Wednesday, September 2, 2009

That's All Folks!

Today is the end of Year 1 at JohnRoscigno.com. What a journey this has been. When I started this blog, I thought "what a cool idea taking a photo every day would be" - obviously my thoughts on the matter have changed since then; taking an interesting photo everyday is worthwhile, but I don't always see/have the time to take that interesting shot. Nevertheless, this blog has opened my eyes to what has become a solid hobby unlike others that have waned over the years. I appreciate everyone who has contributed to this blog as well; notably my guest photographers Bunny, Christina, and my dad, all of whom have been featured here in various posts. The picture today is actually pretty important and relevant to this post - it's the first picture I took (and saved) with my k850i cell phone - the one that started this blog. Taken from the top of the Loyola Village steps on Lone Mountain at USF. Also interesting thing to note: the domed building in the photo is where Bunny and I had a field trip when we first met (we had formal introductions later that day). I do have some things to say about today, and actually, it's a rather significant announcement: As of September 15th, 2009, I'll be starting a real teaching job for a Calculus class! While I was apprehensive at first, I know that teaching will be a great experience and for the most part I'm looking forward to it. I also had my first quiz in Visual Basic class today - in all honesty, anyone who's ever actually used a Windows operating system probably could have passed this test, but an A is still an A. Please note that I'll be continuing JohnRoscigno.com for the foreseeable future. I really like working on this project, and I hope you'll continue to read it. I also want to announce that I'm investigating a means to have this blog's first year printed in either a hard or soft-cover edition, and would be happy to respond to any interest. I've had my work printed before, and at the very least I'm looking forward to having a tactile copy of all of the work and time I've spent on this blog. **Rough estimates suggest a ~200-page book at ~$85, though that may change depending on the number of orders placed (but I'm not sure about that).**