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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel
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Thanks! The first two were good, one was actually awesome. I will miss this seminar - I had a wonderful group. Have been receiving grateful and heartfelt emails for the past couple of days, which is pretty moving. Yeah, I am a softie.

Personally, I think there should be no grades.

Hee Hee. Have to blow my own horn here a little bit :P (well, nobody does it for me)..... I was a very late-blooming student, a faded flower from days gone by, and one of those you talked about who fretted over grades. I blew away my high school years, and did all my education as an evening student. And then at the end I took a bunch of personal interest classes at community college (interior design, floral arrangement, weaving, stuff like that), one of which was blueprint reading (we were getting ready to build our house). We had a great female instructor who assigned an essay exam, and I would guess she didn't get a great deal of articulate written material in response :rolleyes: She raved about my essay and asked me if I had ever thought of writing stories, "novels?" :lol::lol: Uh, no, that's a little different from what I write, I'm afraid. At any rate, it apparently made her day (evening?) so I got the A that I always stressed over. For a failed high school student it's amazing how important those A's can be :D

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'shroom, are you in MY class? :D

I have chosen to teach adult undergraduates at a big uni. They actually have a fabulous program, because these students are in class with teenage freshmen, except for the mandatory class I teach (makes sense: it's mandatory, but some of them work, they need to give them reserved spots). Those people are so engaged - they know why they're here. And they're challenging, which I love.

One of my best students comes from a community college. And I like the idea of giving "back" good higher education to people who could not afford it in the past. So, yeah, adult students rock. B)

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So, yeah, adult students rock. B)

What if said "adult" student has been in school since, oh, PRE-K with out any really break and is working on a 5th degree? NOT that I am thinking of anyone in particular, its really just a random example ;) ;)

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"Lots of music, nothing sad. I have done very well. I could have been buried in Holland, 1945 along with 3,000 other Canadians."

Wow.. . . ....how very, very poignant....I'm sorry that you've lost Bob, POeter.. . . :( ....sounds like Jacquie had a terrific dad... . .

What if said "adult" student has been in school since, oh, PRE-K with out any really break and is working on a 5th degree? NOT that I am thinking of anyone in particular, its really just a random example ;) ;)

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What if said "adult" student has been in school since, oh, PRE-K with out any really break and is working on a 5th degree? NOT that I am thinking of anyone in particular, its really just a random example ;) ;)

I have a friend like that. He calls himself a "Professional Student". Also knew a guy working on his 4th PHD. He got them in things that don't translate to jobs like carribean history. It was his hobby.

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I have a friend like that. He calls himself a "Professional Student". Also knew a guy working on his 4th PHD. He got them in things that don't translate to jobs like carribean history. It was his hobby.

Would love to be a professional student, but the pay sucks. V has a very patient wife.....

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I'm currently watching the news... how could someone do that at a school?

I just can't imagine....

My heart goes out to them :(

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Would love to be a professional student, but the pay sucks. V has a very patient wife.....

I have the bestest wife ever. :wub:

However she would like me to stop after this degree... said something like "she would need an audible word from God" before I could continue :lol: :lol:

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I'm currently watching the news... how could someone do that at a school?

I just can't imagine....

My heart goes out to them :(

It is horrible. It makes no sense at all.

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I'm currently watching the news... how could someone do that at a school?

I just can't imagine....

My heart goes out to them :(

Oh no...not again - CT - isn't Bunnie from there?

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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I have the bestest wife ever. :wub:

However she would like me to stop after this degree... said something like "she would need an audible word from God" before I could continue :lol: :lol:

Yep. Methinks you have exhausted her patience :D

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It is horrible. It makes no sense at all.

I just can't imagine. Why children? Why a k-4 school?

Those teachers are heros.

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The news is so sad--my heart goes out to the folks in CT :(

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Thought I should rip myself away from constant thoughts of wondrous food to focus on something else. I need a breather - my in-laws are coming for the weekend - not the happiest thought. :( But at least we'll have amazing eats! Oops - there I go again. ^_^

It is currently snowing AGAIN (we have about 2.5 feet of snow) but it has warmed up to a balmy -14C. Poor DH has to do the driveway for about the 20th time this winter (and that is not exaggerating). Wish I could do it but cannot physically manage. Sylvia? Irish? WHERE ARE YOU???

Peter, so sorry to read about Bob. However, you have a great outlook and attitude! :)

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l2t, come visiting. It's fortyish here (F) and clear.

ok, it's only clear for a couple more hours, then a solid week of rain is forecast, but still....

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We have a sunny day in the 50's here. Beautiful for December :)

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l2t, come visiting. It's fortyish here (F) and clear.

ok, it's only clear for a couple more hours, then a solid week of rain is forecast, but still....

I'm as good as there. Works out well for me this weekend - my husband can take care of his family while I'm at your house! :lol: Not only that but I LOVE rain. We have two seasons here - winter and construction. So, we don't get many rainy days. Just stupid old I mean lovely snow.

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Just seen the news. Thoughts and prayers to the families. Dreadful tragedy.

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I'm as good as there. Works out well for me this weekend - my husband can take care of his family while I'm at your house! :lol: Not only that but I LOVE rain. We have two seasons here - winter and construction. So, we don't get many rainy days. Just stupid old I mean lovely snow.

Awesome! I'll tell the chickens to gear up the egg production. You do eat eggs.....don't you?

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Awesome! I'll tell the chickens to gear up the egg production. You do eat eggs.....don't you?

Yes - I LOVE eggs. How many can I expect to have each day? ^_^ We get out eggs from a local farmer and I would not have it any other way. If I could, I would raise a few chickens but alas - I live in the suburbs where that sort of thing isn't allowed. I grew up on a farm so was used to cows, chickens, sheep, pigs, horses, ducks, geese...

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Woot! You can have a rainbow of eggs! We have olive green, green, blue, pink, beige, light brown, dark brown, brown with speckles, some are chocolate brown, some ivory. No white, but I'm sure you'll get over it. :)

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No white, but I'm sure you'll get over it. :)

Sigh...I suppose... :rolleyes:

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I just can't imagine. Why children? Why a k-4 school?

Those teachers are heros.

Wow. I just read about this, too. This is absolutely horrific.

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