Saturday, September 15, 2007

Adding more to the mix...

My Dad ran across a Stephen King quote from a home published magazine and he cracked up. For those who know my father, this is exceedingly rare. So of course I wanted to see what had tickled his funny bone. I read it and started laughing as well. Yes, it creates a disturbing image, but it really got me. Now I do NOT have a small boys heart in a jar on my desk. However I do have a mermaid in a small jar on my desk. She's cute, and looking up wistfully at the tan cloth keeping her inside. I get two reactions to this. "Awwwwwwww, isn't she cute?" or "That's sort of sick keeping her in there like that." I don't really think the second is a valid complaint because she's a small statue.

On other fronts, such as school, I'm going to admit to some frustration with the second class I'm taking. An assignment was given in which I am to role play with another student using the Blackboard chatroom. However I'm not having much luck luring people in. I know some of the other students were having trouble getting the java client to work which opens the chat window. I hope not everyone is having that problem. Anyway, I am planning on staying in the Virtual Classroom/Chatroom for several hours today and tomorrow in case anyone logs in to check things out. I'm used to chatrooms, and I've been on text games that use telnet programs so this isn't a tough field for me. Hope someone logs in, and I can help! And I hope they're not staying away because they're uncomfortable or unused to the format. :/

Friday, September 14, 2007

Fiddling with the controls....

So, it was late on Friday night and I was fooling around on the blog, exploring the different things I could do with the site and I came across the ability to add a list of my favorite books. Now I realize that the list is somewhat short, but if I added all the books I wanted to the list it would probably fill up the entire page and then some. Hence the current length. You can expect me to add more that I just can't pass up, or if I come across another book (I'm thinking of several favorite authors I have neglected with that list of mine) I loved, I will add it. If you want to know which is my absolute favorite, it'd be the Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. I read that book when I was 13 and I still LOVE that book. My copy is very well loved... and starting to look very tattered, poor thing.

How was that for totally jogging off the path of creating a blog for a class? I thought I did pretty well. ;) Anyway, its late for me, so I'm going to go curl up for the night. PS The Book list is at the very bottom of the page. Night

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Never Done This Before....

Okay, bear with me here. I've never set up a blog before, so this is somewhat scary. Generally I'm alright with computers and doing things on the net, but I've never done a blog before. I have lots of friends who do have them and post many times a day, but I've always been sort of a private person and never felt the need to write down what was going on with me. Even though I've been asked to do so by a lot of people.

So, I was supposed to talk about where I am in the class and how I'm feeling about it. At the moment I am enjoying this class, and am looking forward to what's coming up next. Okay, so there is some eagerness and some fear mixed up in that. In just three weeks I've done a bunch of things I'd had no experience with, so I'm feeling just a little wobbly. On other fronts I'm feeling very secure, such as when I'm posting on the DB although I will admit that the new format had me scrambling just a bit. ;) What I'm really looking forward to is putting together the project with all the pictures and what I'm sort of nervous about trying to keep up with all the questions, the reading, my job and the internship. Every once in a while I feel like I'm adrift in an ocean and don't know which way is up. I think this comes from two online classes that are sort of similar in that many of the same people are taking both. I have to keep checking the top of the page to see which DB I'm posting on, or to see where I am! ;)

Eventually things work themselves out, so I'm pretty sure I'll be okay.