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2023-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather." Took me a little while to get into the format of โ€ฆ

2023-02-03: Today’s adventure: NEMO Science Museum. Very cool, but I’m spoiled by having an awesome โ€ฆ

2023-02-02: Finished reading: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ๐Ÿ“š I’m extremely late to this one. It’s โ€ฆ

2023-02-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read Interview with Kelly J. Baker: โ€œI canโ€™t push through when Iโ€™m stuck.โ€ “My writing โ€ฆ

2023-02-01: Another Dutch meal: stamppot boerenkool. This is smoked sausage with sauce on a bed of potatoes โ€ฆ

2023-02-01: I made a menu of Dutch foods for us to try. They’re sort of home food staples, not anything โ€ฆ

2023-02-01: I’m so excited to hang out with my friends for new stories.

2023-01-31: ๐Ÿ”– Read WEโ€™VE LOST THE PLOT by Megan Garber (The Atlantic). “Our constant need for โ€ฆ

2023-01-31: Finished reading: Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I love it so much. I left the hardcover at home but โ€ฆ

2023-01-30: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽฎ Read Television Is Better Without Video Games and Video Games Are Better Without Gameplay (Ian โ€ฆ

2023-01-30: My kid made a Kirby and the Forgotten Land fanzine, I am dead from cute.

2023-01-29: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป When I watch TNG or Picard, Data is Data, but anyone else Brent Spiner plays is Brent Spiner โ€ฆ

2023-01-27: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Ares. Brilliant dark academia horror with all the hallmarks: secret society, dangerously โ€ฆ

2023-01-27: Quiet Time in Aalsmeer Our second week in the Netherlands has been quiet so far. Exactly a week after we got here, I came โ€ฆ

2023-01-26: Duolingo really emphasizes the importance of learning the Dutch word “krant,” which โ€ฆ

2023-01-25: The video of the Pop Culture Dialogue I was part of on inherited fandoms is now on YouTube.

2023-01-24: In just a bit I’ll be contributing to the live-streamed Pop Culture Dialogue on Inherited โ€ฆ

2023-01-23: I love your newsletter, whoever you are, but I’ve put it on web-only. Trying to get quiet in โ€ฆ

2023-01-23: Well I guess the jet lag is over because instead of getting a brilliant solid stretch of sleep that โ€ฆ

2023-01-21: We took a walk through the village down to the Westeindeplassen (a lake) today. Here are some photos โ€ฆ

2023-01-21: The other day W pointed out that the way we communicate in memes is basically the same as Tamarians โ€ฆ

2023-01-19: Our first 60 hours in Europe In case you missed it: my husband, W, received a Fulbright award to study European & โ€ฆ

2023-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read The online free speech debate is raging in fan fiction, too by Elizabeth Minkel.

2023-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Fannish Potlatch: Creation of Status Within the Fan Community by Rachael Sabotini (Fanfic โ€ฆ

2023-01-19: Me in the Netherlands on Day 3: UGH I can’t believe I haven’t been to ALL THE MUSEUMS, โ€ฆ

2023-01-19: ๐ŸŽฎ Played the Dragon Quest Treasures demo. Cute with some fun mechanics and a cool world but not so โ€ฆ

2023-01-18: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ Read Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns to Fighting Form: โ€œIโ€™ve Earned the Right to Stand Where I โ€ฆ

2023-01-18: Woont u in Nederland? Ik ben in Aalsmeer. Wil u afspreken? Ik spreek een beetje Nederlands, maar ik โ€ฆ

2023-01-18: Me: wants to message all my friends and family My friends and family: are sleeping, I hope, as โ€ฆ

2023-01-17: Well, a cat walked us home from the bus stop so I guess we and everyone we know are moving to โ€ฆ

2023-01-14: ๐Ÿ“บ Finished watching Wednesday. Glad I stuck with it. I appreciate Wednesday refusing to be in the โ€ฆ

2023-01-14: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ Tyler: Come on, don’t you like a day that’s all about you? Wednesday: Every day is โ€ฆ

2023-01-13: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ “It’s not my fault I can’t interpret your emotional morse code.” ๐Ÿ–ค โ€ฆ

2023-01-12: ๐Ÿ”– Back on my dark academia bullshit thanks to WEDNESDAY (the show is DA, the character is goth) and โ€ฆ

2023-01-12: Real struggle to focus today which is probably a combo of getting to bed late because I wanted to โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: Pro-tip: asking questions about why you’re doing the research in the way you’re doing it โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: ๐Ÿ“บ Watching WEDNESDAY and every time Christina Ricci says, “Wednesday,” I’m all, โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: How I Begin In Austin Kleonโ€™s paid newsletter post today, he asked his readers, to share how we begin. I opened โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: Tarot: My Year Ahead I’m taking Lindsay Mack’s tarot class called The Threshold. Here’s my reading for โ€ฆ

2023-01-09: Make a note: 2023 is the year of unsubscribing.

2023-01-09: Hey librarians! Where do you get information to help you do your job?

2023-01-09: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Be open to the possibility that you are bigger, more magical, more powerful than you dare โ€ฆ

2023-01-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Wednesday Addams Birthed a Generation of Cynics by Emily Alford (Longreads). This is my โ€ฆ

2023-01-07: It seems extra cruel that while my mom can’t actually carry herself around on her legs, she โ€ฆ

2023-01-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read All in Good Fun: How Fanfiction Reignited My Passion for Writing by Briana Lawrence, linked โ€ฆ

2023-01-06: Hello. LIS scholars, scholars of #LIS for those of you on hashtaggy places: are you familiar with โ€ฆ

2023-01-06: Hey Internet. What’s fun with a kid in Amsterdam? Besides De Poezenboot, obviously. ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›

2023-01-04: Me: gets Steam Deck for Christmas Me: proceeds to add tons of 90s PC adventure games to my Steam โ€ฆ

2023-01-04: ๐ŸŽฎ Started playing The Secret of Monkey Island on the Steam Deck. Correcting a gap in my point & โ€ฆ

2023-01-03: Loved my first day hike, hiked in spite of the sense of impending bursitis. Two days later, bursitis โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Q: Was there ever a series of books you were skeptical about, but ended up liking very much? A: I โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Q: who was your crush in middle school lmao A: Had a different one each year. Not naming names but โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Q: the longest time you’ve ever gone without showering? A: Don’t know but far too long, โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Dense fog advisory today until 10 AM. Big woodland goth vibes.

2023-01-02: Finished reading: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Poirot’s first case. A โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Begin As You Mean to Go On, courtesy of Leigh Bardugo: Read for pleasure: Read The Mysterious โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Q: What’s one thing that typical town libraries should change to increase community โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Q: What are your plans this weekend? A: Nothing big - maybe going to the Farmer’s Market & โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Anon message: You’re still one of the first people I think of fondly when I’m โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Next anon q: Do you remember your Bronzer days with joy? Or with time (and events) does it feel like โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Next anonymous question: Favourite fandom/ship for fanfic? My answer: Oh my goodness this is way โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Next anonymous message: You are the best! My reply: Thanks! Backatcha!

2023-01-01: Fourth anonymous question: Favorite place you’ve ever visited? My answer: The Library of โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Third anonymous question: If you could choose any career would it be what you’re doing right โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Second anonymous question: Who’s the last person you texted? My answer: My sister

2023-01-01: First anonymous question: Hottest sport? My answer: I don’t really sport and I’m super โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Saw answering anonymous questions and thought it might be fun to do this โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Did the PBS Kids NYE countdown so… Here’s to some good stuff happening in 2023.

2022-12-31: A Dispatch from the Threshold of 2023 ๐Ÿšช๐ŸŽ‡ I don’t know if I’ll get to do all the year-end/new year transition things I’d โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: On this day last year, I wrote: “…my word of the year for 2022 is MEND. My goal is to โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: PS If you’re wondering why I’m still awake at 4 it’s because my mom keeps having โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: My Child Woke Me Up at 1:30 and I’m Still Awake at 4: The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2022-12-31: My Reading Year 2022, Part Deux I’m calling it for the year. I’m not going to try to squeeze one more in before the end โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Hooky by Mรญriam Bonastre Tur ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically gets added to my โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Career Change: Stop hating your job, discover what you really want to do with your โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic: Transform Your Creative Life and Career by Katie Rose โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery - Aftermath by Kirsten Beyer ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Rose (New Poets of America) by Li-Young Lee ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Hilda and the Troll: Hilda Book 1 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Hilda and the Midnight Giant: Hilda Book 2 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Hilda and the Black Hound: Hilda Book 4 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Hilda and the Stone Forest: Hilda Book 5 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Hilda and the Mountain King by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Finished reading: Death on the Nile [Movie Tie-In 2022] by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Another fun one. Poirot โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Currently reading: Death on the Nile [Movie Tie-In 2022] by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Another pre-movie โ€ฆ

2022-12-29: Cat help me, I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole that is Benoit Blanc/Phillip fluff and I’m โ€ฆ

2022-12-28: Part of me wants to take all my favorite character tropes and rewrite them as mom. Mom detective. โ€ฆ

2022-12-28: Finished reading: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Wow, that went fast. Super fun.

2022-12-28: Currently reading: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Reading in advance of watching โ€ฆ

2022-12-27: Finished reading: Season of Love by Helena Greer ๐Ÿ“š I love it so much. Sweet, hot but closed doors, I โ€ฆ

2022-12-25: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read …and a partridge in a pear tree (19913 words) by strangehunger. This is a beautiful โ€ฆ

2022-12-24: Currently reading: Season of Love by Helena Greer ๐Ÿ“š I’ve read 141 pages in this book since I โ€ฆ

2022-12-23: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Glass Onion. Had fun. Still adore Benoit Blanc.

2022-12-23: ๐Ÿ“š I’m sure there are a lot of things I’ll want to tell you about Season of Love but the โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: I feel like my new glasses give me a nebbishy vibe and I kind of love it. Who’s ready to cast โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: Finally picked this beauty up from the library. I had it from NetGalley but didn’t get it read โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: I drew the Ace of Swords as my anchor card for winter. I made it my phone background to help me โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Finding the Secret Door Into Your Novel. When a novel is wick, it has a life about it. (Have โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: Said I was gonna disconnect cross-posting from Twitter, forgot to actually do it, gonna leave it on โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: Finished reading: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko ๐Ÿ“š Finished this in 2 or 3 days. I was drawn to it โ€ฆ

2022-12-21: Happy solstice!

2022-12-21: Kelly J. Baker’s latest newsletter is about a year of not writing & what that means when โ€ฆ

2022-12-21: New glasses! Who knew I had a face under those cateyes?

2022-12-19: Currently reading: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko ๐Ÿ“š

2022-12-18: Disconnecting cross-posting to Twitter after this post. Find my follow page at if โ€ฆ

2022-12-18: Finished reading: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I loved it so much. I know Leigh Bardugo is done โ€ฆ

2022-12-18: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “None of this had been fated; none of it foretold… They were just the people who โ€ฆ

2022-12-18: Woodland Goth: The Goblins of Labyrinth by Brian Froud ๐Ÿ“š Yep, I created a whole Woodland Goth โ€ฆ

2022-12-17: Moderating my own smartphone use (but still not belonging in the Luddite club) I thought, given my heavy criticism of the potential perspective that we should all join the Luddite โ€ฆ

2022-12-17: Maybe we don't all need to join the Luddite club. I have some thoughts about the Luddite club. First, I don’t have a problem with people โ€ฆ

2022-12-17: Me, misquoting Lord of the Rings: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring โ€ฆ

2022-12-16: I use a smartphone AND I read novels.

2022-12-16: Revised 5 TV shows to introduce me, now in chronological order of release! ๐Ÿ“บ Star Trek: The Next โ€ฆ

2022-12-16: Replacing Firefly in my 5 shows to introduce me and subbing in CXG.

2022-12-15: 'Wednesday' is full of "Whoa." ๐Ÿ“บ I just finished the first episode of Wednesday. I have so many thoughts and feelings. First, โ€ฆ

2022-12-15: Introduce yourself with 5 TV shows ๐Ÿ“บ: Buffy the Vampire Slayer ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ Firefly ๐ŸŒŒ Star Trek: The Next โ€ฆ

2022-12-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Wednesday Forgets Why We Fell in Love With the Addams Family. “The Addams Family โ€ฆ

2022-12-15: Apparently tonight is a waking-after-every-sleep-cycle night. Not my favorite.

2022-12-14: I want my hair to look like Emily Axford’s hair.

2022-12-14: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Santa Games (Hulu). Super cute. A sweet story about family & the power of second โ€ฆ

2022-12-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read A year of new avenues Robin Sloan โ€ฆ

2022-12-14: On being an escribitionist In November, when I realized there was no way I was going to be able to get 50,000 words of writing โ€ฆ

2022-12-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Is a Strike? Reflections from the Virtual Front Lines of the UC Academic Worker Strike โ€ฆ

2022-12-13: Currently reading: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š Kind of resent that I have to do anything โ€ฆ

2022-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Attention, trust and GPT3 “If your work isnโ€™t more useful or insightful or urgent than โ€ฆ

2022-12-13: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I am most interested in confessional writing when it allows us to move into the personal โ€ฆ

2022-12-13: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I had been so well socialized by graduate school that I was torn between which writing โ€ฆ

2022-12-12: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’€ Read If You Want to Give Something Back to Nature, Give Your Body by Caitlin Doughty (New York โ€ฆ

2022-12-12: Lately I often find myself feeling alert but unable to focus. This is a new vibe for me. If โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: Finished reading: 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl ๐Ÿ“š Read this because โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: “Perhaps having children makes one increasingly distrust the symbolic world. Because suddenly โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: This week’s Craft Talk from Jami Attenberg is another great one: “Donโ€™t ever talk โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: Y’all ever think about how the worst moments in your life personally align with some of the โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read Creativity as Spiritual Practice by Rabbi Adina Allen (My Jewish Learning). “Each of โ€ฆ

2022-12-10: ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿงต๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ This is a reminder that I write Genetrix, a very occasional newsletter curating stories of โ€ฆ

2022-12-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“ Read TV Recaps Taught Me How to Write Criticism by Joelle Kidd. I love Kidd’s discussion โ€ฆ

2022-12-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Wednesday Addams Is the Ultimate Outcast by Miyako Pleines (Catapult). ๐Ÿ–ค

2022-12-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read Haunted by the Ghost of 2019, Helena Fitzgerald “A return to 2019 is an attempt to โ€ฆ

2022-12-08: Want to read: Screaming on the Inside by Jessica Grose ๐Ÿ“š

2022-12-08: My personal Pokรฉmon avatar was behind today’s advent calendar door.

2022-12-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read How’d That Thing Go? by Kate McKean. “I donโ€™t want a schedule, I want a sandbox. โ€ฆ

2022-12-08: How to feel like myself My kid’s best friend’s mom got a new job and isn’t starting it until January, but โ€ฆ

2022-12-08: Just listened to a super stressful strike townhall and I’m tempted to watch tonight’s โ€ฆ

2022-12-07: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Falling for Christmas. I’ve been an unironic Lindsay Lohan fan since I saw โ€ฆ

2022-12-06: Q asks Baby Q Amanda Rogers if she’s ever caused the spontaneous combustion of someone she โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: Trying to figure out if I can make a crow cane head work on my adjustable cane so I can walk the โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: ๐ŸŽฎ Apparently my Dragon Age: Origins character isn’t in leather armor that looks like โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: ๐ŸŽฎ I’m more than 10 yrs behind & have already played Inquisition but some quick thoughts โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: Getting blood work done, it’s been 20 minutes since my appointment time and I still โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: My whole family and I are moving to Tom Bombadil’s house. He and Goldberry are such gracious โ€ฆ

2022-12-03: Y’all don’t even know how transformed this fireplace is from just a couple months ago. W โ€ฆ

2022-12-03: The head teacher at my kid’s school for next year sent an email saying that the only school โ€ฆ

2022-12-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Playing โ€˜Tunicโ€™ Reminds Me How to Approach Sickness and Recovery by Martin Cahill โ€ฆ

2022-12-02: I have done all the things in Stardew Valley 1.4 and it took me ~245 hrs. That’s ~245 hrs when โ€ฆ

2022-12-02: My Reading Year, 2022 ๐Ÿ“š Everybody is doing their year-end stuff, so I thought I’d do mine. I read 46 books this year โ€ฆ

2022-12-01: True facts about my time on the early web: In many chats (like, html + server side scripting with โ€ฆ

2022-12-01: Wonderful things ๐Ÿฅณ: My kid fell asleep before 9:30 for the first time this week. ๐Ÿ˜ด I โค๏ธ Tom โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: Some notes on my Spotify Wrapped: Joe Hisaishi is the composer for My Neighbor Totoro, which is โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: Friends! Are you on Mastodon? Are you seeing this on Mastodon? I’m about to stop using โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: My son sings “Step by Step” at school sometimes. I always thought it sounded like a โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: Hey friendos, I activated ActivityPub & can follow Mastodon peeps via M.b but how do โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: I’m like a toddler over here with big feelings, might cry from relief because my parents got โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: ๐Ÿ”– Read ‘Y’all,โ€™ that most Southern of Southernisms, is going mainstream โ€“ and itโ€™s about โ€ฆ

2022-11-29: Today has not been my favorite day, for reasons I may choose to detail more extensively in the โ€ฆ

2022-11-29: ๐ŸŽฎ If you told me in 2015 that I would be really psyched about getting farming sims by 2022, I would โ€ฆ

2022-11-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read 1 in 4 hiring managers say they are less likely to move forward with Jewish applicants โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป I’ve been falling asleep to the TNG episode “Relics,” and every time Captain โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Taking on the Feminine Labor of Creating Holiday Magic by Sarah Hunter Simanson (Catapult). โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read PSA: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet by Jamie Zawinski. (h/t @manton) At the โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: Finished reading: The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I love that Leigh Bardugo wrote this and โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “I don’t remember my own story… I remember only how I fell into books, never โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: Thanksgiving 1: Plain black leggings, gray sweater. Thanksgiving 2: Floral dress. Thanksgiving 3: โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: Today: Thanksgiving #3, Booster #2. Tomorrow: Rest, D&D.

2022-11-24: Locking myself in the bathroom at my parents' house to get a break from overstimulation, happy โ€ฆ

2022-11-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŒฒ Read On Mother Trees: What Old-Growth Trees Taught Me About Parenting by Kaitlyn Teer (Catapult). โ€ฆ

2022-11-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ Read The Mom in โ€˜Home Aloneโ€™ Is a Messy and Magnificent Model of Motherhood. It’s easy to โ€ฆ

2022-11-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“โ™ฟ Read As a Disabled Writer, I Am a Rich Innovator by [Sarah Fawn โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: Currently attending Dr. Anuja Cabraal’s session on emoji coding. The analysis process and how โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: The lyrics from Disney's Disenchanted that make me sob. ๐ŸŽต Spoilers for lyrics from Disenchanted follow. Without context they only mean a little but if โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: Today is a day of widespread pain and miserable stomach cramps. Thanks a lot, chronic illness โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read What is Jewish Spirituality? Mystics have their experiences, but what matters is what they โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Eight Genders in the Talmud. Super interesting discussion of how halakhah handles things โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: ๐Ÿฟ I’m about 30 minutes into Disney’s Disenchanted and while it definitely doesn’t โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Eve’s Christmas. This & Back to Christmas have similar premises. If I woke up to โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: Me: Ugh. Why am I so irritable? looks at Euki app calendar Me: Oh.

2022-11-21: Because I’m Extremely Online, I joined Hive with the username kimberlyhirsh. Because I’m โ€ฆ

2022-11-21: Finished reading: Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ๐Ÿ“š I loved it so much. And I’m still pretty โ€ฆ

2022-11-20: Okay, I have enough people still hanging out on Twitter to stick around, reactivated syndication. โ€ฆ

2022-11-20: Turning off Twitter syndication from my blog. Still syndicating to Tumblr (@kimberlyhirsh) & โ€ฆ

2022-11-19: I have spent the past 3 hours online shopping for Christmas presents. I have bought ONE gift. But โ€ฆ

2022-11-19: It really makes me happy to introduce to you Maddie Priebe’s Rainbow Connection Tarot (major โ€ฆ

2022-11-18: You are a creature of flesh. You have all the same bodily needs any wild mammal does.

2022-11-18: My first tweet, from December 2, 2008, is super on-brand for me: “QUESTION: What term(s) do โ€ฆ

2022-11-18: Today’s @750words playlist: Music for Writing in a Haunted Mansion curated by Sarah Chavez. ๐ŸŽต

2022-11-18: The Muppets is (are? I’m sticking with is) my oldest fandom and I cycle away from them but I โ€ฆ

2022-11-18: I have a newsletter! It emails you all my posts for the week on Fridays!

2022-11-18: Big last day of the WB Bronze nostalgia with all the farewell tweets tonight.

2022-11-18: Guess I better start cross-posting to Instagram more!

2022-11-18: A helicopter was just flying low and loud too close to my house and I’m very glad it seems to โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: I just backed A Book About the Magic of Foraging Pigments & Making Art on Kickstarter.

2022-11-17: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “We give the people we mother our bodies, and what they will recall is our presence and โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “I don’t believe care work has to wreck us. This labor can be shared, social, โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Those who mother are the sanitation workers of bodiesโ€” handling the refuse, the filth and โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: Want to read: Waterlog: A Swimmers Journey Through Britain by Roger Deakin ๐Ÿ“š Thanks for the rec, โ€ฆ

2022-11-16: So worn out and it’s almost time to start the second shift of my day job (parenting).

2022-11-16: Decided to do morning pages over at 750words. It’s not longhand, but it also doesn’t โ€ฆ

2022-11-16: A letter to my past self circa 1997 Dear Kimberly, I’m just going to jump right in. Remember E’s cute boyfriend and how you โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read As a Queer Author, I Thought I Had to Come Out Before My Books Did. Excellent piece about โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: What feels like your people? I have a lot of friends, but the circle of friends I think of as my people is much smaller. If I โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: ๐Ÿ”– How to Write a Novel (Or Anything, Really) with ADHD Lots of helpful ideas for people who, like โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Instagram Makes Parents Feel More Clueless Than We Really Are by Elisabeth Sherman โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: Thanks to Ransom on Lower Decks, I now notice every time Riker has his foot up on furniture on TNG. โ€ฆ

2022-11-14: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ On MythicQuest… Ian: Poppy, lines are so Web1. You don’t wanna be in Web1, do you? โ€ฆ

2022-11-13: It’s Sunday morning and I am back to being overwhelmed by meal planning, how’s your day? โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: Maybe not 50K words of literally anything... It turns out giving yourself credit for everything you write is actually really challenging because โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Proximity to power, however real that feels, is a simpler choice than solidarity. True โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The perspective mothers bring to their jobsโ€”whether it’s law making, coalition โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “We are entrusting that which we say is most preciousโ€”our children, our futureโ€” to other โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Childcare professionals, many of them mothers, are three times as likely to live in โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: The number of people grieving the loss of Kevin Conroy in my various timelines has confirmed that โ€ฆ

2022-11-11: Hello I require a meme where Lore is impersonating Data on Twitter, they’re both verified, โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: Over at Mastodon, I have a lot of new infosec/cybersecurity followers. I assume y’all followed โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: Moved Mastodon instances from to because the prior kept timing out. โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Weekends aren’t time off for parents; they are two long days of caregiving.” โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Early on in quarantine, I found myself thinking, ‘What is the most valuable thing I โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: Just moved a publication on my CV from “In Progress” to “In Press.” An RA โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read How to Finish. Should I force myself to Make New Work or should I let the blank pages stay โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read This Machine Will Make You Write More: A Product Recommendation with a Twist. I covet the โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read “You Make the Space, You Fight for the Space” “…every draft after โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: NaNoWriMo pivot: Back to 50,000 words of literally anything at all Hello friends! It’s been slow-going working on my TNG fanfic. Early in October, I toyed with โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: Logging out of socials until at least Wednesday. See if you want to get in โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read The Art of Reading While Feeding (with a Newborn). I love articles about how other people โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸณMarinated Beans with Crunchy Veggies from I Dream of Dinner (So You Don't Have To) Cooking is really hard with chronic illness, because both pain and fatigue reduce your options for โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Writing Advice Isnโ€™t Made for Bodies In Pain. Too many things I want to quote here, so if โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: “if youโ€™re looking for a sign from the universe that itโ€™s okay to stop trying to force your โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: Over and over again I search for this comic by Sylvie Reuter that is the best depiction I’ve โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read โ€˜Bad Sistersโ€™ Captures the Intensity of Having and Being a Sister Ooh. When I’m ready โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read Emma Thompsonโ€™s Third Act. I’ve always loved Emma Thompson, envisioned her as a kindred โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Back to Christmas. Jennifer Elise Cox steals the show. I was hoping Michael Muhney โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Snowbound for Christmas (on Amazon Prime). Based on the book Snowbound with the CEO. A lot โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: Seeing Scott Thompson as the French (Canadian?) hotel front of house manager in Snowbound for โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: Finished reading: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey ๐Ÿ“š Sweet, short. Stacey wastes no time in โ€ฆ

2022-11-05: ๐Ÿ“š Went to the library to pick up my hold on I Dream of Dinner (so You Don’t Have To): โ€ฆ

2022-11-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read #AcademicTwitter Will Endureโ€”for Now. If you’re at an institution that provides hosted โ€ฆ

2022-11-04: As I eagerly await Linda Holmes’s inevitable holiday TV movie round up, I have used her โ€ฆ

2022-11-02: Big Luisa Energy today and I don’t like it. Give it to your sister, it doesn’t hurt, โ€ฆ

2022-11-02: I will remember 2022 as the year I wanted to do everything, actually did some things, and felt like โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: Now that I’m trained in human subjects research I find myself siding with the Board of โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: Still in the prep stages for this month’s writing projects. I created a reversible notebook to โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: The world is full of writing challenges in November, and it’s rough because I want to do them โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: Happy Halloween from Hilda and Twig!

2022-10-31: The Gothic novel to Broadway musical pipeline ๐Ÿ–ค

2022-10-31: Want to get your own website going but need some info on how? Check out

2022-10-31: One last fic prompt from when M was 3: Spider-Man and Michelangelo team up to defeat Dormammu.

2022-10-31: Another fic prompt from when M was 3: In โ€œThe Green Ribbon,โ€ Jenny tells Alfred that she just likes โ€ฆ

2022-10-31: Fic prompt from when M was 3: in The Velveteen Rabbit but at the end, not only does the Velveteen โ€ฆ

2022-10-31: I’m not going to spend a lot of time scrolling Mastodon, but I’m set up to cross-post โ€ฆ

2022-10-29: If you’re in/near Glasgow and the mother of a child who’s under a year old, check out โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Stuart Hall and the Rise of Cultural Studies | The New Yorker.

2022-10-28: Cooking when your energy bar is low: make some instant oatmeal using the microwave or a kettle. Dump โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Editorial policies, “public domain,” and acafandom. the importance of fans as โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”–Read Attention Economy, Layered Publics, and Research Ethics Kristina Busse / University of South โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read SCMS 2011 Workshop: Acafandom and the Future of Fan Studies โ€“ transform We need to ask โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Post-SCMS musings on the value of the word acafan โ€“ transform I would argue that aca/fan is โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read Against Aca-Fandom | Ian Bogost. Specialty humanities conferences are just fan conventions โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read When is a Publication Not a Publication? | Just TV. The thing that โ€œcountsโ€ as a line on a โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read On Disliking Mad Men | Just TV. Itโ€™s worth considering the role of fandom within media โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: Me, watching the Lower Decks finale after finally finishing watching “Time’s Arrow, Part โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading An Introduction to Media Fan Studies by Lori Morimoto. A super accessible โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “‘Pure,’ ideologically unadulterated consumption/fandom may be a possibility, โ€ฆ

2022-10-26: What’s that? Oh, just a quick pamphlet bind of Lori Morimoto’s An Introduction to Media โ€ฆ

2022-10-26: Hey, Internet. I want to get Table of Contents alerts for the Journal of Fandom Studies. My โ€ฆ

2022-10-25: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The acafan… is one who is able to occupy the spaces of both fandom and academia and โ€ฆ

2022-10-25: I change NaNoWriMo plans a lot. Most recently, I’m planning to write YES, ANDROID, a Star โ€ฆ

2022-10-25: Hello world. I’m weary. For reasons. Sometimes life is a lot. I’m really glad there are โ€ฆ

2022-10-23: I love Baby Galadriel so much.

2022-10-23: Having a nightmare where your relative who’s dealing with infection-induced delirium in the โ€ฆ

2022-10-22: Voting selfie!

2022-10-21: Finished reading: Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien ๐Ÿ“š Reading my โ€ฆ

2022-10-21: Taking another run at limiting screen time, because I’m wondering if the increase in migraines โ€ฆ

2022-10-20: My superpower is taking any Star Trek: The Next Generation B-story focused on Data and forgetting โ€ฆ

2022-10-20: My kid goes to a Reggio Emilia school; his kindergarten class is a community of researchers. Today โ€ฆ

2022-10-20: ๐Ÿ”– Everyone Wants to Be a Hot, Anxious Girl on Twitter I am both fascinated and terrified by the โ€ฆ

2022-10-20: ๐Ÿ”– NC Mutual Will Cease Operations This Month This is heartbreaking and I’m ashamed I โ€ฆ

2022-10-19: I get excited and ambitious and then I have a flare and then I forget all my passions and ambitions. โ€ฆ

2022-10-17: This is an example of process art.

2022-10-17: I want to food, to cook fresh ingredients into beautiful and tasty things. But I like to experience โ€ฆ

2022-10-17: How to Scholar(?) In my doctoral program, there was a class that we colloquially referred to as โ€œbabydocs.โ€ As it was โ€ฆ

2022-10-16: Finished up my time at #FSNNA22 with a dance by the pastries.

