Archive | March, 2012

Basics of Blogging – Class Post

28 Mar

This is a post that I’m doing during my Org Training presentation. 🙂
I think this was a very successful training program!


UPDATE: I’ve just edited this post.


First Post from My New iPad

19 Mar

His name is Neil iPadrick Harris ::commence laughter::
I absolutely love this thing.

The screen is so clear and the pictures that it takes are so vivid:


I’m in lurv 🙂

The One Place Where Technology Has Failed Me

14 Mar

I was asked to grade an assignment for a class of 20 students. I have the rubric, so it was really a piece of cake. I set up the office iPad to take notes and viewed the students submitted assignments on my laptop – that way I wouldn’t have to go back and forth between windows. I saved my notes as an email draft in GMail and it automatically saved my changes on both computers. Or so I thought.


I had exited the GMail screen on the iPad and it reverted to what it had saved on the laptop. I lost 6 student feedback responses and about an hour of my time.

I feel like if it was my iPad (which is coming in 2 days!!!!) I would have downloaded a notes app that would hold the info that I could email to myself after, instead of having this crazy synching mess.

Sad panda.

Happy Pi Day!!

14 Mar

Every time you see a circle today, take some time to appreciate the lovely relationship between its circumference and diameter 🙂

Happy Pi Day! via UNOmaha Twitter

I Love Getting Mail :)

12 Mar

I really do. But I’m getting really anxious when I keep getting things in the mail for my iPad before it gets here on Friday. 😦

But my new sleeve is super sweet:

New iPad Sleeve!

Did I Just Do That?

8 Mar

Yes…yes I did.


I bought the brand-new iPad. I’ve wanted one since it first came out in 2010, and now that I’ve been accepted to at least one PhD program, I’ve told myself that I deserve it. I bought some really nice accoutrements to go along with it too (e.g. cover, dock, case).

It’s scheduled to arrive on the 16th – I CAN’T WAIT!

Let the countdown begin…

It’s Getting Crafty Up in Here!

5 Mar

Happy Spring Break! Well, it is for me 🙂

Although I’m still assisting with the online program this week, my mornings are free, so I’ve decided to beautify my apartment. I’ve also been reading Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge at Home which has given me the artsy bug.

Here’s what I did today:

My newly painted dresser!

Tomorrow’s project: pillow covers!

You know what’s the best??

1 Mar

Hot cookies out of the oven.

Putting on fuzzy, dry socks after you’ve been out in the rain.

Waking up without an alarm.

Wearing sweatpants right out of the dryer.

Finding a great new song you love.

The bright smell of citrus.

Crossing off everything that was on your to-do list.

Puppies that greet you as if you’ve been gone for a whole year.

Having your favorite movie come on tv, or song on the radio, and you get to enjoy it from the very beginning.

Winning something.

Buying something that you thought was full price and ends up being on sale.

Finding the last one in your size.

Little kids laughing.

Completing something hard by yourself.

Secret handshakes.

Just some thoughts 🙂