Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Twitter therefore I am

I'm too lazy and uninspired to write a proper blog entry, so I'll resort to finding comics that translate my life.

This one cracks me up because just yesterday Mike asked me what I did this weekend.

"If you read my Tweets you'd already know."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hide and Seek

Barry has this new thing going. He looks for impossible places to fit his body to hide from everyone. He's been doing this for a few weeks and I don't understand why.

This morning I was getting ready to leave for work. I yelled out to Barry to say goodbye and there was no response.

Hmm, that's strange.

I went into the bedrooms and looked under the bed. No dog.

I went into the bathrooms and looked in the bathtubs. No dog.

I opened closet doors all over the house. Maybe he got stuck in there? No dog.

By this time I looked in his known hiding spots and I couldn't find him anywhere. I started to wonder, "did I leave him outside? Could he have unlocked the door and take himself for another walk? Nah, he doesn't have opposable thumbs."

So I had to revert to the only known trick that could root Barry out from where ever he was hiding.

"Do you want to go for a ride to Mommy's house?"

In the kitchen I heard the jingle of his collar. A heard a cabinet door open and shut. And Barry came happily trotting around the corner into the living room where I was.

I couldn't help but laugh. Barry can now nose my kitchen cabinets open and nudge his way inside just so he could sit in a dark, enclosed space.

I have a weird dog.

Barry hides, I seek

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Geek out

I have been very busy blogging the last few days, just not here. If you want to be geeked out on elearning and stuff like that, head over to my other blog.

I'm attending the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering | 09 in Orlando, FL. I haven't been to the House of Mouse yet. I think that will be tomorrow.

Monday, March 09, 2009

hot dog

hot dog
Originally uploaded by fartparty.org
cutest thing ever!

High School Reunion

Clau, Michele & KerryI love how Facebook has been bringing people together. Saturday, all because of our reconnections on Facebook, many of my classmates from high school got together to meet up. Many after 18 years.

It was great to see everyone. At first I was worried that I wouldn't be able to recognize who came in the room, especially those who I really didn't hang out with, but it was easy. People really haven't changed and it was pretty comforting.

Jen, Melissa & DawnThe best part was the ease in which we all talked with each other. None of the 'clique-y' barriers that existed in school were there anymore. Everyone was amazing, everyone was beautiful, everyone had their own story to tell. There were some moments of 'remember when' but mostly we talked about our new lives, our successes, and (in some cases) children.

Rica & MelissaIt wasn't until that reunion that I fully realized the wealth I had growing up with these people. We all 'stayed real' and didn't put on any illusions of grandeur. We had the support in our lives to achieve whatever we wanted to, but were also kept grounded by our roots -- and from what I saw, no one seemed to loose sight of where we came from.

Colonia High School Class of 1991. You rock!

(Rest of photos)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow day

Paris under the snow by Gregory BastienThe east coast got hit with a snowstorm overnight. Even before I was heading to bed, I saw all the Facebook posts that school was already cancelled and everyone was excited for a snow day. Especially the teachers.

I looked out the window. Yeah, there was snow, but the roads are being cleared. I can see traffic moving on the main road in front of my house. There's no reason to stay home.

I stayed home all day yesterday. I never got out of my pajamas. I never brushed my teeth, let alone brushed my hair. My dog was at my parents' house so I had the whole day to be alone. And I was bored.

I *tried* to do homework. My goal was to take an exisitng, boring online course that my company developed and rewrite it to fit the constructivist learning theory using rapid-development software. I'm trying to use Adobe Captivate. I got nowhere. I just didn't have the motivation to understand exactly what constructivism means, to rewrite anything, or to learn new software. So instead I wound up trying to take a nap, making tuna melts for lunch, watching 2.5 movies (I couldn't sit through the last one) and eating nachos. As relaxing as the day was, I was kinda bored. I was lonely.

So today when faced with the decision to work from home, I'm torn. I really don't want to spend another day by myself trying to be productive. But on the other hand, I'm not that excited to drive to work and sit at my cube and spend another day trying to be productive. My project schedule is currently at the point where I'm waiting for other people to do things so there's not much I actively have to do. It's depressing.

Maybe I'll go somwhere with free wi-fi and work from there. I wouldn't be home, but I wouldn't be at work either.

I'm so looking forward to next week when I'm in Orlando geeking out at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering.