It has been a while, but here are more adventures in Willyam's land
It has been awhile since I added an entry to this blog. So, I have a few things to tell.
First, lets start with teaching. I am a reference librarian at the University of Alabama and so far, I love the job. I have had huge blocks of bib instruction classes on top of my English 102 and 103 classes. The students were highly receptive to my instruction. In all, I taught about 125 students in 2 days. Then, my regular English classes ran about 30 students per class. So, add another 90 students to the mix. One professor asked me what type of crack I was on because I was really hyper during one class.
I learned a new lesson. Never submit a conference proposal and expect for it “ not “ to be accepted. I came into office on a Tuesday and saw the acceptance email. I said “ what the f!@#”. It just came out.
I felt like I was in the shower and the Paparazzi all of sudden pull the Curtin back and excuse me of having a Michael Jackson Thriller Jacket when I was a kid…..
Ok, I did have one, but that is another story. Anyway, the conference was the annul Library 2.011 Conference. It was held online. My presentation was on Transforming from the podium instructor to roving lecturer in a classroom. Here is the link to the recording of my presentation. Anyway, for my first presentation it went ok. I was really nervous, but I pushed through. I chose this topic because so many universities are scooping up iPads like they were crack. Anyway, I wanted to get past the fan boy image of these tablets “like” devices and present something that could give teachers a more practical use for the devices if they ever chose to buy one.
Buffoonery of the Week
You know, some times when you hear crazy stories the only thing you can say is Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A guy that I have known for about 7 years now told me about how he was recently in jail for 30 days. No, that is not the funny part. The circumstances surrounding the arrest are funny. The Dude got drunk at a bar and did the responsible thing; he asked that someone call him a cab. He waited 45 minutes for the cab and wanted to get off the streets so he would not be arrested for public intox. Well….what is a drunk man to do? Ok, well there happen to be a movie theater next door to the bar. So , our protagonist in this story goes to movies to sober up. He basically slept through the entire movie and woke up just in time to get up and go. Well, UN be nonce to him, apparently the movie ushers were on to his “beauty sleep” ritual and called the cops.
The cops came and ask him what’s going on. He proceeded to tell them the story and why he came to see a movie. They were cool about coming to the movie part, but they then searched his bag, which had his laptop in it. They also found a prescription (vicodin) with his name on it. But, the prescription was out of date. Hence, it was illegal for him to be carrying it around. You are waiting for the funny part. Ok, they arrest him for having a controlled substance on his person. Now, what ‘s so funny? What movie did this dude go see? Harry Potter. You read correctly, he was taken out of the theater after sleeping through the last Harry Potter film.
Now imagine how the prisoners at the jail acted when he told them this story . They laughed like it was the end of the world. If anything I would have at least lied and said I went to go see that paranormal movie. But, no, our faithful drunk told the truth and bragged about how he was arrested after seeing Harry Potter defending Hogwarts. As, stressed as I was, I got my 6 little chuckles out of this story. The moral of this story is, if you are going to go get drunk, go see the worst “ Manly” film you can think of like BridesMades. What? Those women were hot!!