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: Reading misuthewitch’s thesis for my Artist Date today. [Image Description: A tablet in a โ€ฆ

: I’m RSVPing yes to IndieWebCamp Personal Libraries Pop Up Session. Excited to chat about how โ€ฆ

: Six month check-in: Who am I at 40?

: When is a gap not a gap? Doing research that hasn't already been done

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Only Work Ethic I Care About is the One on Star Trek Yes! When a 20th c guy ends up on โ€ฆ

: More than a little psyched about Emily Vardell & Sarah Beth Nelson’s paper Teaching โ€ฆ

: Okay, world. I’m going to try turning it off and then turning it on again, “it” โ€ฆ

: In the spirit of cosmic effery that embracing radical uncertainty requires, I turned my ankle this โ€ฆ

: Sent my mom the Six of Crows duology for her Kindle. Pretty pleased with myself. ๐Ÿ“š

: Tag yourself. I’m Arcade Fire Dad (sub in improv troupe for band). โ€ฆ

: I love my job and some yammering about writing

: I’m back to cross-posting from my site automatically to Twitter. Everywhere else I’m โ€ฆ

: The Empath’s Dilemma: You won’t cry for yourself, but you cry really hard when you start โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Read What is โ€œDark Academia,โ€ and why is it trending on social media in 2022?

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

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors.

: My mom was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia this week and started chemo yesterday. If you โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Encanto. Lovely.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Homebound Symphony by @ayjay Iโ€™m trying to be the Homebound Symphony. Just one person โ€ฆ

: Key lines from “Surface Pressure": Give it to your sister, your sister’s older โ€ฆ

: I haven’t seen ENCANTO but I gather Luisa is the middle sister and yet her song is the anthem โ€ฆ

: Peak IndieWeb Eldest Daughter Kimberly: considering for a few minutes trying to do a self-hosted โ€ฆ

: W’s aunt gave M an amaryllis and it’s blooming. Big Alice in Wonderland vibes. [Image โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– I highly recommend Everything Is Awful and Iโ€™m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up as a โ€ฆ

: I am immensely pleased to be getting so much new Star Trek in the next few months. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Tamsyn Muir Understood the Assignment: The Locked Tomb Seriesโ€™ Expansive Exploration of Death โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read As We May Think by Vannevar Bush This 1945 essay by Vannebar Bush is one of the first texts โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why PhDs Need to Study Creative Writing. Awesome piece with an excellent argument. I’ve โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read We Are All Hostages to Anti-Semitism by Yair Rosenberg Excellent piece about how โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Hypertext Gardens. Efficient traversal provides the information readers think they want, but โ€ฆ

: I’m experimenting with building a digital garden via a personal wiki so of course my first โ€ฆ

: Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way. Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š

: On indefinite hiatus from most social media

: Just a little pro tip, muting words on Twitter will not prevent them from appearing in the โ€ฆ

: New bio/tagline: “mothering, researching, reading, writing, playing, making, always โ€ฆ

: Testing my commitment to embracing radical uncertainty

: Finished reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I โ€ฆ

: What gave her strength then? We cannot know for sure. That contrary thing inside her? The hard โ€ฆ

: Okay, I’ll do the 10 year challenge.

: Easy magic is pretty. Great magic asks that you trouble the waters. It requires a disruption, โ€ฆ

: Yesterday I interrupted my kid’s marathon viewing of BLIPPI and transformed it into a marathon โ€ฆ

: My reading life ๐Ÿ“š

: Currently reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I โ€ฆ

: My workplace harassment training is promoting person-first language, but ends with โ€ฆ

: Wisdom from my blog archives: What if everything I am - everything Iโ€™ve tried to improve in this โ€ฆ

: No YOU’RE thinking about writing a fanfic that’s just an IRB application for a โ€ฆ

: Now that I’m gainfully employed, mosts of my discretionary spending is going to creators in โ€ฆ

: How Iโ€™m Getting Through a Brain Fog Day

: Future Directions for Connected Learning in Libraries

: Me: If I were going to write fiction, what genre should I write? Brain: YA high fantasy. Me: does โ€ฆ

: W: Do you know the first documented time “Google” was used as a verb? Me: Yes, it was on โ€ฆ

: I started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses because it’s, um, overdue & 9 people have it โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Read What happens when we die. Beautiful notes from Maria Popova on the novel Mr g.

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

: Connected Learning in Libraries: Changes and Challenges

: Want to read: The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic by Joseph W. Meeker ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The comedy of survival.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read “I Feel Very Uncomfortable When People Call Me A Writer”. Great conversation โ€ฆ

: This is a note to myself to write about how connected learning has existential value, not just โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Dead Collections: A Novel by Isaac Fellman ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐ŸŽต Had to skip “Moonlight Sonata” on the Spotify Dark Academia Classical playlist because โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Lost Time in COVID. Overall, we have, of necessity, learned to value the quality of our time โ€ฆ

: I just got finished with my onboarding meeting for the Connected Learning Lab and I can’t โ€ฆ

: Google Scholar: Hi Dr. Kimberly, would you like some journal articles about families playing Pokemon โ€ฆ

: How Connected Learning Happens in Libraries

: Pretty psyched that this is my new institution.

: My time is vampire time: The critical disability studies concept of "crip time" ๐Ÿ“šโ™ฟ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Everyone should blog.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Celebrate by Writing.

: Somebody wrote a post on with the title “Everybody should blog” in the past โ€ฆ

: What is Connected Learning?

: Fighting with the VPN so I can have off-campus library access. Academia, how I’ve missed you. โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽต I’m listening to the full album of Lady Gaga’s BORN THIS WAY for the first time, and โ€ฆ

: 1/3/22 plan: Wake up at normal time, hang out with kid, eat wholesome food, clean bedroom, prep for โ€ฆ

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

: New rule: Especially on days when my kid is home from school, it’s okay if my routines โ€ฆ

: 10 Video Games to Know Me ๐ŸŽฎ Final Fantasy Final Fantasy VII Street Fighter Alpha 3 Rhapsody: A โ€ฆ

: 10 TV Shows to Know Me ๐Ÿ“บ The Muppet Show Punky Brewster Star Trek: The Next Generation The Kids In โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read True gender-neutral clothing must go beyond fancy sweatpants. I love the idea of a shop where โ€ฆ

: Welp, my corkboard is now mostly a collage of tarot and oracle cards. The mermaids are very โ€ฆ

: Quick Thoughts on TRULY DEVIOUS ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson ๐Ÿ“š

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

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “We are being asked to no longer abandon ourselves, to embrace and make space for all parts โ€ฆ

: Happy New Year from the hair I just cut off in a literal and symbolic act of lightening my load. โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read 6 ways to deal with anxiety and uncertainty this winter. One way to embrace radical โ€ฆ

: Closing out the year with a couple of runs in Hades ๐ŸŽฎ followed by some Star Trek: The Next โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life. This is an excellent way to โ€ฆ

: My only resolution for 2022: Embrace [radical uncertainty] โ€ฆ

: The Extreme Unknown: 2021 Year-in-Review & Thoughts for 2022

: ๐Ÿ”– Read There Is No โ€œBest ofโ€ List From Me This Year. ๐Ÿ“š Beautiful writing from Kelly Jensen: how โ€ฆ

: I just finished the midseason finale of #StarTrekDiscovery and I thought it was beautifully done. โ€ฆ

: Me, watching STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and seeing a newborn in a glass bassinet in sickbay with โ€ฆ

: I just watched the SHORT TREKS episode “Q & A” and it has me really excited for โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read All Your Followers Will Not Buy Your Book - by Kate McKean โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Yes, Social Media Can Sell Books. But Not If Publishers Sit on Their Hands | Jane Friedman โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Millions of Followers? For Book Sales, โ€˜Itโ€™s Unreliable.โ€™ - The New York Times โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal. This time last year, my โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read if weโ€™re all about to get Omicron, here are 5 tips from a long-hauler (via @agilelisa on โ€ฆ

: I don’t know how your December 25 is going, but my spouse gave me a Roy Kent Christmas card so โ€ฆ

: I’m that annoying friend who loves Christmas way too much but, like, the exhausted goth โ€ฆ

: It’s unseasonably warm here in central NC and will be even warmer tomorrow. Many people have โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “North Americans practice embalming, but we do not believe in embalming.” Smoke Gets โ€ฆ

: Bodies donated to Western Carolina University’s forensic anthropology program end up in the โ€ฆ

: Until now, you’ve had to have a account to reply to my blog posts or sometimes, โ€ฆ

: My Reading Year 2021 ๐Ÿ“š

: I had assumed that since I, a 40-year-old mother of a young child, have been very into Dark Academia โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Scholarship of Sexy Privilege: Why Do I Love Dark Academia Books? …there will โ€ฆ

: Listen Vanessa Hudgens is winning regardless of the quality of the script or her accent.

: Watched A California Christmas & A California Christmas: City Lights. They’re… โ€ฆ

: I had a dream where there was a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer motion comic where the writers had made โ€ฆ

: A core question that must eventually be answered about every space, physical or digital, is โ€ฆ

: Excuse me, there is a Netflix Rom-Com starring Damon Wayans Jr and Rachel Leigh Cook? Be still my โ€ฆ

: I have something else to say about Single All the Way. Not only is it lovely to see Michael Urie be โ€ฆ

: As a person who made some of my dearest friends online before video chat was a thing, I’m โ€ฆ

: Io, Saturnalia!

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

: Some how I did not realize Cary Elwes would have a Scottish accent in A Castle for Christmas and I. โ€ฆ

: I just watched Single All the Way while making part of W’s Christmas present. It is the โ€ฆ

: Today, I completed my hiring paperwork for UC Irvine & tried to figure out public service loan โ€ฆ

: Book Riot published a reading pathway for the work of bell hooks a while back, if you are โ€ฆ

: Upon the death of bell hooks ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

: “I am Google make testing Lens g fusing to blog post. a” That’s regular print. It โ€ฆ

: Cursive paper blog post Google Lens attempt: “I am using. a blog mas Leng post.” Less โ€ฆ

: I AM TESTING USING GOOGLE LENS TO MAKE A BLOG POST. It works with my block print. I’m going to โ€ฆ

: O no I am up too late pondering cool possibilities for the web.

: Peak Kimberly struggle: There’s 54 minutes of childcare left. Do I spend it tweaking my โ€ฆ

: In case you’re on and missed it, @JohnPhilpin is asking people interested in โ€ฆ

: Target app: Okay so listen we know you’ve bought your kid like 5 sets of pajamas this quarter โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage by Heather Havrilesky ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐ŸŽจ M & I are doing Craftsy’s Jump Into Drawing class together. The first activity was โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read and highly recommend Neurodiversity in Academia: The Autistic advantage in qualitative โ€ฆ

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

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The New Outliers: How Creative Nonfiction Became a Legitimate, Serious Genre.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Queer and Jewish Identity Are the Heart of โ€œWhere the Wild Things Areโ€. ๐Ÿ“š I love this. I want โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read On the Fleeting Wonder of Youth and the Surreal Permanence of Motherhood .

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Will Self: How Should We Read? In Praise of Literary Promiscuity in the Digital Age.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Two Musicals on the Perils of Aging. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ

: The one finished task to two new tasks pipeline.

: I’m taking a break from most feeds and timelines, disconnecting auto-posting from my blog to โ€ฆ

: I am a grown human (a woman, specifically) and so I am having cookies as part of my breakfast today. โ€ฆ

: I thought you should know that this Jean-Luc Picard cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want โ€ฆ

: What WOULD Christmas be without historically low mountain snow causing staggering drought?

: How much do we know about the instructors at Starfleet Academy and their pedagogy? ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

: I’m excited to share that I’ve accepted an offer to start in January as a (remote) โ€ฆ

: I spent about an hour tonight playing the 1980 Commodore 64 port of Super Star Trek and I have no โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling ๐Ÿ“š

: Me: *finds one footnote in article I’m revising, figures out what needs to change about the โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People by Rachel Miller ๐Ÿ“š

: All. In. On. Trek. [Image Description: A white woman with dark hair and blue eyes wears a black โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read So Youโ€™ve Just Found Out Youโ€™re Jewish. Whatโ€™s Next? By DNA, I’m almost half Jewish. โ€ฆ

: These are the sufganiyot I didn’t char. (The ones I did char are still pretty delicious.) โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The 100 Most Jewish Foods.

: Made latkes from a mix this year.

: My first Artist Date!

: ๐Ÿ”– Read A Texas School District Banned My Book. Then Things Got Really Ugly.

: The luxury of time and space to grieve (CW: Suicide)

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

: I keep messing around on my phone instead of actually doing anything bc on top of the world being โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read How Indiana Jones, Rambo, and others ended up in 1980s Czechoslovak text-adventures | Ars โ€ฆ

: This week’s issue of 50 Years of Text Games is about the game The Freshman and its parent app, โ€ฆ

: Grieving something weird and frivolous today. Last night UNC deactivated my user id, because โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Recovering a Sense of Safety ๐Ÿ“š

: Moleskine’s green velvet notebook makes my little 90s heart sing. $70 is way too much since I โ€ฆ

: As has happened for the past 5 years, my kid’s taste and needs have heavily influenced my โ€ฆ

: Morning pages palindrome!

: Starting December right with eggnog flavored coffee in a seasonal mug and yogurt seasoned with โ€ฆ

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

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

: Finished reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron. ๐Ÿ“š In this chapter, โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Tarot of Leonora Carrington by Gabriel Weisz Carrington ๐Ÿ“š

: Also in his first appearance, Tommy the Green Ranger wears this amazing green & white plaid with โ€ฆ

: Every time we’re watching Power Rangers and Kimberly says “I’m Kimberly” I โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Marked In Remembrance: How Tattoos Help Us Grieve.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Death Positive Movement.

: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched What is the Death Positive movement?

: ๐Ÿ”–Read Death Is Having a Moment.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Death Positive Movement Encourages Us to Face Death Directly.

: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched What remains.

: Finished reading: The Artist’s Way - Spirtual Electricity: The Basic Principles by Julia โ€ฆ

: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched A burial practice that nourishes the planet.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Feminist Death Work: A History.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Funerals are expensive, broken and exploitative. They have to change I love what Sarah Chavez โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Spiritual Electricity: The Basic Principles by Julia โ€ฆ

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

: Anybody else get a little Billy-Crystal-as-Miracle-Max vibe from Brent Spiner’s performance as โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ Depression doesn't need a reason. (Star Trek Discovery 4x02 spoilers)

: Information is my love language.

: I want to mark Stephen Sondheim’s passing with a story about his influence in my life but โ€ฆ

: Bless Linda Holmes and her holiday movie guides.

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

: Hello world. Imagine I’m interested in fountain pens but am a complete beginner. Where would โ€ฆ

: Reading STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST again and when Austin Kleon described Patti Smith pretending to be an โ€ฆ

: Finished: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron. ๐Ÿ“š Cameron’s introduction is โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Catapult | Minor Arcana | Marissa Levien catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Will Real Estate Ever Be Normal Again? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Every King Arthur Retelling Is Fanfic About Who Gets to Be Legendary tor.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Never send a scholar who studies dystopias to a conference with futuristic themes.” โ€ฆ

: Join me for a super low-key Artistโ€™s Way Creative Cluster.

: ๐Ÿ”–Read “How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind”. This is a long & โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Started reading OUTLANDER and if my spouse finds my interest in my scholarship as tiresome as โ€ฆ

: Beautiful Eclipse medicine spread from Lindsay Mack with The Moonchild Tarot. Time to trust my mind, โ€ฆ

: I watched Star Trek Discovery 4x01 “Kobayashi Maru” last night and I have a lot of โ€ฆ

: Okay I watched the Season 4 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery and now I need ALL the Detmer & Owo โ€ฆ

: How to Transform from Mom Kimberly to Professional Kimberly: Replace t-shirt with dress. Add โ€ฆ

: From now on whenever you meet a couple, you are required to ask: Which of you is the Stamets & โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Who Writes the Books in Video Games? . This is relevant to my interests. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽฎ

: I just finished the Season 3 finale of #StarTrekDiscovery and wow. What a beautiful close to a โ€ฆ

: โ€œPeak Performance,โ€ Impostor Syndrome, and PhD Life, brought to you by Star Trek: The Next Generation ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

: I just learned about this Disney-approved line of romance novel reimaginings of the princess stories โ€ฆ

: Welcome to my workspace! These are pictures of my desk, corkboard, and shelves. Mermaid painting by โ€ฆ

: Hi there. I’m drafting a Star Trek/Ted Lasso crossover in my head. It’s called โ€ฆ

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

: Here is a non-exhaustive list of things that make me cry: “Some Things Are Meant to โ€ฆ

: I Don’t Have Time to Watch the Next Whole Episode of Star Trek Before Resuming My Caregiving โ€ฆ

: It took ibuprofen, me singing a lot of songs, and Rock-A-Bye Baby’s Lullaby Renditions of โ€ฆ

: The song “Forever and Ever” from POOH’S GRAND ADVENTURE: THE SEARCH FOR โ€ฆ

: My kid is getting his first COVID shot tomorrow and I definitely used that as an excuse to buy him a โ€ฆ

: I have been boosted and will now avoid productivity until Monday. Byeeee.

: Finished reading: Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond ๐Ÿ“š

: Darren Rowse in his Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog Course: Are you a high energy person or a low โ€ฆ

: Great news, bad attitude

: It feels really good to talk about my work and be able to remind myself that I’ve done a lot โ€ฆ

: I’m more than 16 minutes into S3E1 of Star Trek Discovery and I haven’t seen Saru, โ€ฆ

: My kid has discovered Power Rangers and I have a feeling there’s a lot of deja vu in my future โ€ฆ

: Good morning. I had fasting bloodwork at 9:30am today, so I’m just eating for the first time โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Quotes from Lorraine Boissoneault's "Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance"

: ๐Ÿ”–"Nobody cares if you're a writer except you." Kate Baer on being a writer who mothers. ๐Ÿ“

: Want to read: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder ๐Ÿ“š

: Like the Bloggess, I too look like I have it together when I’m depressed but really think โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š I’m on page 78 of Gwenda Bond’s NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and y’all, I’m so โ€ฆ

: M, as we sort Magnatiles: Wow, you’re really good at sorting! Me: Yeah, thanks, I have two โ€ฆ

: I can’t move to California but being a science fiction librarian sounds like a pretty sweet โ€ฆ

: It’s the month with all the writing events! Hi! I’ll probably be focused on #AcWriMo - โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐ŸŽฏ: Hey don’t you want to buy your kid some cute PJs? They’re on saaaaale… Me: Bro โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read ‘They start calling you Hitler’: Why Disneyland has some of the most toxic fans โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read From Princes to Pigeons: A Beginnerโ€™s Guide to Otome Games ๐ŸŽฎ

: I’m starting to actually enjoy revising my own writing. This is a huge development and โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€œThe Girl With The Green Ribbonโ€: A Tale of Many Lives. ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Dear Congress: Paid leave is not a perk. Itโ€™s a requirement..

: It seems to me that institutions don’t/can’t care. People do & can. Am I missing out โ€ฆ

: Current priorities: Take care of my health. Take care of my kid. Take care of my home. Figure out โ€ฆ

: In past crises, our leaders have been quick to bail out the banks. They made sure the airlines got โ€ฆ

: I’m about to log off for the night but I want to talk about #StarTrekProdigy so tell me about โ€ฆ

: Want to read: They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe ๐Ÿ“š

: I have a cool idea. What if, in addition to having a mental health summit, the university committed โ€ฆ

: M and I decorated some sugar cookies this evening.

: If you’re a person who would be interested in a virtual co-working space for parents, could โ€ฆ

: Thanks to Jennifer Polk’s co-working session, I made big progress on a paper revision today. ๐Ÿ“

: ๐Ÿ”– Lee Skallerup Bessette’s You Can Ask for Mental-Health Help, but Can You Find Any? is โ€ฆ

: M: Can we keep playing Breath of the Wild [pretend, not the video game]? Me: Wait, we’re โ€ฆ

: Hello I am 40 will a local community theater please cast me as Mama Rose now kthx

: This is a reminder that Brent Spiner’s book Fan Fiction, which I reviewed back in September, โ€ฆ

: I’ve got to remember to search parenting groups, not scroll. I just about had an anxiety โ€ฆ

: Also making a note to myself to write a full blog post about going to see my first community theater โ€ฆ

: Making a note to myself here to write a full blog post about Star Trek: The Next Generation 3x21, โ€ฆ

: #FSNNA21 livetweet log:

: Next #FSNNA21 live-tweet: “Fans, Players and/or Users? Bridging Fan and Media Studies” โ€ฆ

: #FSNNA21 livetweet log:

: I’ll be live-tweeting the #FSNNA21 panel “Digital Methods and Digital Fan โ€ฆ

: I set foot in a bookstore for the first time since the start of the pandemic today. I stood there, โ€ฆ

: Introducing my five-year-old to Sweeney Todd (original cast), as you do. ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต

: I’m watching the season 1 finale of Star Trek Discovery and having L’Rell do the โ€ฆ

: Extemely chuffed to announce that my first blog post written for @QuirkosSoftware, “A priori โ€ฆ

: I don’t like how clear it is that we are living in the mirror universe and the primary Star โ€ฆ

: I may have been excessively affectively engaged in the conversation about Buffy fic writers' โ€ฆ

: Help I Read a Lower Decks Fanfic and Now I Resent All Other Activities: The Kimberly Hirsh Story ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

: Taking a break from livetweeting to just listen to the Participatory Culture Wars session at โ€ฆ

: #FSNNA21 livetweet log:

: Planning to use Noter Live to livetweet “The Money Question” at #FSNNA21. Will post all โ€ฆ

: Well mirror universe stuff is very upsetting. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

: I myself am strange and unusual. (Earrings by Witching Hour Baby.)

: I built a Book Event Calendar! It’s only got one event in it right now, as proof of concept, โ€ฆ

: Today I: found contact info for new handyman filled meds cases made cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds โ€ฆ

: Hey book friends. Is there any sort of centralized calendar for virtual author events? My searches โ€ฆ

: Part of me wants to swim in a vault filled with books like some sort of literary Scrooge McDuck, but โ€ฆ

: This thing where I need to sleep instead of staying up all night watching Star Trek: Discovery is โ€ฆ

: On my Starfleet ship, we would have Sirenian ops.

