didn’t toss my cookies

DSC01548I was sitting at my desk last night listening to Dean lecture from his from porch, Lisa lecture from New Jersey and every so often, a bird chirping.  I liked that one of my classmates was at home when her daughter lost a tooth, I liked that I was able, for the most part, to keep up with the lecture. 

I was nervous before class.  Sherman Alexie, in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, which, by the way, is my new favourite middle-years novel, says as the voice of his own Dad, “Nervous means you want to play.  Scared means you don’t want to play.” (p. 181)   But like Alexie’s main character, before class I was texting Lindsay, saying I thought I might toss my cookies.

I was not able to keep up when Lisa screen shared, but I watched, and wrote down where she went and went back and found my way this morning.  I hope I’ll be fast enough to be a Google jockey.  It’s a great goal! 

The language is new, makes me shake my head, and makes me smile.  Last class we had to do an ‘about me page,’ so I put that in a post, thinking a page and a post are the same things… then I read Lance’s blog.  Ok, now to sort out how to move those around.  I tucked Jessy Lee into bed last night and told her I learned about widgets.  I told my Mom that the entire class gmailed the prof last night, and that no, that’s not an inappropriate action. 

Today, I figured out how to hyperlink.  So celebrate with me, come on, this is a joyous event!

Here is an interesting little form about a topic that will likely get me back to the university someday… since you’re stopping by why not fill it out?

3 thoughts on “didn’t toss my cookies

  1. i’ve been on the computer since 8:30 a.m. and it is now almost 2:00 p.m. i can not get my form to hyperlink, i can not get anything to hyperlink. i am no longer joyous, gpa plummeting to oblivion. learn best by doing but not through frustration is likely what John Dewey had in mind. would provide a link but …

  2. I love Sherman Alexie! I work part time in an independent youth book store (that’s a mouthful). Two weeks ago there was a children’s book fair put on by our county Library and my bookstore was there selling books. Sherman Alexie was there and he spoke and then signed his book. He is a very interesting, fun speaker to listen to. I’ve had his book on my list of books to read and after hearing him speak, I can’t wait to read the book!

  3. Oh, Leigh! The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is worth making time to read. You will slurp it up. I laughed out loud and I sobbed, and I think I did both in the same chapter. The book is sexy and tough where needed and as funny as heck. When I pre-interned this spring, I bought 7 hard cover copies in case the students and I found a way to use bits of the story. I am green with envy that you got to hear Alexie share, What a thrill!

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