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: Reply to Meg Pillow's This Is Not the Essay I Meant to Write

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: Not me putting a Lizzie Bennet Diaries gif in a work presentation. Nope.

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

: Apparently crows can do metacognition.

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

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

: Responses to the chat during my #FanLIS2022 presentation

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

: Some of my tweets from #FanLIS2022 Day 1

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

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

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

: Definitely just brainstormed the paper title “Screw General Order One: Representing …

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

: A squirrel is trying to break into my house.

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read How I Build My Common Place Book

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

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

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

: Pool’s open!

: 🔖 Read Why I Blog Part 1 and Part 2 (Kyle Mathews).

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

: 🔖💻 Read Incrementally correct personal websites (Brian Lovin).

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

: 🔖💻 Read revisiting architectural blogging (Alan Jacobs).

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

: Voting selfie!

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 🔖📚 Angela Garbes Is Reclaiming Realistic Motherhood thecut.com Read: www.thecut.com thecut.com …

: How to remove timestamps and extra lines from a Zoom transcript using Notepad++ or BBEdit

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

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

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

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

: 🔖 You should read Josh Radnor's Museletter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: The theatre-major-to-youth-services-librarian pipeline.

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

: Currently reading: Redwall: A Tale from Redwall by Brian Jacques 📚

: Currently reading: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper 📚

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: Currently reading: Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte 📚

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno 📚

: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno 📚

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

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

: 🔖 Read Cranking.

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

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

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

: On my first year as a doctor (of philosophy)

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

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

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

: Why Is My Child Still Awake? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

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

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

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

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

: Want to read: Overdue by Amanda Oliver 📚

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

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

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

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

: Anybody interested in becoming a Sesame Street librarian?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 📺 Blippi is like if someone fed Mr. Rogers several thousand Pixy Stix.

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

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

: 📚 Book Review: NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and THE DATE FROM HELL by Gwenda Bond

: Finished reading: The Date from Hell by Gwenda Bond 📚 Review coming soon!

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

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

: First iced chai of the season.

: Brent Spiner is killing it on Picard. 🖖🏻📺

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

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

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

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

: Want to read: Water 4.0 by David Sedlak 📚

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

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

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

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

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

: Notes from the LX2017 magazine

: Feeling this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: My Current Productivity Stack (including scholarly tools)

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

: One last merch design for today: I PhDID IT!

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

: 7 Things to Do Before You Start Your PhD

: New oversized graphic tee!

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

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

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

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

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

: Today’s the day it’s best to ignore the internet, so byeeee.

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read The Girlboss Has Left the Building.

: 🔖📺 Read The Comedies That Understand What Peak Scammer TV Does Not.

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

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

: Fostering Information Literacy Through Autonomy and Guidance in the Inquiry and Maker Learning Environments - Koh et al, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read How to Be A Successful Multipassionate Entrepreneur.

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read Academic Waste. 🎓

: Why I like St. Patrick's Day ☘️

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: Wordle Walkthrough - 03/14/2022

: 🔖 Read Storytelling and the Craft of Quiltmaking. 🧵

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

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

: Want to read: Information Hunters by Kathy Peiss 📚

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

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

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

: How I win at Wordle (when I win at Wordle)

: We are at DEFCON Falling Asleep to Mr. Rogers.

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

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

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

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

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

: Finished reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum 📚

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read Network sitcoms are actually good again. 📺

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: My mom’s leukemia is in remission.

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

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

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

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

: Life stuff, health stuff, and the Wheel of Fortune (tarot card, not game show)

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

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

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

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

: No YOU just ordered a Mini Tarot de Marseille.

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

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

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

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

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

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

: I am thisclose to posting a vibe shift reading list.

: I have too many chronic conditions and I don’t like it.

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

: The middle-school-Kimberly-to-grown-up-Kimberly pipeline

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

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

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

: I will never not be a caregiver.

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

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

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

: Changing my profile pic to Luisa Madrigal for a while.

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

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

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

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

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

: I am having a grumping it out day.

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

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

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

: Write Source 2000: The book that started my obsession with writing craft books 📚📝

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

: Theory to practice: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

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

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

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

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

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

: Essays on essays on essays

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

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

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

: What even is my writing voice, anyway?

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

: How to write an essay (buyer beware, I don’t have the answer)

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

: Currently reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo 📚

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 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 …

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

: 🔖Read What is “Dark Academia,” 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.

: 🔖 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 …

: 🍿 Watched Encanto. Lovely.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: On indefinite hiatus from most social media

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

: New bio/tagline: “mothering, researching, reading, writing, playing, making, always …

: Testing my commitment to embracing radical uncertainty

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

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

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

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

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

: My reading life 📚

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

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

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

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

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

: How I’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 …

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

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

: 🔖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 📚

: 🔖 Read The comedy of survival.

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

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

: Want to read: Dead Collections: A Novel by Isaac Fellman 📚

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

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

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

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

: 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" 📚♿

: 🔖 Read Everyone should blog.

: 🔖 Read Celebrate by Writing.

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

: What is Connected Learning?

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

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

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

: 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 …

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

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

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

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

: Quick Thoughts on TRULY DEVIOUS 📚

: Finished reading: Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson 📚

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

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

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

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

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

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

: My only resolution for 2022: Embrace [radical uncertainty] …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: My Reading Year 2021 📚

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

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

: 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… …

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

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

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

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

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

: 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. …

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

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

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

: Upon the death of bell hooks 🎙️

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

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

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

: 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 …

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

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

: Want to read: Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage by Heather Havrilesky 📚

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

: 🔖 Read and highly recommend Neurodiversity in Academia: The Autistic advantage in qualitative …

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read On the Fleeting Wonder of Youth and the Surreal Permanence of Motherhood .

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

: 🔖 Read Two Musicals on the Perils of Aging. 🎵🎭

: 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 …

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

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

: 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? 🖖🏻📺

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

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

: Want to read: The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling 📚

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

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

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read The 100 Most Jewish Foods.

: Made latkes from a mix this year.

: My first Artist Date!

: 🔖 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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

: Morning pages palindrome!

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

: 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. 📚 In this chapter, …

: Want to read: The Tarot of Leonora Carrington by Gabriel Weisz Carrington 📚

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read Marked In Remembrance: How Tattoos Help Us Grieve.

: 🔖 Read The Death Positive Movement.

: ▶️💻 Watched What is the Death Positive movement?

: 🔖Read Death Is Having a Moment.

: 🔖 Read The Death Positive Movement Encourages Us to Face Death Directly.

: ▶️💻 Watched What remains.

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

: ▶️💻 Watched A burial practice that nourishes the planet.

: 🔖 Read Feminist Death Work: A History.

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

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

: 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 …

: 🖖🏻📺 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 …

: 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 …

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

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

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

: 🔖 Read Catapult | Minor Arcana | Marissa Levien catapult.coRead: catapult.co catapult.co …

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

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

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

: Join me for a super low-key Artist’s Way Creative Cluster.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: “Peak Performance,” Impostor Syndrome, and PhD Life, brought to you by Star Trek: The Next Generation 📺🖖🏻

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

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

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

: 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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 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 …

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

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

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

: 🔖Quotes from Lorraine Boissoneault's "Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance"

: 🔖"Nobody cares if you're a writer except you." Kate Baer on being a writer who mothers. 📝

: Want to read: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder 📚

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

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

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

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

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

: Finished reading: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston 📚

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

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

: 🔖 Read From Princes to Pigeons: A Beginner’s Guide to Otome Games 🎮

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

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

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

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

: Current priorities: Take care of my health. Take care of my kid. Take care of my home. Figure out …

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

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

: Want to read: They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe 📚

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

: 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 …

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

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

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

: 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, …

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

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

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

: #FSNNA21 livetweet log:

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

: #FSNNA21 livetweet log:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: Help I Read a Lower Decks Fanfic and Now I Resent All Other Activities: The Kimberly Hirsh Story 🖖🏻

: Taking a break from livetweeting to just listen to the Participatory Culture Wars session at …

: #FSNNA21 livetweet log:

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

: Well mirror universe stuff is very upsetting. 🖖🏻

: 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, …

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

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

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

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

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

: 💻▶️ 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 …

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

: 🔖📚📝 Read Catapult | I Found My Literary Community by Writing Book Reviews | catapult.coRead: …

: 💬 “… fulfilling my potential would really cut into my sitting around time.” Maria …

: Finished reading: Writing the New Ethnography by H. L. Goodall, Jr. 📚

: Academia sure loves bricolage.

: 🔖 Read Catapult | Why Full-Time Freelancing Isn’t For Me | Gabrielle Drolet catapult.coRead: …

: 🔖 Read The Quiet Crisis of Parents on the Tenure Track.

: 💬📚 “Anger is not the action itself. It is action’s invitation.” Julia Cameron, THE …

: 💬📚🎭 “Ideas don’t get opening nights. Finished plays do.” Julia Cameron, THE …

: 💬📚 “…anger is a map… Anger points the way, not just the finger.” Julia …

: 🔖 Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes – The …

: Want to read: The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling 📚

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

: Want to read: Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster 📚

: As in the actual Haunted Mansion ride, the best part of Muppets Haunted Mansion is the …

: 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 …

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

: 💬 “we are conditioned as academics (and also just people in 2021!) to sacrifice long term …

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

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

: 💻📺🖖 Watched Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Episode 1 & oh my goodness how fun is this show? So …

: 📚 Me continuing to read Black Sun: Uhhuh uhhuh Sun Priestess is cool, nice chill use of non-binary …

: 📚 Me, reading Black Sun: Ch. 1 - This parent-child dynamic is upsetting, i don’t know if I can …

: 🔖 Read The Invisible Burden That Leaves Moms Drained. Especially timely since I just hosted my …

: 🔖 Read On Pandering. This piece made me think about how lucky I’ve been to always be writing …

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

: 📚 This week’s takeaway from The Artist’s Way is that I’m already really good at …

: 💬📚 “If I’m expected to be a kin keeper, no one can judge my coffee consumption.” …

: Added “Memento mori girl” to my bio and I am far too pleased with myself. 💀

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

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

: 💻📺 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 & …

: 🔖 Read Why Everyone Is Always Giving Unsolicited Advice (Tressie McMillan Cottom for the New York …

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

: Finished reading: The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinka 📚

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

: 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 …

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

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

: 🔖Read “So Coke-y…So Entitled!”: This Is What It Was Like Going to Bennington College With Bret …

: Response to "Where’s the ‘Video Off’ 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 …

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

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

: 🔖📺 Read Nathan Lane on Only Murders in the Building’s Big Twist.

: 🔖📺 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 …

: 🔖 Read Star Trek’s food replicators may be on their way to your kitchen. 🖖

: Want to read: Several Short Sentences about Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg 📚

: Want to read: The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan 📚

: 🔖 Read Amia Srinivasan: “Feminism is a political practice, not just a set of ideas”.

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

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

: Replaced “Extremely online since 1995” in my bio with “Human cabinet of …

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

: 🔖🎭 Read On and Off Stage: The Deep-Seated Bias in the Culture of American Theatre. In addition to …

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

: 🔖 Read What Reading Looks Like When You’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 …

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

: 💬📚 “…if we can become one-tenth as good at positive self-talk as we are at negative …

: 🔖 Read Please Keep Doing Virtual Book Stuff After The Pandemic. Jessica Pryde makes a great argument …

: 💬📚 “It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.” Julia Cameron, THE …

: 💬📚 “Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse.” Julia Cameron, THE …

: 💬📚 “Creativity is play, but for shadow artists, learning to allow themselves to play is hard …

: 🔖Read The Caregiving Economy - The Atlantic theatlantic.comRead: www.theatlantic.com theatlantic.com …

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

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

: Want to read: Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies by …

: 🔖📚 🍿 Some good things I’ve read so far today: Revisiting The Flight of Dragons, a Forgotten …

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

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

: 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 …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: On preferring learning to doing

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

: 🔖 Portrait of the Mother as an Artist – Guernica guernicamag.comRead: www.guernicamag.com Diane …

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

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

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

: Finished reading: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 📚

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

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

: Brainfog day 😞

: 👩🏻‍💻 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 …

: 📚💬 “If this is your first draft, stop worrying.” - Leigh Bardugo in her latest …

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

: Book Review: FAN FICTION by Brent Spiner 📚📺🖖‍‍

: 📚💬 “When academic women, experts in their fields, are seen as not credible, then can women …

: Want to read: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit 📚

: 📚💬 “My Ph.D. cannot trump my gender.” Kelly J. Baker, SEXISM ED, “Academic Men …

: 🎙️ Listened to Gates McFadden Investigates 101: Jonathan Frakes. Love it. McFadden is a great host …

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

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

: Finished reading: Fan Fiction by Brent Spiner 📚

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

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

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

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

: 🔖💻 Read Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Ron Norman. If you didn’t already …

: 📽️ Watched In a Lonely Place. I watched this because it’s on the movie list on the aesthetics …

: My 20th Domainiversary

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

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

: 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. …

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 📺🖖 In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 3, episode 11, “The Hunted,” there is a …

: 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.

