Category: NaBloPoMo

The benefits of being physically active

Today I’m killing two birds with one stone, so to speak: satisfying today’s Daily Challenge, “Share or write down the biggest benefit you get from being physically active,” by writing this blog entry. Most of my physical activity is either all the everyday walking around that I do, or my bellydance classes. Walking is good …

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It’s Too Soon To Have Short-Timer’s Syndrome

What I was supposed to do today vis-a-vis attending the CCSC:SE Conference: Drive up to Furman University Attend a digital forensics workshop Network with other presenters over lunch Sit through a keynote address Attend two paper/panel/workshop sessions Have dinner with colleagues at the banquet and enjoy the featured speaker What I REALLY did today: Drove …

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Why I don’t like to travel

I’m not overly fond of traveling, unlike many people. I usually manage to enjoy it when I do, but it’s not something I anticipate with great glee. Here’s why: Sleeping in strange beds is a challenge, at least until I get used to them. The mattress isn’t the degree of firmness I’m accustomed to, the …

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What do you do when you have nothing to say?

I’m tired tonight. I had my long day of classes, where nothing momentous happened. The only unusual thing at work was that I met with the programming team to discuss this weekend’s competition. Even with them I don’t have that much input — they are pretty much all adults so I treat them as such, …

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It’s too frickin’ early for Christmas stuff!

It’s bad enough that we’re already inundated with holiday commercials and that Christmas merchandise was already flooding the store shelves before Halloween even arrived. All of the holiday arts & crafts shopping events seem to happen in November, too.  WTF??? Seriously, the Christmas season should run from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day. With the way …

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So I CAN Knit

For all the years I spent doing textile arts, I never did learn to knit. I tried to in junior high — got a pair of big chunky wooden knitting needles and some kind of god-awful acrylic yarn and tried to learn. It was a mess. I thought about trying to learn several times after …

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Sunday Adventures at Chastain

I’m really tired out after this weekend’s show, but I do have to share today’s unusual event. Andrea and I were interviewed on camera today by two students from the Holy Innocents’ School media program. They were interviewing some of the artists at the festival for a feature on the school’s closed circuit broadcast channel …

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What Makes an Art Festival Good, or Not

This weekend is our last art festival of the year, at Chastain Park. Even though I do find them stressful, I usually enjoy the art festivals (at least when I don’t have four in a row!). Of course, some are better than others. So what makes the good ones good? Easy load-in and load-out. Load-in …

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Writing tools

Since I spent much of today getting ready for the Chastain Park Arts Festival, I think I’ll take the easy way out and use today’s NaBloPoMo prompt: When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer? It depends, of course. For blogging, of course, I’m going to use the computer …

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After twenty years, a first

One of my students came up after class this evening and handed me an invitation to this month’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society induction, saying that I and my class meant a great deal to her and she wanted me to know that. When I read the entire thing, I was very touched, and quite …

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