June 22, 2008

my web-based birthday

my birthday is on wednesday (for those who did not know), and i have asked jon for two web-based birthday presents.

i want to subscribe to weight watchers online. http://www.weightwatchers.com/index.aspx
they have amazing e-tools to help lose weight, and you keep track of your daily points, which foods you eat, exercise you do, and it gives you quick access to the point values of every food. right now i am just counting points on my own using a crappy imitation online point calculator and weight watchers point books i bought on ebay, along with a paper journal to keep track of points, so it will be really nice being able to do everything online, especially b/c i have my sweet moto q with unlimited internet access. right now i'm just planning on doing it for about 6 months until my wedding, so we'll see how it goes.

the other present i asked for is a subscription to edhelper http://edhelper.com/ , a website for teachers. it has thousands of worksheets, lesson plans, and ideas, so i won't have to spend so much time creating all of my own materials. there is no special ed curriculum (at least in my district), so teachers are pretty much on their own to come up with everything. but this website will definitely help save me time, and there is a special ed section which will hopefully help me come up with lots of ideas for teaching life skills to my students.

i think it's really interesting that my presents from jon will all be web-based, it really shows how the internet has taken over our lives. but i'm not complaining- we don't have room in our house for any big gifts anyway, so it works out quite nicely.

Posted by JenMagenta at June 22, 2008 12:41 PM

Hey - My birthday is this Wednesday, too! Happy birthday!

(I am getting a watch for mine - we also don't have space for anything larger...)

Posted by: matt g at June 23, 2008 8:38 AM
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