I nearly forgot to blog today. Nearly.
My first day back at teacher's college... pretty much as expected. Everyone was chatty about their placements and the holidays. We haven't seen each other in about a month and half so there was a lot of news to go around. That's the weird part of being in a class with the same people. You get to know each other and actually develop an interest in their lives... I'm not used to that okay? BEd is its own universe. When I was doing my BA I didn't know the names of half the people in my class most of the time. Though I can remember where they sat. Explain that one to me...
Today began with CDE. Not my favourite class. It's a bit dry. Anyway, my cousin T sat with me. We should not sit together. We talk and giggle constantly. And when he starts laughing, he's doubled over laughing for about five minutes. Meanwhile, my face gets red and I cry. We're real discreet that way.
So here's my prof, teaching his lesson and he throws a close-up of what is clearly a cactus up on screen.
According to him, getting in to Oxford University would require and essay written based on an image like that one. Where did my mind immediately go?
"That would be an excellent form of birth control." Yup and I said it out loud too.
T just lost it. When the girl in front of him asked what the hell was so funny, he told her and she started laughing before saying he was awful. Turns out a guy another table over heard me and snorted. I always have to say these things when it's quietest. I made sure T knew that I didn't know what happened to me in my childhood that would make me associate a cactus with birth control. Freud would have a field day.
After that class we traipsed off to the theatre. All five sections had come together for a question and answer period regarding Native/Aboriginal (I'm unsure of the correct term) Education. Two former students were Skyped in from the Northwest Territories (which is in the actual north of Canada). Another teacher who works at the nearby reserve was able to attend in person. It was long, but it was interesting. All three speakers had interesting experiences to share. The part where we, the audience, got to ask questions was kind of entertaining. Some of the questions kind of... came out of the blue and made me do a double take.
As expected, I was getting tired of being around people by the time lunch rolled around. I hope I politely escaped the cafeteria. The classroom I was supposed to be in next wound up being empty so I hid in there for an hour. I managed to finish my last grad school application. So, if Guelph doesn't work out, I may still get Montreal. I've never been but what I do know, there's a lot of food. Lauren likes food. That and I wouldn't be opposed to meeting a nice French girl. Perhaps one who can cook food because while I can bake, my cooking skills are seriously lacking.
I'm going to stop now.