As a spring break assignment in my digital history class, I was tasked with editing a Wikipedia entry and tracking, if any, changes that others made to my edits. What I discovered was that it was probably harder for me to determine what to change than for anyone to edit it.
A few weeks ago, I discovered that Bill Nye, the famous scientist, comedian, and television host, was speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of their Geek Week and part of The Distinguished Lecture Series. Being that I grew up as part of the generation which watched his show Bill Nye the Science Guy, I knew I wanted to go. Fortunately, I was able to secure tickets, and last Monday, my boyfriend and I sat ourselves in the back of the large conference room where the event was to be held. It was with an almost childlike anticipation and excitement that I waited with baited breath for his appearance.
As I get older, I find myself adoring Halloween more and more. Of course, it has been some years since I feigned to be a country music singer, a princess, and a zombie soccer player, but it still does not mean the spirit of the holiday lessens for me. The following are 5 reasons Halloween is still one of my favorite holidays of the year.
Check out the most recent trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit, entitled The Desolation of Smaug. It is rather epic, if I say so myself!
What are your thoughts?
If you had asked me earlier this year, say around March, about my plans in six months, I would have had the deer-in-the-headlights look of “I’ll be darned if I know”. Why’s that? The last month or so have been busy, very busy. As in life-changingly busy.
“If a university enrolls and charges students to study in degree programs to become teachers or learn about education, is it odd for the same institution to partner with an organization that helps people avoid just that kind of education?” –Source
Normally I post about different musings, but today I thought I would do something different. This ball of fluff is my cat Lily. Two months ago, she was walking down the road, a stray, in Middleton, Wisconsin. Three weeks later, she was at home with me.
Last post I summarized some popular complaints about the new movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Today, I will be talking about some of the more positive things!
And now is the time for why I LOVED this movie (this is a lot more fun to write about)!
Disclaimer: The following post contains spoilers from Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit. If you have not seen the movie and do not want to know what happens, please do not read further. Otherwise, I would enjoy a good debate on the following topic.
I’ll admit it, I’m not a technology whiz. I may have a computer or three, but that doesn’t mean I always know what I’m doing. This seems laughable given that I work for the University of Wisconsin Colleges Online doing a lot of work in an online learning environment.