Monday, January 26, 2009

I caved in big time

Okay. Not only am I a big sucker, I finally gave into the pressure of Facebook (Thanks Troy!) I now am part of the facebook community. People from my past are all coming out of the wood work. It's weird talking to people you used to be friends with in middle and high school and then you lost touch. It's also overwhelming with all the stuff on the page. It'll take me a while to figure it out all. I had been using my mini computer to check it out, but I think I'll use my big girl laptop until I get all the kinks on my end worked out.

I got my cool kodak digital camcorder today. It's red and lovely. I am in technology overload trying to learn facebook, my pink mini laptop and this camera. I figure I'll learn as I go. Baptism by fire is one of the best ways to learn things. I always tell the student teachers who come to our school that I hope their experience is challenging and not super easy. You learn so much more from the hard stuff. I had a super wonderful and easy student teaching experience and my first year of teaching was pure hell. Seriously. I got a gun and a knife pulled on me by a 4th and 2nd grader! I cried every day and lost over 50 lbs that year (like I went from a size 20 to a size 12 in one school year). That horrible year made me a better teacher. I didn't know it at the time, but it did.

I have to make my flight reservations for TLA in Houston at the end of March. I like Houston but I'm not digging the driving and the flights are cheap. Besides, the downtown hotel has crazy daily parking prices. I love going to the TLA convention because there are cool authors and it's great people watching. We librarians are very diverse, myself included. I also love getting the galley copies of books. They make good gifts to give students. The problem I have is that I want to read them all.

I hope everybody had a great Chinese New Year. I wore my cute red sweater and ate some great food. I told my mom that I wasn't going to do housework especially vacuuming because I wanted to keep my good luck and have good fortune! Good excuse not to do housework huh?