Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bookcases on the brain

When I was a little girl I had green bookshelves and I loved them. Since then I've amassed many many books and the quest for storage space has been a constant battle.

Today I ordered five of these:

I am finally going to have a home for my collection. Hopefully all of it, or at least most of it.

We visited our new living room yesterday and I am so excited; it is my new library. The seller also showed us how to clean the filters in the furnace and took Jer into the crawlspace to show him around.

Only one month to go now!

Jer also gave me a very nice surprise last night. He acquired the first three episodes of True Blood Season 2 and we're not so far behind now. I'm still amazed at how different it is from the books -- well, I've only read the first one so far but there are some big differences.

Packing calls.


Carla said...

Christy!!!! I had lost your blogspot URL (How could I? We've gone back for how long? 2003, 2004? I blame it on the "dark years.")

Thank you for the vote of confidence and the information, which was excellent! I've been looking into tech writing for a while now, but haven't worked up the courage to pursue it until recently. Thanks for the info. I also found the BCC information via the Technical Communications Consultants website, but it's always fabulous to get confirmation from unbiased sources with experience in the industry.

Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello and share all the information. It's really great to refinding old friends. :)

How have things been with YOU?

Dan said...

I am still undecided on whether I like True Blood. I continue to watch it because, what else am I going to do on Sunday nights? It seems to be mostly about tone and less about developing the plot or the characters which for the most part don't maintain my interest. I haven't read the books. As far as HBO adaptations are concerned though I prefer The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by a wide margin.

Christy said...

Hi, Carla! I really am glad to see you posting. I've been following you through all that awfulness, and no matter what's going on you're consistently terrific at expressing yourself.

I loved being a Technical Writer, so let me know if I can answer any questions. The best approach is what it sounds like you're doing -- take on tasks at your current place of employment and build a portfolio of documentation examples. My degree wasn't in English or Tech Writing but with my references, examples, and experience I was able to change careers with some persistence. There are also different types of tech writers, as you probably know -- software versus health care, things like that. If possible, you'll have a greater chance if you can start writing in an industry you already have some experience with -- especially if you can network with existing contacts. Just a few thoughts. Best of luck. :)

Christy said...

Dan, I can see that. I dig its quirkiness and how it sets a mood, but sometimes I just shake my head at what the characters do. I'm really interested to read the rest of the books since some of the weirdest stuff seems to have been introduced by the screenwriter (or teleplay writer or whatever).