Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I’m A Whiz At Excel

I know this because today one of our new Korean teachers asked me to help him with excel so he could reformat some documents.  We took about an hour and I showed him how to change all the formatting, margins, page breaks, and just overall how to make it look pretty and printer-friendly. He picked it up really well so I was happy. My internship at the Disney Learning Center teaching century old cast members how to use a computer wasn’t in vain after all.  Oh yeah, and the program was in Korean.  Absolutely no English.  I dare you to try it.

In unrelated news, I’m protesting winter. I think I’ve been quite cooperative the last month and a half and frankly, I don’t want to do it anymore. I have decided that I am officially quitting winter. I left most of my summer clothes in Lakeland, but I have been wearing the few cute warm weather tops I did bring.  Under a jacket.  Under a coat.  With a scarf.  It makes me feel better.  It’s like when you wear a cute new bra.  No one else knows about it, but just wearing it will make you smile a little more that day.

I haven’t been doing anything culturally significant lately.  It’s too cold.  I did have some seriously good sushi this past weekend and I am starting Korean lessons this coming weekend.  (I told you it’s been quiet.)  It’s really just a ten-week course to learn the alphabet, but hopefully that will help me significantly with my Rosetta Stone.  I don’t have an ear for foreign languages so I’ve accepted that I need a little one on one time. My co-teachers help me a little, but it’s time to be more proactive on this. 

Britney’s new song came out today.  Yes, all the way over in Korea I know this.  I still have my priorities. For those that care, you can listen to it here. Oh, and that reminds me…

I have a very good friend back home who has joined the blogger world.  He is pretty new to it, but he is learning his way and doing really great.  For those that are into the blogging thing, please check it out- http://mymidwestmind.blogspot.com. I really enjoy his writings and think he’s hysterically funny, so please give him some love and support. 

I’m still looking for yoga classes.  I went to a hot yoga facility to check it out but it was crazy expensive.  Not sure what it costs at home but $30 per class it a bit much if I make this a regular thing.  I’ve located another gym that I think might have regular yoga classes so I am going to check it out tomorrow.

This is what I did with my 5th graders today… we drew Minnie Mouse.  I blame my Disney Quest artist friends for my caricature turning out so badly.  One of you should have taught me how to correctly draw Minnie at some point over the last 10 years.

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  1. I think you should have told us you wanted to learn how to draw Minnie Mouse and we could have helped you out.

  2. And now you can learn to draw Mickey and Minnie: http://brermatt.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/how-to-draw-mickey-mouse/

  3. Looks funny. I remember when I was an ESL online teacher with my Korean student, I asked her to draw whenever I can not understand the word she was trying to tell me.

  4. Matt, what would I ever do without you :)

  5. Yeah, looks like one of the easiest ways to communicate when two different languages meet is to draw or illustrate.

  6. I love yoga! Hot yoga costs $12 per class in Davenport, IA. As awesome as it is, I would not pay $30 per class, that's crazy. I have trouble making it a regular (more than monthly) thing at $12 per class. =)