Thursday, January 6, 2022

A Very Busy Week


I am so tired. 

I have spent most of my workday helping to settle in our new curator. She seems to be settling in nicely. Plus, we are installing a new exhibit. While I am enjoying most of what I’m doing right now at work, it doesn’t make it any less tiring. Today though will be a break from all of that as I have webinars all day. This is not something I am looking forward to doing. Over the course of this pandemic, I have learned just how much I hate webinars. There are only two positives to webinars: 1) you can attend lectures and workshops that you would not have normally been able to attend because they are so far away, and 2) you can actually do other work when you have to attend one even though you’re not interested in it because no one can see you, especially if you don’t turn on your webcam.

My evenings have been pretty busy too as I help a dear friend navigate some online applications. I really think that online applications with overly cautious cybersecurity make many things too complicated. Far too often, all of the things that are supposed to make our lives easier end up being way too complicated. It seems like the more technologically advanced we become as a society, the more complicated life seems to be. Wasn’t technology supposed to simplify life, not make it more difficult? It can be very frustrating. I’d do anything for this friend, so I don’t mind in the least helping. I just wish this was easier for her.

5 comments:

BosGuy said...

I too, dislike webinars. I'm working on one right now and the only bonus from my perspective is that they are far easier to pull together than the in-person events I did prior to COVID.

Dakoda said...

I despise webinars and zoom meetings. I am a business education teacher at a private school and my classes lead to college credits accepted in the office administration program at the local community college. This is a wonderful opportunity for some students. But, it means I have to follow Quality Matters Standards in all of my classes. This includes recording - my screen and voice - every lecture, uploading every assignment, and providing students with a way to upload assignments in Blackboard. If they choose to upload there, I have to grade it and return it to them on Blackboard. It makes my job twice as hard as it used to be. While I am a champion for technology, it has gone too far when it makes our lives harder.

I think it is awesome that you are helping your friend, Joe. Your friend is blessed to have you.

VRCooper said...

Don't get me started on Zoom. You have 40 plus people on the damn thing and the meeting organizer speaks and does not have their camera on. I have my own rules. If I am in charge of a meeting my camera is on. When I have to report in on something the camera is turned on. We don't have to be camera-ready but just have your hair combed and a little foundation-man or women. Now if you want to go all out go for it. Being in the winter season I had to get a ring light. I look fabulous. Oh! When is the first drag show for the new employee??

uvdp said...

To relax you should have eaten a cake of kings: https://www.myprovence.fr/en/article/the-'gateau-des-rois'
Epiphany is celebrated on the 6th in Rome and on the 1st Sunday after January 1st in France.

Joe said...

VRCooper, if it is not cancelled because of COVID, her first drag show will be Winter Is a Drag Ball in mid-February.