2022-10-16: Okay, getting dressed and then heading to the #FSNNA22 Gather lobby to try dancing and throwing โ€ฆ

2022-10-16: Skipping the first sessions of #FSNNA22 today to have breakfast with my family. Back for the 11 am, โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: Today, in Kimberly remembers that scholarly publishing is broken: lots of journals demand either โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: #FSNNA 22 Roundtable: Materiality & Liveness Paul_Lucas: Welcoming everyone to the session "Materiality & Liveness" Talking about WWE and the โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: I’m attending “Transcultural Fandom Experiences” at #FSNNA22 but not live-tweeting โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: #FSNNA22 Keynote: Turn On, Tune In, Get Out: Rethinking Escapism and Domestic Spectatorship Caetlin Benson-Allott: Beginning Turn On, Tune In, Get Out: Rethinking Escapism and Domestic โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: Super headachey, so probably gonna lie down, may or may not do more #FSNNA22 today.

2022-10-14: Me to friend who is also a mom: Want me to drop the water bottle you left at M’s birthday โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: W just reminded me we have a Parent-Teacher conference this morning so I actually will miss the โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: Up too early and going to sleep a little more. I’m going to miss the first #FSNNA22 session of โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: ๐Ÿ“š Tom Bombadil (๐Ÿ˜) sings SO. MUCH.

2022-10-14: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Now is the part of #FSNNA22 where I retreat to my hotel room, order room service, and watch TV โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: The Daily Mail: Don’t use these emojis! They make Gen Z people perceive you as old! Me: I mean โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Time for a liedown, hope to be back up in time for the #FSNNA22 publishing session.

2022-10-13: It’s super energizing to go to conferences like #FSNNA22, #CLS2022, and #FanLIS2022. I’m โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: #FSNNA22 Live Blog: Fandom During/After Covid Olivia Johnston-Riley: Next session: Fandom During/After COVID Norbert Nyari: โ€œReaching Fans โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Even in Gather, I’m that nerd sitting in the front row. #FSNNA22

2022-10-13: Taking kid to the dentist during the next #FSNNA22 session so I won’t be live-tweeting but โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: M after watching me confer in Gather: “Can we play a little Stardew Valley?”

2022-10-13: #FSNNA2022 Live Blog: The New Bedroom Cultures Dr. Nicola Welsh-Burke: introducing the panel "The New Bedroom Cultures" Elise Sandbach: โ€œThe โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Kid woke up, so break from live-posting but I’m introducing him to Gather. “What game is โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Side question for anyone at #FSNNA22 or anyone aware of fan studies at all - have folks looked at โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Good morning! It’s the first day of #FSNNA22, the Fan Studies Network North America โ€ฆ

2022-10-09: Experimenting with limiting leisure screen time for a little bit. You’ll be able to tell how โ€ฆ

2022-10-06: I am asking for COPING advice, not TREATMENT advice: I feel crappy always, with stress and/or โ€ฆ

2022-10-06: Me, a postdoc and research lead at an R1 institution with a PhD from another institution: I’m โ€ฆ

2022-10-05: Tape worked great on the part of the giant cat rip that wasn’t a seam, but not the part that โ€ฆ

2022-10-05: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธIt’s taken me more than 2.5 yrs, but I have finished listening to Keegan-Michael Key & โ€ฆ

2022-10-04: Yesterday: Noodling on work stuff while swapping out winter clothes and putting away laundry. Today: โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “…the work of critical thinking and theorizing is itself an expression of political โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Critical writing counts for very little when critics speak about ending โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “The point is not to render ideas less complexโ€”the point is to make the complex โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “I write with the intent to share ideas in a manner that makes them accessible to the โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “All academics write but not all see themselves as writers.” bell hooks, remembered โ€ฆ

2022-10-02: The giant cat popped less than 24 hours after going up with probably less than 10 hours up time. โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “No woman is writing too much. Women need to write more. We need to know what it feels โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “…we must not let the commercial success of writing by women lead us to believe โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Even in academic circles it has become much more fashionable to do work on gender than โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: It’s spooky season, so I’m living my best life with a skeleton glow necklace.

2022-10-01: Giant cat!

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “…we all should feel utterly free to write as much as time, grace, and the โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Since I have never tried to make a living as a writer, I have had the extreme good โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “No writer writes often or well if they despair of ever having an audience for their โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Since my interests are broad and wide-ranging, I am not surprised that there is an โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “There is always someone who waits for words, eager to embrace them and hold them โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Writing that keeps us away from death, from despair, does not necessarily help us to be โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “… the being we become in the very act of writing is only ever intimately present โ€ฆ

2022-09-30: There have been 22 weekdays this September. My kid has been in school for only 14 of them. The 8 โ€ฆ

2022-09-29: Finished reading: Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure by Patricia Ellis Herr ๐Ÿ“š โ€ฆ

2022-09-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Howlโ€™s Moving Castle should be the model for every book-to-film adaptation (Polygon) by โ€ฆ

2022-09-29: Finished reading: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones ๐Ÿ“š Super fun! Highly recommend.

2022-09-29: I’m reading Howl’s Moving Castle. Bit of a spoiler & Miyazaki left it out of the โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-09-23: Want to read: Ghosts of the Forbidden (Glazier’s Gap Book 1) by Leanna Renee Hieber ๐Ÿ“š

2022-09-22: I just ordered a 20 ft inflatable black cat. It will dominate the culdesac. I’m kind of hoping โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2022-09-14: ๐ŸŽฎ Things from today’s Nintendo Direct that feel like gifts they’re making for me, โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-09-12: ๐Ÿ“บ Will I need to watch The Book of Boba Fett to follow what’s happening in the next season of โ€ฆ

2022-09-11: ๐Ÿ“บ Excuse me, I am watching The Rings of Power and Disa is my new fave, thought you should know. (And โ€ฆ

2022-09-11: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Sandman. It’s so great. I don’t think a better adaptation would be โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-09-09: When my brain won't read ๐Ÿ“š I hate when my brain won’t read, which it won’t today. Reading is my core way of โ€ฆ

2022-09-09: Currently reading: Fabric by Victoria Finlay ๐Ÿ“š

2022-09-08: Peace and long life, y’all. Happy Star Trek Day! ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-09-04: Finished reading: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien ๐Ÿ“š Listened to the โ€ฆ

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

2022-09-03: There’s been some hard stuff this week, but I also went to the pool and had dinner outside on โ€ฆ

2022-09-02: ๐Ÿฟ Watched The Company of Wolves. Peak 80s gothic fantasy with a gorgeous score and the grossest โ€ฆ

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

2022-09-02: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-08-27: Did not finish: A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara ๐Ÿ“š Beautifully written. After 400+ pgs of โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-08-25: My legs started getting medically-restless by 4 pm today. I didn’t have caffeine after 2 or โ€ฆ

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

2022-08-24: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “It was impossible to explain to the healthy the logic of the sick, and he didn’t โ€ฆ

2022-08-24: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “This was not what he thought acting would be, but what had he known about what acting โ€ฆ

2022-08-23: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…he was an optimist. Every month, every week, he chose to open his eyes, to live โ€ฆ

2022-08-22: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “He felt in those minutes his body’s treason… that he would be betrayed by it โ€ฆ

2022-08-22: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “He experienced the singular pleasure of watching people he loved fall in love with other โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-08-19: I cannot adequately convey how much I appreciate that Duolingo accepts “y’all” as โ€ฆ

2022-08-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Big Bang Didn’t Happen. I know very little about cosmology, but this makes some โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2022-08-17: Finished reading: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š This dude is so prolific and so โ€ฆ

2022-08-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read A CRITIQUE OF DARK ACADEMIA: THE ROMANTICIZATION OF OVERWORK. Wearing tweed and wandering โ€ฆ

2022-08-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes. I would โ€ฆ

2022-08-10: Themes have emerged.


2022-08-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Whatโ€™s Dark about Dark Academia I think the real power of dark academia is the way it โ€ฆ

2022-08-07: Today in Pokemon Research Reflects Real Research: an early career researcher didn’t have โ€ฆ

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

2022-08-05: Currently reading: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…a story’s as much a house or garden as song.” Jane Alison, _Meander, โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The essential element in nurturing our creativity lies in nurturing ourselves.” โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “As blocked creatives, we focus not on our responsibilities to ourselves, but on our โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Do not let your self-doubt turn into self-sabotage.” Julia Cameron, The โ€ฆ

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

2022-08-04: Day 3, #TheSealeyChallenge, Rose, Li-Young Lee ๐Ÿ“š This is a gorgeous book, full of grief and beauty. Selected quotes: Water In water my sister is no โ€ฆ

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

2022-08-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Perhaps people who experience the world in ways that are considered atypical have an โ€ฆ

2022-08-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “A scientist’s explanations about other animals are dictated by the data she โ€ฆ

2022-08-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “[The senses] pull relevance from randomness, and weave meaning from miscellany.” Ed โ€ฆ

2022-08-02: Day 2 #TheSealeyChallenge, Leaves of Grass Book I: Inscriptions, Walt Whitman ๐Ÿ“š Selected quotes: Eidolons We seeming solid wealth, strength, beauty build, But really build โ€ฆ

2022-08-02: ๐Ÿ”– ๐Ÿ“บ Celia Rose Gooding, who does an amazing job playing Cadet Nyota Uhura on Strange New Worlds, โ€ฆ

2022-08-02: Day 1 #TheSealeyChallenge, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, Keith S. Wilson ๐Ÿ“š Selected quotes: 6:45 pm …God, it’s pretty. But what does any of it mean? A Unified โ€ฆ

2022-08-01: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It was super refreshing to watch a movie that was โ€ฆ

2022-08-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Animals are not just stand-ins for humans or fodder for brainstorming sessions. They have โ€ฆ

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

2022-08-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “It is all that we know, and so we easily mistake it for all there is to know.” Ed โ€ฆ

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

2022-08-01: Finished reading: The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the โ€ฆ

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

2022-07-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Rapport or Respect? (Helen Kara). Dr. Kara makes excellent points about how research can seem โ€ฆ

2022-07-29: I have a lot of hairs that are white at the bottom, black or brown in the middle, and white at the โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: #CLS2022: Creating Equitable and Inclusive Library Spaces in the Face of Obstacles I didnโ€™t get to liveblog/tweet this session because I was co-facilitating it, but Iโ€™m jotting down a โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-07-27: ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ I’m listening to the Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge and I’m really impressed with how โ€ฆ

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

2022-07-26: ๐Ÿ“š In 2008, 8 years before my kid was born, I replied to a Slate article that asked, “do you โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-07-24: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery: Succession by Kirsten Beyer ๐Ÿ“š I honestly don’t know โ€ฆ

2022-07-24: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery - The Light of Kahless by Mike Johnson ๐Ÿ“š

2022-07-23: I speak Dutch with a Yiddish accent, I can’t help it, it’s in my blooooood. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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

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

2022-07-21: Finished reading: The Dead Zone by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š I love the way King has characters reference his โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2022-07-17: Currently reading: The Dead Zone by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

2022-07-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€˜Lostโ€™ Fans Gave Me a Safe Place on the Internet. Is Such Fandom Possible Now? (Catapult) by โ€ฆ

2022-07-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Violence Made Me Feel Like Iโ€™d Left My Body. Physical Theater Helped Me Return by Lindsey โ€ฆ

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

2022-07-15: Finished reading: Carrie by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š I don’t recall the last time I read a book inside โ€ฆ

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

2022-07-14: Posted on my birthday in 2018: Yesterday I found out that my thyroid is out of whack again. Iโ€™m โ€ฆ

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

2022-07-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read On Writing with Chronic Migraines (Catapult) by Yuvi Zalkow. I really appreciate โ€ฆ

2022-07-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Black Women in Fantasy Saved Me Where Academia Failed (Catapult by Ravynn K. Stringfield. I โ€ฆ

2022-07-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Video Games Are for Everyoneโ€”And That Should Include Disabled People (Catapult) by Allyssa โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2022-07-10: Me, pitching future research clients: So in this scenario, see, you’re Buffy, and you know โ€ฆ

2022-07-09: I found a picture of myself on Tumblr. Dropping all other descriptors of myself in favor of โ€ฆ

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

2022-07-07: Finished Strange New Worlds Season 1. A+. Somebody give Ethan Peck’s eyebrow an Emmy. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

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

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

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

2022-07-05: ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธI had a dream last night that Giles a) was real b) was still in his 40s and most importantly, c) โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-07-04: ๐Ÿ”– Ben Werdmรผller has a different but related, equally valuable, set of insights on what we should be โ€ฆ

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

2022-07-04: Kimbertide Day 3: Played a little of the new Capcom Fighting Collection ๐ŸŽฎ

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

2022-07-02: Finished reading: Borderland edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold ๐Ÿ“š The beginnings of โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2022-06-28: Santigold’s Can’t Get Enough of Myself is mental health goals. ๐ŸŽต

2022-06-28: ๐Ÿ”– A solution to writerโ€™s block: Transcribe yourself (Austin Kleon) This is a brilliant piece of โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-06-24: W is reading M a Pokemon manga where a professor invited Ash & Goh to be her research fellows, โ€ฆ

2022-06-22: Currently reading: Borderland 1 by Terri Windling ๐Ÿ“š Continuing my deep dive into woodland goth.

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

2022-06-22: Thinking through disability on Star Trek ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ I wrote this a week ago to sort through my thoughts on disability on Star Trek. It is essentially a โ€ฆ

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

2022-06-21: No YOU’RE looking up contact juggling tutorials on YouTube to send to your spouse.

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

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

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

2022-06-16: Want to read: Meet Me by the Fountain by Alexandra Lange ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-15: ๐Ÿ”– Nathanial White writes Disturbing the Comfortable: On Writing Disability in Science Fiction. I โ€ฆ

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

2022-06-15: ๐Ÿ”– The Bullet Journal blog has a great interview with Tiago Forte, author of Building a Second Brain, โ€ฆ

2022-06-15: ๐Ÿ”– Today’s #1000WordsOfSummer letter is all about letting writing be fun and silly. I needed to โ€ฆ

2022-06-15: Hello, Internet. Please recommend to me your favorite essay collections that combine TV or other pop โ€ฆ

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

2022-06-14: The TNG episode, “The Masterpiece Society,” is great. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ “It was the wish of โ€ฆ

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

2022-06-12: Want to read: This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch by Tabitha Carvan ๐Ÿ“š

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

2022-06-12: ๐Ÿ”– Rebecca Schuman’s (@pankisseskafka) advice on being productive with long COVID is sound for โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-06-10: Goodnight, everybody.

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

2022-06-09: Want to read: This Time Tomorrow: A Novel by Emma Straub ๐Ÿ“š

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

2022-06-09: I am very exhausted. Not sleepy. Not fatigued. Exhausted.

2022-06-08: I’m just grumping it out right now so if you’re going to be interacting with me, know โ€ฆ

2022-06-07: Currently reading: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-07: Time for a Gothic Charm School re-read. ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-07: On sweetweird and hopepunk ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ Transcript: Hello friends. I wanted to write a blog post about sweetweird and its relationship to โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-06-05: Google Keep is my notetaking app of choice, which makes me a bit of a rarity, but if you use it and โ€ฆ

2022-06-05: If you’re looking for a writing community, check out Jami Attenberg’s โ€ฆ

2022-06-03: Finished reading: War for the Oaks: A Novel by Emma Bull ๐Ÿ“š Rock music + fey = delightful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-06-02: Woodland. Goth.

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

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

2022-06-01: “You dwell in my mind like a household spirit. All that I think is followed with, ‘I โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2022-05-28: Reply to Meg Pillow's This Is Not the Essay I Meant to Write I have a craft essay about writing into uncertainty, contradiction, and grief in the new issue of โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-05-27: “As we honor the lives that have been given, let us also be grateful to be still on the โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-05-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read Durham GOPโ€™s โ€œBetter Board, Better Schoolsโ€ candidate slate is soundly defeated. What a โ€ฆ

2022-05-20: Week 3 of #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds and there are already 189 works on AO3. Looking forward to โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2022-05-18: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ––๐Ÿ“บ In reply to Star Trek: Discovery Has Problems (& How They Can Be Fixed)(Trek News) by Bill Smith In reply to Star Trek: Discovery Has Problems (& How They Can Be Fixed) (Trek News) by Bill โ€ฆ

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

2022-05-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read How I Build My Common Place Book ๐Ÿ”– Read How I Build My Common Place Book (Greg McVerry) McVerry generously summarizes his workflow: โ€ฆ

2022-05-17: ๐Ÿ”– Read When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life (The Atlantic) by Cindy Lamothe โ€ฆ

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

2022-05-17: Stole a quote from the woodland goth page of Aesthetics wiki for my bio/tagline: “…a โ€ฆ

2022-05-16: Pool’s open!

2022-05-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why I Blog Part 1 and Part 2 (Kyle Mathews).

2022-05-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read You’re Not Blogging, My Friend. (Tom Critchlow).

2022-05-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Incrementally correct personal websites (Brian Lovin).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read envisioning my homepage as an online therapeutic space (Winnie Lim).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read revisiting architectural blogging (Alan Jacobs).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Building a Digital Homestead, Bit by Brick (Tom Critchlow). I like this homesteading โ€ฆ

2022-05-14: Voting selfie!

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Why blog? (Chuck Grimmett). Well said. These are my reasons, too.

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

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

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–Raising Us Wrecked Her Career But My Mom’s Thriving In Her Second Act Read: โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Can Motherhood Be a Mode of Rebellion? | The New Yorker Read: โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š “This is the Book I’m Meant to Write Right Now” Read: โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Angela Garbes Is Reclaiming Realistic Motherhood Read: โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-05-12: ๐Ÿ“š I joined Austin Kleon’s Read Like an Artist book club today and am also going to read his โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ I listened to the first episode of A Beautiful Anarchy on my way to pick up the kid. It was about โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: ๐Ÿ”– You should read Josh Radnor's Museletter. Josh Radnor writes a beautiful newsletter. It always feels like a gift. Here are some gems from the โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Kate McKean writes in today’s Agents and Books about professional jealousy. Her advice โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2022-05-09: Screw General Order 1? SCREW GENERAL ORDER 1?! ๐Ÿ˜ #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #StarTrekSNW โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-05-08: Finished reading: Redwall: A Tale from Redwall by Brian Jacques ๐Ÿ“š Cozy fantasy, just what I need โ€ฆ

2022-05-08: Now I’m only halfway through the Strange New Worlds pilot but the Kilean makeup looks to me โ€ฆ

2022-05-08: I just took the IPIP Big Five Factor Marker test. According to the results, I’m โ€ฆ

2022-05-08: Anybody else assume based on TNG that Picard & Guinan had a friends with benefits situation? ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

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

2022-05-07: Who has two thumbs and is doing Reader’s Advisory for fun? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป This Kimberly.

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

2022-05-06: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Cozy Flash: The Cat and the Conerian. Adorable. Cozy fantasy is my current genre of choice.

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

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

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

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

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

2022-05-02: Currently reading: Redwall: A Tale from Redwall by Brian Jacques ๐Ÿ“š

2022-05-02: Currently reading: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper ๐Ÿ“š

2022-05-02: Currently reading: How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (Cultural โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-05-01: I’m going full 90s with my personal style and nothing can stop me. And I mean what I, now โ€ฆ

2022-05-01: My spring/summer silhouette: oversized t-shirt + biker shorts. It gets hot in NC, y’all.

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

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

2022-04-29: Finished reading: Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte ๐Ÿ“š Recommended. Full review coming in June.

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

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

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

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

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

2022-04-25: Currently reading: Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte ๐Ÿ“š

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

2022-04-25: ๐Ÿ”– is one my favorite places on the Internet, and Jean MacDonald’s article A Guide โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-24: Finished reading: Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare ๐Ÿ“š Review soon. On the All About Romance โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-23: W reading a scene to M about a girl doing the school play & it’s The Wizard of Oz: The โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-22: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-22: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Review: A riveting biographer โ€” and mother โ€” works to solve โ€˜the mind-baby problemโ€™.

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

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Cranking.

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done. I’ve been thinking a lot about personal โ€ฆ

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Who Is Steven Hotdog? Or, Untangling the โ€œBraided Essayโ€ |. Whatโ€™s Steven Hotdog to me, or I โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2022-04-21: Why Is My Child Still Awake? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read 11 Bookish Accessories to Make Reading More Accessible. I love pieces like this. Getting a โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read Should you ever NOT listen to user feedback?. I’m exploring the possibility of a career โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-20: Want to read: Overdue by Amanda Oliver ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-20: ๐Ÿ”–Read Being a Public Librarian Can Be Dangerous Work, Why Donโ€™t We Acknowledge That? - Electric โ€ฆ

2022-04-20: It’s really weird to have been the precocious teen on the Internet 25 years ago and be the old โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-04-16: My closest friends are now the crow who hangs out in my yard and the moon. Also, I received a โ€ฆ

2022-04-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿฟ Read Judas Christ Superstar: Easter thoughts on being just (Reader) by Katie Prout. This piece โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-15: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ This /Film review of #StarTrekPicard 2x07 verbalizes something that’s bothered me all โ€ฆ

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ“บ Blippi is like if someone fed Mr. Rogers several thousand Pixy Stix.

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ I’m not trying to spoil anybody for #StarTrekPicard but I would squee if we saw Mulder โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ“š Book Review: NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and THE DATE FROM HELL by Gwenda Bond If you make a purchase through a link in this post, I may earn a commission. Do you wish Dan Brown โ€ฆ

2022-04-14: Finished reading: The Date from Hell by Gwenda Bond ๐Ÿ“š Review coming soon!

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read Projects: The Alastair Method. Alastair Johnston has created a Kanban-like tracking system โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-04-13: Brent Spiner is killing it on Picard. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

2022-04-13: My mom went to the hospital Saturday due to muscle weakness. (Previous surprise visits involved โ€ฆ

2022-04-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read ecosystem theory: how to reframe the “i do this or i do that” binary (Thrive PhD) โ€ฆ

2022-04-12: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis. ๐ŸŒŠ This shows some awesome innovations โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-12: Want to read: Water 4.0 by David Sedlak ๐Ÿ“š

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

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

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

2022-04-10: ๐Ÿ”– Read Plan to rewrite NC teacher licensing could also raise pay, but it’s too early to say โ€ฆ

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

2022-04-10: Notes from the LX2017 magazine As you may have noticed, I’m reading up on Learning Experience Design. LXCON 2017 resulted in โ€ฆ

2022-04-09: Feeling this.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Dirty hands do all the thinking in LXD ( by Patrick van der Bogt.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read The incredible power of paper prototyping ( by Niels Floor.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Learning Experience Design vs Instructional Design ( by Niels Floor.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Four Ingredients for a Memorable Learning Experience ( by Rodrigo J. Gallego Studying โ€ฆ

2022-04-09: Eventually I will get so annoyed with websites that are not responsive that I’ll start โ€ฆ

2022-04-09: Took the Be Bright Studios Brand Quiz & it says mine is a “Generous Knowledge” brand โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-04-04: 7 Things to Do Before You Start Your PhD Itโ€™s the time of year when people are announcing their PhD acceptances. If you are psyched to be โ€ฆ

2022-04-03: New oversized graphic tee!

2022-04-03: Me, watching #StarTrek: Picard ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป: Whoa, do they think 3D printers will be that fast in 2024?

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-03-30: ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต Spending my Tues night building an audition repertoire, as one does. The Party’s Over A โ€ฆ

2022-03-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Use Evernote for Your Creative Workflow. A couple key quotes: Start acting like every โ€ฆ

2022-03-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Secret Power of โ€˜Read It Laterโ€™ Apps.

2022-03-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email.

2022-03-28: ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต Watched Anything Goes. Sutton Foster is my hero. Wish I could get to NYC to see her in The Music โ€ฆ

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

2022-03-26: Finished reading: “So What Are You Going to Do with That?" by Susan Basalla ๐Ÿ“š

2022-03-26: This pandemy has not lessened my misanthropy. Today I got very annoyed that another family was in โ€ฆ

2022-03-25: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽญ Read Having a Child Meant Imagining a New Way to Make Theater (Catapult) by Lindsey Trout Hughes. โ€ฆ

2022-03-25: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽต Read โ€œThe Queerest of the Queerโ€: Listening to Garbage in the Nineties (Catapult) by Niko โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ”– Read I Gained 70 Pounds During COVID. Here’s What Happened On My First Day Back In The โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ”–โ™ฟ Read Disability Status Shouldnโ€™t Have a Hierarchy (Catapult) by s. e. smith. Excellent column โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ“ The programme for #FanLIS 2022 is live! I’ll be sharing my dissertation research on Friday, โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read After the Green Ribbon (Catapult) by A. E. Osworth The Green Ribbon is a favorite of mine. I โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ”– Read My Mother Has Terminal Cancer, and I Canโ€™t Seem to Stop Buying Sweaters (Catapult) by Rachel โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Tarot Taught Me About the Stories We Tell (Catapult) by Mishka Hoosen CW: Racism, rape A โ€ฆ

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

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read Teachers Are Told to Ignore Their Bodies, But Chronic Pain Made Me Listen to Mine (Catapult) โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read The World Doesnโ€™t Bend for Disabled Kids (or Disabled Parents) (Catapult) by Katie Rose Pryal โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read twisty little passages (Catapult) by Jess Zimmerman. A beautiful, heartbreaking short story โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Coronavirusโ€™s Next Move (The Atlantic) by Katherine J. Wu.

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Girlboss Has Left the Building.

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read The Comedies That Understand What Peak Scammer TV Does Not.

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

2022-03-22: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Ukraine Crisis Briefly Put Americaโ€™s Culture War in Perspective.

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

2022-03-22: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Inside the fight to save video game history. Great intro to the copyright issues at play in โ€ฆ

2022-03-22: Finished reading: Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore ๐Ÿ“š Cashore’s GRACELING was the book that fixed โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read COVID Wonโ€™t End Up Like the Flu. It Will Be Like Smoking.

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read โ€œThe Invisible Kingdomโ€ Shines a Light on Womenโ€™s Chronic Pain. Another great interview with โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Have We Forgotten How to Read Critically?. Another great piece with an argument centered on โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Gullibility Became Our New Normal. I love when information literacy pops up in popular โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Back Draft: Meghan Oโ€™Rourke. O’Rourke’s making the rounds to promote her new โ€ฆ

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

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Be A Successful Multipassionate Entrepreneur.

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read 5 Ways to Thrive as a Multipassionate Entrepreneur “Clarity comes from engagement, not โ€ฆ

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– I’m always looking for Leonie Dawson’s post about heroic self-gentleness and โ€ฆ

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

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read Academic Waste. ๐ŸŽ“

2022-03-18: Why I like St. Patrick's Day โ˜˜๏ธ I originally posted this on Facebook on March 17, 2016. I’m only 9% Irish, but I sure love โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-03-17: Colored a page from Dover Coloring Book Fairy Fashion by Scott Altmann. I’m using jumbo โ€ฆ

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

2022-03-16: Finished reading: Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang Vol. 1: Brothers and Sisters by Gene Yang ๐Ÿ“š

2022-03-16: I haven’t watched it yet but I’ve decided The Adam Project is a sequel to 13 Going on 30 โ€ฆ

2022-03-15: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Turning Red. Highly recommend. Perfectly captures being 13, navigating our own growth and โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-03-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Storytelling and the Craft of Quiltmaking. ๐Ÿงต

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

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

2022-03-14: Want to read: Information Hunters by Kathy Peiss ๐Ÿ“š

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

2022-03-13: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga because it was nominated for a Hugo. I had โ€ฆ

2022-03-13: Finished reading: How to Make a Living with Your Writing Third Edition by Joanna Penn ๐Ÿ“š Great advice โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2022-03-10: I changed my goal for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. My goal now is to publish 22,500 words on my โ€ฆ

2022-03-09: Finished reading: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore ๐Ÿ“š So great. Cashore gets five genres in this โ€ฆ

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

2022-03-07: Finished reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum ๐Ÿ“š

2022-03-07: My kid’s school is going mask-optional indoors in April and now I don’t know if โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-03-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “A storm can be a cozy thing when one isn’t in it.” - Kristin Cashore in Jane, โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป “Exhilaration enhances the absorption of knowledge.” Picard, 2x01, โ€œThe Stargazerโ€ โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป “The part of me that really wants is the part that has to wait in line.” Picard, โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-03-02: I let a tiny bit of crying come out at 3 am Monday morning and now all the crying I haven’t โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-02-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Itโ€™s Called Acting: Learning to Fight for the Stage. ๐ŸŽญ

2022-02-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Network sitcoms are actually good again. ๐Ÿ“บ

2022-02-27: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and I definitely cried twice โ€ฆ

2022-02-26: ๐Ÿ”– Read Is it time to live with COVID-19? Some scientists warn of โ€˜endemic delusionโ€™ โ€œI donโ€™t โ€ฆ

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

2022-02-25: ๐Ÿ”– Loved reading what Kathy Tabbutt had to say about Social Science Communication in the January 23 โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read Curing Coronavirus Isnโ€™t a Job for Social Scientists. (This article is from May 2020, which โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself?.

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

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

2022-02-25: Please listen to Gaslit Nation, where Sarah Kendzior & Andrea Chalupa “take a deep dive on โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2022-02-22: I did the seven stories exercise & put everything into a word cloud, combining related words โ€ฆ

2022-02-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read More contagious version of omicron spreads in U.S., fueling worries. This. The lifting of โ€ฆ

2022-02-21: Finished reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š So good. It puts the academia โ€ฆ

2022-02-21: No YOU just ordered a Mini Tarot de Marseille.

