Monday, May 31, 2010

Leaving for Cooperstown

I am leaving in a little while for the Baseball Hall of Fame where I will be working for the next ten weeks as part of the Frank and Peggy Steele internship program.

For those of you who don't know me personally, you may not realize that after a career as a statistician, I decided a year and a half ago to become a librarian. I am one class away from completing my masters in library and information science which is what made me eligible for the internship, despite my "advanced" age. Surprisingly to me, there will be at least two other interns who are older than me.

I haven't been posting here as a result and I do have a couple book reviews which I hope to get to and a couple of wine reviews which I probably won't write until I return. I do hope to be able to write about my experiences at the Hall (I'll be working in the research portion of the library).

In the meantime, it's 4:30 in the morning and I am trying not to feel overwhelmed and completely out of my comfort zone. The most difficult thing will be being away from the boowahs. My ex will be taking care of them while I am away so they'll be in reasonably good hands but I will miss them terribly.

The other adjustment will be living in a dorm room again after all these years. I haven't slept in a bed that wasn't a king in I don't know how long. Plus I'll have a roommate. Lots of excitement in the near future.

I must get hopping and finish my preparations.


jtorrey13 said...

Awesome. Good luck in sleeping and finishing your preparations. I am still trying to figure out a way to make it out to say hello.

Roy said...

I lived in the Cooperstown area from '05-'09. Where will you be staying in a dorm, Oneonta?

Mark's Ephemera said...

Be safe. Have fun. I'm jealous.

Matthew Glidden said...

Wow, good luck in Cooperstown. Your shipment of cards and book arrived yesterday, too--thanks!