Back on the photo train

I went on my honeymoon earlier this month. We spent 10 days in the Netherlands – starting and ending in Amsterdam with a 5 day bicycle tour through Haarlem to the North Sea to Leiden, Bodegraven, and Utrecht. It was a good group for our Beercycling time and we had a lot of fun. Even though it was in the upper 40s with rain, wind and hail much of the time and we both ended up with colds. In fact, we joked that we probably need t-shirts that say “We survived our honeymoon”. Even though I was on the bike… Read More »Back on the photo train

Sometimes the data collection is more fun than creepy…

I know that data is being collected about me and my actions online ALL. THE. TIME. But, sometimes that data collection can be entertaining rather than creepy. I guess if you know it is happening, that makes the difference. The annual Spotify “Your Top Songs” playlist is one example of that fun>creepy times.  

Escape Rooms: On Both Sides

I recently posted on Facebook something like this:  “Audrey: 4  Escape Rooms: 0” Yes, I suppose it was bragging. But, I have done four different escape rooms (Escape Game Nashville, Which Way Out Knoxville, Escape Game Knoxville, and The Chamber in Columbus, OH) and I have been in a group that has escaped successfully all four times. In two of the rooms, I knew everybody in the group. In the other two, there was a group I knew but we were joined with another group for the experience. That makes a difference. I have enjoyed them all but some more… Read More »Escape Rooms: On Both Sides

Better than your average bear

When this Pew Research and Smithsonian quiz passed by my Twitter feed, I had to jump over and give it a shot. After all, with an undergrad degree in chemistry education and a masters in Science Ed, I had better know a good amount of basic science and technology. Fortunately, I was able to pass with a perfect score that put me in the 93% range. Give it a shot! Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz

Office Bombardment

Yes, I have been slack. [Insert typical excuses here – busy at work, nothing to say, off on other projects, so on and so on] Yesterday, I heard a piece on All Things Considered, the evening news show on National Public Radio here in the USofA that just captured my imagination. It was about a composer named Rolf Liebermann, who composed a number for office machines back in 1964. Now, back in 1964, office machines made noise. Imagine:  16 typewriters, 18 calculator machines, 8 accounting machines, 12 office perforators, 2 metronomes, 2 entrance door gongs, 6 telephones, a fork lift, and,… Read More »Office Bombardment

A different blog for a week

I am fortunate to be asked to travel with the college choir where I work over spring break and blog/photograph/video their trip. If you want to follow along on our adventures next week in Germany, check us out here:

Nerdy Chicks Rule

Some of my best summers were spent at Lutheridge, a summer camp outside of Asheville, North Carolina. I went there as a camper and then worked several summers while in college and when I was teaching high school. It was a great, creative and energetic time in my life. One of my friends from that time is Kami Kinard, who is now a published author. (Check out her book, The Boy Project).  She also has a blog called Nerdy Chicks Rule. I was surprised and honored when she asked me to be interviewed on her blog. So, I got to… Read More »Nerdy Chicks Rule

Things to watch in 2012

Since I found this last year, I was curious to see what the latest presentation from JWT would bring. From a T-F perspective, these entries caught my eye: BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. I actually have been using this phrase for a while now at my work because we have been experimenting with checking out iPads to faculty and students and my take on the results is that they are truly “personal” computers and don’t share well with others. We need to expect to bring our own devices, customized as we want, to all kinds of locations and get… Read More »Things to watch in 2012


I totally love this idea. Connecting people via social networking AND spreading lovely holiday lights all over the place in sync.  Fantastic. Visit CheerLights for the details. And, if you don’t have a strand of the CheerLights (like me), then get the Android App! (I will soon) Maybe I need to learn how to build one of the actual strands…..

And, boom

Since one of the many nicknames for my dog is Boom-Boom because of how hard she wags her tail against furniture and other objects, I thought this video montage of Steve Jobs was appropriate.