WVU is back in session and I'm teaching again on Tuesday nights. So far so good, but I already have to cancel a class because my friend Marisa from Spain is coming to visit that day with her husband, Frank. They'll be in WV Aug. 31-Sept 3. I guess they are staying in Kingwood 2 nights and then visiting here one night. [Marisa was an exchange student during my junior year.]
She wants me to go with her to Preston High on the 2nd to take a look around. At first I wasn't really into the idea, but last weekend was my 15 year high school reunion and it was really nice. I was really happy to see everyone again and touch base. There were some things that could have been better (music was too loud and the food was pretty bad - except the cake which was awesome!), but those things weren't controllable by the people behind the planning.
We were out far later than I have been out in years (reunion and then an after party til 2:30 a.m.)- which made me feel kinda lame ... and old. BUT it was a lotta fun and I hope I can stay in better touch with everyone.
Monday (Aug 25) was my birthday and it was nice. I just went to work as usual, but it was cool to get notes all day from Facebook telling me people were writing on my wall to wish me a Happy Birthday. I know that is old hat for folks who have been using FB for a long time, but it was just a nice gesture. So I appreciate it y'all!
That evening I invited a bunch of people to Hibachi for what seems to be an annual event now. It was fun as usual to watch the performances and hang out with everyone. Amber and Travis brought Amelia and I know Kira was thrilled to hang out with her. They had fun trying to eat with chopsticks. They sctually did pretty good! They were both scared by the fire, though. Oops!
These next few weeks are busy. Marisa's visit, anniversary, Kira's Birthday (Sept. 16), 2 online classes, keeping on top of the class I am teaching, web projects (thingsgoneby.com redesign going live- sometime, reenactorpost.com, redesign and conversion of spooners.com to new shopping cart, arthurdale.org needs to be redesigned), work projects (WV Higher Education Technology Conference - on the planning committee and presenting, blog.oit.wvu.edu, convert oit.wvu.edu to a CMS run by WPMU...and a bunch more). Sometimes I wonder how/if I can stay sane.
So anyway...that's all for now. I need to get ready to head to the dentist. :|
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