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Because I haven't finished all of this year's (I have 28 days!), so let's prep for next year.

Women Challenge: Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books written by a woman author
1. Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
2. Dark Horse by Mary H. Herbert
3. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
5. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
6. Valorian by Mary H. Herbert
7. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
8. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
9. Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
10. King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
11. Attracting Native Pollinators from The Xerces Society
12. Feed by Mira Grant
13. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Lisa Miscavige Hill
14. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
15. Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
16. Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher
17.
Deadline by Mira Grant
18.
Blackout by Mira Grant
19. Rise by Mira Grant
20.
A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill
21. The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
22.
Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
23. Dating without Novocaine by Lisa Cach
24. Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis by Allison Borges
25. Absolute Power: Tales of Queer Viilainy! edited by Erica Friedman
26.
Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
27. The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire
28.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
29. The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
30. Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity by Alison Flowers
31. Until You're Mine by Alison Hayes
32. The Halcyon Fairy Book by T. Kingfisher



Alphabet Reading Challenge: Read a book whose title starts with each letter of the alphabet.
A: At Least This Place Sells T-Shirts by Bill Amend
B: Black Bart Says Draw by Bill Amend
C: Come Closer, Roger, There's a Mosquito on Your Nose by Bill Amend
D: Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
E: Eight Yards, Down and Out by Bill Amend
F: Foxtrot by Bill Amend
G: A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill
H: Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths by Darren Naish
I: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
J: Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
K: King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
L: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
M: May the Force Be with Us, Please by Bill Amend
O: Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet by George Takei
P: Pass the Loot by Bill Amend
Q: The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! edited by Tom Cardamone
R: The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
S: Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
T: Take Us to Your Mall by Bill Amend
U: Until You're Mine by Alison Hayes
V: Valorian by Mary H. Herbert
W: The Walking Dead vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman
Z: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

2017 Mount TBR Reading Challenge: Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from you TBR pile.
1. Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
2. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
3. Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths by Darren Naish
4. Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet by George Takei
5. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Lisa Miscavige Hill
6.
Deadline by Mira Grant
7. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
8. Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw
9.
Gold Rush in the Jungle by Dan Drolette Jr.
10. Fables: Happily Ever After (Vol. 21) by Bill Willingham

What an Animal Reading Challenge VIII 2015: Level 4: Read 21 or more animal books. Yeah, I got this....
1. Dark Horse by Mary H. Herbert
2. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
3. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
4. Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths by Darren Naish
5. Valorian by Mary H. Herbert
6. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
7. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
8. Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
9. Attracting Native Pollinators from The Xerces Society
10. Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
11. Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher
12.
Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
13. Garfield at Large by Jim Davis
14.
Gold Rush in the Jungle by Dan Drolette Jr.
15. Fables: Camelot (Vol. 20) by Bill Willingham
16. Fables: Happily Ever After (Vol. 21) by Bill Willingham
17. Garfield Gains Weight by Jim Davis
18. Garfield Bigger Than Life by Jim Davis
19. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
20. Garfield Weighs In by Jim Davis
21. Garfield Takes the Cake by Jim Davis
22. Garfield Eats His Heart Out by Jim Davis
23. Garfield Sits Around the House by Jim Davis
24. Garfield Tips the Scales by Jim Davis


2017 Literary Escapes Challenge: Read a book set in each state (and DC), plus bonus points for other countries.

California: Feed by Mira Grant
Florida: Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Lisa Miscavige Hill
Illinois: Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Kansas: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Kentucky: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
Massachusetts: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Nebraska: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
New York: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
North Carolina: Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
Oregon: Dating without Novocaine by Lisa Cach
Virginia: The Walking Dead vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman
Washington: Blackout by Mira Grant
Washington, D.C.: The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! edited by Tom Cardamone

Colombia: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
The Czech Republic: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
England: Until You're Mine by Alison Hayes
Finland: The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
Ghana: King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
Italy: Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Japan: Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Poland: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
Vietnam:  Gold Rush in the Jungle by Dan Drolette Jr.
white_jenna: (Lick It)
Ha, missed yesterday, too. I have failed, and I am okay with that.
Because I turned in the 15 page paper this evening! With the exception of giving feedback and doing course evaluations, I am essentially done until the end of January!! Woot!! I really don't know what to do with myself.....

Oops

Nov. 25th, 2016 08:37 am
white_jenna: (Baby Rico)

Just realized I never posted yesterday. Welp, guess I'm 'out' of NaBloPoMo, but I'd like to keep doing it. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do if I did win a trip to the BlogHer convention. See if I could get cash instead? Skip the con and hit up the local zoos?

So, belated Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! :)

Up at 5, worked from 7-10, grabbed some lunch, came home, showered, watched some tv, made a buttermilk pecan pie and then the stuffing, then got the turkey going. Took a nap, read quite a bit, had dinner at about 7:45, watched a depressing episodes of ST:V, and went to bed a little after 11.

Today will be a Panera and cat food run in a bit, maybe hit B&N since I have coupons, and then try and get the paper out of the way. It was so nice not to do school work yesterday!

white_jenna: (Baby Rico)

Busy day of not doing that much at work. Last day of training my newest relief keeper, so letting her do (most of) the string by herself so she can get a feel for timing.
Except it's the week of Thanksgiving.

