeks of PD into their summer might want to …

2018-07-30: Woman About the Internet Drew Zandonella-Stannard perfectly captures the reality of early parenthood in the latest issue of …

2018-07-30: Newsletter: You Got This I have been really digging newsletters for the past several months. I’m planning to do a write …

2018-07-30: My new newsletter: Like a high five in your inbox. Platonic love notes and things that made me think of My new newsletter: Like a high five in your inbox. Platonic love notes and things that made me think …

2018-07-26: It’s that thing of when other people are working on your area of research interest but they …

2018-07-26: 🔖📚 No Romance Required 30 Books About Girl – Boy Friendships Me: “Okay but everyone wants to …

2018-07-26: Me to my advisor today: Okay but what if my dissertation is about makerspaces AND gaming AND fandom? …

2018-07-25: Hoopla Cookbooks Just browsed the cooking section of the Durham County Library Hoopla Collection and I’m blown …

2018-07-24: What Kimberly Wrote, 7/24/2018 I wrote 279 words about definitions of “makerspace” today. Tomorrow: reviewing all 26ish …

2018-07-24: The Jonathan Van Ness of Library Science Just thought to myself, “I want to be the Jonathan Van Ness of library science.” …

2018-07-23: Hey writers. What are your day jobs? Hey writers. What are your day jobs?

2018-07-23: Planning Microtasks to Match Your Energy (or Spoons) I’m fairly open about the fact that I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and polycystic ovary …

2018-07-22: This is a great example of a library policy that was excluding people and how a library professional changed it. This is a great example of a library policy that was excluding people and how a library professional …

2018-07-22: Spider-Woman Reading the Hopeless/Rodriguez run of Spider-Woman and feeling super seen. Sorry for weird colors- I …

2018-07-22: Happy anniversary, Will! When you have been together for almost 20 years and you’re both librarians. Happy anniversary, …

2018-07-21: Writing Motivation Me: ugh writing this comps lit review is such a slog Also Me: I should probably put together an …

2018-07-18: Internet like it's 2001 [caption id=“attachment_5077” align=“aligncenter” …

2018-07-18: What Kimberly Wrote, 7/18/2018 My makerspaces lit review is just over 25 pages, with two sections left to write: definitions and …

2018-07-18: I Robot, You Jane True story, the “I Robot, You Jane” episode of Things of Bronze is the episode I’m …

2018-07-17: Your Website Hey friend! Do you have a website and/or blog? I want to visit it! Tell me about it, please.

2018-07-17: Instant Pot Bought an Instant Pot at the urging of fellow co-working parents and I don’t know how long …

2018-07-14: It's my birthday. I’m 37 today. It’s a number that sounds grown up. I think I felt more grown up at 27, …

2018-07-14: Roxane Gay It feels perfect to come across this on my 37th birthday.

2018-07-12: A good night Tonight I went to Goth night at a Tarot-themed bar/lounge. I ate delicious Indian food from the …

2018-07-12: I've forgotten how to feel better. Most of my adult life has been impacted by chronic illness. I’ve got two: Hashimoto’s …

2018-07-12: How old is my kid even? I’ve been saying my kid is 22 months old for a few days but I’m just now realizing …

2018-07-11: Headcanon At age 22 months, M. is generating Curious George/Pigeon crossovers, so yeah, definitely my kid.

2018-07-09: What Kimberly Wrote, Through 7/9/18 My makerspaces lit review is now at just over 15 pages. It’s mostly cutting and pasting from …

2018-07-01: Now: July 2018 Here’s a complete list of everything I’ve got going on right now. And by “going …

2018-06-29: A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow Remember how I was going to read Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle and see if it had any lessons …

2018-06-29: #FSN2018 Falling down the #FSN2018 rabbit hole and it’s keeping me going right now.

2018-06-27: Too much/not enough Isn’t it odd how it’s possible to feel simultaneously that you are too much and not …

2018-06-27: What Kimberly Wrote, through 06/27/18 I haven’t been keeping track daily like I hoped to, but this chunk of my literature review now …

2018-06-27: Patronus Fuel

2018-06-24: At Lafayette Cemetery No 1

2018-06-23: A Goth in New Orleans, Day 1 [caption id="" align=“alignnone” width=“2592”]Embrace your …

2018-06-21: I married well. Just had a very serious conversation with my husband about our future as immortals and what type of …

2018-06-21: On the eve of falling in love with a new city I’m going to New Orleans tomorrow for the American Library Association conference and I …

2018-06-14: Birthday Party Kiiiiind of want to host/play in an improv comedy jam for my birthday on July 14.