: ๐Ÿ’ปโ–ถ๏ธ Watched The Doctor, The Mortician, and the Murder.

: Don’t want to spoil the Lower Decks finale much but I was so distracted by my delight at โ€ฆ

: The other day while doing some Artist’s Way exercises my subconscious bubbled up and told me I โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ Read Catapult | I Found My Literary Community by Writing Book Reviews | catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “… fulfilling my potential would really cut into my sitting around time.” Maria โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Writing the New Ethnography by H. L. Goodall, Jr. ๐Ÿ“š

: Academia sure loves bricolage.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Catapult | Why Full-Time Freelancing Isnโ€™t For Me | Gabrielle Drolet catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Quiet Crisis of Parents on the Tenure Track.

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Anger is not the action itself. It is action’s invitation.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽญ “Ideas don’t get opening nights. Finished plays do.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…anger is a map… Anger points the way, not just the finger.” Julia โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes โ€“ The โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling ๐Ÿ“š

: The #FanLIS panel I’m co-moderating with Ludi Price is the first session of Fan Studies โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster ๐Ÿ“š

: As in the actual Haunted Mansion ride, the best part of Muppets Haunted Mansion is the โ€ฆ

: M (who turned 5 yesterday!) & I are watching Muppets Haunted Mansion and I’m very happy.

: Hey LIS scholars. What is the most elegant, arresting, or fascinating writing you’ve seen in โ€ฆ

: Did I just send an email to all the parents at my kid’s school in which I used the phrase โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “we are conditioned as academics (and also just people in 2021!) to sacrifice long term โ€ฆ

: I’ve been without wifi for over 18 hours & while I’m old enough to remember a time โ€ฆ

: My brand is: person who spends far too much time thinking about the absence of social science โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Watched Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Episode 1 & oh my goodness how fun is this show? So โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Me continuing to read Black Sun: Uhhuh uhhuh Sun Priestess is cool, nice chill use of non-binary โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Me, reading Black Sun: Ch. 1 - This parent-child dynamic is upsetting, i don’t know if I can โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Invisible Burden That Leaves Moms Drained. Especially timely since I just hosted my โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read On Pandering. This piece made me think about how lucky I’ve been to always be writing โ€ฆ

: The extent to which my handwriting is a perfect mix of my parents' handwriting is remarkable.

: ๐Ÿ“š This week’s takeaway from The Artist’s Way is that I’m already really good at โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If I’m expected to be a kin keeper, no one can judge my coffee consumption.” โ€ฆ

: Added “Memento mori girl” to my bio and I am far too pleased with myself. ๐Ÿ’€

: I have one weird set of emotions when I begin writing in a new notebook and another when I get close โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Dragon Quest III. Each game in the series gets more expansive. I love that.

: ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“บ Watched Salt Fat Acid Heat episode 1, “Fat.”

: I had a dream that Gates McFadden became a real doctor. My kid was having breathing trouble & โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why Everyone Is Always Giving Unsolicited Advice (Tressie McMillan Cottom for the New York โ€ฆ

: Excuse me I will be over here flailing because I just learned there is a licensed Star Trek โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinka ๐Ÿ“š

: Why are my neighbors so loud don’t they know it’s after 10 pm and their neighbors have โ€ฆ

: My son found this toad at school a week ago. He said his friend touched it and it jumped.

: Now that I have Paramount+, my current viewing strategy is: Want something familiar? TNG/DS9/VOY โ€ฆ

: It’s been a busy day of prepping for my kid’s birthday party (outdoor masked at a park โ€ฆ

: My kid’s school is having fall break today so um we have Paramount Plus now. Because it has โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Read “So Coke-yโ€ฆSo Entitled!โ€: This Is What It Was Like Going to Bennington College With Bret โ€ฆ

: Response to "Whereโ€™s the โ€˜Video Offโ€™ Button in Face-to-Face Instruction?"

: I did a thing! I wrote a blog post for a client! Yay me! Time for a dance party! via GIPHY

: Here’s the deal with being employed by someone besides myself right now: they have to pay me โ€ฆ

: One of the frustrating things about chronic illness is that sometimes you have a good brain day but โ€ฆ

: Weather report from my kid: the air temperature is warm Luke.

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Nathan Lane on Only Murders in the Buildingโ€™s Big Twist.

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Why Only Murders in the Building Is the Most Romantic Show on TV.

: I’m planning a historical witchy YA fantasy, it’s historical because it’s set in โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Star Trekโ€™s food replicators may be on their way to your kitchen. ๐Ÿ––

: Want to read: Several Short Sentences about Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Amia Srinivasan: โ€œFeminism is a political practice, not just a set of ideasโ€.

: Witch influencer or Indiana Jones villain? You decide. (Image: A white woman with dark hair wears a โ€ฆ

: Attempted a Hashimoto’s/PCOS friendly version of my great-grandmother’s goldenrod eggs: โ€ฆ

: Replaced “Extremely online since 1995โ€ in my bio with “Human cabinet of โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender by Casey โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽญ Read On and Off Stage: The Deep-Seated Bias in the Culture of American Theatre. In addition to โ€ฆ

: Mindy Thomas & Guy Raz have some great advice for writers of all ages in their National Book โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Reading Looks Like When Youโ€™re a Full-Time Author (Book Riot).

: Asking for a friend: what do you think Kaz Brekker’s D&D class would be? Rogue? I feel โ€ฆ

: I realized reading Week 1 of THE ARTIST’S WAY that most of my negative self-talk isn’t โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…if we can become one-tenth as good at positive self-talk as we are at negative โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Please Keep Doing Virtual Book Stuff After The Pandemic. Jessica Pryde makes a great argument โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Creativity is play, but for shadow artists, learning to allow themselves to play is hard โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Caregiving Economy - The Atlantic theatlantic.comRead: โ€ฆ

: A lot is bad but my kid is dancing to Tank! by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts and that’s pretty โ€ฆ

: Me today: Ooh what an interesting journal article! I wonder if I could pitch a research brief on it โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies by โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฟ Some good things I’ve read so far today: Revisiting The Flight of Dragons, a Forgotten โ€ฆ

: Kid reading your book on a bench at the playground while your sibling plays: I see you. You are not โ€ฆ

: That feeling when your own article is at the top of the “Recommended article” list on โ€ฆ

: What was going on in my life when I got sick

: “The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” C. G. Jung, quoted by Julia Cameron โ€ฆ

: How Hashimoto's makes me feel

: My health goals

: My aesthetic is Mermaid Academia.

: In case you wonder what kind of parent I am: yesterday, my kid was recounting a Halloween episode of โ€ฆ

: I have input days and output days. Today is an input day: learning about UX and user research.

: I just moved my next follow up doctor’s appointment up two months to the week after next โ€ฆ

: On preferring learning to doing

: Amy Gentry’s second guest post for The Professor Is In, about transitioning from academic to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Portrait of the Mother as an Artist โ€“ Guernica guernicamag.comRead: Diane โ€ฆ

: Watching the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Offspring” as a parent adds a โ€ฆ

: Have y’all read THE DARK TIDE by Alicia Jasinka? because I started it tonight and it is โ€ฆ

: Whoopi Goldberg has done a lot of great work in her career, but I think I’ll always feel that โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski ๐Ÿ“š

: So far in my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 3x13, “Deja Q,” is my โ€ฆ

: Me, watching Super Monsters with my kid: I can suspend my disbelief to allow that Universal monsters โ€ฆ

: Brainfog day ๐Ÿ˜ž

: ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป That feeling when it takes all day to maintain your (6-year-old budget) laptop…

: There is a medium-small spider hanging out on my corkboard and I’ve decided to adopt it as a โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “If this is your first draft, stop worrying.” - Leigh Bardugo in her latest โ€ฆ

: What I mean when I say I have variable disabilities: today, I am using a cane because I have mild โ€ฆ

: Book Review: FAN FICTION by Brent Spiner ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––โ€โ€

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “When academic women, experts in their fields, are seen as not credible, then can women โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “My Ph.D. cannot trump my gender.” Kelly J. Baker, SEXISM ED, “Academic Men โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listened to Gates McFadden Investigates 101: Jonathan Frakes. Love it. McFadden is a great host โ€ฆ

: “Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way.” Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS. Oh, โ€ฆ

: I finished reading SIX OF CROWS almost 4 months ago. It’s time for me to get back to the โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Fan Fiction by Brent Spiner ๐Ÿ“š

: Went to Internet Archive to find my blog post from 20 years ago. More interesting than anything I โ€ฆ

: Wearing my 90s pop culture goth uniform today: Buffy the Vampire Slayer tee, Nightmare Before โ€ฆ

: I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to spend my time and one of the things I want to do โ€ฆ

: New bio: Extremely online since 1995. Mom. Household COO. Consulting scholar-librarian. Book person. โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Ron Norman. If you didn’t already โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched In a Lonely Place. I watched this because it’s on the movie list on the aesthetics โ€ฆ

: My 20th Domainiversary

: Me: yesterday for #StarTrekDay: AHHHH Star Trek, everything Star Trek! this morning when it was all โ€ฆ

: This Picard/Riker 2024 merch is all well and good but what I want is reprints of the Picard/Riker โ€ฆ

: The Voyager theme is over here tugging at my heart strings. This is unexpected. #StarTrekDay

: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I will never not have a crush on Wil Wheaton. โ€ฆ

: It’s taken me a while but I think I have a stable connection for watching #StarTrekDay and โ€ฆ

: If you read through today’s Done List, you’ll notice I put basic self-care tasks like โ€ฆ

: I know enough about Brent Spiner and his history with fans to know that this does not make us BFFs โ€ฆ

: Loading my advanced readers’s copy of Brent Spiner’s mem-noir Fan Fiction to my ereader โ€ฆ

: Repping TNG Operations in my Lauren Christians Handmade dress for Star Trek Day. My kid told his โ€ฆ

: My Done List for 9/7/21: It’s easy for me to feel like a day went by where I didn’t do โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 3, episode 11, “The Hunted,” there is a โ€ฆ

: In defense of not living up to your potential

: Putting Gardens and Streams II on my calendar. I’m only a maybe because, as always, parenting.

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ The Heartbreaking Ingenuity of the Mother-Writer โ€น Literary Hub if youโ€™ve read a book penned by โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Public Writing Life: How to Lose an Editor in Five Days โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Read Ravynn K. Stringfield’s essay, Bullet Journaling to Save a Life. Beautiful.

: “She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy.” Oscar Wilde, The โ€ฆ

: I had a client meeting this morning where we made plans for me to do some blogging and podcasting โ€ฆ

: “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them…” Oscar Wilde, The Picture โ€ฆ

: Beginning my third read of Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC. ๐Ÿ“š

: Sleep Deprivation, Sugar Crash, or Both? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

: Gonna create a literary subgenre/internet aesthetic and call it “snark academia.”

: I just published another free/pay-what-you-can Notion template. This time it’s a permissions โ€ฆ

: Welcome to September, or as I like to call it, October Part 1. The world is full of terrors. Today โ€ฆ

: My post-PhD identity crisis, #motherscholar edition

: Did not realize I was on the Motherscholar Project website so that’s cool!

: Dr. Kimberly's Comedy School: Pairing the absurd with the mundane

: Just recorded a conference session. I’m really happy about the accessibility remote โ€ฆ

: Watched @patrickrhone’s Micro Camp talk Want to write a book? You probably already have this โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ฌ Parents Are Not Okay: Through these grinding 18 months, weโ€™ve managed our kidsโ€™ lives as best we โ€ฆ

: Shout-out to Kelly J. Baker for naming archivists and librarians first in the acknowledgements of โ€ฆ

: there is no separation between mother and writer, nor can I tease apart the time I spend tending to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Sara Fredman’s How Motherhood Helped Me Reject the โ€˜Father Tongueโ€™ of Academia is both โ€ฆ

: Want to read: How to Write Qualitative Research by Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: Thinking Inside the Box Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan ๐Ÿ“š

: My taste in fantasy art is less Lisa Frank and more Frank Frazetta.

: Whoops, I didn’t mean unicorn and waterfall, I meant swan and rainbow. We also had the tiger โ€ฆ

: Trapper Keeper is back but I’m holding out for the re-release of the unicorn in front of a โ€ฆ

: How come every time Rachel Cohn & David Levithan collaborate the result is adorable? โ€ฆ

: Casey Fiesler asked for tips for creating equal participation in breakout rooms. One strategy to try โ€ฆ

: Younger S7E5 is delighting me with Janeane Garofalo as an art college dean and Sutton Foster as Liza โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listening to Keegan-Michael Key’s The History of Sketch Comedy on Audible & in ep 5 he โ€ฆ

: One of the many straws on the proverbial camel’s back that led me to stop watching THE CHAIR โ€ฆ

: About to go pick kid up from first day of preschool. (1/2 day today, full day Thurs). Achieved: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Just finished the introduction of Data Feminism & am jotting down some thoughts. I hope to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Data Feminism has the best (and perhaps only) definition of positionality I’ve ever seen: โ€ฆ

: Colleagues are all “I forgot how exhausting teaching in person is!” & I’m all โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White ๐Ÿ“š

: Me, prepping for my kid’s very masked return to preschool: IMAGE: Liz Lemon (from the TV show โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped โ€ฆ

: Advice for new parents and parents-to-be

: ๐Ÿ“บ It’s been interesting seeing other (current or former) academians' responses to THE CHAIR. I โ€ฆ

: Setting aside my TIME 100 list plan to play in the land of YA rom-coms. Just started NICK AND โ€ฆ

: ย– Read Meet the Southern librarians fighting for racial justice and truth-telling รขย€ย“ Scalawag โ€ฆ

: I clocked a solid chunk of time on my current consulting contract today and I really enjoyed the โ€ฆ

: “Being a mom is my calling, and being a writer is also my calling, so they have to both exist โ€ฆ

: The questions driving me right now

: Today, in Sesame Street Is the Best Comedy School, Grover and Campers Learn About Trees. Excellent โ€ฆ

: Who’s your favorite fictional character with an extreme love of school supplies? Mine is Amy โ€ฆ

: We might need to have a talk about how I don’t want to eat any actual meals, just leftovers of โ€ฆ

: I just processed all the action items from the beginning of the year email the head teacher at my โ€ฆ

: Read Chicago Improv Was Dead. Can New Leaders Revive It? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

: I use Old Spice Krakengard mostly because the name and graphic amuse me. I always thought it was โ€ฆ

: I can’t get a good picture of it but right now there is a lone piece of green glitter sitting โ€ฆ

: I hardly ever cried about my dissertation and I’m really proud of that.

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read The Loneliness of the Full-Time Writer โ€น Literary Hub lithub.comRead: โ€ฆ

: Woke up to a house with no light at all and my first thought was not “The power must be โ€ฆ

: What I Learned from Recording My Micro Camp Talk

: Who is Kimberly Hirsh?

: My talk from Micro Camp, “Learning in Public on Your Blog,” is now available on my โ€ฆ

: What are your top 3 movies you turn to when you are sick and/or anxious? Mine are Ferris โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Ravynn K. Stringfield’s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy is an energizing read. โ€ฆ

: Some notes on my Time's 100 Best ๐Ÿ“š Plan

: So far today I have taken my kid to the pool for swim lessons & stayed for an extra 3 hrs, โ€ฆ

: Donโ€™t think of fantasy as mere entertainment, then, but as a way to train for reality. It always โ€ฆ

: Until I get tired of doing it, I’m going to read my way through Time’s The 100 Best โ€ฆ

: New bio: “A good little mommy and always very curious.”

: Solidarity to everyone who was awake earlier than they needed to be this morning.

: In case you were wondering which website has the best favicon, it’s Jennifer Laughranโ€™s.

: My kid is asleep well before 9 pm, what do I do with all this freeeeeedom? (The smart thing would be โ€ฆ

: I cannot convey the extent to which the statement “be part of one of the largest events on โ€ฆ

: That feeling when someone you only kind of knew from church as a kid over 20 years ago invites you โ€ฆ

: Hey hey! I’ll be giving a talk at Micro Camp Friday @ 3:30 pm EST about Learning in Public on โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฌ watched Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy is brilliant here. I can’t believe he was only 22 or โ€ฆ

: My brain, on August 8, 2021: LetterMo is just around the corner! It’s January now, so February โ€ฆ

: It’s fine if you’ve been sleeping on SCHMIGADOON so far but this week they gave both โ€ฆ

: What I Learned from Sewing Napkins

: I can’t recall if I’d ever seen Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s on โ€ฆ

: Hello and welcome to my current existential crisis.

: The CHIP ‘N’ DALE: RESCUE RANGERS theme is a masterpiece of musical maximalism. ๐ŸŽต

: I love physicist Carlo Rovelli’s phrase, “radical lack of certainty,” quoted in โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ I’m not remotely close to caught up on The Owl House but I just want to say that Luz’s โ€ฆ

: Want to read: A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Dragon Quest on Android. Gorgeous pixel remake of the foundational JRPG. Super fun! ๐Ÿฒ

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ Read Once & Future Vol. 1: The King Is Undead by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora. Arthuriana and โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ”– “What did I learn today about how to live this life?” This question applies to a lot โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š A surprise The Locked Tomb book! Yay! ๐Ÿ’€

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ At Electric Literature, Meera Vijayan writes about the value of seeing Alina Starkov build her โ€ฆ

: I feel both seen and attacked by this Lit Hub piece that says the literary character who shares my โ€ฆ

: I’m available for work starting September 7. Ideal employed situation is part-time, remote, at โ€ฆ

: Putting yourself back together

: Today my (medical) doctor called me and when I answered, she said, “Hello, Dr. Hirsh?”

: ๐Ÿ“š This interview with Tamsyn Muir is great.

: Finished reading: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š In HARROW THE NINTH Harrowhark uses the phrase “A fatal longing for the picturesque” โ€ฆ

: What a beautiful day! We're not scared. ๐Ÿป

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸฟThis piece identifies what made LOKI less than ideal for me: Loki himself is constrained, not as โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“š It’s nice timing to read this after recently starting my Dorian Gray re-read: Manic Pixie โ€ฆ

: The article Meet the typical 40-year-old millennial, who has $128,000 in debt, is not nearly as โ€ฆ

: Me, after two nights of terrible sleep: Welp, I worked for 48 billable minutes. Time to pack it in โ€ฆ

: My personal history with sewing ๐Ÿงต

: Other people’s midi dress is my maxi dress.

: You know what would be an interesting pair of books to read together? The 4-Hour Work Week and How โ€ฆ

: Random stream-of-consciousness life updates

: Austin Kleon's pirate-gardener

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Harrow would be tripping over herself for her whole existence, a frictionless hoop of โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š O no I have HARROW THE NINTH on my eReader and want to hermit up and just read it until I’m โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š I’m re-reading THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY and I want to write down all of Lord Henry โ€ฆ

: Just watched the first episode of Schmigadoon and Aaron Tveit channeling John Raitt/Gordon โ€ฆ

: I’m working on developing a new academia aesthetic, it’s kind of a sff academia. โ€ฆ

: I love when I have a call with my doctor and I say “I think I should do this” and she โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿงต I made napkins today and I learned a lot! I’ll write about it soon.

: I’m about to start using Noter Live to live-tweet #MIRAULV2021. Conferring on the couch next โ€ฆ

: Wait wait wait bootcut jeans are on-trend again? Gen Z, you’re turning exhausted parents into โ€ฆ

: My kid is watching Doc McStuffins and I’m over here swooning over the knight toy Sir Kirby โ€ฆ

: I tried Voila AI artist & this is what it says I’d look like as a 3D cartoon princess.

: Happy birthday to me! W & M got me a sewing machine that has a manual! I asked for one I knew โ€ฆ

: Who will I be at 40?

: Want to read: The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett ๐Ÿ“š

: Stream-of-Consciousness Quick Review: Kristen Arnett's MOSTLY DEAD THINGS ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆฉ (or, Kristen Arnett Please Be My New Best Friend)

: Tomorrow is my birthday (40th). If you want to celebrate, here are some options: have donuts read a โ€ฆ

: I just signed up for 1-Day Online Nonfiction Seminar: The Scholar’s Guide to Writing & โ€ฆ

: I didn’t see Katy Peplin’s blog post about grumping it out until just now but now is โ€ฆ

: The thing about being a bard is that performance is more than just singing.

: I need everyone to understand that in Marvel comics, there is the version of Thor that is a frog, โ€ฆ

: The Quiet Space has a website. This evolving project offers tools to help scholars & other โ€ฆ

: The water and the moon are my teachers. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ•

: W: Would you say the town of Brigadoon is changed by the events of the musical? Me: What? No! โ€ฆ

: Introducing The Quiet Space: A set of offerings for scholars and knowledge creators

: Hulu has both Beetlejuice and Season 7 of Younger, see y’all next week. ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ

: I'm having a tantrum about how hard it is to live with chronic illness.


: Nightstand before & after courtesy the first couple of mini-challenges in the original UfYH โ€ฆ

: I take 20 medications/supplements, some of them more than once a day.

: I’m brewing 2 essays about Star Trek: The Next Generation: about Data, perfectionism, & โ€ฆ

: My kid asked me if he was a camper & I told him we could call our home a camp if he wanted and โ€ฆ

: Years ago now, my sister gave M. a 3D printed Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service. Today I โ€ฆ

: I don’t believe being a librarian is A Calling but I do believe it is a disposition; it is one โ€ฆ

: Welcome to Camp NaNoWriMo with me!

