27.1.09

SPT Always Learning :)

tuesday, january 27 i resolve to take more self-portraits doing things i enjoy
from lelly
As a youth, I was way too concerned with all things concerning hairbands.  Hanging every poster I could get my hands on in every nook and cranny in my bedroom as well as hanging out with long haired boys and rocker chick girlfriends.  I was so consumed, that I had zero time for "learning" something worthwhile.  I was a lazy, daydreamy student who didn't care much for lectures or books.  MTV and Hit Parader Magazine were my preferred teacher and books.  Not until my senior year in high school did the bulb flash and I realize that I wasn't going to graduate high school without a some additional effort.
me and my uncle chris the family rockers
I had an english teacher named Mr. Howell, whom everyone hated because his class was so HARD!  I even begged my parents to remove me from his class, they tried without success.  Mr. Howell ended up being the teacher for me that finally made me feel like I was capable of being a good student.  I was floored when I got an "A" in his class.  That A was contagious, and spread to the rest of my classes.  And for the first time in my education I made the honor roll and that sparked a new love of learning.

I'm a self teacher.  I love to learn new things on my own.  These days I am learning how to use one of my new loves... meet "Mac" isnt he so pretty?  I dread having to use the dinosaur PC anymore.  I am also learning how to use Adobe Creative Suite 3, Photoshop is so fun and I can't wait to dig into Dreamweaver and Illustrator.  I'll wait for CS4 to be debugged thank you very much.

How about you, do you enjoy learning new things?

12 comments:

Ann On and On... said...

So cool, I got to read a really good post while jamming to one of my faves...Low Rider (War) love it!!!

Success comes when we are not expecting it. What a great "turn it around" story. It's what you put your mind to. Way jealous of your Mac.

I am still trying to learn French, the hardest way possible, with impatient Quebec folks. Each day I put myself out there. :S

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh, I DO love learning new things and love seeing the lightbulb turn on for others, too.

I'm very impressed you're tackling the computer like you are. Whoa. I'd love a tutor like you when it's time for me.

That's a fun retro photo, too.

Chris said...

Learning is always fun. It is so great when someone can help you see that learning can be fun! Enjoy your mr "mac" :-)

Crystal said...

WOW YOUR ROOM WAS AMAZING!!!! haha!! That's insane. And your rocker hair....was way cool. Very nice SPT!!

Tiffany said...

I think I've run into you before, I'm also a Crabtree, by marriage. Loved your post. I also love my Mac. And I'm elated when I've learned something new on my own. I'll be sure to come by and visit again.

linda said...

Wow, what an inspiration you are! It's hard enough learning all this computer mumbo jumbo but to teach yourself, amazing!

Great SPT!

Mr. Howell sounded wonderful!

shannon said...

I was crushing on Ricky Schroeder while you were crushing on hair bands...that's too funny--

I love to learn--this whole blog thing has actually been a huge step for me...I swear I never even did e-mail until about a year ago...

I'm jealous of your Mac, too!

Cecilia said...

Great post! Learning new things is awesome!

Dacia said...

Ooooh I'm so like you. I love to self learn and I love to learn new things. I'm still afraid of the mac because of past experiences, but I'd love to get my hands on photoshop. Of course when I have time!! :)

Love the old hair pics!

Jeanette said...

I love all of your old pictures. How fun to have pictures of your room. Good luck with the new computer. He is pretty.

Jessica said...

I had this English AP teacher my senior year and she was in love with Rod Stewart. Our classroom was plastered with Rod Stewart. I had to sit next to the wall with ROD STEWART staring at me while I was trying to write an essay/take a test!!!! Vomit.

When you learn Dreamweaver and Illustrator, come teach me!! I can help you with Photoshop. I still need to revamp my website....

Lene said...

What an awesome post...with the best music EVAH!