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

2022-02-20: Scene: Today’s Meetup Them: I have writer’s block and was hoping to get ideas โ€ฆ

2022-02-20: ๐Ÿ”– Not their first rodeo: How Black riders are reclaiming their place in cowboy culture This is so โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-02-19: Me to W: I need to go be in the dark and quiet for a little while now because I’m โ€ฆ

2022-02-18: I am thisclose to posting a vibe shift reading list.

2022-02-17: I have too many chronic conditions and I don’t like it.

2022-02-17: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Millions of People Stuck in Pandemic Limbo …people are still dying, and โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2022-02-15: ๐Ÿ’ป Watching We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-02-12: Started Octopath Traveler again tonight and it made me very happy. Last time I played was almost 2 โ€ฆ

2022-02-12: I think the union rep at this postdoc orientation is doing this presentation outside during the โ€ฆ

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

2022-02-11: #StarTrek:The Next Generation Season 4 Episode 20 “Qpid” aired 04/22/91. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Q: You โ€ฆ

2022-02-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Reclaim Normal Life Without Being โ€˜Doneโ€™. I appreciate the acknowledgement here that โ€ฆ

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

2022-02-10: Write Source 2000: The book that started my obsession with writing craft books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ I own a lot of writing craft books. Thereโ€™s the obvious, like Stephen Kingโ€™s On Writing and Anne โ€ฆ

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

2022-02-10: Theory to practice: Donโ€™t let the perfect be the enemy of the good As we work on the Transforming Teen Services for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion project, one thing โ€ฆ

2022-02-10: Words cannot convey how psyched I am for Chrono Cross Radical Dreamers Edition. I’ve wanted a โ€ฆ

2022-02-10: Realized today as I was listening to the John de Lancie episode of Gates McFadden Investigates that โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-02-09: Essays on essays on essays Iโ€™m still thinking about essays after reading Jackson Arnโ€™s โ€œDot Dot Dot Dot Dot Dotโ€‹ | Against the โ€ฆ

2022-02-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read My Platonic Life Partnership Went Viral On TikTok, & People Have A Lot Of Questions โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-02-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read Dot Dot Dot Dot Dot Dotโ€‹ | Against the Contemporary American Essay by Jackson Arn. Timely, โ€ฆ

2022-02-07: How to write an essay (buyer beware, I donโ€™t have the answer) How does a person write an essay? Iโ€™ve been trying to figure out. The thing is, itโ€™s a versatile โ€ฆ

2022-02-07: I haven’t felt like writing a long blog post for the post couple of weeks. Maybe tomorrow. โ€ฆ

2022-02-07: Currently reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2022-02-07: Currently reading: Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, โ€ฆ

2022-02-05: Finished reading: King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I love it so much. Nikolai, Zoya, and Nina have โ€ฆ

2022-02-05: Finished reading: Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia by Kelly J. Baker ๐Ÿ“š Highly โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Holes We Live With by Katie Rose Guest Pryal. I think my hole is named in the Encanto โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-02-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š The life of the mind tends to ignore the body, but our bodies aren’t so easily avoided. - โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š Explaining away the plight of adjuncts as brainwashed dupes ignores the structural realities of โ€ฆ

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

2022-02-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š One of [the] things about the “love professions,” which includes academia, it is โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: Finished reading: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty ๐Ÿ“š

2022-02-04: Accepting death doesn’t mean that you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: The great achievements of humanity were born out of the deadlines imposed by death. - Caitlin โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-02-03: ๐Ÿ”– Read Women of a Certain Age. Great piece about how the Golden Age of TV creates space for roles โ€ฆ

2022-02-02: The Kimberly urge to write Picard/Gomez fic. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2022-02-02: My kid definitely just said “Thwip” in his sleep. ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ

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

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

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

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

2022-02-01: Me, gathering up all my old dolls that I gave my kid so I can brush their hair: “I know - โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: Hello, I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just bought and set up If the โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-01-31: ๐Ÿ”– Read A Counterintuitive Nighttime Routine For The Type A Insomniac. I love this. I’m โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: The concept of the body as canvas becomes more powerful if the canvas is dead. - Caitlin Doughty, โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: We are all just future corpses. - Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: Encountering a corpse forced the man who would be Buddha to see life as a process of unpredictable โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-01-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Only Work Ethic I Care About is the One on Star Trek Yes! When a 20th c guy ends up on โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-01-25: Sent my mom the Six of Crows duology for her Kindle. Pretty pleased with myself. ๐Ÿ“š

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

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

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

2022-01-24: The Empath’s Dilemma: You won’t cry for yourself, but you cry really hard when you start โ€ฆ

2022-01-23: ๐Ÿ”–Read What is โ€œDark Academia,โ€ and why is it trending on social media in 2022?

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

2022-01-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors.

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

2022-01-21: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Encanto. Lovely.

2022-01-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Homebound Symphony by @ayjay Iโ€™m trying to be the Homebound Symphony. Just one person โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-21: I haven’t seen ENCANTO but I gather Luisa is the middle sister and yet her song is the anthem โ€ฆ

2022-01-21: Peak IndieWeb Eldest Daughter Kimberly: considering for a few minutes trying to do a self-hosted โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-20: ๐Ÿ”– I highly recommend Everything Is Awful and Iโ€™m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up as a โ€ฆ

2022-01-20: I am immensely pleased to be getting so much new Star Trek in the next few months. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2022-01-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read Tamsyn Muir Understood the Assignment: The Locked Tomb Seriesโ€™ Expansive Exploration of Death โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read As We May Think by Vannevar Bush This 1945 essay by Vannebar Bush is one of the first texts โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why PhDs Need to Study Creative Writing. Awesome piece with an excellent argument. I’ve โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read We Are All Hostages to Anti-Semitism by Yair Rosenberg Excellent piece about how โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read Hypertext Gardens. Efficient traversal provides the information readers think they want, but โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-18: Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way. Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-18: On indefinite hiatus from most social media Iโ€™m taking an indefinite hiatus from checking or cross-posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-18: New bio/tagline: “mothering, researching, reading, writing, playing, making, always โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-17: Finished reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-01-17: Easy magic is pretty. Great magic asks that you trouble the waters. It requires a disruption, โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-15: My reading life ๐Ÿ“š Since the community is starting a reading group in the near future, I thought it would be โ€ฆ

2022-01-15: Currently reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-14: Wisdom from my blog archives: What if everything I am - everything Iโ€™ve tried to improve in this โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-01-11: ๐Ÿ”–Read What happens when we die. Beautiful notes from Maria Popova on the novel Mr g.

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

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

2022-01-07: Want to read: The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic by Joseph W. Meeker ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read The comedy of survival.

2022-01-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read “I Feel Very Uncomfortable When People Call Me A Writer”. Great conversation โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-06: Want to read: Dead Collections: A Novel by Isaac Fellman ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-06: ๐ŸŽต Had to skip “Moonlight Sonata” on the Spotify Dark Academia Classical playlist because โ€ฆ

2022-01-06: ๐Ÿ”– Read Lost Time in COVID. Overall, we have, of necessity, learned to value the quality of our time โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2022-01-05: My time is vampire time: The critical disability studies concept of "crip time" ๐Ÿ“šโ™ฟ I’ve seen and heard a lot of people in the community discuss the book Four Thousand โ€ฆ

2022-01-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read Everyone should blog.

2022-01-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read Celebrate by Writing.

2022-01-05: Somebody wrote a post on with the title “Everybody should blog” in the past โ€ฆ

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

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

2022-01-04: ๐ŸŽต I’m listening to the full album of Lady Gaga’s BORN THIS WAY for the first time, and โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2022-01-03: 10 Video Games to Know Me ๐ŸŽฎ Final Fantasy Final Fantasy VII Street Fighter Alpha 3 Rhapsody: A โ€ฆ

2022-01-03: 10 TV Shows to Know Me ๐Ÿ“บ The Muppet Show Punky Brewster Star Trek: The Next Generation The Kids In โ€ฆ

2022-01-03: ๐Ÿ”– Read True gender-neutral clothing must go beyond fancy sweatpants. I love the idea of a shop where โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-02: Quick Thoughts on TRULY DEVIOUS ๐Ÿ“š I don’t want to write a full review of <a โ€ฆ

2022-01-02: Finished reading: Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-02: New (Year) hair before and after brushing. (Better-lit photos coming soon.)

2022-01-01: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “We are being asked to no longer abandon ourselves, to embrace and make space for all parts โ€ฆ

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

2022-01-01: ๐Ÿ”– Read 6 ways to deal with anxiety and uncertainty this winter. One way to embrace radical โ€ฆ

2022-01-01: Closing out the year with a couple of runs in Hades ๐ŸŽฎ followed by some Star Trek: The Next โ€ฆ

2022-01-01: ๐Ÿ”– Read What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life. This is an excellent way to โ€ฆ

2021-12-31: My only resolution for 2022: Embrace [radical uncertainty] โ€ฆ

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

2021-12-30: ๐Ÿ”– Read There Is No โ€œBest ofโ€ List From Me This Year. ๐Ÿ“š Beautiful writing from Kelly Jensen: how โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2021-12-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read All Your Followers Will Not Buy Your Book - by Kate McKean โ€ฆ

2021-12-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Yes, Social Media Can Sell Books. But Not If Publishers Sit on Their Hands | Jane Friedman โ€ฆ

2021-12-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Millions of Followers? For Book Sales, โ€˜Itโ€™s Unreliable.โ€™ - The New York Times โ€ฆ

2021-12-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal. This time last year, my โ€ฆ

2021-12-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read if weโ€™re all about to get Omicron, here are 5 tips from a long-hauler (via @agilelisa on โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2021-12-24: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “North Americans practice embalming, but we do not believe in embalming.” Smoke Gets โ€ฆ

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

2021-12-23: Until now, you’ve had to have a account to reply to my blog posts or sometimes, โ€ฆ

2021-12-23: My Reading Year 2021 ๐Ÿ“š I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. This was a slow reading โ€ฆ

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

2021-12-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Scholarship of Sexy Privilege: Why Do I Love Dark Academia Books? …there will โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2021-12-18: I have something else to say about Single All the Way. Not only is it lovely to see Michael Urie be โ€ฆ

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

2021-12-17: Io, Saturnalia!

2021-12-17: It dinnae matter to this wee American lassie that Cary Elwes has a naff Scottish accent.

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

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

2021-12-16: Today, I completed my hiring paperwork for UC Irvine & tried to figure out public service loan โ€ฆ

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

2021-12-15: Upon the death of bell hooks ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Transcript: Hello internet friends. I’m experimenting today with doing a micro cast. I have โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

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

2021-12-14: In case you’re on and missed it, @JohnPhilpin is asking people interested in โ€ฆ

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

2021-12-14: Want to read: Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage by Heather Havrilesky ๐Ÿ“š

2021-12-14: ๐ŸŽจ M & I are doing Craftsy’s Jump Into Drawing class together. The first activity was โ€ฆ

2021-12-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read and highly recommend Neurodiversity in Academia: The Autistic advantage in qualitative โ€ฆ

2021-12-14: Hoping to make it to this week’s Homebrew Website Club if I can do it without waking my kid.

2021-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read The New Outliers: How Creative Nonfiction Became a Legitimate, Serious Genre.

2021-12-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read Queer and Jewish Identity Are the Heart of โ€œWhere the Wild Things Areโ€. ๐Ÿ“š I love this. I want โ€ฆ

2021-12-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read On the Fleeting Wonder of Youth and the Surreal Permanence of Motherhood .

2021-12-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read Will Self: How Should We Read? In Praise of Literary Promiscuity in the Digital Age.

2021-12-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read Two Musicals on the Perils of Aging. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ

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

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

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

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

2021-12-10: What WOULD Christmas be without historically low mountain snow causing staggering drought?

2021-12-09: How much do we know about the instructors at Starfleet Academy and their pedagogy? ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

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

2021-12-08: I spent about an hour tonight playing the 1980 Commodore 64 port of Super Star Trek and I have no โ€ฆ

2021-12-07: Want to read: The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling ๐Ÿ“š

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

2021-12-06: Want to read: The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People by Rachel Miller ๐Ÿ“š

2021-12-06: All. In. On. Trek. [Image Description: A white woman with dark hair and blue eyes wears a black โ€ฆ

2021-12-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read So Youโ€™ve Just Found Out Youโ€™re Jewish. Whatโ€™s Next? By DNA, I’m almost half Jewish. โ€ฆ

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

2021-12-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read The 100 Most Jewish Foods.

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

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

2021-12-03: ๐Ÿ”– Read A Texas School District Banned My Book. Then Things Got Really Ugly.

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

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

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

2021-12-02: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read How Indiana Jones, Rambo, and others ended up in 1980s Czechoslovak text-adventures | Ars โ€ฆ

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

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

2021-12-01: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Recovering a Sense of Safety ๐Ÿ“š

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

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

2021-12-01: Morning pages palindrome!

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

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

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

2021-11-30: Finished reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron. ๐Ÿ“š In this chapter, โ€ฆ

2021-11-29: Want to read: The Tarot of Leonora Carrington by Gabriel Weisz Carrington ๐Ÿ“š

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

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

2021-11-29: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron ๐Ÿ“š

2021-11-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Marked In Remembrance: How Tattoos Help Us Grieve.

2021-11-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Death Positive Movement.

2021-11-29: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched What is the Death Positive movement?

2021-11-29: ๐Ÿ”–Read Death Is Having a Moment.

2021-11-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Death Positive Movement Encourages Us to Face Death Directly.

2021-11-28: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched What remains.

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

2021-11-28: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched A burial practice that nourishes the planet.

2021-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Feminist Death Work: A History.

2021-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Funerals are expensive, broken and exploitative. They have to change I love what Sarah Chavez โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2021-11-27: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ Depression doesn't need a reason. (Star Trek Discovery 4x02 spoilers) This post contains minor spoilers for Star Trek Discovery Season 4 Episode 2, “Anomaly." โ€ฆ

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

2021-11-27: I want to mark Stephen Sondheim’s passing with a story about his influence in my life but โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2021-11-23: Finished: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron. ๐Ÿ“š Cameron’s introduction is โ€ฆ

2021-11-23: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron ๐Ÿ“š

2021-11-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read Catapult | Minor Arcana | Marissa Levien catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

2021-11-23: ๐Ÿ”–Will Real Estate Ever Be Normal Again? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ”–Every King Arthur Retelling Is Fanfic About Who Gets to Be Legendary tor.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Never send a scholar who studies dystopias to a conference with futuristic themes.” โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: Join me for a super low-key Artistโ€™s Way Creative Cluster. I mentioned in September that I was going through the Artistโ€™s Way. I got about three weeks in when โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ”–Read “How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind”. This is a long & โ€ฆ

2021-11-20: ๐Ÿ“š Started reading OUTLANDER and if my spouse finds my interest in my scholarship as tiresome as โ€ฆ

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

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

2021-11-19: Okay I watched the Season 4 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery and now I need ALL the Detmer & Owo โ€ฆ

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

2021-11-18: From now on whenever you meet a couple, you are required to ask: Which of you is the Stamets & โ€ฆ

2021-11-17: ๐Ÿ”– Read Who Writes the Books in Video Games? . This is relevant to my interests. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽฎ

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

2021-11-17: โ€œPeak Performance,โ€ Impostor Syndrome, and PhD Life, brought to you by Star Trek: The Next Generation ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Iโ€™ve been in the middle of a Star Trek: The Next Generation rewatch for months, maybe even more than โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2021-11-15: Here is a non-exhaustive list of things that make me cry: “Some Things Are Meant to โ€ฆ

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

2021-11-14: It took ibuprofen, me singing a lot of songs, and Rock-A-Bye Baby’s Lullaby Renditions of โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2021-11-11: Finished reading: Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond ๐Ÿ“š

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

2021-11-10: Great news, bad attitude Hi web friends. I’m having a weird day, with some great news but also me not feeling like โ€ฆ

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

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

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

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

2021-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–Quotes from Lorraine Boissoneault's "Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance" I really needed to read “Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance” โ€ฆ

2021-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–"Nobody cares if you're a writer except you." Kate Baer on being a writer who mothers. ๐Ÿ“ I highly recommend Sara Fredman’s Write Like A Mother newsletter, in which Sara interviews โ€ฆ

2021-11-08: Want to read: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder ๐Ÿ“š

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

2021-11-06: ๐Ÿ“š I’m on page 78 of Gwenda Bond’s NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and y’all, I’m so โ€ฆ

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

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

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

2021-11-01: Finished reading: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-31: ๐ŸŽฏ: Hey don’t you want to buy your kid some cute PJs? They’re on saaaaale… Me: Bro โ€ฆ

2021-10-30: ๐Ÿ”– Read ‘They start calling you Hitler’: Why Disneyland has some of the most toxic fans โ€ฆ

2021-10-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read From Princes to Pigeons: A Beginnerโ€™s Guide to Otome Games ๐ŸŽฎ

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

2021-10-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€œThe Girl With The Green Ribbonโ€: A Tale of Many Lives. ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Dear Congress: Paid leave is not a perk. Itโ€™s a requirement..

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

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

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

2021-10-29: I’m about to log off for the night but I want to talk about #StarTrekProdigy so tell me about โ€ฆ

2021-10-29: Want to read: They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe ๐Ÿ“š

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

2021-10-28: M and I decorated some sugar cookies this evening.

2021-10-28: If you’re a person who would be interested in a virtual co-working space for parents, could โ€ฆ

2021-10-27: Thanks to Jennifer Polk’s co-working session, I made big progress on a paper revision today. ๐Ÿ“

2021-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Lee Skallerup Bessette’s You Can Ask for Mental-Health Help, but Can You Find Any? is โ€ฆ

2021-10-27: M: Can we keep playing Breath of the Wild [pretend, not the video game]? Me: Wait, we’re โ€ฆ

2021-10-26: Hello I am 40 will a local community theater please cast me as Mama Rose now kthx

2021-10-26: This is a reminder that Brent Spiner’s book Fan Fiction, which I reviewed back in September, โ€ฆ

2021-10-26: I’ve got to remember to search parenting groups, not scroll. I just about had an anxiety โ€ฆ

2021-10-25: Also making a note to myself to write a full blog post about going to see my first community theater โ€ฆ

2021-10-25: Making a note to myself here to write a full blog post about Star Trek: The Next Generation 3x21, โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: Dr. Lesley Willard: Introducing topic. How do scholars in fan & media studies articulate their โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: Next #FSNNA21 live-tweet: “Fans, Players and/or Users? Bridging Fan and Media Studies” โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: Adriana Amaral: First, the state of fan studies in Brazil: research focused on digital settings but โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: I’ll be live-tweeting the #FSNNA21 panel “Digital Methods and Digital Fan โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: I set foot in a bookstore for the first time since the start of the pandemic today. I stood there, โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: Introducing my five-year-old to Sweeney Todd (original cast), as you do. ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต

2021-10-23: I’m watching the season 1 finale of Star Trek Discovery and having L’Rell do the โ€ฆ

2021-10-22: Extemely chuffed to announce that my first blog post written for @QuirkosSoftware, “A priori โ€ฆ

2021-10-22: I don’t like how clear it is that we are living in the mirror universe and the primary Star โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: I may have been excessively affectively engaged in the conversation about Buffy fic writers' โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: Help I Read a Lower Decks Fanfic and Now I Resent All Other Activities: The Kimberly Hirsh Story ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2021-10-21: Taking a break from livetweeting to just listen to the Participatory Culture Wars session at โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: This doesn’t include the discussion/Q&A because things started to go so fast I โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: Planning to use Noter Live to livetweet “The Money Question” at #FSNNA21. Will post all โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: Well mirror universe stuff is very upsetting. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2021-10-20: I myself am strange and unusual. (Earrings by Witching Hour Baby.)

2021-10-19: I built a Book Event Calendar! It’s only got one event in it right now, as proof of concept, โ€ฆ

2021-10-19: Today I: found contact info for new handyman filled meds cases made cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds โ€ฆ

2021-10-18: Hey book friends. Is there any sort of centralized calendar for virtual author events? My searches โ€ฆ

2021-10-17: Part of me wants to swim in a vault filled with books like some sort of literary Scrooge McDuck, but โ€ฆ

2021-10-16: This thing where I need to sleep instead of staying up all night watching Star Trek: Discovery is โ€ฆ

2021-10-16: On my Starfleet ship, we would have Sirenian ops.

2021-10-16: ๐Ÿ’ปโ–ถ๏ธ Watched The Doctor, The Mortician, and the Murder.

2021-10-15: Don’t want to spoil the Lower Decks finale much but I was so distracted by my delight at โ€ฆ

2021-10-14: The other day while doing some Artist’s Way exercises my subconscious bubbled up and told me I โ€ฆ

2021-10-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ Read Catapult | I Found My Literary Community by Writing Book Reviews | catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

2021-10-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “… fulfilling my potential would really cut into my sitting around time.” Maria โ€ฆ

2021-10-12: Finished reading: Writing the New Ethnography by H. L. Goodall, Jr. ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-12: Academia sure loves bricolage.

2021-10-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read Catapult | Why Full-Time Freelancing Isnโ€™t For Me | Gabrielle Drolet catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

2021-10-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Quiet Crisis of Parents on the Tenure Track.

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Anger is not the action itself. It is action’s invitation.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽญ “Ideas don’t get opening nights. Finished plays do.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…anger is a map… Anger points the way, not just the finger.” Julia โ€ฆ

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes โ€“ The โ€ฆ

2021-10-10: Want to read: The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-10: The #FanLIS panel I’m co-moderating with Ludi Price is the first session of Fan Studies โ€ฆ

2021-10-09: Want to read: Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-08: As in the actual Haunted Mansion ride, the best part of Muppets Haunted Mansion is the โ€ฆ

2021-10-08: M (who turned 5 yesterday!) & I are watching Muppets Haunted Mansion and I’m very happy.

2021-10-08: Hey LIS scholars. What is the most elegant, arresting, or fascinating writing you’ve seen in โ€ฆ

2021-10-08: Did I just send an email to all the parents at my kid’s school in which I used the phrase โ€ฆ

2021-10-07: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “we are conditioned as academics (and also just people in 2021!) to sacrifice long term โ€ฆ

2021-10-07: I’ve been without wifi for over 18 hours & while I’m old enough to remember a time โ€ฆ

2021-10-05: My brand is: person who spends far too much time thinking about the absence of social science โ€ฆ

2021-10-05: ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Watched Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Episode 1 & oh my goodness how fun is this show? So โ€ฆ

2021-10-05: ๐Ÿ“š Me continuing to read Black Sun: Uhhuh uhhuh Sun Priestess is cool, nice chill use of non-binary โ€ฆ

2021-10-05: ๐Ÿ“š Me, reading Black Sun: Ch. 1 - This parent-child dynamic is upsetting, i don’t know if I can โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Invisible Burden That Leaves Moms Drained. Especially timely since I just hosted my โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read On Pandering. This piece made me think about how lucky I’ve been to always be writing โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: The extent to which my handwriting is a perfect mix of my parents' handwriting is remarkable.

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ“š This week’s takeaway from The Artist’s Way is that I’m already really good at โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If I’m expected to be a kin keeper, no one can judge my coffee consumption.” โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: Added “Memento mori girl” to my bio and I am far too pleased with myself. ๐Ÿ’€

2021-10-04: I have one weird set of emotions when I begin writing in a new notebook and another when I get close โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Dragon Quest III. Each game in the series gets more expansive. I love that.

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“บ Watched Salt Fat Acid Heat episode 1, “Fat.”

2021-10-03: I had a dream that Gates McFadden became a real doctor. My kid was having breathing trouble & โ€ฆ

2021-10-03: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why Everyone Is Always Giving Unsolicited Advice (Tressie McMillan Cottom for the New York โ€ฆ

2021-10-03: Excuse me I will be over here flailing because I just learned there is a licensed Star Trek โ€ฆ

2021-10-02: Finished reading: The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinka ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-02: Why are my neighbors so loud don’t they know it’s after 10 pm and their neighbors have โ€ฆ

2021-10-02: My son found this toad at school a week ago. He said his friend touched it and it jumped.

2021-10-02: Now that I have Paramount+, my current viewing strategy is: Want something familiar? TNG/DS9/VOY โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: It’s been a busy day of prepping for my kid’s birthday party (outdoor masked at a park โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: My kid’s school is having fall break today so um we have Paramount Plus now. Because it has โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: ๐Ÿ”–Read “So Coke-yโ€ฆSo Entitled!โ€: This Is What It Was Like Going to Bennington College With Bret โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: Response to "Whereโ€™s the โ€˜Video Offโ€™ Button in Face-to-Face Instruction?" Dr. Maggie Melo writes for Inside Higher Ed today about the value of video-off time in a virtual โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: I did a thing! I wrote a blog post for a client! Yay me! Time for a dance party! via GIPHY

2021-09-30: Here’s the deal with being employed by someone besides myself right now: they have to pay me โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: One of the frustrating things about chronic illness is that sometimes you have a good brain day but โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: Weather report from my kid: the air temperature is warm Luke.

2021-09-30: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Nathan Lane on Only Murders in the Buildingโ€™s Big Twist.

2021-09-30: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Why Only Murders in the Building Is the Most Romantic Show on TV.

2021-09-29: I’m planning a historical witchy YA fantasy, it’s historical because it’s set in โ€ฆ

2021-09-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Star Trekโ€™s food replicators may be on their way to your kitchen. ๐Ÿ––

2021-09-29: Want to read: Several Short Sentences about Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-29: Want to read: The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Amia Srinivasan: โ€œFeminism is a political practice, not just a set of ideasโ€.

2021-09-28: Witch influencer or Indiana Jones villain? You decide. (Image: A white woman with dark hair wears a โ€ฆ

2021-09-28: Attempted a Hashimoto’s/PCOS friendly version of my great-grandmother’s goldenrod eggs: โ€ฆ

2021-09-28: Replaced “Extremely online since 1995โ€ in my bio with “Human cabinet of โ€ฆ

2021-09-28: Want to read: Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender by Casey โ€ฆ

2021-09-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽญ Read On and Off Stage: The Deep-Seated Bias in the Culture of American Theatre. In addition to โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: Mindy Thomas & Guy Raz have some great advice for writers of all ages in their National Book โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Reading Looks Like When Youโ€™re a Full-Time Author (Book Riot).

2021-09-27: Asking for a friend: what do you think Kaz Brekker’s D&D class would be? Rogue? I feel โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: I realized reading Week 1 of THE ARTIST’S WAY that most of my negative self-talk isn’t โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…if we can become one-tenth as good at positive self-talk as we are at negative โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read Please Keep Doing Virtual Book Stuff After The Pandemic. Jessica Pryde makes a great argument โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Creativity is play, but for shadow artists, learning to allow themselves to play is hard โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Caregiving Economy - The Atlantic theatlantic.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: A lot is bad but my kid is dancing to Tank! by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts and that’s pretty โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: Me today: Ooh what an interesting journal article! I wonder if I could pitch a research brief on it โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: Want to read: Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies by โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฟ Some good things I’ve read so far today: Revisiting The Flight of Dragons, a Forgotten โ€ฆ

2021-09-24: Kid reading your book on a bench at the playground while your sibling plays: I see you. You are not โ€ฆ

2021-09-24: That feeling when your own article is at the top of the “Recommended article” list on โ€ฆ

2021-09-24: What was going on in my life when I got sick It’s hard to figure out exactly which of the many symptoms I have should determine when I got โ€ฆ

2021-09-23: “The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” C. G. Jung, quoted by Julia Cameron โ€ฆ

2021-09-23: How Hashimoto's makes me feel Hashimoto’s makes me feel like the opposite of myself. At various points in my life, if you โ€ฆ

2021-09-22: My health goals I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. One of the things I’m โ€ฆ

2021-09-21: My aesthetic is Mermaid Academia.

2021-09-21: In case you wonder what kind of parent I am: yesterday, my kid was recounting a Halloween episode of โ€ฆ

2021-09-21: I have input days and output days. Today is an input day: learning about UX and user research.

