Since discovering the wonders of Bullet Journaling in March, I’ve been a huge fan. I discovered a fantastic Google+ community dedicated to discussing and trading tips for bullet journaling and become fairly active there. Since I’m a couple of months in, I thought I’d share how things are going for the month of June.
One of the first things I did this month was separate my work items from my personal and Educating [Geeks] items. I immediately regretted this. One of the things that really allows Bullet Journaling to work for me is keeping everything in one place. Every time I split things into multiple books, my work book continues to function, but my other books completely fall by the wayside. I’ve written plenty in my work journal this month, but nothing in my personal/E[G] book. Not helpful at all.
Last night I gave Mary Cook, the director for student success here at Cronkite, a hand with one of her weekly Cronkite Night at the Movies events. We screened the film “Carbon Nation” which was directed by ASU professor Peter Byck. Mr. Byck has a joint appointment to ASU with the Cronkite School and the ASU School of Sustainability and the event was specially joint hosted by both departments.
The New Machine. I don’t know if it has a name yet. I’m gonna call it Clancy.
As we always do, we provide popcorn at all of our Cronkite Night at the Movies screenings. This year we got a new machine and it’s the first time I ever got to see popcorn distribution in action.
Today was the very first Must See Monday of the Fall semester. We hosted a panel featuring the female anchors from all of the local news outlets including Catherine Anaya from CBS 5, Lin Sue Cooney from 12 News, Carey Pena from 3TV and Linda Williams from Fox 10. Sadly Katie Raml from ABC 15 was out of town and we missed her dearly. We have had her visit for events many times in the past and will have her here for an event soon, I just know it.
We are really fortunate here in Phoenix to have one of the largest markets in the country (we’re ranked #12) and also one of the friendliest. Reporters, anchors, producers, journalists, photographers and all kinds of other professionals in the journalism industry are always willing to share their time and expertise with our students. Their visits really invigorate (what I think) is an already extremely enthusiastic student body and it’s great to get to see it in person every week.
I of course brought my Glass along to document the evening.
Preparation for a Must See Monday always involves moving the furniture in the First Amendment Forum and setting the stage. We remove all the coffee tables and line them up along the Library and Resource Center wall where they act as overflow seating. We then take all the armchairs and rearrange them theater style. Must See Mondays are some of our highest attended events, especially in the fall, so we also put down as many extra chairs as we can.
The view from the stage
Bike isn’t ready! So in the mean time, here’s some stuff Matt and I found when we were pulling my bike out of the Pile Of Garage Items the other day. This is all stuff I think every biker should have.
With the husband going back to school in the Spring, we’re looking for all kinds of ways to save money. One thing that I’ve been talking about doing for years is to start biking to work. If I can get into a good routine, it will save us $60 a month in parking fees I pay at work, not to mention the gas that I won’t have to buy (it’s usually $50 to fill up the tank on my gas guzzling Chevy Impala).
The route I would take is approximately 8 miles and it’s along the light rail line. I think this distance is totally doable. I just need to bike at least 2 miles (to the closest stop) and then I can take the light rail the rest of the way. My goal is to be able to bike the whole distance eventually, but having the light rail as my failsafe until I have the stamina is going to be a big help.
Last week I purchased a Giant Backpack so I can carry all the necessary goodies to work (change of work clothes and shoes, wallet, purse, space for work files, etc.) and have been using it for about a week now. So far, I like it a lot – holds everything I need and it fits on my back really well.
Next step is to get my bike tuned up. So today Matt helped me find my bike rack and pulled my bike out from behind the Stack Of Everything We Absolutely Have To Keep But Won’t Look At Ever Again.
There she is