Julie brought to my attention that I forgot to email her about the winner of her prize the other day. That error has now been corrected, but did I forget to email any of the other winners or prize donors? The names are listed in Friday's entry. I tried to connect everyone up so addresses could be exchanged, but it's possible I may have
lost my marbles messed up. Please let me know if you notice your name on the list but did not get an email from me. We want you to get your prize!
School is back in session, so I'm right out straight. I was busy CARTing orientation events all weekend long, in packed, un-air-conditioned gyms. I left each time feeling as if I'd done a Bikram yoga class...without, you know, that whole stretching [and relaxing (?)] part. It's a good thing the work is so rewarding and appreciated. It's a great feeling when people ooh and ahh over one's work and oodles of college kids and parents and grandparents come up and say, "Wow! That is the coolest thing! How do you do that?!" Kinda worth all the sweat.
There's an interesting dynamic at work there that I never really thought about before. It would be a better, easier-to-control, easier-to-concentrate, more comfortable, and more anonymous environment to be in a sound studio with audio and video feeds, like the work in television captioning, but then no one would be saying, "That's so COOL." The "that's so COOL" is pretty awesome. Things that make you go hmmmm......
It looks like my course load for this semester (subject to change, especially in the first couple of weeks, of course) is Abnormal Psychology, Sports Nutrition, and Human Biology. Not nearly as varied as last semester. Relatively speaking, it should be a piece of cake, except it's not quite enough work for me in a week. Only a very few people get to have their cake and eat it, too. Sadly, I'm not one of them. So this might mean I will have to take a smattering of depositions, as well. Bah! I don't like moving back and forth between the two -- the equipment needs are slightly different and the brain skillset is quite a lot different. Fingers crossed that I can pick up a few more classes so I can do just one thing and do it well, rather than having to tax my brain too much by having to constantly switch between the two. I can't afford any more overuse of this little brain. I'm running on a deficit most days as it is.
A reminder that the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival is coming up September 8 and 9, 2007.
Two years ago several of us met at Libby's Blue Line Diner, which is right off I-89 in Colchester (Exit 16, a/k/a "the Costco exit" -- if you're coming north, take a left off the exit; right if you're coming south), for breakfast before heading to the festival. In an email the other night, Lee Ann asked if we could do The Breakfast Club thing again this year. I said, "Perfect!"
Paula and Lee Ann (with Twinkletoes) and I will plan to be there on Saturday (the 8th) at about 9 a.m. Wanna join?