2021-09-20: I just moved my next follow up doctor’s appointment up two months to the week after next โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: On preferring learning to doing I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. I love to read about โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: Amy Gentry’s second guest post for The Professor Is In, about transitioning from academic to โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: ๐Ÿ”– Portrait of the Mother as an Artist โ€“ Guernica guernicamag.comRead: Diane โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: Watching the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Offspring” as a parent adds a โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: Have y’all read THE DARK TIDE by Alicia Jasinka? because I started it tonight and it is โ€ฆ

2021-09-19: Whoopi Goldberg has done a lot of great work in her career, but I think I’ll always feel that โ€ฆ

2021-09-19: Finished reading: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-18: So far in my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 3x13, “Deja Q,” is my โ€ฆ

2021-09-17: Me, watching Super Monsters with my kid: I can suspend my disbelief to allow that Universal monsters โ€ฆ

2021-09-16: Brainfog day ๐Ÿ˜ž

2021-09-15: ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป That feeling when it takes all day to maintain your (6-year-old budget) laptop…

2021-09-15: There is a medium-small spider hanging out on my corkboard and I’ve decided to adopt it as a โ€ฆ

2021-09-15: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “If this is your first draft, stop worrying.” - Leigh Bardugo in her latest โ€ฆ

2021-09-14: What I mean when I say I have variable disabilities: today, I am using a cane because I have mild โ€ฆ

2021-09-13: Book Review: FAN FICTION by Brent Spiner ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––โ€โ€ If you make a purchase through a link in this post, I may earn a commission. Quick head’s up: โ€ฆ

2021-09-13: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “When academic women, experts in their fields, are seen as not credible, then can women โ€ฆ

2021-09-13: Want to read: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-13: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “My Ph.D. cannot trump my gender.” Kelly J. Baker, SEXISM ED, “Academic Men โ€ฆ

2021-09-13: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listened to Gates McFadden Investigates 101: Jonathan Frakes. Love it. McFadden is a great host โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: “Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way.” Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS. Oh, โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: I finished reading SIX OF CROWS almost 4 months ago. It’s time for me to get back to the โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: Finished reading: Fan Fiction by Brent Spiner ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-11: Went to Internet Archive to find my blog post from 20 years ago. More interesting than anything I โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: Wearing my 90s pop culture goth uniform today: Buffy the Vampire Slayer tee, Nightmare Before โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to spend my time and one of the things I want to do โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: New bio: Extremely online since 1995. Mom. Household COO. Consulting scholar-librarian. Book person. โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Ron Norman. If you didn’t already โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched In a Lonely Place. I watched this because it’s on the movie list on the aesthetics โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: My 20th Domainiversary Today is the 20th anniversary of the first time the Internet Archive captured my first personal โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: Me: yesterday for #StarTrekDay: AHHHH Star Trek, everything Star Trek! this morning when it was all โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: This Picard/Riker 2024 merch is all well and good but what I want is reprints of the Picard/Riker โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: The Voyager theme is over here tugging at my heart strings. This is unexpected. #StarTrekDay

2021-09-09: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I will never not have a crush on Wil Wheaton. โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: It’s taken me a while but I think I have a stable connection for watching #StarTrekDay and โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: If you read through today’s Done List, you’ll notice I put basic self-care tasks like โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: I know enough about Brent Spiner and his history with fans to know that this does not make us BFFs โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: Loading my advanced readers’s copy of Brent Spiner’s mem-noir Fan Fiction to my ereader โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: Repping TNG Operations in my Lauren Christians Handmade dress for Star Trek Day. My kid told his โ€ฆ

2021-09-07: My Done List for 9/7/21: It’s easy for me to feel like a day went by where I didn’t do โ€ฆ

2021-09-07: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 3, episode 11, “The Hunted,” there is a โ€ฆ

2021-09-07: In defense of not living up to your potential I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Betsy Greer shared some โ€ฆ

2021-09-07: Putting Gardens and Streams II on my calendar. I’m only a maybe because, as always, parenting.

2021-09-06: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ The Heartbreaking Ingenuity of the Mother-Writer โ€น Literary Hub if youโ€™ve read a book penned by โ€ฆ

2021-09-06: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Public Writing Life: How to Lose an Editor in Five Days โ€ฆ

2021-09-06: ๐Ÿ”–Read Ravynn K. Stringfield’s essay, Bullet Journaling to Save a Life. Beautiful.

2021-09-04: “She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy.” Oscar Wilde, The โ€ฆ

2021-09-03: I had a client meeting this morning where we made plans for me to do some blogging and podcasting โ€ฆ

2021-09-03: “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them…” Oscar Wilde, The Picture โ€ฆ

2021-09-02: Beginning my third read of Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC. ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-02: Sleep Deprivation, Sugar Crash, or Both? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2021-09-02: Gonna create a literary subgenre/internet aesthetic and call it “snark academia.”

2021-09-01: I just published another free/pay-what-you-can Notion template. This time it’s a permissions โ€ฆ

2021-09-01: Welcome to September, or as I like to call it, October Part 1. The world is full of terrors. Today โ€ฆ

2021-08-31: My post-PhD identity crisis, #motherscholar edition I am making a few notes here now that I hope to turn into a longer post later. As I scrolled Twitter โ€ฆ

2021-08-31: Did not realize I was on the Motherscholar Project website so that’s cool!

2021-08-31: Dr. Kimberly's Comedy School: Pairing the absurd with the mundane If you have access to it, watch The Simpsons, Season 1, episode 3, “Homer’s โ€ฆ

2021-08-30: Just recorded a conference session. I’m really happy about the accessibility remote โ€ฆ

2021-08-28: Watched @patrickrhone’s Micro Camp talk Want to write a book? You probably already have this โ€ฆ

2021-08-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ฌ Parents Are Not Okay: Through these grinding 18 months, weโ€™ve managed our kidsโ€™ lives as best we โ€ฆ

2021-08-28: Shout-out to Kelly J. Baker for naming archivists and librarians first in the acknowledgements of โ€ฆ

2021-08-27: there is no separation between mother and writer, nor can I tease apart the time I spend tending to โ€ฆ

2021-08-26: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Sara Fredman’s How Motherhood Helped Me Reject the โ€˜Father Tongueโ€™ of Academia is both โ€ฆ

2021-08-26: Want to read: How to Write Qualitative Research by Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-26: Want to read: Thinking Inside the Box Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who โ€ฆ

2021-08-25: Finished reading: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-25: My taste in fantasy art is less Lisa Frank and more Frank Frazetta.

2021-08-25: Whoops, I didn’t mean unicorn and waterfall, I meant swan and rainbow. We also had the tiger โ€ฆ

2021-08-25: Trapper Keeper is back but I’m holding out for the re-release of the unicorn in front of a โ€ฆ

2021-08-25: How come every time Rachel Cohn & David Levithan collaborate the result is adorable? โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: Casey Fiesler asked for tips for creating equal participation in breakout rooms. One strategy to try โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: Younger S7E5 is delighting me with Janeane Garofalo as an art college dean and Sutton Foster as Liza โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listening to Keegan-Michael Key’s The History of Sketch Comedy on Audible & in ep 5 he โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: One of the many straws on the proverbial camel’s back that led me to stop watching THE CHAIR โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: About to go pick kid up from first day of preschool. (1/2 day today, full day Thurs). Achieved: โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: ๐Ÿ“š Just finished the introduction of Data Feminism & am jotting down some thoughts. I hope to โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: ๐Ÿ“š Data Feminism has the best (and perhaps only) definition of positionality I’ve ever seen: โ€ฆ

2021-08-23: Colleagues are all “I forgot how exhausting teaching in person is!” & I’m all โ€ฆ

2021-08-23: Want to read: Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-23: Me, prepping for my kid’s very masked return to preschool: IMAGE: Liz Lemon (from the TV show โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: Want to read: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: Advice for new parents and parents-to-be I have a friend who is due to have a baby in January. I offered to write up a bunch of notes for her โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: ๐Ÿ“บ It’s been interesting seeing other (current or former) academians' responses to THE CHAIR. I โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: Setting aside my TIME 100 list plan to play in the land of YA rom-coms. Just started NICK AND โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: ย– Read Meet the Southern librarians fighting for racial justice and truth-telling รขย€ย“ Scalawag โ€ฆ

2021-08-20: I clocked a solid chunk of time on my current consulting contract today and I really enjoyed the โ€ฆ

2021-08-20: “Being a mom is my calling, and being a writer is also my calling, so they have to both exist โ€ฆ

2021-08-20: The questions driving me right now I read Ravynn K. Stringfieldโ€™s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy and felt energized. I โ€ฆ

2021-08-17: Today, in Sesame Street Is the Best Comedy School, Grover and Campers Learn About Trees. Excellent โ€ฆ

2021-08-17: Who’s your favorite fictional character with an extreme love of school supplies? Mine is Amy โ€ฆ

2021-08-16: We might need to have a talk about how I don’t want to eat any actual meals, just leftovers of โ€ฆ

2021-08-16: I just processed all the action items from the beginning of the year email the head teacher at my โ€ฆ

2021-08-16: Read Chicago Improv Was Dead. Can New Leaders Revive It? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: I use Old Spice Krakengard mostly because the name and graphic amuse me. I always thought it was โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: I can’t get a good picture of it but right now there is a lone piece of green glitter sitting โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: I hardly ever cried about my dissertation and I’m really proud of that.

2021-08-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read The Loneliness of the Full-Time Writer โ€น Literary Hub lithub.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: Woke up to a house with no light at all and my first thought was not “The power must be โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: What I Learned from Recording My Micro Camp Talk I learned a lot from recording my Micro Camp 2021 talk. If you watch it, you’ll notice a โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: Who is Kimberly Hirsh?

2021-08-15: My talk from Micro Camp, “Learning in Public on Your Blog,” is now available on my โ€ฆ

2021-08-14: What are your top 3 movies you turn to when you are sick and/or anxious? Mine are Ferris โ€ฆ

2021-08-13: ๐Ÿ”– Ravynn K. Stringfield’s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy is an energizing read. โ€ฆ

2021-08-13: Some notes on my Time's 100 Best ๐Ÿ“š Plan Because fantasy is the genre I read the most and YA is the market segment I read the most, โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: So far today I have taken my kid to the pool for swim lessons & stayed for an extra 3 hrs, โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: Donโ€™t think of fantasy as mere entertainment, then, but as a way to train for reality. It always โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: Until I get tired of doing it, I’m going to read my way through Time’s The 100 Best โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: New bio: “A good little mommy and always very curious.”

2021-08-12: Solidarity to everyone who was awake earlier than they needed to be this morning.

2021-08-12: In case you were wondering which website has the best favicon, it’s Jennifer Laughranโ€™s.

2021-08-12: My kid is asleep well before 9 pm, what do I do with all this freeeeeedom? (The smart thing would be โ€ฆ

2021-08-11: I cannot convey the extent to which the statement “be part of one of the largest events on โ€ฆ

2021-08-11: That feeling when someone you only kind of knew from church as a kid over 20 years ago invites you โ€ฆ

2021-08-10: Hey hey! I’ll be giving a talk at Micro Camp Friday @ 3:30 pm EST about Learning in Public on โ€ฆ

2021-08-09: ๐ŸŽฌ watched Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy is brilliant here. I can’t believe he was only 22 or โ€ฆ

2021-08-08: My brain, on August 8, 2021: LetterMo is just around the corner! It’s January now, so February โ€ฆ

2021-08-07: It’s fine if you’ve been sleeping on SCHMIGADOON so far but this week they gave both โ€ฆ

2021-08-06: What I Learned from Sewing Napkins And some stuff I already knew but needed the reminder sewing napkins gave me. 1. If you want things โ€ฆ

2021-08-06: I can’t recall if I’d ever seen Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s on โ€ฆ

2021-08-05: Hello and welcome to my current existential crisis.

2021-08-04: The CHIP ‘N’ DALE: RESCUE RANGERS theme is a masterpiece of musical maximalism. ๐ŸŽต

2021-08-04: I love physicist Carlo Rovelli’s phrase, “radical lack of certainty,” quoted in โ€ฆ

2021-08-04: ๐Ÿ“บ I’m not remotely close to caught up on The Owl House but I just want to say that Luz’s โ€ฆ

2021-08-03: Want to read: A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-01: Finished reading: The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-01: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Dragon Quest on Android. Gorgeous pixel remake of the foundational JRPG. Super fun! ๐Ÿฒ

2021-08-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ Read Once & Future Vol. 1: The King Is Undead by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora. Arthuriana and โ€ฆ

2021-07-31: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ”– “What did I learn today about how to live this life?” This question applies to a lot โ€ฆ

2021-07-31: ๐Ÿ“š A surprise The Locked Tomb book! Yay! ๐Ÿ’€

2021-07-30: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ At Electric Literature, Meera Vijayan writes about the value of seeing Alina Starkov build her โ€ฆ

2021-07-29: I feel both seen and attacked by this Lit Hub piece that says the literary character who shares my โ€ฆ

2021-07-28: I’m available for work starting September 7. Ideal employed situation is part-time, remote, at โ€ฆ

2021-07-27: Putting yourself back together I’ve written before about how matrescence is like kintsugi: having a baby shatters you and the โ€ฆ

2021-07-27: Today my (medical) doctor called me and when I answered, she said, “Hello, Dr. Hirsh?”

2021-07-27: ๐Ÿ“š This interview with Tamsyn Muir is great.

2021-07-27: Finished reading: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ๐Ÿ“š

2021-07-23: ๐Ÿ“š In HARROW THE NINTH Harrowhark uses the phrase “A fatal longing for the picturesque” โ€ฆ

2021-07-22: What a beautiful day! We're not scared. ๐Ÿป Are you familiar with the poem/book/animated short film WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT? I highly โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸฟThis piece identifies what made LOKI less than ideal for me: Loki himself is constrained, not as โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“š It’s nice timing to read this after recently starting my Dorian Gray re-read: Manic Pixie โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: The article Meet the typical 40-year-old millennial, who has $128,000 in debt, is not nearly as โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: Me, after two nights of terrible sleep: Welp, I worked for 48 billable minutes. Time to pack it in โ€ฆ

2021-07-20: My personal history with sewing ๐Ÿงต I promise I’m going to write about what I learned from sewing napkins soon. But first: my โ€ฆ

2021-07-20: Other people’s midi dress is my maxi dress.

2021-07-20: You know what would be an interesting pair of books to read together? The 4-Hour Work Week and How โ€ฆ

2021-07-19: Random stream-of-consciousness life updates I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. Hello, everyone! How are โ€ฆ

2021-07-18: Austin Kleon's pirate-gardener Austin Kleon writes about his desire to be a pirate-gardener, Iโ€™d like to stay happily at home, in โ€ฆ

2021-07-18: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Harrow would be tripping over herself for her whole existence, a frictionless hoop of โ€ฆ

2021-07-17: ๐Ÿ“š O no I have HARROW THE NINTH on my eReader and want to hermit up and just read it until I’m โ€ฆ

2021-07-17: ๐Ÿ“š I’m re-reading THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY and I want to write down all of Lord Henry โ€ฆ

2021-07-17: Just watched the first episode of Schmigadoon and Aaron Tveit channeling John Raitt/Gordon โ€ฆ

2021-07-17: I’m working on developing a new academia aesthetic, it’s kind of a sff academia. โ€ฆ

2021-07-16: I love when I have a call with my doctor and I say “I think I should do this” and she โ€ฆ

2021-07-16: ๐Ÿงต I made napkins today and I learned a lot! I’ll write about it soon.

2021-07-15: I’m about to start using Noter Live to live-tweet #MIRAULV2021. Conferring on the couch next โ€ฆ

2021-07-15: Wait wait wait bootcut jeans are on-trend again? Gen Z, you’re turning exhausted parents into โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: My kid is watching Doc McStuffins and I’m over here swooning over the knight toy Sir Kirby โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: I tried Voila AI artist & this is what it says I’d look like as a 3D cartoon princess.

2021-07-14: Happy birthday to me! W & M got me a sewing machine that has a manual! I asked for one I knew โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: Who will I be at 40? Three makes a pattern, so this is the year that blogging about who I want to be in this year of my โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: Want to read: The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun ๐Ÿ“š

2021-07-14: Finished reading: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett ๐Ÿ“š

2021-07-13: Stream-of-Consciousness Quick Review: Kristen Arnett's MOSTLY DEAD THINGS ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆฉ (or, Kristen Arnett Please Be My New Best Friend) I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this post. Kristen Arnett is โ€ฆ

2021-07-13: Tomorrow is my birthday (40th). If you want to celebrate, here are some options: have donuts read a โ€ฆ

2021-07-13: I just signed up for 1-Day Online Nonfiction Seminar: The Scholar’s Guide to Writing & โ€ฆ

2021-07-12: I didn’t see Katy Peplin’s blog post about grumping it out until just now but now is โ€ฆ

2021-07-12: The thing about being a bard is that performance is more than just singing.

2021-07-11: I need everyone to understand that in Marvel comics, there is the version of Thor that is a frog, โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: The Quiet Space has a website. This evolving project offers tools to help scholars & other โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: The water and the moon are my teachers. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ• Tonight is the New Moon in Cancer. Next Wednesday is my birthday. My Sun, Ascendant, and Mercury are โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: W: Would you say the town of Brigadoon is changed by the events of the musical? Me: What? No! โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: Introducing The Quiet Space: A set of offerings for scholars and knowledge creators Good morning, friends. I have a new-ish morning ritual. I creep downstairs so as not to wake my kid. โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: Hulu has both Beetlejuice and Season 7 of Younger, see y’all next week. ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ

2021-07-09: I'm having a tantrum about how hard it is to live with chronic illness. Back in May, I had some bloodwork done. I discovered that my thyroid hormone levels were in the โ€ฆ

2021-07-07: Habits from UNF*CK YOUR HABITAT I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. I’m re-reading Unf*ck โ€ฆ

2021-07-07: Nightstand before & after courtesy the first couple of mini-challenges in the original UfYH โ€ฆ

2021-07-07: I take 20 medications/supplements, some of them more than once a day.

2021-07-03: I’m brewing 2 essays about Star Trek: The Next Generation: about Data, perfectionism, & โ€ฆ

2021-07-02: My kid asked me if he was a camper & I told him we could call our home a camp if he wanted and โ€ฆ

2021-07-02: Years ago now, my sister gave M. a 3D printed Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service. Today I โ€ฆ

2021-07-02: I don’t believe being a librarian is A Calling but I do believe it is a disposition; it is one โ€ฆ

2021-07-01: Welcome to Camp NaNoWriMo with me! I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. It’s July 1 which โ€ฆ

2021-06-29: Response to "Knittingโ€™s resurgence reflects womenโ€™s desire to confront inequality": things that have been things for a while, affinity space research, and punk rock new domesticity I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I’m writing up a โ€ฆ

2021-06-29: ๐Ÿ”– Putting a pin in this article to remind me to write later about the perils of outsiders โ€ฆ

2021-06-29: Returning to Dissertating in the Open Back when I started the dissertation process, I had this whole plan to dissertate in the open. I did โ€ฆ

2021-06-28: Want to read: Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-28: ๐Ÿ”–โ–ถ๏ธ Watching Meet Courtney: An American Girl Movie & trying not to lose it every time they โ€ฆ

2021-06-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Listen, as a 90s babybat I welcome the new Anne Rice television universe. ๐Ÿฆ‡

2021-06-28: I don’t have a plan beyond keeping my kid alive, resting a lot, trying to be more chill. โ€ฆ

2021-06-27: Want to read: Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower by Marc Goulden, Mary Ann โ€ฆ

2021-06-27: ๐Ÿ“š I read only the Introduction to Kelly J. Baker’s SEXISM ED and I’m already seething โ€ฆ

2021-06-27: I don’t like to drink rosรฉ but I love the rosรฉwave vibe. I’m trying to figure out what โ€ฆ

2021-06-27: Finished reading: Succeeding Outside the Academy ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-26: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Why have I surrendered so much of my present self to an abstract future self that may โ€ฆ

2021-06-26: Every time I work on this article revision I end up getting mad at Reviewer 2 all over again, mostly โ€ฆ

2021-06-26: My Kid (4.5 yo): Donatello is playing a video game. Me: Fun! What’s it called? Kid: โ€ฆ

2021-06-26: ๐Ÿ”–โ–ถ๏ธ Watched Create Your Unicorn Career from Scratch. Engaging talk from a science โ€ฆ

2021-06-25: Low-key day today: chilling with my kid in the morning, an adventure with a locked but unoccupied โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: JK, today is a rest-in-bed kind of day now that I’ve done my most important work, registering โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: Today is a work-in-bed kind of day. (I have chronic illness and a 4 year old; kindly keep your sleep โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: As a younger person I thought people in their 40s had their acts together. ~3 wks away from turning โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ I love Austin Kleon’s advice to relocate your darlings. I have a file for every project โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: Want to read: Annotation by Remi H. Kalir and Antero Garcia ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-23: Is my hair still wet or is it like this because I tried the Curly Girl method and used gel? The โ€ฆ

2021-06-23: Want to read: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-23: ๐Ÿ“š I know I’m very late to this party but GIDEON THE NINTH is so good.

2021-06-22: What is less helpful than it might be is when a reviewer suggests that people have already written a โ€ฆ

2021-06-21: 9 am Kimberly: I’m totally going to work this afternoon! 1 pm Kimberly: I’m totally โ€ฆ

2021-06-20: In the bathroom at the children’s museum yesterday, I looked in the mirror. I saw a sweaty โ€ฆ

2021-06-20: ๐Ÿ“š (Please don’t spoil me) Me reading Gideon the Ninth: KISS! KISS! KISS!

2021-06-19: Welp. Sitting on hold with the grocery store because they accidentally charged me $78.89 for 1 lb of โ€ฆ

2021-06-19: The layers of references in this poster are delightful: cats as Data and Geordi as Holmes and Watson โ€ฆ

2021-06-18: Finished reading: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-18: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If you cannot bear our pain, you are not fit to carry our strength.” WONDER WOMAN: โ€ฆ

2021-06-18: ๐Ÿ“š I’m reading Leigh Bardugo’s WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER & while it took a little โ€ฆ

2021-06-16: I’m announcing it to make it real: I’m going to write a sweet romance novella for Camp โ€ฆ

2021-06-16: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read What We Canโ€”and Can’tโ€”Learn About Louisa May Alcott from Her Teenage Fiction - โ€ฆ

2021-06-15: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“บ “No one likes having a curse, but if you take the right steps, it’s โ€ฆ

2021-06-15: Anybody else feel like a lot of qualitative methodology writeups in studies are basically “I โ€ฆ

2021-06-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read Toll from political push at UNC continues to mount | NC Policy Watch Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-14: Me: What am I going to do with my kid all summer? The pool: Hi. Me: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

2021-06-14: Someone in my neighborhood is doing yardwork at 9 pm and I’m not okay with it.

2021-06-12: Do I pretend I’m Kaz Brekker when I use my new cane? Only with every step I take.

2021-06-12: Part of me is always working on a taxonomy and ontology of #StarTrekTNG episodes. (Currently: only โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: I have no special insight into the MCU but this song might be a bit instructive (and if you’re โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Loki episode 1 finds a startling way to rest the antihero for Marvel TV - Polygon โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Loki episode 1 recap and Easter eggs: Thor’s naughty brother gets busted for time โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ“บ watched Loki Season 1, Episode 1, “Glorious Purpose.” Took me a little while to get โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Star Trek | Games of Fame gamesoffame.wordpress.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1974: Super Star Trek - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Addendums | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: Jason Dyer โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 5: Wumpus 2 and 3 | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป Hunt the Wumpus, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: Watching “new” She-Ra with my kid & forgot who my She-Ra avatar was but then we got โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป Hunt the Wumpus, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: What does after even mean? Lately some of the things that have been lifelines for me during the pandemic have started to feel โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 4: Hunt the Wumpus (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 2: Mugwump, Hurkle, Snark (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 1: Hide and Seek (1972) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ I just watched the two pre-Loki episodes of Marvel Studios LEGENDS and y’all the MCU gets โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ ReadBefore Adventure, Part 3: Caves (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1973: Hunt the Wumpus - 50 Years of Text Games Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: Text adventure nostalgia I hope your Wednesday’s going well! (Or Thursday if you’re farther east enough than me โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: Today, in letting go of my internalized ableism: using a cane during a hip pain flare.

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Forty Years of Lunar Lander Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Lunar Lander: The Full Story of the Legendary Game and Genre Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1972: ROCKET - 50 Years of Text Games Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Something Found In The Oregon Trail - Code Dive Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 5 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 4 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Oregon Trail Ver. 3 (BASIC 3.1, 1978) | Desert Hat Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 3 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Rafting Down the Columbia River Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Matt’s Store & Starting the Game Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Crossing Rivers Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Earliest Versions of the Game Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read A Brief History of the Oregon Trail Game Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Oregon Trail Memes Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Designing the Travel Screen for โ€œThe Oregon Trailโ€ | by R. Philip Bouchard | The โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ The FEMICOM museum is my new favorite thing.

2021-06-08: Things that can bring on trochanteric (hip) bursitis: sitting, lying down, physical activity. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

2021-06-08: On pain Hello again! My right hip has been hurting the past couple of days. Or almost a week, I guess - it โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Read The Power of Pride - Arc Digital arcdigital.mediaRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Designing the Hunting Game for โ€œThe Oregon Trailโ€ | by R. Philip Bouchard | The Philipendium โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read How I Managed to Design the Most Successful Educational Computer Game of All Time | by R. โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Forgotten History of ‘The Oregon Trail,’ As Told By Its Creators โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1971: The Oregon Trail - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-07: Welcome to a week of daily blogging: stream-of-consciousness flavor! I’m working to get into the flow of daily blogging, so this post will be rather stream of โ€ฆ

2021-06-07: ๐Ÿ”– Martha Bautells’s On Writing Through a Residency That Never Happened (But Did?) resonates โ€ฆ

2021-06-07: โ†ช๏ธ in reply to Bridgy stats update I wonder if the drop-off in publishing after August 2020 might be โ€ฆ

2021-06-06: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The graduate program… hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿงต๐Ÿงถ Read What We Learned From a Year of Crafting - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: There are worse things than sitting outside at a children’s museum on a beautiful day with โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Kristen Arnett Gets Her Best Ideas at the Bar - Interview Magazine โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Kate Zambreno on her new book "To Write as if Already Dead" - Los Angeles Times The postpartum experience isnโ€™t just expensive; it can also be one of psychic trauma and creative โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Elizabeth and Gav promised in this week’s The Rec Center that 1992: Silverwolf would be โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: Career Advice for PhDs Websites and Professionals: You should use ImaginePhD! It will help you โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Together As We Burn: On a Complicated Maternal Bond and Intergenerational Love. A โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Stories and Hormones Shape Our Lives by Elanor Broker. Beautiful essay weaving together โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Finding Time to Write About Motherhoodโ€ฆ While Parenting During a Pandemic . The usual โ€ฆ

2021-06-02: Quick Review: The City We Became ๐Ÿ“š I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I love the way N. K. โ€ฆ

2021-06-01: Finished reading: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-01: I’ve also made my Scholarly Writing Project Audit and Pipeline Notion template available via โ€ฆ

2021-06-01: For #TrekTuesday, I’ll share that I spend a LOT of time wondering why we don’t see โ€ฆ

2021-05-31: I’ve made my Conceptual Synthesis Spreadsheet Notion template available via Gumroad. โ€ฆ

2021-05-30: Thanks to a generous person I met in the Mermaids of NC group on Facebook, I am now Dr. Mer-Mom. โ€ฆ

2021-05-28: Build networks & ask for what you need & give what you can. Swimming in a mermaid tail is a โ€ฆ

2021-05-28: I got a Rakuten Libra H2O and I am so excited about its OverDrive integration. So many public โ€ฆ

2021-05-28: Finished reading: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-27: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “We learn to wring magic from the ordinary… When the world owed you nothing, you โ€ฆ

2021-05-25: Want to read: The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy by โ€ฆ

2021-05-24: ๐Ÿ“š Kaz Brekker is the best. Why do we have obligations besides reading books?

2021-05-24: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ I’ve heard a lot about the excellent disability representation in the Six of Crows duology. โ€ฆ

2021-05-23: ๐Ÿ“š In Crooked Kingdom, Inej thinks about her hope that she and Kaz could be “more than two wary โ€ฆ

2021-05-21: Hey guess what? You can download the Creative Commons-licensed version of my dissertation on my โ€ฆ

2021-05-20: Added “consulting scholar-librarian ๐Ÿ”” to my bio.

2021-05-20: Getting a lot of targeted ads for EdDs like “Heeeey noticed you just finished a doctorate, โ€ฆ

2021-05-20: Personal reflections after (but not really on) #FanLIS My head is swimming after attending the #FanLIS symposium today. At this moment when I’m โ€ฆ

2021-05-20: Most of my tweets from #FanLIS I’m planning to return and clean up formatting and add links to videos once they’re โ€ฆ

2021-05-19: ๐Ÿ“š Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ's ACE OF SPADES: Gossip Girl meets Get Out in a gripping debut thriller ACE OF SPADES by Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ Chiamaka and Devon are both students at the prestigious โ€ฆ

2021-05-19: Just deleted “expected” before “May 2021” in my CV.

2021-05-19: ๐Ÿ“š How do you keep track of quotes that resonate with you? I usually write them in my Bullet Journal โ€ฆ

2021-05-19: Finished reading: Ace of Spades by Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-18: ๐Ÿ“บ I’ve got 2 episodes left of SHRILL. It’s so weird being right in the middle of Annie โ€ฆ

2021-05-18: Want to read: Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews by โ€ฆ

2021-05-18: ๐Ÿ“บ Fran is always my favorite on SHRILL. Today it’s because she says, “I just don’t โ€ฆ

2021-05-18: Today in “But they’re worth it": my kid showed me a tiny grape as though he had โ€ฆ

2021-05-17: Yesterday I did 3 things so today my body wants me to do no things. I hope the plan I made with my โ€ฆ

2021-05-17: ๐Ÿ“š Sometimes I have to start a book several times before it holds my interest. A GAME OF THRONES was โ€ฆ

2021-05-16: I carry a tote bag around my house as I move through my day. I never know what I’ll be in the โ€ฆ

2021-05-16: Want to read: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-15: ๐Ÿ“š Right before I started my Grishaverse catch up, I went on a dark academia spree. These were three โ€ฆ

2021-05-14: ๐Ÿ“š Remember how I said my hammock was my favorite reading spot? Here’s a flashback to me โ€ฆ

2021-05-14: Want to read: Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-14: Want to read: Anya of Ark by Kristian Joseph ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-14: Post-graduation reception.

2021-05-14: Tassel turned! (The gown and hood were too itchy to keep on with only a sundress underneath.)

2021-05-13: Let’s get this virtual graduation show on the road. [My son and I smiling. I am wearing โ€ฆ

2021-05-13: Want to read: Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-13: My kid and I are building NYC for the Ninja Turtles & Marvel Superheroes to adventure in, so of โ€ฆ

2021-05-13: ๐Ÿ“š I first read SHADOW AND BONE 5 years ago, on a hammock at the beach, when I was 7 months pregnant. โ€ฆ

2021-05-13: I had to do one more round of formatting this morning but at long last my dissertation has been โ€ฆ

2021-05-12: I started a bookstagram account. You can find it at kimberlyhirsh.reads if you want to follow along. โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I love when I talk to my doctor and we agree on the best course of action.

