Brillant idea?

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write about in this blog.  The other day, while looking through a bunch of old files, I ran across a journal that I kept for a junior high writing class. I briefly though that it would be interesting to share some of the writing. But after reading some of the initial topics I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon.   I do plan to read through the notebook, but for the most part its rather embarrassing.   There might be a few good stories, since the course requirement was to write at least one page a day.   Even now I recall some of those pages as pure BS.  Lets just say that the struggle to be creative and inventive when you’re in 12 or 13 doesn’t inspire much in terms of deep thought. There are topics that would be interesting to pursue, but a lot of random teenage noise.

WordPress Update

Spent the evening updating my WordPress installation.  I had a few moments of worrying, when I navigated to the home page and nothing came up.  Turns out that during the uploading of new files, the old themes were deleted.  Once I logged into the admin side and reassigned a theme, things were back to normal.   Yah!

I’ve another mental note to make:  don’t put blankets and other bedding in the washer after nine on a work night.

three weeks notice

I gave my boss a letter of resignation this morning. It’s official, my last day at my job is April 11th. My first day as Instructional Technologist is April 14th. Know I’m thinking I should have padded that time a bit and take a bit of time off, since I won’t have any break for three months. oh well, at least I’ll have a few three day weeks with Memorial weekend in May.

This is part of the job description for my new job that I think is the most exciting!

This position will research and implement new methods of multimedia to add to existing courses and train instructors on how to apply the methods to each course section. The Instructional Technologist will be part of a team to evaluate existing course(s) from a technological point of view and add resources to enhance the students’ overall learning experience.

Today’s Brain Crack

Sent in a reservation form for fields for summer league. Hopefully, I get the space. Fields that are centrally located and able to host numerous teams are going to be harder and harder to reserve. I may not get them this year for summer league. We’ll see.

Talk on the forum today about changing fields yet again. There are so many things I would like to contribute, but I’m not participating in the conversation. I’ve found its much better to hold the tongue than to incite a riot. But it did get me to thinking about places for a possible Saturday event/picnic. I called Parks and Rec and found out that the shelter I want to reserve is booked until mid June on Saturdays. I’m still going to have to drive by the location and check out the field space, because it sounds “ideal.” Shelter, soccer field, bathrooms, volleyball, playground, gravel trail all in one tidy location.

Mental note: need to reserve parks and rec. shelters at least three months in advance.