We’ve moved my dad’s stuff out of his apartment. He lives at a assisted living facility now.
Anyway, a big part of dealing with his possessions is going through thousands of photos. He’s been an avid amateur photographer for over sixty years, so there are a ton of prints, slides, and negatives to go through. The photos are not organized in any way, so for now, I’m going through albums and removing prints and putting them in photo storage boxes. I am throwing some (but not nearly enough) away. I hope to digitize some of them, and many are already digitized. Someday, someone will have the job of getting rid of them after I go to that photo booth in the great beyond.
a hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda, lime, and sometimes other ingredients and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles.”a piece of glass”
a substance similar to glass that has solidified from a molten state without crystallizing.
I just don’t want to do anything. I signed up for Writing 101 and have so far only done one post. There is a post in the hopper, but I’ll be taking my own sweet time on it. All of that learning to make jewelry I want to do has not been happening. I did finish a paper for my Digital Libraries class, so I’m not completely lazy.
I have managed to take quite a few pictures thanks to my trusty iPhone.
Here’s how the Wells Library Learning Commons is going.
Construction is nearing completion!
And the flowers are dying.
Yellow flowers yellow no more
I imagine that this flower (upon seeing me with a camera) decided to stand up straight and smile prettily.
I had a job interview today. It was for a part-time job describing images in digital texts for the visually impaired. You see, people who have to rely on screen readers to access text cannot understand images unless they are described. The people who are doing the hiring use the guidelines for describing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) images. Those guidelines can be found on the website for the National Center for Accessible Media..
Part of the interview involved writing a description for an image, so I went to the website to prepare. I read the guidelines and looked at the examples. It looked difficult! I wasn’t sure that I could do it, but decided I would go and do my best. I think I did a pretty good job describing the assigned image, and I even thought it was fun.
The interview portion went well too. For once, I had a lot of intelligent questions to ask the interviewers. I don’t know if I’ll get the job. They might find someone else who is perfect for it. That’s okay because this experience left me feeling confident and capable.
Sometimes it takes a job interview to remind you of your strengths. I feel like I can realize my dreams. I can live the life I want to live.
I took some pictures of a flower (a weed I think), on the way back to the parking garage. I’d like to use it for one of my pendant necklaces. Like these…
I’m not too happy with the picture, but there was an ant on the flower that I didn’t see until I had taken the shot. I think it’s an ant.