Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pleasantly Disturbed Thursday

I like these Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays, sponsored by my online friend Duane Scott. It’s actually nice to do a little stream of consciousness and write down whatever crosses your mind. Rhyme and reason need not apply.


Work has been intense this week. We’re launching a redesigned corporate web site, with a new SharePoint platform. This has been underway for many months – and now is the time when it all comes like a tidal wave. On Monday, several of us went through the SharePoint training so (in theory) we would know how to transfer content from the old to the new site. Wednesday, we started doing that. Today we are doing that. Friday we will be doing that. All day. And then next week we’ll be doing that.

So we learn how to load a story, a video, a big photograph, a little photograph, several photographs, a sidebar, a table (although tables are still a problem at this point), different formatting. As Kathy Richards would say, GAAAAA! For this project, I’m reporting to the web team lead, who normally reports to me but she's the one who knows what she's doing. We’re all gophers right now.

Two more full days to go. And we’re already exhausted.

I’m almost finished reading Solitary by Travis Thrasher. It’s a Young Adult novel, and since Young is my last name, I’m qualified to read it. It is a terrific read for any age but it is squarely aimed at the Young Adult market. Fast-paced, clear, suspenseful, a high school love story – it’s got all the right ingredients and deserves to be a hit. And it’as the first in a series of four “Solitary” books.

If you’re looking for good poetry to read, check out this week’s One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry. I'm always amazed at the range, diversity and the downright goodness of what people are contributing.

I’m working with Mrs. Nespy’s Frugal Living (how’s that for the name of a blog?) to give away two copies of God in the Yard: Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us by L.L. Barkat. Read the post immediately below this one or go directly to Mrs. Nespy’s place. And even if you don’t enter, you should read this book. It’s provoking, thoughtful and stretching, even if I didn’t do the “lay out in the yard” assignment.

We did a poetry jam Tuesday night over at TweetSpeak Poetry. And it was all about (or mostly about) tea, a kind of poetry jam and tea (I know, bad pun). I’ve got one more set of poems from the previous jam to finish editing (almost done) and then will start on these new ones. We’ve also been talking about TweetSpeak Poetry’s future, and there are some cool things in the works.

And yes, I know I’m shameless, but my grandson Cameron has discovered his feet. Only a grandfather would think that is a stupendous achievement.


To read more Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays, go visit Duane Scott’s place.

14 comments:

Sheila Siler said...

Enjoyed reading the ramblings of your brain. Real life is great.

katdish said...

GAAAA! Indeed. Ugh!

Cameron's a cutie!

Sandra Heska King said...

The tea party was a blast.

Cameron is a doll.

I still think you should lay out in the yard.

JC Dude said...

And what wonderful feet they are!

Love the laying outside on the yard idea...

Helen said...

Those feet look irresistible for tickling. Are you constantly tickling them? If not, I have to admire your self control..

Maureen said...

What is it about software and tables?

Cameron is definitely a "pleasant disturbance".

On your recommendation, I'm reading "Parting the Waters". I didn't want to put it down once I started it.

Tea teasers tossed line by line
you'll claim some, I'll claim mine.

Pleasantly disturbed...

n. davis rosback said...

simply marvelous feet!

jasonS said...

What a cute picture. The rest was interesting too, but the baby trumps it all. :)

L.L. Barkat said...

That IS a stupendous achievement. I am just now looking for my feet again after all these years. :)

And I love puns. They fit me to a tee. ;-)

M.L. Gallagher said...

Ahhh that Cameron is a cutie! And so are his feet.

and I like your pleasantly disturbed Thursdays!

Kaye said...

Loved this post. And thanks for complimenting (was that a compliment?) the name of my blog. =) What makes it more interesting is that "Nespy" is not our last name. Just thought I'd throw that wrench in there.

Thanks for sending people over to the giveaway. I see on my anaylitics that several have come to the post via you.

Duane Scott said...

I'd say that I'd want to nibble on those toes, but that's Marni's job. She's all about toes.

I have a book of Travis's by my bed and I can't wait to start it. :)

HisFireFly said...

This little piggie...

I wish I could have joined the tea-party but had a guest for dinner and prayer that evening. Sounds like it was a wonderful time.

Random is as random does...

Mansi said...

Loved how your brain, even in its rambling, is so cohesive :-)

Cameron's a cutie pie and it IS a big achievement to find one's toes. I keep losing track of mine all the time.