: 🔖📝 The Heartbreaking Ingenuity of the Mother-Writer ‹ Literary Hub if you’ve read a book penned by …

: 🔖Read The Public Writing Life: How to Lose an Editor in Five Days …

: 🔖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 …

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

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

: Beginning my third read of Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC. 📚

: 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 …

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

: 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 …

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

: 🔖💬 Parents Are Not Okay: Through these grinding 18 months, we’ve managed our kids’ lives as best we …

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

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

: 🔖📚 Sara Fredman’s How Motherhood Helped Me Reject the ‘Father Tongue’ of Academia is both …

: Want to read: How to Write Qualitative Research by Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower 📚

: Want to read: Thinking Inside the Box Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who …

: Finished reading: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 📚

: 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 …

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

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

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

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

: 🎙️ Listening to Keegan-Michael Key’s The History of Sketch Comedy on Audible & in ep 5 he …

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

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

: 📚 Just finished the introduction of Data Feminism & am jotting down some thoughts. I hope to …

: 📚 Data Feminism has the best (and perhaps only) definition of positionality I’ve ever seen: …

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

: Want to read: Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White 📚

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

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

: Advice for new parents and parents-to-be

: 📺 It’s been interesting seeing other (current or former) academians' responses to THE CHAIR. I …

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

: – Read Meet the Southern librarians fighting for racial justice and truth-telling – Scalawag …

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

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

: The questions driving me right now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 🔖📝 Read The Loneliness of the Full-Time Writer ‹ Literary Hub lithub.comRead: lithub.com lithub.com …

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

: 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 …

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

: 🔖 Ravynn K. Stringfield’s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy is an energizing read. …

: Some notes on my Time's 100 Best 📚 Plan

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

: Don’t think of fantasy as mere entertainment, then, but as a way to train for reality. It always …

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

: 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 Laughran’s.

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

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

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

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

: 🎬 watched Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy is brilliant here. I can’t believe he was only 22 or …

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

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

: What I Learned from Sewing Napkins

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

: Hello and welcome to my current existential crisis.

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

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

: 📺 I’m not remotely close to caught up on The Owl House but I just want to say that Luz’s …

: Want to read: A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee 📚

: Finished reading: The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss 📚

: 🎮 Played Dragon Quest on Android. Gorgeous pixel remake of the foundational JRPG. Super fun! 🐲

: 📚🗯️ Read Once & Future Vol. 1: The King Is Undead by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora. Arthuriana and …

: 💬🔖 “What did I learn today about how to live this life?” This question applies to a lot …

: 📚 A surprise The Locked Tomb book! Yay! 💀

: 📚📺 At Electric Literature, Meera Vijayan writes about the value of seeing Alina Starkov build her …

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

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

: Putting yourself back together

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

: 📚 This interview with Tamsyn Muir is great.

: Finished reading: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 📚

: 📚 In HARROW THE NINTH Harrowhark uses the phrase “A fatal longing for the picturesque” …

: What a beautiful day! We're not scared. 🐻

: 🔖📺🍿This piece identifies what made LOKI less than ideal for me: Loki himself is constrained, not as …

: 🔖🍿📚 It’s nice timing to read this after recently starting my Dorian Gray re-read: Manic Pixie …

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

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

: My personal history with sewing 🧵

: 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 …

: Random stream-of-consciousness life updates

: Austin Kleon's pirate-gardener

: 💬📚 “Harrow would be tripping over herself for her whole existence, a frictionless hoop of …

: 📚 O no I have HARROW THE NINTH on my eReader and want to hermit up and just read it until I’m …

: 📚 I’m re-reading THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY and I want to write down all of Lord Henry …

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

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

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

: 🧵 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 …

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

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

: 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 …

: Who will I be at 40?

: Want to read: The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun 📚

: Finished reading: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett 📚

: Stream-of-Consciousness Quick Review: Kristen Arnett's MOSTLY DEAD THINGS 📚🦩 (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 …

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

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

: 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, …

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

: The water and the moon are my teachers. 🌊🌕

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

: 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. 📺🍿

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

: Habits from UNF*CK YOUR HABITAT

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

: 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, & …

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

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

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

: Welcome to Camp NaNoWriMo with me!

: Response to "Knitting’s resurgence reflects women’s desire to confront inequality": things that have been things for a while, affinity space research, and punk rock new domesticity

: 🔖 Putting a pin in this article to remind me to write later about the perils of outsiders …

: Returning to Dissertating in the Open

: Want to read: Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher 📚

: 🔖▶️ Watching Meet Courtney: An American Girl Movie & trying not to lose it every time they …

: 🔖📺 Listen, as a 90s babybat I welcome the new Anne Rice television universe. 🦇

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

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

: 📚 I read only the Introduction to Kelly J. Baker’s SEXISM ED and I’m already seething …

: I don’t like to drink rosé but I love the roséwave vibe. I’m trying to figure out what …

: Finished reading: Succeeding Outside the Academy 📚

: 💬📚 “Why have I surrendered so much of my present self to an abstract future self that may …

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

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

: 🔖▶️ Watched Create Your Unicorn Career from Scratch. Engaging talk from a science …

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

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

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

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

: 🔖📝 I love Austin Kleon’s advice to relocate your darlings. I have a file for every project …

: Want to read: Annotation by Remi H. Kalir and Antero Garcia 📚

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

: Want to read: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie 📚

: 📚 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 …

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

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

: 📚 (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 …

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

: Finished reading: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo 📚

: 💬📚 “If you cannot bear our pain, you are not fit to carry our strength.” WONDER WOMAN: …

: 📚 I’m reading Leigh Bardugo’s WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER & while it took a little …

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

: 🔖📚 Read What We Can—and Can’t—Learn About Louisa May Alcott from Her Teenage Fiction - …

: 💬📺 “No one likes having a curse, but if you take the right steps, it’s …

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

: 🔖 Read Toll from political push at UNC continues to mount | NC Policy Watch ncpolicywatch.com Read: …

: Me: What am I going to do with my kid all summer? The pool: Hi. Me: 😍🧜🏻‍♀️

: 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 …

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

: 🔖🎮 Read Loki episode 1 finds a startling way to rest the antihero for Marvel TV - Polygon …

: 🔖🎮 Read Loki episode 1 recap and Easter eggs: Thor’s naughty brother gets busted for time …

: 📺 watched Loki Season 1, Episode 1, “Glorious Purpose.” Took me a little while to get …

: 🔖🎮 Read Star Trek | Games of Fame gamesoffame.wordpress.comRead: gamesoffame.wordpress.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read 1974: Super Star Trek - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: if50.substack.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Addendums | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: bluerenga.blog Jason Dyer …

: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 5: Wumpus 2 and 3 | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: bluerenga.blog …

: 🔖🎮 Read » Hunt the Wumpus, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: www.filfre.net filfre.net …

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

: 🔖🎮 Read » Hunt the Wumpus, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: www.filfre.net filfre.net …

: What does after even mean?

: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 4: Hunt the Wumpus (1973) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 2: Mugwump, Hurkle, Snark (1973) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read Before Adventure, Part 1: Hide and Seek (1972) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: …

: 🍿📺🗯️ I just watched the two pre-Loki episodes of Marvel Studios LEGENDS and y’all the MCU gets …

: 🔖🎮 ReadBefore Adventure, Part 3: Caves (1973) | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blog Read: bluerenga.blog …

: 🔖🎮 Read 1973: Hunt the Wumpus - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.com Read: if50.substack.com …

: Text adventure nostalgia

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

: 🔖🎮 Read Forty Years of Lunar Lander technologizer.com Read: www.technologizer.com technologizer.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read Lunar Lander: The Full Story of the Legendary Game and Genre fictionphile.com Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read 1972: ROCKET - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.com Read: if50.substack.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read Something Found In The Oregon Trail - Code Dive codedive.substack.com Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 5 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 4 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read Oregon Trail Ver. 3 (BASIC 3.1, 1978) | Desert Hat deserthat.wordpress.com Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 3 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.net Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read Rafting Down the Columbia River died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read Matt’s Store & Starting the Game died-of-dysentery.com Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read Crossing Rivers died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com died-of-dysentery.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read The Earliest Versions of the Game died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read A Brief History of the Oregon Trail Game died-of-dysentery.com Read: …

: 🔖🎮 Read The Oregon Trail Memes died-of-dysentery.com Read: www.died-of-dysentery.com …

: 🔖🎮 Read Designing the Travel Screen for “The Oregon Trail” | by R. Philip Bouchard | The …

: 🔖🎮 The FEMICOM museum is my new favorite thing.

: Things that can bring on trochanteric (hip) bursitis: sitting, lying down, physical activity. 😬

: On pain

: 🔖🏳️‍🌈 Read The Power of Pride - Arc Digital arcdigital.mediaRead: www.arcdigital.media …

: 🔖🎮 Read Designing the Hunting Game for “The Oregon Trail” | by R. Philip Bouchard | The Philipendium …

: 🔖🎮 Read How I Managed to Design the Most Successful Educational Computer Game of All Time | by R. …

: 🔖🎮 Read » On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: …

: 🔖🎮 Read The Forgotten History of ‘The Oregon Trail,’ As Told By Its Creators …

: 🔖🎮 Read 1971: The Oregon Trail - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: if50.substack.com …

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

: 🔖 Martha Bautells’s On Writing Through a Residency That Never Happened (But Did?) resonates …

: ↪️ in reply to Bridgy stats update I wonder if the drop-off in publishing after August 2020 might be …

: 💬📚 “The graduate program… hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a …

: 🔖🧵🧶 Read What We Learned From a Year of Crafting - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: …

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

: 🔖📚 Read Kristen Arnett Gets Her Best Ideas at the Bar - Interview Magazine …

: 💬🔖📚 Kate Zambreno on her new book "To Write as if Already Dead" - Los Angeles Times

: 🔖🖥️ Elizabeth and Gav promised in this week’s The Rec Center that 1992: Silverwolf would be …

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

: 🔖📚 Read Together As We Burn: On a Complicated Maternal Bond and Intergenerational Love. A …

: 🔖📚 Read Stories and Hormones Shape Our Lives by Elanor Broker. Beautiful essay weaving together …

: 🔖📝 Read Finding Time to Write About Motherhood… While Parenting During a Pandemic . The usual …

: Quick Review: The City We Became 📚

: Finished reading: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin 📚

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

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

: I’ve made my Conceptual Synthesis Spreadsheet Notion template available via Gumroad. …

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

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

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

: Finished reading: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo 📚

: 📚💬 “We learn to wring magic from the ordinary… When the world owed you nothing, you …

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

: 📚 Kaz Brekker is the best. Why do we have obligations besides reading books?

: 📚💬 I’ve heard a lot about the excellent disability representation in the Six of Crows duology. …

: 📚 In Crooked Kingdom, Inej thinks about her hope that she and Kaz could be “more than two wary …

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

: Added “consulting scholar-librarian 🔍” to my bio.

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

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

: Most of my tweets from #FanLIS

: 📚 Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé's ACE OF SPADES: Gossip Girl meets Get Out in a gripping debut thriller

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

: 📚 How do you keep track of quotes that resonate with you? I usually write them in my Bullet Journal …

: Finished reading: Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé 📚

: 📺 I’ve got 2 episodes left of SHRILL. It’s so weird being right in the middle of Annie …

: Want to read: Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews by …

: 📺 Fran is always my favorite on SHRILL. Today it’s because she says, “I just don’t …

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

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

: 📚 Sometimes I have to start a book several times before it holds my interest. A GAME OF THRONES was …

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

: Want to read: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams 📚

: 📚 Right before I started my Grishaverse catch up, I went on a dark academia spree. These were three …

: 📚 Remember how I said my hammock was my favorite reading spot? Here’s a flashback to me …

: Want to read: Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope 📚

: Want to read: Anya of Ark by Kristian Joseph 📚

: 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 …

: Want to read: Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller 📚

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

: 📚 I first read SHADOW AND BONE 5 years ago, on a hammock at the beach, when I was 7 months pregnant. …

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

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

: 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 …

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

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

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

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

: Finished reading: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May 📚

: 🔖 I’ve started calling my kid Little One & after reading Meg Elison’s How Lwaxana …

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

: Prepping to launch my consulting career 👩‍‍💼

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

: Added “serious Belle vibes 📚” to my bio.

