A few weeks ago my peeps at Former University (not its legal name) passed along an online teaching opportunity in Children's Literature. I promptly put in a phone call to the department head and dropped my CV into his e-mail inbox, and voila, I have a phone interview on Monday at 2:30.
It's a part-time position for a university in southern Oklahoma teaching Children's Lit online (just one course, to my understanding). I've never actually gotten to teach a Children's Lit survey outside of the courses I team taught with Susan at Former University, so this would be great fun. And I'm all about some online classes, ya know.
It was time to renew my contract, and since AT&T has such stellar coverage in these parts, I decided to stay with them. The BlackBerry Pearl was significantly discounted with an upgrade, so I indulged. Isn't it cuuuuute? And RED! I've wanted a red phone for ages. Since RAZR came out with their red one RIGHT AFTER I bought my hot pink one.
But I digress. So what if I technicall don't actually neeeeeeeed a swanky BlackBerry with unlimited Internet access, e-mail, a planner, a wicked awesome camera, a scrolly wheel. But I will use it. Since my semester has wound up so hectic I've got my calendar in the phone loaded with appointments, due dates, and alerts. I've been surfing like a mad woman, twittering, and I really think it'll be helpful to be able to check e-mail and whatnot just for the sheer mass of correspondence that I get from students.
Another thing I like about AT&T: I can cancel the data plan any time I want. And bring it back whenever I want! So when I'm off in December (and very very moneyless), I can get rid of it, and then bring it back again in January! Brilliant.
Whatever. Stop looking at me that way. I love my Little Red. I never buy toys--just books--so it was a treat. Since I'm actually getting steady paychecks again, for the first time since June'ish, it's nice not to have to be quite such a tight wad. I dunno, I'm still pretty miserly. I think it's in my genes.
I'm off to finish grading papers. I've finished a huge batch of rhetorical analyses and now I'm on to narrative/descriptive essays. Then I get to read about user profiling for the 'brary classes. Yeehaw!
P.S. I'm making chicken and shrimp quesadillas, spanish rice, and refried beans for dinner. All homemade'ish. I'm salivating. You?
P.P.S. I'm taking a class over youth librarianship in the Spring. YAYYYY!