2021-05-11: Me, watching STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: Battle, battle, battle. When are we going to get another โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I fixed the formatting problem which was in fact my fault. When I tried to fix one thing it did โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I’ve been attending to my mind almost exclusively for 6 years (and arguably for almost 40). โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: Was playing Ninja Turtles with my kid & his action figures & kid made Leo tell Donnie โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I am filled with rage over the number of formatting revisions I am having to make to my โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: Finished reading: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-09: ๐Ÿ”– I’ve started calling my kid Little One & after reading Meg Elison’s How Lwaxana โ€ฆ

2021-05-08: I was thinking last night about why characters who look a mess but are competent when it counts are โ€ฆ

2021-05-07: Prepping to launch my consulting career ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โ€๐Ÿ’ผ Hello again, internet. I just finished writing the last thing I had to write for my assistantship. โ€ฆ

2021-05-06: Want to read: THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of โ€ฆ

2021-05-06: Added “serious Belle vibes ๐Ÿ“š” to my bio.

2021-05-04: You should probably look at Laz Marquez’s #StarTrekGala art project because it’s โ€ฆ

2021-05-04: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Austin Kleon writes today about [wintering and dormancy] โ€ฆ

2021-05-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Read The Measure of a Man Demonstrates the Many Forms of Love by Anna E. Gant

2021-05-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Hrisoula Gatzogiannis’s The Only Work Ethic I Care About Is the One on Star Trek details โ€ฆ

2021-05-03: I think at some point in the past 6 years I became an information scientist. Yay?

2021-05-03: I’m thinking about metaphors for how people consume information. Infodemic. Infobesity. I โ€ฆ

2021-05-03: Went really minimal with my latest bio: motherscholar ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป she/her โ™ฟ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ Durham, NC, USA ๐ŸŒŽ

2021-05-03: I want to share that if you have panic attacks fueled by imposter syndrome more than 2 weeks after โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: Want to read: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”–ReadPost-SCMS musings on the value of the word acafan louisaellenstein.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read Against Aca-Fandom bogost.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read SCMS 2011 Workshop: Acafandom and the Future of Fan Studies louisaellenstein.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read On Disliking Mad Men justtv.wordpress.comRead: adornofangirl โ€ฆ

2021-04-30: Frank Oz, on Miss Piggy: She has a lot of vulnerability, which she has to hide, because of her need โ€ฆ

2021-04-30: Kermit, while he is no saint, has achieved a wonderful equilibrium in which a common sense and a โ€ฆ

2021-04-30: Want to read: Digital Black Feminism by Catherine Knight Steele ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-30: Played Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? via the Internet Archive with M. this morning & โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: What we do is chatacter comedy. Jerry Juhl, head writer of The Muppet Show, quoted in Of Muppets โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: CS101: Week One I’m auditing Stanford’s CS101 on EdX because while I love Harvard’s CS50x I think โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: Woohoo, I think I wrote the introduction of this article, yay me. Back to chipping away at the lit โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: Here’s me in 2018 unknowingly arguing the key finding of my dissertation: information literacy โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read No One Makes a Living on Patreon.

2021-04-29: Oh hey I got so excited about becoming Dr. Hirsh that I forgot to share photos of my Data make-up โ€ฆ

2021-04-28: Y’all is Kevin Feige okay? Has he ever, you know, been outside? Somebody should probably take โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: Spoiler font on my website I’m playing with CSS to get spoiler-text hidden unless selected on my website. Let’s see โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: On languishing, being dormant, and lying in wait. Adam Grant’s article Thereโ€™s a Name for the Blah Youโ€™re Feeling: Itโ€™s Called Languishing has โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: Notes and highlights from Katie Rose Guest Pryal's THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC ๐Ÿ“š I’ve read Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s The Freelance Academic twice now. It’s a great โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: Am I always tired because I’m: A) a newly minted PhD recovering from dissertating B) the โ€ฆ

2021-04-26: My Dissertation Acknowledgments It’s probably going to be a little while before I get my full dissertation up online, so I โ€ฆ

2021-04-26: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€˜Buy Nothingโ€™ groups: A place to share goods, services โ€” and gratitude.

2021-04-26: Biggest takeaway from the first 5 episodes of SHADOW & BONE is that I want to get really good at โ€ฆ

2021-04-26: ๐Ÿ”– Read Rebuilding the Web We Lost anildash.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-26: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Web We Lost anildash.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-25: O hai. the early blogosphere was full of people who obsessed over โ€œcorrectlyโ€ labeling and โ€ฆ

2021-04-25: Finished reading: Come Back, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Wallace Tripp ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-25: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parish and Barbara Siegel Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-24: I have been so focused on writing my dissertation for so long that it’s a challenge to write a โ€ฆ

2021-04-24: Finished reading: Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-24: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Fitz Siebel ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-23: Stocking the flow of my garden in the stream ๐Ÿ’ป I’ve been wanting to clean up my blog at least since I migrated from WordPress to, โ€ฆ

2021-04-23: Hello I have watched the first episode of SHADOW & BONE and Jesper has now replaced Kaz as my โ€ฆ

2021-04-23: You can now watch my dissertation defense presentation! I’ve stopped the video before the โ€ฆ

2021-04-23: Finished reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-23: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ Read Marvel movies have a weird relationship with kissing and romance - Polygon polygon.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-22: Today’s weather is the best kind of NC spring weather. It’s 57F and there are fluffy โ€ฆ

2021-04-22: Want to read: Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir by Callum Roberts ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-22: Want to read: The Brilliant Abyss, Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the โ€ฆ

2021-04-22: I’m so happy that I’m now qualified to wear this Delicious PhD Darling โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Bookishness Affects the Book Biz publishersweekly.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Read When You Have a Baby | Book Riot โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: I resent the fact that Book Riot’s Find Out Your SHADOW AND BONE Character quiz made me choose โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read On the Relationship Between Motherhood and Madness in Victorian Literature โ€น Literary Hub โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: I know somebody on has put together an On This Day type page that shows you posts on โ€ฆ

2021-04-20: My favorite thing about Labyrinth is that the ending suggests that you can grow up while retaining โ€ฆ

2021-04-19: Told y’all I was going all-in on Trek. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-19: Submitted my dissertation to the university. Ordered Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s The Dark โ€ฆ

2021-04-18: ๐Ÿ”– Reagan Ray has collected a bunch of hand-lettered logos from Marvel comics pre-2000. My favorite โ€ฆ

2021-04-15: Exhausted from defense & migrainey because PCOS, so it’s time to settle in with some โ€ฆ

2021-04-15: Advisor: So make these revisions because those were good questions and you had answers to them. Me: โ€ฆ

2021-04-15: Katherine Taylor’s essay, I Am Not a Robot, explores Data’s value as a stand-in for โ€ฆ

2021-04-15: I have a lot of thank yous to catch up on, and I will. But in the meantime, I highly recommend โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: Lt. Cmdr. DOCTOR Kimberly Hirsh here… I mean Data, whoops… I passed my dissertation โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: This really does feel like waiting to go to the hospital to be induced. I hope the dissertation โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: Really wish I felt like I could sweeten my defense with a laugh track.

2021-04-14: Me, when Wesley Crusher tells Guinan he always gets As: Really? We’re still grading things in โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: Last call for anyone who wants to attend my dissertation defense on Zoom, 4/14/21 1pm Eastern! The โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: O no my defense adrenaline has arrived 18 hours early

2021-04-13: THE NEVERS as Disability Metaphor โ™ฟ ๐Ÿ“บ This post contains slight spoilers for The Nevers. I just watched the first episode of The Nevers. โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: Weeks ago now my kid told me, “You don’t need to be a doctor. You’re already โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: ๐Ÿ”–Also, the Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert made me tear up. ๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽต

2021-04-13: ๐Ÿ”– I highly recommend this video of the Yip Yip Invasion at Phoenix Comicon 2017, in which a group of โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: Can I be in the book fandom? Like, I’m a fan of books as a medium and as aesthetic objects?

2021-04-13: Finished reading: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-11: Exhausted from reviewing my dissertation slides with W (and applying for a job and doing a makeup โ€ฆ

2021-04-11: Finished reading: You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi โ€ฆ

2021-04-09: Finished my defense slides and I’m so tired. ๐Ÿ“

2021-04-09: Me: Why am I so obsessed with identity construction? The little Chani Nicholas my head: Because your โ€ฆ

2021-04-09: Fellow academics, do you have a writerly identity? I told my artist BFF my 1st diss draft was โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: I have decided to go all-in on Star Trek. Especially TNG of course, but for the time being, โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: I’m not saying I’m just saying I kind of wish the Season 2 finale of Picard would be โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: Which Muppet do I most identify with? Well… ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ

2021-04-07: Don’t mind me, I’m just over here flailing in response to the Picard Season 2 Teaser โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: Reddit user JaytheChou is photoshopping Paddington into a different movie every day and it is a โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: I’ve always been resentful of the trope where girls have to pretend to be boys to get stuff โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: Improv as community/business/cult has a lot of problems that would require a radical new model to โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: I’m in a hammock and I don’t want to get up.

2021-04-06: I just finished Leigh Bardugo’s Siege and Storm and I’m so glad I’ve got the next โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: Finished reading: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-06: Teared up watching @levarburton’s cameos for other people. “It’s over. It’s โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: So I’m reading my dissertation and I think it’s… Good? Like it was written by โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: About to start reading and marking up this thing in preparation for next week’s defense, at โ€ฆ

2021-04-05: Honored today to deliver a pre-recorded guest lecture on Reader’s Advisory for Dr. Megan โ€ฆ

2021-04-05: I really miss the internet of 2004 - 2007, specifically the DIY/New Domesticity craft punk blog โ€ฆ

2021-04-04: I have now met all my pre-defense scholarly obligations (paper draft & guest lecture) so I guess โ€ฆ

2021-04-04: ๐Ÿ”– I somehow missed Linda Holmes’s beautiful piece about The Muppet Movie soundtrack. She pulls โ€ฆ

2021-04-03: True story, my dissertation includes the statement, “I was wrong.” ๐Ÿ“

2021-04-02: 18 hrs post-vaccine woke up a little achey, a little lymph node-y. Not too bad but still planning to โ€ฆ

2021-04-02: 5 hrs post-vaccine, feeling fuzzy-headed and mildly achey, chills receded but I bet they’ll be โ€ฆ

2021-04-01: J&J vaccine, side effects (or psychosomatic effects?) settling in after 3 hours: vague malaise, โ€ฆ

2021-04-01: This windblown lady is vaccinated and waiting outside the Cookout Walk Up Window for a celebratory โ€ฆ

2021-03-30: Thinking of launching an academic editing service explicitly targeted to scholars who are also โ€ฆ

2021-03-29: I did the My Next Move interests profile and it says I should be an information research scientist. โ€ฆ

2021-03-29: Being in a “life happens” moment myself (finishing my dissertation), I originally missed โ€ฆ

2021-03-25: Watching My Neighbor Totoro & my kid is saying that I’m like Mama Kusakabe because we both โ€ฆ

2021-03-23: My kid’s over here telling his dad a Magic Treehouse/Wild Kratts crossover story. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ

2021-03-23: Want to read: The Writer’s Practice by John Warner ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-22: I’m finishing up my PhD this May! I have a lot of possibilities for what’s next; I would โ€ฆ

2021-03-22: It's spring and my dissertation is submitted! Let's do all the things! It feels like submitting my dissertation has freed up an immense amount of space in my head and โ€ฆ

2021-03-21: Want to read: When Women Invented Television by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-18: 4yo: What are you defending? Me: My dissertation. 4yo: Why do you have to defend it? Me:

2021-03-18: Friend: I was thinking like I needed to get in my 10,000 hours and be an expert. Me: The 10,000 โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: Here’s a proposed title for my memoir, inspired by me being aggressively helped at a friend โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: You know that thing where you’ve pursued something long enough that now you’ve pretty โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: Debating with myself about regalia since I’m not going to an in-person ceremony. Definitely โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: “The academy is not designed to accommodate women, families, or the demands of modern โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: “[The graduate program] hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a laser focus โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: “Lives matter more than careers. Focus on building the life you want rather than pursuing the โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-16: ๐Ÿ”– What are we folding when we are folding laundry in quarantine is a beautiful poem by Sarah Ruhl. โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: ๐Ÿ”– I love this take. I’d love to see it even more fleshed out: WandaVision Is Basically a โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: Apparently it’s going to be an up-every-two-hours kind of night.

2021-03-15: SAVE THE DATE! My dissertation defense is set for April 14th from 1 - 3 pm. It will be held via โ€ฆ

2021-03-13: Sewing is not going great because my machine is old and unhelpful and difficult to find a manual โ€ฆ

2021-03-12: I threaded a needle and pulled up the bobbin thread! ๐Ÿงต

2021-03-12: I wound a bobbin! ๐Ÿงต

2021-03-11: Taking a mini-spring break over UNC’s Wellness Days & the weekend, including bailing on โ€ฆ

2021-03-10: No YOU meant to go to bed an hour ago but got distracted by online window-shopping for sewing โ€ฆ

2021-03-09: I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent my finished, formatted dissertation to my advisor, who will โ€ฆ

2021-03-08: We are now at the “Watch Studio Ghibli instead of PBS Kids” stage of the pandemic. ๐Ÿฟ

2021-03-08: In the process of scheduling and thought to myself I should be sure to invite my Grandmomma. ๐Ÿ˜ข

2021-03-07: Catching up on MCU. My favorite parts of Daredevil S2 are when Matt Murdock & Frank Castle have โ€ฆ

2021-03-06: Me, justifying my discussion chapter to the committee in my head: It’s only 1/3 of a โ€ฆ

2021-03-06: I may have finished my discussion chapter. I definitely sent it off to my advisor.

2021-03-05: Discussion section: behind the scenes [Alt text: A piece of paper showing a black and white diagram โ€ฆ

2021-03-05: Wrote ~1200 words. Time for a cake break! ๐Ÿฐ Oh no, there’s no cake! Time for a donut break! ๐Ÿฉ

2021-03-05: Today’s writing music: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Original Soundtrack SQUARE ENIX MUSIC

2021-03-05: Me, this morning: Sure buddy, I’ll find those missing toys for you! Me, after taking โ€ฆ

2021-03-05: I’m thisclose to requesting submissions for a WandaVision digital zine. To be edited AFTER I โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: As long as I defend before the semester is over I’m good. On the off chance my post-defense โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: Today: Day 3 of garbage sleep. Empathetically worried about funding for the PhD cohorts coming up โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: ๐Ÿ”– This piece about WandaVision & fan theories has me musing on the difference between trying to โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: ๐Ÿ”– This piece about WandaVision and fan theories has me thinking about fannish meta and where it โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: Finishing my PhD & launching information consulting has me basically pretending I’m Dr. โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: You know how sometimes you serendipitously learn about a theoretical framework that’s going to โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: My kid woke me up an hour early and I added ~1500 words to my discussion chapter today, plus pulled โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: Want to read: How Humans Learn by Joshua R. Eyler ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-03: Want to read: The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-03: Today in the Hundred Acre Wood: Piglet might have the coronavirus but he’s asymptomatic; Pooh, โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: I’ll say this (among other things) for being a part-time stay-at-home mom/part-time scholar: โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: I remember when MCU fans were clamoring for WandaVision to reveal its big bad already & Ashley โ€ฆ

2021-03-02: Is there anything more attractive than an attractive person writing a grant application & โ€ฆ

2021-03-02: ๐Ÿ”– These images of comic book heroes redrawn to have average body types are fascinating from a โ€ฆ

2021-03-02: ๐Ÿ”– Check out Riana Mckeith’s period-appropriate cartoon homages to WandaVision. So great! It โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: I just reviewed my advisor’s notes on the first 6 chapters of my dissertation (Intro, 2 Lit โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: What I’m learning from the MCU (caught up on WandaVision & currently watching Agents of โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: There are a lot of hard moments as a parent. I tend to share moments like this: M. quietly building โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: Want to read: Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science by Anna Reser and Leila McNeill ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-01: Trusting my (book blogging) intuition Fourteen years ago, I started a book blog - or, as I called it at the time, a reading journal. I โ€ฆ

2021-02-28: Just finished the introduction to SUCCEEDING OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY. Excited to read the rest. It seems โ€ฆ

2021-02-27: I woke up with a migraine today. I’ve had enough caffeine that it’s significantly โ€ฆ

2021-02-26: Do I know anybody who works in youth services in the Wake County Public Libraries? If you do, will โ€ฆ

2021-02-26: I may have added, um, 40 pages (mostly quotes and tables) to my findings chapter in revision…

2021-02-25: Okay. I finished pulling quotes from the last interview. I was like, “Cool! Time to move on to โ€ฆ

2021-02-25: Only one interview left to pull quotes from for my findings chapter and then I can move on to the โ€ฆ

2021-02-24: Just updated my Fan Studies in LIS page to include some scholars I met at FSNNA20!

2021-02-24: OKAY. I finished pulling quotes from that giant and awesome interview. Three more interviews left to โ€ฆ

2021-02-24: It’s a good day for lying on a hammock and listening to an audiobook. ๐Ÿ“ท

2021-02-23: Hello today I think my ideal job would be to read books and then write essays (not straight up โ€ฆ

2021-02-23: I’m writing through a migraine right now. I have this one participant interview that’s โ€ฆ

2021-02-23: I finished reading Mona Awad’s BUNNY last night. I can’t even write a review of it โ€ฆ

2021-02-23: Finished reading: Bunny by Mona Awad ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-22: My current writing process: mine one interview for quotes. Read a chapter of BUNNY by Mona Awad. โ€ฆ

2021-02-22: Finished reading: Keep Going by Austin Kleon ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-22: I should hang this Austin Kleon drawing from p. 165 of KEEP GOING up in my home office. โ€ฆ

2021-02-21: “Art Monsters are not necessary or glamorous and they are not to be condoned, pardoned, or โ€ฆ

2021-02-20: Just gonna give up all other pursuits and devote my life to writing Muppet Show friendfic from now โ€ฆ

2021-02-20: I have so many happy Muppet Show feelings. Every time Fozzie is on screen my brain almost literally โ€ฆ

2021-02-19: The latest episode of WandaVision has given me a new cosplay goal… ๐Ÿ“บ

2021-02-19: Give Kathryn Hahn an Emmy. ๐Ÿ“บ

2021-02-19: ๐Ÿ”– This is a library that is also a theater. I want to go to there.

2021-02-18: Want to read: Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South by Regina Bradley ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-17: Sent off my methodology chapter today. It only needed a little revision, mostly moving stuff from it โ€ฆ

2021-02-17: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler) sings the theme song for the new Muppet Babies. This โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: I’m actually enjoying messing around on the Internet for a while and some water started โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: Hello! I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent a theory chapter off to my advisor. You should be โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: ๐Ÿ”– If you love beautiful writing with a wistful vibe, you should be reading Jess Zimmerman’s โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: ๐Ÿ”– Y’all, Sir Ian McKellen has been blogging about his work since he started working on โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: ๐Ÿ”– Go read what Tim Carmody has to say about two songs from “The Muppet Movie”. I’m โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: “Wellness” day #1: Wrote ~1700 words for my dissertation, outlined the methods section โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: Here are some things I’m not interested in: content marketing lead magnets analytics โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: ๐Ÿ”– The spellbinding history of cheese and witchcraft is the witchy content I didn’t know I โ€ฆ

2021-02-14: I’m so psyched to read all the articles fan studies scholars are going to write about โ€ฆ

2021-02-14: Doing more lurking/replying than posting rn. I’ve blocked Twitter on my phone. It redirects me โ€ฆ

2021-02-14: Want to read: Bookish Broads by Lauren Marino ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-13: Want to read: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-12: I added >1000 words to the theory chapter of my dissertation today. I’ve still a ways to โ€ฆ

2021-02-11: ๐Ÿ”– One option the New York Times didn’t mention in their piece about keeping a digital โ€ฆ

2021-02-11: It was kind of fun to see one of my drama professors from undergrad in M. L. Rio’s โ€ฆ

2021-02-10: Finished reading: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-10: ๐Ÿ”– This deep-dive into fans reverse-engineering knitwear like Bernie’s mittens & the fourth โ€ฆ

2021-02-10: ๐Ÿ”– Jess Zimmerman’s latest Dead Channel compares the old Internet to Faerie & tackles what โ€ฆ

2021-02-10: Got about 500 words written today. Hoping to go faster moving forward. I slept poorly last night and โ€ฆ

2021-02-09: I’ve been low-key reading all the tie-in comics for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in release โ€ฆ

2021-02-09: Want to read: Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-08: Making progress on both dissertation & assistantship today. Beginning to feel like I might get โ€ฆ

2021-02-08: ๐Ÿ”– My granddaddy got his Ed. D. in 1972 and I just found the record for his dissertation in the UF โ€ฆ

2021-02-08: Writing that theory chapter…

2021-02-08: We went to the NC Museum of Art Park as a family Saturday. It was a really nice change of pace from โ€ฆ

2021-02-07: In case you’re following along, this morning the impostor syndrome was so bad I could feel it โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– Highly recommended: Library Ambience Sounds for Studying / Relaxing White Noise.

2021-02-05: Okay. Reorganized my work and my thinking and feeling better about my ability to be the kind of โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: New plans for this afternoon: Eat. Cry. Get back to work.

2021-02-05: I feel like Charlie in Flowers for Algernon, knowing he used to be smart. I think, “Remember โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: Every once in a while early Sesame Street drops in a random Carol Burnett segment and it brings me โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– In Back-Talking The Tone Police: Book People Are Not Your Enemy, Tika Vateri says all the things I โ€ฆ

2021-02-04: Y’all RiffTrax is doing a Star Trek: Generations watch along tonight and if my kid is asleep โ€ฆ

2021-02-04: The pandemic is making my brain not. Dissertating during a pandemic is not easy. Maintaining concentration is a real challenge. Before โ€ฆ

2021-02-04: Hello! Today I’m (not) enjoying some musculoskeletal pain. How are things with you?

2021-02-03: Me: reviews dissertation feedback and writes down 5 questions for meeting tomorrow w/advisor & โ€ฆ

2021-02-03: Great question from Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) that it’d help me if you answer: What do I do โ€ฆ

2021-02-03: I have so many thoughts about information literacy and they’re so timely. It would be โ€ฆ

2021-02-03: I’m reading IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M. L. Rio & it does this interesting thing where you โ€ฆ

2021-02-02: I’m doing a daily tarot pull starting today. Four cards popped out of the deck at me today. โ€ฆ

2021-02-02: Me: Why is my neck hurting? Child: climbs on my neck Me: Oh.

2021-02-02: Every night I lie in my kid’s bed until he falls asleep and every night I wish someone would โ€ฆ

2021-01-31: I’ve got that sweet, sweet book hangover where you finish reading and then look around and โ€ฆ

2021-01-31: Finished reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-31: I’m having to remind myself that the reason a 2 yr ethnographic dissertation I’m reading โ€ฆ

2021-01-29: GENTLE WRITING ADVICE: You could write some words sometime if you feel like it, but if you’re โ€ฆ

2021-01-29: The model for a dissertation defense in my head is still f2f. When I try to envision my inevitable โ€ฆ

2021-01-29: ๐Ÿ”– I am a Book Person. I don’t love the shots this piece takes at Book People, but I appreciate โ€ฆ

2021-01-29: Just got “Wait, you’re KIBA?” for the first time in several years and it still โ€ฆ

2021-01-28: Anything that restores you isn’t a waste of time.

2021-01-27: If I have any friends/followers diagnosed with hEDS or HSD who would be willing to talk with me โ€ฆ

2021-01-27: How are you holding up? Here's what's up with me. How are you holding up? Are you holding up? I have a headache today. I really want to write about โ€ฆ

2021-01-27: Hi. I’m Kimberly, and everything you need to know about me can be summed up by the fact that โ€ฆ

2021-01-26: Just over here having an anxiety attack about taking my car to the mechanic for some routine work โ€ฆ

2021-01-25: If somebody could get on replacing Larry in “Pinky & the Brain & Larry” with โ€ฆ

2021-01-25: It’s here! Yay! #AcademicTarot @CoyoteAndBones

2021-01-25: ๐Ÿ”– The Power of German Playwright Bertholt Brechtโ€™s V-Effekt: Oliver Mayer discusses the connection โ€ฆ

2021-01-25: ๐Ÿ”– Whatโ€™s Behind the Label โ€˜Domestic Fictionโ€˜?: Soledad Fox Maura writes about why we need to โ€ฆ

2021-01-24: ๐Ÿ”– An old piece that the Rec Center brought to my attention: How Writing Fanfic Introduced Me To โ€ฆ

2021-01-24: Finished reading: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-24: ๐Ÿ“บ Ugh, Dr. Pulaski is the worst. ๐Ÿ––

2021-01-24: ๐Ÿ”– I continue to be proud of my city: Durham Moves to Protect Residents Against Natural Hair โ€ฆ

2021-01-24: Want to read: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-23: Finished reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-22: Putting the person back in my personal website I kind of want to put the person back in my personal website. Not that it isn’t personal - โ€ฆ

2021-01-22: ๐Ÿ”–I went into reading this expecting a fluff piece. I came out of it with a reminder of the spiritual โ€ฆ

2021-01-22: ๐Ÿ”–This interview is extremely validating! Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise โ€ฆ

2021-01-21: Who has two thumbs and just applied to be a Star Wars librarian for the summer? This Kimberly!

2021-01-21: ๐Ÿ”– Gaby has curated an amazing collection of Bernie memes. The Beetlejuice and Clerks ones are my โ€ฆ

2021-01-21: Last “What’s next?” question! If you’d like to help, please complete this โ€ฆ

2021-01-20: I’ve just finished creating my dissertation revisions matrix. Only 41 comments! Granted, one โ€ฆ

2021-01-20: What’s next? Part 2! If you’d like to help, please complete this sentence: “I โ€ฆ

2021-01-20: ๐Ÿ”–Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark: 2020 was supposed to be the year I got back into โ€ฆ

2021-01-20: ๐Ÿ”– The Deep Sadness of Marvelโ€™s WandaVision: This is the kind of WandaVision thinkpiece I want. ๐Ÿ“บ

2021-01-19: We are now at the stage of the pandemic/coup/grief process where I decide that I attended a single โ€ฆ

2021-01-19: I only just realized that to understand how information literacy has been conceptualized over time, โ€ฆ

2021-01-19: Getting real vulnerable! Want to help me plan for what’s next? Complete this statement: โ€ฆ

2021-01-19: Why yes, I am prioritizing #MuppetTwitter today.

2021-01-19: If Buffy Summers were real she’d be 40 years old today.

2021-01-19: Here’s my personal affirmation for the foreseeable future: DO WHAT I CAN, WHEN I CAN.

2021-01-19: Okay TNG friends. I made it through “Skin of Evil.” It’s all uphill from here โ€ฆ

2021-01-18: HEY I DID A THING! It was for my assistantship and not my dissertation but still. YAY ME!

2021-01-18: I put in a grocery order so now it’s time to crochet and watch TNG, yeah? I woke up this โ€ฆ

2021-01-18: Novel I’m reading: includes chapter that is just the text of an imaginary academic journal โ€ฆ

2021-01-17: Well my grandmother must have really crossed over, in my own estimation anyway, because I just woke โ€ฆ

2021-01-17: I'm still grieving my grandmother and I don't feel like doing anything. It’s been two weeks and a day since my grandmother died, and I don’t feel like doing โ€ฆ

2021-01-17: ๐Ÿ”– In “The Black Casting Choices in BRIDGERTON Wereโ€ฆA Choice”, Jessica Pryde explains the โ€ฆ

2021-01-15: ๐Ÿ”– This is really cool. I hope that in addition to making it possible for scholarship recipients to โ€ฆ

2021-01-15: I wonder how much of my lingering 90s cyberutopianism is because I forget the internet is not โ€ฆ

2021-01-15: ๐Ÿ“บ I know the consensus is that Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation is Not Good, but I find a โ€ฆ

2021-01-14: I crack up every time M. & I watch the Emotions episode of Storybots Super Songs because a kid โ€ฆ

2021-01-13: I’m pretty sure Kermit the Frog is my oldest friend.

2021-01-11: This morning M. told me, “I’m not an architologyist,” and when I asked what an โ€ฆ

2021-01-10: ๐Ÿ“บ Me, a former educator, watching the new Saved by the Bell: This is really good, but I feel like โ€ฆ

2021-01-08: ๐Ÿ“บ I’ve been watching Bridgerton & aside from the obvious fact that Lady Danbury & โ€ฆ

2021-01-07: My kid is pulling toys out of bins and saying what they are… “Spider-Man’s car, a โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: I look like I’m dicking around on my phone but really I’m despairing about the future.

2021-01-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ The Wonder Woman Movies Have a Women Problem A great analysis with ideas for how Wonder Woman โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: I’m officially Not Okay: I just created a new WordPress install for a new website I’ve โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: How am I only just now realizing that the Holodeck is a very high tech LARP environment?

2021-01-05: Apparently this week I’m going to be awake at night and sleep in the afternoon. Cool cool โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: I might also read more Dawn of X and play Two Dots.

2021-01-05: Hello. I want to want to do things but I do not want to do things, so I will be alternating between โ€ฆ

2021-01-04: I really did not spend this holiday “break” how I expected to, and now all I can do is โ€ฆ

2021-01-04: Which stage of grief is the not-sleeping-because-you-are-contemplating-your-own-denial one? My โ€ฆ

2021-01-04: Probably gonna cry thanks to the crushing weight of (gesturing at the world) all this, and I’m โ€ฆ

2021-01-04: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Wonder Woman 1984. Was it flawless? No. Did the fact that it was a Wonder Woman movie and โ€ฆ

2021-01-02: My grandmother Nita died this morning. She loved us all so much and always welcomed us to her home, โ€ฆ

2021-01-02: ๐Ÿ”– Tips for Starting a Bookstagram: Getting started in the bookish corner of Instagram can be โ€ฆ

2021-01-01: Currently reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-01: Want to read: The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century โ€ฆ

2021-01-01: Want to read: Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-31: Me at 5 am: It’s fine, I’ll take a nap this afternoon. Me at 5 pm: Why would I nap when โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: 2020 Year-in-Review & 2021 Word of the First Quarter I just re-read my 2019 Year-in-Review & 2020 Word of the Year blog post, published a little over โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: ๐Ÿ”– Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020: disheartening, but not surprising.