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

: 🔖📚 Austin Kleon writes today about [wintering and dormancy] …

: 🔖📺🖖 Read The Measure of a Man Demonstrates the Many Forms of Love by Anna E. Gant

: 🔖📺🖖 Hrisoula Gatzogiannis’s The Only Work Ethic I Care About Is the One on Star Trek details …

: 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 …

: Went really minimal with my latest bio: motherscholar 👩‍💻 she/her ♿ ❤️💜💙 Durham, NC, USA 🌎

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

: Want to read: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins 📚

: 🔖ReadPost-SCMS musings on the value of the word acafan louisaellenstein.comRead: …

: 🔖 Read Against Aca-Fandom bogost.comRead: bogost.com bogost.com …

: 🔖 Read SCMS 2011 Workshop: Acafandom and the Future of Fan Studies louisaellenstein.comRead: …

: 🔖📺 Read On Disliking Mad Men justtv.wordpress.comRead: justtv.wordpress.com adornofangirl …

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

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

: Want to read: Digital Black Feminism by Catherine Knight Steele 📚

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

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

: CS101: Week One

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

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

: 🔖 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 …

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

: 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 📚

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

: My Dissertation Acknowledgments

: 🔖 Read ‘Buy Nothing’ groups: A place to share goods, services — and gratitude.

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

: 🔖 Read Rebuilding the Web We Lost anildash.comRead: anildash.com anildash.com …

: 🔖 Read The Web We Lost anildash.comRead: anildash.com anildash.com …

: O hai. the early blogosphere was full of people who obsessed over “correctly” labeling and …

: Finished reading: Come Back, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Wallace Tripp 📚

: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parish and Barbara Siegel Thomas 📚

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

: Finished reading: Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas 📚

: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Fitz Siebel 📚

: Stocking the flow of my garden in the stream 💻

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

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

: Finished reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 📚

: 🔖🍿📺 Read Marvel movies have a weird relationship with kissing and romance - Polygon polygon.comRead: …

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

: Want to read: Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir by Callum Roberts 📚

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

: I’m so happy that I’m now qualified to wear this Delicious PhD Darling …

: 🔖 Read How Bookishness Affects the Book Biz publishersweekly.comRead: www.publishersweekly.com …

: 🔖 Read How to Read When You Have a Baby | Book Riot bookriot.combookriot.com …

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

: 🔖 Read On the Relationship Between Motherhood and Madness in Victorian Literature ‹ Literary Hub …

: I know somebody on micro.blog has put together an On This Day type page that shows you posts on …

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

: Told y’all I was going all-in on Trek. 🖖🏻📚

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

: 🔖 Reagan Ray has collected a bunch of hand-lettered logos from Marvel comics pre-2000. My favorite …

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 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 …

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

: O no my defense adrenaline has arrived 18 hours early

: THE NEVERS as Disability Metaphor ♿ 📺

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

: 🔖Also, the Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert made me tear up. 📺🎵

: 🔖 I highly recommend this video of the Yip Yip Invasion at Phoenix Comicon 2017, in which a group of …

: 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 📚

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

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

: Finished my defense slides and I’m so tired. 📝

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

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

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

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

: Which Muppet do I most identify with? Well… 📺🍿

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

: Reddit user JaytheChou is photoshopping Paddington into a different movie every day and it is a …

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

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

: 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 …

: Finished reading: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo 📚

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

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

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

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

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

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

: 🔖 I somehow missed Linda Holmes’s beautiful piece about The Muppet Movie soundtrack. She pulls …

: True story, my dissertation includes the statement, “I was wrong.” 📝

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

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

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

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

: Thinking of launching an academic editing service explicitly targeted to scholars who are also …

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

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

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

: My kid’s over here telling his dad a Magic Treehouse/Wild Kratts crossover story. 💗💓📚📺

: Want to read: The Writer’s Practice by John Warner 📚

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

: 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 📚

: 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 …

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

: You know that thing where you’ve pursued something long enough that now you’ve pretty …

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

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

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

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

: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal 📚

: 🔖 What are we folding when we are folding laundry in quarantine is a beautiful poem by Sarah Ruhl. …

: 🔖 I love this take. I’d love to see it even more fleshed out: WandaVision Is Basically a …

: 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 …

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

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

: I wound a bobbin! 🧵

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

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

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

: We are now at the “Watch Studio Ghibli instead of PBS Kids” stage of the pandemic. 🍿

: In the process of scheduling and thought to myself I should be sure to invite my Grandmomma. 😢

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

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

: 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 …

: Wrote ~1200 words. Time for a cake break! 🍰 Oh no, there’s no cake! Time for a donut break! 🍩

: 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 …

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

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

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

: 🔖 This piece about WandaVision & fan theories has me musing on the difference between trying to …

: 🔖 This piece about WandaVision and fan theories has me thinking about fannish meta and where it …

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

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

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

: Want to read: How Humans Learn by Joshua R. Eyler 📚

: Want to read: The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey 📚

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

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

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

: Is there anything more attractive than an attractive person writing a grant application & …

: 🔖 These images of comic book heroes redrawn to have average body types are fascinating from a …

: 🔖 Check out Riana Mckeith’s period-appropriate cartoon homages to WandaVision. So great! It …

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

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

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

: Want to read: Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science by Anna Reser and Leila McNeill 📚

: Trusting my (book blogging) intuition

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

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

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

: 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 …

: Only one interview left to pull quotes from for my findings chapter and then I can move on to the …

: 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 …

: It’s a good day for lying on a hammock and listening to an audiobook. 📷

: Hello today I think my ideal job would be to read books and then write essays (not straight up …

: I’m writing through a migraine right now. I have this one participant interview that’s …

: I finished reading Mona Awad’s BUNNY last night. I can’t even write a review of it …

: Finished reading: Bunny by Mona Awad 📚

: My current writing process: mine one interview for quotes. Read a chapter of BUNNY by Mona Awad. …

: Finished reading: Keep Going by Austin Kleon 📚

: I should hang this Austin Kleon drawing from p. 165 of KEEP GOING up in my home office. …

: “Art Monsters are not necessary or glamorous and they are not to be condoned, pardoned, or …

: Just gonna give up all other pursuits and devote my life to writing Muppet Show friendfic from now …

: I have so many happy Muppet Show feelings. Every time Fozzie is on screen my brain almost literally …

: The latest episode of WandaVision has given me a new cosplay goal… 📺

: Give Kathryn Hahn an Emmy. 📺

: 🔖 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 📚

: Sent off my methodology chapter today. It only needed a little revision, mostly moving stuff from it …

: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler) sings the theme song for the new Muppet Babies. This …

: I’m actually enjoying messing around on the Internet for a while and some water started …

: Hello! I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent a theory chapter off to my advisor. You should be …

: 🔖 If you love beautiful writing with a wistful vibe, you should be reading Jess Zimmerman’s …

: 🔖 Y’all, Sir Ian McKellen has been blogging about his work since he started working on …

: 🔖 Go read what Tim Carmody has to say about two songs from “The Muppet Movie”. I’m …

: “Wellness” day #1: Wrote ~1700 words for my dissertation, outlined the methods section …

: Here are some things I’m not interested in: content marketing lead magnets analytics …

: 🔖 The spellbinding history of cheese and witchcraft is the witchy content I didn’t know I …

: I’m so psyched to read all the articles fan studies scholars are going to write about …

: Doing more lurking/replying than posting rn. I’ve blocked Twitter on my phone. It redirects me …

: Want to read: Bookish Broads by Lauren Marino 📚

: Want to read: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman 📚

: I added >1000 words to the theory chapter of my dissertation today. I’ve still a ways to …

: 🔖 One option the New York Times didn’t mention in their piece about keeping a digital …

: It was kind of fun to see one of my drama professors from undergrad in M. L. Rio’s …

: Finished reading: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio 📚

: 🔖 This deep-dive into fans reverse-engineering knitwear like Bernie’s mittens & the fourth …

: 🔖 Jess Zimmerman’s latest Dead Channel compares the old Internet to Faerie & tackles what …

: Got about 500 words written today. Hoping to go faster moving forward. I slept poorly last night and …

: I’ve been low-key reading all the tie-in comics for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in release …

: Want to read: Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee 📚

: Making progress on both dissertation & assistantship today. Beginning to feel like I might get …

: 🔖 My granddaddy got his Ed. D. in 1972 and I just found the record for his dissertation in the UF …

: 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 …

: In case you’re following along, this morning the impostor syndrome was so bad I could feel it …

: 🔖 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 …

: 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 …

: Every once in a while early Sesame Street drops in a random Carol Burnett segment and it brings me …

: 🔖 In Back-Talking The Tone Police: Book People Are Not Your Enemy, Tika Vateri says all the things I …

: Y’all RiffTrax is doing a Star Trek: Generations watch along tonight and if my kid is asleep …

: 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 & …

: Great question from Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) that it’d help me if you answer: What do I do …

: I have so many thoughts about information literacy and they’re so timely. It would be …

: I’m reading IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M. L. Rio & it does this interesting thing where you …

: I’m doing a daily tarot pull starting today. Four cards popped out of the deck at me today. …

: 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 …

: I’ve got that sweet, sweet book hangover where you finish reading and then look around and …

: Finished reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 📚

: I’m having to remind myself that the reason a 2 yr ethnographic dissertation I’m reading …

: GENTLE WRITING ADVICE: You could write some words sometime if you feel like it, but if you’re …

: The model for a dissertation defense in my head is still f2f. When I try to envision my inevitable …

: 🔖 I am a Book Person. I don’t love the shots this piece takes at Book People, but I appreciate …

: Just got “Wait, you’re KIBA?” for the first time in several years and it still …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: Just over here having an anxiety attack about taking my car to the mechanic for some routine work …

: If somebody could get on replacing Larry in “Pinky & the Brain & Larry” with …

: It’s here! Yay! #AcademicTarot @CoyoteAndBones

: 🔖 The Power of German Playwright Bertholt Brecht’s V-Effekt: Oliver Mayer discusses the connection …

: 🔖 What’s Behind the Label ‘Domestic Fiction‘?: Soledad Fox Maura writes about why we need to …

: 🔖 An old piece that the Rec Center brought to my attention: How Writing Fanfic Introduced Me To …

: Finished reading: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan 📚

: 📺 Ugh, Dr. Pulaski is the worst. 🖖

: 🔖 I continue to be proud of my city: Durham Moves to Protect Residents Against Natural Hair …

: Want to read: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein 📚

: Finished reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan 📚

: Putting the person back in my personal website

: 🔖I went into reading this expecting a fluff piece. I came out of it with a reminder of the spiritual …

: 🔖This interview is extremely validating! Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise …

: Who has two thumbs and just applied to be a Star Wars librarian for the summer? This Kimberly!

: 🔖 Gaby has curated an amazing collection of Bernie memes. The Beetlejuice and Clerks ones are my …

: Last “What’s next?” question! If you’d like to help, please complete this …

: I’ve just finished creating my dissertation revisions matrix. Only 41 comments! Granted, one …

: What’s next? Part 2! If you’d like to help, please complete this sentence: “I …

: 🔖Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark: 2020 was supposed to be the year I got back into …

: 🔖 The Deep Sadness of Marvel’s WandaVision: This is the kind of WandaVision thinkpiece I want. 📺

: We are now at the stage of the pandemic/coup/grief process where I decide that I attended a single …

: I only just realized that to understand how information literacy has been conceptualized over time, …

: Getting real vulnerable! Want to help me plan for what’s next? Complete this statement: …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: Novel I’m reading: includes chapter that is just the text of an imaginary academic journal …

: Well my grandmother must have really crossed over, in my own estimation anyway, because I just woke …

: I'm still grieving my grandmother and I don't feel like doing anything.

: 🔖 In “The Black Casting Choices in BRIDGERTON Were…A Choice”, Jessica Pryde explains the …

: 🔖 This is really cool. I hope that in addition to making it possible for scholarship recipients to …

: I wonder how much of my lingering 90s cyberutopianism is because I forget the internet is not …

: 📺 I know the consensus is that Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation is Not Good, but I find a …

: I crack up every time M. & I watch the Emotions episode of Storybots Super Songs because a kid …

: 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 …

: 📺 Me, a former educator, watching the new Saved by the Bell: This is really good, but I feel like …

: 📺 I’ve been watching Bridgerton & aside from the obvious fact that Lady Danbury & …

: My kid is pulling toys out of bins and saying what they are… “Spider-Man’s car, a …

: I look like I’m dicking around on my phone but really I’m despairing about the future.

: 🔖🍿 The Wonder Woman Movies Have a Women Problem A great analysis with ideas for how Wonder Woman …

: I’m officially Not Okay: I just created a new WordPress install for a new website I’ve …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: I really did not spend this holiday “break” how I expected to, and now all I can do is …

: Which stage of grief is the not-sleeping-because-you-are-contemplating-your-own-denial one? My …

: Probably gonna cry thanks to the crushing weight of (gesturing at the world) all this, and I’m …

: 🍿 Watched Wonder Woman 1984. Was it flawless? No. Did the fact that it was a Wonder Woman movie and …

: My grandmother Nita died this morning. She loved us all so much and always welcomed us to her home, …

: 🔖 Tips for Starting a Bookstagram: Getting started in the bookish corner of Instagram can be …

: Currently reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan 📚

: Want to read: The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century …

: Want to read: Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman 📚

: Me at 5 am: It’s fine, I’ll take a nap this afternoon. Me at 5 pm: Why would I nap when …

: 2020 Year-in-Review & 2021 Word of the First Quarter

: 🔖 Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020: disheartening, but not surprising.

