Friday, October 3, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. My boss was on The Price is Right. He had to keep it under wrap before it aired. When he was going to be on he prerecorded it, and asked all our classes to come watch it. I kind of rolled my eyes inside my head. It's close to midterm time here. Everyone is pretty busy. He left it optional.

    It's much different watching that show when you know someone that's on it. It's really different watching it when you know they didn't want to be on it in the first place, and their wife and kids were so excited to be on it. It's really amusing to know that their wife made custom Nebraska shirts for the show; that Drew Carry happened to notice. You can imagine my boss was totally shocked when he was called up. I was LMAO. He didn't know that the wheel could only be spun twice. He's at work all the time; he hardly watches the show.


    In the end he won a 3D flat screen TV, and a new washer and dryer.

    If you could automatically be on a game show, which one would you pick?

  2. I had a huge critique session this week on a big project that the students were working on. One of our top students didn't do well with this project. Let's just say that she was livid that she got a C. She came up to the critique saying, "I just didn't like the way this turned out. I wasn't very fond of this technique." I explained what she could do to make it better. When she saw her grade she went off. I'm thinking, You don't like this assignment, BUT you want a good grade? I said, "Well you have a week to apply the changes I suggested to make your grade better." She said, "I just don't think you have a good reason to give me a C." I said, "It's interesting that you said that because I had 3 teachers look at these projects, and we all agreed on the grades. I'm sorry you feel that way." Off she went. Many students come from high schools where they were the BEST artist there, and had all the time they wanted on projects. They don't have that here. We have tight deadlines, and most everyone was the best artist in their high school class. The best are up against another best.

    I'm sure things like critiquing will get better. They always seem to. I teach 2 first year classes. The male teachers here teach 2nd year classes. They have no idea what it's like to train them with critiquing, and not always getting A's. Let's put it this way: I'm not here to coddle them. I'm not here to trash them. I'm here to make them employable, and I want them to get better. In the graphic design industry you have to have a backbone, and stand out among others to get a job.

  3. Leaves are already all over my driveway. It rained though. They are a sloppy mess. I'm not going to be able to suck them up any time soon.

  4. Part of me loves fall. I like Halloween, and the holidays that are in winter. I just dislike that everything is dark early. The fact that all the leaves have lost their leaves, the grass is brown, and flowers are gone kind of reminds me of death. Spring and summer are alive, and happier.

    What season do you like best?

  5. The boys had class pictures the other day. Mica wanted to wear his suit jacket, and Isaak wanted to wear a tie. Daddy didn't want them to wear either. I didn't really care. In the end Daddy said, "You know what? We're paying for the pictures. Last year you wore your suit jacket. This year you are wearing nice button down shirts." Daddy won that one.


Masshole Mommy said...

How cool that your boss was on the Price is Right. I used to love that show, but since Drew Carey took over, I don't like it as much.

mail4rosey said...

Our Johnny Appleseed day was also picture day, and my little one wore a tie. ;)

AND my hubby and his parents were on the Price is Right (they got a tape that showed them in the audience, lol) but none of them got called up. That's cool that your boss did!!

Sorry for the girl going off about her grade. Part of the growing process...she'll learn from it. :) It's really nice that you gave her time to make adjustments to improve her grade!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I would totally pick Price is Right if I could choose. But I want to play Plinko. I would die if I ever had the chance to do that!

Leaves are falling here too. I hate it :(

~ Noelle said...

I haven't watched game shows in ages... I would have no idea... Except Family Feud... I want to go on there just to see Steve Harvey :) he is HILARIOUS!


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