Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Little of This and A Little of That

From Magaly Rodriguez

Hard at work but still sporting a smile
Anxiously waiting for the orientation to begin, I took a seat best where I could see the projection screen at the very front. When all the ILC'ers came, we began with introducing ourselves while Don was distributing two booklets—correction: a fifty pound packet and an almost same second-sized packet so we can follow along while he projected the slideshow on the board. I thought he was just kidding when he said that the presentation was going to last for approximately four hrs, but I guess not. Haha nevertheless, the first hour and a half we talked about our blog. We even had the chance to post practice blogs. We went over the basic things we needed to know like how to upload pictures onto media fire or blogger and what to post or what not to post on the site.

Don noticed this was about the best time to give us a twenty minute break so we could have a chance to process all the information he threw at us and after begin again where we left off. We took this time to get a snack that Don so nicely provided us with and some of us who, throughout the orientation, had a bit too much water, went to use the restroom. Finding the bathroom was a whole other expedition for me because I took more time trying to locate it than actually using it.

We started again with the packets, but the second half of this orientation seemed to go by faster. Perhaps it was because Don gave us more hands on activities to do—we took some sample pictures around the school and he introduced us to a magic cable that you put into the computer so no one will try to steal it whenever we use it in public. A laptop security cable is what he said it was called.......he sure convinced me that I needed to be very careful with my belongings and especially loaned items.

We uploaded a few pictures, downloaded a few more and then the rest was mostly about what to expect when we actually get there. The dorms, chaperones, luggage, expectations, responsibilities, and all that good stuff.

Today was just the beginning of what else is coming our way. I can't wait for the next event.

1 comment:

  1. Ya gotta love that smile. And for the record, that second packet was a LOT smaller than the first. It couldn't have weighed more than 40 pounds.