: 🔖 Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped Us Get Through 2020 - Roguelikes reflect not only the …

: Here are my goals for 2021: Learn about pain management & find pain management that works for …

: Want to read: Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt 📚

: 📚 Friends, there are at least two modern retellings of Jane Eyre coming out this year: The Wife …

: 🔖 Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us I will never not appreciate Ed Yong.

: 🔖 The Vaccine Rollout’s Known Knowns and More In Zeynep Tufecki’s Insight newsletter, …

: 🔖 The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable I don’t have a word for how this article …

: Time to crowdsource a tagline! I’m going to start calling myself a Consulting …

: More dark academia books! The Lessons, Naomi Alderman The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis Possession, A. …

: Me to W: You know how you sometimes for fun you give people advice on research design in a Fan …

: Want to read: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas 📚

: Want to read: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth 📚

: I bought myself a Theracane and it’s not arriving until Thursday. I’m really looking …

: Currently reading: The Iliad by Homer; Caroline Alexander (translator) 📚

: 🗯️ Read Lore Olympus episodes 1 - 10. Gorgeous art, fun characterization, planning to keep going.

: 🎮 Currently playing Hades on Nintendo Switch. Been coveting this for a while, so when W. suggested …

: I’m still obsessed with Dark Academia. Here are some books I’ve read or will read that …

: Currently reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 📚

: Living with chronic illness is really hard and I don’t like it.

: 🔖Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again

: 🔖 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 …

: I have so many thoughts on Jingle Jangle! This article about how the movie centers Black Girl Magic …

: Netflix: 22 minutes left in Jingle Jangle! Me: 😭🥺💗💞💗🥺😭

: Jingle Jangle: has huge climactic sequence with positive resolution Netflix time bar: shows 36 …

: Today has been the kind of day where you lie down on the floor after wrapping the Christmas presents …

: One song into Jingle Jangle and I’m aching for more R&B musicals - originals, not juke box …

: The results of this Spotify-evaluating AI are hilarious. Enya + The Lonely Island are peak Kimberly …

: My child: “I learned a valuable lesson today.” W: “What’s that, …

: Rachel Reichenbach’s Why your Instagram Engagement Kinda Sucks Right Now explains so much. I …

: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 2 📚

: My Reading Year 2020

: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 1 📚

: Finished reading: Powers of X # 1 - 6 📚

: Finished reading: House of X # 1 - 6 📚

: Current status: https://partlynn.tumblr.com/post/186963632813/artpigeons-tragicallybeautifultiger

: Elizabeth Minkel’s The Year of Loving Things Again, published in December 2017, resonates …

: I don’t want to spoil The Mandalorian finale much, so I’ll just say that technology used …

: 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 …

: At Literary Mama, Victoria Livingstone writes about how the tasks of motherhood that “cannot …

: Crocheting while watching Clone Wars is very pleasant.

: I’m experimenting with using Notion for weekly and daily planning. I put my most important …

: Got myself a Hanukkah present from Everyday Magic & it arrived today. Rededication body butter …

: Okay but what if a manatee had a narwhal tusk.

: 🔖 Laurie Penny’s WIRED piece about falling in love over Zoom is one of the most hopeful things …

: 🔖 This NPR piece about keeping warm and embracing wintry outdoor adventures is exactly the kind of …

: Just a little light reading from sister.is 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 …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: Want to read: The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel 📚

: I really enjoyed reading this piece about Star Wars stormtrooper strategy & tactics, which is …

: This is just to say I have eaten the kisses that looked like Santa hats and which I said I was …

: Instead of the usual fullscreen symbol, the PBS Kids website video player has a circle with the word …

: Household division of labor: W - cooks, cleans, does yardwork, generates 80% of household income, …

: I’m really hung up on how nothing is neutral and every decision, intentionally or not, is …

: If you’re into it, Star Wars is pretty much the ultimate in comfort media, so I’m going …

: 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 …

: I am so close to done with my discussion chapter with almost 3 hours of childcare left to go! Time …

: Finished reading: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 📚

: When you’re pretty much secular, but descended from 2 faith traditions and mostly just really …

: 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 …

: Pretending that signing up for texts from Zooey Deschanel’s community.com number is the same …

: Updated my now page!

: I am not a piece of 💩 and neither are you.

: Check me out with my #wipwednesday. This is the beginning of the Habitat Cardigan. Lion Brand …

: This is how my year sounded on @Spotify. Get your 2020 Wrapped now #2020Wrapped …

: 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 …

: You, a reasonable person: Don’t you have a dissertation to finish? Me, a Kimberly: Okay but …

: 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 …

: I wrote a page in my Discussion/Conclusions chapter! YAY ME! (Turns out trying to move discussions …

: Present Kimberly is over here agonizing about the discussion piece of her dissertation. Meanwhile, …

: Holidays are lovely but I have to give myself time to recover after them. (The thing about having …

: My kid just explained to me an imaginary informational text he has that explains why Grinches …

: I’m 20 minutes into Happiest Season and it is every bit as cute as I thought it would be, …

: Oh right. Knitting stresses me out. Better for re-learning when I have the bandwidth for something …

: I think it’s time for me to re-learn to knit. I find myself craving the kinds of textures that …

: I have only dabbled in Horse Girlery, but I’m delighted by Polygon’s Horse Girl Canon. …

: It’s happening.

: I’m super thankful for my fellow doc students, who today have dropped off a laser printer and …

: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs …

: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs …

: My advisor just said “Let’s enjoy our time off!” which is code for “Stop …

: Worn down to a nub from moming. Retreating to bed. Definitely going to sleep, NOT to watch The …

: My kid just told me I’m “very proper” because I want him to “put on all the …

: Me: Okay, I’m going to finish reading Frankenstein. W: Didn’t you finish reading that …

: I'm having trouble with my dissertation discussion.

: Finished reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 📚

: My household will be celebrating the Yule Book Flood this year. I can’t afford to buy everyone …

: 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 …

: Want to read: Ruinsong by Julia Ember 📚

: Just got an email inviting me to join a network of patient influencers because I’m active in …

: 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 …

: When writing is both scholarly and beautiful, that’s a sweet spot.

: WHERE DID NOVEMBER GO?

: 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 …

: 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 …

: Today, because we’re on migraine day 3, I’m looking for scientific evidence that when I …

: 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? …

: Y’all I am so scared about this current COVID surge. I haven’t had a real strong COVID …

: Tonight my kid requested a bedtime story about @emilyvgordon & @kumailn’s cat, Bagel, and …

: 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 …

: Okay spoiler for Dash & Lily I guess but I have so much empathy for all the worried adults in …

: I just finished episode 2 of Dash & Lily (which, just like the book, I love) and spent WAY too …

: Our family has been exploring our playgroundless city parks. Today we went to Sandy Creek Park, …

: Want to read: a tumblr book by Allison McCracken, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, and Indira Neill …

: Put Bert & Ernie Sing-Along on while my kid was in the bath this morning and we’re …

: Added details to my discussion chapter outline, input new code system into data analysis software, …

: 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 …

: Brain fog has returned but I got the kid to sit next to me instead of on me and squeezed in 5+ pages …

: Kimberly problems: when your brain fog lifts enough for you to read scholarship but you can’t …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: Current status: counting “figuring out which book will tell me how to write my discussion …

: 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, …

: 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. …

: I just took a minute to call my dad to see how he’s doing in the wake of Alex Trebek’s …

: 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 …

: I’ve updated my bullet journal & I think that’s my work for today. I’m giving …

: What if moving forward we took the energy people say we should spend on courting voters in whatever …

: Y’all getting any work done today, or no? I did one thing for my assistantship and made the …

: The comedic possibilities are inherent.

: I feel great affinity for the Mandalorian, because, like him, I am usually accompanied on my …

: My plan for coping for… oh, the rest of my life… is to read books and make stuff. Want …

: Finished reading: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon 📚

: Finished reading: Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by …

: You know what isn’t great for my mental well-being as a student? Taking a required 45 minute …

: Logging off Twitter tonight and don’t expect to be back for a while… Will still …

: Blown away by Flow’s ability to get a piece on Cottagecore out while it’s still a thing. …

: Hey guess what, just submitted a THIRD chapter to my advisor! Worth noting that all of these have …

: Do you feel like you need a nap even after the most energizing of video calls? How do y’all …

: Hello I am Kimberly and I have now sent 2 completed chapter drafts to my advisor and expect to send …

: I joined some Discord servers related to my research interests and now my phone feels like the …

: 📚💬 “I’m a 21st-century American woman; I don’t have enough faith to covet anything …

: 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 …

: One challenge with my research interests related to academic publishing is that a lot of them are …

: 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 …

: Been trying to figure out who to cosplay for my dissertation defense. Needs to be professional, …

: I finished drafting a dissertation chapter (I’ve had 4 almost finished chapters for a couple …

: See this is why we read in the original language if we can: Caesar says the Rhine bends toward Ursa …

: If you’ve been away from Latin for 10+ years but want to return to reading it as a hobby, …

: Things my kid said tonight: “Mommy, you’ll never be a doctor.” 💔 “I’m …

: Finished reading: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 📚

: I think… I think I just don’t enjoy consuming Actual Play content and maybe …

: Okay seriously is anyone keeping any of their shit together right now?

: 📽️ I just finished watching REBECCA on Netflix and it’s… fine. But it’s not …

: Heeeey, just over here psyching myself up to revisit Chapter 11 - Trustworthiness - in Lincoln & …

: Conversation with friends: Tweens - Who’s cute Teen - Who’s dating 20s - Good food 30s - …

: I read this piece & I need a cold shower. Gonna be intense when I finally read CARMILLA. …

: Over at University of Venus, Mary Churchill asks about The Day After: What will you do on November …

: I went to #FSNNA20 and it was awesome.

: Want to read: Maximizing the Impacts of Academic Research by Jane Tinkler and Patrick Dunleavy 📚

: Want to read: Raising the Resistance A Mother’s Guide to Practical Activism by Farrah …

: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze - Witch

: M & I have been watching Netflix’s Bookmarks today. Grace Byers’s I AM ENOUGH is so …

: If #FSNNA20 were a meatspace conference and I was there, I would not be berating myself for not …

: Just added a note to include as a limitation in my dissertation that my methods don’t capture …

: Dreamed this morning I was at my co-working space w/Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) & he would not stop …

: Portrait of an awesome life partnership: you get the kid down to sleep and then chat in the #FSNNA20 …

: Pleased as can be to be hanging out @ #FSNNA20 this week. You can find me in Discord primarily …

: Is anybody out there managing to be even mediocre at both parenting & working right now? Because …

: Current dissertation status: 4 chapters begun but with holes to fill, 116 pages. 1 chapter …

: 📚 Reading Sarah Kendzior’s (@sarahkendzior) book HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT & had to take a …

: I definitely just handed The Teacher from the Black Lagoon to my kid thinking it was Miss Nelson Is …

: 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 …

: Today I learned that my kid’s teacher plays tabletop RPGs. ♥️ (I did not ask her if I could …

: 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 …

: Listening to M. & W. play that they are the kids from The Magic Treehouse and have wished their …

: Welcome to October, y’all.

: In recent weeks I have watched all of Sherlock, finished tonight. It was fun, then it wasn’t …

: I’m presenting my virtual poster, “Where’d You Get Those Nightcrawler Hands? The …

: Hello. I am tired and sweaty. Dissertation boot camp is pretty serious. ♥️

: 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. …

: Finished reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker 📚

: Everything that one does seems, no matter how right it may be, to bring on the very thing which is …

: Fascinating: Seeing Our Own Reflection in the Birth of the Self-Portrait via Dan Cohen I’ve …

: I’m kind of loving my messy, curly, 38% Ashkenazi hair today. (Image heavily filtered, of …

: I’m worried about Kimberly. Kimberly is tired & overwhelmed. Kimberly has lots of tools to …

: Me: Meh, I guess I should dress professionally for this remote group career coaching session. throws …

: My kid is watching @JimTheLibrarian’s Dinosaur Storytime. Kid said, “Maybe I’ll …

: HELLO I DON’T WANT TO STAY MOTIVATED AND ON TRACK. I WANT TO WALLOW AND READ GOTHIC NOVELS.

