Tagged by Joy

Joy at Wanderings of a Student Librarian tagged me for the 4 Things meme 2 weeks ago (my world was busy being crazy, so this is the first chance I’ve had to actually DO the thing!

Four jobs Iíve had

  • Air Force broadcaster
  • Radio DJ
  • Associate Producer for local network affiliate news
  • Wire news writer

Four movies I can watch over and over

  • Princess Bride
  • Spinal Tap
  • UHF
  • Real Genius

Four places I’ve lived

  • Las Vegas
  • Athens, Greece
  • The Azores
  • Seoul, Korea

Four TV shows I love

  • House
  • Numb3rs
  • Invasion
  • Good Eats

Four places Iíve vacationed
(I’ve not really “vacationed” since we got back to the states.)

  • Berchtesgaden, Germany
  • Garmisch, Germany
  • Leiden, Holland
  • Paris, France

Four of my favorite dishes

  • Gnocchi ai Quattro Formaggi
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
  • Good Fortune Wrap from Main Squeeze
  • Hummus and pita

Four sites I visit daily (only four!)

  • Livejournal
  • Blackboard
  • 3FatChicks
  • ObscureStore

Four places I would rather be right now

  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy

Continuing Eli’s additions

Four books (or series) I love

  • Anything by Jonathan Carroll
  • Anything by Holly Lisle
  • ” Neil Gaiman
  • ” Jodi Picoult

Four video games I can (and do) play over and over

  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Civilization
  • Sudoku
  • Four? Who has time for four?

Four bloggers I am tagging
(I’m not going to tag anyone because I’m not sure who has done this already. Consider yourself tagged if you haven’t.)

  • You
  • You
  • You
  • You

Blackboard & WebCT Merger

Meredith of Information Wants To Be Free writes about the merger of Blackboard and WebCT. I’m not crazy about this merger because I think both pieces of software are lacking in ways that do not complement each other. WebCT is supposedly more stable, but since Blackboard is the buying entity, that stability might be a thing of the past. I’m taking classes with both software this semester. Frankly, I’d like to see a third software come along. Creating a good discussion board is not a mystery, yet neither Blackboard nor WebCT has managed it. I started my distance learning using email, then went on to WebTYCHO. WebTYCHO was a bit too complicated and slow, but in a lot of ways, it had advantages over Blackboard and WebCT, especially when it came to the arrangement of the discussion board. A good discussion board is essential in distance learning.

Blackboard & WebCT Merger

Meredith of Information Wants To Be Free writes about the merger of Blackboard and WebCT. I’m not crazy about this merger because I think both pieces of software are lacking in ways that do not complement each other. WebCT is supposedly more stable, but since Blackboard is the buying entity, that stability might be a thing of the past. I’m taking classes with both software this semester. Frankly, I’d like to see a third software come along. Creating a good discussion board is not a mystery, yet neither Blackboard nor WebCT has managed it. I started my distance learning using email, then went on to WebTYCHO. WebTYCHO was a bit too complicated and slow, but in a lot of ways, it had advantages over Blackboard and WebCT, especially when it came to the arrangement of the discussion board. A good discussion board is essential in distance learning.

Ideas and Caffeine

I have to stop trying to run on ideas and caffeine. Stuff gets going in my head, though. My research is finally rolling smoothly– at the very last possible minute. Now, I have this idea that I might start podcasting, but I’m not sure exactly what I want to podcast. I really don’t want to do bloggy navel-gazing. A couple of ideas I have are podcasting annotations of YA novels on my Teen/Tween blog or podcasting commentary on various library or education books I am reading or have read. I don’t want to podcast just to podcast, though, and I don’t want to start something I can’t keep up with.

Hello, World

This is a placeholder post until I get my archives uploaded. This site will eventually hold my musings about librarianship, along with most of my book reviews.