I am also Chair for the Department of Performing Arts: Theatre,
Dance, Music, Journalism and Speech Communication. Ahhhh! The
prestige! The money! ......well maybe not; more like accck! The
meetings! The budgets! But I have to say that so far it has been fun.
The original selling point of my taking this position was the promise of a new
computer on my desk - with full
Internet access.......they had
nooooooo idea what they were getting themselves into, did they?
I became a Webmaster at PCC in 1996. I created and maintain the website for the
Division of Visual and
Performing Arts, including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Graphic Design and Publishing Technology. I am also Webmaster for the
Program, and for the
Forensic Team (Speech and Debate). Over the past few years, I have tried my hand at teaching Speech Communication courses for Distance Learning over the Internet, but decided this wasn't where I needed to spend my time.
As much as I love my jobs, I continued to work weekends at a small
convenience store (good jobs are hard to find, right?) until Winter 1999. I worked at Candy's Kwik Shop for over 19 years - yep I was a lifer at a
"7-11 wannabe". During those many years working at Candy's, I have had the pleasure of being held-up at gunpoint four times - I am a
hardened victim - and would appreciate it if all robbers learn
robber's rules of etiquette:
- stay on your own side of the counter
- speak nicely to the clerk
- use only a shiny new handgun
With so many little stores being held up and the bad guys not
getting caught, I am starting to believe a career change may be in
order.......I could hang outside convenience stores and mug the
robbers (who they gunna tell anyway? "Oh officer, see I was just
holding up the store and this woman mugged me").
When the time is right, I will someday leave teaching and move on
- turn the page as it were - and create a small, warm, gentle used
bookstore at the coast (buh huh...and dolphins will show their true gifs
to the world.....). Ah but it remains a dream.