: Want to read: Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen 📚

: I ordered a used copy of a paperback that was published in 1969. It was listed as being in good …

: 📚 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 📚

: I saw the news about Justice Ginsburg while my husband was reading bedtime stories to my son. I felt …

: Want to read: She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh …

: Want to read: Dark Archives by Megan Rosenbloom 📚

: I don’t feel like writing an informative blog post today. It feels like a day for writing …

: W: I would encourage you to have lunch. Me: I will, but right now I’m writing. (Y’ALL. I …

: Please do not ask me how many times my son and I have watched the Courtney 1986 music video from …

: 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 …

: 15 years of blogging (and 3 reasons I keep going) - Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) writes about why he …

: New profile pic. I think we all knew that a headshot where I look like I dgaf would give way to one …

: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal 📚

: 🔖Lee Skallerup Bessette sums up so much: Just because its hard, doesn’t mean it’s good and when …

: A quick note on MEXICAN GOTHIC 📚

: 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, …

: I need to re-write my dissertation proposal, for myself.

: Me, browsing Rebecca Schuman’s (@pankisseskafka) website after reading about her in Katie Rose …

: I’m out on timelines and feeds for a while, folks. Taking some time to be really intentional …

: In which I have a mid-life crisis and freak out about schooling as a societal... thing. Woo Dead Poets Society! 📽️

: Finished reading: MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 📚

: 📽️ Just finished watching DEAD POETS SOCIETY for the first time in years and now I’m having an …

: 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 …

: Got a ring light, tripod, and bluetooth shutter so of course I had to have a little photo booth fun.

: 📓 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 …

: Had to use the Wayhome Tarot for Lindsay Mack’s Coming Home to Ourselves spread, if course. I, …

: I’m still/again grieving the dissertation I planned and will not get to carry out. Maybe I …

: Becky Albertalli wrote this moving essay about her shifting understanding of her sexuality. The …

: 🔖📚 From Petra Mayer at NPR: Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers Well, …

: 🔖📚 From Megan Mabee at Book Riot: How The Hunger Games Prequel Helped Me Realize I’ve Changed I can …

: 📚 I’m reading MEXICAN GOTHIC and it’s wonderful but every description of the house gets …

: 📽️ I am watching BLACK PANTHER for the first time. The fact that every single Wakandan is awesome is …

: 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 …

: Pocketed to read later: People of color who craft are done being overlooked as customers and …

: 🎵 Do you think if I listen to Bauhaus for the rest of the day, that will magically make it be …

: My new glasses are the glasses of a woman who has no patience with BS.

: Welp. My whole household hates my new glasses.

: 💻 If you’re wondering what the heck this IndieWeb thing is that I’ve been going on about …

: 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!” …

: 📓 Semi-structured interviews: Stick to only a few big questions, but leave room for follow-ups

: 📺 M. and I are watching MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and I am reminded of the extent to which …

: I just read “sheltering in place” as “shattering in peace” so now you know …

: Still planning to post at kimberlyhirsh.com and auto-crosspost to Twitter and Tumblr, but not …

: Tracy Deonn's LEGENDBORN: Black Girl Magic, Dark Academia, and Arthuriana ON MY CAMPUS! 📚

: 📚 I’ve got about 100 pages left in #LEGENDBORN & won’t write a full review til …

: Reply to Another day in Hellsville: It is a lot. Having caregiving responsibilities adds another …

: Current professional goals: 1. Be a qualitative researcher. (I am now, but I think I would like to …

: How did it take me until just now to consciously verbalize the fact that THE SECRET GARDEN is a …

: The internet has been full of productivity-in-a-pandemic advice for months and I’m over it. I …

: I have become super enamored of the #darkacademia aesthetic, but being in actual academia, this is …

: Teen, new adult, and undergrad librarians, let me introduce you to your new best friend: the …

: 📚 17/31 THE ONE WHERE I RUIN YOUR CHILDHOOD by Daniel Crocker. Excerpt from “C is for Cookie”: “You …

: Hi. I don’t feel like it today, and it’s okay if you don’t feel like it either. …

: I'm done with exfoliants and goals. #TeamLowBar

: We share our hot takes in order that we may refine them: Makerspaces should consider sewing …

: I did more #motherscholar-ing this morning, saying things like “I would do a visual analysis …

: A refinement of my earlier hot take: a sewing machine with a zigzag stitch should be considered …

: Hot take: A serger should be assumed basic equipment in every makerspace. 🧵

: Switching all my wallpapers to this “Keep going. You’re doing great.” wallpaper by …

: In case you need some very trivial but good news today: After a LOT of work, it seems like maybe …

: Anybody know of somebody doing research on makerspaces specifically located in schools of education? …

: 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 📚🧵🧶

: 📚 16/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL, THERE WERE MOUNTAINS by Blake Hackler. Excerpt from “On The Other Side”: …

: I’ve got all the pieces of my sewing machine, my sewing basket, 2 sewing books, and 2 sewing …

: I think my aesthetic is that I’m the librarian at the boarding school all the dark academia …

: 📚 15/31 PORTAGE by Sarah Ann Winn. Excerpt from “Alma”: “Gorge of girl, shaped by erosion, gorgeous, …

: Here’s the truth about life, kids: not one of us has it figured out. Every person who looks …

: 📚 14/31 SEED, STAR, SONG by May Chong. Excerpt from “Tembeling”: “The new …

: 📚 13/31 MOTHER IS THE NAME FOR GOD by Judith Kingston. Excerpt from “III. Pentheus, My Son: “I …

: My glasses broke. No advice needed: there’s no easy fix. I ordered 2 pair so that when this …

: Did some very strong #motherscholar-ing this morning, simultaneously joining a meeting on branding …

: I used to keep this circlet in my office for days when I needed a boost. It might become my …

: I have all my best ideas around 3 AM.

: 📚 12/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL by Jennifer Jackson Berry. Excerpt: “the boy will be stiff if & only …

: Because I am both a qualitative researcher and a web developer, when I see people talk about …

: Time to take Count Rugen’s advice. via GIPHY

: How Daddy types vs how Mommy types, according to my very observant child.

: 🔖 Here’s a study that combines my loves for qualitative coding, comedy, and tween media: More …

: 📚 11/31 NEGOTIATING WITH OBJECTS by Lisa M Cole. Excerpt from “After the Ever-Glow”: …

: 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 📓

: My kid is really getting into hygge.

: 📚 10/31 BOTTOMLAND by Erin Elkins Radcliffe. #TheSealeyChallenge

: 🔖2015 Kimberly would be SO EXCITED about this article: ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ Using …

: 📓 It’s the first day of class! I’ve been done with coursework since the end of 2017, but …

: 🔖From Pat Thomson, the ‘later on’ PhD …what the professional usually wants from …

: 📚 9/31 MEND by Kristin LaTour & Angel E. Perez. #TheSealeyChallenge

: Me: So I was watching “Big Business.” W: What’s “Big Business”? Me: 😲

: My favorite thing about live-tweeting The Emperor’s New Groove today was researching Peruvian …

: Want to read: Bad Habits by Amy Gentry 📚

: 📽️ Late to the party but here I go. #20YearsOfGroove …

: 📚 8/31 CHICKENHAWKS & GOLDILOCKS by Grey Vild. Excerpt from “A prayer no one wants to”: “But you …

: 🔖 Katie Yee’s Very Good Writing Advice from New Girl’s Nick Miller is the most …

: 📚 7/31 SPACE BABY: EPISODES I - III by Nicole Oquendo. Excerpt from “I.vi.”: “You have read about …

: Here’s how I cope with dissertation-related anxiety: make a plan. Send advisor doomy email …

: A bookcase that converts to a coffin feels very on-brand for me.

: 📚 6/31 WOLF DAUGHTER by Amy Watkins. Excerpt from “sixteen”: “It was my voice she wanted,/as I …

: Feeling bad, feeling better, and making it work with illness

: 📚 5/31 [RE]CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECROMANCER by Hannah V. Warren. Excerpt from “Forgetting More Than I …

: Just over here with my kid binge-watching Mr. Jim’s Story Time (@JimTheLibrarian on Twitter). …

: 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 …

: I interviewed 10 cosplayers; together they used over 60 different terms to describe the resources …

: 📚 4/31 TO THE BONE by Angela Narciso Torres. Excerpt from “Self-portrait as Water”: “most forgiving …

: No YOU’RE considering pivoting after graduation to a career that focuses on supporting mothers …

: 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 …

: Finished reading: Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing 📚

: 📚 3/31 ELECTRIC ARCHES by Eve L. Ewing. Excerpt from “to the notebook kid”: …

: Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. …

: Pocketing this Book Riot post on rad poetry from the Women’s Suffrage Movement for later in …

: Are you in academia or alt-ac? Talk to me about your current productivity or lack thereof, the grace …

: From Lauren Elkin: "Why All the Books About Motherhood?"

: Feeling bummed because I know the savviest angle on my research is misinformation and disinformation …

: Finished reading: Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen 📚

: 📚 2/31 NOT HERE by Hieu Minh Nguyen. Excerpt from “Heavy”: “There are days when I give up on …

: 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 …

: Finished reading: Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora 📚

: From Austin Kleon: Books on art and motherhood

: 📚 1/31 UNACCOMPANIED by Javier Zamora. Excerpt from “Then, It Was So”: …

: 🔖 From The Oatmeal: Marvelous & Melancholy Things I’ve Learned about Creativity This is so …

: #TheSealeyChallenge Link Roundup 📚

: Welcome to Genetrix: Curating Stories of Creative Mothers

: Me: Whoa, Muppets Now crashed Disney+! Internet: No, Kimberly. Beyoncé did it. Me: squinting Or was …

: Curating stories of motherhood and creativity, esp. writing

: Given that my estrogen & progesterone are at their lowest & that today is today, this was an …

: Want to read: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 📚

: Want to read: The Blue Jay’s Dance by Louise Erdrich 📚

: Just added new content to my reading page 📚: updated 2020 reading goals, a …

: 📺 I recently binged Disney+’s Diary of a Future President, about an ambitious Latina middle …

: Made myself a half-caf with Fast Forward and Slow Motion from Counter Culture and oh my goodness it …

: Finished reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen …

: TFW you’re coding an interview transcript & say to your past self, “PLEASE have …

: 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 …

: 🔖 5 Productivity Practices That Helped Me Finish My Dissertation Thought I would feel attacked by …

: W. and I have now been married longer than we were together before we were married. He continues to …

: 🔖 The Allure of the Nap Dress, the Look of Gussied-Up Oblivion I don’t have a clothing budget …

: A post-ac/alt-ac reading list

: Advanced Literature Review Tips

: Creative Time as Meditation Time

: 🔖 Kelly J. Baker’s essay, “You Were Ambitious,” struck me to the core. …

: Lithub takes a fun dive into all the books people read or reference in Clueless. 📚

: Sometimes, one little thing can take a lot out of me. Today, the plumber came to my house around …

: If you ever wonder how my brain works, simply recall that I’ve been writing with hypertext …

: My new dream: To write and share helpful things

: 💬📚 “The Spy Girls are what happens when you record an episode of Charlie’s Angels over a …

: 📺 Netflix's Babysitters Club: Response and Link Roundup 📚

: 🔖📺 Alex Brannan’s article, “It Could Be About Anything”: Middleditch & Schwartz and the …

: So happy to have this Silvia Moreno-Garcia reading pathway from Book Riot, because I’ve been …

: I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be working as a research assistant with Dr. Maggie …

: Who will I be? 2020-2021 edition

: Want to read: We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry 📚

: RSVP yes to A Domain of One’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 📚

: Pretty proud of my first Scratch project. It looks like a little thing, but if you click “See …

: 📺 “Parents are just older weirdos, doing the best they can. Just like the rest of us.” …

: 🔖 Adrienne So’s Wired piece, ”‘Crisis Schooling’ and the New Rhythms of Pandemic …

: Just received the Call for Proposals for the Fan Studies Network North America virtual conference …

: Page of Cups and Knight of Cups: the two sides of my soul. (Cards are from the Moonchild Tarot by …

: Want to read: BIG FRIENDSHIP How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman 📚

: Want to read: A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green 📚

: TFW you have to go back to the literature and carefully review it to figure out the next step for …

: 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 …

: Want to read: Want by Lynn Steger Strong 📚

: 🔖 📚 I found myself wanting to read so many of the books on Book Riot’s Best Books of 2020 So …

: 📝 📚 “…we have little hope of producing excellent writing unless we write a great …

: 📝📚 I’ve started doing The Artist’s Way. Yesterday I read the chapter for Week 1 (which, …

: 📚 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 …

: Finished reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 📚

: From NPR: A Competition To Finish Louisa May Alcott’s Story - I mean why have a competition …

: What to an American Is the Fourth of July? Power comes before freedom, not the other way around. - …

: Oh yeah THAT’S why I always stop listening after “Cabinet Battle #2.” 😭

: I’m watching Hamilton & of course it’s amazing but I’m especially blown away …

: Started CS50x and programming with Scratch last night and definitely decided to build a robot to be …

: Want to read: The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuil 📚

: I just realized that part of watching Hamilton will involve watching “It’s Quiet …

: 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. …

: Getting back into 100 Days of #bluemind with a Blue Mind Company sticker on my second notebook for …

: Want to read: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 📚

: 📚 Dr. Kelly J. Baker's "Grace Period" resonated strongly with me.

