On the other side of the desk

Well this is fun. No, really, it is! I was given the chance to sit on the other side of the desk at Niagara College and teach two courses, first semester Ingredients and second semester Sensory. I was reminded of how much I really like teaching. I wish I had more time to prepare the lessons and get marking done but am still working five days at Magnotta. I do love being back at Niagara. I keep expecting my classmates to walk around a corner though, and wish they were still around to go for beer or ice cream.

Day 332

Brew day today; 7 of us showed up. I know it’s summer and all, but I don’t get why one would bail on what is hands-down the most useful course we are taking at this point. Aaron put together a recipe for a wheat rye beer, and we ran it on three of the pilot systems. I brewed solo on a pilot for the first time which was great until I had to take a bio break. I had to bail at 1, as I had a meeting with Gary Torraville, the associate dean of the CWFI umbrella that the …

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Day 8

I had only one class today, well, two really if you count the computer applications class. I finished the PowerPoint section online already and am planning on making the class only once before the test, and that’s just to make sure my login works there. I decided to ride the motorbike in for math class, exploring some new-to-me backroads. Good thing I gave myself plenty of time – my commute was almost an hour, but oh so much more enjoyable than the highway! I ran into Rob while grabbing a much-needed coffee at the school. Rob is one of the …

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Days 1 & 2, and & I thank more people.

The problem with composing blog posts during my commute is that by the time I get out of the car and am able to write them down, I have forgotten at least half of what I wanted to say. I am pretty sure there is a dusty drawer somewhere in my brain’s memory banks filled with odd keys, relatives birthdays, Canadian Tire money, great ideas thought of while in the bath, milk bag clips and perfect prose written only in my head. So of course I forgot a few people in my previous thank you post, people that I distinctly …

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