Showing posts from February, 2012

Music, silence, and noise

So this morning I read this article by Dean Dad inInside Higher Ed.
It made me think a lot about this week. And last week. It’s been kind of slow around here, which I’ve been told is normal around this time. Spring break is close and then the end of the year approaches, which I’ve been told can be a crazy time of year.
Normally, as I work in my office and get all sorts of things accomplished, I listen to Pandora. I have several stations to listen to, ranging from classical, symphonic, to acapella, and rock. But this week, I haven’t put it on once. The quiet is really relaxing and calming, with everything else going on in life (my husband and I are hosting the largest gathering ever at our home this weekend) the quiet is really nice.
The quiet also allows me to pay attention to the other things happening in the building and outside in the hallway. I’m located at the top of an open stairwell, so I hear lots of things. It’s interesting to listen to students and faculty as they pass in the …

Event planning and life lessons

When you plan a wedding there are so many things to do. Among them are choosing outfits, food, cake, favors, music, dates, a wedding venue and reception hall. Now, when you begin planning a wedding there are a few things that come first, without these first few steps planning for a wedding can come to a stand still. Generally the couple picks the time frame, say, the month of June. Then they visit reception halls and choose their venues, when they've picked a hall/church/country club they then choose an exact date. After this takes place, everything else can fall together nicely.
The couple, generally, isn't going to make a choice about food (ex: we need to serve steak, chicken parm, and pasta primavera), before finding a place to serve the food. They won't pick a specific date, unless it's an exception or a couple with very specific needs, until they have some sort of venue. Rooms, venues, a place to actually host an event, need to be the very first thing established, …

Star Wars, an Event, and Cheese Drops

Several things are going on in this post. I'm taking a few lessons from Yoda and Star Wars this week. I hosted the first event in which I took a major part of planning. I'll also share the recipe of my new finger food for a Super Bowl party!
Star Wars lessons:
Do or do not. There is no try.-- Turning in a paper late with the excuse "well, I tried to get it in on time" would not work, why should I hold you to a different standard?
I don't care how many wookies are bearing down on you, I have other things to do.
Threatening the copier with the force of the entire clone army will not fix the paper jam.
If you can assist with operating the Death Star, I would assume you can follow directions.
The force is not strong with this one, nor is the brain
This is not the office you are looking for
When your head is in space, it's hard to breathe
The first huge event in which I took a large role went , well, it didn't go nearly as well as planned.My tech person did not a…