Thursday, February 14

Today is Thursday of WEEK 5 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 4 Storybook assignment yet, you have until noon today to turn that in for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

GoogleSites Tips. For the Week 5 Storybook assignment, you will be publishing your Introduction at your Storybook website. Here are some Goole Sites tips you might want to look at as you continue to work on the layout and design of your site: design templates - font sizes and other design elements - image size and placement - site title and page titles - site navigation. Also, please review the information on adding a new page - ESPECIALLY the part in bold red about making your new page a "top level" page; if you don't do that, you'll end up with a subpage which might give you all kinds of grief in the future!

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the very large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment before 9PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it - you can check to make sure I have your assignment by looking at the contents of the stack here. I will do my best to respond to everything in stack before the weekend, but this week is the busiest of the whole semester for me (the Introduction is the hardest part of the Storybook to write), which can mean I might end up doing schoolwork on Saturday morning - we'll see how it works out this semester! If you turned something in on time, I promise to get it back before the weekend; I might not get to the late assignments until Saturday morning.

Thursday Events on Campus. The 3rd Annual Art from the Heart Fundraiser will take place in the Lightwell Gallery from 11:30AM-1:30PM - enjoy soup and grilled cheese sandwiches while shopping for works of art created by OU faculty and students (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Valentine's Day: Green M&M Legend. In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to look for a Valentine's Day Legend from Here is what I found: in 2008, the Mars Candy Company promoted the distribution of packages of all-green M&M candies because the green candies are supposedly an aphrodisiac - true or false??? Well, it is true that Mars promoted the green candies for Valentine's Day that year, but as to whether the green M&Ms really are an aphrodisiac, is not saying! Other legends about the candy colors are as follows: orange M&Ms are good luck, brown ones are bad luck, and if you get a red one last out of the bag, you should make a wish and it will come true. As for the green M&Ms being an aphrodisiac, no one is quite sure how this rumor got started - but it has been circulating since the 1970s! Happy Valentine's Day!