2018-06-13: Toddler Parent Responsibilities In the interest of helping myself recognize what things I do as the parent of a toddler, I’m …

2018-06-12: Alternatives to "What do you do?" and "What are you going to do with that?" It’s not that careers aren’t an important part of our identity, they just aren’t …

2018-06-12: Instead of asking “what is my one true calling in life?”, ask “what are the many things I would like …

2018-06-11: Now: June 2018 Here’s a complete list of everything I’ve got going on right now. And by “going …

2018-06-11: What Kimberly Wrote, 06/11/18 Finished converting my concept map to an outline. Tomorrow: WRITING!

2018-06-11: A visitor This friend was sitting on my front porch welcome mat when I left for the chiropractor this morning. …

2018-06-10: A blog post about everything. This might get a little stream-of-consciousness. Consider yourself warned. I went to a play today. …

2018-06-04: What Kimberly Wrote, 6/4/2018 Today I added 11 studies to my concept map for my makerspaces literature review. Tomorrow: finishing …

2018-06-04: Make a Note I’ve gotten into the habit of saving links in Feedly or Pocket with every intention of writing …

2018-06-01: 2018 So Far I was listening to Lindsay Mack’s Tarot for the Wild Soul monthly medicine podcast for June, …

2018-05-25: Anne McCaffrey I don’t know, do y’all feel like Anne McCaffrey liked dragons?

2018-05-25: Ira Glass's Commencement Speech at the Columbia Journalism School I love commencement speeches as a genre. I wasn’t remotely inspired by the one at my own …

2018-05-24: #edcampcode Who’s going to #edcampcode in Raleigh on June 20? @nathan_stevens?

2018-05-23: What Kimberly Wrote, 5/21 - 5/23, 2018 I’m working on the concept map for my makerspaces in libraries lit review. Nice progress so …

2018-05-23: They weren’t kidding about Reviewer 2.

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2018-05-20: What Kimberly Wrote, May 20, 2018 Surprise work session today! Took advantage of bonus nanny time to get a couple’s work session …

2018-05-19: 📺 She-Ra and Girl Culture When I learned Noelle Stevenson was showrunning a She-Ra reboot, I was psyched. I haven’t read …

2018-05-17: What Kimberly Wrote, May 17, 2018 Today I have reviewed and written a synthetic note for one journal article. I also wrote my earlier …

2018-05-17: What Kimberly Wrote, August 2015 - May 16, 2018 As promised yesterday, I’m going to start tracking my daily work productivity, mostly to help …

2018-05-16: From Wil Wheaton: I love reading about other creative people’s processes, especially writers, so this look …

2018-05-15: Crocheted Bobbles Finally taking on Kim Werker’s Craftsy class, Next Steps in Crochet. Here is my little swatch …

2018-05-14: #libfive I love the amazing work that the students at Mount Vernon Middle School are doing to educate school …

2018-05-14: The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Finished 05/09/2018. This is a (perhaps the) foundational work on young adult library services. I …

2018-05-13: Thinking of you on Mother's Day Art by Mari Andrew. If you are a person for whom Mother’s Day is less fraught, perhaps you …

2018-05-11: How to Learn Anything A couple of months ago, I asked my friends, “What do I know or can I do that you wish I would …

2018-05-10: Podcast Movement 28 Day Podcast Challenge I’m participating in a 28 Day podcast challenge with Podcast Movement through the end of this …

2018-05-10: Reply to Greg McVerry With respect to standardized markup around online courses, are you familiar with lrmi.dublincore.org …

2018-05-09: The Librarians Who Moonlight as Artists: A Roundtable Discussion Occasionally, Google gets it right when it suggests articles for me, and all of its creepy data …

2018-05-08: Obligatory Voting Selfie, 5/8/18 Primary

2018-05-06: 🔖🎭🎵 Hear Aaron Tveit’s ‘Come What May’ Before Moulin Rouge! Musical Premieres in Boston I cried a little watching this. I adore Moulin Rouge. It shaped my aesthetic more than anything had …

2018-05-05: This is what a happy birthday looks like.

