September 19th, 2006

Mom's & dad's 53rd, all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy...

I went into the office today, with a note in my pocket to remind me to call mom and dad for their 53rd anniversary today. Did I remember to? At 10:30PM, I did, which of course was too late.

I'm remembering three years ago, though.

I had a full day's work, and then stayed in the office, and worked on my 30-minute presentation that I have to do in class tomorrow.  I'm discussing the article, Mobile Culture of Children and Teenagers in Finland, by two people whose names I can't pronounce, "Kasesniemi & Rautiainen."

My presentation agenda was:
  • Main ideas and concepts
    • Research methodology
    • Social context of Finnish teenagers
    • Test messaging culture of Finnish teens
    • Unanticipated consequences of the text messaging culture
  • Connections
  • Promotes understanding
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Research questions
  • Discussion questions
  • References
Later in the evening, I worked on the usability report for NCSU's DELTA organization.

I left the office at two o'clock in the morning.