: Want to read: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow 📚

: Want to read: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall 📚

: 📚 Naomi Alderman's "The Power" and the end of the #girlboss era

: 📚 Finished reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) Another …

: 📚 Just finished reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. It’s so good and I want to write about it …

: 📚 Want to read: Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books By Lynne Sharon Schwartz Data Science in …

: 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 …

: Oh oh oh, so THIS is what it feels like to care about something besides keeping your child and …

: I’m excited to read this IFLA special issue on information literacy, and also keenly aware …

: Move Slowly and Mend Things 📚

: When I express frustration about squeezing work in around childcare, I am NOT complaining about …

: 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. 📚 🖖

: 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 …

: 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 …

: Just finished correcting my interview transcripts and loading them into my data analysis software. …

: Me, in an interview w/ a cosplayer who, like myself, is a cosplayer d’un certain âge: I never …

: Third time The Chariot has come up in the past two weeks. From the Wayhome Tarot by Bakara Wintner …

: 📚 I just finished reading Alexandra Rowland’s (@_alexrowland on Twitter) A Choir of Lies and …

: More AI transcription fun: Ways my software transcribes Nightcrawler. nightbot. Nicole. Nikon. …

: Since last Monday, I’ve been beginning my work day with a Tarot pull. Today brought me the …

: 🖤♥️🧡💛💚💙💜 She-Ra 💜💙💚💛🧡♥️🖤

: Taking some time to share stories of and resources about Black joy. This CNN story about Black …

: Every day is a good day to listen to a bunch of songs focused on Black joy, curated by Sidney Madden …

: 🔖 Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest? And other commonly asked …

: Project READY is a series of free, online professional development modules for youth-serving library …

: 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 …

: Been quiet for the past couple of days because anything I have to say feels inane right now. This …

: 🔖 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice is immensely valuable, because it gives you …

: 🔖 Read recently: The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic Cosplay Is a Business …

: 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 …

: 100 Days of #bluemind Day 3: Sat on the front porch and watched and listened to the rain. Tried to …

: This is not a polished blog.

: 👦 My child has decreed that henceforth this character shall be known as R2 Bleep Bloop. You’re …

: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 2: Took a drive along the North Durham Country Byway, crossing over Lake …

: 🧶Got bored making a sweater that just uses the same stitches over and over, so added Sophie’s …

: Had a great call with my school’s career services coordinator where she urged me not to let …

: Today is the first day of the 100 Days of Blue Mind challenge. I got my #bluemind on today by gazing …

: 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 …

: I don’t think of librarianship as a CALLING, but I do consider it a disposition. For example, …

: Finished reading: The Addams Family: An Evilution by Charles Addams and Kevin Miserocchi 📚

: Happy World Goth Day! I’m GothEnough and if you want to be, so are you! If you are Not-a-Goth …

: 🔖 Read ‘A joyful thing’: the man who wrote his wife a poem every day for 25 years. I …

: North Carolina is moving from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home & I’m anxious about it. My …

: I just can’t brain this week, so I’m going to liveblog some career assessment results! …

: 🔖 Stuff I read yesterday: One of Oscar Wilde’s last stops in England before exile was a bookstore. …

: Want to read: Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright 📚

: 🔖 Read today: 6 Ways to Maximize Your Reading Time During the Pandemic - I can’t tell whether …

: 🎮 I finished playing Final Fantasy VII Remake yesterday. I had fun with the game and I adore Tifa, …

: Lest I think I’m doing nothing during this social isolation time, in addition to raising my …

: I’m struggling to dissertate today. My main task for the next little bit is just to correct AI …

: Thinking of changing my website’s title (but not my domain) from “Kimberly Hirsh” …

: 🔖🎵🎭📚 Read 8 Musicals that You Might Not Know Were Based on Books by Emily Neuberger. I’ve been …

: 🔖📝 Read How to Write 1000 Poems in a 1000 Days by Nick Asbury. More why to than how to, this is a …

: 👦 My kid just told me that Iron Lychee is a whole bunch of Iron Mans [sic] inside one giant Iron …

: The best part of conducting my dissertation interviews via Zoom is I get to see my participants' …

: 📚 Reading Notes, Having Trouble Reading, and a Read What You Own Challenge

: 👦 Me: One of the things a librarian can do is suggest a book you might like to read next. M: But we …

: The neighbors closest to the back of my property seem to be partying late into the night every …

: Feels like I’m really closing in on an accurate self-representation with my latest bio …

: Bonus bio addition: “Let’s talk about Buffy. 👱‍♀️🧛‍♂️”

: Low energy + high pain = reading about ghosts while lying on a hammock. 👻📚

: Today’s bio addition: Gothic mermaid scholar-librarian net girl 💀

: I just don’t feel like blogging today. I’m not miserable or anything, just every time I …

: 📚 finished reading The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White This is a re-read; I …

: I spent the me-time my family generously gave me today mostly on brushing up my web development …

: We got a new hammock with stand for our deck, big enough for our whole household to fit in at once …

: Settling In

: 📚 Just found my copies of Making Sense of Qualitative Data (Coffey & Atkinson) and Writing the …

: If I get one more listserv email advising me to use this time productively, I will be even more …

: 🔖 From Austin Kleon: Not Everything Will Be Okay But Some Things Will I share Kleon’s …

: Life update: How things are going for me

: Taking a break from scrolling micro.blog and Twitter for a while. Still checking mentions …

: I know how to do stuff. Impostor syndrome is nonsense.

: 🎵🎭📚 You know that feeling when you’re irritated that you have to feed your family instead of …

: Lately, my blogging has been all flow, no stock. That’s certainly not what I hoped for when I …

: Oh hey, just over here pondering what LIS even means and whether information practice should be …

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: completed CSS Flexbox at freeCodeCamp. Previously on …

: I have bangs for the first time in 30 years and it’s Tifa’s fault. 🎮

: 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 …

: My AI transcription software knows the names of Pokemon and it’s going to make my research so …

: 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 …

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: finished freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design, started …

: Just spent almost 2 hours correcting an AI transcript of a 47 minute interview. This is about 1/3 of …

: Today’s bio update: replaced “Mom & Scholar-Librarian” with “Mom. …

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: started freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design …

: Today’s #100DaysOfCode Progress: I completed all of the Basic CSS challenges at freeCodeCamp. …

: A (self)diagnosis

: #100DaysOfCode Round 1, 1/100

: Having another go at #100DaysofCode, because nobody ever said, “I sure wish my employee …

: Took my kid for a drive this morning, just to do something different and because we were cleaning …

: “We want the human relationship with nature to be based on abundance, a relationship that …

: 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 …

: Me: Hm, this is a lot of pain from this flare, whatever its origin. I think I’ll just watch …

: It’s a high pain day but my brain is less foggy than it has been in a while. Mens sana in …

: 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 …

: Going to re-learn knitting so that I can make all the things from Doomsday Knits, including the …

: Information and Learning Sciences: Situating my work at the intersection

: 📚 Finished reading: Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter You …

: 📚 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 …

: Today in My Son, the 3 Year Old Fic Author: a crossover in which Spider-Man and the Ninja Turtle …

: Doing a 15 minute #AcWri challenge

: Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. I’m a learner who writes.

: 📺 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 …

: I just DMed 6 cosplayers on Instagram to invite them to participate in my study. 5 were in person …

: Sometimes, as an exercise to give me insight into what I should be focusing on, where I should put …

: 🎮 I think Tifa is my fave now? I always liked her, but now I like her best?

: 🎮 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 …

: Because it’s seasonally appropriate, today we’re listening to Christo Graham’s …

: Guess I have to not Internet until after our copy of FF7R gets here… See y’all later, …

: 📺 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 …

: I definitely have some sensory processing problems & they’ve gotten worse since isolating. …

: Changing my research design

: I’m reading Lori Morimoto’s (@acafanmom on Twitter) book, An Introduction to Media Fan …

: Something about watching Picard gives me the same feeling as reading a novel and I love it. 📺🖖

: Want to read: Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil 📚

: 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. 📚

: I know this isn’t what actually happened, but I like to imagine that I summoned into being the …

: I fell into a new COVID-19 spiral today. This went beyond anxiety and felt closer to depression. The …

: 📚 The library is closed, limiting my book borrowing options, but the gym is also closed, freeing up …

: It’s nice to see that Alexandra Rowland has written a book for/about me. 📚

: I’m having a down day. Not helping is this (extremely informative but also depressing) piece …

: 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 …

: The Punky Brewster episode “The Perils of Punky” aired in 1985. In it, Punky’s dog …

: 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 …

: You can comment on kimberlyhirsh.com now!

: I’m obsessed with the 1997.chat app and sad about my empty buddy list. You can find me at Kiba …

: Weekly Update: 03/27/20

: My son and I have been listening to the Frog and Toad audiobook collection, read by the author, …

: I put on the Labyrinth soundtrack & said to W, “This music is so good.” He said, …

: Long before the coronavirus moved from animals to humans, I had set myself a goal of recognizing the …

: 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 …

: Do stuff your three-year-old self liked.

: Spread the word: my blog host, micro.blog, is offering teachers free hosting for the next six …

: 🎵 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 …

: 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. 📺

: Our family's social distancing schedule

: From my last note, which said only “It me,” you may be wondering “What she?” …

: It me.

: Life has been extra intense from March 6 until now. I missed a dissertation fellowship application …

: 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 …

: M. asked “How old is Darth Vader?” I calculated using this timeline & told M., …

: Social distancing day 4, no preschool day 2: M is enjoying these miniature water beads from …

: My kid just showed me his Winnie the Pooh in a Santa outfit stuffy and said, “So this is …

: Whitney (@whitneyellenb) & I are going to post about the video games we play while stuck at home …

: 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 …

: 🔖 Keeping kids busy at home

: Local schools are closing, including my Montessori/co-working space, so I’m now a stay-at-home …

: No YOU want to buy every Leia item in the new Jen Bartels collection, twice, so you can keep one of …

: 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! …

: 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 …

: Reintroducing Genetrix, curating stories about creative mothers

: 🎙️ Listened to Mighty Creative, episodes: Prologue: The Podcast Is Back 101 - Prerequisite …

: 📺 Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 1, episode 23, “Skin of Evil.”

: 🧶 Finally finished crocheting these dragon scale fingerless gloves. They’re a birthday gift …

: 📺 Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 episodes 1 & 2, “Encounter at Farpoint.” …

: Y’all, my brother’s latest cartoon is hilarious. Lots of fun visual gags. Watch at least …

: 🎵 Another Dragonforce recommendation: “Symphony of the Night”. (If you think you know …

: 🎵 Decided to listen to Power Metal while working today. There’s a lot wrong with the world, …

: Want to read: Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new …

: 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 …

: 🔖 Read: Fake News and Instagram 7 Ways to Survive a Flare When You’re Chronically Ill 16 Simple …

: 🎮 Played Monument Valley 2. I loved it but it went so fast!

: 📚 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, …

: 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 …

: So my dissertation study was determined exempt from further review so I guess I have to actually, …

: Starting to create a data collection/analysis workflow... Not there yet.

: 📚 Want to read: Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD

: 📚 Want to read: Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World by Roman Krznaric Found this on …

: Pisces New Moon spread.

: 📚 Set aside for now with plans to pick back up later: Total Immersion Swim Ultra-efficient …

: 📚 Currently reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H.

: 📺 Watched Brooklyn 99: Season 6 - episode 18, “Suicide Squad” Season 7 episodes - 1, …

: 📽️ Watched Notting Hill. As cute as it was when it was released. We were all so much younger in …

: 🎥 Watched Home Again.

: 📚 Currently reading: Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier by …

: 📚 Currently reading: Swim Ultra-efficient Freestyle by Terry Laughlin 🏊🐬

: Help me identify my strengths & make plans for what’s next! This is a 4-question …

: Want to read: Going Alt-Ac by Kathryn E. Linder, Kevin Kelly, and Thomas J. Tobin 📚

: This is pretty much two weeks' worth of online reading. 🔖 Read: The Plan of Attack Burned Out …

: 📽️ Watched Spider-Man: Homecoming. Oh my goodness did I enjoy this one. Spidey has been my second …

: I have, um, really different feelings about Jean-Luc Picard on ST:TNG rewatch than I did from 1987 - …

: 📚 So, The Starless Sea. This is going to be fairly stream-of-consciousness and more about my …

: This is what going Full Kimberly looks like.

