Marveling about MT Anderson’s abilities. Octavian Nothing is amazing. Wonder what my students will think of it, though—very different …
Grading projects. Grading midterms. Writing new assignment parameters. Reading student blogs. Reading for class. And this is a day off?
Getting the “writing a children’s story” assignment worked out. Made a quick Voicethread sample. I’m excited about this work!
Fighing a cold. Minus: feeling crappy. Plus: not feeling guilty for watching British movies (Mrs Brown earlier, Sense & Sensibility now.
Tired today. Neighbors had obnoxiously loud party last night. No joke: 8 yr old girls playing catch with blow-up doll after midnight. 911ftw
“Persistence of image” @gpope? This is the writing project, buddy!
The computer lab is already filling with noise and activity, and the participants aren’t even here!
I think I’m done for the night. Maybe read a little before sleeping, or at least listen to some Wodehouse audiobook until I doze …
Finalizing some things for the workshop tomorrow. But also dealing with some bloaty nausea from a too-late-to-eat apple. Tums ftw!
In the computer lab, working with Gary and Lou on tomorrow’s tech workshop agenda (and wasting a bunch of time just being geeks!).
Writing a departmental report. Not what I want to be doing, but you know how it is.
Hmm. The silver “losers’ stools” on American Idol are the same model as the red one we use for our kitchen iMac. Am I insufferably hip?
Trying to ignore Red Dwarf and grade papers instead … not going so well, either.
Reading personnel files for my department. Interesting work, but not really what I want to be doing at the moment.
Whew! Finished grading one pile. Off to bed. I’m tired!
The “forms” feature in google docs spreadsheets is way, way cool. Thanks, @gpope, for finding that!
Felt crappy most of the day, so read latest Thursday Next installment as therapy. Jaspar Fforde must channel Lewis Carroll—puns galore.
Full plate this week. And too little time. Life is back to normal.
Exam is finished. Students may hate it, though. There’s no pleasing some people, as Jesus allegedly said (according to Life of Brian).
Trying to watch Emma on Masterpiece, but also writing an exam for my students. Hard to do both … Emma should be winning, but isn’t!
Worked on school stuff almost all day, with a break to mow and fertilize the lawn. 80+ degrees out, too. No muni ride saddens me. Tomorrow?!
Home from Vegas late last night. Spamalot was a blast. So were the 45 mph electric go-karts. And Seth loved going up the (fake) Tour Eiffel.
Spring break is here! Woo-hoo! Off to Vegas. Cheap flight, cheap hotel, expensive shows. Ready for some fun—Blue Man Group, Spamalot, etc.
Heading to a depressing meeting about big budget cuts. Urgh. Basic premise: do all your normal work, and, oh yeah, do a bunch more, too.
Heading to bed. Exhausted. Yeesh. Tough week, all told. Stayed awake, barely, through a decent if pretty quiet new ep of Lost.
In a meeting about our technology day planned for March 29th. We’re coming up with an agenda.
Finished the NCWP work for the day, finally. Now on to grading and prepping for classes.
Kids are watching 2nd season of Red Dwarf. I’m back working on the funding applications. Where’s the equity when you need it?
Close to being finished with the request for funding. Budgets are done. Just a couple more things to go. It’s been a bit of a marathon.
Torchwood rocks! I’m enjoying screening the eps to see which one are okay for the kids to watch. John Barrowman is impressing me.
The actor who played the uber-weasel President Logan on “24” has just shown up in the start of “Medium.” Looks promising, albeit typecast.
Writing the funding application for the state-sponsored support of professional development by the NCWP. Finished the first 20 pages.
Upper Bidwell Park’s trails are open for business. It’s time for muni!
Gorgeous, sunny weather. And I’m stuck inside reading and writing. Ooh, gotta get me some outside time soon!
Looking at budget figures for the next couple years at our local Writing Project site. Not flush, but not penniless, either.
Feeling a bit woozy as I’m helping Seth conduct his science fair experiment.
The NCWP’s Winter Conference is over. Terrific work by all involved. Lynn’s keynote was just perfect. Yea!