Saturday, September 13

Today is Saturday of Week 4. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you need to do that this weekend.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Blogger Images. (repeat announcement) I want to remind everybody of something VERY important about Blogger post images. When you find an image on a webpage that you want to use, you need to download the image to your computer and then upload the image into your blog post. If you try just to copy-and-paste the image, you may end up copying javascript and other unwanted code into your page. There are also websites that do not allow what is called "remote linking" of images, which means the image might disappear from your page later on. So, to be on the safe side, you should always download the image you want to use to your computer and then upload the image to your blog post or webpage. Do not add the image by URL, and do not add the image by copying and pasting. For specific instructions, see Adding an Image to Blogger.

Storybook Stack. I don't update the Storybook stack as often on the weekends, but you can check there to make sure I received your assignment; I'll update it at least once or twice over the weekend. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn your work in today or on Sunday morning. If you wait until Sunday evening, you will be farther down in the stack and will have to wait longer for my comments back to you. Next week is probably the single busiest week of the semester because of all the Storybook Introductions, so getting your work turned in early is definitely a good idea if you don't want to have to wait for comments until late in the week or possibly even next Saturday.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is MUSEUM, which comes from the Greek Muses. For details, see this blog post.

Indian Resource: Abused Goddesses. The "Abused Goddesses" campaign uses images of the goddesses in order to condemn domestic violence. Here, for example, is Saraswati:

Featured Storybook: The Vintner's Tale: How Chaucer Ruined The Canterbury Tales. The vintner is not someone that Chaucer included in his version of the Canterbury Tales . . . but if you want to find out what really happened on that pilgrimage, you need to read the vintner's version of the tales!

FREE Kindle eBook: Folk-Tales of the Khasis by K. U. Rafy. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which is the source for the Khasi reading unit in Myth-Folklore this week.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The chariot will not move upon a single wheel (an Indian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This proverb comes from the Hitopadesha, one of the many Indian derivatives of the Panchatantra tradition.

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Rama and Sita at the happy moment of their marriage.

Saturday Event on Campus: There will be an open house at the Rawl Engineering Practice Facility at Jenkins Avenue and Felgar Street from 4PM to 7PM so that you can meet members of the Sooner Racing Team, Sooner Solar Team, Concrete Canoe Team and more (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 13: The Ides of September. In the Roman calendar, September 13 marked the Ides of September. You can read about the fascinating Roman calendar system in this Wikipedia article. On the Ides of September, Roman tradition tells us that the Roman temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill was dedicated in the year 506 B.C.E. The temple has long since been destroyed, but those of you who have been to Rome have probably been to the Capitoline Hill, the Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo:

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.