Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Whaddya Mean, "Wake Up At 5:45"?

With my first day back to work tomorrow, your humble blogger undertakes a "dry run" today and gets up far earlier than has been his custom. Report: the outside world is prettier at this time of day, but the coffee doesn't seem to be working.

Despite my bleary-eyed lack of wakefulness, I was all set to plunge, delve, and muck about more deeply into the recently released standardized test scores, but notice the subgroup specifics aren't out yet. I'm sure readers are devastated that your humble blogger's penetrating analysis has, therefore, been delayed as well. If I'm mistaken, someone please hip me as to where to find these figures. From looking around, it would appear those numbers didn't appear last year until September 15th. Now that I think about it, I believe I remember griping about that fact back then. But with this waking up so early my brain is even more unreliable than normal. That's quite unreliable.

Meanwhile, the APS website is even lousier than I remember it being. For instance, check out the Research, Development & Accountability (RDA) page. Better yet, don't check it out, unless you want to read through documents like:

Web-Based Assessment Data Collection: Using User-Centered Design and Agile Programming Methodologies to Ensure Usability and User Buy-In

which are featured at the top of the RDA site, while no mention of any 2007 test scores can be found, anywhere. By the way, I seriously doubt that APS or anyone has a copyright on

Web-Based Assessment Data Collection: Using User-Centered Design and Agile Programming Methodologies to Ensure Usability and User Buy-In

thus making this title available for use in your next Master's Thesis, explanation of sexual topics with your small children, and excuses to spouses about your whereabouts. "Honey, the truth of the matter is that last Friday night I was doing some:

Web-Based Assessment Data Collection: Using User-Centered Design and Agile Programming Methodologies to Ensure Usability and User Buy-In

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Okay, time for another pot of French Roast. Does anybody know of a socially acceptable drug stronger than coffee, but without the deleterious effects of meth? I'm just asking, as they say.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

Ugh... You are a glutton for punishment! :) RDA is some pretty dry reading.
As for the rest of the information on AYP, I'm pretty sure I read that it will be out by the middle of September, or somewhere close to it.
May I suggest Arabian Mocha Sanani (Starbucks) AND dark chocolate. Both, so far, legal wakefulness inducing products.
When I'm really needing a kick-start-my-heart-moment, I do a Pepsi and chocolate.
However, I've been told I will subliminally sing (all the wrong lyrics) bad 80's songs and drive everyone nuts with my ugga-chucka energy.
Imbibe at your own risk. (More like the risk of everyone hitting you over the head with a book or something...)
:)
Good luck in your transitions...

history said...

You could look for some inspiration such as the Barry Bonds "I had a dream (and The Clear)" speech that followed his setting the homerun record. You know, thanks to everyone (and steroids), I was able to achieve this record and an incredibly large hat size. I don't know, but it was such a motivator that I had to wake up thinking about it and couldn't wait to face the new day with a certain zest for life that I didn't have before.

Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering said...

This is a different deal for caffeine.A catalog called x-tremegeek.com on pg.8 has caffeinated soap. They claim it is absorbed thru the skin and gives you a "ump start". It is with peppermint aroma.
Just trying to help you get "wired up" before the students come in.
Number for more info is 800 480-4335.
Best to you as start the school year!