My name is Wayne W. Smith and this blog contains my musings related to higher education, tourism and anything else that comes to mind. I invite you to scroll down and laugh where appropriate, cry when necessary but always remember to consider the source.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Friday Fragments - v15
What a big week this was personally. On Wednesday, I received the official notice that my sabbatical was approved, got the report that I passed the third level of my tenure evaluation with unanimous support and most important to me, I got to have a date night with my wife.
Thanks to my in-laws. Taking the kids overnight was the best possible gift I could ask for. Date night could not have happened without you. BTW you can check out my mother-in-laws new blog here. The family that blogs together...
Speaking of date nights, I love The Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes Resort. High quality service, beautiful surroundings and a first class experience. I highly recommend the resort for your vacation needs. Thanks to Frank and Kristie for helping me out on that. Sending up the chocolate covered strawberries with a beautiful wine along with some yummy cheese and crackers was the perfect romance enhancer.
The view from our room...
Also related to date night. We had a great meal at an Isle of Palms restaurant called Huck's Lowcountry Table. Too bad the server was mediocre. She completely mailed it in, (ignored me multiple times, and then had audacity to auto-tip us. The funny part is that she auto-tipped it at 18% when I normally tip a minimum of 20. She cost herself money. Well at least I have a interesting service quality story to tell my students for the next few terms (especially when juxtaposed next to the level of service we received at the resort).
My wife is one cool woman. I am kind of fond of her. Also, congratulations are in order for my wife's blog www.actingbalanced.com. She apparently now has a Google page rank of four. Also, she is hosting a new blog hop called Meet Me on Mondays. I am going to try it out for the first time this week, I encourage you to do the same.
Had a very interesting conversation this week about the carrot and the stick. I argue that people will work harder if they are rewarded than work hard to avoid being punished. What do you think? I know I work better for praise.
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