So, this is what I managed to get done so far this week.
Monday. EFTSkincare went live. It’s been a long and streeeeeetching project. But it feels good to tick that one off the list. So, if you’ve got a kid with skin probs… check this stuff out… I can’t remember the last time I had a zit so I’ll be giving it a pass…
Once that was done I spent most of the day working on the redevelopment for the next site. I have to confess I’ve been rather enamoured by WordPress of late… I know, I’ve been a Movable Type freak since I started blogging and I still love it… but have you seen the themes for WordPress? And the number of plugins? I know… WordPress is a tease so I’m looking at it as expanding my repertoire… rather than ‘switching codes’ (didja see that? Pun totally intended…)
What day is it today? Wednesday… Oh… so, what did I do yesterday?
Tuesday… Tuesday’s uni day… I jumped on the bus and spent the day in the library as this tweet attests..
I’m not sure how it happened that this semester I ended up making Tuesday’s all about spending all day up on campus.. I guess it’s because I have classes from 3-5… yeah.. 5pm
finish. FAIL! So, tis a far, far better thing to spend the time required for commuting doing sensible things like my readings for class etc as this tweet attests…
For most of this semester I’ve been teaching all day on Wednesdays. This has been both good and painful… Good in that I get paid to teach, something I LOVE doing. Bad in that it writes off the whole day for any other kind of studying or working thing. Realistically I probably ended up losing money doing it… however, the payoff in terms of resumé cred is worth it.
Anyway, last week was the last class so today I had my pick of things to do and I started with a meeting and a proposal.
*rolls eyes* no, silly, a proposal that I offered to my former employer to do some social network analysis (SNA) for them… it’s a uni thing… I’d tell you about it but you’d keel over bored.. trust me.
I then ducked over to the college office to do my semester’s marking. Groan. 2 hours I’ll never get back.
Then I went into Manly to meet up with a designer I’ve been doing some stuff for to work on this, my other next project… BTW that’s a staging site, the final design isn’t finished…
THEN I came up home to write up the abstract for the essay/proposal for the SNA. All this before 5 pm when I was supposed to be in class.
I ditched class.
And while I was ditching and finishing up my abstract (which is now submitted) I did this. http://thatphotographerchick.photomerchant.net/ I know, it looks JUST like my old photographerchick.com site (I did show you that before, didn’t I?). But if you look closely you’ll see that punters can ORDER photos… I nearly peed my pants I was so excited when photomerchant finally took the project out of beta that I signed up on the spot!!! This site is still in staging too but should be going public later this week!!!
So… I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ve been busy.. and hopefully you’ll get a glimpse as to why I’ve been such a uninspired blogger laterly… my choices are either blog about work*, or blog about uni… and let’s face it… there ain’t a whole lot of fun in that…
*Oh, the irony… I have a no blogging about work ethic so I’ll show you my projects but I won’t complain or tweet about my clients… boring because, I could say SOO much… Sigh, this intergity business has its downsides…
Photomerchant looks v.interesting. Lemme know your thoughts…
Wow: you are busy! Congratulations on all the great work too.
And re “I’d tell you about it but you’d keel over bored.. trust me.” — never: you make anything and everything entertaining to read.
On late classes, I selected an undergrad class once that was 6pm to 9pm: the only lecture of the day. Very hard to get motivated to drag myself in…particularly as the subject was often not all that interesting. I admire your all-day dedication.
he hee heeeee, Ian must’ve been SERIOUSLY bored in that class!
anyhoo, bits may have been boring but it sounds STUPENDOUSLY busy – which is great – makes the holidays even better :) – and the amount of jobs coming through is looking stellar too – yay!
Ah you rebel you! ditching class is FUN!! :) This post made me laugh – love the FAIL while playing iphone games – LOL!! Well – not that you were nauseated but that you SHOULD have been studying. ;)