Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ten Years Ago Today

I started this blog.

While I haven't written much lately, the urge to write is still here.  Much of it is career and research based, so I'm not sure if this is the right venue for that content.  Perhaps I should write more about the craft beers we've been drinking, or the upcoming trip(s), or the other stuff going on.  

A coworker who barely talks to me (because I'm not young OR cute...) came to me yesterday to ask me where the good sushi places are near work.  I found it funny that he was coming to ask me something, and that about a restaurant.  It seems that my coworkers told him 'you want to know where the good places are, just ask Suzanne-she knows them all."

It's rather cool to have that reputation, and it made me smile.  I truly am the product of my parents.  They always were called upon to get suggestions for the new, the good or whatever specific cuisine someone was in the mood for.

Thing is, he'd had another restaurant in mind, because it was closer to work.  It sits between two favorite restaurants (a BBQ place and a Lebanese quick serve), and I was honest that I hadn't tried it since the remodel, but that it appears empty when the line at the 'Que place is out the door, despite some really good lunch specials advertised.  Considering that the suggested sushi place is within five minutes, I take that as a sign that they're not as good.

It is now on the list to try, so I can confirm my suspicions.  Only problem is that my usual lunch buddy doesn't eat sushi.  It will probably happen on a day she's not working.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Lifesigns-Different (From the Under the Bridge show)

One of my most favorite shows of the 2014 Cruise to the Edge was performed by Lifesigns.  As soon as we were back home, I ordered their CD and it is easily the most played disc in the car-one which Ed and I each choose a different harmony line and sing along while we're driving along.

When the group announced a crowd funding campaign to record new music at a concert in January, we jumped on board.  Even though we were wishing we lived in the UK to attend (and regularly wish we could teleport to all the European shows), it seemed a good alternative to relive the enjoyment of that Black and White lounge show.  If we move to the UK after my Ph.D, it is likely that we'll do a lot of exploring based on band appearances!

Anyway, the other day John Young shared this teaser from the DVD and it has me happy to see that the same energy and cohesiveness we saw that April day once again.

Check out "Different"!

It is also making me antsy for November to get here, so we can kick off the cruise festivities with a Lifesigns show the night before!

Week 2

All assignments for the graded classes were turned in by midnight-one minute late on the last one.  Hey, I count that as being done on time!

The work class, I'm missing one discussion board exercise, but I can easily make that up and do all the week two content tomorrow, plus the reading for at least one of the credit classes.  Might as well use the holiday to be productive, since the kids deemed it still too hot to travel to Universal.  It's just as well, as the batteries in my scooter need to be replaced...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Week 1 Done

This semester, I have two classes-both online.  One is in my autism cognate, the other is in my program and both will be easy to manage, but require a decent amount of reading or work, so the game plan is to do the autism readings during my lunch breaks and work on weekly assignments at night.

Then, to add a monkey wrench, I'm taking a course through work on the adult learner.  At least it is only three weeks.  Everyone in my department was encouraged to take it.  At least it prepares me well for when I take the same course for my degree, and I have the textbook for that course-so I may be in good shape for that.

Four semesters left...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Google Two Step Verification...

If you don't have it, get it!

There are four others like this, all within the past half hour.  Nope, you're not getting into my gmail.