About to head to a meeting at Drew’s school to make sure he takes what he needs to get into college …
Two days at home with a sick kid, and it seems like I’ve fallen off the planet for a couple decades, based on the piled-up work. Urgh.
Just about to head over to teach my first class of the new semester. Woo-hoo!
Stuck at home with Seth, who graduated from cough/fever to vomiting. Oh joy. Had to miss my first class meeting today, too. Urgh.
Mansfield Park. 3rd in the full series of Jane Austen novels on Masterpiece. Woo-hoo!
Warm chocolate chip cookies … ‘nuff said.
Got syllabi posted, but still trying to figure out the calendar for my online class.
Poison oak bites. Amazingly, the hairdryer-and-hairspray home remedies actually work pretty flippin’ well. Can’t wait till it clears up.
Trying to organize my day. Lots still to do to prep for classes (starting tomorrow!). Kids want to go play in the snow somewhere. Hmm.
I’d forgotten how much I like the tv show “Chuck.” Two new eps tonight. Woo-hoo!
Making last-minute travel plans for a conference next month. Book today, or pay twice as much!
Prepping for first week of classes, and trying to figure out if I’ve got a flippin’ cold or just off-season allergy symptoms.
Home from Atlanta. Good trip, hard work, lots accomplished. Maybe that’s why I feel exhausted.
Sitting in a windowless room in a hotel in Atlanta, working on a digital document for the NWP website. Obama is speaking a few miles away.
Catching up on bloglines reading before meeting up with Paul Oh for non-work chatting.
Sitting about 500 yards from the CDC in Atlanta. Imagine the nasty germs so very, very close …
Finalizing things so I don’t forget stuff before rushing out of the house at 3:30 am to catch my flight to Atlanta.
@lynnjake Good lord. Hardly worth making a mortgage payment this month, is it? Hope your trip has been okay!
@gpope Cool! I had no doubts that it would be brilliant. How many caches did you get on the trip?
Just got my iMac G5 to boot again. It was giving me the black screen treatment. Ominous.
Writing rec letters for a couple of teachers applying for an NYC summer seminar on teaching the Holocaust. Wish I could apply—sounds great.
Watching a version of Persuasion I’ve never seen before. Lots of familiar faces in the cast, and very comfortable plotlines, of course!
Hit 5 geocaches with Gary on a muni ride—fun! But just finished defrosting the freezer. Hint: drag to driveway, use garden hose.
@ljangler SnapZ is a pretty cool screencasting tool. I’ve avoided it because it’s more spendy than some other options out there.
Getting frustrated with iChat AV in Leopard. Without the AV part, it ain’t so special.
Doing NCWP planning with Suzanne at the office.
Just finishing reading Shakespeare’s Spy, the 3rd in Gary Blackwood’s historical fiction series. Pretty engaging stuff.
@ljangler Never heard of MacHeist until now. Snapz Pro alone is worth the price. Hmm. Plus the stop motion thing would be a blast! Dyou buy?
Playing with Skitch. Oh, man, does this app rock!
Top Gear on youtube. Almost makes me want to give up the old antenna-based tv we have and get satellite, just for BBC America.
Prepping for the new semester, and trying to figure out what technologies justify inclusion, and what ones don’t. Will Twitter make the cut?
Crap! Trying to grade some online student work, and the university’s server seems to have crashed. Grades are due tomorrow at noon!
Power finally back on about 3 hours ago. A bit worrying how dependent we all seem to be on that big electrical teat.
At my office grading finals. No power at home since 7:30 am yesterday. Hope to have electricity restored tomorrow, but maybe not. Big storm!
@nbr Ooh, Utterz.com looks very promising. I’m already imagining ways of using it with my online class this spring. Thanks!
@lynnjake Safe travel home! Hope the supposed 60+ mph winds have dissipated prior to your landing at Sac!
Just put the meatloaf in the oven. Wondering if the big storm is actually just another example of media inflation—like the Iowa caucuses.
@gpope It’s a series about a bunch of Grim Reapers whose professional lives revolve around a funky waffle house in Seattle. Irreverent.
“Dead Like Me” is a cool series, but not as family friendly as I’d thought when I caught it in reruns on some cable channel this summer.
Twitterpost seems to do what I want it to do. Small, unobtrusive, automatic.
Exploring Mac Twitter apps …
Mmmm. Coconut-lime syrup on vanilla ice cream. What a great stocking stuffer.
Saw Andy F. on tv shaming Gary, Lou, and Kurt for chickening out of the annual New Year’s Day polar bear swim at the One Mile pool. Ha!
Heading out to take down the Christmas lights. Knee is nearly normal again, so hoping to ride soon (tomorrow?).