Just thought this would be a good epitaph. Not that I’m planning anything, mind you… It’s follow up to a discussion that involved Samuel Beckett as an offshoot of the fact that we don’t prepare students to fail. Failing is part of learning. Try. Try more. Ooop - gotta run!
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1958196@N20/ - Nope, none of my photos are there yet. But last week I began… I made it through week 1, 8/14 of week 2, week 3, 2/3 of week 4, 2/3 of week 5… I have not touched week 6… but discovered I needed to get a bit more yarn.
GASP! I have so much! Alas, I’m making this with Mission Falls 1824 Wool. I have a lot of black and red. That would NOT do. I mixed in all my other colors and then realized I needed more. I especially needed lighter colors. Yup. It’s true.
Everything you do online is part of your voice. You can have several different personas depending upon where you are working and what you are doing, but I feel it is important to consider crafting your voice.
Be deliberate - what do I wish to say here?
Whatever you put out there - stand behind it! Just be sure that it is the message you meant. =)
Been rereading Spider Robinson over the last 10 days. Decided to grab a book I bought a few months ago and just devour it over the weekend. I needed to rewatch some of Downton Abbey season 2 in order to slow down the rate of demise on this book. Thankfully there are three more coming in the series!
http://www.carrievaughn.com/aga.html - Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty books… “Kitty goes to…” Bought this at Fred Meyers the other week - liked the Kitty books. Really easy fluff. Easy read that can be engrossing.
It took me a little longer to get into superhero’s kids… I guess I do like vampires and werewolves.
Anyhow. Not bad. If it is at the library, read it. Don’t read it if you have teenage angst and unresolved issues with your parents.
This morning I’m doing a little clean up. Unsubscribing from newsletters I do not read; going through and deleting things from my email; confirming that I’m ‘ignoring all requests from this app’ in FB.
These tools are for my use, not the other way around.
Tuesday - late Tuesday, I finished the Bone Garden. Hey! This is not one of the Rizzoli and Isles books… but Wow. What a lovely story. I wouldn’t normally recommend her work, she is a fantastic writer, but grim. However this book has a lovely interchange between an imagined past set in a very real 1800’s Boston and the present.
Early yesterday I finished Gideon’s Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. There were some passages that were laugh out loud funny. I found myself giggling hours later… I’ll be passing this book on to Patti who turned me on to Preston/Child in the first place.
Don’t ask if you don’t want to know. I just got my Vera Bradley catalog for SPRING! … I dutifully checked: where are the bags made… First couple of pages, I could not find anything which said where they were made. So, I went and grabbed one of my lovelies… Turned it inside out. “Made in China.” Oh Man! … So it goes. No more VB for me… Of course, I could check ALL my bags; are some made in Singapore or Malaysia…
I’m in the bathroom. I think, “I should sweep in here.” Dang. David is whispering in my ear… from twenty years ago: ‘as soon as you see something wrong you should fix it.’
Yes. So, I shake out the rugs, pick everything up off of the floor and I sweep. Then, because it is swept, I grab a used bath towel, a used kitchen sink (for washing dishes) towel, the Pine Sol and three of those pop up scrubbie sheets. About half a cap of Pine Sol goes into the bathroom sink. Away we go - wipe, scrub grout, wipe away. Dry. It is important to dry when you are done, otherwise all sorts of things - like my hair - will get stuck to the floor. This makes it hard to sweep next time.
Hmmm…. there are a few scratches on the bathroom floor I did not know about. Wow. That’s shiny! How very cool.
Putting things away under the bathroom sink, I see a wet towel. Oh, Thank you, David. I have a leak. I might not of known about that leak for some time. By the appearance of the relatively cheap wood under the wet towel, I may not have known about it for a while so far.
Hmmm… Look at these cleaning supplies. Uck. Look at the gunk rings under them. Pull out the cleaning supplies. Clean the shelf under them. Put everything back including a new dry towel under where I think the leak is coming from.
Yesterday was a lazy day. It was beautiful! It started out slow and pretty much kept on that way all day.
Why tell you? Why share it with everyone?
When I went to the store with no rush, no objective, a few coupons and a VERY SHORT LIST, I was able to check labels. I didn’t buy anything from China. I was standing in the housewares aisle contemplating a cup… ‘Well, china comes from China…’
I specifically looked for goods made in America. In some cases I couldn’t find them. How about Korea? Honduras? India? Interesting questions.
I didn’t buy as much as I was inclined to. I put some things back.
Electronics made in the US? Cool.
Don’t be fooled, this isn’t so much about ‘Buy American’ as it is buy less. Buy only what you need. Use less. Waste less. Throw away less. Instead of Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. I’m starting with Reduce.
Passengers can now collect up to $1,300 for being bumped from a domestic flight if they arrive at their destination more than two hours later than scheduled, under Department of Transportation rules revised earlier this year. (The previous maximum was $800.)
Passengers can also get as much as $650 (up from $400) if they get to their destination within one to two hours of the scheduled time, according to the new rule.
Last weekend was amazing! It was a joy to soak up material that I will be able to use while training others. Professional speaker Ed Tate was a veritable font of knowledge; he also knew how to share it.