June 29, 2009
Too bad it wasn't anything dramatic or even remotely entertaining...
Began my Master's degree courses last week in Digital Learning/Teaching, and as research opened up Skype, Twitter, and a place called unhub.com that is supposed to help tie everything Internet together in one neat connectible package; what it got me to realize is that I have way too many different email accounts and user names and don't visit/use 80% of the sites I sign up with. I need to start eliminating the aliases and cryptic code names (except for on those sites where secrecy and anonymity is essential -- what if a potential employer found out I was a Padre fan?!?!?) and simplify my online life...
For example, do I need 6 blogs? One for student/substitute teaching stuff, 1 for book reviews, 1 for unreadable general ramblings (obviously this one). One for existential angst, queries and rants regarding my immortal soul, and one for motivational and thought-provoking quotes... get the point?
June 25, 2009
anyway, Michael Jackson has been a thorn in my ears for a long time now -- listening now to the few songs I've allowed on my iTunes reveals the amazing talent, but it's hard to reconcile with the (are they still alleged?) criminal/creepiness charges. Not that Elvis was a saint, and Willie openly partakes in the finest of smoking products, but somehow it was different, and I had a hard time listening to his music.
For today though, an abbreviated playlist, set on repeat and cranked so I know it won't be long until the neighbors start throwing rocks. Or start up a block party/memorial soul train dance...
I Want You Back The Jackson 5
ABC The Jackson 5
The Love You Save The Jackson 5
I'll Be There The Jackson 5
Never Can Say Goodbye The Jackson 5
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town The Jackson 5
Off the Wall Michael Jackson
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Thriller Michael Jackson
Beat It Michael Jackson
Black or White Michael Jackson
Man In the Mirror Michael Jackson
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
Bad Michael Jackson
Remember the Time Michael Jackson
June 14, 2009
As it is, despite having to get up and put my own food in my mouth, I managed to finish one good book and start on another --
The Adrian Mole Diaries -- poor confused Adrian, from age 13 3/4 to 15 and all the family, puberty, school, pimple issues he must face and survive. It's English, and I didn't find the glossary of British terms until the end of the book (the glossary, of course, being at the end of the book), but still quite hilarious. Thanks, Sis.
Catfish and Mandala -- a Vietnamese-American bicycles his way back to Viet Nam and his family's history. so far, so good.
also listening to a Sufjan Stevens (no, not the "Peace Train" guy) CD Come On Feel the Illinoise, which my sons thought was the strangest title ever. That and the paragraph-long song titles/sub-titles...