Tuesday, April 24, 2007

purgatory looks like this

The bummer about technology is that I have to sit through this.
The not so bummer about it is that I can blog about it all stealthy like from the last row.

I do look up every now and then, maybe turn the page on the little hand out like I am following along. But basically, these things move at the speed of a soap opera, so you can blank out for some time, and not lose anything.

Does anyone ever really write notes on those giant lines next to the power point slide handouts? Those lines remind me of the writing paper we used to learn how to write cursive. (speaking of cursive, I read something somewhere, that cursive was dying. Don't know that I care one way or another about that ~ Ha...I just looked at that Q. Does anyone ever use that Q? What the hell?)

Why do they hand out all of this paper in a conference on paperless business processes? For real, they did. I should give them a conference on paperless conferencing. They should have the presentation online so we can take notes there. And then it wouldn't be so obvious that I am not paying attention.

I wonder what we're having for lunch?


At 11:49 AM, April 24, 2007, Blogger trac said...

I use that Q all the time.

1 Q 3 4 5 6 7....

At 12:44 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

I, uh, actually use that Q as a letter...but that's not funny like Tracie's Q.

At 2:17 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger chatterbox said...

I use that 2/Q when writing in cursive, which is almost exclusively reserved for thank you notes and love letters these days (even most of the latter are electronic).

And, my hand hurts after writing for about 5 minutes. I can type for hours on end.

At 2:40 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

I make notes cuz' I am a nerd...

At 2:52 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

she does...and is

At 3:44 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

i never take notes on anything for anything.

except at tradeshows. but even then, i just write what i'm suposed to remember on the back of the business card i get. and then i usually lose it at the coctail hour after the show.

there really are conferences on paperless business processes?

At 3:58 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

was lunch free?

At 7:44 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger Lilly Bella said...

Jen asked me that same question when we were flying up to Interbike, she wondered why I would even teach cursive...

Isn't it obsolete?

...then later she had to sign her posters at Schwalbe booth with personal messages.

She should've been paying closer attention so her fans could actually read those messages.

When no one was looking I finally signed some for her. I couldn't help myself, she wrote like a first grader.

So thats why you learn cursive okay folks!!! Someday you may become rich and infamous and you don't want to appear illiterate.

At 9:34 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

that Q is just silly

and sure, cursive is prettier than print. But so is italicized caligraphy, but we don't make people learn that.

I hated cursive because I always smeared the letters. (lefties who don't contort the crap out of their arm/hand when they write will know what I am talking about)

And I should have known that Ippoc makes notes on those lines.

And yes, they have those conferences. This one was more specifically on electronic payments and reporting. Weeeee.


We had sandwich wraps for lunch. (yes, mars, included)Turkey, veggie or beef. Wraps. Because everyone is afraid of bread these days.

but the highlight was we had Haagen Daz ice cream bars for break.

I left right after the ice cream bars.

2ueen Bee

At 10:38 PM, April 24, 2007, Blogger steve said...

HA! HA! Sorry, I had to laugh out loud. I am also "locked down" in an office building today. Looking out at the sunny skies and day dreaming of the next ride.

At 7:24 AM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Lilly Bella said...

we don't teach cursive in second grade so our society can write pretty as adults. we teach it because their is an economic divide between those with laptops and those without, and until everychild gets their own. In the meantime they will have to answer questions, write in journals, essays, the old fashioned way. Cursive is just more practical, faster and easier to read for an old aging teacher. No child will want to spend endless hours writing their responses instead of thinking about them. When the mechanics becomes easier, the mind is freed up to think. With that said public schools rarely have time to teach handwriting alone, it is done in context and integrated with other subjects.

Miss Lillybella
first grade teacher

At 8:09 AM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

good points, but my issue is not writing vs keyboarding...but cursive vs some other hand written format

economics aside I have seen some pretty obnoxious cursive and some lovely print

and why do boys print more than girls?

For whatever reason, in the business world, people rarely write cursive. And these are busy people who want to communicate quickly, so I wonder why they have abandoned the writing style that is supposed to be faster.

actually my writing is more of a combination of the two and its pretty obnoxious

I always got a D in penmanship as a kid and an A on anything I wrote. I remember feeling so bad about being bad at it, that I did not want to write.

maybe if it wasnt such a right hand oriented writing style, I would be more sympathetic.

but that Q is still silly

At 3:26 PM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i loves me some cursive.

... used to write solely in the curly style. at some point, my letters went blocked and printish ... probably when i started heavily tapping on keyboards.

but then i rebelled and merged and started up some weird hybrid cursiprint that looks silly and whimsical while still being frustratingly communicative at the same time.

... and i think 1st graders should be smacked, often and with extreme prejudice.


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