2020-12-31: ๐Ÿ”– Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped Us Get Through 2020 - Roguelikes reflect not only the โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: Here are my goals for 2021: Learn about pain management & find pain management that works for โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: Want to read: Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-30: ๐Ÿ“š Friends, there are at least two modern retellings of Jane Eyre coming out this year: The Wife โ€ฆ

2020-12-29: ๐Ÿ”– Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us I will never not appreciate Ed Yong.

2020-12-29: ๐Ÿ”– The Vaccine Rollout’s Known Knowns and More In Zeynep Tufecki’s Insight newsletter, โ€ฆ

2020-12-29: ๐Ÿ”– The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable I don’t have a word for how this article โ€ฆ

2020-12-29: Time to crowdsource a tagline! I’m going to start calling myself a Consulting โ€ฆ

2020-12-29: More dark academia books! The Lessons, Naomi Alderman The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis Possession, A. โ€ฆ

2020-12-28: Me to W: You know how you sometimes for fun you give people advice on research design in a Fan โ€ฆ

2020-12-28: Want to read: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-28: Want to read: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-28: I bought myself a Theracane and it’s not arriving until Thursday. I’m really looking โ€ฆ

2020-12-28: Currently reading: The Iliad by Homer; Caroline Alexander (translator) ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-28: ๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ Read Lore Olympus episodes 1 - 10. Gorgeous art, fun characterization, planning to keep going.

2020-12-28: ๐ŸŽฎ Currently playing Hades on Nintendo Switch. Been coveting this for a while, so when W. suggested โ€ฆ

2020-12-27: I’m still obsessed with Dark Academia. Here are some books I’ve read or will read that โ€ฆ

2020-12-27: Currently reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-27: Living with chronic illness is really hard and I don’t like it.

2020-12-27: ๐Ÿ”–Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again via @Miraz Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again โ€ฆ

2020-12-26: ๐Ÿ”– How Literary Female Friendships Shaped the Fiction Market This piece by Sarah Lonsdale describes the kind of literary friendship I fantasize about having. Who โ€ฆ

2020-12-25: Also, I don’t know who in the SNL writers' room is a mom, but solidarity, friend.

2020-12-25: To those of you who celebrate Christmas and have children, I hope your kids' joy offsets your โ€ฆ

2020-12-24: I have so many thoughts on Jingle Jangle! This article about how the movie centers Black Girl Magic โ€ฆ

2020-12-24: Netflix: 22 minutes left in Jingle Jangle! Me: ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ญ

2020-12-24: Jingle Jangle: has huge climactic sequence with positive resolution Netflix time bar: shows 36 โ€ฆ

2020-12-24: Today has been the kind of day where you lie down on the floor after wrapping the Christmas presents โ€ฆ

2020-12-23: One song into Jingle Jangle and I’m aching for more R&B musicals - originals, not juke box โ€ฆ

2020-12-23: The results of this Spotify-evaluating AI are hilarious. Enya + The Lonely Island are peak Kimberly โ€ฆ

2020-12-23: My child: “I learned a valuable lesson today.” W: “What’s that, โ€ฆ

2020-12-22: Rachel Reichenbach’s Why your Instagram Engagement Kinda Sucks Right Now explains so much. I โ€ฆ

2020-12-21: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 2 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-21: My Reading Year 2020 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which has nothing to do with any gift-giving related โ€ฆ

2020-12-21: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 1 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-20: Finished reading: Powers of X # 1 - 6 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-20: Finished reading: House of X # 1 - 6 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-20: Current status:

2020-12-19: Elizabeth Minkel’s The Year of Loving Things Again, published in December 2017, resonates โ€ฆ

2020-12-18: I don’t want to spoil The Mandalorian finale much, so I’ll just say that technology used โ€ฆ

2020-12-18: My Most Memorable Christmas Presents from Childhood I’m really on a break now - had my last business-ish meeting yesterday, no Zoom calls โ€ฆ

2020-12-17: Sufganiyot! Easy jelly donut recipe from The Nosher.

2020-12-17: I have been having this problem all week where I sit down and then I need to eat but eating would โ€ฆ

2020-12-16: At Literary Mama, Victoria Livingstone writes about how the tasks of motherhood that “cannot โ€ฆ

2020-12-16: Crocheting while watching Clone Wars is very pleasant.

2020-12-16: I’m experimenting with using Notion for weekly and daily planning. I put my most important โ€ฆ

2020-12-15: Got myself a Hanukkah present from Everyday Magic & it arrived today. Rededication body butter โ€ฆ

2020-12-14: Okay but what if a manatee had a narwhal tusk.

2020-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– Laurie Pennyโ€™s WIRED piece about falling in love over Zoom is one of the most hopeful things โ€ฆ

2020-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– This NPR piece about keeping warm and embracing wintry outdoor adventures is exactly the kind of โ€ฆ

2020-12-12: Just a little light reading from on the first day of my break from my dissertation.

2020-12-12: Baby’s first latkes. (I am the baby in question, and it’s my first time making them, not โ€ฆ

2020-12-11: The dissertation revision nightmares have started, so, that’s cool.

2020-12-11: So what I learned from Disney Investors Day is that Muppets Now is probably the last Muppets content โ€ฆ

2020-12-10: Dissertation Draft Finished + Pandemic Parenting and My Body I sent off the introduction chapter for my dissertation to my advisor a few minutes ago. I also โ€ฆ

2020-12-10: That feeling when you decide to cut a big chunk of your outline out of your dissertation intro โ€ฆ

2020-12-09: Want to read: The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-09: I really enjoyed reading this piece about Star Wars stormtrooper strategy & tactics, which is โ€ฆ

2020-12-08: This is just to say I have eaten the kisses that looked like Santa hats and which I said I was โ€ฆ

2020-12-08: Instead of the usual fullscreen symbol, the PBS Kids website video player has a circle with the word โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: Household division of labor: W - cooks, cleans, does yardwork, generates 80% of household income, โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: I’m really hung up on how nothing is neutral and every decision, intentionally or not, is โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: If you’re into it, Star Wars is pretty much the ultimate in comfort media, so I’m going โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: The Imagined Academia and How I Still Love It I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I’ve spent my whole โ€ฆ

2020-12-06: You know when you are writing and then ideas start flowing and words come out of you expressing โ€ฆ

2020-12-06: I am so close to done with my discussion chapter with almost 3 hours of childcare left to go! Time โ€ฆ

2020-12-06: Finished reading: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-04: When you’re pretty much secular, but descended from 2 faith traditions and mostly just really โ€ฆ

2020-12-04: I'm Jew-ish, but not Jewish. I know Hanukkah is not a major religious holiday. But my connection with Jewish heritage and culture โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: Making stuff is a vulnerable act. The end of a PhD is a weird time, especially if you don’t have your eyes set on the โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: I’m just gonna buy 8 matching purple sweatsuits and say I’m cosplaying as Kate Bishop โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: Pretending that signing up for texts from Zooey Deschanel’s number is the same โ€ฆ

2020-12-02: Updated my now page!

2020-12-02: I am not a piece of ๐Ÿ’ฉ and neither are you. Austin Kleon says to write the book you want to read. If I were to write a book in this moment - โ€ฆ

2020-12-02: Check me out with my #wipwednesday. This is the beginning of the Habitat Cardigan. Lion Brand โ€ฆ

2020-12-02: This is how my year sounded on @Spotify. Get your 2020 Wrapped now #2020Wrapped โ€ฆ

2020-12-01: I'm pressing publish every day with Leonie. I woke up this morning to an email in my inbox from Leonie Dawson’s newsletter, sharing that โ€ฆ

2020-12-01: Reading Chani Nicholas’s *You Were Born for This" and only tearing up a little at the โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: You, a reasonable person: Don’t you have a dissertation to finish? Me, a Kimberly: Okay but โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: Okay okay but hear me out: what if you ALSO watched the OLD Animaniacs on Hulu?

2020-11-30: What’s a weird skill you have that you will possibly never use again? I’m REALLY good at โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: I wrote a page in my Discussion/Conclusions chapter! YAY ME! (Turns out trying to move discussions โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: Present Kimberly is over here agonizing about the discussion piece of her dissertation. Meanwhile, โ€ฆ

2020-11-29: Holidays are lovely but I have to give myself time to recover after them. (The thing about having โ€ฆ

2020-11-28: My kid just explained to me an imaginary informational text he has that explains why Grinches โ€ฆ

2020-11-27: I’m 20 minutes into Happiest Season and it is every bit as cute as I thought it would be, โ€ฆ

2020-11-27: Oh right. Knitting stresses me out. Better for re-learning when I have the bandwidth for something โ€ฆ

2020-11-27: I think it’s time for me to re-learn to knit. I find myself craving the kinds of textures that โ€ฆ

2020-11-26: I have only dabbled in Horse Girlery, but I’m delighted by Polygon’s Horse Girl Canon. โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: It’s happening.

2020-11-25: I’m super thankful for my fellow doc students, who today have dropped off a laser printer and โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: My advisor just said “Let’s enjoy our time off!” which is code for “Stop โ€ฆ

2020-11-24: Worn down to a nub from moming. Retreating to bed. Definitely going to sleep, NOT to watch The โ€ฆ

2020-11-24: My kid just told me I’m “very proper” because I want him to “put on all the โ€ฆ

2020-11-24: Me: Okay, I’m going to finish reading Frankenstein. W: Didn’t you finish reading that โ€ฆ

2020-11-23: I'm having trouble with my dissertation discussion. My goal for November’s #AcWriMo was to write the discussion chapter for my dissertation. After โ€ฆ

2020-11-23: Finished reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ๐Ÿ“š

2020-11-23: My household will be celebrating the Yule Book Flood this year. I can’t afford to buy everyone โ€ฆ

2020-11-21: Bare tree branches against a clear blue sky remind me of lace.

2020-11-21: On some level, THE MANDALORIAN really is just about parenting a young child. “Don’t eat โ€ฆ

2020-11-20: Want to read: Ruinsong by Julia Ember ๐Ÿ“š

2020-11-20: Just got an email inviting me to join a network of patient influencers because I’m active in โ€ฆ

2020-11-20: I’m happy to have new Animaniacs and I’m also happy to have old Animaniacs.

2020-11-20: My kid woke me up at the wrong moment in my sleep cycle and I’m pretty sure I’m going to โ€ฆ

2020-11-20: When writing is both scholarly and beautiful, that’s a sweet spot.


2020-11-18: Just cleaned the 15+ yrs of storage gunk (not too bad really) off my sewing machine. EXCITEMENT!

2020-11-18: Say what you will about screen time, when my kid and I binge-watch remote library storytimes he gets โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: No YOU’RE spending too much time looking at vintage tartan and/or velvet blazers on Etsy.

2020-11-17: But before I go I’m just going to say that listening to my genius husband present about โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: Today, because we’re on migraine day 3, I’m looking for scientific evidence that when I โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: Welcome to Kimberly’s Migraine Day 3, brought to you by Lowered Estrogen and Serotonin!

2020-11-17: You ever watch a rom-com & forget the characters don’t know they’re in a rom-com? โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: Y’all I am so scared about this current COVID surge. I haven’t had a real strong COVID โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: Tonight my kid requested a bedtime story about @emilyvgordon & @kumailn’s cat, Bagel, and โ€ฆ

2020-11-16: Y’all, the Rockapella Holiday album is… different than I expected.

2020-11-16: I coded an interview with a migraine. Aren’t you impressed?

2020-11-16: This thread terrifies me. It's looking like we've turned the corner at my house, so I'm going to โ€ฆ

2020-11-15: Okay spoiler for Dash & Lily I guess but I have so much empathy for all the worried adults in โ€ฆ

2020-11-15: I just finished episode 2 of Dash & Lily (which, just like the book, I love) and spent WAY too โ€ฆ

2020-11-15: Our family has been exploring our playgroundless city parks. Today we went to Sandy Creek Park, โ€ฆ

2020-11-14: Want to read: a tumblr book by Allison McCracken, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, and Indira Neill โ€ฆ

2020-11-14: Put Bert & Ernie Sing-Along on while my kid was in the bath this morning and we’re โ€ฆ

2020-11-13: Added details to my discussion chapter outline, input new code system into data analysis software, โ€ฆ

2020-11-13: It’s possible I am putting way too much thought into this discussion chapter.

2020-11-13: I did what I wanted during my PhD and I regret nothing. Six months ago today, Inger Mewburn published the post, Where I call bullshit on the way we do the โ€ฆ

2020-11-13: Listen. If you want to get a jump on the winter holidays now with decorations and baking, I say go โ€ฆ

2020-11-12: Brain fog has returned but I got the kid to sit next to me instead of on me and squeezed in 5+ pages โ€ฆ

2020-11-12: Kimberly problems: when your brain fog lifts enough for you to read scholarship but you can’t โ€ฆ

2020-11-12: What do you think are my areas of expertise?

2020-11-11: The burnout is real. From September 8 to October 2, I attended a virtual dissertation writing boot camp. I have childcare โ€ฆ

2020-11-11: The more I go nowhere and do nothing, the more money I spend on books… Which is why โ€ฆ

2020-11-11: All 3 Roger Rabbit shorts are on Disney+, this is not a drill.

2020-11-11: Everything hurts but it’s too hot to wear my “everything hurts” sweatshirt: the โ€ฆ

2020-11-10: Current status: counting “figuring out which book will tell me how to write my discussion โ€ฆ

2020-11-10: Bunnies and fishes at For Garden’s Sake.

2020-11-10: Put on my podcast for M, who likes to listen to “the Mommy Podcast” and he said, โ€ฆ

2020-11-10: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze Episode 3 - Teacher's Pet It’s here! The long-awaited all-librarian episode of my Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast! โ€ฆ

2020-11-09: I’m reasonably well-rested today and yet my brain still just… won’t.

2020-11-09: W & M were drawing boats so I drew mine but 1. I had to make it a shape I could sit in and 2. โ€ฆ

2020-11-08: I just took a minute to call my dad to see how he’s doing in the wake of Alex Trebek’s โ€ฆ

2020-11-07: Let’s keep working to make the unpocalypse happen.

2020-11-07: W. is reading The Magic Treehouse to M. Morgan le Fay: Most people call me an enchantress, but โ€ฆ

2020-11-06: I’ve updated my bullet journal & I think that’s my work for today. I’m giving โ€ฆ

2020-11-06: What if moving forward we took the energy people say we should spend on courting voters in whatever โ€ฆ

2020-11-05: Y’all getting any work done today, or no? I did one thing for my assistantship and made the โ€ฆ

2020-11-05: The comedic possibilities are inherent.

2020-11-04: I feel great affinity for the Mandalorian, because, like him, I am usually accompanied on my โ€ฆ

2020-11-04: My plan for coping for… oh, the rest of my life… is to read books and make stuff. Want โ€ฆ

2020-11-03: Finished reading: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon ๐Ÿ“š

2020-11-03: Finished reading: Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by โ€ฆ

2020-11-02: You know what isn’t great for my mental well-being as a student? Taking a required 45 minute โ€ฆ

2020-11-02: Logging off Twitter tonight and don’t expect to be back for a while… Will still โ€ฆ

2020-10-30: Blown away by Flow’s ability to get a piece on Cottagecore out while it’s still a thing. โ€ฆ

2020-10-30: Hey guess what, just submitted a THIRD chapter to my advisor! Worth noting that all of these have โ€ฆ

2020-10-29: Do you feel like you need a nap even after the most energizing of video calls? How do y’all โ€ฆ

2020-10-28: Hello I am Kimberly and I have now sent 2 completed chapter drafts to my advisor and expect to send โ€ฆ

2020-10-28: I joined some Discord servers related to my research interests and now my phone feels like the โ€ฆ

2020-10-28: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I’m a 21st-century American woman; I don’t have enough faith to covet anything โ€ฆ

2020-10-28: Feeling cute on a high-pain day. Not going to take it for granted.

2020-10-27: I just uploaded my #FSNNA20 poster, “Where’d You Get Those Nightcrawler Hands? The โ€ฆ

2020-10-27: One challenge with my research interests related to academic publishing is that a lot of them are โ€ฆ

2020-10-27: Co-star gets me. [Image reads “Your heart is a book."]

2020-10-26: I’m very cranky today. I don’t like it. I don’t like who I feel like I am when I โ€ฆ

2020-10-26: Been trying to figure out who to cosplay for my dissertation defense. Needs to be professional, โ€ฆ

2020-10-25: I finished drafting a dissertation chapter (I’ve had 4 almost finished chapters for a couple โ€ฆ

2020-10-25: See this is why we read in the original language if we can: Caesar says the Rhine bends toward Ursa โ€ฆ

2020-10-25: If you’ve been away from Latin for 10+ years but want to return to reading it as a hobby, โ€ฆ

2020-10-25: Things my kid said tonight: “Mommy, you’ll never be a doctor.” ๐Ÿ’” “I’m โ€ฆ

2020-10-24: Finished reading: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving ๐Ÿ“š

2020-10-24: I think… I think I just don’t enjoy consuming Actual Play content and maybe โ€ฆ

2020-10-22: Okay seriously is anyone keeping any of their shit together right now?

2020-10-22: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ I just finished watching REBECCA on Netflix and it’s… fine. But it’s not โ€ฆ

2020-10-21: Heeeey, just over here psyching myself up to revisit Chapter 11 - Trustworthiness - in Lincoln & โ€ฆ

2020-10-21: Conversation with friends: Tweens - Who’s cute Teen - Who’s dating 20s - Good food 30s - โ€ฆ

2020-10-21: I read this piece & I need a cold shower. Gonna be intense when I finally read CARMILLA. โ€ฆ

2020-10-19: Over at University of Venus, Mary Churchill asks about The Day After: What will you do on November โ€ฆ

2020-10-19: I went to #FSNNA20 and it was awesome. I “went” to the Fan Studies Network North America conference last week. It was awesome. โ€ฆ

2020-10-17: Want to read: Maximizing the Impacts of Academic Research by Jane Tinkler and Patrick Dunleavy ๐Ÿ“š

2020-10-17: Want to read: Raising the Resistance A Mother’s Guide to Practical Activism by Farrah โ€ฆ

2020-10-16: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze - Witch Iโ€™m experimenting with podcasting about whatever I want. Here’s episode 2 of my Buffy podcast, โ€ฆ

2020-10-16: M & I have been watching Netflix’s Bookmarks today. Grace Byers’s I AM ENOUGH is so โ€ฆ

2020-10-13: If #FSNNA20 were a meatspace conference and I was there, I would not be berating myself for not โ€ฆ

2020-10-13: Just added a note to include as a limitation in my dissertation that my methods don’t capture โ€ฆ

2020-10-13: Dreamed this morning I was at my co-working space w/Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) & he would not stop โ€ฆ

2020-10-13: Portrait of an awesome life partnership: you get the kid down to sleep and then chat in the #FSNNA20 โ€ฆ

2020-10-12: Pleased as can be to be hanging out @ #FSNNA20 this week. You can find me in Discord primarily โ€ฆ

2020-10-12: Is anybody out there managing to be even mediocre at both parenting & working right now? Because โ€ฆ

2020-10-11: Current dissertation status: 4 chapters begun but with holes to fill, 116 pages. 1 chapter โ€ฆ

2020-10-11: ๐Ÿ“š Reading Sarah Kendzior’s (@sarahkendzior) book HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT & had to take a โ€ฆ

2020-10-10: I definitely just handed The Teacher from the Black Lagoon to my kid thinking it was Miss Nelson Is โ€ฆ

2020-10-07: My kid is 4 and I might almost be ready to share my birthing story but not yet. It’s my kid’s birthday today, and thus my birthing day. It’s interesting that the โ€ฆ

2020-10-05: I did a dissertation bootcamp last week and honestly I feel like I need a break. We spent some time โ€ฆ

2020-10-03: Today I learned that my kid’s teacher plays tabletop RPGs. โ™ฅ๏ธ (I did not ask her if I could โ€ฆ

2020-10-02: Kimberly Hirsh Presents: Things of Bronze - Welcome to the Hellmouth and The Harvest I’m experimenting with podcasting about whatever I want. I’ve got 3 finished episodes of โ€ฆ

2020-10-02: My not-quite-4yo just told me that the famous quote from The New Colossus begins “Give me all โ€ฆ

2020-10-02: Listening to M. & W. play that they are the kids from The Magic Treehouse and have wished their โ€ฆ

2020-10-01: Welcome to October, y’all.

2020-10-01: In recent weeks I have watched all of Sherlock, finished tonight. It was fun, then it wasn’t โ€ฆ

2020-09-30: I’m presenting my virtual poster, “Where’d You Get Those Nightcrawler Hands? The โ€ฆ

2020-09-29: Hello. I am tired and sweaty. Dissertation boot camp is pretty serious. โ™ฅ๏ธ

2020-09-29: Today is a screaming 3yo day. I love my child and I find his screaming stressful.

2020-09-28: Hello, it’s coffee and chocolate o’clock.

2020-09-28: Dissertation boot camp week: conserving spoons in the morning so I can write hard in the afternoon. โ€ฆ

2020-09-28: Finished reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-26: Everything that one does seems, no matter how right it may be, to bring on the very thing which is โ€ฆ

2020-09-26: Fascinating: Seeing Our Own Reflection in the Birth of the Self-Portrait via Dan Cohen I’ve โ€ฆ

2020-09-25: I’m kind of loving my messy, curly, 38% Ashkenazi hair today. (Image heavily filtered, of โ€ฆ

2020-09-25: I’m worried about Kimberly. Kimberly is tired & overwhelmed. Kimberly has lots of tools to โ€ฆ

2020-09-24: Me: Meh, I guess I should dress professionally for this remote group career coaching session. throws โ€ฆ

2020-09-24: My kid is watching @JimTheLibrarian’s Dinosaur Storytime. Kid said, “Maybe I’ll โ€ฆ


2020-09-22: Want to read: Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-21: I ordered a used copy of a paperback that was published in 1969. It was listed as being in good โ€ฆ

2020-09-21: ๐Ÿ“š A morbid longing for the picturesque: Donna Tartt's THE SECRET HISTORY Has a book ever broken you? By that I mean, all books after it suffered in comparison for some โ€ฆ

2020-09-19: If you want to be interesting, you have to be interested. -Austin Kleon, SHOW YOUR WORK, p. 131

2020-09-19: Finished reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-19: I saw the news about Justice Ginsburg while my husband was reading bedtime stories to my son. I felt โ€ฆ

2020-09-17: Want to read: She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh โ€ฆ

2020-09-17: Want to read: Dark Archives by Megan Rosenbloom ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-17: I don’t feel like writing an informative blog post today. It feels like a day for writing โ€ฆ

2020-09-16: W: I would encourage you to have lunch. Me: I will, but right now I’m writing. (Y’ALL. I โ€ฆ

2020-09-16: Please do not ask me how many times my son and I have watched the Courtney 1986 music video from โ€ฆ

2020-09-15: Me to M & W: These days, besides you guys, books are my best friends. W: These days?

2020-09-14: Visualization to help us choose our next steps I was reading some of Jen Polk’s blog archives a while back and came across a post about a โ€ฆ

2020-09-12: I have named my aesthetic and it is witchy sparkle romantigothabilly academia.

2020-09-11: Three flavors of learning I’ve flirted on and off with #100DaysOfCode over the past few years, and always quit when I โ€ฆ

2020-09-11: Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) has created an amazing reading list for grad students and PhDs exploring โ€ฆ

2020-09-10: 15 years of blogging (and 3 reasons I keep going) - Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) writes about why he โ€ฆ

2020-09-10: New profile pic. I think we all knew that a headshot where I look like I dgaf would give way to one โ€ฆ

2020-09-10: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-10: ๐Ÿ”–Lee Skallerup Bessette sums up so much: Just because its hard, doesnโ€™t mean itโ€™s good and when โ€ฆ

2020-09-09: A quick note on MEXICAN GOTHIC ๐Ÿ“š This book is SO GOOD, but I don’t feel I can write a review that does it justice. It is a โ€ฆ

2020-09-09: My first PSL of the season. I waited until Bean Traders had them.

2020-09-08: I was already clued in to post-ac/alt-ac possibilities before beginning my PhD. For some reason, โ€ฆ

2020-09-08: I need to re-write my dissertation proposal, for myself. I’ve been a bit stuck with my dissertation, and only partly due to parenting and chronic โ€ฆ

2020-09-08: Me, browsing Rebecca Schuman’s (@pankisseskafka) website after reading about her in Katie Rose โ€ฆ

2020-09-08: I’m out on timelines and feeds for a while, folks. Taking some time to be really intentional โ€ฆ

2020-09-07: In which I have a mid-life crisis and freak out about schooling as a societal... thing. Woo Dead Poets Society! ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ I’ve been pulled deep into Dark Academia’s orbit, because it is the aesthetic I’ve โ€ฆ

2020-09-07: Finished reading: MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ๐Ÿ“š

2020-09-06: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Just finished watching DEAD POETS SOCIETY for the first time in years and now I’m having an โ€ฆ

2020-09-06: My three-almost-four-year-old just said, “When I’m lonesome, my fear grows.”

2020-09-04: World, we had a Pandemic Parenting morning and even though the sources of stress were resolved by โ€ฆ

2020-09-02: Got a ring light, tripod, and bluetooth shutter so of course I had to have a little photo booth fun.

2020-09-02: ๐Ÿ““ Redefining my professional identity: From research assistant to doctoral researcher For the first few years of my doctoral program, I defined myself as a “doctoral student” โ€ฆ

2020-09-02: Sometimes you and a friend come up with a hilarious idea and then a year later your friend executes โ€ฆ

2020-09-02: Had to use the Wayhome Tarot for Lindsay Mack’s Coming Home to Ourselves spread, if course. I, โ€ฆ

2020-09-01: I’m still/again grieving the dissertation I planned and will not get to carry out. Maybe I โ€ฆ

2020-08-31: Becky Albertalli wrote this moving essay about her shifting understanding of her sexuality. The โ€ฆ

2020-08-31: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š From Petra Mayer at NPR: Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers Well, โ€ฆ

2020-08-31: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š From Megan Mabee at Book Riot: How The Hunger Games Prequel Helped Me Realize Iโ€™ve Changed I can โ€ฆ

2020-08-30: ๐Ÿ“š I’m reading MEXICAN GOTHIC and it’s wonderful but every description of the house gets โ€ฆ

2020-08-30: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ I am watching BLACK PANTHER for the first time. The fact that every single Wakandan is awesome is โ€ฆ

2020-08-29: I could use less productivity advice or inspiration and more permission to just be.

2020-08-28: I fell on the basement stairs yesterday and mildly sprained my right ankle. I sprained the left one โ€ฆ

2020-08-28: Pocketed to read later: People of color who craft are done being overlooked as customers and โ€ฆ

2020-08-28: ๐ŸŽต Do you think if I listen to Bauhaus for the rest of the day, that will magically make it be โ€ฆ

2020-08-28: My new glasses are the glasses of a woman who has no patience with BS.

2020-08-27: Welp. My whole household hates my new glasses.

2020-08-27: ๐Ÿ’ป If you’re wondering what the heck this IndieWeb thing is that I’ve been going on about โ€ฆ

2020-08-27: My new glasses are a little over-the-top, but then, so am I.

2020-08-27: Was just reading the Carolina Friends School Lower School page and saw they use “Ago!” โ€ฆ

2020-08-27: ๐Ÿ““ Semi-structured interviews: Stick to only a few big questions, but leave room for follow-ups One of my responsibilities in the Equity in the Making lab is to create an interview guide that will โ€ฆ

2020-08-27: ๐Ÿ“บ M. and I are watching MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and I am reminded of the extent to which โ€ฆ

2020-08-27: I just read “sheltering in place” as “shattering in peace” so now you know โ€ฆ

2020-08-26: Still planning to post at and auto-crosspost to Twitter and Tumblr, but not โ€ฆ

2020-08-26: Tracy Deonn's LEGENDBORN: Black Girl Magic, Dark Academia, and Arthuriana ON MY CAMPUS! ๐Ÿ“š Publisher’s Summary: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews โ€ฆ

2020-08-24: ๐Ÿ“š I’ve got about 100 pages left in #LEGENDBORN & won’t write a full review til โ€ฆ

2020-08-24: Reply to Another day in Hellsville: It is a lot. Having caregiving responsibilities adds another โ€ฆ

2020-08-24: Current professional goals: 1. Be a qualitative researcher. (I am now, but I think I would like to โ€ฆ

2020-08-23: How did it take me until just now to consciously verbalize the fact that THE SECRET GARDEN is a โ€ฆ

2020-08-21: The internet has been full of productivity-in-a-pandemic advice for months and I’m over it. I โ€ฆ

2020-08-20: I have become super enamored of the #darkacademia aesthetic, but being in actual academia, this is โ€ฆ

2020-08-20: Teen, new adult, and undergrad librarians, let me introduce you to your new best friend: the โ€ฆ

2020-08-20: ๐Ÿ“š 17/31 THE ONE WHERE I RUIN YOUR CHILDHOOD by Daniel Crocker. Excerpt from โ€œC is for Cookieโ€: โ€œYou โ€ฆ

2020-08-19: Hi. I don’t feel like it today, and it’s okay if you don’t feel like it either. โ€ฆ

2020-08-18: I'm done with exfoliants and goals. #TeamLowBar Recently, I squeezed some of my Shea Moisture African Black Soap Soothing Body Wash on a washcloth โ€ฆ

2020-08-18: We share our hot takes in order that we may refine them: Makerspaces should consider sewing โ€ฆ

2020-08-18: I did more #motherscholar-ing this morning, saying things like “I would do a visual analysis โ€ฆ

2020-08-18: A refinement of my earlier hot take: a sewing machine with a zigzag stitch should be considered โ€ฆ

2020-08-18: Hot take: A serger should be assumed basic equipment in every makerspace. ๐Ÿงต

2020-08-18: Switching all my wallpapers to this “Keep going. You’re doing great.” wallpaper by โ€ฆ

2020-08-18: In case you need some very trivial but good news today: After a LOT of work, it seems like maybe โ€ฆ

2020-08-17: Anybody know of somebody doing research on makerspaces specifically located in schools of education? โ€ฆ

2020-08-17: Hear me out: A first-year experience librarian [PDF], but for grad students.

