Category Archives: 5 things

5 Things Make a Catch-Up Post Phoenix ComicCon Post

Here are 5 things that I’ve been up to and therefore not blogging about. 1. New SF Squeecast! Episode 35: Literary Influence is a Social Disease  features Sofia Samatar as our special guest! 2. A New Verity! Extra! Summer Reading List episode has come … Continue reading

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5 Things Make a Post (with pictures)

1. Caitlin had a rough start to the week, being kind of barfy overnight on Sunday and most of Monday. We’re not sure of the reasons–often it’s just allergies or random throat tickles. She’s doing much better now. Kept her … Continue reading

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5 Things Make a Monday Post

1. Caitlin is relatively stable with slightly intermittent barfing. Her electrolytes are normal! She is nearly off of her pain medications (yay!); we suspect this may be adding to the abovementioned barfing (boo). We are now at the part of … Continue reading

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5 Things Make a Post on a Wednesday

1. Christopher de Hamel is coming to campus today! He’ll be in Special Collections later this afternoon before his talk at 5 pm. I’m still rather excited. 2. Spain prep continues apace. This conference is going to be amazing. 3. … Continue reading

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In other news… (5 things make a post)

1. Christopher de Hamel is coming to NIU to give a talk for the Art History department. The Friends of the NIU Libraries are co-sponsoring, and he will likely be in RBSC for at least some of his time on … Continue reading

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5 Things make a Monday Post

1. This week will be busy on campus, as it’s Open Access Week, and the NIU Library is hosting a TON of programming.  I’m doing the “crash course” lunchtime brown-bag sessions. You should come!  (No, seriously. Come to this. It’s … Continue reading

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5 Things Make a Post (pre-vacation edition)

1. Today is a day of clearing the decks in my office in preparation for 2 whole weeks of actual vacation. This is the longest break from my day job that I’ve taken for vacation since I came to NIU. … Continue reading

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General Updatery: 5 things make a post

1. Friends of the NIU Libraries event this coming Tuesday! Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune is our speaker. It’s free! You should come! 2. Still tired from WorldCon. Driving back and forth to Texas took a lot out of … Continue reading

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5 Things make a post

So, 5 things. 1. I seem to be going through a post-tenure burnout/depression period.  Yes, it’s a thing. A thing that I am currently experiencing. My particular manifestation is keeping me from taking as much pleasure in successes as I … Continue reading

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5 Things Make a Post

1. There is a new episode of Verity! Available, in which we discuss “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS”  I may have neglected to mention that Verity! has also reviewed every other episode in season 7B, and you should go … Continue reading

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