Wednesday 16 November 2011: Industrious
Alarm - shower, whistling Poker Face - ridiculed by family for being more tuneless than an X-Factor contestant - breakfast (yoghurt) - pack car - commute - danger of rear ending the car in front due to watching the sunrise over the refinery - detour - park car - camera out; click, click, etc. - back on commute - arrive at work - remember I'm being work-shadowed first lesson - hastily throw together semi-organised lesson and brief class that if they feign interest I'll pass them all (a lie of course) - wrestle with a different version of the software package the lesson was planned around but manage to pull out a classic Blue Peter 'here's one I prepared earlier' without anyone noticing (missed a huge chunk of the demo mind you) - decide using the Smartboard wasn't - coffee break to drink the cup of coffee I'd poured 2 hours before - take work shadowee to next class and abandon her - back to class - troubleshoot project work with students (now with 3 different versions of 2 different software apps across emacs, iMacs & MacBooks) - start to flag after a couple of hours of this so head for some sustenance - catch up with blipfoto (well done Andy!) - rush paperwork - back to class (now on PCs and yet another version of the software) - gently coax and convince group that computers aren't just for Facebook and Christmas party-dress shopping and that Photoshop's actually piss easy (a lie of course) - flop after two hours in a far too hot lab - rush paperwork - pack car - commute - arrive home to make tea - slave over hob making a big pot of cheesy pasta (cheeses sauce from scratch, none of that stuff from a jar) - place in oven to gently roast the Orkney mature cheese on top - Samantha arrives home with Chinese takeaway for everyone - I go in the huff - watch news - cheered up by the BBC's sad attempt at simulating what the proposed 8m high Olympic rings hanging off Edinburgh Castle would look like; HA! - post blip - listen to Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music and do a bit of prep for tomorrow's classes whilst waiting for Frozen Planet to come on.
Rinse and repeat.