: Response to "Knittingโ€™s resurgence reflects womenโ€™s desire to confront inequality": things that have been things for a while, affinity space research, and punk rock new domesticity

: ๐Ÿ”– Putting a pin in this article to remind me to write later about the perils of outsiders โ€ฆ

: Returning to Dissertating in the Open

: Want to read: Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”–โ–ถ๏ธ Watching Meet Courtney: An American Girl Movie & trying not to lose it every time they โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Listen, as a 90s babybat I welcome the new Anne Rice television universe. ๐Ÿฆ‡

: I don’t have a plan beyond keeping my kid alive, resting a lot, trying to be more chill. โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower by Marc Goulden, Mary Ann โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š I read only the Introduction to Kelly J. Baker’s SEXISM ED and I’m already seething โ€ฆ

: I don’t like to drink rosรฉ but I love the rosรฉwave vibe. I’m trying to figure out what โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Succeeding Outside the Academy ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Why have I surrendered so much of my present self to an abstract future self that may โ€ฆ

: Every time I work on this article revision I end up getting mad at Reviewer 2 all over again, mostly โ€ฆ

: My Kid (4.5 yo): Donatello is playing a video game. Me: Fun! What’s it called? Kid: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–โ–ถ๏ธ Watched Create Your Unicorn Career from Scratch. Engaging talk from a science โ€ฆ

: Low-key day today: chilling with my kid in the morning, an adventure with a locked but unoccupied โ€ฆ

: JK, today is a rest-in-bed kind of day now that I’ve done my most important work, registering โ€ฆ

: Today is a work-in-bed kind of day. (I have chronic illness and a 4 year old; kindly keep your sleep โ€ฆ

: As a younger person I thought people in their 40s had their acts together. ~3 wks away from turning โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ I love Austin Kleon’s advice to relocate your darlings. I have a file for every project โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Annotation by Remi H. Kalir and Antero Garcia ๐Ÿ“š

: Is my hair still wet or is it like this because I tried the Curly Girl method and used gel? The โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š I know I’m very late to this party but GIDEON THE NINTH is so good.

: What is less helpful than it might be is when a reviewer suggests that people have already written a โ€ฆ

: 9 am Kimberly: I’m totally going to work this afternoon! 1 pm Kimberly: I’m totally โ€ฆ

: In the bathroom at the children’s museum yesterday, I looked in the mirror. I saw a sweaty โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š (Please don’t spoil me) Me reading Gideon the Ninth: KISS! KISS! KISS!

: Welp. Sitting on hold with the grocery store because they accidentally charged me $78.89 for 1 lb of โ€ฆ

: The layers of references in this poster are delightful: cats as Data and Geordi as Holmes and Watson โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If you cannot bear our pain, you are not fit to carry our strength.” WONDER WOMAN: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š I’m reading Leigh Bardugo’s WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER & while it took a little โ€ฆ

: I’m announcing it to make it real: I’m going to write a sweet romance novella for Camp โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read What We Canโ€”and Can’tโ€”Learn About Louisa May Alcott from Her Teenage Fiction - โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“บ “No one likes having a curse, but if you take the right steps, it’s โ€ฆ

: Anybody else feel like a lot of qualitative methodology writeups in studies are basically “I โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Toll from political push at UNC continues to mount | NC Policy Watch Read: โ€ฆ

: Me: What am I going to do with my kid all summer? The pool: Hi. Me: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

: Someone in my neighborhood is doing yardwork at 9 pm and I’m not okay with it.

: Do I pretend I’m Kaz Brekker when I use my new cane? Only with every step I take.

: Part of me is always working on a taxonomy and ontology of #StarTrekTNG episodes. (Currently: only โ€ฆ

: I have no special insight into the MCU but this song might be a bit instructive (and if you’re โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Loki episode 1 finds a startling way to rest the antihero for Marvel TV - Polygon โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Loki episode 1 recap and Easter eggs: Thor’s naughty brother gets busted for time โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ watched Loki Season 1, Episode 1, “Glorious Purpose.” Took me a little while to get โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Star Trek | Games of Fame gamesoffame.wordpress.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1974: Super Star Trek - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Addendums | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: Jason Dyer โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 5: Wumpus 2 and 3 | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป Hunt the Wumpus, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

: Watching “new” She-Ra with my kid & forgot who my She-Ra avatar was but then we got โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป Hunt the Wumpus, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

: What does after even mean?

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 4: Hunt the Wumpus (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 2: Mugwump, Hurkle, Snark (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 1: Hide and Seek (1972) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ I just watched the two pre-Loki episodes of Marvel Studios LEGENDS and y’all the MCU gets โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ ReadBefore Adventure, Part 3: Caves (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1973: Hunt the Wumpus - 50 Years of Text Games Read: โ€ฆ

: Text adventure nostalgia

: Today, in letting go of my internalized ableism: using a cane during a hip pain flare.

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Forty Years of Lunar Lander Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Lunar Lander: The Full Story of the Legendary Game and Genre Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1972: ROCKET - 50 Years of Text Games Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Something Found In The Oregon Trail - Code Dive Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 5 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 4 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Oregon Trail Ver. 3 (BASIC 3.1, 1978) | Desert Hat Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 3 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Rafting Down the Columbia River Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Matt’s Store & Starting the Game Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Crossing Rivers Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Earliest Versions of the Game Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read A Brief History of the Oregon Trail Game Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Oregon Trail Memes Read: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Designing the Travel Screen for โ€œThe Oregon Trailโ€ | by R. Philip Bouchard | The โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ The FEMICOM museum is my new favorite thing.

: Things that can bring on trochanteric (hip) bursitis: sitting, lying down, physical activity. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

: On pain

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Read The Power of Pride - Arc Digital arcdigital.mediaRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Designing the Hunting Game for โ€œThe Oregon Trailโ€ | by R. Philip Bouchard | The Philipendium โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read How I Managed to Design the Most Successful Educational Computer Game of All Time | by R. โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Forgotten History of ‘The Oregon Trail,’ As Told By Its Creators โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1971: The Oregon Trail - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: โ€ฆ

: Welcome to a week of daily blogging: stream-of-consciousness flavor!

: ๐Ÿ”– Martha Bautells’s On Writing Through a Residency That Never Happened (But Did?) resonates โ€ฆ

: โ†ช๏ธ in reply to Bridgy stats update I wonder if the drop-off in publishing after August 2020 might be โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The graduate program… hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿงต๐Ÿงถ Read What We Learned From a Year of Crafting - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

: There are worse things than sitting outside at a children’s museum on a beautiful day with โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Kristen Arnett Gets Her Best Ideas at the Bar - Interview Magazine โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Kate Zambreno on her new book "To Write as if Already Dead" - Los Angeles Times

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Elizabeth and Gav promised in this week’s The Rec Center that 1992: Silverwolf would be โ€ฆ

: Career Advice for PhDs Websites and Professionals: You should use ImaginePhD! It will help you โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Together As We Burn: On a Complicated Maternal Bond and Intergenerational Love. A โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Stories and Hormones Shape Our Lives by Elanor Broker. Beautiful essay weaving together โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Finding Time to Write About Motherhoodโ€ฆ While Parenting During a Pandemic . The usual โ€ฆ

: Quick Review: The City We Became ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin ๐Ÿ“š

: I’ve also made my Scholarly Writing Project Audit and Pipeline Notion template available via โ€ฆ

: For #TrekTuesday, I’ll share that I spend a LOT of time wondering why we don’t see โ€ฆ

: I’ve made my Conceptual Synthesis Spreadsheet Notion template available via Gumroad. โ€ฆ

: Thanks to a generous person I met in the Mermaids of NC group on Facebook, I am now Dr. Mer-Mom. โ€ฆ

: Build networks & ask for what you need & give what you can. Swimming in a mermaid tail is a โ€ฆ

: I got a Rakuten Libra H2O and I am so excited about its OverDrive integration. So many public โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “We learn to wring magic from the ordinary… When the world owed you nothing, you โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy by โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Kaz Brekker is the best. Why do we have obligations besides reading books?

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ I’ve heard a lot about the excellent disability representation in the Six of Crows duology. โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š In Crooked Kingdom, Inej thinks about her hope that she and Kaz could be “more than two wary โ€ฆ

: Hey guess what? You can download the Creative Commons-licensed version of my dissertation on my โ€ฆ

: Added “consulting scholar-librarian ๐Ÿ”” to my bio.

: Getting a lot of targeted ads for EdDs like “Heeeey noticed you just finished a doctorate, โ€ฆ

: Personal reflections after (but not really on) #FanLIS

: Most of my tweets from #FanLIS

: ๐Ÿ“š Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ's ACE OF SPADES: Gossip Girl meets Get Out in a gripping debut thriller

: Just deleted “expected” before “May 2021” in my CV.

: ๐Ÿ“š How do you keep track of quotes that resonate with you? I usually write them in my Bullet Journal โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Ace of Spades by Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“บ I’ve got 2 episodes left of SHRILL. It’s so weird being right in the middle of Annie โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews by โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Fran is always my favorite on SHRILL. Today it’s because she says, “I just don’t โ€ฆ

: Today in “But they’re worth it": my kid showed me a tiny grape as though he had โ€ฆ

: Yesterday I did 3 things so today my body wants me to do no things. I hope the plan I made with my โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Sometimes I have to start a book several times before it holds my interest. A GAME OF THRONES was โ€ฆ

: I carry a tote bag around my house as I move through my day. I never know what I’ll be in the โ€ฆ

: Want to read: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š Right before I started my Grishaverse catch up, I went on a dark academia spree. These were three โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Remember how I said my hammock was my favorite reading spot? Here’s a flashback to me โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: Anya of Ark by Kristian Joseph ๐Ÿ“š

: Post-graduation reception.

: Tassel turned! (The gown and hood were too itchy to keep on with only a sundress underneath.)

: Let’s get this virtual graduation show on the road. [My son and I smiling. I am wearing โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller ๐Ÿ“š

: My kid and I are building NYC for the Ninja Turtles & Marvel Superheroes to adventure in, so of โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š I first read SHADOW AND BONE 5 years ago, on a hammock at the beach, when I was 7 months pregnant. โ€ฆ

: I had to do one more round of formatting this morning but at long last my dissertation has been โ€ฆ

: I started a bookstagram account. You can find it at kimberlyhirsh.reads if you want to follow along. โ€ฆ

: I love when I talk to my doctor and we agree on the best course of action.

: Me, watching STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: Battle, battle, battle. When are we going to get another โ€ฆ

: I fixed the formatting problem which was in fact my fault. When I tried to fix one thing it did โ€ฆ

: I’ve been attending to my mind almost exclusively for 6 years (and arguably for almost 40). โ€ฆ

: Was playing Ninja Turtles with my kid & his action figures & kid made Leo tell Donnie โ€ฆ

: I am filled with rage over the number of formatting revisions I am having to make to my โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– I’ve started calling my kid Little One & after reading Meg Elison’s How Lwaxana โ€ฆ

: I was thinking last night about why characters who look a mess but are competent when it counts are โ€ฆ

: Prepping to launch my consulting career ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โ€๐Ÿ’ผ

: Want to read: THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of โ€ฆ

: Added “serious Belle vibes ๐Ÿ“š” to my bio.

: You should probably look at Laz Marquez’s #StarTrekGala art project because it’s โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Austin Kleon writes today about [wintering and dormancy] โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Read The Measure of a Man Demonstrates the Many Forms of Love by Anna E. Gant

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Hrisoula Gatzogiannis’s The Only Work Ethic I Care About Is the One on Star Trek details โ€ฆ

: I think at some point in the past 6 years I became an information scientist. Yay?

: I’m thinking about metaphors for how people consume information. Infodemic. Infobesity. I โ€ฆ

: Went really minimal with my latest bio: motherscholar ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป she/her โ™ฟ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ Durham, NC, USA ๐ŸŒŽ

: I want to share that if you have panic attacks fueled by imposter syndrome more than 2 weeks after โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”–ReadPost-SCMS musings on the value of the word acafan louisaellenstein.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Against Aca-Fandom bogost.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read SCMS 2011 Workshop: Acafandom and the Future of Fan Studies louisaellenstein.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read On Disliking Mad Men justtv.wordpress.comRead: adornofangirl โ€ฆ

: Frank Oz, on Miss Piggy: She has a lot of vulnerability, which she has to hide, because of her need โ€ฆ

: Kermit, while he is no saint, has achieved a wonderful equilibrium in which a common sense and a โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Digital Black Feminism by Catherine Knight Steele ๐Ÿ“š

: Played Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? via the Internet Archive with M. this morning & โ€ฆ

: What we do is chatacter comedy. Jerry Juhl, head writer of The Muppet Show, quoted in Of Muppets โ€ฆ

: CS101: Week One

: Woohoo, I think I wrote the introduction of this article, yay me. Back to chipping away at the lit โ€ฆ

: Here’s me in 2018 unknowingly arguing the key finding of my dissertation: information literacy โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read No One Makes a Living on Patreon.

: Oh hey I got so excited about becoming Dr. Hirsh that I forgot to share photos of my Data make-up โ€ฆ

: Y’all is Kevin Feige okay? Has he ever, you know, been outside? Somebody should probably take โ€ฆ

: Spoiler font on my website

: On languishing, being dormant, and lying in wait.

: Notes and highlights from Katie Rose Guest Pryal's THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC ๐Ÿ“š

: Am I always tired because I’m: A) a newly minted PhD recovering from dissertating B) the โ€ฆ

: My Dissertation Acknowledgments

: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€˜Buy Nothingโ€™ groups: A place to share goods, services โ€” and gratitude.

: Biggest takeaway from the first 5 episodes of SHADOW & BONE is that I want to get really good at โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Rebuilding the Web We Lost anildash.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Web We Lost anildash.comRead: โ€ฆ

: O hai. the early blogosphere was full of people who obsessed over โ€œcorrectlyโ€ labeling and โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Come Back, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Wallace Tripp ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parish and Barbara Siegel Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

: I have been so focused on writing my dissertation for so long that it’s a challenge to write a โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Fitz Siebel ๐Ÿ“š

: Stocking the flow of my garden in the stream ๐Ÿ’ป

: Hello I have watched the first episode of SHADOW & BONE and Jesper has now replaced Kaz as my โ€ฆ

: You can now watch my dissertation defense presentation! I’ve stopped the video before the โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ Read Marvel movies have a weird relationship with kissing and romance - Polygon polygon.comRead: โ€ฆ

: Today’s weather is the best kind of NC spring weather. It’s 57F and there are fluffy โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir by Callum Roberts ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: The Brilliant Abyss, Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the โ€ฆ

: I’m so happy that I’m now qualified to wear this Delicious PhD Darling โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Bookishness Affects the Book Biz publishersweekly.comRead: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Read When You Have a Baby | Book Riot โ€ฆ

: I resent the fact that Book Riot’s Find Out Your SHADOW AND BONE Character quiz made me choose โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read On the Relationship Between Motherhood and Madness in Victorian Literature โ€น Literary Hub โ€ฆ

: I know somebody on has put together an On This Day type page that shows you posts on โ€ฆ

: My favorite thing about Labyrinth is that the ending suggests that you can grow up while retaining โ€ฆ

: Told y’all I was going all-in on Trek. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“š

: Submitted my dissertation to the university. Ordered Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s The Dark โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Reagan Ray has collected a bunch of hand-lettered logos from Marvel comics pre-2000. My favorite โ€ฆ

: Exhausted from defense & migrainey because PCOS, so it’s time to settle in with some โ€ฆ

: Advisor: So make these revisions because those were good questions and you had answers to them. Me: โ€ฆ

: Katherine Taylor’s essay, I Am Not a Robot, explores Data’s value as a stand-in for โ€ฆ

: I have a lot of thank yous to catch up on, and I will. But in the meantime, I highly recommend โ€ฆ

: Lt. Cmdr. DOCTOR Kimberly Hirsh here… I mean Data, whoops… I passed my dissertation โ€ฆ

: This really does feel like waiting to go to the hospital to be induced. I hope the dissertation โ€ฆ

: Really wish I felt like I could sweeten my defense with a laugh track.

: Me, when Wesley Crusher tells Guinan he always gets As: Really? We’re still grading things in โ€ฆ

: Last call for anyone who wants to attend my dissertation defense on Zoom, 4/14/21 1pm Eastern! The โ€ฆ

: O no my defense adrenaline has arrived 18 hours early

: THE NEVERS as Disability Metaphor โ™ฟ ๐Ÿ“บ

: Weeks ago now my kid told me, “You don’t need to be a doctor. You’re already โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Also, the Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert made me tear up. ๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽต

: ๐Ÿ”– I highly recommend this video of the Yip Yip Invasion at Phoenix Comicon 2017, in which a group of โ€ฆ

: Can I be in the book fandom? Like, I’m a fan of books as a medium and as aesthetic objects?

: Finished reading: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

: Exhausted from reviewing my dissertation slides with W (and applying for a job and doing a makeup โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi โ€ฆ

: Finished my defense slides and I’m so tired. ๐Ÿ“

: Me: Why am I so obsessed with identity construction? The little Chani Nicholas my head: Because your โ€ฆ

: Fellow academics, do you have a writerly identity? I told my artist BFF my 1st diss draft was โ€ฆ

: I have decided to go all-in on Star Trek. Especially TNG of course, but for the time being, โ€ฆ

: I’m not saying I’m just saying I kind of wish the Season 2 finale of Picard would be โ€ฆ

: Which Muppet do I most identify with? Well… ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ

: Don’t mind me, I’m just over here flailing in response to the Picard Season 2 Teaser โ€ฆ

: Reddit user JaytheChou is photoshopping Paddington into a different movie every day and it is a โ€ฆ

: I’ve always been resentful of the trope where girls have to pretend to be boys to get stuff โ€ฆ

: Improv as community/business/cult has a lot of problems that would require a radical new model to โ€ฆ

: I’m in a hammock and I don’t want to get up.

: I just finished Leigh Bardugo’s Siege and Storm and I’m so glad I’ve got the next โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

: Teared up watching @levarburton’s cameos for other people. “It’s over. It’s โ€ฆ

: So I’m reading my dissertation and I think it’s… Good? Like it was written by โ€ฆ

: About to start reading and marking up this thing in preparation for next week’s defense, at โ€ฆ

: Honored today to deliver a pre-recorded guest lecture on Reader’s Advisory for Dr. Megan โ€ฆ

: I really miss the internet of 2004 - 2007, specifically the DIY/New Domesticity craft punk blog โ€ฆ

: I have now met all my pre-defense scholarly obligations (paper draft & guest lecture) so I guess โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– I somehow missed Linda Holmes’s beautiful piece about The Muppet Movie soundtrack. She pulls โ€ฆ

: True story, my dissertation includes the statement, “I was wrong.” ๐Ÿ“

: 18 hrs post-vaccine woke up a little achey, a little lymph node-y. Not too bad but still planning to โ€ฆ

: 5 hrs post-vaccine, feeling fuzzy-headed and mildly achey, chills receded but I bet they’ll be โ€ฆ

: J&J vaccine, side effects (or psychosomatic effects?) settling in after 3 hours: vague malaise, โ€ฆ

: This windblown lady is vaccinated and waiting outside the Cookout Walk Up Window for a celebratory โ€ฆ

: Thinking of launching an academic editing service explicitly targeted to scholars who are also โ€ฆ

: I did the My Next Move interests profile and it says I should be an information research scientist. โ€ฆ

: Being in a “life happens” moment myself (finishing my dissertation), I originally missed โ€ฆ

: Watching My Neighbor Totoro & my kid is saying that I’m like Mama Kusakabe because we both โ€ฆ

: My kid’s over here telling his dad a Magic Treehouse/Wild Kratts crossover story. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ

: Want to read: The Writer’s Practice by John Warner ๐Ÿ“š

: I’m finishing up my PhD this May! I have a lot of possibilities for what’s next; I would โ€ฆ

: It's spring and my dissertation is submitted! Let's do all the things!

: Want to read: When Women Invented Television by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong ๐Ÿ“š

: 4yo: What are you defending? Me: My dissertation. 4yo: Why do you have to defend it? Me:

: Friend: I was thinking like I needed to get in my 10,000 hours and be an expert. Me: The 10,000 โ€ฆ

: Here’s a proposed title for my memoir, inspired by me being aggressively helped at a friend โ€ฆ

: You know that thing where you’ve pursued something long enough that now you’ve pretty โ€ฆ

: Debating with myself about regalia since I’m not going to an in-person ceremony. Definitely โ€ฆ

: “The academy is not designed to accommodate women, families, or the demands of modern โ€ฆ

: “[The graduate program] hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a laser focus โ€ฆ

: “Lives matter more than careers. Focus on building the life you want rather than pursuing the โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– What are we folding when we are folding laundry in quarantine is a beautiful poem by Sarah Ruhl. โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– I love this take. I’d love to see it even more fleshed out: WandaVision Is Basically a โ€ฆ

: Apparently it’s going to be an up-every-two-hours kind of night.

: SAVE THE DATE! My dissertation defense is set for April 14th from 1 - 3 pm. It will be held via โ€ฆ

: Sewing is not going great because my machine is old and unhelpful and difficult to find a manual โ€ฆ

: I threaded a needle and pulled up the bobbin thread! ๐Ÿงต

: I wound a bobbin! ๐Ÿงต

: Taking a mini-spring break over UNC’s Wellness Days & the weekend, including bailing on โ€ฆ

: No YOU meant to go to bed an hour ago but got distracted by online window-shopping for sewing โ€ฆ

: I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent my finished, formatted dissertation to my advisor, who will โ€ฆ

: We are now at the “Watch Studio Ghibli instead of PBS Kids” stage of the pandemic. ๐Ÿฟ

: In the process of scheduling and thought to myself I should be sure to invite my Grandmomma. ๐Ÿ˜ข

: Catching up on MCU. My favorite parts of Daredevil S2 are when Matt Murdock & Frank Castle have โ€ฆ

: Me, justifying my discussion chapter to the committee in my head: It’s only 1/3 of a โ€ฆ

: I may have finished my discussion chapter. I definitely sent it off to my advisor.

