Friday, September 08, 2006

There is an LL in the Word HELL

iPod morning commute music: Bob Dylan, Modern Times (2006)

A great album, unless you don't like Dylan, and then you will hate it. It's actually been my morning commute music for the last week or so. I'm listening to it at least once a day. This fits right in with his last two CD's, Time Out of Mind (1997) and Love and Theft (2001). Every song is cool. Way cool. Buy it. Unless you don't like Dylan.

Posting has become difficult since the advent of our new Computer Aided Language Labs (CALL's) in action. On top of the learning curve and trying to get the part-time teachers trained and able to use the machines, the software seems to be full of bugs. Programs close all on their own! Others open in their place! Virtual tape recorders suddenly start playing for no reason! It is awful...teachers keep having to stop their lessons to bring back the student software programs (the entire class loses programs all at once).

When things work, the LL's are great, but they aren't working very well very often.

Tatsu is doing better in the States. He just landed a job at a Thriftway grocery store, which was the job he wanted (and I wanted him to get...there are grocery stores in every college town, and it would make a good part-time job when he is in university). Hopefully, things will continue to look up for him.

Sorry this is so short, but it's lunch time and I'm starving.

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