Friday, August 24, 2007


I'm becoming addicted to CNN's RSS feed. Help...

Monday, August 6, 2007

Honey - a photoset on Flickr

Honey - a photoset on Flickr

These were taken in May. Much of the honey has already been eaten- it was good! We have only one hive this year (a swarm we caught last year) and this is the first year they've produced enough honey for us too.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Here's your mule- TEVA website

Here is a picture that's on the TEVA website (,58). Have you hugged your mule today?


What surprises me about TEL are the NPR audio files and videos that you can enjoy. My favorite database, though, is the Health and Wellness Resource Center. Check out the Drug Finder, Health Assessment tools and the video clips on health topics- very cool!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Blog fever

People here at UCRL are getting blog fever- run! It's contagious! Blog- making is very addictive. I especially like posting pictures. Since you're here why don't you vote in my poll on the right hand side of the screen?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Fun with Flickr

I've been playing with Flickr today ( Flickr is a website that allows you to upload and store photos online and to share them with others. You can make stuff with your photos as well- calendars, trading cards, posters, etc. It's kinda cool for people who are photo geeks like me. You can also get inspired by what other people are photographing by viewing their Flickr photos.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

7 and 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners

Here is one of the activities from Learning 2.0: Which of the following 7 and 1/2 habits is the easiest for you and which of the habits is the hardest?

The 7 and 1/2 Habits of Highly Successfule Lifelong Learners
1. Begin with the end in mind (what is your goal?).
2. Accept responsibility for your own learning.
3. View problems as a challenge.
4. Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner.
5. Create your won learning toolbox (what do you need to accomplish your goal?)
6. Use technology to your advantage.
7. Teach and/or mentor others (the best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else).
7 1/2. Play!

The easiest of the habits for me is the last- Play! I learn better when I get to tinker- hands on learning helps me learn faster.

The hardest habit for me is #3- View problems as a challenge. I tend to get frustrated easily when learning something new. I get impatient with myself.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Editing pictures

I started adding pictures today to my posted messages. To add a picture that is stored on your computer you just go into the edit mode and click on the picture button at the top of the screen. It will allow you to browse for a photo stored on your computer or from somewhere else on the Internet where a photo is stored.

After inserting a photo from my computer I was having trouble sizing the picture- the text wouldn't line up correctly around the picture. To resize the picture you can go into the edit blog view and then click on the picture. This will allow you to change the size of the photo so you can line it up correctly with the text (if that makes sense). Then you can see your picture along with your blog.

I also added a poll about underwear on my blog. What color is your underwear?

Adding another post

Well, it's nearly 9 A.M. on Tuesday morning. I ran out of time last night before our board meeting to finish creating my very first post. Today I'm trying to find my way around- editing my profile, figuring out what I need to do with various features, deciding whether or not to post's been fun so far.

Monday, July 23, 2007

The Beginning...

I've created my very first blog today! I'm so excited to learn something new. First, I created an account, then chose my template, clicked save and here it is! Very easy.