Stressing a bit over all that’s currently on my plate. Working on my online course’s schedule for next week, a speech I’m giving tomorrow…
Just set up a wireless router for the ISAW folks to use in our lab. A-moodling we will go …
In the middle of tonight’s Lost ep. So far, so good—it’s taking the whole flashback/flashforward idea a whole new direction. Liking it!
Heading for bed. Finished an observation write-up (great teacher!) and some planning documents for English Ed majors. I’m tired.
Just finished up prepping for class tomorrow. Going to a peer observation in a bit, and finalizing things for the NCWP Winter Conference.
Catching up after 2 days in Santa Barbara at a meeting. Cool thing: sat at dinner with Peter Elbow on Sunday night.
Muddy, sloppy muni ride today—soaked through by the end, but a lot of fun!
Wallace and Gromit accompany lemon-powdered sugar roll-up pancakes. Good start to the day.
Watching Stardust with the boys; Lisa’s asleep on the couch. I think this movie keeps getting better each time I’ve watched it!
Moving into the “kids are coming home from school” daily cycle. Weekend awaits, with high winds predicted. Ominous—have to fly on Sunday.
Hmm. Lost was a bit meh tonight. The big “reveal” was something I predicted early on, and I’m normally taken by surprise. Oh well.
Woo-hoo! New episode of Lost starting now. Season 4 is shaping up to be pretty house-kickin’!
Heading to bed after finishing up a classroom observation write-up. It’s such a treat to see a talented educator in action—I’m a lucky guy.
Got out the telescope during the eclipse, and we could (albeit barely) see Saturn’s rings. Cool.
Getting ready to observe a colleague’s class for her annual review. They’re discussing Kissing the Witch, so it should be interesting!
Wondering: how to teach a book like Alice’s Adv. in Wonderland, full of wordplay and social satire, to non-native speakers.
Neil Gaiman is giving away a free download of American Gods (don’t know the format, or dates to download, or other particulars yet).
Stardust: loved it. This generation’s Princess Bride. Funny, I don’t remember liking the book that well, but the movie is terrific.
Shopping for a good NAS for the office. Tough to choose.
Uploading, uploading, uploading. Dull, dull, dull. The iMovie instant YouTube thing is nice. Driveway.com for big file transfers: we’ll see.
Just finished reading Yolen’s Briar Rose (again) in prep for class tomorrow. Wow. Amazing.
Heading to a meeting, then read, write, and prep for classes.
Finally done with work, and just doing a little mindless websurfing. Updated my netflix queue—added some Woody Allen (Sleeper! Yeah!).
Long day today—8 am meeting to start things off, and haven’t really stopped. The kids are in Oregon for winter break, so few distractions.
Twiddling my thumbs while waiting for upload to YouTube to finish. There’s a lot of waiting around when composing digital video, hmm?
Rendering a mini-lecture video for my online class, and enjoying Pride and Prejudice (the excellent Ehle/Firth version) on PBS.
The day has flown by. Lots done, lots still to do (read 2 books by tomorrow!?!).
Working on multimodal doc resources for my students. Made a new voicethread for us to play with.
Feeling okay about completing a bunch of screencasts today. iShowU is a sweet, simple program and well worth the price of admission.
Using skitch as a substitute for Photoshop … works better than you’d think!
Catching up on stuff with my online students. It’s a little like putting out small fires all over the place.
Voted for Mesplay. Lisa didn’t get any choices, as she’s registered independent. Off to bed in a few minutes.
Getting things ready for class tomorrow. Such cool stuff we’re reading!
D’oh! Forgot to vote until just now. So uninformed that I only recognize 3 of 7 Green Party candidates for prez on the ballot.
Finished updating some web stuff for my classes, caught up on my email, and am going to bed in a couple minutes.
About to start reading the second Lion Boy book to Seth and Ty.
Heading to the library, then running some errands in the rain.
Adding my students blogs to my Bloglines account. Anxious to start reading what they’re up to!
Genesis of the Daleks: a Tom Baker classic. Such fun.
Just finished updating some class web stuff, including pix of how to do some web-based work. Loving skitch big time. http://www.skitch.com