Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Picasa, Take Two!

Boo! My last link didn't work. At least, it didn't take you to the picture I wanted to use. Let's try this instead. This is a picture of the hill behind my parents' house. It's labeled "Poteau Mountain" but it's actually called Cavanal Hill, and it is the world highest hill, according to the plaque.


It's weird, because that picture had to have been taken somewhere near my parents' house, which is sort of off the beaten track.

Kat Kong and other Picasa comments

Well, I have no idea if this is cat is really huge or if it's the pose and the camera angle, but for sheer size, this fella reminds of me of my own 21 pound cat monstrosity at home: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=cats&psc=G&filter=1#5289730563282530674

Toota mishka Jabba du Hutt?

Picasa has some neat features that I haven't explored before. I'm especially interested in trying out the collage feature with some of my pictures at home. Also, the "Where in the World" game is a lot of fun!

Monday, February 23, 2009

7 1/2 Habits of highly effective learners

The easiest of the 7 1/2 habits for me would be play, of course...although I've found that as I get older it gets more difficult to drop all that "important" stuff I'm supposed to do and find time to play. That's something I need to watch out for. When the laundry becomes more important than having fun, you may be in trouble.

The most difficult of the habits is probably #7. Teaching and training is not my forte--I tend to jump all over the place and be just generally scattered. Which is why I am now a librarian, and not subjecting classes of freshman to long, rambling, disorganized lectures on the works of Flannery O'Connor. I really have to work at staying focused, and I need lots of feedback from those I'm working with to make sure I haven't skipped over or shortchanged anything important.


Aha! I have created my blog, meaning I am one step closer to completing 23 Things and receiving TS con-ed credit! And also possibly winning a prize of some sort...