: Discussion section: behind the scenes [Alt text: A piece of paper showing a black and white diagram โ€ฆ

: Wrote ~1200 words. Time for a cake break! ๐Ÿฐ Oh no, there’s no cake! Time for a donut break! ๐Ÿฉ

: Today’s writing music: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Original Soundtrack SQUARE ENIX MUSIC

: Me, this morning: Sure buddy, I’ll find those missing toys for you! Me, after taking โ€ฆ

: I’m thisclose to requesting submissions for a WandaVision digital zine. To be edited AFTER I โ€ฆ

: As long as I defend before the semester is over I’m good. On the off chance my post-defense โ€ฆ

: Today: Day 3 of garbage sleep. Empathetically worried about funding for the PhD cohorts coming up โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– This piece about WandaVision & fan theories has me musing on the difference between trying to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– This piece about WandaVision and fan theories has me thinking about fannish meta and where it โ€ฆ

: Finishing my PhD & launching information consulting has me basically pretending I’m Dr. โ€ฆ

: You know how sometimes you serendipitously learn about a theoretical framework that’s going to โ€ฆ

: My kid woke me up an hour early and I added ~1500 words to my discussion chapter today, plus pulled โ€ฆ

: Want to read: How Humans Learn by Joshua R. Eyler ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey ๐Ÿ“š

: Today in the Hundred Acre Wood: Piglet might have the coronavirus but he’s asymptomatic; Pooh, โ€ฆ

: I’ll say this (among other things) for being a part-time stay-at-home mom/part-time scholar: โ€ฆ

: I remember when MCU fans were clamoring for WandaVision to reveal its big bad already & Ashley โ€ฆ

: Is there anything more attractive than an attractive person writing a grant application & โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– These images of comic book heroes redrawn to have average body types are fascinating from a โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Check out Riana Mckeith’s period-appropriate cartoon homages to WandaVision. So great! It โ€ฆ

: I just reviewed my advisor’s notes on the first 6 chapters of my dissertation (Intro, 2 Lit โ€ฆ

: What I’m learning from the MCU (caught up on WandaVision & currently watching Agents of โ€ฆ

: There are a lot of hard moments as a parent. I tend to share moments like this: M. quietly building โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science by Anna Reser and Leila McNeill ๐Ÿ“š

: Trusting my (book blogging) intuition

: Just finished the introduction to SUCCEEDING OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY. Excited to read the rest. It seems โ€ฆ

: I woke up with a migraine today. I’ve had enough caffeine that it’s significantly โ€ฆ

: Do I know anybody who works in youth services in the Wake County Public Libraries? If you do, will โ€ฆ

: I may have added, um, 40 pages (mostly quotes and tables) to my findings chapter in revision…

: Okay. I finished pulling quotes from the last interview. I was like, “Cool! Time to move on to โ€ฆ

: Only one interview left to pull quotes from for my findings chapter and then I can move on to the โ€ฆ

: Just updated my Fan Studies in LIS page to include some scholars I met at FSNNA20!

: OKAY. I finished pulling quotes from that giant and awesome interview. Three more interviews left to โ€ฆ

: It’s a good day for lying on a hammock and listening to an audiobook. ๐Ÿ“ท

: Hello today I think my ideal job would be to read books and then write essays (not straight up โ€ฆ

: I’m writing through a migraine right now. I have this one participant interview that’s โ€ฆ

: I finished reading Mona Awad’s BUNNY last night. I can’t even write a review of it โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Bunny by Mona Awad ๐Ÿ“š

: My current writing process: mine one interview for quotes. Read a chapter of BUNNY by Mona Awad. โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Keep Going by Austin Kleon ๐Ÿ“š

: I should hang this Austin Kleon drawing from p. 165 of KEEP GOING up in my home office. โ€ฆ

: “Art Monsters are not necessary or glamorous and they are not to be condoned, pardoned, or โ€ฆ

: Just gonna give up all other pursuits and devote my life to writing Muppet Show friendfic from now โ€ฆ

: I have so many happy Muppet Show feelings. Every time Fozzie is on screen my brain almost literally โ€ฆ

: The latest episode of WandaVision has given me a new cosplay goal… ๐Ÿ“บ

: Give Kathryn Hahn an Emmy. ๐Ÿ“บ

: ๐Ÿ”– This is a library that is also a theater. I want to go to there.

: Want to read: Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South by Regina Bradley ๐Ÿ“š

: Sent off my methodology chapter today. It only needed a little revision, mostly moving stuff from it โ€ฆ

: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler) sings the theme song for the new Muppet Babies. This โ€ฆ

: I’m actually enjoying messing around on the Internet for a while and some water started โ€ฆ

: Hello! I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent a theory chapter off to my advisor. You should be โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– If you love beautiful writing with a wistful vibe, you should be reading Jess Zimmerman’s โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Y’all, Sir Ian McKellen has been blogging about his work since he started working on โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Go read what Tim Carmody has to say about two songs from “The Muppet Movie”. I’m โ€ฆ

: “Wellness” day #1: Wrote ~1700 words for my dissertation, outlined the methods section โ€ฆ

: Here are some things I’m not interested in: content marketing lead magnets analytics โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– The spellbinding history of cheese and witchcraft is the witchy content I didn’t know I โ€ฆ

: I’m so psyched to read all the articles fan studies scholars are going to write about โ€ฆ

: Doing more lurking/replying than posting rn. I’ve blocked Twitter on my phone. It redirects me โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Bookish Broads by Lauren Marino ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman ๐Ÿ“š

: I added >1000 words to the theory chapter of my dissertation today. I’ve still a ways to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– One option the New York Times didn’t mention in their piece about keeping a digital โ€ฆ

: It was kind of fun to see one of my drama professors from undergrad in M. L. Rio’s โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– This deep-dive into fans reverse-engineering knitwear like Bernie’s mittens & the fourth โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Jess Zimmerman’s latest Dead Channel compares the old Internet to Faerie & tackles what โ€ฆ

: Got about 500 words written today. Hoping to go faster moving forward. I slept poorly last night and โ€ฆ

: I’ve been low-key reading all the tie-in comics for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in release โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee ๐Ÿ“š

: Making progress on both dissertation & assistantship today. Beginning to feel like I might get โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– My granddaddy got his Ed. D. in 1972 and I just found the record for his dissertation in the UF โ€ฆ

: Writing that theory chapter…

: We went to the NC Museum of Art Park as a family Saturday. It was a really nice change of pace from โ€ฆ

: In case you’re following along, this morning the impostor syndrome was so bad I could feel it โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Highly recommended: Library Ambience Sounds for Studying / Relaxing White Noise.

: Okay. Reorganized my work and my thinking and feeling better about my ability to be the kind of โ€ฆ

: New plans for this afternoon: Eat. Cry. Get back to work.

: I feel like Charlie in Flowers for Algernon, knowing he used to be smart. I think, “Remember โ€ฆ

: Every once in a while early Sesame Street drops in a random Carol Burnett segment and it brings me โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– In Back-Talking The Tone Police: Book People Are Not Your Enemy, Tika Vateri says all the things I โ€ฆ

: Y’all RiffTrax is doing a Star Trek: Generations watch along tonight and if my kid is asleep โ€ฆ

: The pandemic is making my brain not.

: Hello! Today I’m (not) enjoying some musculoskeletal pain. How are things with you?

: Me: reviews dissertation feedback and writes down 5 questions for meeting tomorrow w/advisor & โ€ฆ

: Great question from Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) that it’d help me if you answer: What do I do โ€ฆ

: I have so many thoughts about information literacy and they’re so timely. It would be โ€ฆ

: I’m reading IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M. L. Rio & it does this interesting thing where you โ€ฆ

: I’m doing a daily tarot pull starting today. Four cards popped out of the deck at me today. โ€ฆ

: Me: Why is my neck hurting? Child: climbs on my neck Me: Oh.

: Every night I lie in my kid’s bed until he falls asleep and every night I wish someone would โ€ฆ

: I’ve got that sweet, sweet book hangover where you finish reading and then look around and โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ๐Ÿ“š

: I’m having to remind myself that the reason a 2 yr ethnographic dissertation I’m reading โ€ฆ

: GENTLE WRITING ADVICE: You could write some words sometime if you feel like it, but if you’re โ€ฆ

: The model for a dissertation defense in my head is still f2f. When I try to envision my inevitable โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– I am a Book Person. I don’t love the shots this piece takes at Book People, but I appreciate โ€ฆ

: Just got “Wait, you’re KIBA?” for the first time in several years and it still โ€ฆ

: Anything that restores you isn’t a waste of time.

: If I have any friends/followers diagnosed with hEDS or HSD who would be willing to talk with me โ€ฆ

: How are you holding up? Here's what's up with me.

: Hi. I’m Kimberly, and everything you need to know about me can be summed up by the fact that โ€ฆ

: Just over here having an anxiety attack about taking my car to the mechanic for some routine work โ€ฆ

: If somebody could get on replacing Larry in “Pinky & the Brain & Larry” with โ€ฆ

: It’s here! Yay! #AcademicTarot @CoyoteAndBones

: ๐Ÿ”– The Power of German Playwright Bertholt Brechtโ€™s V-Effekt: Oliver Mayer discusses the connection โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Whatโ€™s Behind the Label โ€˜Domestic Fictionโ€˜?: Soledad Fox Maura writes about why we need to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– An old piece that the Rec Center brought to my attention: How Writing Fanfic Introduced Me To โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“บ Ugh, Dr. Pulaski is the worst. ๐Ÿ––

: ๐Ÿ”– I continue to be proud of my city: Durham Moves to Protect Residents Against Natural Hair โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

: Putting the person back in my personal website

: ๐Ÿ”–I went into reading this expecting a fluff piece. I came out of it with a reminder of the spiritual โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–This interview is extremely validating! Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise โ€ฆ

: Who has two thumbs and just applied to be a Star Wars librarian for the summer? This Kimberly!

: ๐Ÿ”– Gaby has curated an amazing collection of Bernie memes. The Beetlejuice and Clerks ones are my โ€ฆ

: Last “What’s next?” question! If you’d like to help, please complete this โ€ฆ

: I’ve just finished creating my dissertation revisions matrix. Only 41 comments! Granted, one โ€ฆ

: What’s next? Part 2! If you’d like to help, please complete this sentence: “I โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark: 2020 was supposed to be the year I got back into โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– The Deep Sadness of Marvelโ€™s WandaVision: This is the kind of WandaVision thinkpiece I want. ๐Ÿ“บ

: We are now at the stage of the pandemic/coup/grief process where I decide that I attended a single โ€ฆ

: I only just realized that to understand how information literacy has been conceptualized over time, โ€ฆ

: Getting real vulnerable! Want to help me plan for what’s next? Complete this statement: โ€ฆ

: Why yes, I am prioritizing #MuppetTwitter today.

: If Buffy Summers were real she’d be 40 years old today.

: Here’s my personal affirmation for the foreseeable future: DO WHAT I CAN, WHEN I CAN.

: Okay TNG friends. I made it through “Skin of Evil.” It’s all uphill from here โ€ฆ

: HEY I DID A THING! It was for my assistantship and not my dissertation but still. YAY ME!

: I put in a grocery order so now it’s time to crochet and watch TNG, yeah? I woke up this โ€ฆ

: Novel I’m reading: includes chapter that is just the text of an imaginary academic journal โ€ฆ

: Well my grandmother must have really crossed over, in my own estimation anyway, because I just woke โ€ฆ

: I'm still grieving my grandmother and I don't feel like doing anything.

: ๐Ÿ”– In “The Black Casting Choices in BRIDGERTON Wereโ€ฆA Choice”, Jessica Pryde explains the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– This is really cool. I hope that in addition to making it possible for scholarship recipients to โ€ฆ

: I wonder how much of my lingering 90s cyberutopianism is because I forget the internet is not โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ I know the consensus is that Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation is Not Good, but I find a โ€ฆ

: I crack up every time M. & I watch the Emotions episode of Storybots Super Songs because a kid โ€ฆ

: I’m pretty sure Kermit the Frog is my oldest friend.

: This morning M. told me, “I’m not an architologyist,” and when I asked what an โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Me, a former educator, watching the new Saved by the Bell: This is really good, but I feel like โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ I’ve been watching Bridgerton & aside from the obvious fact that Lady Danbury & โ€ฆ

: My kid is pulling toys out of bins and saying what they are… “Spider-Man’s car, a โ€ฆ

: I look like I’m dicking around on my phone but really I’m despairing about the future.

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ The Wonder Woman Movies Have a Women Problem A great analysis with ideas for how Wonder Woman โ€ฆ

: I’m officially Not Okay: I just created a new WordPress install for a new website I’ve โ€ฆ

: How am I only just now realizing that the Holodeck is a very high tech LARP environment?

: Apparently this week I’m going to be awake at night and sleep in the afternoon. Cool cool โ€ฆ

: I might also read more Dawn of X and play Two Dots.

: Hello. I want to want to do things but I do not want to do things, so I will be alternating between โ€ฆ

: I really did not spend this holiday “break” how I expected to, and now all I can do is โ€ฆ

: Which stage of grief is the not-sleeping-because-you-are-contemplating-your-own-denial one? My โ€ฆ

: Probably gonna cry thanks to the crushing weight of (gesturing at the world) all this, and I’m โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Wonder Woman 1984. Was it flawless? No. Did the fact that it was a Wonder Woman movie and โ€ฆ

: My grandmother Nita died this morning. She loved us all so much and always welcomed us to her home, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Tips for Starting a Bookstagram: Getting started in the bookish corner of Instagram can be โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman ๐Ÿ“š

: Me at 5 am: It’s fine, I’ll take a nap this afternoon. Me at 5 pm: Why would I nap when โ€ฆ

: 2020 Year-in-Review & 2021 Word of the First Quarter

: ๐Ÿ”– Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020: disheartening, but not surprising.

: ๐Ÿ”– Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped Us Get Through 2020 - Roguelikes reflect not only the โ€ฆ

: Here are my goals for 2021: Learn about pain management & find pain management that works for โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š Friends, there are at least two modern retellings of Jane Eyre coming out this year: The Wife โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us I will never not appreciate Ed Yong.

: ๐Ÿ”– The Vaccine Rollout’s Known Knowns and More In Zeynep Tufecki’s Insight newsletter, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable I don’t have a word for how this article โ€ฆ

: Time to crowdsource a tagline! I’m going to start calling myself a Consulting โ€ฆ

: More dark academia books! The Lessons, Naomi Alderman The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis Possession, A. โ€ฆ

: Me to W: You know how you sometimes for fun you give people advice on research design in a Fan โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth ๐Ÿ“š

: I bought myself a Theracane and it’s not arriving until Thursday. I’m really looking โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: The Iliad by Homer; Caroline Alexander (translator) ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ Read Lore Olympus episodes 1 - 10. Gorgeous art, fun characterization, planning to keep going.

: ๐ŸŽฎ Currently playing Hades on Nintendo Switch. Been coveting this for a while, so when W. suggested โ€ฆ

: I’m still obsessed with Dark Academia. Here are some books I’ve read or will read that โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ๐Ÿ“š

: Living with chronic illness is really hard and I don’t like it.

: ๐Ÿ”–Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again

: ๐Ÿ”– How Literary Female Friendships Shaped the Fiction Market

: Also, I don’t know who in the SNL writers' room is a mom, but solidarity, friend.

: To those of you who celebrate Christmas and have children, I hope your kids' joy offsets your โ€ฆ

: I have so many thoughts on Jingle Jangle! This article about how the movie centers Black Girl Magic โ€ฆ

: Netflix: 22 minutes left in Jingle Jangle! Me: ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ญ

: Jingle Jangle: has huge climactic sequence with positive resolution Netflix time bar: shows 36 โ€ฆ

: Today has been the kind of day where you lie down on the floor after wrapping the Christmas presents โ€ฆ

: One song into Jingle Jangle and I’m aching for more R&B musicals - originals, not juke box โ€ฆ

: The results of this Spotify-evaluating AI are hilarious. Enya + The Lonely Island are peak Kimberly โ€ฆ

: My child: “I learned a valuable lesson today.” W: “What’s that, โ€ฆ

: Rachel Reichenbach’s Why your Instagram Engagement Kinda Sucks Right Now explains so much. I โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 2 ๐Ÿ“š

: My Reading Year 2020

: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 1 ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: Powers of X # 1 - 6 ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: House of X # 1 - 6 ๐Ÿ“š

: Current status:

: Elizabeth Minkel’s The Year of Loving Things Again, published in December 2017, resonates โ€ฆ

: I don’t want to spoil The Mandalorian finale much, so I’ll just say that technology used โ€ฆ

: My Most Memorable Christmas Presents from Childhood

: Sufganiyot! Easy jelly donut recipe from The Nosher.

: I have been having this problem all week where I sit down and then I need to eat but eating would โ€ฆ

: At Literary Mama, Victoria Livingstone writes about how the tasks of motherhood that “cannot โ€ฆ

: Crocheting while watching Clone Wars is very pleasant.

: I’m experimenting with using Notion for weekly and daily planning. I put my most important โ€ฆ

: Got myself a Hanukkah present from Everyday Magic & it arrived today. Rededication body butter โ€ฆ

: Okay but what if a manatee had a narwhal tusk.

: ๐Ÿ”– Laurie Pennyโ€™s WIRED piece about falling in love over Zoom is one of the most hopeful things โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– This NPR piece about keeping warm and embracing wintry outdoor adventures is exactly the kind of โ€ฆ

: Just a little light reading from on the first day of my break from my dissertation.

: Baby’s first latkes. (I am the baby in question, and it’s my first time making them, not โ€ฆ

: The dissertation revision nightmares have started, so, that’s cool.

: So what I learned from Disney Investors Day is that Muppets Now is probably the last Muppets content โ€ฆ

: Dissertation Draft Finished + Pandemic Parenting and My Body

: That feeling when you decide to cut a big chunk of your outline out of your dissertation intro โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel ๐Ÿ“š

: I really enjoyed reading this piece about Star Wars stormtrooper strategy & tactics, which is โ€ฆ

: This is just to say I have eaten the kisses that looked like Santa hats and which I said I was โ€ฆ

: Instead of the usual fullscreen symbol, the PBS Kids website video player has a circle with the word โ€ฆ

: Household division of labor: W - cooks, cleans, does yardwork, generates 80% of household income, โ€ฆ

: I’m really hung up on how nothing is neutral and every decision, intentionally or not, is โ€ฆ

: If you’re into it, Star Wars is pretty much the ultimate in comfort media, so I’m going โ€ฆ

: The Imagined Academia and How I Still Love It

: You know when you are writing and then ideas start flowing and words come out of you expressing โ€ฆ

: I am so close to done with my discussion chapter with almost 3 hours of childcare left to go! Time โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ๐Ÿ“š

: When you’re pretty much secular, but descended from 2 faith traditions and mostly just really โ€ฆ

: I'm Jew-ish, but not Jewish.

: Making stuff is a vulnerable act.

: I’m just gonna buy 8 matching purple sweatsuits and say I’m cosplaying as Kate Bishop โ€ฆ

: Pretending that signing up for texts from Zooey Deschanel’s number is the same โ€ฆ

: Updated my now page!

: I am not a piece of ๐Ÿ’ฉ and neither are you.

: Check me out with my #wipwednesday. This is the beginning of the Habitat Cardigan. Lion Brand โ€ฆ

: This is how my year sounded on @Spotify. Get your 2020 Wrapped now #2020Wrapped โ€ฆ

: I'm pressing publish every day with Leonie.

: Reading Chani Nicholas’s *You Were Born for This" and only tearing up a little at the โ€ฆ

: You, a reasonable person: Don’t you have a dissertation to finish? Me, a Kimberly: Okay but โ€ฆ

: Okay okay but hear me out: what if you ALSO watched the OLD Animaniacs on Hulu?

: What’s a weird skill you have that you will possibly never use again? I’m REALLY good at โ€ฆ

: I wrote a page in my Discussion/Conclusions chapter! YAY ME! (Turns out trying to move discussions โ€ฆ

: Present Kimberly is over here agonizing about the discussion piece of her dissertation. Meanwhile, โ€ฆ

: Holidays are lovely but I have to give myself time to recover after them. (The thing about having โ€ฆ

: My kid just explained to me an imaginary informational text he has that explains why Grinches โ€ฆ

: I’m 20 minutes into Happiest Season and it is every bit as cute as I thought it would be, โ€ฆ

: Oh right. Knitting stresses me out. Better for re-learning when I have the bandwidth for something โ€ฆ

: I think it’s time for me to re-learn to knit. I find myself craving the kinds of textures that โ€ฆ

: I have only dabbled in Horse Girlery, but I’m delighted by Polygon’s Horse Girl Canon. โ€ฆ

: It’s happening.

: I’m super thankful for my fellow doc students, who today have dropped off a laser printer and โ€ฆ

: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs โ€ฆ

: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs โ€ฆ

: My advisor just said “Let’s enjoy our time off!” which is code for “Stop โ€ฆ

: Worn down to a nub from moming. Retreating to bed. Definitely going to sleep, NOT to watch The โ€ฆ

: My kid just told me I’m “very proper” because I want him to “put on all the โ€ฆ

: Me: Okay, I’m going to finish reading Frankenstein. W: Didn’t you finish reading that โ€ฆ

: I'm having trouble with my dissertation discussion.

: Finished reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ๐Ÿ“š

: My household will be celebrating the Yule Book Flood this year. I can’t afford to buy everyone โ€ฆ

: Bare tree branches against a clear blue sky remind me of lace.

: On some level, THE MANDALORIAN really is just about parenting a young child. “Don’t eat โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Ruinsong by Julia Ember ๐Ÿ“š

: Just got an email inviting me to join a network of patient influencers because I’m active in โ€ฆ

: I’m happy to have new Animaniacs and I’m also happy to have old Animaniacs.

: My kid woke me up at the wrong moment in my sleep cycle and I’m pretty sure I’m going to โ€ฆ

: When writing is both scholarly and beautiful, that’s a sweet spot.


: Just cleaned the 15+ yrs of storage gunk (not too bad really) off my sewing machine. EXCITEMENT!

: Say what you will about screen time, when my kid and I binge-watch remote library storytimes he gets โ€ฆ

: No YOU’RE spending too much time looking at vintage tartan and/or velvet blazers on Etsy.

: But before I go I’m just going to say that listening to my genius husband present about โ€ฆ

: Today, because we’re on migraine day 3, I’m looking for scientific evidence that when I โ€ฆ

: Welcome to Kimberly’s Migraine Day 3, brought to you by Lowered Estrogen and Serotonin!

: You ever watch a rom-com & forget the characters don’t know they’re in a rom-com? โ€ฆ

: Y’all I am so scared about this current COVID surge. I haven’t had a real strong COVID โ€ฆ

: Tonight my kid requested a bedtime story about @emilyvgordon & @kumailn’s cat, Bagel, and โ€ฆ

: Y’all, the Rockapella Holiday album is… different than I expected.

