I felt bad for letting that slip the first time without noting the occasion. I mean, 1.11.11 only comes around once. Ever.
Then suddenly, that once ever event happened 10 days later. It’s like, I get to mark the occasion just before the warrantee expires.
So now what? It’s an otherwise unremarkable day. I will be pulling my feature film out of moth balls later, but that’s not something worth writing about on such a momentous occasion.
More than anything, I want to write about yesterday because yesterday was really cool. Got to lead Jazzy’s grade 6 class in a scriptwriting workshop. She was so excited, she called me at noon to make sure I wouldn’t forget. I got there and met all her friends. Made them laugh and they learned a lot. Turns out they were already spending time on script writing, and my little impromptu workshop coincided perfectly with what they were already doing. Jazzy was in the corner beaming. It meant so much to me, that it meant so much to her to have me come in.
But I’m not gonna write about that because today is a special occasion warranting special attention.
I’m not going to write about guest lecturing in an EDCP 371 class at UBC later that day. PJ is teaching that class and she wanted me to talk to her students about what I do, and strategies I use to reach an audience. Her class consists of elementary school math and science teachers, and the course is about using technology teach difficult concepts in inspiring new ways. I struggled to find common ground with them, but I did alright. Played a couple of my documentaries, talked about the technologies involved, and hopefully left them with something worth while to chew on.
Ain’t gonna mention it though. Nope.
This article is an homage to a once ever event (except it happens twice) that can be recorded for all time. It is a tribute, a chiselled in digital stone to be help up like ancient Greek epics for future generations to behold…
Wait a minute. Isn’t 11.11.11 is coming up later this year?