Remote Controlled Learning

Bonjour mes amis! How was your Wednesday? Mine is soon coming to a close, and I have an assignment I want to get done this evening, so let’s get to it.

Someone didn’t set their alarm properly this morning. They may have left it set to their Tuesday morning wake up time. This may have led to them sleeping in. Luckly, this someone was woken up at 6 am because the furnace came on, and it was too hot to sleep. And this someone managed to make it to their 8 am class with 5 min to spare 😉

Of course, this left minimal time to get creative with breakfast. This is why I always keep healthy, tasty cereals in the house.

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A bowl full of Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch with milk.

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I decided to taste test some POM Wonderful Pomegranate Mango juice with my cereal, just to keep things interesting.

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Still rockin’ the blue bedsheet on the table.

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I’m not sure how I feel about the mango/pomegranate combo. It tasted good, I think? I’ll just have to try it again tomorrow morning I guess.

Sleeping in did mean there was no time to put together lunch. DOH! Well, I guess that’s not fully true, as I did manage to grab a couple things on the way out the door.  Like an ambrosia apple.

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And some carrot & cucumber slices (thanks sis!) Of course I brought along some dill dip as well.

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I supplemented my fruit and veggies with a falafel & hummus wrap from The Delly on campus (one of my favourite grab & go eateries there).

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I scored the last pre-made wrap. Of course, I always forget pre-made = no control of the added veggies. Can you spy the vile offenders?

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I fished out all those nasty (and frankly, a little under ripe) tomato slices, and the wrap was much more enjoyable. Not a bad lunch, considering I had no time to make anything.

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What else did I do during my break at school, other than fill my face with delicious falafel? I made my way to the bookstore to pick up this ridiculous piece of crap technologically advanced learning tool.

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This, my friends, is an iClicker. I need this for one of my classes. In fact, it’s for the first year biology class I ranted about before – you know, the one I can’t get out of taking even with a BSc in Biology. So not only do I get waste money on this class, I also have to drop $46 on a remote control, so I can get my 10% participation marks. Don’t get me started.

My afternoon class was a look at the Canadian Food System, that wasn’t overly riveting, other than learning some interesting trends in Canadian’s eating/food buying habits. Did you know our favourite fruits are apples, bananas, and oranges? And that our most consumed vegetable is the potato? You can go to this report from Statistics Canada and see how our eating patterns changed in 2008 (obviously, 2009 isn’t quite out yet). It’s interesting, for sure.

I made my way home, and had a short break before I had to head out to work. That apple I brought for lunch? I never ate it at school, so it turned into my afternoon snack, with sunflower seed butter for dipping.

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Somehow a wee slice of butter tart square (from Christmas) made it on my plate.

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As did this cute little chocolate cup.

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Fuel to get me through work.

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Work was generally uneventful – I sold some produce, packed up boxes of produce, and that’s about it. Made a quick stop at the mall to run an errand, then came home. Where, of course, dinner was ready and waiting for me (thanks mom!)

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Sure, it was just leftover stew, but I didn’t have to anything other than reheat it, which is nice when you get home at 8 pm.

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We had some sort of leftover sweet potato/pecan dish, which I happily consumed. Especially since someone stole all the celery out of the stew (thanks dad).

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Oh stew, why can’t you look pretty for the camera?

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Nothing else exciting has gone down this evening. I paid my student fees so I wouldn’t get dropped from my classes, and watched some tv. I would have loved to get in a work out, but man, I was just too wiped. In my defence though, I spent a good 30 min walking around campus on my break, because it was just so darn nice out there 🙂 So I wasn’t a total sloth. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

Now I must go be a good student and complete my reading and online assignment. No way I’m failing this first bio course! Night.

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5 Comments on “Remote Controlled Learning”

  1. January 7, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    iClicker!! I’ve used that in one class – it’s kind of fun! Our’s were free though (thank goodness) but I’m sure we paid for them in our tuition.

  2. January 7, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    iClickers are BS. Fortunately it won’t be the last time you use this one, so you’ll spread out the money. Just annoying really. Sure you can answer a multichoice question but really…. doesn’t do much for the class I find.

  3. January 7, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    I wish I had those clickers in my own classroom. It would keep the kids engaged in learning. Sucks about the price 😦

    Glad you had a good day 🙂

  4. January 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    I had one of those stupid clickers too when I took that class, it often didn’t work so there was a lot of issues around that. Hope they worked out the system kinks since.

  5. January 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    I’m impressed with your speed even after waking up later than expected! Sorry about the disappointing wrap at lunch though, I’m a huge advocat of packed lunches for those reasons 😉

    Ugh, clickers are the worst! And so expensive! Hopefully you can sell it back for a decent price when you’re done.

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