: I coded an interview with a migraine. Aren’t you impressed?

: This thread terrifies me. It's looking like we've turned the corner at my house, so I'm going to โ€ฆ

: Okay spoiler for Dash & Lily I guess but I have so much empathy for all the worried adults in โ€ฆ

: I just finished episode 2 of Dash & Lily (which, just like the book, I love) and spent WAY too โ€ฆ

: Our family has been exploring our playgroundless city parks. Today we went to Sandy Creek Park, โ€ฆ

: Want to read: a tumblr book by Allison McCracken, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, and Indira Neill โ€ฆ

: Put Bert & Ernie Sing-Along on while my kid was in the bath this morning and we’re โ€ฆ

: Added details to my discussion chapter outline, input new code system into data analysis software, โ€ฆ

: It’s possible I am putting way too much thought into this discussion chapter.

: I did what I wanted during my PhD and I regret nothing.

: Listen. If you want to get a jump on the winter holidays now with decorations and baking, I say go โ€ฆ

: Brain fog has returned but I got the kid to sit next to me instead of on me and squeezed in 5+ pages โ€ฆ

: Kimberly problems: when your brain fog lifts enough for you to read scholarship but you can’t โ€ฆ

: What do you think are my areas of expertise?

: The burnout is real.

: The more I go nowhere and do nothing, the more money I spend on books… Which is why โ€ฆ

: All 3 Roger Rabbit shorts are on Disney+, this is not a drill.

: Everything hurts but it’s too hot to wear my “everything hurts” sweatshirt: the โ€ฆ

: Current status: counting “figuring out which book will tell me how to write my discussion โ€ฆ

: Bunnies and fishes at For Garden’s Sake.

: Put on my podcast for M, who likes to listen to “the Mommy Podcast” and he said, โ€ฆ

: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze Episode 3 - Teacher's Pet

: I’m reasonably well-rested today and yet my brain still just… won’t.

: W & M were drawing boats so I drew mine but 1. I had to make it a shape I could sit in and 2. โ€ฆ

: I just took a minute to call my dad to see how he’s doing in the wake of Alex Trebek’s โ€ฆ

: Let’s keep working to make the unpocalypse happen.

: W. is reading The Magic Treehouse to M. Morgan le Fay: Most people call me an enchantress, but โ€ฆ

: I’ve updated my bullet journal & I think that’s my work for today. I’m giving โ€ฆ

: What if moving forward we took the energy people say we should spend on courting voters in whatever โ€ฆ

: Y’all getting any work done today, or no? I did one thing for my assistantship and made the โ€ฆ

: The comedic possibilities are inherent.

: I feel great affinity for the Mandalorian, because, like him, I am usually accompanied on my โ€ฆ

: My plan for coping for… oh, the rest of my life… is to read books and make stuff. Want โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading: Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by โ€ฆ

: You know what isn’t great for my mental well-being as a student? Taking a required 45 minute โ€ฆ

: Logging off Twitter tonight and don’t expect to be back for a while… Will still โ€ฆ

: Blown away by Flow’s ability to get a piece on Cottagecore out while it’s still a thing. โ€ฆ

: Hey guess what, just submitted a THIRD chapter to my advisor! Worth noting that all of these have โ€ฆ

: Do you feel like you need a nap even after the most energizing of video calls? How do y’all โ€ฆ

: Hello I am Kimberly and I have now sent 2 completed chapter drafts to my advisor and expect to send โ€ฆ

: I joined some Discord servers related to my research interests and now my phone feels like the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I’m a 21st-century American woman; I don’t have enough faith to covet anything โ€ฆ

: Feeling cute on a high-pain day. Not going to take it for granted.

: I just uploaded my #FSNNA20 poster, “Where’d You Get Those Nightcrawler Hands? The โ€ฆ

: One challenge with my research interests related to academic publishing is that a lot of them are โ€ฆ

: Co-star gets me. [Image reads “Your heart is a book."]

: I’m very cranky today. I don’t like it. I don’t like who I feel like I am when I โ€ฆ

: Been trying to figure out who to cosplay for my dissertation defense. Needs to be professional, โ€ฆ

: I finished drafting a dissertation chapter (I’ve had 4 almost finished chapters for a couple โ€ฆ

: See this is why we read in the original language if we can: Caesar says the Rhine bends toward Ursa โ€ฆ

: If you’ve been away from Latin for 10+ years but want to return to reading it as a hobby, โ€ฆ

: Things my kid said tonight: “Mommy, you’ll never be a doctor.” ๐Ÿ’” “I’m โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving ๐Ÿ“š

: I think… I think I just don’t enjoy consuming Actual Play content and maybe โ€ฆ

: Okay seriously is anyone keeping any of their shit together right now?

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ I just finished watching REBECCA on Netflix and it’s… fine. But it’s not โ€ฆ

: Heeeey, just over here psyching myself up to revisit Chapter 11 - Trustworthiness - in Lincoln & โ€ฆ

: Conversation with friends: Tweens - Who’s cute Teen - Who’s dating 20s - Good food 30s - โ€ฆ

: I read this piece & I need a cold shower. Gonna be intense when I finally read CARMILLA. โ€ฆ

: Over at University of Venus, Mary Churchill asks about The Day After: What will you do on November โ€ฆ

: I went to #FSNNA20 and it was awesome.

: Want to read: Maximizing the Impacts of Academic Research by Jane Tinkler and Patrick Dunleavy ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: Raising the Resistance A Mother’s Guide to Practical Activism by Farrah โ€ฆ

: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze - Witch

: M & I have been watching Netflix’s Bookmarks today. Grace Byers’s I AM ENOUGH is so โ€ฆ

: If #FSNNA20 were a meatspace conference and I was there, I would not be berating myself for not โ€ฆ

: Just added a note to include as a limitation in my dissertation that my methods don’t capture โ€ฆ

: Dreamed this morning I was at my co-working space w/Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) & he would not stop โ€ฆ

: Portrait of an awesome life partnership: you get the kid down to sleep and then chat in the #FSNNA20 โ€ฆ

: Pleased as can be to be hanging out @ #FSNNA20 this week. You can find me in Discord primarily โ€ฆ

: Is anybody out there managing to be even mediocre at both parenting & working right now? Because โ€ฆ

: Current dissertation status: 4 chapters begun but with holes to fill, 116 pages. 1 chapter โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Reading Sarah Kendzior’s (@sarahkendzior) book HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT & had to take a โ€ฆ

: I definitely just handed The Teacher from the Black Lagoon to my kid thinking it was Miss Nelson Is โ€ฆ

: My kid is 4 and I might almost be ready to share my birthing story but not yet.

: I did a dissertation bootcamp last week and honestly I feel like I need a break. We spent some time โ€ฆ

: Today I learned that my kid’s teacher plays tabletop RPGs. โ™ฅ๏ธ (I did not ask her if I could โ€ฆ

: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze - Welcome to the Hellmouth and The Harvest

: My not-quite-4yo just told me that the famous quote from The New Colossus begins “Give me all โ€ฆ

: Listening to M. & W. play that they are the kids from The Magic Treehouse and have wished their โ€ฆ

: Welcome to October, y’all.

: In recent weeks I have watched all of Sherlock, finished tonight. It was fun, then it wasn’t โ€ฆ

: I’m presenting my virtual poster, “Where’d You Get Those Nightcrawler Hands? The โ€ฆ

: Hello. I am tired and sweaty. Dissertation boot camp is pretty serious. โ™ฅ๏ธ

: Today is a screaming 3yo day. I love my child and I find his screaming stressful.

: Hello, it’s coffee and chocolate o’clock.

: Dissertation boot camp week: conserving spoons in the morning so I can write hard in the afternoon. โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker ๐Ÿ“š

: Everything that one does seems, no matter how right it may be, to bring on the very thing which is โ€ฆ

: Fascinating: Seeing Our Own Reflection in the Birth of the Self-Portrait via Dan Cohen I’ve โ€ฆ

: I’m kind of loving my messy, curly, 38% Ashkenazi hair today. (Image heavily filtered, of โ€ฆ

: I’m worried about Kimberly. Kimberly is tired & overwhelmed. Kimberly has lots of tools to โ€ฆ

: Me: Meh, I guess I should dress professionally for this remote group career coaching session. throws โ€ฆ

: My kid is watching @JimTheLibrarian’s Dinosaur Storytime. Kid said, “Maybe I’ll โ€ฆ


: Want to read: Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen ๐Ÿ“š

: I ordered a used copy of a paperback that was published in 1969. It was listed as being in good โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š A morbid longing for the picturesque: Donna Tartt's THE SECRET HISTORY

: If you want to be interesting, you have to be interested. -Austin Kleon, SHOW YOUR WORK, p. 131

: Finished reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt ๐Ÿ“š

: I saw the news about Justice Ginsburg while my husband was reading bedtime stories to my son. I felt โ€ฆ

: Want to read: She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Dark Archives by Megan Rosenbloom ๐Ÿ“š

: I don’t feel like writing an informative blog post today. It feels like a day for writing โ€ฆ

: W: I would encourage you to have lunch. Me: I will, but right now I’m writing. (Y’ALL. I โ€ฆ

: Please do not ask me how many times my son and I have watched the Courtney 1986 music video from โ€ฆ

: Me to M & W: These days, besides you guys, books are my best friends. W: These days?

: Visualization to help us choose our next steps

: I have named my aesthetic and it is witchy sparkle romantigothabilly academia.

: Three flavors of learning

: Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) has created an amazing reading list for grad students and PhDs exploring โ€ฆ

: 15 years of blogging (and 3 reasons I keep going) - Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) writes about why he โ€ฆ

: New profile pic. I think we all knew that a headshot where I look like I dgaf would give way to one โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”–Lee Skallerup Bessette sums up so much: Just because its hard, doesnโ€™t mean itโ€™s good and when โ€ฆ

: A quick note on MEXICAN GOTHIC ๐Ÿ“š

: My first PSL of the season. I waited until Bean Traders had them.

: I was already clued in to post-ac/alt-ac possibilities before beginning my PhD. For some reason, โ€ฆ

: I need to re-write my dissertation proposal, for myself.

: Me, browsing Rebecca Schuman’s (@pankisseskafka) website after reading about her in Katie Rose โ€ฆ

: I’m out on timelines and feeds for a while, folks. Taking some time to be really intentional โ€ฆ

: In which I have a mid-life crisis and freak out about schooling as a societal... thing. Woo Dead Poets Society! ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ

: Finished reading: MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Just finished watching DEAD POETS SOCIETY for the first time in years and now I’m having an โ€ฆ

: My three-almost-four-year-old just said, “When I’m lonesome, my fear grows.”

: World, we had a Pandemic Parenting morning and even though the sources of stress were resolved by โ€ฆ

: Got a ring light, tripod, and bluetooth shutter so of course I had to have a little photo booth fun.

: ๐Ÿ““ Redefining my professional identity: From research assistant to doctoral researcher

: Sometimes you and a friend come up with a hilarious idea and then a year later your friend executes โ€ฆ

: Had to use the Wayhome Tarot for Lindsay Mack’s Coming Home to Ourselves spread, if course. I, โ€ฆ

: I’m still/again grieving the dissertation I planned and will not get to carry out. Maybe I โ€ฆ

: Becky Albertalli wrote this moving essay about her shifting understanding of her sexuality. The โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š From Petra Mayer at NPR: Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers Well, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š From Megan Mabee at Book Riot: How The Hunger Games Prequel Helped Me Realize Iโ€™ve Changed I can โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š I’m reading MEXICAN GOTHIC and it’s wonderful but every description of the house gets โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ I am watching BLACK PANTHER for the first time. The fact that every single Wakandan is awesome is โ€ฆ

: I could use less productivity advice or inspiration and more permission to just be.

: I fell on the basement stairs yesterday and mildly sprained my right ankle. I sprained the left one โ€ฆ

: Pocketed to read later: People of color who craft are done being overlooked as customers and โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽต Do you think if I listen to Bauhaus for the rest of the day, that will magically make it be โ€ฆ

: My new glasses are the glasses of a woman who has no patience with BS.

: Welp. My whole household hates my new glasses.

: ๐Ÿ’ป If you’re wondering what the heck this IndieWeb thing is that I’ve been going on about โ€ฆ

: My new glasses are a little over-the-top, but then, so am I.

: Was just reading the Carolina Friends School Lower School page and saw they use “Ago!” โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ““ Semi-structured interviews: Stick to only a few big questions, but leave room for follow-ups

: ๐Ÿ“บ M. and I are watching MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and I am reminded of the extent to which โ€ฆ

: I just read “sheltering in place” as “shattering in peace” so now you know โ€ฆ

: Still planning to post at and auto-crosspost to Twitter and Tumblr, but not โ€ฆ

: Tracy Deonn's LEGENDBORN: Black Girl Magic, Dark Academia, and Arthuriana ON MY CAMPUS! ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š I’ve got about 100 pages left in #LEGENDBORN & won’t write a full review til โ€ฆ

: Reply to Another day in Hellsville: It is a lot. Having caregiving responsibilities adds another โ€ฆ

: Current professional goals: 1. Be a qualitative researcher. (I am now, but I think I would like to โ€ฆ

: How did it take me until just now to consciously verbalize the fact that THE SECRET GARDEN is a โ€ฆ

: The internet has been full of productivity-in-a-pandemic advice for months and I’m over it. I โ€ฆ

: I have become super enamored of the #darkacademia aesthetic, but being in actual academia, this is โ€ฆ

: Teen, new adult, and undergrad librarians, let me introduce you to your new best friend: the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 17/31 THE ONE WHERE I RUIN YOUR CHILDHOOD by Daniel Crocker. Excerpt from โ€œC is for Cookieโ€: โ€œYou โ€ฆ

: Hi. I don’t feel like it today, and it’s okay if you don’t feel like it either. โ€ฆ

: I'm done with exfoliants and goals. #TeamLowBar

: We share our hot takes in order that we may refine them: Makerspaces should consider sewing โ€ฆ

: I did more #motherscholar-ing this morning, saying things like “I would do a visual analysis โ€ฆ

: A refinement of my earlier hot take: a sewing machine with a zigzag stitch should be considered โ€ฆ

: Hot take: A serger should be assumed basic equipment in every makerspace. ๐Ÿงต

: Switching all my wallpapers to this “Keep going. You’re doing great.” wallpaper by โ€ฆ

: In case you need some very trivial but good news today: After a LOT of work, it seems like maybe โ€ฆ

: Anybody know of somebody doing research on makerspaces specifically located in schools of education? โ€ฆ

: Hear me out: A first-year experience librarian [PDF], but for grad students.

: Help me #TeamLowBar, I set my low bar too high!

: Want to read: Craftfulness by Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿงต๐Ÿงถ

: ๐Ÿ“š 16/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL, THERE WERE MOUNTAINS by Blake Hackler. Excerpt from โ€œOn The Other Sideโ€: โ€ฆ

: I’ve got all the pieces of my sewing machine, my sewing basket, 2 sewing books, and 2 sewing โ€ฆ

: I think my aesthetic is that I’m the librarian at the boarding school all the dark academia โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 15/31 PORTAGE by Sarah Ann Winn. Excerpt from โ€œAlmaโ€: โ€œGorge of girl, shaped by erosion, gorgeous, โ€ฆ

: Here’s the truth about life, kids: not one of us has it figured out. Every person who looks โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 14/31 SEED, STAR, SONG by May Chong. Excerpt from “Tembeling”: “The new โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 13/31 MOTHER IS THE NAME FOR GOD by Judith Kingston. Excerpt from “III. Pentheus, My Son: โ€œI โ€ฆ

: My glasses broke. No advice needed: there’s no easy fix. I ordered 2 pair so that when this โ€ฆ

: Did some very strong #motherscholar-ing this morning, simultaneously joining a meeting on branding โ€ฆ

: I used to keep this circlet in my office for days when I needed a boost. It might become my โ€ฆ

: I have all my best ideas around 3 AM.

: ๐Ÿ“š 12/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL by Jennifer Jackson Berry. Excerpt: โ€œthe boy will be stiff if & only โ€ฆ

: Because I am both a qualitative researcher and a web developer, when I see people talk about โ€ฆ

: Time to take Count Rugen’s advice. via GIPHY

: How Daddy types vs how Mommy types, according to my very observant child.

: ๐Ÿ”– Here’s a study that combines my loves for qualitative coding, comedy, and tween media: More โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 11/31 NEGOTIATING WITH OBJECTS by Lisa M Cole. Excerpt from “After the Ever-Glow”: โ€ฆ

: Help I took a Zoom meeting in bed and now I don’t want to get up.

: What I'm excited about today: public scholarship and #SocSciComm ๐Ÿ““

: My kid is really getting into hygge.

: ๐Ÿ“š 10/31 BOTTOMLAND by Erin Elkins Radcliffe. #TheSealeyChallenge

: ๐Ÿ”–2015 Kimberly would be SO EXCITED about this article: โ€˜Whose Line Is It Anyway?โ€™ Using โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ““ It’s the first day of class! I’ve been done with coursework since the end of 2017, but โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–From Pat Thomson, the ‘later on’ PhD …what the professional usually wants from โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 9/31 MEND by Kristin LaTour & Angel E. Perez. #TheSealeyChallenge

: Me: So I was watching “Big Business.” W: What’s “Big Business”? Me: ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

: My favorite thing about live-tweeting The Emperor’s New Groove today was researching Peruvian โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Bad Habits by Amy Gentry ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Late to the party but here I go. #20YearsOfGroove โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 8/31 CHICKENHAWKS & GOLDILOCKS by Grey Vild. Excerpt from โ€œA prayer no one wants toโ€: โ€œBut you โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Katie Yee’s Very Good Writing Advice from New Girl’s Nick Miller is the most โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 7/31 SPACE BABY: EPISODES I - III by Nicole Oquendo. Excerpt from โ€œโ€: โ€œYou have read about โ€ฆ

: Here’s how I cope with dissertation-related anxiety: make a plan. Send advisor doomy email โ€ฆ

: A bookcase that converts to a coffin feels very on-brand for me.

: ๐Ÿ“š 6/31 WOLF DAUGHTER by Amy Watkins. Excerpt from โ€œsixteenโ€: “It was my voice she wanted,/as I โ€ฆ

: Feeling bad, feeling better, and making it work with illness

: ๐Ÿ“š 5/31 [RE]CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECROMANCER by Hannah V. Warren. Excerpt from โ€œForgetting More Than I โ€ฆ

: Just over here with my kid binge-watching Mr. Jim’s Story Time (@JimTheLibrarian on Twitter). โ€ฆ

: Got it down to 15 categories! #SocSciComm #InfoLit #FanLIS

: Me, today: Drinking coffee and getting work done. LIKE A BADASS.

: Got it down to 17 categories. I don’t think I can do much better than that. When you’re โ€ฆ

: I interviewed 10 cosplayers; together they used over 60 different terms to describe the resources โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š 4/31 TO THE BONE by Angela Narciso Torres. Excerpt from โ€œSelf-portrait as Waterโ€: โ€œmost forgiving โ€ฆ

: No YOU’RE considering pivoting after graduation to a career that focuses on supporting mothers โ€ฆ

: From Parul Sehgal: In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle

: Currently reading: ‘Making It’ as a Contract Researcher: A Pragmatic Look at Precarious โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š 3/31 ELECTRIC ARCHES by Eve L. Ewing. Excerpt from “to the notebook kid”: โ€ฆ

: Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. โ€ฆ

: Pocketing this Book Riot post on rad poetry from the Women’s Suffrage Movement for later in โ€ฆ

: Are you in academia or alt-ac? Talk to me about your current productivity or lack thereof, the grace โ€ฆ

: From Lauren Elkin: "Why All the Books About Motherhood?"

: Feeling bummed because I know the savviest angle on my research is misinformation and disinformation โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š 2/31 NOT HERE by Hieu Minh Nguyen. Excerpt from โ€œHeavyโ€: “There are days when I give up on โ€ฆ

: From Hillary Frank: The Special Misogyny Reserved for Mothers

: Me: Napster is clearly the best P2P file sharing app. W: Mmmm… Me: What? What’s better โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora ๐Ÿ“š

: From Austin Kleon: Books on art and motherhood

: ๐Ÿ“š 1/31 UNACCOMPANIED by Javier Zamora. Excerpt from “Then, It Was So”: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– From The Oatmeal: Marvelous & Melancholy Things I’ve Learned about Creativity This is so โ€ฆ

: #TheSealeyChallenge Link Roundup ๐Ÿ“š

: Welcome to Genetrix: Curating Stories of Creative Mothers

: Me: Whoa, Muppets Now crashed Disney+! Internet: No, Kimberly. Beyoncรฉ did it. Me: squinting Or was โ€ฆ

: Curating stories of motherhood and creativity, esp. writing

: Given that my estrogen & progesterone are at their lowest & that today is today, this was an โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: The Blue Jayโ€™s Dance by Louise Erdrich ๐Ÿ“š

: Just added new content to my reading page ๐Ÿ“š: updated 2020 reading goals, a โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ I recently binged Disney+’s Diary of a Future President, about an ambitious Latina middle โ€ฆ

: Made myself a half-caf with Fast Forward and Slow Motion from Counter Culture and oh my goodness it โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen โ€ฆ

: TFW you’re coding an interview transcript & say to your past self, “PLEASE have โ€ฆ

: First Med Deli gluten free chocolate cake in about 4 years. NOM NOM NOM.