So all week we've been doubling diets and getting hay and getting grain delievered and doubling diets and getting turkeys delievered for all the park employees (since our concessions area has a walk in fridge) and doubling diets and my string is a bear when you first start out, so we weren't out until almost a half hour late, and that was with me helping out with the 30 million education animals.

Not even pretending to do homework tonight, especially since I have to be back into the zoo at 7. Work 3-4 hours, come home, deal with foodage, try to get some paper written.

white_jenna: (Baby Rico)
Crazy day at work. Slowly chipping away at the discussion, and added some info to the results (supposed to be finished) and action/reflection section.
white_jenna: (Somnus)
I think it took me about an hour to get two sentences typed and three references entered. Bed time.
white_jenna: (Somnus)
No desire to go back to work today. Slept very poorly. Three day weekend was very good, though. Wish I hadn't had school all the way through it. Great for my back.
Believe I have the results section done, and it's amazing what finding the correct article will do to raise one's spirits about the discussion section. Notes taken. Also, yay, one more source. Have the required minimum, but more is always better.
Can barely keep eyes open and it took at least five tries to type 'finding' above, so bedtime.
white_jenna: (Building character)

Felid paper is turned in! 16 days early!

Progress had been made on the exhibit paper. Some. Still need to basically do all the research for the discussion portion that should have been done last month. It's due in 9 days. However, one of my classmates was awesome and gave me a bunch of great feedback.

Buckle up, kiddies, it's thrilling content like this for the rest of the month....

white_jenna: (Bengal)
Felid paper just needs to be looked at tomorrow with fresh(ish) eyes, and then it can be turned in (11 days early!). That means I can spend the next nine* (gulp) days working on the exhibit paper. I did the quick fixes today; now comes the hard part and erggg, I want this over and done with already.

*3 days of actual time off, the rest will be after work
white_jenna: (Baby Rico)
On work restrictions for another two weeks, and trying to get into physical therapy to get me over the last little bit. Frustrated, ready to be back to 100%.
Just need to try and scan a chart in tomorrow, give it another read through, and the felid evolution paper is done. Got my discussion questions done, so now just need to monitor the discussion group for more comments, and all my time and energy can go into the exhibit paper.

Dermatologist appointment tomorrow morning, then homework 'til I can't work no more. Yee haw.
white_jenna: (Zorro)
Won the first annual pie/cake bakeoff with fudge pecan pie! :D I'll post the recipe tomorrow.

Tomorrow is back check up in the morning, then a three day weekend of homework. Yee haw.
white_jenna: (Baby Rico)
Today was a much better day mentally. Foot's been twingy since this afternoon where I hurt it a couple months ago, so hopefully nothing comes of that. Got one of the discussion questions done. And a pecan fudge pie baked for the pie/cake off tomorrow. Have a video conference with instructors/classmates tomorrow on the paper I haven't touched in two weeks (that's due in two weeks). Whee.....
white_jenna: (Walking in the dark)
A little better today, but still inside my own head too much and my back hurts and I'm still clenching my teeth and I didn't do laundry because I'm so tired and honestly probably a little depressed. Got my reading done, although I'm not sure how much I got out of it.

*anxious*

Nov. 13th, 2016 10:20 pm
white_jenna: (Walking in the dark)
I didn't get to bed until after 11 last night, and couldn't fall asleep until closer to midnight. Used BPAL's TKO and everything. Usually don't have issues with anxiety at all, and not happy with it. Jaw is aching today from clenching. School, 'the impending doom' which has replaced 'the election', the apartment is a mess (see 'school')....the presentation got posted a couple hours ago, so that's over and done with. Have started the reading for the human evolution discussion. Think I'll be doing the question focusing on diet and evolution; interested to learn more about the paleodiet. Have my second question picked out as well, so need to read a good overview of human evolution. So yay for two topics that are interesting.

Okay, gonna put on some Celeste (Madagascan vanilla bean, vanilla orchid, orris root, and saffron) and go to bed. And I'm apparently stuck in bold.
white_jenna: (Snape)
I've done a couple now in grad school, and they've been fine. Not like in high school, where certain people (me) did all the work. This one, though. It's not bad, it's just that it's due by midnight Sunday and there's a couple little things left to do and someone's started one and I suggested some free music to the group and I don't know how it's going to work technically and I work tomorrow and if it was just me this thing would be over and done with now and I already volunteered to pick up two additional slides and I've got 2 papers I need to work on and augh!
ETA: annd, there's human evolution questions posted for the discussion that technically starts tomorrow.
white_jenna: (Baby Rico)
Spent most of the day poking at the Prezi off and on. If it wasn't a group project, it'd be done by now. My stuff is done, now it's just '...so, is anyone else going to do that last slide and find the music, and do we want to include these last little things?'

Will be helping out with the Audubon bird seed sale for an hour or two tomorrow, then see what's left to do, then get cracking on the papers.

Went to B&N tonight to use 20% off coupons and get books for a local children's charity. Got the new Walking Dead (#26) and the new Bloom County for a Christmas present for my dad.

Yawn, tired.
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