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June 03, 2009

Summer vacation

I am just now starting to relax about school. The end of the term was very stressful - HUGE project due in one course and a tedious exercise in file sharing for the other one (just use the Blackboard Assignment tool already!). Then I couldn't get into the summer course I wanted, and started stressing about the course I did get into (will it be good/challenging?).
Today I am fully engaged in webinars and web editing at work. I am plugged into un-related webinars (read: online seminars) while I manipulate existing web content (from 1998!) and organize it into a logical folder structure prior to the upcoming editing project. The webinars so far have connected me with a few new Twitter followees and followers. The file folder-ing is giving me a headache (duplicates of almost everything with diff pub dates on each copy).
I guess i have to recognize the fact, here, that I getting ready to go on vacation. This technology binge is going to have to hold me over for 7 days/nights while I hole up in a beachside cottage without internet access. I have a stack of books - real books, made of real paper - ready to go with me. I have my MP3 player loaded with podcasts (I have saved listening to the most recent three 'This American Life' and 'Extra Life Radio' episodes for listening to on the beach).
School begins in July so after I get home I will still have a few weeks to relax and unwind before the final surge to the finish line. I plan to garden, and mow the lawn, continue my beach tan, and maybe even finish applying varnish to the trim in the kitchen, a project put off since i started grad sch in Jan 2008.
Writing this blog post is part of my technology binge so I apologize for typos and grammatical errors. I just had to get a post in before I log off for awhile.



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