: How do people do things? Do I seem to do things? I feel like I do no things. I feel like my life is โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– 5 Productivity Practices That Helped Me Finish My Dissertation Thought I would feel attacked by โ€ฆ

: W. and I have now been married longer than we were together before we were married. He continues to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– The Allure of the Nap Dress, the Look of Gussied-Up Oblivion I don’t have a clothing budget โ€ฆ

: A post-ac/alt-ac reading list

: Advanced Literature Review Tips

: Creative Time as Meditation Time

: ๐Ÿ”– Kelly J. Baker’s essay, “You Were Ambitious,” struck me to the core. โ€ฆ

: Lithub takes a fun dive into all the books people read or reference in Clueless. ๐Ÿ“š

: Sometimes, one little thing can take a lot out of me. Today, the plumber came to my house around โ€ฆ

: If you ever wonder how my brain works, simply recall that I’ve been writing with hypertext โ€ฆ

: My new dream: To write and share helpful things

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The Spy Girls are what happens when you record an episode of Charlie’s Angels over a โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Netflix's Babysitters Club: Response and Link Roundup ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Alex Brannan’s article, โ€œIt Could Be About Anythingโ€: Middleditch & Schwartz and the โ€ฆ

: So happy to have this Silvia Moreno-Garcia reading pathway from Book Riot, because I’ve been โ€ฆ

: I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be working as a research assistant with Dr. Maggie โ€ฆ

: Who will I be? 2020-2021 edition

: Want to read: We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry ๐Ÿ“š

: RSVP yes to A Domain of Oneโ€™s Own Meetup | July 23, 2020

: How to Celebrate Kimbertide (AKA my birthday, AKA Bastille Day)

: Want to read: Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans ๐Ÿ“š

: Pretty proud of my first Scratch project. It looks like a little thing, but if you click “See โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ “Parents are just older weirdos, doing the best they can. Just like the rest of us.” โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Adrienne So’s Wired piece, โ€โ€˜Crisis Schoolingโ€™ and the New Rhythms of Pandemic โ€ฆ

: Just received the Call for Proposals for the Fan Studies Network North America virtual conference โ€ฆ

: Page of Cups and Knight of Cups: the two sides of my soul. (Cards are from the Moonchild Tarot by โ€ฆ

: Want to read: BIG FRIENDSHIP How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green ๐Ÿ“š

: TFW you have to go back to the literature and carefully review it to figure out the next step for โ€ฆ

: My Favorite People with Weird Internet Careers

: I just added a Reading page to my site. It lists every book I’ve read since March 2007. Over โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Want by Lynn Steger Strong ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– ๐Ÿ“š I found myself wanting to read so many of the books on Book Riot’s Best Books of 2020 So โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“š “…we have little hope of producing excellent writing unless we write a great โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š I’ve started doing The Artist’s Way. Yesterday I read the chapter for Week 1 (which, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Reflecting on Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility"

: I’ll be 39 in a little over a week, so I decided it was time to just lean into becoming my โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo ๐Ÿ“š

: From NPR: A Competition To Finish Louisa May Alcott’s Story - I mean why have a competition โ€ฆ

: What to an American Is the Fourth of July? Power comes before freedom, not the other way around. - โ€ฆ

: Oh yeah THAT’S why I always stop listening after “Cabinet Battle #2.” ๐Ÿ˜ญ

: I’m watching Hamilton & of course it’s amazing but I’m especially blown away โ€ฆ

: Started CS50x and programming with Scratch last night and definitely decided to build a robot to be โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuil ๐Ÿ“š

: I just realized that part of watching Hamilton will involve watching “It’s Quiet โ€ฆ

: School and Life goals for 2020 Q3

: I drew The Tower for my daily tarot pull. There’s a person on the left falling off the tower. โ€ฆ

: Getting back into 100 Days of #bluemind with a Blue Mind Company sticker on my second notebook for โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š Dr. Kelly J. Baker's "Grace Period" resonated strongly with me.

: Want to read: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š Naomi Alderman's "The Power" and the end of the #girlboss era

: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) Another โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Just finished reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. It’s so good and I want to write about it โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read: Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books By Lynne Sharon Schwartz Data Science in โ€ฆ

: Looking back at the first half of 2020

: Hi friend. I’m taking a break from most social media right now. It can be valuable for a lot โ€ฆ

: Oh oh oh, so THIS is what it feels like to care about something besides keeping your child and โ€ฆ

: I’m excited to read this IFLA special issue on information literacy, and also keenly aware โ€ฆ

: Move Slowly and Mend Things ๐Ÿ“š

: When I express frustration about squeezing work in around childcare, I am NOT complaining about โ€ฆ

: Why won’t my brain? It just won’t.

: Hands can blog today, but brain won't, so have some stuff from other people that's great. ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ––

: Which characters feel like friends to you?

: High pain day. Hard to do any of my favorite things - just trying to get groceries ordered and then โ€ฆ

: I'm done being hard on myself (for today).

: My (Remote) Interview Workflow, from Recruitment to Member Checking (Dissertating in the Open)

: Sharp & sparkly. I’m very happy to channel Mother of Swords @ this stage in the โ€ฆ

: Just finished correcting my interview transcripts and loading them into my data analysis software. โ€ฆ

: Me, in an interview w/ a cosplayer who, like myself, is a cosplayer d’un certain รขge: I never โ€ฆ

: Third time The Chariot has come up in the past two weeks. From the Wayhome Tarot by Bakara Wintner โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š I just finished reading Alexandra Rowland’s (@_alexrowland on Twitter) A Choir of Lies and โ€ฆ

: More AI transcription fun: Ways my software transcribes Nightcrawler. nightbot. Nicole. Nikon. โ€ฆ

: Since last Monday, I’ve been beginning my work day with a Tarot pull. Today brought me the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ–คโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ She-Ra ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงกโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค

: Taking some time to share stories of and resources about Black joy. This CNN story about Black โ€ฆ

: Every day is a good day to listen to a bunch of songs focused on Black joy, curated by Sidney Madden โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest? And other commonly asked โ€ฆ

: Project READY is a series of free, online professional development modules for youth-serving library โ€ฆ

: More anti-racism resources.

: Another valuable resource: Anti-Racism Resources: Books, Conversations and People Leading The Charge

: Bit of levity to break up the awfulness: the way my transcription software tries to transcribe โ€ฆ

: Been quiet for the past couple of days because anything I have to say feels inane right now. This โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice is immensely valuable, because it gives you โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read recently: The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic Cosplay Is a Business โ€ฆ

: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 4: Aquarium Playlist

: Pretty proud of my new About page. You should probably go read it.

: New bio: “space mermaid sparkle goth” and new profile photo: (If you, too, are obsessed โ€ฆ

: 100 Days of #bluemind Day 3: Sat on the front porch and watched and listened to the rain. Tried to โ€ฆ

: This is not a polished blog.

: ๐Ÿ‘ฆ My child has decreed that henceforth this character shall be known as R2 Bleep Bloop. You’re โ€ฆ

: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 2: Took a drive along the North Durham Country Byway, crossing over Lake โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸงถGot bored making a sweater that just uses the same stitches over and over, so added Sophie’s โ€ฆ

: Had a great call with my school’s career services coordinator where she urged me not to let โ€ฆ

: Today is the first day of the 100 Days of Blue Mind challenge. I got my #bluemind on today by gazing โ€ฆ

: Deep cleaning 3 essential oil diffusers at once, as you do.

: I just realized that to figure out what professional options I want to consider in the future, I โ€ฆ

: I don’t think of librarianship as a CALLING, but I do consider it a disposition. For example, โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: The Addams Family: An Evilution by Charles Addams and Kevin Miserocchi ๐Ÿ“š

: Happy World Goth Day! I’m GothEnough and if you want to be, so are you! If you are Not-a-Goth โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read ‘A joyful thing’: the man who wrote his wife a poem every day for 25 years. I โ€ฆ

: North Carolina is moving from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home & I’m anxious about it. My โ€ฆ

: I just can’t brain this week, so I’m going to liveblog some career assessment results! โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Stuff I read yesterday: One of Oscar Wildeโ€™s last stops in England before exile was a bookstore. โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read today: 6 Ways to Maximize Your Reading Time During the Pandemic - I can’t tell whether โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฎ I finished playing Final Fantasy VII Remake yesterday. I had fun with the game and I adore Tifa, โ€ฆ

: Lest I think I’m doing nothing during this social isolation time, in addition to raising my โ€ฆ

: I’m struggling to dissertate today. My main task for the next little bit is just to correct AI โ€ฆ

: Thinking of changing my website’s title (but not my domain) from “Kimberly Hirsh” โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š Read 8 Musicals that You Might Not Know Were Based on Books by Emily Neuberger. I’ve been โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read How to Write 1000 Poems in a 1000 Days by Nick Asbury. More why to than how to, this is a โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ‘ฆ My kid just told me that Iron Lychee is a whole bunch of Iron Mans [sic] inside one giant Iron โ€ฆ

: The best part of conducting my dissertation interviews via Zoom is I get to see my participants' โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Reading Notes, Having Trouble Reading, and a Read What You Own Challenge

: ๐Ÿ‘ฆ Me: One of the things a librarian can do is suggest a book you might like to read next. M: But we โ€ฆ

: The neighbors closest to the back of my property seem to be partying late into the night every โ€ฆ

: Feels like I’m really closing in on an accurate self-representation with my latest bio โ€ฆ

: Bonus bio addition: “Let’s talk about Buffy. ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ”

: Low energy + high pain = reading about ghosts while lying on a hammock. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ“š

: Today’s bio addition: Gothic mermaid scholar-librarian net girl ๐Ÿ’€

: I just don’t feel like blogging today. I’m not miserable or anything, just every time I โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š finished reading The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White This is a re-read; I โ€ฆ

: I spent the me-time my family generously gave me today mostly on brushing up my web development โ€ฆ

: We got a new hammock with stand for our deck, big enough for our whole household to fit in at once โ€ฆ

: Settling In

: ๐Ÿ“š Just found my copies of Making Sense of Qualitative Data (Coffey & Atkinson) and Writing the โ€ฆ

: If I get one more listserv email advising me to use this time productively, I will be even more โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– From Austin Kleon: Not Everything Will Be Okay But Some Things Will I share Kleon’s โ€ฆ

: Life update: How things are going for me

: Taking a break from scrolling and Twitter for a while. Still checking mentions โ€ฆ

: I know how to do stuff. Impostor syndrome is nonsense.

: ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š You know that feeling when you’re irritated that you have to feed your family instead of โ€ฆ

: Lately, my blogging has been all flow, no stock. That’s certainly not what I hoped for when I โ€ฆ

: Oh hey, just over here pondering what LIS even means and whether information practice should be โ€ฆ

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: completed CSS Flexbox at freeCodeCamp. Previously on โ€ฆ

: I have bangs for the first time in 30 years and it’s Tifa’s fault. ๐ŸŽฎ

: Dusk is bunny time in my yard and it is THE BEST.

: I have this problem where I want to buy all the Hot Topic shortalls because I’m pretty sure โ€ฆ

: My AI transcription software knows the names of Pokemon and it’s going to make my research so โ€ฆ

: I was a good mom this morning, so I’m going to be an okay academic this afternoon.

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: continued the Applied Accessibility challenges at โ€ฆ

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: finished freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design, started โ€ฆ

: Just spent almost 2 hours correcting an AI transcript of a 47 minute interview. This is about 1/3 of โ€ฆ

: Today’s bio update: replaced “Mom & Scholar-Librarian” with “Mom. โ€ฆ

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: started freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design โ€ฆ

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode Progress: I completed all of the Basic CSS challenges at freeCodeCamp. โ€ฆ

: A (self)diagnosis

: #100DaysOfCode Round 1, 1/100

: Having another go at #100DaysofCode, because nobody ever said, “I sure wish my employee โ€ฆ

: Took my kid for a drive this morning, just to do something different and because we were cleaning โ€ฆ

: “We want the human relationship with nature to be based on abundance, a relationship that โ€ฆ

: My kid insists that Darkwing Duck’s sidekick is named Lunchpack, and it’s adorable.

: Today we went for a family walk and from a distance we saw a neighbor family walking their pig, and โ€ฆ

: Me: Hm, this is a lot of pain from this flare, whatever its origin. I think I’ll just watch โ€ฆ

: It’s a high pain day but my brain is less foggy than it has been in a while. Mens sana in โ€ฆ

: Thank you, Reviewer 2! (No sarcasm!)

: This is an… interesting… time to be researching cosplay.

: Kim Werker, one of my favorite people I’ve never met, is offering her course Crochet for โ€ฆ

: Going to re-learn knitting so that I can make all the things from Doomsday Knits, including the โ€ฆ

: Information and Learning Sciences: Situating my work at the intersection

: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading: Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter You โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Abandoning Blue Mind for now, but I definitely want to come back to it.

: I’m struggling to write a blog post today or even a short note. My mood is low due to extreme โ€ฆ

: Today in My Son, the 3 Year Old Fic Author: a crossover in which Spider-Man and the Ninja Turtle โ€ฆ

: Doing a 15 minute #AcWri challenge

: Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. I’m a learner who writes.

: ๐Ÿ“บ So is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist a jukebox-musical version of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend?

: I’m sure there are grad students for whom a list of ways to stay productive right now might be โ€ฆ

: I just DMed 6 cosplayers on Instagram to invite them to participate in my study. 5 were in person โ€ฆ

: Sometimes, as an exercise to give me insight into what I should be focusing on, where I should put โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฎ I think Tifa is my fave now? I always liked her, but now I like her best?

: ๐ŸŽฎ It’s happening.

: Weekly Update: 04/11/20

: Sesame Street is a great comedy school.

: Facebook Live museum tours on my calendar today, The Dark Crystal exhibit at the Center for Puppetry โ€ฆ

: Because it’s seasonally appropriate, today we’re listening to Christo Graham’s โ€ฆ

: Guess I have to not Internet until after our copy of FF7R gets here… See y’all later, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ My wishlist for Picard Season 2: Geordi More Spot II

: Feeling like hiding today, but I worked on recruiting for my dissertation and put my CV on โ€ฆ

: I definitely have some sensory processing problems & they’ve gotten worse since isolating. โ€ฆ

: Changing my research design

: I’m reading Lori Morimoto’s (@acafanmom on Twitter) book, An Introduction to Media Fan โ€ฆ

: Something about watching Picard gives me the same feeling as reading a novel and I love it. ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––

: Want to read: Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil ๐Ÿ“š

: Weekly Update: 04/03/20

: Wisdom from the Co-Star app

: Everybody get the Marco Polo app and let’s have asynchronous video chats.

: My three-year-old is over here writing fix-it fic for The Velveteen Rabbit. ๐Ÿ“š

: I know this isn’t what actually happened, but I like to imagine that I summoned into being the โ€ฆ

: I fell into a new COVID-19 spiral today. This went beyond anxiety and felt closer to depression. The โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š The library is closed, limiting my book borrowing options, but the gym is also closed, freeing up โ€ฆ

: It’s nice to see that Alexandra Rowland has written a book for/about me. ๐Ÿ“š

: I’m having a down day. Not helping is this (extremely informative but also depressing) piece โ€ฆ

: More gold from McSweeney’s: Self-Isolation or Graduate School?

: McSweeney’s Frog and Toad are self-quarantined friends by Jennie Egerdie is my favorite art to โ€ฆ

: The Punky Brewster episode “The Perils of Punky” aired in 1985. In it, Punky’s dog โ€ฆ

: Don't wait until you know who you are to get started, scholars.

: Steal Like an Artist for Scholars

: I feel like when you’re young & you realize you’re weird you can choose one of two โ€ฆ

: You can comment on now!

: I’m obsessed with the app and sad about my empty buddy list. You can find me at Kiba โ€ฆ

: Weekly Update: 03/27/20

: My son and I have been listening to the Frog and Toad audiobook collection, read by the author, โ€ฆ

: I put on the Labyrinth soundtrack & said to W, “This music is so good.” He said, โ€ฆ

: Long before the coronavirus moved from animals to humans, I had set myself a goal of recognizing the โ€ฆ

: I ordered my sister from a catalog.

: My city’s mayor issued a Stay-at-Home order today. I’m grateful that the two people โ€ฆ

: Do stuff your three-year-old self liked.

: Spread the word: my blog host,, is offering teachers free hosting for the next six โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽต Introducing: #showtunesisters (i.e., me challenging my sister to sing showtune duets with me)

: Baby Piggy is me: “Everyone knows the most important thing about being a rock star is LOOKING โ€ฆ

: My sister’s friend Connor shared this hilarious Les Mis parody dedicated to teachers with us.

: I like The Muppets (2015) TV show more than I thought I would. ๐Ÿ“บ

: Our family's social distancing schedule

: From my last note, which said only “It me,” you may be wondering “What she?” โ€ฆ

: It me.

: Life has been extra intense from March 6 until now. I missed a dissertation fellowship application โ€ฆ

: What I'm doing about my pandemic anxiety

: When my kid’s preschool announced that they would be closing, I had plans to blog daily about โ€ฆ

: M. asked “How old is Darth Vader?” I calculated using this timeline & told M., โ€ฆ

: Social distancing day 4, no preschool day 2: M is enjoying these miniature water beads from โ€ฆ

: My kid just showed me his Winnie the Pooh in a Santa outfit stuffy and said, “So this is โ€ฆ

: Whitney (@whitneyellenb) & I are going to post about the video games we play while stuck at home โ€ฆ

: Let’s all give ourselves permission to be thoroughly mediocre parents for the next few weeks.

: I’m totally accepting keypals/epals to help stave off social isolation during social โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Keeping kids busy at home

: Local schools are closing, including my Montessori/co-working space, so I’m now a stay-at-home โ€ฆ

: No YOU want to buy every Leia item in the new Jen Bartels collection, twice, so you can keep one of โ€ฆ

: Also, I love being on podcasts, so if you need a guest for yours, hit me up.

: I guested on a podcast for the first time in almost 5 years! And I only talked about BtVS a little! โ€ฆ

: Current wishlist: Everything BtVS on Hot Topic

: Changing my research plans in light of COVID-19

: Hi, I’m Kimberly, and today I’m wearing yoga pants with combat boots.

: Rather than an elbow bump, I’m planning to replace handshakes and high fives with a forearm โ€ฆ

: Reintroducing Genetrix, curating stories about creative mothers

: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listened to Mighty Creative, episodes: Prologue: The Podcast Is Back 101 - Prerequisite โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 1, episode 23, “Skin of Evil.”

: ๐Ÿงถ Finally finished crocheting these dragon scale fingerless gloves. They’re a birthday gift โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 episodes 1 & 2, “Encounter at Farpoint.โ€ โ€ฆ

: Y’all, my brother’s latest cartoon is hilarious. Lots of fun visual gags. Watch at least โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽต Another Dragonforce recommendation: “Symphony of the Night”. (If you think you know โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽต Decided to listen to Power Metal while working today. There’s a lot wrong with the world, โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new โ€ฆ

: Here’s your (somewhat) regularly scheduled voting selfie!

: 03/02/20 Process Memo

: Having a low spoons day today, so I’m working through a bunch of fiddly, errand-type to-do โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Fake News and Instagram 7 Ways to Survive a Flare When Youโ€™re Chronically Ill 16 Simple โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Monument Valley 2. I loved it but it went so fast!

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to Read: How to Be Sick by Toni Bernhard

: 02/28/2020 Process Memo: Beginning sustained, systematic observation

: Just skimmed Parenting Doesn’t Matter, the main premise of which is that according to science, โ€ฆ

: What am I opening? (Dissertating in the Open)

: Dissertating in the Open: Beginning to Set Up a Data Collection Structure

: Dissertating in the Open: Writing and Defending the Dissertation Proposal

: Just lost a really long post about my dissertation proposal and proposal defense because, like a โ€ฆ

: So my dissertation study was determined exempt from further review so I guess I have to actually, โ€ฆ

: Starting to create a data collection/analysis workflow... Not there yet.

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read: Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read: Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World by Roman Krznaric Found this on โ€ฆ

: Pisces New Moon spread.

: ๐Ÿ“š Set aside for now with plans to pick back up later: Total Immersion Swim Ultra-efficient โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Currently reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H.

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Brooklyn 99: Season 6 - episode 18, “Suicide Squad” Season 7 episodes - 1, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Notting Hill. As cute as it was when it was released. We were all so much younger in โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฅ Watched Home Again.

: ๐Ÿ“š Currently reading: Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier by โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Currently reading: Swim Ultra-efficient Freestyle by Terry Laughlin ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฌ

: Help me identify my strengths & make plans for what’s next! This is a 4-question โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Going Alt-Ac by Kathryn E. Linder, Kevin Kelly, and Thomas J. Tobin ๐Ÿ“š

: This is pretty much two weeks' worth of online reading. ๐Ÿ”– Read: The Plan of Attack Burned Out โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Spider-Man: Homecoming. Oh my goodness did I enjoy this one. Spidey has been my second โ€ฆ

: I have, um, really different feelings about Jean-Luc Picard on ST:TNG rewatch than I did from 1987 - โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š So, The Starless Sea. This is going to be fairly stream-of-consciousness and more about my โ€ฆ

: This is what going Full Kimberly looks like.

: Currently reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. ๐Ÿ“š

: Finished reading The Starless Sea (affiliate link). So much to say about this book but too tired to โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I remember when this came out hearing friends debate โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Read House of X #1. I’m excited about this book and the Dawn of X relaunch event. It’s โ€ฆ

: Currently reading: eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier ๐Ÿ“š

: I just audibly gasped because Splash is on Disney+.

: Had a dream that my committee required a year to read my dissertation between submission and defense โ€ฆ

: Every time I go to Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC, USA I’m delighted by this sign they โ€ฆ

: Raging because I don’t understand how OneDrive is supposed to work and thus lost more than โ€ฆ

: Mom dreams: this morning, I dreamed I had to save Michelangelo, who was trapped in a collapsed Roman โ€ฆ

: My kid paints these giant abstract paintings; I call him my little Rothko. I cut hearts out from 2 โ€ฆ

: I stepped outside for an unexpected emergency medical shopping expedition this morning and the moon โ€ฆ

: Took my favorite person to my favorite spot in Charleston yesterday, but forgot to post the picture โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores (again not for the first time).

: Little and big reading together.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: What We Link to When We Link to Books The art of rejection The art of mending The Origins โ€ฆ

: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Monument Valley (not for the first time). As beautiful and satisfying as ever.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: 3 Supplements I Give My Kids to Boost Their Immune Systems at Preschool and Daycare by โ€ฆ

: Metadata mermaid doodle. It me!