: Currently reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. 📚

: Finished reading The Starless Sea (affiliate link). So much to say about this book but too tired to …

: 📽️ Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I remember when this came out hearing friends debate …

: 📚 Read House of X #1. I’m excited about this book and the Dawn of X relaunch event. It’s …

: Currently reading: eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier 📚

: 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 …

: Every time I go to Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC, USA I’m delighted by this sign they …

: Raging because I don’t understand how OneDrive is supposed to work and thus lost more than …

: Mom dreams: this morning, I dreamed I had to save Michelangelo, who was trapped in a collapsed Roman …

: My kid paints these giant abstract paintings; I call him my little Rothko. I cut hearts out from 2 …

: I stepped outside for an unexpected emergency medical shopping expedition this morning and the moon …

: Took my favorite person to my favorite spot in Charleston yesterday, but forgot to post the picture …

: 🎮 Played Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores (again not for the first time).

: Little and big reading together.

: 🔖 Read: What We Link to When We Link to Books The art of rejection The art of mending The Origins …

: 🎮 Played Monument Valley (not for the first time). As beautiful and satisfying as ever.

: 🔖 Read: 3 Supplements I Give My Kids to Boost Their Immune Systems at Preschool and Daycare by …

: Metadata mermaid doodle. It me!

: I’m vaguely appalled at the mobile-unfriendliness of the official websites of a couple of …

: 🔖 Read Ask an Astrologer: How can I create more success and flow for in my career according to the …

: Made some Paleo-ish Chocolate frosted chocolate donuts.

: 🔖 Read How to build wealth slowly Paul Jarvis

: 📽️ Watched Doctor Strange. I don’t have strong feelings about this one. The visuals were super …

: Pieces for my first ever Kitty Pryde cosplay started arriving today!

: 🎧 Listened to Beetlejuice (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Best part - Delia: Crystals speak to …

: Me: These hanging jewelry organizer pockets are so big. I should put multiple pairs of earrings in …

: “Practice loving yourself with the same exhilaration of a new crush.” Co-star has given …

: 🔖 Read: “Welcome back blogging?" by CJ Chilvers ”The life model of blogging” by …

: 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 …

: 📺 Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episode 7, “Duel of the Droids.”

: 📚 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!

: 📺 Watched Ranma 1/2, season 1, episode 1.

: 📺 Watched Sailor Moon, Season 1, episodes 1 & 2.

: 📺 Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episodes: 1 “Ambush” 2 “Rising …

: Imbolc Tarot Spread by Lindsay Mack Cards are The Moonchild Tarot. What seeds did I plant at the …

: Want to read: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson 📚

: Switching my kid’s carseat from rear-facing to front-facing is a much bigger milestone than I …

: 🔖 Read: Are Docs Comfortable? 10 Reasons to Wear Dr. Martens Boots by RosaMorelli How to Break in a …

: 🔖 Read: How I Tricked Myself Into Reading More Books by Patrick Allan 14 Ways to Cultivate a …

: I was trying to figure out how to scrape data from YouTube for my dissertation & then I …

: Want to read: The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin 📚

: 🔖 Read: Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment by Astra Niedrea What Is Hygge? …

: Want to read: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi 📚

: Want to read: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia 📚

: Look, I’m never not going to have a crush on Wil Wheaton, okay? (This message brought to you …

: Want to read: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi 📚

: Want to read: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty 📚

: 🎵 Listened to The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists. I “picked this up,” to the extent …

: Want to read: Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel 📚

: 🎲 Played Illimat yesterday. Gorgeous and fun. I want to play it all the time now. Also, it’s …

: Okay but WHY a PhD? And what next?

: Revelation that should have been obvious to me before now: all of life is laundry & dishes & …

: 🔖 Read: A Checklist for Your Very First Altar by Amy Wall How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save …

: 🔖 Read: When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide by Asher Elbein Hopepunk, the latest …

: M just now: Here you go, Daddy, I have some secret battle plans for you from Princess Leia. Me: ⚰️💀🥀

: The scene of tonight’s New Moon tarot reading, my first with the Wayhome Tarot. I love all of …

: Co-Star pulls no punches.

: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is (90s gothic) noblebright while Angel is (pretty widely accepted as) …

: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The criticisms of this are really interesting. I definitely …

: 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 …

: I’ve re-started The Starless Sea once, decided to re-start again but didn’t, once, and …

: 🔖 Read If Your Wellness Isn’t Intersectional Then You’re Not “Well.” …

: 💻 Completed MDN’s What’s in the head? Metadata in HTML, HTML text fundamentals, and Test …

: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Getting started with HTML

: 🔖 Read: How the Web works by Mozilla Developer Network HTML by Mozilla Developer Network …

: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Publishing your website.

: 💻 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 …

: Reclaiming my Spotify recommendations

: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #130.

: Currently reading: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark 📚

: 🔖 Read: Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic? by Sarah Jeong Hide and …

: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Unlike everyone else, this is my least …

: Want to read: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs 📚

: Want to read: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs 📚

: 🔖 Read What’s wrong with sitting down in the shower? by Tom Meltzer Since I sprained my ankle …

: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s: What will your website look like? Dealing with files …

: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. This one is about exactly like I remember …

: 🍿 This is the best thread I’ve read in forever, and it’s so heartening to see somebody …

: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #129.

: 💻 Watched: Getting started with Visual Studio Code How the Internet works in 5 minutes

: 🔖 Read: The old internet by Rebecca Toh How and why to keep a commonplace book by Ryan Holiday What …

: Finished reading: How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick 📚

: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. This isn’t as bad as I remembered. …

: If I could give you a piece of advice today, it would be not to try carrying four ninja turtle …

: 💻 Completed the remaining 8 challenges in the Basic CSS portion of freecodecamp’s Responsive …

: 📚 Read X-Men: First Class Vol. 1, #s 1 - 3.

: 🔖 Read: 3 ways to make Spotify’s killer feature even smarter by Xiomara Blanco These five …

: 💻 Completed the first 36 (of 44) challenges in Basic CSS for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web …

: Finished reading: X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie 📚

: 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 …

: 🔖 Read: Blogging the PhD journey by Kay Oddone Join the #100DaysOfCode by Alexander Kallaway The …

: 💻 Completed Basic HTML and HTML5 for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web Design certification. …

: Want to read: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott 📚

: I only have to get through the next 40 minutes, then I can hand M. off to my m-i-l and lie down. …

: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography

: 📚 Read Ultimate Spider-Man #4.

: 📺 Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episode 8, “A Jewish Girl Walks into the …

: 🔖 Read: Content, bloat, privacy, archives by @petermolnar Owning my reading log by Tom MacWright A …

: Why do I blog what I blog?

: 📚 Read Ultimate Spider-Man #2, #3.

: 🔖 Read Bloggers are not reporters and Journalists: We are not you by Dave Winter via Frank …

: 💻 Watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | ‘Turtles Take Time (and Space 🌎)' by Brandon Auman

: 📚 Read: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses …

: 🔖 Read The Bassist in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is Inspired By the Revolutionary Real-Life Musician …

: 📺 Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episodes: 4 “Hands!” 5 “It’s …

: 🔖 Read Thoughts on linkblogs, bookmarks, reads, likes, favorites, follows, and related links by …

: Here’s what I look for in my Star Wars content: Fun Optimism about what a few dedicated …

: 🔖 Read An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet by Aaron Parecki

: 🔖 Read Titling it “The Problem That Has No Name” seemed a bit heavy handed by Drew …

: 🔖 Read Carbon monoxide emergency is Durham’s Katrina, McDougald Terrace residents tell city. CW: …

: 📚 Want to read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield 📚

: 📽️ Watched The Empire Strikes Back

: Updated my Now page!

: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 8: Redemption”

: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”

: Made a less-paleo, less-vegan version of beaming baker’s 2 ingredient 5 minute homemade fudge, …

: M (3 yo): grabs toy phone, gets in toy car, waits for me to answer phone Me: Hello? M: Hi, …

: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 6: The Prisoner”

: 📚 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 …

: Quick reading response - Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK!

: 📚 Finished reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 📚

: 📚 Read Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK! by Clay Morton & Gail Morton

: 📚 Want to read One Person/Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher 📚

: 📚 Want to read Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

: 📷 Leaning into the middle-aged librarian stereotype with a glasses chain, though apparently they …

: Migrating my site from WordPress to micro.blog

: Watching The Empire Strikes Back for the first time in years & I’d forgotten what a …

: Between supplements & prescriptions, I swallow 24 pills every day, take 2 tinctures, 1 …

: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger”

: Escaped “The Green Room” at Tic Toc Escapes. 🔒

: 🔖 Read 100 things that made my year (2019) Austin Kleon captures so many beautiful small moments …

: 📖 Currently reading How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick 📚

: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 4: Sanctuary”

: 📷 Soul Expansion Spread by Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing. 2020 is an Emperor year: structure and …

: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Wasn’t sure how I would like it, given the …

: 📖 Currently reading: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 📚

: 💬 Replied to None of the kids wanted toys for Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. …

: 📔 Hi there! I’m considering migrating my WordPress site to micro.blog, and am playing with the …

: 📔 I know I just took a hiatus because of comps, but now I’m taking another one for the …

: 📖 Read Frozen II (Midwest Film Journal) by Aly Caviness I was going to write a whole blog post about …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: NOW I’ve finished my dissertation proposal, and even sent it to my committee ahead of my …

: What It's Like to Live with Chronic Illness

: How did I not know that it’s not just me, but rather the entire Internet, that refers to …

: NPR’s Book Concierge is live and Tumblr’s Fandom Year-in-Review is out. It is truly the …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: This weekend was a good weekend. On Saturday, we had a harvest meal at the Montessori/co-working …

: 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 …

: Anybody got tips on automating Instagram data collection (specifically images, post text, comments) …

: 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! …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: TFW your birthing day float therapy self-care appointment gets cancelled & you spend your …

: Obligatory voting selfie!

: Today my doctor pointed out that after gestating a child for 9 months and nursing him for 33 months, …

: Threw off my anxiety just long enough to ask my doctor for anxiety meds. (Reader, she prescribed …

: On my commute this morning I was pondering further whether I’m a Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Since …

: Wizarding World app just sorted me into Slytherin, just as Pottermore did many years ago, so I guess …

: 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 & …

: I love this. My friend Alana & I used to hear some Eisley lyrics as …

: Coping when I'm not okay

: On theoretical and methodological literature reviews

: I haven’t listened, only skimmed the transcript, but @flourish & @elizabethminkel point …

: Two dissertation-related things I’ve been working on simultaneously: my final chapter of …

: 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, …

: The scholarly endeavor is an inherently creative endeavor. And I’m going to explore the …

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: The kid just told me he wants his third birthday party to have a Buffy theme, so I guess I’ve …

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: A conversation with @marijel_melo confirmed a suspicion I had that to a non-cosplayer, saying you …

: So, um, I have a not-remotely-secret cosplay alias now… Luna Wednesday ? Cosplayer …

: A chronic illness comedy! Where do I send my spec script? ❤️️ @emilyvgordon & @Sarah_Hyland

: Fell down a @tiktok_us cosplay hole thanks to @BrichibiTweets sharing this Ursula video from …

: 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 …

: I can cook all manner of foods, fashion clothing from yarn or fabric and thread, build furniture, …

: 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 …

: Jargon in Academia

: Hormones have got my brain going “Understanding cyberethnographic redefinitions of traditional …

: My kid loves to know who’s singing the music we’re listening to so this morning when he …

: Kid at library (playing at train table): It’s Utopia! It’s disaster! Librarian: But …

: Memo: Affinity Spaces

: The longer I live, the more I begin to believe that My Actual People are only a very small subset of …

: 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 …

: I just sent off the comps chapter that refused to be finished to my committee. It’s been 9 …

: According to this chart, I am chaotic neutral and @tceles_b_hsup is neutral good and I’m …

: 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 …

: I’m crowdsourcing a superhero-themed playlist for my son, heavily Marvel/Avengers-slanted …

: I’ve been using “fanfiction” instead of “fan fiction” when writing my …

: GIFs do not display in webmention backfed from Twitter via Brid.gy.

: 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 …

: 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 …

: M’s teacher: I was talking to [other teacher] about crystals and M. said, “My mama has …

: 🔖 Gee, J. (2005). Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces: From the age of mythology to today’s …

: Who will I be this year?

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: Chicken Tikka Masala Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower and Peas - Skinnytaste I've …

: Hi! I’m an IndieWeb mother. My son will be 3 in October. Nice to meet you!

: The Kimberly Hirsh Eating Plan

: ✔️ Jellies ✔️ Lace-trim leggings ✔️ Hawkins AV Club shirt ✔️ One dangly earring, one stud ✔️ High …

: It seems like the authors of Affinity Online (https://nyupress.org/9781479852758/) deliberately …

: “It will surprise you not one bit,” I said to my friends some months ago after an escape …

: Key summer goth accessories: parasol handfan cooling scarf sunglasses sunscreen scent of cloves …

: The end of this keynote gets at exactly what I was talking about in my last post. When we own our …

: 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 …

: To distract me from my current “The world is a garbage fire” emotional spiral, …

: 📚 Gee, J. P. (2004). Situated Language and Learning : A Critique of Traditional Schooling. London, …

: Me, to my colleagues: I could really use a tote bag for the flight home. Y’all think …

: 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 …

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: My writing process: Structure is central.

