This week has sped by, so here is a review of the highlights. Our property manager notified me that the real estate agent they work with found tenants for our condo. The only hurdle is that they have to pass the credit inspection of the HOA (Home Owner’s Association). The property management company has already cleared them. If the HOA is satisfied, they will move in on June 1st. Like Rumpelstiltskin, we had to promise our first born, ah, rent check to the property manager, so we do not receive anything until July. Keep those fingers crossed.
The thesis grading nightmare has not ended. I had four BA theses to read and grade, but I just finished them today. The first round of State Exams will be this Wednesday. Hopefully, that “I really am on summer break” feeling will kick in before July 1st. Though with almost weekly State Exams on Wednesdays, through June 23 and extras on the 25th, it just may be at bay.
What I intend to do on my summer vacation, by Ryan James.
I plan to sort through my photos and find the best the best from the last 17 years. I have found print on demand companies on the Internet where one can create a “store” to sell merchandise from greeting cards to sweatshirts with everything in between on a per order basis.
Another goal, or as my students love to say, an aim is to create a new website. I have bought the domains www.ryanjames.org, www.drryanjames.com, and drryanjames.net because I am going to get serious about starting a Life Coaching business with specific specializations. Don’t waste your time checking the domains now, there is nothing there. When they are up and running, you will be informed. I really wanted ryanjames.com, or ryanjames.net, but some singer has the .com domain, while some strange little characters that look like they have been kidnapped from South Park are on the .net domain.
In the meanwhile, to keep myself off of the streets, I have been playing around with freebie websites. Here are the ones I have created.
Dr James Thesis Advising – This has all of the MLA and writing tips. I was tired of repeating it a million times.
ElTE Journals – Spotlighting my budding writers, they have some of their work here. Good, bad, and indifferent, that is what writing is about, the process.
Dr James Writing Program – Being the coordinator of this program, having all of my class information and program requirements in one place made sense to me. One stop shopping for students.
Social Problems MA Class – This is for new class I will be teaching in the MA program come fall. I have not done much more with this site other than create it. The text books I ordered are sitting in Texas, waiting to come here.
Dr Ryan James – In my travel writer‘s group, one of the organizers claims there is no such thing as having your name all over the Internet. This is really just a place for me to store things that I will reflect on when I retire. But, it draws attention, so be it.
BudaBaB – Using the wisdom of more is better for page ranking, I created this supplementary site just to send more people our way.
BudaBaB Wish Lists – As the name infers, this is where I just humble myself and say, “Hey, if I have helped you with my website and you did not stay with us, here are things I would love to have as a token of your appreciation.” I think I did it in a genteel manner.
I have these websites down cold now. I should offer to design websites for people in exchange for books. Any takers?