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Bookmarking with Diigo

When I posted about the major explosion of the blogosphere regarding the possible shut down of Delicious, I told my readers that I would be reviewing other bookmark sites to determine which I would be using in the future. (Full disclosure: although a group I volunteer with uses Delicious, I did not use it personally.) I’m starting with Diigo, because the online sites I looked at described features that I thought I would like. As a graduate student beginning research for a major paper this semester, the highlighting functions of Diigo could be useful. In addition, my volunteer group may be looking for a new bookmarking site, and Diigo has an opportunity for group creation, so we could build a group and then each member to add it to their own Diigo groups list for future use.

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How I tore through a book series

I’ve been meaning to read at least the first book in the Percy Jackson series for a while. Last summer I watched the movie, and I really enjoyed it, so the books made my reading list. Unfortunately, as a graduate student, I don’t have a lot of time for pleasure reading. Winter break is a great time to catch up, so when I got a $30 gift card to Amazon, I decided to use part of it to buy the first book in the series, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

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How I ended up at Jackass 3D

My readers who aren’t broke or poor graduate students are probably wondering how I ended up at Jackass 3D. After all, it’s not the type of movie I would pick for myself. I’ll explain. When you are broke, or a poor graduate student, and someone offers to take you to the movies, you go. Well, as long as you know the person, and they aren’t going to try to hit on you (unless you want them to). So, while I was out in California, my friend wanted to go to the movies. Ordinarily, with this movie, I would have tried to negotiate, but it was also her birthday, so what can you do right?

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