Archive for March, 2015

… and as soon as #acrl2015 begins, I’m gone (seemingly). still very much #kateinportlandia but no time to blog just now. The schedule is hectic! 8am sessions starts, and today it was a 6.30 yoga start, so not going to whinge but say, I am down the #acrl2015 rabbit hole, but I will be back […]


In between days

25Mar15

Another awful sleep, just so wakeful, but I figure I can go on not much sleep for a bit and be OK. I think I could best sleep from about 4 am to 11 am Portland time, but that just won’t work with a conference starting tomorrow! Perhaps I’ll be in sync the day I […]


Day 2 in Portland started in a strange fashion. Sleepless in Portland doesn’t sound quite right, but that was me. After the brilliant sleep of the night before,  I was (frankly) dismayed to still be awake at 3 am this morning. Wide awake. No hint of tiredness. So I have spent most of today with low, […]


Install compass

23Mar15

It’s the small subtle things, not just the big things that make up the fun of travelling and new places. Before I left I made sure the I had a compass app on my phone…because it’s important to know how to find the points when you are taking directions in the US. The great TriMet […]


Don’t think for a moment I know what I’m talking about…a lovely colleague alerted me to Portlandia. I admit I did hear about it when it was first on the tele, but I tend to go through purges of watching TV series, and often very late after the date. [for example I am watching the […]


Bit excited!

17Mar15

I’m off to Portland, Oregon in a few days. Before we went overseas last year I applied to go to the ACRL Conference in Portland – (that’s Academic and Research Libraries) – and it was approved. I guess the lesson there is try…I really didn’t think it would be approved, but I had nothing to […]