: Current wishlist: everything at this shop, which bills itself as “Goth Mom Central,” but …

: It’s not noon yet and I’ve had a phone meeting and talked with my insurance agent, so …

: Because I was a child when it started, I just started watching 90210 for the first time and …

: Memo: Connected Learning, Libraries, and Change

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: 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 …

: Memo: Defining Connected Learning

: I’ve been solo parenting for almost a week and we’re currently at Defcon Watching …

: 📚 Ito, M., Martin, C., Pfister, R. C., Rafalow, M. H., Salen, K., & Wortman, A. (2019). Affinity …

: Bender, S., & Peppler, K. (2019). Connected learning ecologies as an emerging opportunity …

: Martin, Crystle A. “Information Literacy in Interest-Driven Learning Communities: Navigating the Sea …

: Itō, M., Baumer, S., Bittanti, M., Boyd, D., Cody, R., Stephenson, B. H., … Tripp, L. (2009). …

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: If you want to check out the video or notes for my keynote presentation at today’s …

: My favorite website since isbelalugosidead.com. (Which is now lapsed? @willrad I might have to buy …

: Larson, K., Ito, M., Brown, E., Hawkins, M., Pinkard, N., & Sebring, P. (2013). Safe Space and …

: Ito, M., & Martin, C. (Fall 2013). Connected Learning and the Future of Libraries. Young Adult …

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: I’m giving the keynote at IndieWebCamp New Haven on March 30. You can attend remotely! In …

: I can’t wait to see what I come up with, either! I’ve been trying to track down other …

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: 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 …

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: Having a paper accepted with revisions on the first submission is reason to celebrate, yeah? …

: Me, writing my comps about cosplay: I’m almost out of space and I haven’t even mentioned …

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: 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 …

: Miserable human beings who you wouldn’t want to spend a second with in real life are capable of …

: Making a note to myself to come back to this Austin Kleon blog post and write about it in …

: I’ve fallen down an internet rabbit hole! My current work = reading about cosplay. Cosplay is …

: Why Do I Have to Choose Between Being a Writer and Being a Mother? We need narratives about women …

: Book Review: Pop Classics Buffy the Vampire Slayer 📚

: I could learn to repair drywall and fix sinking bathroom tile but for now I’m just going to …

: Just submitted my first draft of my first chapter of my comps lit review to my committee for …

: 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 …

: On Millennial burnout

: I found this Man Repeller post via the Holisticism newsletter. (One of my favorite reads every …

: Submitted a solo-authored manuscript today, so in true millennial fashion, I feel like I deserve …

: 2019 Word of the Year: PHASE

: I’m lucky: they gave me a canonical #spidersona, trying to figure out how to make a better …

: Have now escaped 100% of @bullcityescape's rooms. And we'll be back when they make new ones!

: I’m here for improv in libraries AND I recommend checking out FairPlayMN’s documents on …

: Writing music and reading music are different music. My writing music is video game or film scores. …

: I need to be reading & writing about information literacy as a sociocultural/sociotechnical …

: Today I listened to Lindsay Mack’s amazing first episode of the new version of her podcast, in …

: What Kimberly Wrote, 12/12/2018

: Toward a personal brand

: Friends with Secrets Three friends with different backgrounds participated in online text therapy …

: Me, to W— this morning: I don’t know if you can cast every musical with the characters …

: Dissertating in the Open: Putting Together a Committee WITH TEMPLATES!

: I had a great first meeting with my doctoral committee today and am in that rare antsy …

: 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 …

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: How Netflix?s She-Ra found a specific sound for its kick-ass princess The reboot?s soundtrack was …

: Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives : zen habits zenhabits.net …

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: #100DaysOfCode 2/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Applied Accessibility, Responsive Web Design …

: Dissertating in the Open: Identifying a Research Question & Writing a Prospectus

: #100DaysOfCode 1/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Basic HTML & HTML5, Basic CSS, & Applied Visual …

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: 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. …

: 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 …

: Hi there. I’m just over here working on my comps (makerspaces, gaming, fandom, theory, …

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: My brother made this awesome animated short. It’s probably my favorite of all his work. You …

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: This image by The Latest Kate is my ideal self.

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: Little known facts about The Incredible Hulk, according to my almost-two-year-old: He plays soccer. …

: You know you’re from Durham when your toddler distinguishes food trucks from all other trucks. …

: Fundamental parenting truth: the night before you plan to commit to eating healthier is the night …

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: 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 …

: Dear LIS researchers of the early oughts, Second Life is not a game. Please stop clogging up my …

: All you really need to know about me to understand me is that my high school years were bookended by …

: Disappearing from most of the Interwebs until after Labor Day. See y’all later! (Deleting …

: Submitted a paper to a conference before I’d run the study. One reviewer suggested the study …

: I constantly have to remind myself that of the 6 semesters of my doctoral program, only 1 happened …

: 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 …

: 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... cupcake-goth.dreamwidth.org/tag/avon+satan…

: 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 sme… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

: 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 revie…

: 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. twitter.com/jennievander/s…

: @allisunrae I'm definitely still working on the critique part. But honestly, if you simultaneously synthesize inste… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

: 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 their…

: 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? He…

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: 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 “what is my one true calling in life?”, ask “what are the many things I would like …

: 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.

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: What Kimberly Wrote, May 20, 2018

: 📺 She-Ra and Girl Culture

: What Kimberly Wrote, May 17, 2018

: What Kimberly Wrote, August 2015 - May 16, 2018

: From Wil Wheaton:

: 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

: 🔖🎭🎵 Hear Aaron Tveit’s ‘Come What May’ 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 …

: The 57 Bus

: Healing PCOS

: Rupert Giles, Actual School Librarian

: Epawnine and Clawsette

: The Joy and Sorrow of Rereading Holt’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 …

: 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 Influencers’ Instagrams — Along With Their Profits

: This PSA About Fake News From Barack Obama Is Not What It Appears

: 🎧 Listened to Janelle James Discovers She’s a Comedian and Not a Gardener. It feels ironic that the …

: 🔖 Songs By Librarians For Librarians: NYPL Sings I love this! I have long dreamed of being a …

: 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 Freeform’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” …

: Finally giving The Future of Library Services for and with Teens the close read it deserves & …

: 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 …

: 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!”

: 🔖🎮 Read Hitting the Restart Button: Mass Effect Andromeda (The Learned Fangirl) by Kristin.

: 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. http://thingsofbronze.com #buffyslays20

: #Repost @bymariandrew (@get_repost) … Caption from me, Kimberly: I have polycystic ovary …

: New glasses.

: ME: OMG this book is great, why haven’t more people cited it? checks publication date sees …

: 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 …

: Be Your Own Toddler, Part Two

: TFW you’re sitting in the waiting room at the optometrist reading about podcasting but wish …

: 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 rosé! #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 …

: What I got W for Valentine's Day. Really leaning into our Giles/Jenny Calendar dynamic. [gallery …

: 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 …

: It feels like providence that this ran across my Instagram feed the morning after I decided to lean …

: Today's #lettermo release: the first of my Buffy stationery goes out into the world with an Evil …

: 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 …

: Today's #lettermo is an Emm Roy postcard, but I forgot to take a picture before dropping it in the …

: I have been keeping up with #lettermo, even though I haven't been documenting it. This is the first …

: Flat surface space is at a premium with a toddler running around, but I turned my dresser top into …

: Fairy lights under the snow last night. This image is rife with symbolism, right down to the …

: #bestiethoughts

: Today’s #dailytarot draw: Judgment. Card from the Tarot of Pagan Cats. Text from #wtfistarot …

: Gearing up for #lettermo / #incowrimo.

: My toddler napped in the car outside the Montessori/co-working space for an hour and a half; …

: It says something about how I engage with culture that two days after a new show’s release I …

: New 'Queer Eye' Is A Reboot, Not A Retread

: On-brand: wearing a black babydoll dress & black leggings with lace trim, dancing to Bauhaus …

: 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 …

: My 2018 Reading Challenge

: I really like the idea “Begin as you mean to continue.” Today I lazed about in bed with …

: Work in progress: TMNT, pattern by @weelittlestitches. Created a whole account just for stitching at …

: We’re at the beach until NYE. The first thing I did after our unbelievably peaceful three hour …

: Now that it’s been gifted, I can share my latest #xstitch. Text designed by @hirralee. Skyline …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: Just finished stitching The Princess Bride by @weelittlestitches while listening to the Pop Culture …

: 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 …

: Brainstorming @thehpalliance ideas thanks to an assist from the UNC SILS Coalition of Youth …

: 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 …

: “In the Fool, we say yes to the universe; in the Magician, the universe says yes back to …

: Self-care: reading #wtfistarot at the chiropractor during my therapy. I have been looking for …

: 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.

: 5 WAYS TO DISRUPT THE WELLNESS INDUSTRY

: No really though

: Probably I should give myself credit for every. single. thing. I do in addition to raising a …

: Just watched the #BroadwayOnPBS Great Performances She Loves Me with Jane Krakowski & Zachary …

: 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 …

: 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 …

: 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.

: Let’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

: Don’t run away from it.

: More on generosity in improv

: Improv and generosity

: Beginner’s Mind and Advancing in Improv

: A Love Letter to Fandom

: Booking Through Thursday: Graduation | lectitans

: What I’ve learned after 3 weeks on an elimination diet

: Tips for Spoonies on an Elimination Diet

: Mass Effect 3!

: At improv practice...

: Renaissance Spoonie

: Health lessons learned the past two weeks

: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

: Mass Effect!

: The Remarkable Difference Adequate Treatment Makes

: Unicorns are for grown-ups.

: The Cure for Overwhelm: Plan a New Project (#mightyugly2015)

: Booking through Thursday: Shakespeare

: Stuff I Learned: June & July, 2014

: An open letter to Joss Whedon

: What I Learned from Improv: 101, Week 2

: What I Learned from Improv: 101, Week 1

: What I Learned from Sketch Comedy

: Thinking Out Loud: Affinity Phases

: Stop Worrying and Start Showing Up

: Review: Pull Down the Night

: The Quantified Self and Student Learning

: Missed Collaboration Opportunities: Health/PE

: Summer Reading: All the Mermaid Books!

: Poetry Friday: Swim Your Own Race

: Poetry Friday: The Naming of Cats

: Common Core Text Exemplars

: Inviting ourselves to the table: The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative

: Review: The Suburban Strange

: Nonfiction Monday Review Roundup: Written in Bone

: Making Time

: Summer Enrichment: #TeachersWrite and #levelupbc

: Book Review: Social Media for Social Good

: The Virtual School Librarian: Providing Library Services for Distance Learners

: Using Developmental Characteristics to Build and Defend Your Collection

: Merging blogs

: Summer Blog Blast Tour Recap

: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Vera Brosgol

: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 2

: Summer Blog Blast Tour 2011, Day 1

: Twitter and PLNs

: PLN: Looking Forward and Back

: Building and Engaging with my Personal Learning Network (PLN)

: Master's Paper Published Online

: Guest Post: Tim Lebbon

: The Secret Journeys of Jack London Blog Tour Kickoff

: The Secret Journeys of Jack London Blog Tour

: Publication: Resolving the Quiet Crisis

: New Resource: Unit Plan

: New Resource: Monthly Report

: Two Video Resources: Screencast and Book Trailer

: Two More Stories

: Hello and welcome!

: Books read in 2010

: Homeschool Giveaway: Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis

: Alt History/Steampunk Cover Design Contest

: Non-fiction Monday Book Review: Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts

: New Resource: Storytelling

: New Resource: Banned Books Week Display

: Book Review: Tales of the Cryptids

: Book Review: Stan Lee

: New Resource: Kerry Madden Author Exhibit

: Book Review: Black Cat

: Book Review: Going North

: Backwards design, inquiry learning, and Pokemon: Scenario

: My First ALA Annual

: Backwards design, inquiry learning, and Pokemon: Introduction

: The Generosity of the Internet: Smoothies, Streamys Nominees, Felicia Day, Leo Babauta & Tim Gipson

: Maureen's manifesto and my consumption

: 48hbc postponed until Wednesday-Thursday?

: My 48 hours postponed, probably.

: Booking Through Thursday: Short Stories vs. Novels

: 48 Hour Book Challenge: It's almost time!

: 📚 Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 3

: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 2

: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 1

: Happy National Library Week! Also, Happy School Library Month!

: Resource Review: GameFAQs

: Pokemon for the 21st-Century Learner

: An actual announced hiatus, kind of.

: Comment Challenge 2010 Check In