My most recent source of amusement has been the temperature graph for January 2008. That giant valley is that ridiculous Arctic blast that we were feeling at this time last week. Of course, today, I wore a short-sleeve shirt to work…because it got to around 74.
We’ll be back to January reality at the beginning of next week, though after a rainy weekend. In the meantime, I and many others are enjoying this small respite.
This promises to be quite a week. Not only is it the first full work week in 2008, it’s also the week school begins (I start Wednesday). After dropping a cool $222.10 on books, I’m ready for the semester ahead. I’m taking a class that talks about mass media’s impact on society, a television news class (yay possible vlogging!) and a sportswriting class (because, well, I can). The Mass Media and Society class is an 8am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so that will be quite a role reversal from the schedule I had been practicing (which is why I scheduled some hardware maintenance for 8am today — it’s a good jolt to the system).
I need to think of an independent study in communication of some type. It will likely involve the Internet in some capacity. Perhaps it could be a Twitter study of some type. We shall see. I need to think it over. (Suggestions?)
The spring semester also will bring a great deal of activity in a place where it may not be that wonderful — right outside my office. My office moved down a couple floors in my building before break — while the space is much larger, there’s also classrooms directly surrounding it, which will attract a lot of student conversation that could be high in volume. We’ll see what happens.
Finally, I love the fact that it was almost 70 today. It’s a great respite after that Arctic blast last week.
Today’s apparel: Flipflops, beach-oriented shorts, and my favorite Hawaiian shirt. Yes, I still know where all my cold-weather clothes are — The Thermals are ready and waiting in their hangar, prepared to deploy Wednesday for the deep freez(e) that is expected.
I went out today in shorts and a t-shirt. It’s hard to imagine that Wednesday may be the coldest day of the season. Highs struggling to get into the 40s? Wind chills near zero? Ick. I suppose we deserve our share of winter, though…