All law school lectures have officially moved online. The school uses Blackboard (like Google Hangouts but less fun.) It works well for the small, discussion-based classes; less so for big, lecture style ones. Professors expect cameras on and mics off.
(My favorite situation came from my biggest class of 60+ students. The professor said, “If you cannot hear me, raise your hand.” Of course no one did. So he ignored all the pleas in the chat from students stating they couldn’t hear him because, after all, he did ask…)
Alas, already boring lecture-style classes do not improve when moved online. And the temptation to surf the web or do literally anything else while listening is so strong…
But I can’t. Because my glasses snitch on me. Presumably because of the way I angle my laptop and how I sit, when my camera is on, my glasses reflect whatever I am looking at. In lecture? You can see the slides. Flip over to Facebook? Suddenly my glasses reflect Facebook. Look at my phone? You can see it in my glasses.
Realistically, what are the chances of the professor looking at my tiny camera when there are 60 other students and no reason for me to stand out? Minimal. But it doesn’t matter. My glasses keep me on the straight and narrow. And before you ask, it doesn’t help if I take them off. I can’t see well if I take them off. I already tried.
I have not heard back from the interview I mentioned a few days ago, but I did get a promotion at work! I am officially the Foundation’s Director of Development. I am pretty excited for the opportunity. I have fancy business cards and everything!
In other news, today kicked off spring break! Soooo ready to for the next few days of rest and catch-up.
I felt really good about myself this morning. I packed a lunch.
Well, I threw the fixings of a sandwich into a Wal Mart bag. But those are elements of a lunch, right? So, basically, I packed a lunch today and won’t survive off of peanuts and protein bars. Score.
Sure, I forgot the sliced tomato and lettuce.
But I have ham and cheese and hummus!
Except you know what I don’t have?
I forgot bread.
I am not very good at packing lunch.
I think the interview went well. Or at least, I did right after I had the interview. The more I think about it the more I overthink it and am convinced I bombed it. But seriously, I think it went well.
In other news, my school has decided to go into full-on panic mode and has canceled in-person classes for an entire month. We’ve got spring break coming up so I guess that will give us some wiggle room to figure out how to have classes online. But seriously. What. Is. Going. On.
Tomorrow I have a Very Important Interview. If you happen to think of it around 2pm central tomorrow, send up a prayer for me.
My emotions have been a bit all over the place. Initially I felt nothing but panic. Something along the lines of
And then I felt excitement! What a cool opportunity!
And then I asked my career adviser what some sample questions might look like and she sent me an entire web page. Now I feel intimated and 3 steps behind already. (It seems I should have skipped class and had the interview IMMEDIATELY.)
So, we shall see. I will let you know how it goes.
(I apologize for keeping this intentionally vague.)