But does teaching my bird how to do a trick using positive reinforcement count as homework?
Month: February 2011
Finally got my textbooks!
Today is my first full study day!
Inigo listening to “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” by the Scissor Sisters while eating his weet bix. He now knows what mama’s headphones are for. Though I was using them for listening to lectures, honest!
Nanna, how can you have eggs,
if you don’t have have any chickens?
So cool that he has such a direct connection to where food comes from at such a young age 🙂
Just another reminder of why I need to think about the school issue carefully….
Granville Boys High School victim will survive stabbing.
I wondered why there were TV cameras outside the local high school when we went to playgroup this morning.
I know it’s a long time till the kid hits high school, but FAR OUT. Not OK.
I have a new favourite image
My darling Auntie Andrew sent it to me, with the question, “I don’t know why this made me think of you”….
Perhaps it is the giant pink fire breathing planet eating bunny?
Or the spaceman with the Inigo Montoya moustache?
Surely nothing so mundane as the physically restrained bald man?
I finally chose my second unit for this semester – Environmental Peace, so I enrolled today and looked up the blackboard to see what I could see.
After having a quick look around, I had a look at the discussion forums, and the first post I read was written by a dear friend, who has just transferred to UNE to finish her Human Geography degree as an external student. And she is enrolled in the same course. I have a study buddy!!!
That is such a relief, as I was a little worried that some of the language will make me a little stabby. Things like –
Students engage in finding a personal connection to green living and environmental responsibility by constructing for themselves a ‘green practice path’ to sustainability in order to effect real change through a willingness to act appropriately in their own spheres of existence while influencing wider changes in the world. They learn about: reducing harm to themselves and ecological systems; empathizing with environmental suffering; gaining inspiration from green thinkers and workers; and linking the green path of environmental peacemaking to living in harmony with nature.
So, the whole unit description, basically. But with Dionne there, I know I can navigate the stabby feelings, and find the useful stuff in there.
The bad news is that I have to use my old username, which is my “maiden” name. Also, I can’t enrol in the “computers for idiots” unit that I was going to do (because it is easy), because now my student record is linked to my academic transcript they can see that I have already completed that unit.
THe good news is that I might be able to get advanced standing for the three units I have already completed, even though they were completed more than ten years ago 🙂
Just in case you’re interested in cloth nappies, here is a deal that looks pretty attractive. Minkee pocket nappies for $6 US each, $5 if you buy more than 8, and free shipping if you buy more 12 or more.
And a free wetbag with orders over $99.
Almost makes me wish I had a baby…
They fixed my enrollment
So now my offer is attached to my old student number, which is attached to my tax file number. But it’s also attached to my old name, so when I tried to create a new user account on the “MyUNE” website, by username uses my old name.
Back on the call centre roundabout tomorrow…
Today, a politician argued with a policeman
and then another politician pointed out that this was poor manners. Which is all very boring, except that I was there.
Our playgroup is held at the Granville Library, and the new police station has just been built next door. And today was the official opening. There were horses…
And a band…
And a premier…
But then the speeches started, so Squish and I went inside to run around like idiots and eat fruit. But it was nice to see a real live double bass!