2018-05-05: Doing My Part to Fix the Internet: A Follow-up A little over a year ago, I wrote about how a post by Vicki Boykis and a comment by Chris Aldrich …

2018-05-04: #MomLife Text Adventure You have 40 minutes before your childcare ends. Do you: A) ? take a shower B) ? take a nap C) ? take …

2018-05-03: Finished reading this early this morning. It does so many things so well. It is a good introduction …

2018-05-02: The 57 Bus Reading this book in the car while the toddler naps. I started this book on Monday. It’s a …

2018-05-01: Healing PCOS I’ve been awaiting this book since it was announced. Now it’s here and I’m going …

2018-04-29: Rupert Giles, Actual School Librarian Probably going to write a series of fics in which Giles just has to do normal school librarian …

2018-04-29: Epawnine and Clawsette Thanks to Saturday Night Live’s Lobster Les Mis, Clawsette and Epawnine are now in the running …

2018-04-28: The Joy and Sorrow of Rereading Holt’s "How Children Learn" How Children Learn by John Holt Marked to-read 04/28/18.

2018-04-28: PRE ORDER "Roll Like a Girl" Enamel Pins (ships Late June/ Early July) If you got me one of these, it would arrive just in time for my birthday in mid-July! I like the …

2018-04-27: Internet Memories, 1993 I’ve been on the Internet for a quarter of a century. I think I want to write a big, full …

2018-04-27: Want to read: The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids by Alexandra …

2018-04-27: How to repay us I love this so much.

2018-04-26: Percolating Projects, April 2018 Here’s a complete list of everything I’ve got going on right now. And by “going …

2018-04-25: Galatea Kent What, you DON’T have a bunch of Harry Potter role-playing names just lying around?

2018-04-25: Same except add mom responsibilities and oh yeah I’ve already failed oops.

2018-04-25: PopSugar Stole Influencers’ Instagrams — Along With Their Profits This has me thinking about the dangers of algorithms and the role of social media silos in the …

2018-04-24: This PSA About Fake News From Barack Obama Is Not What It Appears This blew my mind. I narrowly managed to avoid falling down a rabbit hole looking for thinkpieces on …

2018-04-23: 🎧 Listened to Janelle James Discovers She’s a Comedian and Not a Gardener. It feels ironic that the …

2018-04-23: 🔖 Songs By Librarians For Librarians: NYPL Sings I love this! I have long dreamed of being a …

2018-04-22: What balance looks like right now When my mind is sharp, I work on my comprehensive exams. When it’s fuzzy but not dull, I work …

2018-04-22: Silicon Valley S5E3 "Chief Operating Officer" Was watching Silicon Valley S5E3 and Richard started waxing poetic about redecentralizing the …

2018-04-21: Jenny Lawson is Very Fond of Creepy Smiling Dead Animals and Worries Quite a Bit I’ve always enjoyed The Bloggess when she came across my radar (And that’s why you …

2018-04-20: Haenyeo: Women Divers of Korea Haenyeo: Women Divers of Korea - Marked to-read on 04/20/2018. Found via Broadly via Laura Olin.

2018-04-20: Define yourself in 4 films. #Filmstruck4 Splash (1984), Labyrinth (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), Beaches (1988) Tagged by @allieacts. Tagging …

2018-04-20: .@tceles_B_hsup retweeting this feels really personal.

2018-04-19: Mars and Her Children, Mars and Her Children - Marked to-read 4/19/18. Found via Laura Olin.

2018-04-18: To Somebody, You Are an Expert This morning, I popped M. in the stroller and walked him the three quarters of a mile to the doula …

2018-04-17: You can help the web be better in 2018: just ditch Facebook and use your browser instead Step 1 was returning to my own site. Step 2 was returning to RSS I think Step 3 will be returning to …

2018-04-17: Cathy Fisher on fixing Fb: Go back to your 2001 fan site This is basically what I’m doing on my own website. I ask myself, “How did I use the …

2018-04-17: This has been my desktop wallpaper all semester. (@raulpacheco @CalmingManatee)