Speaking of big red things, I'm reading The Martian. Have you read it? Are you going to see the movie? I'm excited for it, because I like science fiction and I like Matt Damon and the book so far is good, albeit pretty techy and mathy and sciency. I was telling the kids about it at dinner tonight, and Martin said, "A movie about a guy figuring out how to grow enough potatoes for 4 years...sounds thrilling." He's a scoffer, though, so what does he know?
We had the Annual AWC meeting on Monday at which I was President, VP Membership, Audio/Visual Tech Presenter and, when I got home, Editor. That is too many jobs on one board for one organization for one person, even me. The President stepped down early last month due to health issues, so I ran the meeting and the presentation (which I also put together). BUT! During the board meeting (which I also ran), I mentioned that I hadn't had a chance to check the nominations page and see if anything had changed since I had done the ballots, and I checked and LO AND BEHOLD: someone had put their name up for MY position!!
WOO HOO! I have been on the AWC board for 18 years. I had one break way back in 2005-2006 when I left my Editor position for a year (and had to be replaced by 2 people, haha!). Then I took back the Editor job until 2009. Then I was FAWCO Rep for half a year and then took over VP Membership in January 2010. And I've been on the webteam even when I wasn't being Editor.
Don't get me wrong, I LIKE being on the board, and I like being the organizer behind the scenes and I liked being Editor, too. And I'm still on the webteam, and available to the board for questions, so it's not like I'm retiring...I'll probably go back again at some point. But it's nice to take a break and let the younguns do some work. The girl who is taking over the membership job has been on the board before (as Co-VP Activities) and is very enthusiastic, so I'm pleased.
What shall I do with all that extra time, though? Hmmm....more walking? haha!