Things I think about on Fridays

Happy Friday, dear readers! Has it seemed like a particularly long week to you? I’ve been, as my momma would say, whooshed all week and am very much looking forward to a relaxing weekend. So let’s just sit, have a cup of tea, and share a few things before getting on with the weekend.

Before getting into the link love, I just thought I’d write a disclaimer to today’s post. Like I said, I’ve been whooshed. I have a huge presentation coming up soon which has taken up most of my brainspace, I’m trying to wrap up two grant projects (and associated reports), and I’ve been trying to keep on top of all the everyday life stuff we all have to deal with. So there really isn’t a theme to this post as it is kind of like the things I think about on Fridays. It’s all very random, although it usually makes sense in my head. I promise that soon I’ll have the brainspace to write some longer, coherent posts on the nature of libraries and archives. And, next week, there will be posts from the Personal Digital Archiving 2012 conference, but until then, take in the links below and then have a wonderful weekend.

First, I wanted to share the link to the Darwin Manuscripts Project (found via InfoDocket). I’m excited to explore this site and it is always wonderful to see well-done digital, archives projects. Plus, this will be another great resource for those teaching the history of science or other history courses, in my opinion.

Next I wanted to share this article from Lifehacker: how to find your creative sweet spot. I enjoy articles about creativity and am hoping to mull over some of this article’s advice more this weekend. If you have any tips that have helped you get the creative juices going, please share them in comments.

Another article I wanted to share is, 25 documents you need before you die from the Wall Street Journal. Since it is time to file my taxes this weekend, it makes me think about updating all the other important documents I have. Take a look at the article, it is helpful (even if the title is a bit on the bleak side).

For a work break, you really must go see the funny/odd/interesting/delightful bunny video over on Hanna’s blog. Really, you owe it to yourself to go watch this video. It is just, well, there aren’t words.

Finally, I leave you with this cute kitten photo (from Beautiful Portals Tumblr) to help you relax and get ready for your weekend:

Kitten on Deck Photo

Kitten on Deck Photo

Have a wonderful rest of your day, a fantastic weekend, and I’ll be back next week with more tech, library, and archives fun. Allons-y!