O.k. aging stinks. Aside from the whole "harder to keep weight off, less hair on the top of my head, more on my back" thing, I think the injury thing is starting to wear on me. I tore up my right ankle nine years ago, wasn’t insured, so I didn’t have surgery then. I’ve worn a lace-up brace ever since, and it’s served me well until recently. Now, my ankle gives out even after one summer league Ultimate game.
I played in the Summer League playoffs on Saturday, and my ankle was a wreck by the end, but ice and a jacuzzi seemed to work wonders until Monday when it just gave. Now I’m home, futzing with MT, sitting with an ice pack on the ankle (gotta love velcro ice pack holders) and just suffering through a serious case of cabin fever.
If any of my students are reading this, enjoy youth. And treat your body well.
It’s a little disconcerting when I can’t find anyone in my family. Sure, my parents are on vacation, but my dad’s birthday was Saturday, and I haven’t had either parent return a cell phone call. And suddenly, my sister isn’t returning a call either. I’m torn between wondering what I did wrong… o.k., wondering if the entire family is annoyed I didn’t call my dad until Sunday… or if they are just being as flaky as I can be.
Hm. Who knows…
So, I spent three hours today trying to install movable type. Now that it’s installed, I figure I’ll play around with it. What’s interesting is that I’ve been meaning to get this going on Beacon forever now, and now that I have the time to, Technology and Learning Magazine (the best edu-tech magazine out there, for my money, btw…) puts out an article on Web Blogs.
This is one of those things that I think a teacher could do amazing things with. Actually, if I build this into the the "automagic" files that get built with new users, I bet Abby and Kate could do amazing things with this in the ninth grade. I’d like to see what some English and History teachers could do with it. I’m thinking about using it as an option for homework logs in my class… if not a cyber-mentoring option as well.