Archives for April 2012

I Love Libraries

I haven’t done a meme in what seems like forever, but I also haven’t really been posting so I thought I’d put my answers here from Clari Clyde.

Comment on this post with “I love libraries” and I’ll give you seven things I want you to talk about. They may make sense or they may be totally random. Then post that list to your journal with your commentary. Other people can get lists from you and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Scroll down or follow the jump for my list and responses.

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Earlier this week I received my graduation certificate from Fidelco for completion of my training with Uschi:

Fidelco graduation certificate; reads: "This certifies that Cynthia Otty & 'Uschi' have satisfactorily completed the course of instruction with Fidelco's Jason Stankoski and is hereby entitled to this diploma presented April 10, 2012."

I can only assume that I’ve only just now received this “diploma” after such a lengthy wait because I didn’t attend last year’s walkathon and thus was not present for the graduation ceremony at the banquet as I was with Yara back in 2008. Of course, I generally think of my partnership anniversaries to be the date I’ve first been introduced with my guide dogs so I’m not really concerned with the delay. Frankly, I wasn’t even sure that I was going to ever have a certificate and thought they might be merely a part of the ceremony itself however informal they may seem.

However, I must admit that it does boggle my mind to realize that Uschi and I have been partnered for almost a year-and-a-half already. The time has truly flown by!

Friday the 13th

I’m failing remarkably well with this promise to give you all a proper post and fully update you on everything. Mostly it’s because I’m so preoccupied with all the things that I want to update you on that I don’t have the time to do the actual updating. Also, and I can’t stress this enough, I am extraordinarily lazy.

In an attempt to make up for this I present some photographic adorableness:

I have mixed feelings about the above portraits, but I’m reserving comment for the time being.1 Instead, here’s an outtake:

Uschi sitting beside me, giving me a surprise kiss on the face

  1. It is worth noting that these were not taken at the studio I generally use. Nor do I know the photographer.