Maybe one day I will not be so surprised that one can meet people who surprisingly have many of the same rare-ish things you do in common. For example, new DSLR Photography Lesson student, Alice, who recently got a Canon 60D, has a master's degree in ESL (English as a second language), but only briefly ever taught ESL. I taught ESL for nine years (without a master's in it). She also knows the same person in a local tutoring company that I do. So while I helped Alice get acquainted with how to change the settings on her Canon 60D we discovered all these unexpected things in common.
We were both expecting a cold morning, but I left my car without need for my jacket and unlike the blustery, semi-freezing January morning lessons last year, this was nearly as pleasant of weather as one can expect for winter in Florida. The pirate ship even returned from its time abroad to St. Petersburg harbor and conveniently floated by just as we were entering Vinoy Park.
Alice is also interested in learning how to use the video function of her Canon 60D which may be a subject we tackle in a future lesson. Until then she has her poodle at home to practice on all the things we learned about this fine Florida winter day. It was fun to be able to get Alice started on her DSLR photography path and to learn of her ESL past.