: I’m vaguely appalled at the mobile-unfriendliness of the official websites of a couple of โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Ask an Astrologer: How can I create more success and flow for in my career according to the โ€ฆ

: Made some Paleo-ish Chocolate frosted chocolate donuts.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to build wealth slowly Paul Jarvis

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Doctor Strange. I don’t have strong feelings about this one. The visuals were super โ€ฆ

: Pieces for my first ever Kitty Pryde cosplay started arriving today!

: ๐ŸŽง Listened to Beetlejuice (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Best part - Delia: Crystals speak to โ€ฆ

: Me: These hanging jewelry organizer pockets are so big. I should put multiple pairs of earrings in โ€ฆ

: “Practice loving yourself with the same exhilaration of a new crush.” Co-star has given โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: “Welcome back blogging?" by CJ Chilvers โ€The life model of blogging” by โ€ฆ

: Spotted this little mushroom nestled in the grass outside the co-working space/Montessori School.

: Currently reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episode 7, “Duel of the Droids.”

: ๐Ÿ“š Read Uncanny X-Men #131.

: This is what one doctoral candidate looks like.

: It’s Proposal Defense Eve, when Impostor Syndrome comes out to frolic!

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Ranma 1/2, season 1, episode 1.

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Sailor Moon, Season 1, episodes 1 & 2.

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episodes: 1 “Ambush” 2 “Rising โ€ฆ

: Imbolc Tarot Spread by Lindsay Mack Cards are The Moonchild Tarot. What seeds did I plant at the โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Krรถger and Melanie R. Anderson ๐Ÿ“š

: Switching my kid’s carseat from rear-facing to front-facing is a much bigger milestone than I โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Are Docs Comfortable? 10 Reasons to Wear Dr. Martens Boots by RosaMorelli How to Break in a โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: How I Tricked Myself Into Reading More Books by Patrick Allan 14 Ways to Cultivate a โ€ฆ

: I was trying to figure out how to scrape data from YouTube for my dissertation & then I โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment by Astra Niedrea What Is Hygge? โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia ๐Ÿ“š

: Look, I’m never not going to have a crush on Wil Wheaton, okay? (This message brought to you โ€ฆ

: Want to read: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐ŸŽต Listened to The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists. I “picked this up,” to the extent โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐ŸŽฒ Played Illimat yesterday. Gorgeous and fun. I want to play it all the time now. Also, it’s โ€ฆ

: Okay but WHY a PhD? And what next?

: Revelation that should have been obvious to me before now: all of life is laundry & dishes & โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: A Checklist for Your Very First Altar by Amy Wall How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: When Is a Bird a โ€˜Birbโ€™? An Extremely Important Guide by Asher Elbein Hopepunk, the latest โ€ฆ

: M just now: Here you go, Daddy, I have some secret battle plans for you from Princess Leia. Me: โšฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿฅ€

: The scene of tonight’s New Moon tarot reading, my first with the Wayhome Tarot. I love all of โ€ฆ

: Co-Star pulls no punches.

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is (90s gothic) noblebright while Angel is (pretty widely accepted as) โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The criticisms of this are really interesting. I definitely โ€ฆ

: W: Do you dare to eat a peach? Me: I would sit on its throne.

: One of my plans for 2020 is that if something is easy & helpful (as opposed to harmful), I do โ€ฆ

: I’ve re-started The Starless Sea once, decided to re-start again but didn’t, once, and โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read If Your Wellness Isn’t Intersectional Then You’re Not “Well.” โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed MDN’s What’s in the head? Metadata in HTML, HTML text fundamentals, and Test โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Getting started with HTML

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: How the Web works by Mozilla Developer Network HTML by Mozilla Developer Network โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Publishing your website.

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Javascript basics.

: Doing a big Tumblr unfollow, too. Messages and asks are open, though.

: Doing a big Twitter unfollow over the next few days (probably of literally everyone), then will add โ€ฆ

: Reclaiming my Spotify recommendations

: ๐Ÿ“š Read Uncanny X-Men #130.

: Currently reading: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Did Inadequate Womenโ€™s Healthcare Destroy Star Warsโ€™ Old Republic? by Sarah Jeong Hide and โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Unlike everyone else, this is my least โ€ฆ

: Want to read: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs ๐Ÿ“š

: Want to read: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ”– Read What’s wrong with sitting down in the shower? by Tom Meltzer Since I sprained my ankle โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s: What will your website look like? Dealing with files โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. This one is about exactly like I remember โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿฟ This is the best thread I’ve read in forever, and it’s so heartening to see somebody โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Read Uncanny X-Men #129.

: ๐Ÿ’ป Watched: Getting started with Visual Studio Code How the Internet works in 5 minutes

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: The old internet by Rebecca Toh How and why to keep a commonplace book by Ryan Holiday What โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. This isn’t as bad as I remembered. โ€ฆ

: If I could give you a piece of advice today, it would be not to try carrying four ninja turtle โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed the remaining 8 challenges in the Basic CSS portion of freecodecamp’s Responsive โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Read X-Men: First Class Vol. 1, #s 1 - 3.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: 3 ways to make Spotify’s killer feature even smarter by Xiomara Blanco These five โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed the first 36 (of 44) challenges in Basic CSS for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web โ€ฆ

: Finished reading: X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie ๐Ÿ“š

: Me, after finding out Chris Claremont will be at Oak City Comicon:

: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography: Addendum

: Just found out Chris Claremont is coming to Oak City Comicon & I’m over here having a tiny โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Blogging the PhD journey by Kay Oddone Join the #100DaysOfCode by Alexander Kallaway The โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Basic HTML and HTML5 for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web Design certification. โ€ฆ

: Want to read: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott ๐Ÿ“š

: I only have to get through the next 40 minutes, then I can hand M. off to my m-i-l and lie down. โ€ฆ

: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography

: ๐Ÿ“š Read Ultimate Spider-Man #4.

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episode 8, “A Jewish Girl Walks into the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Content, bloat, privacy, archives by @petermolnar Owning my reading log by Tom MacWright A โ€ฆ

: Why do I blog what I blog?

: ๐Ÿ“š Read Ultimate Spider-Man #2, #3.

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Bloggers are not reporters and Journalists: We are not you by Dave Winter via Frank โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ’ป Watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | ‘Turtles Take Time (and Space ๐ŸŒŽ)' by Brandon Auman

: ๐Ÿ“š Read: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Bassist in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is Inspired By the Revolutionary Real-Life Musician โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episodes: 4 “Hands!” 5 “It’s โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Thoughts on linkblogs, bookmarks, reads, likes, favorites, follows, and related links by โ€ฆ

: Here’s what I look for in my Star Wars content: Fun Optimism about what a few dedicated โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet by Aaron Parecki

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Titling it “The Problem That Has No Name” seemed a bit heavy handed by Drew โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Read Carbon monoxide emergency is Durhamโ€™s Katrina, McDougald Terrace residents tell city. CW: โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched The Empire Strikes Back

: Updated my Now page!

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 8: Redemption”

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”

: Made a less-paleo, less-vegan version of beaming baker’s 2 ingredient 5 minute homemade fudge, โ€ฆ

: M (3 yo): grabs toy phone, gets in toy car, waits for me to answer phone Me: Hello? M: Hi, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 6: The Prisoner”

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

: I just realized that the frequency with which I suggest purchases for my local library makes me โ€ฆ

: Quick reading response - Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK!

: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š Read Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK! by Clay Morton & Gail Morton

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read One Person/Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

: ๐Ÿ“ท Leaning into the middle-aged librarian stereotype with a glasses chain, though apparently they โ€ฆ

: Migrating my site from WordPress to

: Watching The Empire Strikes Back for the first time in years & I’d forgotten what a โ€ฆ

: Between supplements & prescriptions, I swallow 24 pills every day, take 2 tinctures, 1 โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger”

: Escaped “The Green Room” at Tic Toc Escapes. ๐Ÿ”’

: ๐Ÿ”– Read 100 things that made my year (2019) Austin Kleon captures so many beautiful small moments โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“– Currently reading How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 4: Sanctuary”

: ๐Ÿ“ท Soul Expansion Spread by Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing. 2020 is an Emperor year: structure and โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Wasn’t sure how I would like it, given the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“– Currently reading: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern ๐Ÿ“š

: ๐Ÿ’ฌ Replied to None of the kids wanted toys for Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“” Hi there! I’m considering migrating my WordPress site to, and am playing with the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“” I know I just took a hiatus because of comps, but now I’m taking another one for the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“– Read Frozen II (Midwest Film Journal) by Aly Caviness I was going to write a whole blog post about โ€ฆ

: 2019 Year-in-Review & 2020 Word of the Year

: Dissertating in the Open: Comprehensive Qualifying Exams

: Hey guess what I passed my comps. Taking a post-comps hiatus. See y’all Monday.

: It’s remarkable how chill I am about my comps oral exam tomorrow. I guess I’m โ€ฆ

: This little comb-bound packet represents a year’s worth of work.

: Today I finished my dissertation proposal and sent it to my committee. I sent them the literature โ€ฆ

: NOW I’ve finished my dissertation proposal, and even sent it to my committee ahead of my โ€ฆ

: What It's Like to Live with Chronic Illness

: How did I not know that it’s not just me, but rather theย entire Internet, that refers to โ€ฆ

: NPR’s Book Concierge is live and Tumblr’s Fandom Year-in-Review is out. It is truly the โ€ฆ

: Connecting doesn't have to be hard.

: This morning, when W. and M. were sleeping in, I could have chosen to do one of many different โ€ฆ

: I… think I’m almost done with my dissertation proposal?

: I went thrifting yesterday by myself for the first time since having M. Thrifting used to be a โ€ฆ

: This weekend was a good weekend. On Saturday, we had a harvest meal at the Montessori/co-working โ€ฆ

: You don't have to love yourself to be worthy of love.

: I wish I could tell little 13/14 year old me, back in 1995, that she actually DOES like a genre of โ€ฆ

: Anybody got tips on automating Instagram data collection (specifically images, post text, comments) โ€ฆ

: My kid’s preferred type of narrative conflict is Bear vs. Self.

: #goals: Welcome to #AcWriMo/#DissProWriMo!

: I hereby declare November to be #DissProWriMo. Writing your dissertation proposal? Me too! โ€ฆ

: Current hobby: lying in bed and re-watching Downton Abbey.

: Remember conversation?

: Just sent my completed comps package off to my advisor with plans to send it to my committee next โ€ฆ

: Just finished writing the first draft of my last chapter of my comps package!

: The world is like “Why are comedians depressed and anxious?” and “Why are โ€ฆ

: TFW your birthing day float therapy self-care appointment gets cancelled & you spend your โ€ฆ

: Obligatory voting selfie!

: Today my doctor pointed out that after gestating a child for 9 months and nursing him for 33 months, โ€ฆ

: Threw off my anxiety just long enough to ask my doctor for anxiety meds. (Reader, she prescribed โ€ฆ

: On my commute this morning I was pondering further whether I’m a Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Since โ€ฆ

: Wizarding World app just sorted me into Slytherin, just as Pottermore did many years ago, so I guess โ€ฆ

: Freewrite! Writing is a messy process.

: Art by Paperhand artists.

: Current life goals: 1. Finish this gd comps chapter 2. Catch up on @_alexrowland’s & โ€ฆ

: I love this. My friend Alana & I used to hear some Eisley lyrics as โ€ฆ

: Coping when I'm not okay

: On theoretical and methodological literature reviews

: I haven’t listened, only skimmed the transcript, but @flourish & @elizabethminkel point โ€ฆ

: Two dissertation-related things I’ve been working on simultaneously: my final chapter of โ€ฆ

: At last, my leaning into the librarian stereotype is paying off!

: Whoever is going around SILS convincing people who’ve never met me that I’m awesome, โ€ฆ

: The scholarly endeavor is an inherently creative endeavor. And I’m going to explore the โ€ฆ


: The kid just told me he wants his third birthday party to have a Buffy theme, so I guess I’ve โ€ฆ

: A Brief Manifesto for My Research


: A conversation with @marijel_melo confirmed a suspicion I had that to a non-cosplayer, saying you โ€ฆ

: So, um, I have a not-remotely-secret cosplay alias now… Luna Wednesday ? Cosplayer โ€ฆ

: A chronic illness comedy! Where do I send my spec script? โค๏ธ๏ธ @emilyvgordon & @Sarah_Hyland

: Fell down a @tiktok_us cosplay hole thanks to @BrichibiTweets sharing this Ursula video from โ€ฆ

: On digital hiatus through August 26th. See y’all later!

: Is metascholarship a thing? Like, a field of study? Sometimes (often) I find myself more interested โ€ฆ

: I can cook all manner of foods, fashion clothing from yarn or fabric and thread, build furniture, โ€ฆ

: I need a t-shirt that says 50% Jo/50% Meg.

: I ran across Dr. Naomi Civins’s dissertation while citation chaining works about connective โ€ฆ

: Jargon in Academia

: Hormones have got my brain going “Understanding cyberethnographic redefinitions of traditional โ€ฆ

: My kid loves to know who’s singing the music we’re listening to so this morning when he โ€ฆ

: Kid at library (playing at train table): It’s Utopia! It’s disaster! Librarian: But โ€ฆ

: Memo: Affinity Spaces

: The longer I live, the more I begin to believe that My Actual People are only a very small subset of โ€ฆ

: Why I Have Trouble Fanning These Days

: This thread is phenomenal.

: Skimming the headlines for The Ringer’s ‘99 Music Week really brings home for me the โ€ฆ

: I just sent off the comps chapter that refused to be finished to my committee. It’s been 9 โ€ฆ

: According to this chart, I am chaotic neutral and @tceles_b_hsup is neutral good and I’m โ€ฆ

: Kate Leth asks the question I’ve been struggling with my whole life.

: It’s that thing where you’re almost done with a chapter of your comps lit review and you โ€ฆ

: I’m crowdsourcing a superhero-themed playlist for my son, heavily Marvel/Avengers-slanted โ€ฆ

: I’ve been using “fanfiction” instead of “fan fiction” when writing my โ€ฆ

: GIFs do not display in webmention backfed from Twitter via

: The Space Between: Reading, Writing, and a Third Thing (Thinking?)

: No YOU’RE developing a Super Why TRPG ruleset in your head because your almost-3-year-old is โ€ฆ

: My committee is great, but I’m not doing this. Let’s just set the expectation now.

: Life online and losing and finding my faith in it

: I want the cut where @julieklausner plays Pumbaa.

: I always miss theater. Let’s put on a show.

: Podcasts that are making my afternoons

: A little light summer weekend reading.

: TFW when you’re reading Gee’s list of teaching features of video games and you just want โ€ฆ

: M’s teacher: I was talking to [other teacher] about crystals and M. said, “My mama has โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Gee, J. (2005). Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces: From the age of mythology to todayโ€™s โ€ฆ

: Who will I be this year?

: What would you like me to write more about?

: Chicken Tikka Masala Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower and Peas - Skinnytaste I've โ€ฆ

: Hi! I’m an IndieWeb mother. My son will be 3 in October. Nice to meet you!

: The Kimberly Hirsh Eating Plan

: โœ”๏ธ Jellies โœ”๏ธ Lace-trim leggings โœ”๏ธ Hawkins AV Club shirt โœ”๏ธ One dangly earring, one stud โœ”๏ธ High โ€ฆ

: It seems like the authors of Affinity Online ( deliberately โ€ฆ

: “It will surprise you not one bit,” I said to my friends some months ago after an escape โ€ฆ

: Key summer goth accessories: parasol handfan cooling scarf sunglasses sunscreen scent of cloves โ€ฆ

: The end of this keynote gets at exactly what I was talking about in my last post. When we own our โ€ฆ

: Constructing websites as constructing ourselves: Thinking out loud

: True fact: 100% of my group cosplay ideas are aimed at getting @tceles_b_hsup in a long wig + bish โ€ฆ

: To distract me from my current “The world is a garbage fire” emotional spiral, โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Gee, J. P. (2004). Situated Language and Learning : A Critique of Traditional Schooling. London, โ€ฆ

: Me, to my colleagues: I could really use a tote bag for the flight home. Y’all think โ€ฆ

: Project READY is live!

: My work is to take care of myself.

: Austin Kleon talks about daily blogging as being related to the ideas of stock and flow, and I think โ€ฆ

: On hiatus


: My writing process: Structure is central.

: Current wishlist: everything at this shop, which bills itself as “Goth Mom Central,” but โ€ฆ

: It’s not noon yet and I’ve had a phone meeting and talked with my insurance agent, so โ€ฆ

: Because I was a child when it started, I just started watching 90210 for the first time and โ€ฆ

: Memo: Connected Learning, Libraries, and Change

: Reading notes forthcoming.

: When words won't go in your brain

: I found this article because I wanted to read romance novels again. I decided to check out the โ€ฆ

: Memo: Defining Connected Learning

: I’ve been solo parenting for almost a week and we’re currently at Defcon Watching โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ“š Ito, M., Martin, C., Pfister, R. C., Rafalow, M. H., Salen, K., & Wortman, A. (2019). Affinity โ€ฆ

: Bender, S., & Peppler, K. (2019). Connected learning ecologies as an emerging opportunity โ€ฆ

: Martin, Crystle A. โ€œInformation Literacy in Interest-Driven Learning Communities: Navigating the Sea โ€ฆ

: Itล, M., Baumer, S., Bittanti, M., Boyd, D., Cody, R., Stephenson, B. H., โ€ฆ Tripp, L. (2009). โ€ฆ

: This morning I told my son, “Mommy used to be a teacher. Did you know that?” He said, โ€ฆ




: TFW someone cites a forthcoming book that you know will be key in your research and you can’t โ€ฆ

: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Top 3 Most Resonant Songs for Me, Personally

: Me: I just want an in-depth explanation of how the Connected Learning model is different than it was โ€ฆ

: Reading notes forthcoming.

: Writing comedy from the heart









: I know when I'm being submentioned. Chris, I'm glad to hear that my read posts are both heartwarming โ€ฆ

: I read this book twice last year and just re-read it again in anticipation of Austin Kleon’s โ€ฆ


: 2019 First Quarter Follow Up: How am I doing?




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: Kumasi, K. (2014). Connected learning: Linking academics, popular culture, and digital literacy in a โ€ฆ

: Kow, Y. M., Young, T., & TekinbaลŸ, K. S. (2014). Crafting the metagame: Connected learning in โ€ฆ




: April 1: Fool We listened to Lovefool We glittered and glued I have rarely been so present As I was โ€ฆ

: Found myself thinking, “I want to play a map game but like a handholdy one, not Breath of the โ€ฆ

: Dissertating in the Open: Keeping a Public Research Notebook

: Bilandzic, M. (2013). Connected learning in the library as a product of hacking, making, social โ€ฆ







: You might look at Archive of Our Own, which has a large volunteer cohort of tag wranglers, and the โ€ฆ















: Yes. Disability/chronic illness + parenting means spoons (ie energy) that I used to be able to โ€ฆ

: If you want to check out the video or notes for my keynote presentation at today’s โ€ฆ

: My favorite website since (Which is now lapsed? @willrad I might have to buy โ€ฆ

: Larson, K., Ito, M., Brown, E., Hawkins, M., Pinkard, N., & Sebring, P. (2013). Safe Space and โ€ฆ

: Ito, M., & Martin, C. (Fall 2013). Connected Learning and the Future of Libraries. Young Adult โ€ฆ

: Ito, M., Gutiรฉrrez, K., Livingstone, S., Penuel, B., Rhodes, J., Salen, K., โ€ฆ Craig Watkins, S. โ€ฆ


: Adolescence is tech week for adulthood.

: Uninformed take: Metroid is a metaphor for early parenthood.








: Being a parent is like teaching eight different preps every day and never the same prep two terms in โ€ฆ





: Made chicken souvlaki kabobs and they turned out beautifully but never again. Way more trouble than โ€ฆ











: These books are magical, but like all our faves, they’ve got some problems. See American โ€ฆ

: Kaitlyn Tiffany interviews Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention โ€ฆ


: Google Books exports highlights and marginalia to a Google Doc titled Notes from “Book โ€ฆ

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: I’m giving the keynote at IndieWebCamp New Haven on March 30. You can attend remotely! In โ€ฆ

: I can’t wait to see what I come up with, either! I’ve been trying to track down other โ€ฆ

: Attending remotely, as I’m able given I have a toddler. And, oh yeah, keynoting!


: Testing some IndieWeb functionality and this tweet seemed worth sharing…

: Neutral good, to the surprise of absolutely no one.

: I started implementing separate RSS feeds for different types of content a while back but just set โ€ฆ

: Dissertating in the Open: Your First Meeting with Your Committee

: Having a paper accepted with revisions on the first submission is reason to celebrate, yeah? โ€ฆ

: Me, writing my comps about cosplay: I’m almost out of space and I haven’t even mentioned โ€ฆ

: Unexpectedly shattered


: I attended my first dissertation defense yesterday. I came home and told W. that we’ll be โ€ฆ

: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

: I organized my closet and now I’m too tired to cook dinner. This is peak Kimberly.

: Trying on a new epithet: librariacafan.

: Still drafting the first chapter, but it has a cover and a summary… The Watchers Council had โ€ฆ

: Miserable human beings who you wouldnโ€™t want to spend a second with in real life are capable of โ€ฆ

: Making a note to myself to come back to this Austin Kleon blog post and write about it in โ€ฆ

: I’ve fallen down an internet rabbit hole! My current work = reading about cosplay. Cosplay is โ€ฆ

: Why Do I Have to Choose Between Being a Writer and Being a Mother? We need narratives about women โ€ฆ

: Book Review: Pop Classics Buffy the Vampire Slayer ๐Ÿ“š

: I could learn to repair drywall and fix sinking bathroom tile but for now I’m just going to โ€ฆ

: Just submitted my first draft of my first chapter of my comps lit review to my committee for โ€ฆ

: Stop optimizing. Start nourishing.

: You can tell I’m approaching middle age because I think of my car as my new car and I just got โ€ฆ

: On Millennial burnout

: I found this Man Repeller post viaย the Holisticism newsletter. (One of my favorite reads every โ€ฆ

: Submitted a solo-authored manuscript today, so in true millennial fashion, I feel like I deserve โ€ฆ

: 2019 Word of the Year: PHASE

: I’m lucky: they gave me a canonical #spidersona, trying to figure out how to make a better โ€ฆ

: Have now escaped 100% ofย @bullcityescape's rooms. And we'll be back when they make new ones!

