In my skin.

I am feeling very comfortable–I think that’s the right word. Due to several factors, my morning has had a nice ring to it so far. First, for some reason I did not have to drag my sorry butt out of bed. Second, my husband chose a nice, peppy, recognizable band to spin for our morning tunes. (thanks babe) Third, while making a pot of coffee here at work, one of my co-workers asked, “Are you a coffee drinker?”

“I am.” I said.

“I think it’s a sign of character and good morals.”

“Me too.”

Then I started to think what else could I say about my preferences that others might relate to…

I like strong coffee, dark chocolate, red wine, a good movie, a slow kiss, a long warm hug and a rainy day.

Expo’s

Mom and I are attending Tech Ed this week. It has been pretty fun so far. I just love all of the free junk they give away. And aside from the standard pens and bags, some people are getting very creative with their give aways. A network security company was handing out handcuffs, with the adage, “Who is abusing your network today?”

Very cool.

First Day

Well it was the first day of the new term and I laid down the law, and….they bought it! Yay! They jumped in and did what I asked of them it was truly fabulous. Now we’ll see if they just can come to class and get stuff done for the next 10 weeks.

All in all I am hopeful. I think this class is going to be a lot of fun and I am looking forward to it.

Teamwork

The name of the game for this next term that I will be teaching. I have an advanced video class on my plate as well as an advanced editing class, and what I really want to teach these guys is what really happens when you go to shoot a production. How much work you actually have to do before the cameras roll and how long it takes to put the shoot together, even if you are only shooting a few pages. I think it will be a challenge, but I also want to get them excited about going through the real process.

Most video classes give you a camera and say come back with a video, when in reality a lot more goes into an actual production and no job they ever have will work like that.

Teamwork is the theme that I will be pounding home for the next 10 weeks. And I am also going to add in a Donald Trump kind of power trip for myself. I am going to implement a “three strikes, you’re fired” policy. Of course they will just be fired from their current position and replaced, but they will still have to come and be a part of the whole experience.

I know I am just babbling, but the ideas are still coming and this is mostly what I am thinking about these days.

Fake Friday!

Fake Friday is what I call Thursdays now. Since I don’t have to teach on Fridays it becomes the end of the week for me. I love that. It will be hard if I have to go back to working Fridays.

I’ve gotten quite used to my job and my freedom and recently I am putting a lot of effort into getting a whole lot of stuff done. I feel like all of this time could be taken from me at any moment and I just want to get ahead while I still can.

My poor hubby is working really long hours right now and I feel bad that I get home so early. So I have been doing stuff around the house and prepping for my classes until about 7 p.m. just to feel like I am pulling my weight.

And tomorrow we get our taxes done…yeah! Just love Uncle Sam. Now we get to see if all of this business stuff and tax prep has done us any financial good this year. Let’s all cross our fingers.

Happy Fake Friday, Everyone!

Everybody loves an Oscar…

Well, at least I do. 🙂

I love watching the Oscar Telecast. It is my favorite night of tv all year long. Of course, this year it will be rivaled with the final episode of Friends, but I digress. That conversation is for another day.

Oscar is my favorite little gold guy, and I’ll be honest…I want one. Every year makes me think, “What am I doing to get one?” And the answer is nothing much. We’ll see if I can get my motivation in the right place this year. I am trying.

I have my opinions about the awards as I always do. Johnny Depp should’ve have won Best Actor. Sean Penn was okay in Mystic River, but the movie as a whole was little to get excited about. Charlize was well deserving. And I guess this was the year of the Ring. It was most fitting and most deserving this year. That piece of cinematic mastery, even though it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, should be recognized for the mass of the undertaking alone. Anything that looks that good and took 6 years to make, and a crew of over 25000 people, deserves to break the record, not just tie it. Sorry Dad, the Rings blows Ben-Hur out of the water.