Glasses; Robin Hood

I picked up my glasses today! I love them.
Here’s a crappy Photo Booth photo:
my glasses
I’m sure I can get Dan to take a more flattering photo soon :) These are my first glasses. I’ve already noticed that my eyes feel more relaxed, if that’s the right term for it, while I’m knitting and using my computer.

In other news, our audiobook of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle, is finally finished! A volunteer named Glovis started the project on Jan 13, 2006. I signed up to be his “MC” (Meta-Coordinator, a LibriVox term for a sort of project overseer and eventual cataloger). Glovis disappeared last spring (hope you’re ok, Glovis!) and took the already-submitted recordings with him, so when I took over, the project was a real mess. Missing files, missing readers… Well, I finally tracked down a number of the already-finished recordings, found some readers who were willing to re-record their chapters, and parceled the orphans out to fresh readers. Yesterday Lucy completed our last outstanding chapter! Anna proof-listened it, and I did minor edits on some of the other files (volume boosting, adding a bit of silence to the end, fixing the sample rate, etc.), and cleaned up the ID3 tags on all the files. This morning I did the Big Upload to archive.org and created the catalog page — and LOOK! It’s finally ready to download and listen to!

http://librivox.org/the-merry-adventures-of-robin-hood-by-howard-pyle/

I am embarrassed by the relatively poor quality of my own recording (Chapter 9, I think). I recorded it back in Jan 2006, when I was still using a crummy microphone. Bah. Oh well, it’s good enough :) Hope you enjoy!

Oh, the first and last chapters are read by Alex, who actually lives near Sherwood Forest :)

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9 Responses to “Glasses; Robin Hood”

  1. Kristin

    Exciting! I’m so sorry you had to deal with all that crap. It sucks when stuff like that happens.

  2. soozann

    You look gorgeous in your glasses. The other night I watched Rear Window and was stunned to see that you look so very much like Grace Kelly – only you’re prettier in my opinion.

    I’m searching your blog for the lasagna – now that I have a new oven that doesn’t smell like mouse pee, I’m dying to make it. Do you knwo the date fo the entry?

  3. Annie

    I love the glasses Kara. :)

  4. kara

    Kri — yeah, it sucks, but then getting the thing finished feels all the more triumphant :)
    Annie – Thanks :)
    Susan – blush! And, hit the “recipes” category link on the right. It’s the third post down in that category. No more mouse-pee in the oven! That is pretty fancy. Who do you think you are, Mrs. Rockefeller? Come visit!

  5. Dan

    Cute!!!

  6. Danielle

    Robin Hood! How exciting. I have been interested in LibriVox for a long time and am now convinced that I want to be a part of this and start to volunteer. I am having trouble registering though. Is this something you can help me with?

  7. kara

    Hi Danielle, we had a goof-up with the “help” email address on the registration page. It’s fixed now, but I’ll email you directly and help you make an account :)

  8. Denise

    We started listening to Robin Hood yesterday. We had started to read the book a few years ago, but it was a bit much for my then 5 year old boy. :)

  9. kara

    Hi Denise, I hope you enjoy Robin Hood!


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