After getting into blogging, I became a little obsessive…posting at least once or twice a day and checking for comments, well, a lot. For some reason that hasn’t seeped into this year. What’s up with that? Have I finished with all my northern ‘firsts’? I don’t think so. Thankfully, when I read this post today, there were so many familiar references, I couldn’t help but smile. Thanks Breigh!
How many of you bloggers out there think in ‘blog-speak’? You know…you’re walking home or to the Northern or waiting for the water truck and, all of a sudden, something pops into your head. The grammar, the verb choice, the way you would choose your adjectives. Which element should be mentioned first? Perhaps I’m just a neurotic English teacher…it’s been a theory presented in the past. Perhaps.
Flexibility. I think that’s the thing that I’m learning more and more every day – especially in Qikiqtarjuaq! The mail hasn’t come in since Tuesday. It’s Saturday. There are no planes scheduled until Monday. Don’t even try to imagine the fresh fruit/vegetable section at the stores! I know there are ways to get those same nutrients, but I miss the fresh stuff. To all you guys who have access to fresh food…take advantage of it!
…and, to me…take advantage of the fact that I have food…
So enough with the ‘northern’ experience; how about just the ‘experience’? There should be something to write about (oh, and yes, I know that’s grammatically incorrect – live on the wild side, right?). Of course I can’t share everything in a public forum, but if someone’s interested enough to surf by this site every now and then, I’m sure I could make it a bit more interesting.
So flexibility? I’m teaching a media studies course right now which focuses on using blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, etc. in the classroom…and half the computers are riddled with viruses. The school doesn’t want me to download free programs online, so we’re waiting for the Norton software package to arrive. No planes, no mail, right?
Good luck to me. Flexibility. I got it! To be honest, though, this picture epitomizes the way I felt through most of the week.