Do I have cool friends or what?

My name on the Ohio Theatre marquee

Yes, I finally finished work on my master of library science (MLS) degree yesterday. I finished my last paper at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006. I should get my grades within the week, I’ll be certified within the month, receive my diploma in March and go through commencement in May.

It still has not sunk in that I’m done. Darlene and I are certainly lining up a huge number of projects though— mostly getting our building cleaned up after nearly 18 months of overall neglect. I have a bunch of websites that I’ve promised over the past two years. My first task though is to do a resume so I can apply for a scholarship to go to the American Library Association conference in Washington, D.C., next year.

Meanwhile, as soon my degree I certified, I’ll be promoted to librarian where I work.

Things are looking up. I’m done. Darlene’s on the upswing (Thank God). As the Timbuk 3 song goes “...the future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades…”

As far as this photo goes. My wonderful wife came up with this idea and our friends, who own the Ohio Theatre, ran with it. How darn cool is that? I have a cool wife and cool friends. Now I’ll actually have time to be a friend again.