Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thing 7: Scanning

This picture was taken at my friend Amy's wedding last summer--she's about the only person that could entice Paul to wear a tie:

This picture shows why I'll never go hungry:

My love, my hunter-gatherer, my chef, my everything.

Thing 5 (optional): From my Photobucket account--Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Shakori Hills Folk Festival, North Carolina

Carolina Chocolate Drops at Shakori Hills 07

Thing 5: Flickr photos of interest? Hooping, of course!

I liked Flickr's tags--so of course I looked up photos with the tag "hooping". There were over 11,000 photos with that tag--nice to know I'm not the only one nutty about my hula hoop:

Here's Spiral, the woman who sold me my first hoop at the Shakori Hills Folk Festival in North Carolina:

And here's Jason Strauss, the academic librarian in California who posted the directions I've been using for how to make your own hoop:

Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm playing with fire--really!

For those of you unfamiliar with the art of spinning poi, here's a short video of the first time I played with fire.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

OCL Web Challenge--Thing 2: 7 1/2 Lifelong Learning Habits

My mother assures me that when I was a little girl, my favorite activity (besides going to the bookmobile) was standing at my child sized blackboard and writing words and math problems for my little sister, Kim. So it should come as no surprise that out of the 7 1/2 Lifelong Learning Habits, I should find it easiest to teach others.

Given the peripatetic education I've enjoyed over the years, it seems the hardest of the 7 1/2 Lifelong Learning Habits is beginning with the end in mind. If one is only focused on the end of the road, how can one enjoy the valuable detours?