“What are you doing here?” asked my co-worker, genuinely concerned with my watery eyes and persistent sniffling.
“It’s allergies not a cold,” I answered.
On Friday I noticed the trees begin to bud around Winnipeg. Unfortunately my allergies decided to bud as well, leaving me with a nose feeling like a wad of cotton balls shoved up its sinuses. I popped a pill before proceeding with the rest of my day. While you read this entry, I will be at the Manitoba Libraries Association Conference. Speaking of the event, I have to emphasize the ‘Libraries’ part of the Manitoba Libraries Conference. Yes, we do have a Manitoba Library Association, a group made up of kick-ass librarians, from the academic to the special to the public. However, the library also has the help of the Manitoba Association of Library Technicians, another kick-ass group of people, along with MAHIP (Manitoba Association of Health Information Professionals), and so much more. I know some of these people and they worked really, really hard to put this together. I, for one, will raise a glass of something in their honour and health.
Meanwhile back at the college…
The college itself now feels a little quieter, although intercession courses begin this week. Thanks to a heavy head, I come home to flop on my couch, while my place increasingly look messy. Other times I pull out my tablet or my journal. I notice my handwriting getting harder and harder to read as I get older. I want to write my thoughts and ideas yet my hand can’t keep up.
In my storage area I have a few surviving journals, while I have notebooks ready to get filled. I really like moleskin journals for their portability, the ribbon marker, and the elastic closure. Usually I write about my day, a few times I scribbled some ideas like a possible character or line of plot. I don’t do character bios like someone familiar to a few people:
Writing plank-busting challenge #1598 involves not over-thinking anything. It’s why I wanted to live blog Game of Thrones on Twitter as a way to see it and just write it (Also, quite a bit of fun for the commentary of others.) Simply put: Observe and write. Just put the darn words down.
Speaking of putting things down, in 140 characters, I will tweet from the conference @stacksandranges. Don’t forget I have a Twitter sidebar if it interests anyone. For now it’s time to hoist the sails, and see what world we may discover.