Monday, March 30, 2009

March Birthdays

On my birthday, we went to see the King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit in Atlanta. It was really neat! I am always one to watch all of the shows on Ancient Egypt and I would like to go there one day - but it doesn't seem safe right now! It was very amazing to see some of the items in person and marvel at how old they are and how they were created in such primitive circumstances. There were no cameras allowed inside, so you will have to visit the website or go in person to see what was there. My favorite piece was a blue and gold embellished box, about the size of a trinket box. I wanted to know who owned it and for what purpose. I could almost imagine it in some Ancient Egyptian's hand.

I am not sure how I feel about the items being on tour and display. In one respect, I think all of it should remain in the tombs in Egypt where it was intended to be and that we are somehow intruding on their afterlife. In another respect, I think, maybe this is the afterlife they spent their whole life working toward, and now that they are dead and gone, they really are living again through the exhibits and such. Regardless, I know I would never want to be locked up at night in there with those things!

It was also Peyton's birthday this weekend. Who can believe she is 11? Since we all had a joint birthday celebration in Atlanta on Saturday, we had a couple of cupcakes for Peyton at our house on Sunday so she could make a wish on her real birthday. Brodie and Blayd tried and succeeded in devouring most of her cupcakes - at least the frosting, anyway!

Posted by PicasaBTW: For those of you who are also Ancient Egypt enthusiasts, Dr. Zahi Hawass was there!!! 2 days before us... but he wrote a person note on a large picture in the gift shop - sooooo cool!!

2 comments:

  1. Kerri,
    I've been meaning to ask you what you do these days. I knew you were teaching at one time, but saw your Instructional Technology blog and wondered what that was all about. I have my masters in Instructional Technology and so I was interested in what that was all about.

    Thanks for letting me nosey!!

    Beth

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  2. Hi Beth - I work for the Muscogee County School District as a district level ITS (Instructional Technology Specialist). I work on district technology projects, I train employees/teachers, and I serve 6 schools directly. I have an office at Hardaway, although I am not a member of their faculty and I am at our district office & labs at Rigdon Road Elementary most of the time. There are 14 ITSs on our staff. I have a goal to get "busier" on the professional blog and I have several things I want to post, but I have had no time and no one even reads it anyway!! lol!! I really use it more as a demo when I teach my Blogger class. I also have another job - Adjunct Instructor for Kaplan University where I teach online educational studies courses like Reading & Writing Methods and Classroom Management. Oh and in my spare time I am a nurse, maid, servant, personal shopper, etc. - you know, a mom & wife!! :))

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Kerri says:

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I LOVE reading your comments.

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