2020-08-17: Help me #TeamLowBar, I set my low bar too high!

2020-08-17: Want to read: Craftfulness by Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿงต๐Ÿงถ

2020-08-17: ๐Ÿ“š 16/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL, THERE WERE MOUNTAINS by Blake Hackler. Excerpt from โ€œOn The Other Sideโ€: โ€ฆ

2020-08-16: I’ve got all the pieces of my sewing machine, my sewing basket, 2 sewing books, and 2 sewing โ€ฆ

2020-08-16: I think my aesthetic is that I’m the librarian at the boarding school all the dark academia โ€ฆ

2020-08-16: ๐Ÿ“š 15/31 PORTAGE by Sarah Ann Winn. Excerpt from โ€œAlmaโ€: โ€œGorge of girl, shaped by erosion, gorgeous, โ€ฆ

2020-08-15: Here’s the truth about life, kids: not one of us has it figured out. Every person who looks โ€ฆ

2020-08-15: ๐Ÿ“š 14/31 SEED, STAR, SONG by May Chong. Excerpt from “Tembeling”: “The new โ€ฆ

2020-08-15: ๐Ÿ“š 13/31 MOTHER IS THE NAME FOR GOD by Judith Kingston. Excerpt from “III. Pentheus, My Son: โ€œI โ€ฆ

2020-08-14: My glasses broke. No advice needed: there’s no easy fix. I ordered 2 pair so that when this โ€ฆ

2020-08-14: Did some very strong #motherscholar-ing this morning, simultaneously joining a meeting on branding โ€ฆ

2020-08-13: I used to keep this circlet in my office for days when I needed a boost. It might become my โ€ฆ

2020-08-13: I have all my best ideas around 3 AM.

2020-08-13: ๐Ÿ“š 12/31 WHEN I WAS A GIRL by Jennifer Jackson Berry. Excerpt: โ€œthe boy will be stiff if & only โ€ฆ

2020-08-12: Because I am both a qualitative researcher and a web developer, when I see people talk about โ€ฆ

2020-08-12: Time to take Count Rugen’s advice. via GIPHY

2020-08-12: How Daddy types vs how Mommy types, according to my very observant child.

2020-08-12: ๐Ÿ”– Here’s a study that combines my loves for qualitative coding, comedy, and tween media: More โ€ฆ

2020-08-12: ๐Ÿ“š 11/31 NEGOTIATING WITH OBJECTS by Lisa M Cole. Excerpt from “After the Ever-Glow”: โ€ฆ

2020-08-11: Help I took a Zoom meeting in bed and now I don’t want to get up.

2020-08-11: What I'm excited about today: public scholarship and #SocSciComm ๐Ÿ““ Today, I’m excited about: The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship the first โ€ฆ

2020-08-11: My kid is really getting into hygge.

2020-08-11: ๐Ÿ“š 10/31 BOTTOMLAND by Erin Elkins Radcliffe. #TheSealeyChallenge

2020-08-10: ๐Ÿ”–2015 Kimberly would be SO EXCITED about this article: โ€˜Whose Line Is It Anyway?โ€™ Using โ€ฆ

2020-08-10: ๐Ÿ““ It’s the first day of class! I’ve been done with coursework since the end of 2017, but โ€ฆ

2020-08-10: ๐Ÿ”–From Pat Thomson, the ‘later on’ PhD …what the professional usually wants from โ€ฆ

2020-08-10: ๐Ÿ“š 9/31 MEND by Kristin LaTour & Angel E. Perez. #TheSealeyChallenge

2020-08-09: Me: So I was watching “Big Business.” W: What’s “Big Business”? Me: ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

2020-08-09: My favorite thing about live-tweeting The Emperor’s New Groove today was researching Peruvian โ€ฆ

2020-08-09: Want to read: Bad Habits by Amy Gentry ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-09: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Late to the party but here I go. #20YearsOfGroove โ€ฆ

2020-08-09: ๐Ÿ“š 8/31 CHICKENHAWKS & GOLDILOCKS by Grey Vild. Excerpt from โ€œA prayer no one wants toโ€: โ€œBut you โ€ฆ

2020-08-08: ๐Ÿ”– Katie Yee’s Very Good Writing Advice from New Girl’s Nick Miller is the most โ€ฆ

2020-08-08: ๐Ÿ“š 7/31 SPACE BABY: EPISODES I - III by Nicole Oquendo. Excerpt from โ€œโ€: โ€œYou have read about โ€ฆ

2020-08-07: Here’s how I cope with dissertation-related anxiety: make a plan. Send advisor doomy email โ€ฆ

2020-08-07: A bookcase that converts to a coffin feels very on-brand for me.

2020-08-06: ๐Ÿ“š 6/31 WOLF DAUGHTER by Amy Watkins. Excerpt from โ€œsixteenโ€: “It was my voice she wanted,/as I โ€ฆ

2020-08-06: Feeling bad, feeling better, and making it work with illness “Have you ever felt pain in literally all of your joints at once?” I asked W. last โ€ฆ

2020-08-05: ๐Ÿ“š 5/31 [RE]CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECROMANCER by Hannah V. Warren. Excerpt from โ€œForgetting More Than I โ€ฆ

2020-08-05: Just over here with my kid binge-watching Mr. Jim’s Story Time (@JimTheLibrarian on Twitter). โ€ฆ

2020-08-05: Got it down to 15 categories! #SocSciComm #InfoLit #FanLIS

2020-08-05: Me, today: Drinking coffee and getting work done. LIKE A BADASS.

2020-08-05: Got it down to 17 categories. I don’t think I can do much better than that. When you’re โ€ฆ

2020-08-05: I interviewed 10 cosplayers; together they used over 60 different terms to describe the resources โ€ฆ

2020-08-05: ๐Ÿ“š 4/31 TO THE BONE by Angela Narciso Torres. Excerpt from โ€œSelf-portrait as Waterโ€: โ€œmost forgiving โ€ฆ

2020-08-04: No YOU’RE considering pivoting after graduation to a career that focuses on supporting mothers โ€ฆ

2020-08-04: From Parul Sehgal: In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle In this piece that is mostly a review of Jacqueline Rose’s book Mothers: An Essay on Love and โ€ฆ

2020-08-04: Currently reading: ‘Making It’ as a Contract Researcher: A Pragmatic Look at Precarious โ€ฆ

2020-08-04: Finished reading: Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-03: ๐Ÿ“š 3/31 ELECTRIC ARCHES by Eve L. Ewing. Excerpt from “to the notebook kid”: โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: Pocketing this Book Riot post on rad poetry from the Women’s Suffrage Movement for later in โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: Are you in academia or alt-ac? Talk to me about your current productivity or lack thereof, the grace โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: From Lauren Elkin: "Why All the Books About Motherhood?" I’ve been sitting on Lauren Elkin’s article asking “Why all the books about โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: Feeling bummed because I know the savviest angle on my research is misinformation and disinformation โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: Finished reading: Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-03: ๐Ÿ“š 2/31 NOT HERE by Hieu Minh Nguyen. Excerpt from โ€œHeavyโ€: “There are days when I give up on โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: From Hillary Frank: The Special Misogyny Reserved for Mothers Despite receiving multiple rejections from radio station editors, journalist and author Hillary โ€ฆ

2020-08-03: Me: Napster is clearly the best P2P file sharing app. W: Mmmm… Me: What? What’s better โ€ฆ

2020-08-02: Finished reading: Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora ๐Ÿ“š

2020-08-01: From Austin Kleon: Books on art and motherhood During my sonโ€™s first few weeks, I spent most of his naps reading about matrescence (the process of โ€ฆ

2020-08-01: ๐Ÿ“š 1/31 UNACCOMPANIED by Javier Zamora. Excerpt from “Then, It Was So”: โ€ฆ

2020-08-01: ๐Ÿ”– From The Oatmeal: Marvelous & Melancholy Things I’ve Learned about Creativity This is so โ€ฆ

2020-08-01: #TheSealeyChallenge Link Roundup ๐Ÿ“š I’ve been looking for ways to read more books and talk to more people about them, so when the โ€ฆ

2020-07-31: Welcome to Genetrix: Curating Stories of Creative Mothers Yesterday, I talked about my project, Genetrix: Curating Stories of Creative Mothers and how I would โ€ฆ

2020-07-31: Me: Whoa, Muppets Now crashed Disney+! Internet: No, Kimberly. Beyoncรฉ did it. Me: squinting Or was โ€ฆ

2020-07-30: Curating stories of motherhood and creativity, esp. writing Exactly a year and a half ago, I started a newsletter called Genetrix after reading Grace โ€ฆ

2020-07-30: Given that my estrogen & progesterone are at their lowest & that today is today, this was an โ€ฆ

2020-07-29: Want to read: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-29: Want to read: The Blue Jayโ€™s Dance by Louise Erdrich ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-29: Just added new content to my reading page ๐Ÿ“š: updated 2020 reading goals, a โ€ฆ

2020-07-28: ๐Ÿ“บ I recently binged Disney+’s Diary of a Future President, about an ambitious Latina middle โ€ฆ

2020-07-27: Made myself a half-caf with Fast Forward and Slow Motion from Counter Culture and oh my goodness it โ€ฆ

2020-07-26: Finished reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen โ€ฆ

2020-07-24: TFW you’re coding an interview transcript & say to your past self, “PLEASE have โ€ฆ

2020-07-24: First Med Deli gluten free chocolate cake in about 4 years. NOM NOM NOM.

2020-07-23: How do people do things? Do I seem to do things? I feel like I do no things. I feel like my life is โ€ฆ

2020-07-23: ๐Ÿ”– 5 Productivity Practices That Helped Me Finish My Dissertation Thought I would feel attacked by โ€ฆ

2020-07-22: W. and I have now been married longer than we were together before we were married. He continues to โ€ฆ

2020-07-22: ๐Ÿ”– The Allure of the Nap Dress, the Look of Gussied-Up Oblivion I don’t have a clothing budget โ€ฆ

2020-07-21: A post-ac/alt-ac reading list Posting this list of books here in case others might find it useful. It will probably grow with โ€ฆ

2020-07-21: Advanced Literature Review Tips By far, my most visited blog post ever is my Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow and โ€ฆ

2020-07-21: Creative Time as Meditation Time What if we considered our creative time to be meditation time? Repetitive crafts like knitting, โ€ฆ

2020-07-20: ๐Ÿ”– Kelly J. Baker’s essay, “You Were Ambitious,” struck me to the core. โ€ฆ

2020-07-20: Lithub takes a fun dive into all the books people read or reference in Clueless. ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-20: Sometimes, one little thing can take a lot out of me. Today, the plumber came to my house around โ€ฆ

2020-07-20: If you ever wonder how my brain works, simply recall that I’ve been writing with hypertext โ€ฆ

2020-07-19: My new dream: To write and share helpful things I think a lot about dreams. Following them. Achieving them. Making new ones. The first dream I โ€ฆ

2020-07-17: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The Spy Girls are what happens when you record an episode of Charlie’s Angels over a โ€ฆ

2020-07-17: ๐Ÿ“บ Netflix's Babysitters Club: Response and Link Roundup ๐Ÿ“š I binged the Netflix Babysitters Club series last weekend. Growing up, I was not a Babysitters Club โ€ฆ

2020-07-16: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Alex Brannan’s article, โ€œIt Could Be About Anythingโ€: Middleditch & Schwartz and the โ€ฆ

2020-07-15: So happy to have this Silvia Moreno-Garcia reading pathway from Book Riot, because I’ve been โ€ฆ

2020-07-15: I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be working as a research assistant with Dr. Maggie โ€ฆ

2020-07-14: Who will I be? 2020-2021 edition On my last birthday, I set out a list of things that described who I wanted to be in the coming โ€ฆ

2020-07-13: Want to read: We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-13: RSVP yes to A Domain of Oneโ€™s Own Meetup | July 23, 2020

2020-07-13: How to Celebrate Kimbertide (AKA my birthday, AKA Bastille Day) About 10 years ago, when I shared that I usually take at least a week to celebrate my birthday and โ€ฆ

2020-07-12: Want to read: Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-12: Pretty proud of my first Scratch project. It looks like a little thing, but if you click “See โ€ฆ

2020-07-12: ๐Ÿ“บ “Parents are just older weirdos, doing the best they can. Just like the rest of us.” โ€ฆ

2020-07-10: ๐Ÿ”– Adrienne So’s Wired piece, โ€โ€˜Crisis Schoolingโ€™ and the New Rhythms of Pandemic โ€ฆ

2020-07-10: Just received the Call for Proposals for the Fan Studies Network North America virtual conference โ€ฆ

2020-07-10: Page of Cups and Knight of Cups: the two sides of my soul. (Cards are from the Moonchild Tarot by โ€ฆ

2020-07-10: Want to read: BIG FRIENDSHIP How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-10: Want to read: A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-09: TFW you have to go back to the literature and carefully review it to figure out the next step for โ€ฆ

2020-07-09: My Favorite People with Weird Internet Careers I started reading Because Internet, by Gretchen McCulloch, this morning. I first became familiar โ€ฆ

2020-07-08: I just added a Reading page to my site. It lists every book I’ve read since March 2007. Over โ€ฆ

2020-07-08: Want to read: Want by Lynn Steger Strong ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-08: ๐Ÿ”– ๐Ÿ“š I found myself wanting to read so many of the books on Book Riot’s Best Books of 2020 So โ€ฆ

2020-07-07: ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“š “…we have little hope of producing excellent writing unless we write a great โ€ฆ

2020-07-07: ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š I’ve started doing The Artist’s Way. Yesterday I read the chapter for Week 1 (which, โ€ฆ

2020-07-06: ๐Ÿ“š Reflecting on Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility" Please note: Robin DiAngelo says she’s writing for a white audience, and I’m white, so โ€ฆ

2020-07-06: I’ll be 39 in a little over a week, so I decided it was time to just lean into becoming my โ€ฆ

2020-07-05: Finished reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-05: From NPR: A Competition To Finish Louisa May Alcott’s Story - I mean why have a competition โ€ฆ

2020-07-04: What to an American Is the Fourth of July? Power comes before freedom, not the other way around. - โ€ฆ

2020-07-03: Oh yeah THAT’S why I always stop listening after “Cabinet Battle #2.” ๐Ÿ˜ญ

2020-07-03: I’m watching Hamilton & of course it’s amazing but I’m especially blown away โ€ฆ

2020-07-03: Started CS50x and programming with Scratch last night and definitely decided to build a robot to be โ€ฆ

2020-07-03: Want to read: The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuil ๐Ÿ“š

2020-07-02: I just realized that part of watching Hamilton will involve watching “It’s Quiet โ€ฆ

2020-07-01: School and Life goals for 2020 Q3 Here are my goals for 2020 Q3: School goals Complete my dissertation data collection. Write two โ€ฆ

2020-07-01: I drew The Tower for my daily tarot pull. There’s a person on the left falling off the tower. โ€ฆ

2020-07-01: Getting back into 100 Days of #bluemind with a Blue Mind Company sticker on my second notebook for โ€ฆ

2020-06-30: Want to read: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ๐Ÿ“š

2020-06-30: ๐Ÿ“š Dr. Kelly J. Baker's "Grace Period" resonated strongly with me. A couple of weeks ago, I finished reading Dr. Kelly J. Baker’s book, Grace Period: A Memoir in โ€ฆ

2020-06-30: Want to read: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow ๐Ÿ“š

2020-06-30: Want to read: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall ๐Ÿ“š

2020-06-29: ๐Ÿ“š Naomi Alderman's "The Power" and the end of the #girlboss era I read Naomi Alderman’s The Power very quickly (well, what passes for quickly now that โ€ฆ

2020-06-29: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) Another โ€ฆ

2020-06-29: ๐Ÿ“š Just finished reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. It’s so good and I want to write about it โ€ฆ

2020-06-28: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read: Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books By Lynne Sharon Schwartz Data Science in โ€ฆ

2020-06-26: Looking back at the first half of 2020 Weโ€™re coming up on Q3 of 2020 and I donโ€™t know how the year is going for you (except to the extent โ€ฆ

2020-06-25: Hi friend. I’m taking a break from most social media right now. It can be valuable for a lot โ€ฆ

2020-06-23: Oh oh oh, so THIS is what it feels like to care about something besides keeping your child and โ€ฆ

2020-06-22: I’m excited to read this IFLA special issue on information literacy, and also keenly aware โ€ฆ

2020-06-19: Move Slowly and Mend Things ๐Ÿ“š Iโ€™m re-reading Jeff Goinsโ€™s book, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) and I came upon a bit โ€ฆ

2020-06-19: When I express frustration about squeezing work in around childcare, I am NOT complaining about โ€ฆ

2020-06-18: Why won’t my brain? It just won’t.

2020-06-18: Hands can blog today, but brain won't, so have some stuff from other people that's great. ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ–– Kelly J. Baker’s book Grace Period, which I devoured over the course of 2 days. I want to say โ€ฆ

2020-06-17: Which characters feel like friends to you? A little over a year ago, M. and I were in Atlanta to accompany W., who was attending an โ€ฆ

2020-06-17: High pain day. Hard to do any of my favorite things - just trying to get groceries ordered and then โ€ฆ

2020-06-16: I'm done being hard on myself (for today). I saw this tweet today: Want to succeed #withaphd? Don't disappear into an academic bubble while โ€ฆ

2020-06-15: My (Remote) Interview Workflow, from Recruitment to Member Checking (Dissertating in the Open) Last Friday, I finished correcting the AI-provided transcripts for my dissertation interviews. This โ€ฆ

2020-06-15: Sharp & sparkly. I’m very happy to channel Mother of Swords @ this stage in the โ€ฆ

2020-06-12: Just finished correcting my interview transcripts and loading them into my data analysis software. โ€ฆ

2020-06-11: Me, in an interview w/ a cosplayer who, like myself, is a cosplayer d’un certain รขge: I never โ€ฆ

2020-06-11: Third time The Chariot has come up in the past two weeks. From the Wayhome Tarot by Bakara Wintner โ€ฆ

2020-06-11: ๐Ÿ“š I just finished reading Alexandra Rowland’s (@_alexrowland on Twitter) A Choir of Lies and โ€ฆ

2020-06-08: More AI transcription fun: Ways my software transcribes Nightcrawler. nightbot. Nicole. Nikon. โ€ฆ

2020-06-08: Since last Monday, I’ve been beginning my work day with a Tarot pull. Today brought me the โ€ฆ

2020-06-05: ๐Ÿ–คโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ She-Ra ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงกโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค

2020-06-04: Taking some time to share stories of and resources about Black joy. This CNN story about Black โ€ฆ

2020-06-03: Every day is a good day to listen to a bunch of songs focused on Black joy, curated by Sidney Madden โ€ฆ

2020-06-02: ๐Ÿ”– Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest? And other commonly asked โ€ฆ

2020-06-02: Project READY is a series of free, online professional development modules for youth-serving library โ€ฆ

2020-06-02: More anti-racism resources.

2020-06-02: Another valuable resource: Anti-Racism Resources: Books, Conversations and People Leading The Charge

2020-06-01: Bit of levity to break up the awfulness: the way my transcription software tries to transcribe โ€ฆ

2020-06-01: Been quiet for the past couple of days because anything I have to say feels inane right now. This โ€ฆ

2020-05-29: ๐Ÿ”– 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice is immensely valuable, because it gives you โ€ฆ

2020-05-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read recently: The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic Cosplay Is a Business โ€ฆ

2020-05-28: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 4: Aquarium Playlist In November 2018, I had respiratory inflammation that was on its way to becoming pneumonia when I โ€ฆ

2020-05-28: Pretty proud of my new About page. You should probably go read it.

2020-05-28: New bio: “space mermaid sparkle goth” and new profile photo: (If you, too, are obsessed โ€ฆ

2020-05-28: 100 Days of #bluemind Day 3: Sat on the front porch and watched and listened to the rain. Tried to โ€ฆ

2020-05-27: This is not a polished blog. I’m still in a mostly flow, very little stock place. I’m coming up with ideas for blog โ€ฆ

2020-05-27: ๐Ÿ‘ฆ My child has decreed that henceforth this character shall be known as R2 Bleep Bloop. You’re โ€ฆ

2020-05-26: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 2: Took a drive along the North Durham Country Byway, crossing over Lake โ€ฆ

2020-05-26: ๐ŸงถGot bored making a sweater that just uses the same stitches over and over, so added Sophie’s โ€ฆ

2020-05-26: Had a great call with my school’s career services coordinator where she urged me not to let โ€ฆ

2020-05-26: Today is the first day of the 100 Days of Blue Mind challenge. I got my #bluemind on today by gazing โ€ฆ

2020-05-24: Deep cleaning 3 essential oil diffusers at once, as you do.

2020-05-24: I just realized that to figure out what professional options I want to consider in the future, I โ€ฆ

2020-05-24: I don’t think of librarianship as a CALLING, but I do consider it a disposition. For example, โ€ฆ

2020-05-22: Finished reading: The Addams Family: An Evilution by Charles Addams and Kevin Miserocchi ๐Ÿ“š

2020-05-22: Happy World Goth Day! I’m GothEnough and if you want to be, so are you! If you are Not-a-Goth โ€ฆ

2020-05-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read ‘A joyful thing’: the man who wrote his wife a poem every day for 25 years. I โ€ฆ

2020-05-21: North Carolina is moving from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home & I’m anxious about it. My โ€ฆ

2020-05-20: I just can’t brain this week, so I’m going to liveblog some career assessment results! โ€ฆ

2020-05-20: ๐Ÿ”– Stuff I read yesterday: One of Oscar Wildeโ€™s last stops in England before exile was a bookstore. โ€ฆ

2020-05-19: Want to read: Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright ๐Ÿ“š

2020-05-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read today: 6 Ways to Maximize Your Reading Time During the Pandemic - I can’t tell whether โ€ฆ

2020-05-18: ๐ŸŽฎ I finished playing Final Fantasy VII Remake yesterday. I had fun with the game and I adore Tifa, โ€ฆ

2020-05-18: Lest I think I’m doing nothing during this social isolation time, in addition to raising my โ€ฆ

2020-05-18: I’m struggling to dissertate today. My main task for the next little bit is just to correct AI โ€ฆ

2020-05-18: Thinking of changing my website’s title (but not my domain) from “Kimberly Hirsh” โ€ฆ

2020-05-18: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š Read 8 Musicals that You Might Not Know Were Based on Books by Emily Neuberger. I’ve been โ€ฆ

2020-05-18: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read How to Write 1000 Poems in a 1000 Days by Nick Asbury. More why to than how to, this is a โ€ฆ

2020-05-16: ๐Ÿ‘ฆ My kid just told me that Iron Lychee is a whole bunch of Iron Mans [sic] inside one giant Iron โ€ฆ

2020-05-16: The best part of conducting my dissertation interviews via Zoom is I get to see my participants' โ€ฆ

2020-05-15: ๐Ÿ“š Reading Notes, Having Trouble Reading, and a Read What You Own Challenge I added a page to the index section of my Bullet Journal that tracks Reading Notes. I don’t โ€ฆ

2020-05-15: ๐Ÿ‘ฆ Me: One of the things a librarian can do is suggest a book you might like to read next. M: But we โ€ฆ

2020-05-15: The neighbors closest to the back of my property seem to be partying late into the night every โ€ฆ

2020-05-13: Feels like I’m really closing in on an accurate self-representation with my latest bio โ€ฆ

2020-05-13: Bonus bio addition: “Let’s talk about Buffy. ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ”

2020-05-12: Low energy + high pain = reading about ghosts while lying on a hammock. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ“š

2020-05-12: Today’s bio addition: Gothic mermaid scholar-librarian net girl ๐Ÿ’€

2020-05-12: I just don’t feel like blogging today. I’m not miserable or anything, just every time I โ€ฆ

2020-05-11: ๐Ÿ“š finished reading The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White This is a re-read; I โ€ฆ

2020-05-11: I spent the me-time my family generously gave me today mostly on brushing up my web development โ€ฆ

2020-05-10: We got a new hammock with stand for our deck, big enough for our whole household to fit in at once โ€ฆ

2020-05-08: Settling In My son is registered to start at a Quaker school in August. I donโ€™t know what that will end up โ€ฆ

2020-05-08: ๐Ÿ“š Just found my copies of Making Sense of Qualitative Data (Coffey & Atkinson) and Writing the โ€ฆ

2020-05-07: If I get one more listserv email advising me to use this time productively, I will be even more โ€ฆ

2020-05-06: ๐Ÿ”– From Austin Kleon: Not Everything Will Be Okay But Some Things Will I share Kleon’s โ€ฆ

2020-05-06: Life update: How things are going for me How’s your day going? Aside from the continuing world situation + its impact on higher ed (and โ€ฆ

2020-05-06: Taking a break from scrolling and Twitter for a while. Still checking mentions โ€ฆ

2020-05-05: I know how to do stuff. Impostor syndrome is nonsense. Are you at loose ends? Iโ€™m at loose ends. I have a number of projects on the go but I am not doing a โ€ฆ

2020-05-04: ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š You know that feeling when you’re irritated that you have to feed your family instead of โ€ฆ

2020-05-04: Lately, my blogging has been all flow, no stock. That’s certainly not what I hoped for when I โ€ฆ

2020-05-02: Oh hey, just over here pondering what LIS even means and whether information practice should be โ€ฆ

2020-05-01: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: completed CSS Flexbox at freeCodeCamp. Previously on โ€ฆ

2020-05-01: I have bangs for the first time in 30 years and it’s Tifa’s fault. ๐ŸŽฎ

2020-04-28: Dusk is bunny time in my yard and it is THE BEST.

2020-04-28: I have this problem where I want to buy all the Hot Topic shortalls because I’m pretty sure โ€ฆ

2020-04-28: My AI transcription software knows the names of Pokemon and it’s going to make my research so โ€ฆ

2020-04-27: I was a good mom this morning, so I’m going to be an okay academic this afternoon.

2020-04-26: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: continued the Applied Accessibility challenges at โ€ฆ

2020-04-25: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: finished freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design, started โ€ฆ

2020-04-24: Just spent almost 2 hours correcting an AI transcript of a 47 minute interview. This is about 1/3 of โ€ฆ

2020-04-24: Today’s bio update: replaced “Mom & Scholar-Librarian” with “Mom. โ€ฆ

2020-04-24: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: started freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design โ€ฆ

2020-04-23: Today’s #100DaysOfCode Progress: I completed all of the Basic CSS challenges at freeCodeCamp. โ€ฆ

2020-04-23: A (self)diagnosis For the past couple of years, I’ve felt like I was having a Hashimoto’s thyroiditis โ€ฆ

2020-04-22: #100DaysOfCode Round 1, 1/100 Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: I completed all of the “Basic HTML and HTML5” โ€ฆ

2020-04-21: Having another go at #100DaysofCode, because nobody ever said, “I sure wish my employee โ€ฆ

2020-04-21: Took my kid for a drive this morning, just to do something different and because we were cleaning โ€ฆ

2020-04-21: “We want the human relationship with nature to be based on abundance, a relationship that โ€ฆ

2020-04-20: My kid insists that Darkwing Duck’s sidekick is named Lunchpack, and it’s adorable.

2020-04-20: Today we went for a family walk and from a distance we saw a neighbor family walking their pig, and โ€ฆ

2020-04-19: Me: Hm, this is a lot of pain from this flare, whatever its origin. I think I’ll just watch โ€ฆ

2020-04-18: It’s a high pain day but my brain is less foggy than it has been in a while. Mens sana in โ€ฆ

2020-04-18: Thank you, Reviewer 2! (No sarcasm!) As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been sitting on an accepted-with-revisions paper for well over a โ€ฆ

2020-04-17: This is an… interesting… time to be researching cosplay.

2020-04-17: Kim Werker, one of my favorite people I’ve never met, is offering her course Crochet for โ€ฆ

2020-04-17: Going to re-learn knitting so that I can make all the things from Doomsday Knits, including the โ€ฆ

2020-04-17: Information and Learning Sciences: Situating my work at the intersection Since the beginning of my doctoral program, I’ve struggled to situate my work and research โ€ฆ

2020-04-17: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading: Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter You โ€ฆ

2020-04-17: ๐Ÿ“š Abandoning Blue Mind for now, but I definitely want to come back to it.

2020-04-15: I’m struggling to write a blog post today or even a short note. My mood is low due to extreme โ€ฆ

2020-04-15: Today in My Son, the 3 Year Old Fic Author: a crossover in which Spider-Man and the Ninja Turtle โ€ฆ

2020-04-14: Doing a 15 minute #AcWri challenge Iโ€™m reading Dr. Katie Linderโ€™s blog archive. One of her earliest posts is titled 51 Tips to Help โ€ฆ

2020-04-14: Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. I’m a learner who writes.

2020-04-13: ๐Ÿ“บ So is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist a jukebox-musical version of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend?

2020-04-13: I’m sure there are grad students for whom a list of ways to stay productive right now might be โ€ฆ

2020-04-13: I just DMed 6 cosplayers on Instagram to invite them to participate in my study. 5 were in person โ€ฆ

2020-04-12: Sometimes, as an exercise to give me insight into what I should be focusing on, where I should put โ€ฆ

2020-04-12: ๐ŸŽฎ I think Tifa is my fave now? I always liked her, but now I like her best?

