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  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.

Speaking of blogs, this week my Monday story about poverty in America had a whole 15 hits yet my Youtube clips about lust has had hundreds.  Should I make a commentary out of this?

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.

I am now all fragged out.  Go visit our gracious host Mrs. 4444's and the other fascinating fraggers by clicking the button below.

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  1. thank you for the plug about my new blog Love your kids they are awesome

  2. Enjoyed your thoughts. I always work harder for praise, but I think that I might be co-dependent or maybe I just like to make people happy.

  3. Congrats on the unanimous vote for tenure! I am hopeful there are not many more levels in the review process.

    1. So glad to hear from you Sharon. Let me know how everything is going.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! And Congrats on your big week, unanimous votes are always nice! Date nights are such special treats especially when you know the kids are in good hands!

  5. Congrats! What great accomplishments!

    You make me smile when you talk about your wife and every time you talk about your town it reminds me of how much I want to tour the area. I love Dorothea Benton Frank and I need to get there...soon!

  6. I love the way you "talk" about your wife and family, it's a beautiful thing.