Monday, September 30, 2013

PA Level Ix2

After some fairly relaxed, and non-urgent waiting, today I was emailed an official PDF proving my expertise as a Library Media specialist.  Basically this means that John Dewey and I are professional BFF on several levels (education reform and his decimals).
Getting certified in Library meant

  • studying up on my RL Stine, Laura Ingalls, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School
  • paying the state an amount of money
  • showing up on time for a test.

Nailed it.*

As soon as I can, I'm totally gonna print it on a sympathetic friend's printer and put it next to my other certification and in a folder in a cabinet, where it will somehow magically send out employment rays and get me a cool job, because I'm so much more hirable now that I'm double certified.  Any takers? Seriously.

Other news:

  • iOS 7.  I did it, and it's as good as everyone said.  
  • No coffee mug action yet, but I don't always remember it.  Okay, I only remembered it once.
  • Halloween is heavy on my mind, and perhaps everyone's.  Been coming up a lot, right?  I'm thinking I'll follow a Martha tute this year, hopefully it will be very ephemeral.  More on that later, I'm sure.

*Okay, I also had to already be a certified teacher (check), which, obviously, took years and a very expensive degree.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

mug shot

It's been about a million years* since I blogged.  I was busy student teaching, having a short lived relationship, moving to Broad Street, taking high school kids on field trips, going on mini-vacations to the Poconos, Matoaka, Colorado, Honeoye, having backyard bonfires, buying everything on Craigslist and hanging on rooftops.   Now I'm equally busy (jk) sending out resumes and thinking about Halloween costumes.

All this to say, I'm semi-interested in getting back on the Blogger horse, and going another round.  It's an easy way to motivate myself to take pictures of things, write whole sentences instead of to-do lists, and give all my employed friends something to read for 1-2 minutes during their workday (you're welcome). 

So what's new?  This mug, for one.  HZ had it made for me (to accompany my coffeeshop day-life), and we'll all cross our fingers that it doesn't get me into trouble.  The kind of bad news is that the only nearby shop that has a BYO mug discount doesn't have internet right now, which makes it a less-great place to go.  But hopefully that'll get solved real soon.  

Check back for more important life updates from me.  Like maybe a manicure, yikes.

*7 months or something?  "Forever" in blog world.