2020-04-12: ๐ŸŽฎ It’s happening.

2020-04-11: Weekly Update: 04/11/20 We just finished up week 4 of staying at home. In one sense, I didnโ€™t have much going on before โ€ฆ

2020-04-10: Sesame Street is a great comedy school. My preferred comedy format, though I’ve not really performed it, is sketch. Yes, I did improv โ€ฆ

2020-04-10: Facebook Live museum tours on my calendar today, The Dark Crystal exhibit at the Center for Puppetry โ€ฆ

2020-04-10: Because it’s seasonally appropriate, today we’re listening to Christo Graham’s โ€ฆ

2020-04-10: Guess I have to not Internet until after our copy of FF7R gets here… See y’all later, โ€ฆ

2020-04-09: ๐Ÿ“บ My wishlist for Picard Season 2: Geordi More Spot II

2020-04-08: Feeling like hiding today, but I worked on recruiting for my dissertation and put my CV on โ€ฆ

2020-04-07: I definitely have some sensory processing problems & they’ve gotten worse since isolating. โ€ฆ

2020-04-06: Changing my research design I submitted proposed changes to my research design to my committee today. I had to make these โ€ฆ

2020-04-06: I’m reading Lori Morimoto’s (@acafanmom on Twitter) book, An Introduction to Media Fan โ€ฆ

2020-04-04: Something about watching Picard gives me the same feeling as reading a novel and I love it. ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––

2020-04-04: Want to read: Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil ๐Ÿ“š

2020-04-03: Weekly Update: 04/03/20 First, some cute things my kid said. He was talking about flushing the toilet and said that the โ€ฆ

2020-04-03: Wisdom from the Co-Star app All you have to do this month is allow for things to feel uncertain. Now is a good time to โ€ฆ

2020-04-03: Everybody get the Marco Polo app and let’s have asynchronous video chats.

2020-04-02: My three-year-old is over here writing fix-it fic for The Velveteen Rabbit. ๐Ÿ“š

2020-04-02: I know this isn’t what actually happened, but I like to imagine that I summoned into being the โ€ฆ

2020-04-02: I fell into a new COVID-19 spiral today. This went beyond anxiety and felt closer to depression. The โ€ฆ

2020-04-01: ๐Ÿ“š The library is closed, limiting my book borrowing options, but the gym is also closed, freeing up โ€ฆ

2020-04-01: It’s nice to see that Alexandra Rowland has written a book for/about me. ๐Ÿ“š

2020-04-01: I’m having a down day. Not helping is this (extremely informative but also depressing) piece โ€ฆ

2020-04-01: More gold from McSweeney’s: Self-Isolation or Graduate School?

2020-04-01: McSweeney’s Frog and Toad are self-quarantined friends by Jennie Egerdie is my favorite art to โ€ฆ

2020-04-01: The Punky Brewster episode “The Perils of Punky” aired in 1985. In it, Punky’s dog โ€ฆ

2020-03-31: Don't wait until you know who you are to get started, scholars. This is part two of a series in which I’m writing up how Austin Kleon’s work โ€ฆ

2020-03-30: Steal Like an Artist for Scholars Austin Kleon is one of the creative people who have had the greatest influence on my thinking about โ€ฆ

2020-03-29: I feel like when you’re young & you realize you’re weird you can choose one of two โ€ฆ

2020-03-29: You can comment on now! I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about what I consider the golden age of blogging - โ€ฆ

2020-03-28: I’m obsessed with the app and sad about my empty buddy list. You can find me at Kiba โ€ฆ

2020-03-27: Weekly Update: 03/27/20 I’m trying a new thing with a weekly round-up on Friday. This has been the second week of โ€ฆ

2020-03-27: My son and I have been listening to the Frog and Toad audiobook collection, read by the author, โ€ฆ

2020-03-27: I put on the Labyrinth soundtrack & said to W, “This music is so good.” He said, โ€ฆ

2020-03-26: Long before the coronavirus moved from animals to humans, I had set myself a goal of recognizing the โ€ฆ

2020-03-26: I ordered my sister from a catalog. The other day I mentioned how I named my sister after a preschool friend. When I was 3, I was โ€ฆ

2020-03-26: My city’s mayor issued a Stay-at-Home order today. I’m grateful that the two people โ€ฆ

2020-03-25: Do stuff your three-year-old self liked. After realizing that 1. The Muppets (specifically those of The Muppet Show) is pretty much my first โ€ฆ

2020-03-25: Spread the word: my blog host,, is offering teachers free hosting for the next six โ€ฆ

2020-03-24: ๐ŸŽต Introducing: #showtunesisters (i.e., me challenging my sister to sing showtune duets with me) View this post on Instagram Challenging @ailuruscosmos to join me for a #showtunesisters โ€ฆ

2020-03-23: Baby Piggy is me: “Everyone knows the most important thing about being a rock star is LOOKING โ€ฆ

2020-03-23: My sister’s friend Connor shared this hilarious Les Mis parody dedicated to teachers with us.

2020-03-23: I like The Muppets (2015) TV show more than I thought I would. ๐Ÿ“บ _My brother gave me [this Muppet version of The Phantom of the Opera โ€ฆ

2020-03-22: Our family's social distancing schedule I wanted to share our family’s current weekday schedule, mostly to help other people feel okay โ€ฆ

2020-03-20: From my last note, which said only “It me,” you may be wondering “What she?” โ€ฆ

2020-03-19: It me.

2020-03-19: Life has been extra intense from March 6 until now. I missed a dissertation fellowship application โ€ฆ

2020-03-19: What I'm doing about my pandemic anxiety Something in me has broken, and now I am cracked, open and vulnerable. For the first time yesterday, โ€ฆ

2020-03-17: When my kid’s preschool announced that they would be closing, I had plans to blog daily about โ€ฆ

2020-03-17: M. asked “How old is Darth Vader?” I calculated using this timeline & told M., โ€ฆ

2020-03-17: Social distancing day 4, no preschool day 2: M is enjoying these miniature water beads from โ€ฆ

2020-03-16: My kid just showed me his Winnie the Pooh in a Santa outfit stuffy and said, “So this is โ€ฆ

2020-03-14: Whitney (@whitneyellenb) & I are going to post about the video games we play while stuck at home โ€ฆ

2020-03-13: Let’s all give ourselves permission to be thoroughly mediocre parents for the next few weeks.

2020-03-13: I’m totally accepting keypals/epals to help stave off social isolation during social โ€ฆ

2020-03-13: ๐Ÿ”– Keeping kids busy at home Storing links here so they’re easy for me to find when I need them during the next two weeks. โ€ฆ

2020-03-13: Local schools are closing, including my Montessori/co-working space, so I’m now a stay-at-home โ€ฆ

2020-03-13: No YOU want to buy every Leia item in the new Jen Bartels collection, twice, so you can keep one of โ€ฆ

2020-03-11: Also, I love being on podcasts, so if you need a guest for yours, hit me up.

2020-03-11: I guested on a podcast for the first time in almost 5 years! And I only talked about BtVS a little! โ€ฆ

2020-03-11: Current wishlist: Everything BtVS on Hot Topic

2020-03-11: Changing my research plans in light of COVID-19 All friends & students who are in the midst of dissertation data collection - I know recent โ€ฆ

2020-03-11: Hi, I’m Kimberly, and today I’m wearing yoga pants with combat boots.

2020-03-09: Rather than an elbow bump, I’m planning to replace handshakes and high fives with a forearm โ€ฆ

2020-03-09: Reintroducing Genetrix, curating stories about creative mothers Last January, I launched Genetrix, a newsletter to curate stories of creative mothers. After sending โ€ฆ

2020-03-08: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listened to Mighty Creative, episodes: Prologue: The Podcast Is Back 101 - Prerequisite โ€ฆ

2020-03-08: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 1, episode 23, “Skin of Evil.”

2020-03-08: ๐Ÿงถ Finally finished crocheting these dragon scale fingerless gloves. They’re a birthday gift โ€ฆ

2020-03-07: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 episodes 1 & 2, “Encounter at Farpoint.โ€ โ€ฆ

2020-03-06: Y’all, my brother’s latest cartoon is hilarious. Lots of fun visual gags. Watch at least โ€ฆ

2020-03-05: ๐ŸŽต Another Dragonforce recommendation: “Symphony of the Night”. (If you think you know โ€ฆ

2020-03-05: ๐ŸŽต Decided to listen to Power Metal while working today. There’s a lot wrong with the world, โ€ฆ

2020-03-05: Want to read: Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new โ€ฆ

2020-03-04: Here’s your (somewhat) regularly scheduled voting selfie!

2020-03-03: 03/02/20 Process Memo I spent some time this morning installing encryption software so that I can encrypt the data files I โ€ฆ

2020-03-03: Having a low spoons day today, so I’m working through a bunch of fiddly, errand-type to-do โ€ฆ

2020-03-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Fake News and Instagram 7 Ways to Survive a Flare When Youโ€™re Chronically Ill 16 Simple โ€ฆ

2020-03-02: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Monument Valley 2. I loved it but it went so fast!

2020-03-02: ๐Ÿ“š Want to Read: How to Be Sick by Toni Bernhard

2020-03-02: 02/28/2020 Process Memo: Beginning sustained, systematic observation I began my sustained, systematic observation today by gathering my initial resources for this phase. โ€ฆ

2020-03-01: Just skimmed Parenting Doesn’t Matter, the main premise of which is that according to science, โ€ฆ

2020-02-28: What am I opening? (Dissertating in the Open) I’ve been doing some reading this week on what it means to dissertate in the open, and as โ€ฆ

2020-02-27: Dissertating in the Open: Beginning to Set Up a Data Collection Structure I’ve been trying to establish my data collection/analysis workflow and I’m running into โ€ฆ

2020-02-26: Dissertating in the Open: Writing and Defending the Dissertation Proposal I successfully defended my dissertation proposal on February 3, 2020. I have one huge piece of โ€ฆ

2020-02-26: Just lost a really long post about my dissertation proposal and proposal defense because, like a โ€ฆ

2020-02-25: So my dissertation study was determined exempt from further review so I guess I have to actually, โ€ฆ

2020-02-25: Starting to create a data collection/analysis workflow... Not there yet. Most of my blogging has been micro this month, which is appropriate since I’m hosting my blog โ€ฆ

2020-02-24: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read: Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD

2020-02-24: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read: Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World by Roman Krznaric Found this on โ€ฆ

2020-02-24: Pisces New Moon spread.

2020-02-24: ๐Ÿ“š Set aside for now with plans to pick back up later: Total Immersion Swim Ultra-efficient โ€ฆ

2020-02-24: ๐Ÿ“š Currently reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H.

2020-02-24: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Brooklyn 99: Season 6 - episode 18, “Suicide Squad” Season 7 episodes - 1, โ€ฆ

2020-02-24: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Notting Hill. As cute as it was when it was released. We were all so much younger in โ€ฆ

2020-02-23: ๐ŸŽฅ Watched Home Again.

2020-02-22: ๐Ÿ“š Currently reading: Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier by โ€ฆ

2020-02-22: ๐Ÿ“š Currently reading: Swim Ultra-efficient Freestyle by Terry Laughlin ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฌ

2020-02-20: Help me identify my strengths & make plans for what’s next! This is a 4-question โ€ฆ

2020-02-20: Want to read: Going Alt-Ac by Kathryn E. Linder, Kevin Kelly, and Thomas J. Tobin ๐Ÿ“š

2020-02-20: This is pretty much two weeks' worth of online reading. ๐Ÿ”– Read: The Plan of Attack Burned Out โ€ฆ

2020-02-19: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Spider-Man: Homecoming. Oh my goodness did I enjoy this one. Spidey has been my second โ€ฆ

2020-02-19: I have, um, really different feelings about Jean-Luc Picard on ST:TNG rewatch than I did from 1987 - โ€ฆ

2020-02-19: ๐Ÿ“š So, The Starless Sea. This is going to be fairly stream-of-consciousness and more about my โ€ฆ

2020-02-18: This is what going Full Kimberly looks like.

2020-02-18: Currently reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. ๐Ÿ“š

2020-02-18: Finished reading The Starless Sea (affiliate link). So much to say about this book but too tired to โ€ฆ

2020-02-17: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I remember when this came out hearing friends debate โ€ฆ

2020-02-17: ๐Ÿ“š Read House of X #1. I’m excited about this book and the Dawn of X relaunch event. It’s โ€ฆ

2020-02-15: Currently reading: eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier ๐Ÿ“š

2020-02-14: I just audibly gasped because Splash is on Disney+.

2020-02-13: Had a dream that my committee required a year to read my dissertation between submission and defense โ€ฆ

2020-02-13: Every time I go to Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC, USA I’m delighted by this sign they โ€ฆ

2020-02-12: Raging because I don’t understand how OneDrive is supposed to work and thus lost more than โ€ฆ

2020-02-12: Mom dreams: this morning, I dreamed I had to save Michelangelo, who was trapped in a collapsed Roman โ€ฆ

2020-02-12: My kid paints these giant abstract paintings; I call him my little Rothko. I cut hearts out from 2 โ€ฆ

2020-02-10: I stepped outside for an unexpected emergency medical shopping expedition this morning and the moon โ€ฆ

2020-02-10: Took my favorite person to my favorite spot in Charleston yesterday, but forgot to post the picture โ€ฆ

2020-02-10: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores (again not for the first time).

2020-02-09: Little and big reading together.

2020-02-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read: What We Link to When We Link to Books The art of rejection The art of mending The Origins โ€ฆ

2020-02-08: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Monument Valley (not for the first time). As beautiful and satisfying as ever.

2020-02-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read: 3 Supplements I Give My Kids to Boost Their Immune Systems at Preschool and Daycare by โ€ฆ

2020-02-07: Metadata mermaid doodle. It me!

2020-02-07: I’m vaguely appalled at the mobile-unfriendliness of the official websites of a couple of โ€ฆ

2020-02-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read Ask an Astrologer: How can I create more success and flow for in my career according to the โ€ฆ

2020-02-07: Made some Paleo-ish Chocolate frosted chocolate donuts.

2020-02-06: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to build wealth slowly Paul Jarvis

2020-02-06: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Doctor Strange. I don’t have strong feelings about this one. The visuals were super โ€ฆ

2020-02-06: Pieces for my first ever Kitty Pryde cosplay started arriving today!

2020-02-05: ๐ŸŽง Listened to Beetlejuice (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Best part - Delia: Crystals speak to โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: Me: These hanging jewelry organizer pockets are so big. I should put multiple pairs of earrings in โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: “Practice loving yourself with the same exhilaration of a new crush.” Co-star has given โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read: “Welcome back blogging?" by CJ Chilvers โ€The life model of blogging” by โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: Spotted this little mushroom nestled in the grass outside the co-working space/Montessori School.

2020-02-05: Currently reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen โ€ฆ

2020-02-05: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episode 7, “Duel of the Droids.”

2020-02-05: ๐Ÿ“š Read Uncanny X-Men #131.

2020-02-03: This is what one doctoral candidate looks like.

2020-02-02: It’s Proposal Defense Eve, when Impostor Syndrome comes out to frolic!

2020-02-02: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Ranma 1/2, season 1, episode 1.

2020-02-02: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Sailor Moon, Season 1, episodes 1 & 2.

2020-02-02: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episodes: 1 “Ambush” 2 “Rising โ€ฆ

2020-02-01: Imbolc Tarot Spread by Lindsay Mack Cards are The Moonchild Tarot. What seeds did I plant at the โ€ฆ

2020-02-01: Want to read: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Krรถger and Melanie R. Anderson ๐Ÿ“š

2020-02-01: Switching my kid’s carseat from rear-facing to front-facing is a much bigger milestone than I โ€ฆ

2020-01-31: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Are Docs Comfortable? 10 Reasons to Wear Dr. Martens Boots by RosaMorelli How to Break in a โ€ฆ

2020-01-30: ๐Ÿ”– Read: How I Tricked Myself Into Reading More Books by Patrick Allan 14 Ways to Cultivate a โ€ฆ

2020-01-29: I was trying to figure out how to scrape data from YouTube for my dissertation & then I โ€ฆ

2020-01-29: Want to read: The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment by Astra Niedrea What Is Hygge? โ€ฆ

2020-01-29: Want to read: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-29: Want to read: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-29: Look, I’m never not going to have a crush on Wil Wheaton, okay? (This message brought to you โ€ฆ

2020-01-29: Want to read: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-29: Want to read: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-28: ๐ŸŽต Listened to The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists. I “picked this up,” to the extent โ€ฆ

2020-01-28: Want to read: Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-27: ๐ŸŽฒ Played Illimat yesterday. Gorgeous and fun. I want to play it all the time now. Also, it’s โ€ฆ

2020-01-27: Okay but WHY a PhD? And what next? Sometimes I ask myself why I’m doing a PhD and what I’m getting out of it. This is โ€ฆ

2020-01-27: Revelation that should have been obvious to me before now: all of life is laundry & dishes & โ€ฆ

2020-01-26: ๐Ÿ”– Read: A Checklist for Your Very First Altar by Amy Wall How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save โ€ฆ

2020-01-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read: When Is a Bird a โ€˜Birbโ€™? An Extremely Important Guide by Asher Elbein Hopepunk, the latest โ€ฆ

2020-01-25: M just now: Here you go, Daddy, I have some secret battle plans for you from Princess Leia. Me: โšฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿฅ€

2020-01-25: The scene of tonight’s New Moon tarot reading, my first with the Wayhome Tarot. I love all of โ€ฆ

2020-01-25: Co-Star pulls no punches.

2020-01-24: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is (90s gothic) noblebright while Angel is (pretty widely accepted as) โ€ฆ

2020-01-24: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The criticisms of this are really interesting. I definitely โ€ฆ

2020-01-24: W: Do you dare to eat a peach? Me: I would sit on its throne.

2020-01-23: One of my plans for 2020 is that if something is easy & helpful (as opposed to harmful), I do โ€ฆ

2020-01-23: I’ve re-started The Starless Sea once, decided to re-start again but didn’t, once, and โ€ฆ

2020-01-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read If Your Wellness Isn’t Intersectional Then You’re Not “Well.” โ€ฆ

2020-01-22: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed MDN’s What’s in the head? Metadata in HTML, HTML text fundamentals, and Test โ€ฆ

2020-01-22: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Getting started with HTML

2020-01-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read: How the Web works by Mozilla Developer Network HTML by Mozilla Developer Network โ€ฆ

2020-01-21: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Publishing your website.

2020-01-21: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Javascript basics.

2020-01-21: Doing a big Tumblr unfollow, too. Messages and asks are open, though.

2020-01-21: Doing a big Twitter unfollow over the next few days (probably of literally everyone), then will add โ€ฆ

2020-01-21: Reclaiming my Spotify recommendations My kid has taken over my Spotify recommendations. My Discover Weekly this week includes: Rainbow โ€ฆ

2020-01-21: ๐Ÿ“š Read Uncanny X-Men #130.

2020-01-21: Currently reading: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Did Inadequate Womenโ€™s Healthcare Destroy Star Warsโ€™ Old Republic? by Sarah Jeong Hide and โ€ฆ

2020-01-21: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Unlike everyone else, this is my least โ€ฆ

2020-01-20: Want to read: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-20: Want to read: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read What’s wrong with sitting down in the shower? by Tom Meltzer Since I sprained my ankle โ€ฆ

2020-01-20: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s: What will your website look like? Dealing with files โ€ฆ

2020-01-19: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. This one is about exactly like I remember โ€ฆ

2020-01-19: ๐Ÿฟ This is the best thread I’ve read in forever, and it’s so heartening to see somebody โ€ฆ

2020-01-19: ๐Ÿ“š Read Uncanny X-Men #129.

2020-01-19: ๐Ÿ’ป Watched: Getting started with Visual Studio Code How the Internet works in 5 minutes

2020-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read: The old internet by Rebecca Toh How and why to keep a commonplace book by Ryan Holiday What โ€ฆ

2020-01-18: Finished reading: How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-18: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. This isn’t as bad as I remembered. โ€ฆ

2020-01-17: If I could give you a piece of advice today, it would be not to try carrying four ninja turtle โ€ฆ

2020-01-16: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed the remaining 8 challenges in the Basic CSS portion of freecodecamp’s Responsive โ€ฆ

2020-01-16: ๐Ÿ“š Read X-Men: First Class Vol. 1, #s 1 - 3.

2020-01-16: ๐Ÿ”– Read: 3 ways to make Spotify’s killer feature even smarter by Xiomara Blanco These five โ€ฆ

2020-01-16: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed the first 36 (of 44) challenges in Basic CSS for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web โ€ฆ

2020-01-15: Finished reading: X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-15: Me, after finding out Chris Claremont will be at Oak City Comicon:

2020-01-15: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography: Addendum ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ฝ I realized as I was describing yesterday’s musical autobiography (which is different than โ€ฆ

2020-01-15: Just found out Chris Claremont is coming to Oak City Comicon & I’m over here having a tiny โ€ฆ

2020-01-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Blogging the PhD journey by Kay Oddone Join the #100DaysOfCode by Alexander Kallaway The โ€ฆ

2020-01-15: ๐Ÿ’ป Completed Basic HTML and HTML5 for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web Design certification. โ€ฆ

2020-01-14: Want to read: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-14: I only have to get through the next 40 minutes, then I can hand M. off to my m-i-l and lie down. โ€ฆ

2020-01-14: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ฝ๐Ÿ“š I don’t know if it’s a problem or a good thing that when my mind can’t come up โ€ฆ

2020-01-14: ๐Ÿ“š Read Ultimate Spider-Man #4.

2020-01-14: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episode 8, “A Jewish Girl Walks into the โ€ฆ

2020-01-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read: Content, bloat, privacy, archives by @petermolnar Owning my reading log by Tom MacWright A โ€ฆ

2020-01-13: Why do I blog what I blog? I’ll have a post later today with some links to things I’m reading, but for now, โ€ฆ

2020-01-13: ๐Ÿ“š Read Ultimate Spider-Man #2, #3.

2020-01-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Bloggers are not reporters and Journalists: We are not you by Dave Winter via Frank โ€ฆ

2020-01-12: ๐Ÿ’ป Watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | ‘Turtles Take Time (and Space ๐ŸŒŽ)' by Brandon Auman

2020-01-12: ๐Ÿ“š Read: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses โ€ฆ

2020-01-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Bassist in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is Inspired By the Revolutionary Real-Life Musician โ€ฆ

2020-01-12: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episodes: 4 “Hands!” 5 “It’s โ€ฆ

2020-01-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read Thoughts on linkblogs, bookmarks, reads, likes, favorites, follows, and related links by โ€ฆ

2020-01-11: Here’s what I look for in my Star Wars content: Fun Optimism about what a few dedicated โ€ฆ

2020-01-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet by Aaron Parecki

2020-01-10: ๐Ÿ”– Read Titling it “The Problem That Has No Name” seemed a bit heavy handed by Drew โ€ฆ

2020-01-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Carbon monoxide emergency is Durhamโ€™s Katrina, McDougald Terrace residents tell city. CW: โ€ฆ

2020-01-09: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-09: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched The Empire Strikes Back

2020-01-08: Updated my Now page! Just updated my Now page with the following information: I’m living happily in Durham, North โ€ฆ

2020-01-08: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 8: Redemption”

2020-01-08: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”

2020-01-07: Made a less-paleo, less-vegan version of beaming baker’s 2 ingredient 5 minute homemade fudge, โ€ฆ

2020-01-07: M (3 yo): grabs toy phone, gets in toy car, waits for me to answer phone Me: Hello? M: Hi, โ€ฆ

2020-01-07: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 6: The Prisoner”

2020-01-07: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

2020-01-07: I just realized that the frequency with which I suggest purchases for my local library makes me โ€ฆ

2020-01-07: Quick reading response - Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK! ๐Ÿ“š Some quick notes on Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK!: This is a kid’s picture book โ€ฆ

2020-01-07: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-07: ๐Ÿ“š Read Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK! by Clay Morton & Gail Morton

2020-01-07: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read One Person/Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-07: ๐Ÿ“š Want to read Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

2020-01-06: ๐Ÿ“ท Leaning into the middle-aged librarian stereotype with a glasses chain, though apparently they โ€ฆ

2020-01-06: Migrating my site from WordPress to I spent my winter vacation migrating my website from WordPress to I thought I’d โ€ฆ

2020-01-06: Watching The Empire Strikes Back for the first time in years & I’d forgotten what a โ€ฆ

2020-01-06: Between supplements & prescriptions, I swallow 24 pills every day, take 2 tinctures, 1 โ€ฆ

2020-01-05: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger”

2020-01-05: Escaped “The Green Room” at Tic Toc Escapes. ๐Ÿ”’

2020-01-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read 100 things that made my year (2019) Austin Kleon captures so many beautiful small moments โ€ฆ

2020-01-02: ๐Ÿ“– Currently reading How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick ๐Ÿ“š

2020-01-02: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 4: Sanctuary”

2020-01-02: ๐Ÿ“ท Soul Expansion Spread by Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing. 2020 is an Emperor year: structure and โ€ฆ

2020-01-02: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Wasn’t sure how I would like it, given the โ€ฆ

2019-12-30: ๐Ÿ“– Currently reading: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern ๐Ÿ“š

2019-12-29: ๐Ÿ’ฌ Replied to None of the kids wanted toys for Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. โ€ฆ

2019-12-28: ๐Ÿ“” Hi there! I’m considering migrating my WordPress site to, and am playing with the โ€ฆ

2019-12-20: ๐Ÿ“” I know I just took a hiatus because of comps, but now I’m taking another one for the โ€ฆ

2019-12-18: ๐Ÿ“– Read Frozen II (Midwest Film Journal) by Aly Caviness I was going to write a whole blog post about โ€ฆ

2019-12-18: 2019 Year-in-Review & 2020 Word of the Year ๐Ÿ“„ I didn’t feel ready to write a year-in-review post before now, but here we are! So what did โ€ฆ

2019-12-17: Dissertating in the Open: Comprehensive Qualifying Exams I passed my comps last Tuesday, and I thought I’d take some time to write about it today. โ€ฆ

2019-12-11: Hey guess what I passed my comps. Taking a post-comps hiatus. See y’all Monday.

2019-12-09: It’s remarkable how chill I am about my comps oral exam tomorrow. I guess I’m โ€ฆ

2019-12-06: This little comb-bound packet represents a year’s worth of work.

2019-12-05: Today I finished my dissertation proposal and sent it to my committee. I sent them the literature โ€ฆ

2019-12-05: NOW I’ve finished my dissertation proposal, and even sent it to my committee ahead of my โ€ฆ

2019-12-04: What It's Like to Live with Chronic Illness I’m writing this in an attempt to help people without chronic illness understand the constant โ€ฆ

2019-12-04: How did I not know that it’s not just me, but rather theย entire Internet, that refers to โ€ฆ

2019-12-03: NPR’s Book Concierge is live and Tumblr’s Fandom Year-in-Review is out. It is truly the โ€ฆ

2019-12-02: Connecting doesn't have to be hard. Grad school and parenthood are both immensely isolating experiences. So when you combine them, you โ€ฆ

2019-11-27: This morning, when W. and M. were sleeping in, I could have chosen to do one of many different โ€ฆ

2019-11-26: I… think I’m almost done with my dissertation proposal?

2019-11-26: I went thrifting yesterday by myself for the first time since having M. Thrifting used to be a โ€ฆ

2019-11-25: This weekend was a good weekend. On Saturday, we had a harvest meal at the Montessori/co-working โ€ฆ

2019-11-19: You don't have to love yourself to be worthy of love. I’ve been thinking today about something Maria Bamford said - I think it was in her episode of โ€ฆ

2019-11-15: I wish I could tell little 13/14 year old me, back in 1995, that she actually DOES like a genre of โ€ฆ

2019-11-15: Anybody got tips on automating Instagram data collection (specifically images, post text, comments) โ€ฆ

2019-11-14: My kid’s preferred type of narrative conflict is Bear vs. Self.

2019-11-04: #goals: Welcome to #AcWriMo/#DissProWriMo! This blog post contains affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase, I may receive a โ€ฆ

2019-10-31: I hereby declare November to be #DissProWriMo. Writing your dissertation proposal? Me too! โ€ฆ

2019-10-28: Current hobby: lying in bed and re-watching Downton Abbey.

2019-10-26: Remember conversation? I was out at dinner with my family a couple days ago and four adults were sitting at the next table โ€ฆ

2019-10-24: Just sent my completed comps package off to my advisor with plans to send it to my committee next โ€ฆ

2019-10-11: Just finished writing the first draft of my last chapter of my comps package!

2019-10-10: The world is like “Why are comedians depressed and anxious?” and “Why are โ€ฆ

2019-10-08: TFW your birthing day float therapy self-care appointment gets cancelled & you spend your โ€ฆ

2019-10-08: Obligatory voting selfie!

2019-10-04: Today my doctor pointed out that after gestating a child for 9 months and nursing him for 33 months, โ€ฆ

2019-10-04: Threw off my anxiety just long enough to ask my doctor for anxiety meds. (Reader, she prescribed โ€ฆ

2019-10-04: On my commute this morning I was pondering further whether I’m a Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Since โ€ฆ

2019-10-04: Wizarding World app just sorted me into Slytherin, just as Pottermore did many years ago, so I guess โ€ฆ

2019-10-02: Freewrite! Writing is a messy process. When we see a finished piece of writing, we rarely see all the mess that went into creating it. As โ€ฆ

2019-09-27: Art by Paperhand artists.

2019-09-27: Current life goals: 1. Finish this gd comps chapter 2. Catch up on @_alexrowland’s & โ€ฆ

2019-09-26: I love this. My friend Alana & I used to hear some Eisley lyrics as โ€ฆ

2019-09-25: Coping when I'm not okay I&rsquo