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I've finally decided to redesign my own site, use style sheets and server-side includes and clean up the code so I don't have to be embarassed about it anymore. So far I'm sill trying to find a combo I like on the site home page so it will be changing a lot over the next week. I don't like the yellow and green combo up there now but don't have time to work on it for awhile.
I haven't been posting much the last couple of days because the weather has been so nice I've been out sailing and working on boat. A guy I met who has his sailboat on the same float as me powerwashed Rozinante for me on Sunday morning and then I stained all the teak trim later in the afternoon. She looks excellent right now.
This week is faculty convocation at work. It's the one time of the year that all the faculty get together, even from the branch campuses, and there is the equivalent of a big pep ralley. Actually it has been pretty good so far. Our university system is doing great, enrollment is up, we're getting lots of funding from our legislature, we have new programs and faculty coming on board...since I started at the University of Alaska 5 years ago things seem to just keep getting better and better. I also got to see a friend who's teaching English comp by distance (from Vancouver) and we went out for lunch to get caught up. She and her husband are living on their 36" sailboat Iona. Today I have to talk in front of the full assembly about my experiences doing the "Cultural Infusion" project where I went to an Alaskan Native village for fish camp and participated in a bunch of other events relating to the Tlingit culture. I'm a little nervous and now my throat is so sore I can barely swallow.
I'm still waiting to get the rest of my paintings back from the printer. Now, the guy who does the color correction is not working because there was a big fire in downtown Juneau on Sunday and his other printing business got damaged. I remember this time that I was supposed to go out on a date with a guy on Superbowl Sunday and I had gotten all ready and then he didn't come over to pick me up and he didn't call. I was so pissed off because I thought I'd been stood up that I called his machine and left a nasty message on it. The next day I was teaching a library research session and pulled up the local paper to see there had been a big fire in downtown Juneau and an entire apartment complex had burned down. Every fire crew in town had been called in early that morning and they'd fought the fire into the night. Can anyone guess what the guy I was seeing did for a living?
Man, I was humiliated. Let's just say there are reasons why I don't date anymore.