Booh yah! Show me your moves!


I just got these lapel pins in the mail today to put on the collar of my new jacket. Those who have read the Wheel of Time know exactly what these are. (The squares on the table are 1", for scale.)


Someone who lives just a few blocks away posted online they were selling a real aeron chair for just $200. I have a great chair at home, but at work the chair is crap. They are definitely not going to buy me a new one at work. I figured for $200 it’s probably broken or smells bad, but that’s still more comfy than the crap at the office.

I went to pick up the chair just now. Some dude moving to California couldn’t take it with him. It’s basically in perfect shape. He could have easily sold it for $400. It’s very clean, everything works, and the mesh isn’t even damaged at all.

Gonna bring it to the office and put a big label on it. Property of Scott Rubin.


My desk chair at home is an aeron I got insanely cheap from craigslist, and it’s still in perfect condition 7-8 years later. It’s better than any chair at any office I’ve ever used.


Most of the ones I see on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace are like $400+


New job at a public school (finally).
I’ll be teaching studio art at the high school level only.
I’m part of an art department, so for the first time in my career I’m not the only art teacher at a school.
The school is being managed and funded by U of R.
My room is in the same wing as the optics lab, metals lab, and culinary lab.
I will be teaching three 72 minute classes daily on an ABCD schedule with the same kids on A/C and B/D days.
I am making 50% more than my previous position which was made miserable by an administrator.

Boo Yah.


Does ABCD mean you only teach four days a week? AND you don’t work in the summer?


Negatory. 4 day rotating schedule. So week one is ABCDA next week is BCDAB etc.


I’d had block scheduling too, we were appearently one of the first school districts to adopt it.


Christ I hated that crap back in high school.



That owns. I love the UofR and almost did a masters there (decided to get a job for some reason (money) instead).

Is there anything stopping you from just… using the metal lab? I don’t know what I’d do in an optics or culinary lab but a metal lab I’d use all day. It’d be nice to weld without constantly tripping my breaker.


I don’t know yet. It all depends on what department the metals lab falls in. There are three studio art classrooms, one graphic design computer lab, and the other two labs. I know that there is a lot of interdisciplinary work that goes on, but it’s been almost 15 years since I did any metal work. I’d have to brush up.


My school had a six day rotating schedule. It made sense in that there were seven periods, six of which rotated (fifth period was always the same because of lunch scheduling), so you kinda got into a routine of what order your classes were in and whatever the last class was yesterday was the first class today.


I also remember my high school adopting block scheduling for the first time. Don’t remember if it was the rotating kind or something else. It was often bad for lecture classes (not least because the teachers weren’t used to it either, and would lecture through the entire time.) But for any “lab work” class (including art), the longer periods were amazing.



My school had 8 45-minute periods (and an optional 9th period for some things like Driver’s Ed or Jazz Band).

There was no lunch. Just three periods where, if you wanted to, you could schedule lunch. Other than a handful of electives, almost all classes were full-year so nothing ever rotated or changed once the school year started.

It definitely forced lesson plans to be succinct.


My high school didn’t adopt block scheduling until long after I graduated. So when I was there we had the standard 7 45-minute periods with 25 minutes or so in the middle of the day for lunch.

The way we handled lab work classes was to have two 45-minute periods scheduled back-to-back on lab days. It worked out reasonably well. Generally, those lab periods were scheduled opposite classes that were not everyday classes, such as phys ed, in order to balance out the schedules.


Trying to remember high school…

There were 7 periods. 5th was always the same. Which wing of the building your 5th period class was in determined which of the three lunches you ate. Second lunch split 5th period in half, but class time in 5th period was actually 15 minutes longer or so, even with the lunch break.

The first four periods of the day 1234 would rotate. I think this was done so that people who were late to school often wouldn’t just keep missing the same class over and over again. IIRC it was weekly. 1234, 2341, 3412, etc. Could be wrong about the exact rotation.

The last two periods would also flip around. I forget when they flipped, but they did. This was so people who left early didn’t keep missing the same class over and over again.


I was late to Calculus easily twice a week for my entire senior year. It was first period, so that was that.


I don’t remember much of high school, just a few awesome teachers and my friends.


My highschool schedule was similar to Scott’s with one exception, the last 2 periods after 5th/lunch did not rotate at all and were the same every day.

There were busses right after lunch for those who could leave early and didnt have a 6th or 7th period and there were also busses after 6th. That was at my state highschool.

When I went to a magnet highschool for junior and senior. The smaller student body and the fact that the school itself was only 3-4 years old (I attended it for it’s 3rd and 4th years of existence) the schedule looked much more like something one dude would come up with and wasn’t something tried and true.

I believe we had static schedules every day. And the only early release busses were those that left the school 15 minutes early to transport you to another school so you could play on their sports team (which I always took because I was still treasurer of my old hichschool’s Asian Culture Club and a prominent member of the theater crew)


We only had buses at the start and end of the day. To show up late or leave early you needed a ride.