: I’m here for improv in libraries AND I recommend checking outย FairPlayMN’s documents on โ€ฆ

: Writing music and reading music are different music. My writing music is video game or film scores. โ€ฆ

: I need to be reading & writing about information literacy as a sociocultural/sociotechnical โ€ฆ

: Today I listened to Lindsay Mack’s amazing first episode of the new version of her podcast, in โ€ฆ

: What Kimberly Wrote, 12/12/2018

: Toward a personal brand

: Friends with Secrets Three friends with different backgrounds participated in online text therapy โ€ฆ

: Me, to W— this morning: I don’t know if you can cast every musical with the characters โ€ฆ

: Dissertating in the Open: Putting Together a Committee WITH TEMPLATES!

: 2018 Year-in-Review

: I had a great first meeting with my doctoral committee today and am in that rare antsy โ€ฆ

: Dissertating in the Open: Designing a Comprehensive Literature Review

: Yesterday I received my first order from Whisper Sisters, purveyors of fine perfume oils. I found โ€ฆ

: Adulting achievements

: How Netflix?s She-Ra found a specific sound for its kick-ass princess The reboot?s soundtrack was โ€ฆ

: Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives : zen habits โ€ฆ

: On adulting

: #100DaysOfCode 2/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Applied Accessibility, Responsive Web Design โ€ฆ

: Dissertating in the Open: Identifying a Research Question & Writing a Prospectus

: #100DaysOfCode 1/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Basic HTML & HTML5, Basic CSS, & Applied Visual โ€ฆ

: #100DaysofCode

: Aquariums (American English plural) always feel like transcendent and magical spaces to me.

: If MAGIC is aligning ENERGY with INTENTION in order to bring about CHANGE, VOTING is a MAGICAL ACT. โ€ฆ

: From the NY Times: Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones

: #AcWriMo: A declaration

: What do I want to do with my life? Resources to help you find the answer.

: Hi yes @sfosternyc is 100% my pretend Broadway BFF.

: Me: I think I’m going to embrace my age. I’m thinking of reading Marion Zimmer Bradley โ€ฆ

: Hi there. I’m just over here working on my comps (makerspaces, gaming, fandom, theory, โ€ฆ

: On living a fragmented life

: Trends in YA Library Services

: My brother made this awesome animated short. It’s probably my favorite of all his work. You โ€ฆ

: [caption id=“attachment_6254” align=“aligncenter” width=“840”]On โ€ฆ

: This image by The Latest Kate is my ideal self.

: So many people I know and love probably need this card right now. (Let’s be honest; I’m โ€ฆ

: [caption id=“attachment_6238” align=“aligncenter” width=“840”]My โ€ฆ

: Little known facts about The Incredible Hulk, according to my almost-two-year-old: He plays soccer. โ€ฆ

: You know you’re from Durham when your toddler distinguishes food trucks from all other trucks. โ€ฆ

: Fundamental parenting truth: the night before you plan to commit to eating healthier is the night โ€ฆ

: [caption id=“attachment_6223” align=“aligncenter” โ€ฆ

: Let's party like it's 2016.

: Another day, another rejection. #shareyourrejections

: The top of my dresser has been a mess for weeks. Took less than 15 minutes to get it in shape while โ€ฆ

: Dear LIS researchers of the early oughts, Second Life is not a game. Please stop clogging up my โ€ฆ

: All you really need to know about me to understand me is that my high school years were bookended by โ€ฆ

: Disappearing from most of the Interwebs until after Labor Day. See y’all later! (Deleting โ€ฆ

: Submitted a paper to a conference before I’d run the study. One reviewer suggested the study โ€ฆ

: I constantly have to remind myself that of the 6 semesters of my doctoral program, only 1 happened โ€ฆ

: Newly dedicated magic corner.

: Some quick thoughts on my IndieWeb implementation.

: Hey, Twitter. If you’re one of my followers who doesn’t know me IRL but would actually โ€ฆ

: Unfollowing Everybody

: I saw @tceles_B_hsup play Dickon in The Secret Garden. He was dreamy. A couple years later we were in a

: @CupcakeGoth @Gwenda I actually have a Goodreads shelf called "jilli-recs" and these may have to go on there.

: @Gwenda I needed to find out what all of these were, and OF COURSE @CupcakeGoth had my back...โ€ฆ

: Don't let me forget: next week I want to write up & blog some advanced lit review techniques that I

: Things I like: space, unicorns, space unicorns, cats, space cats on unicorns, goth stuff, cupcakes, books, food smeโ€ฆโ€ฆ

: I bought this dress & wore it to a wedding recently and basically I want this to be my whole

: @MagpieLibrarian I genuinely thought this was deliberate.

: Can't even focus enough today to copy notes from my bullet journal into Google Docs.

: Pretty sure I can start counting consuming @acafanmom's Patreon as work? Yay!

: Genuinely refreshing Twitter to keep me awake bc my kid won't nap and I feel like I'm dying.

: When you realize you're closer to being the Darling Mermaid Darlings than you are to being Chuck or the Pie

: Heeeeey Twitter, anybody up for being my writing buddy and offering feedback on a 153-word abstract for a lit revieโ€ฆ

: To everyone who follows me in hopes of seeing pictures of @tceles_B_hsup's kid... Sorry.

: This is Damask Bowie, reporting for NPR News.โ€ฆ

: @allisunrae I'm definitely still working on the critique part. But honestly, if you simultaneously synthesize insteโ€ฆโ€ฆ

: A grave error

: Be who you want to be.

: First newsletter issue goes out today

: Katie Linder on Radical Self-Trust

: Not Being the Best Isn't the Same as Being Mediocre

: Twitter. Let's talk about the intersection between #CLinTE and LIS education. Any iSchools doing great work in CL that you

: Impatient for #CLS2018 proceedings after seeing all these great tweets.

: My Life Right Now

: Lori Morimoto on Twitter

: edu522

: Woman About the Internet

: Newsletter: You Got This

: My new newsletter: Like a high five in your inbox. Platonic love notes and things that made me think of

: It's that thing of when other people are working on your area of research interest but they haven't published theirโ€ฆ

: Me: "Okay but everyone wants to marry Dickon so they must mean the friendship between Mary and Colin right? I

: Me to my advisor @Bridge2Lit today: Okay but what if my dissertation is about makerspaces AND gaming AND fandom? Heโ€ฆ

: What if...

: Hoopla Cookbooks

: What Kimberly Wrote, 7/24/2018

: The Jonathan Van Ness of Library Science

: Hey writers. What are your day jobs?

: Planning Microtasks to Match Your Energy (or Spoons)

: This is a great example of a library policy that was excluding people and how a library professional changed it.

: Spider-Woman

: Happy anniversary, Will!

: Writing Motivation

: Internet like it's 2001

: What Kimberly Wrote, 7/18/2018

: I Robot, You Jane

: Your Website

: Instant Pot

: It's my birthday.

: Roxane Gay

: A good night

: I've forgotten how to feel better.

: How old is my kid even?

: Headcanon

: What Kimberly Wrote, Through 7/9/18

: Now: July 2018

: A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow

: #FSN2018

: Too much/not enough

: What Kimberly Wrote, through 06/27/18

: Patronus Fuel

: At Lafayette Cemetery No 1

: A Goth in New Orleans, Day 1

: I married well.

: On the eve of falling in love with a new city

: Birthday Party

: Toddler Parent Responsibilities

: Alternatives to "What do you do?" and "What are you going to do with that?"

: Instead of asking โ€œwhat is my one true calling in life?โ€, ask โ€œwhat are the many things I would like โ€ฆ

: Now: June 2018

: What Kimberly Wrote, 06/11/18

: A visitor

: A blog post about everything.

: What Kimberly Wrote, 6/4/2018

: Make a Note

: 2018 So Far

: Anne McCaffrey

: Ira Glass's Commencement Speech at the Columbia Journalism School

: #edcampcode

: What Kimberly Wrote, 5/21 - 5/23, 2018

: They weren’t kidding about Reviewer 2.


: What Kimberly Wrote, May 20, 2018

: ๐Ÿ“บ She-Ra and Girl Culture

: What Kimberly Wrote, May 17, 2018

: What Kimberly Wrote, August 2015 - May 16, 2018

: From Wil Wheaton: "an incomplete collection of #wordmetrics from my recent rewrites"

: Crocheted Bobbles

: #libfive

: The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts

: Thinking of you on Mother's Day

: How to Learn Anything

: Podcast Movement 28 Day Podcast Challenge

: Reply to Greg McVerry

: The Librarians Who Moonlight as Artists: A Roundtable Discussion

: Obligatory Voting Selfie, 5/8/18 Primary

: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต Hear Aaron Tveitโ€™s โ€˜Come What Mayโ€™ Before Moulin Rouge! Musical Premieres in Boston

: This is what a happy birthday looks like.

: Doing My Part to Fix the Internet: A Follow-up

: #MomLife Text Adventure

: Finished reading this early this morning. It does so many things so well. It is a good introduction โ€ฆ

: The 57 Bus

: Healing PCOS

: Rupert Giles, Actual School Librarian

: Epawnine and Clawsette

: The Joy and Sorrow of Rereading Holtโ€™s "How Children Learn"

: PRE ORDER "Roll Like a Girl" Enamel Pins (ships Late June/ Early July)

: Internet Memories, 1993

: Want to read: The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids by Alexandra โ€ฆ

: How to repay us

: Percolating Projects, April 2018

: Galatea Kent

: Same except add mom responsibilities and oh yeah I’ve already failed oops.

: PopSugar Stole Influencersโ€™ Instagrams โ€” Along With Their Profits

: This PSA About Fake News From Barack Obama Is Not What It Appears

: ๐ŸŽง Listened to Janelle James Discovers Sheโ€™s a Comedian and Not a Gardener. It feels ironic that the โ€ฆ

: ๐Ÿ”– Songs By Librarians For Librarians: NYPL Sings I love this! I have long dreamed of being a โ€ฆ

: What balance looks like right now

: Silicon Valley S5E3 "Chief Operating Officer"

: Jenny Lawson is Very Fond of Creepy Smiling Dead Animals and Worries Quite a Bit

: Haenyeo: Women Divers of Korea

: Define yourself in 4 films. #Filmstruck4

: .@tceles_B_hsup retweeting this feels really personal.

: Mars and Her Children,

: To Somebody, You Are an Expert

: You can help the web be better in 2018: just ditch Facebook and use your browser instead

: Cathy Fisher on fixing Fb: Go back to your 2001 fan site

: This has been my desktop wallpaper all semester. (@raulpacheco @CalmingManatee)

: Rebecca Solnit on a Childhood of Reading and Wandering

: Fostering Family Learning with Video Games

: Library: An Unquiet History

: There's no way to make something better than to let it out into the world first, right?

: And now we have everything: On motherhood before I was ready

: Walking: A Reading List

: Tata to Twitter, Too (Again, Kind of)

: Our beliefs grow out of our experiences.

: Farewell to Facebook, Kind Of

: Information literacy needs to include creation and ownership.

: You can't really see it here but Tropical Diver is a gorgeous reef exhibit at the @georgiaaquarium and I kind of want to live there. Beautiful coral AND a Skeletor Moray? Sign me up!

: Filter by post type

: Time with the best of friends is always too short.

: International TableTop Day

: Maker Faire Burlington 2018 (Official)

: The 7th Annual Festival of Legends: Dragons

: Community and creativity in mundane retail spaces

: Mermaid Legends Come to Life in Freeformโ€™s Siren - Siren | Freeform

: Hey spring!

: All my clearest thinking happens between 11 pm and 1 am these days.

: Chorus member from #JesusChristSuperstarLive is a legit Halloween costume choice, right?

: Me, to the toddler at lullaby time: And now, something seasonal. sings “Gethsemane” โ€ฆ

: Finally giving The Future of Library Services for and with Teens the close read it deserves & โ€ฆ

: Current success metric: did I do literally any work today, at all?

: Today my kid got giddy over the fact that “boot” and “book” begin the same โ€ฆ

: Dear IndieWeb, it may be time to start considering the user, not just the technical spec.

: Me, spraying this on my unwashed hair: my hair isn't dirty! It's BEACHY! #mermaidlife #seawitchvibes

: My toddler keeps saying “At me! At me!”

: Hi this is going to be my birthday party see you there.

: ย 

: Hitting the Restart Button: Mass Effect Andromeda โ€ฆ

: From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy?

: Looking at a Model Article #12weekarticle #AcWri

: My favorite

: From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy?

: Starting a Podcast: Process

: I took my kid for a walk so obviously glitter.

: First smoothie of the year:

: The Moonchild Tarot

: Starting a podcast: Resources, part 1

: Preparing for comprehensive (qualifying) exams: My process so far

: Loath to spoil this 90s art girl bedhead with self-care, but I'm gonna.

: Does the world need another Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast? Yes, yes it does. When? Soonish. #buffyslays20

: #Repost @bymariandrew (@get_repost) … Caption from me, Kimberly: I have polycystic ovary โ€ฆ

: New glasses.

: ME: OMG this book is great, why haven’t more people cited it? checks publication date sees โ€ฆ

: Imposter syndrome: a scene

: Women are flocking to wellness because modern medicine still doesn't take them seriously

: Test

: I asked my friend to run a play-by-Slack, X-Files flavored game of Monster of the Week, and THIS โ€ฆ

: Be Your Own Toddler, Part Two

: TFW you’re sitting in the waiting room at the optometrist reading about podcasting but wish โ€ฆ

: It's okay to not be okay.

: Auction haul: Buffy crew jacket, Sunnydale High Library playset. [gallery size=full columns=1]

: Theatre geek tourism: Sam French. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

: Geek tourism: Meltdown Comics. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

: My first rosรฉ! #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

: Sunrise over the City of Angels. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

: Roadside sculpture near Hollywood & Highland. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

: View from my brunch seat in El Segundo. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

: A better picture of my little @everyday__magic crystal haul. [gallery size=full columns=1]

: Bought these crystals at @everyday__magic but forgot to ask what they are. But they're pretty and โ€ฆ

: What I got W for Valentine's Day. Really leaning into our Giles/Jenny Calendar dynamic. [gallery โ€ฆ

: Be your own toddler.

: It begins... #thingsofbronze #buffy #btvs #podcast [gallery size=full columns=1]

: How Facebook Is Killing Comedy

: Starting #lettermo with a bang. I'll reveal the contents of this package once I'm sure it's reached โ€ฆ

: It feels like providence that this ran across my Instagram feed the morning after I decided to lean โ€ฆ

: Today's #lettermo release: the first of my Buffy stationery goes out into the world with an Evil โ€ฆ

: Sleepy mama mermaid #seawitchvibes. [gallery size=full columns=1]

: Now that I know it's been received and opened, here are the contents of that mysterious package from โ€ฆ

: Today's #lettermo is an Emm Roy postcard, but I forgot to take a picture before dropping it in the โ€ฆ

: I have been keeping up with #lettermo, even though I haven't been documenting it. This is the first โ€ฆ

: Flat surface space is at a premium with a toddler running around, but I turned my dresser top into โ€ฆ

: Fairy lights under the snow last night. This image is rife with symbolism, right down to the โ€ฆ

: #bestiethoughts

: Today’s #dailytarot draw: Judgment. Card from the Tarot of Pagan Cats. Text from #wtfistarot โ€ฆ

: Gearing up for #lettermo / #incowrimo.

: My toddler napped in the car outside the Montessori/co-working space for an hour and a half; โ€ฆ

: It says something about how I engage with culture that two days after a new show’s release I โ€ฆ

: New 'Queer Eye' Is A Reboot, Not A Retread

: On-brand: wearing a black babydoll dress & black leggings with lace trim, dancing to Bauhaus โ€ฆ

: Shannon Crawford Barniskis | School of Information Studies

: Velvet Chain

: This twenty-year-old bit from Wanda Sykes has taken on new meaning since I became a parent (she said โ€ฆ

: My 2018 Reading Challenge

: I really like the idea “Begin as you mean to continue.” Today I lazed about in bed with โ€ฆ

: Work in progress: TMNT, pattern by @weelittlestitches. Created a whole account just for stitching at โ€ฆ

: We’re at the beach until NYE. The first thing I did after our unbelievably peaceful three hour โ€ฆ

: Now that it’s been gifted, I can share my latest #xstitch. Text designed by @hirralee. Skyline โ€ฆ

: Fueling up for holiday dinner prep: egg and cheese minicroissant sandwiches, peppermint mocha.

: Historical Women Taking Care of Business

: I have pulled the two of wands twice this week. From #wtfistarot by @bakaraw “In this card, we โ€ฆ

: My Word for 2018: LOVE

: The Nintendo Switch Gave Me Back My Video Games

: The question I ask the cards for my #dailytarot draw is, "What energy am I living in โ€ฆ

: In praise of academic spouses

: Harry Potter mobile RPG lets you become your own wizard for the first time

: From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy?

: Kristen Bell Reunites High School Musical Cast Members for Encore!, Premiering December 10 on ABC | Playbill

: K: I miss The Kitty. Maybe I’ll look at pictures of him. W: That will make you happy. K: Can โ€ฆ

: Just finished stitching The Princess Bride by @weelittlestitches while listening to the Pop Culture โ€ฆ

: Coursework Complete: What Now?

: #2017bestnine

: Honestly, The Harry Potter Alliance’s list of values basically sums up my values.

: Free af: A meditation on finishing coursework

: Yesterday’s #dailytarot pull: the two of wands, Tarot of Pagan Cats. I pulled this yesterday โ€ฆ

: Brainstorming @thehpalliance ideas thanks to an assist from the UNC SILS Coalition of Youth โ€ฆ

: Tea, snacks, tablet, mermaid blanket. Time to engage the literature.

: #dailytarot single card pull: The Knight of Chalices (Son of Cups),Tarot of Pagan Cats. It seems โ€ฆ

: “In the Fool, we say yes to the universe; in the Magician, the universe says yes back to โ€ฆ

: Self-care: reading #wtfistarot at the chiropractor during my therapy. I have been looking for โ€ฆ

: Leonie’s parenting advice. So needed! #myshiningyear

: Let's Save the World A Lot: #AASL Fan Activism Workshop Recap

: Homemade peppermint mocha, Larabars, #bulletjournal, Trello. Peak mom+grad student.


: No really though

: Probably I should give myself credit for every. single. thing. I do in addition to raising a โ€ฆ

: Just watched the #BroadwayOnPBS Great Performances She Loves Me with Jane Krakowski & Zachary โ€ฆ

: Where is the Humanity in the Computer Science Curriculum?

: The longer I watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend the more I’m sure I’m Darryl.

: What I'm Learning: Cosplay

: Since people always want to add a c to Hirsh, I’m considering adding a 2nd domain name to โ€ฆ

: Current Desktop

: Inspirational Research: Improvising our Way through Tragedy: How an Improv Comedy Community Heals itself through Improvisation

: On not doing great

: Drawing as Self Discovery: 5 Ways to Start | Mari Andrew | Skillshare

: Lessons Learned from a Week and a Half of "Writing" #12weekarticle #AcWri

: My Upcoming Paper Topic #12weekarticle #AcWri

: Creating Physical Writing Space as a Grad Student/Parent

: My Feelings About My Experience of Writing #12weekarticle #AcWri

: Guarding My Time and Energy: Going #LessEmail

: Recommend a blog for me to try reading, please.

: “I wish I’d worked instead of lying on a hammock in the sunshine with the baby and the โ€ฆ

: Breaking the compulsion to check for notifications

: Just testing status format in WordPress. Nothing to see here…

: Doing my part to fix the internet

: Self-Care in Difficult Times

: The best I can do is not a fixed point.

: Letโ€™s all care about things!

: How I Bullet Journal, Summer 2016 Edition

: Poster Presentation at ALA 2016: Special Education Training for School Librarians

: Effortless Clarity

: Advanced Improv Notes: Referential Humor

: Advanced Improv Notes: Consequences

: In praise of informal mentors in improv

: Improv will not fix you...

: Three tips for dealing with an improv slump

: A moment to be proud

: My Favorite Parts of Performing: Prep & Notes

: Donโ€™t run away from it.

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: Poetry Friday: Beware the Ides of March!

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: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow Week Four

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: Robert's Snow This Week

: Blogging for the Cure: The Week in Review

: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow

: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow

: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow

: Blogging for the Cure: Brie Spangler

: Blogging for the Cure, Day Two

: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow

: An Explanation of Sorts

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: Bradbury Season: Cinderella Skeleton

: Booking Through Thursday Tuesday

: Monday Misdirection

: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #30

: The October Project

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: Anticipating NaNoWriMo

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: Friday's Radar Recommendations

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: Thursday's Radar Recommendations

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: Wednesday's Radar Recommendations

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: Recommendations Under the Radar: Tuesday Recap

: Recommendations Under the Radar: The Angel of the Opera

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: Poetry Friday

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: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Kazu Kibuishi

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: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day Two

: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Dana Reinhardt

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: Poetry Friday

: Thinking Blogger Award

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: Women Writers and Male Readers

: Pirate Reading Challenge

: Arrrrr!

: Hoist the colours!

: 48 Hour Book Challenge Summary

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: Books Read in 2007

: 7-Imp's 7-Kicks #14

: 48 Hr Book Challenge #4: The Various, Steve Augarde

: Non-Challenge Post

: 48 Hr Book Challenge #3: Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier

: 48 Hr Book Challenge #2: Jack Sparrow - The Coming Storm, Rob Kidd

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: It Begins: 48 Hour Book Challenge

: Poetry Friday

: 48 Hour Book Challenge Starts Tomorrow

: Listmaking

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: Pet Peeve: Misuse of Words

: Books Read in 2007

: Exciting Blog Discovery!

: Poetry Friday

: Script Frenzy Has Begun!

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: Remembering Lloyd Alexander

: Out of the Madhouse

: I'm a nergeerk.

: Script Frenzy

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: Books to Read: My Area of Expertise

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: Meme: First Book

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: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

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: The Second Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge ๐Ÿ“š

: Author Interview: Sonja Foust

: Book Review: LOVE IN SHADOW ๐Ÿ“š

: Books Read in 2007

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: The Thrill of an Amazon Box

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