Work update: I’ve been rehired at my museum to pack up textiles and furniture to move to a new location. Yay! I start back up tomorrow, so I’ve had the past week to work on my NaNoWriTriMo novel. As the novel takes place on a floating island, Hubby has insisted that I hurry up and finish playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time so I can move on to Skyward Sword, which also has a lot of floating islands. Thus, most of my week off has been trying to accomplish this feat, alas to no avail. Ganandorf is not a nice guy, as I’m sure you all know, and I’m having issues beating him *cough Forest Temple cough*.
Needless to say, I haven’t done as much writing as I had hoped this past week. My upcoming commute of an hour+ each way will hopefully allow for more writing time (though I have received some books to review, so look for those here soon as well). But I will share some lovely map sketches of the island of Upari. Question: if you were a floating island, would you rather be one singular island, or broken into pieces?
I currently work in a history museum with their collections. The museum recently completed a move to a new location, so I’ve been helping unpack artifacts, build boxes, and find happy places on the shelves for them (this includes climbing a lot of ladders, which is a great weight-loss plan; in other news, it’s a good thing I’m not afraid of heights!). I’ve known since I got this job that it was temporary, and it will end January 31st. While I’m sad to go, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to expand my skills and work with such wonderful people.
When I first got the job, friends asked if it was like working at Warehouse 13. Yes. Yes it is. As one walks down the aisles of artifacts, it is not hard to imagine some of them having superpowers or curses. I wonder what powers a doll with three faces would have? Or a beloved stuffed gorilla? Or a zither?
This brings me to music. I often listen to music on my iPhone as I’m pushing carts down the aisles and climbing ladders, mainly soundtracks. Obviously, appropriate music for walking through museum collections include Indiana Jones and Warehouse 13 soundtracks. However, with only a week of work left, I’m on a quest for new music to listen to, so I put it out to you, Internet: what music would you listen to while working in museum collections? Leave a comment with your suggestions, and I’ll check them out!
I received this scratch on my arm while putting away a clock a few days ago. What would happen to me if I was on Warehouse 13? Is my blood full of chroniton particles or something? 😮
I love Christopher Franke. What he did for the Babylon 5 soundtracks was pure genius.
Alas, I am selling my collection of all of the Babylon 5 soundtracks. The funny thing is, in my current museum internship, I’ve been cataloging a whole bunch of old vinyl records, so as I’ve been inputting all of the CD data into Amazon and Half.com, my brain is wanting me to type “There is a 3/4 inch scratch on the jewel case, 1 3/8 inches from the left edge…” and so on. No, brain, too much detail!!!
Shameless plug time:
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My Half.com shop: http://shops.half.ebay.com/mageashke_W0QQ