That sounds perfect.Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3282581;
That sounds perfect.Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3282581;
Good luck, everyone and MRD, glad to hear it's going so well. I took German in high school for two years, and it can be tricky. I don't remember a whole lot of it, but my teacher used to have us sing songs that seemed silly at the time, and those are the words that stuck.
There's a lot to be said about singing and learning/memorizing! We used songs a lot in my German, French, Spanish, and Polish classes, and those words and structures always come back to me. And anyone who's watched "Schoolhouse Rock" will never forget the states and their capitals, or "Conjunction junction, what's your function?"Originally Posted by Missyboxers;3285098;
"There's no crying in baseball!"
-- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
"Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, ..... Connecticut. Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana...." Singing is the only way I can list the 50 states in order. Ellen
I included your entire quote because it ALL sounds like a class I would love, love, love!! If I had to do a paper on the colorful characters in Georgia's past, I would include Herman Talmadge and the time (late 60's I think - somebody correct me) that we had three governors at the same time and at least two of them refused to step down. The state even had to change the locks on the governor's office to keep one of them out. Then of course there's Jimmy Carter and his family down in Plains (anybody remember Billy Beer??), Andrew Young, Maynard Jackson, Cynthia McKinney.....just off the top of my head. Wish I was there MRD!! Are the majority of the students from the south or do you have a fair amount of other regions represented? Any good debates get going?Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3282486;
I enjoy the escapism of reality television. Beats the heck out of worrying about your REAL life!!
Originally Posted by Yardgnome;3284180;
Oh my gosh, I would go mad if we had the same kind of system at my school. I go to class in an actual classroom, but a lot of quizzes are given in the supplemental online interface, so I often get test scores back within minutes. I sit there staring at the screen waiting the whole time. I can't imagine waiting as long as you have for your grades! Here's hoping that you do great in everything!
This semester, I have two psychology classes, another anthro class, public speaking (barf), and a history class. I was majoring in Biology but ended up changing to Psychology because that's where my true love and skills lie. One of my psych classes is Human Sexuality, which is turning out to be rather amusing. I don't know if I'm just in a class of especially naive kids or if all 18-22-year-olds are that ignorant about sex. I honestly can't remember how much I knew back then. Probably not much more.
Here's an interesting FORT connection. We're supposed to do our first speech in Public Speaking on an interesting place we've been or something we've done. I decided to speak about how we all got together in Chicago. I figure it doesn't get much more interesting than meeting up with a group of people that you've never met before to spend several days sightseeing.
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."- Yoda
"I'll just see where Providence takes me and try to look like I got there confidently." - Craig Ferguson
Good choice, Star! I'm sure everyone will enjoy your speech because it will be about something a lot of people have thought about doing, but never had the guts to actually follow up in. And I bet there are a lot of parts where you could get some giggles, which never hurts. I'm sorry I missed the original Fortcon, but really enjoyed reading about it. Good luck!
I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.
The majority are from the South. The interesting thing is that the student doing Georgia is from New York. We also have a kid from Hungary in there. There is some good debate. Most of the younger students have NO clue who the professor is talking about when he mentions the Talmadges, the Longs of Louisiana, George Wallace, etc. The older students are all from SC and boy can they tell you SC politics, but they don't know a lot about the other states. But there is some good debate and the prof is fabulous. I wish you could be in there too. He brought in other books that he reccomended we read and I already had 2 of them which he said he found interesting as the rest of the class was furiously trying to copy down the names. Hey, I'm interested, so I already know some of this stuff and have read some of the books.Originally Posted by ElizabethG;3287617;
I still cannot believe that NO ONE knew who Earl Long was or George Wallace's famous Segregation now speech. Even the old timers.
It's probably my favorite class and its small enough that we do have a lot of debate and for the most part only about 5 of us do any speaking at all.
There's one silly little girl in there that I think the whole class including the professor would love to slap repeatedly. She's also doing Florida because she lived there for 3 years when she was 10-13, but she had never heard of anyone from Florida in politics when the prof quizzed her, so he looked at me and said: "I expect you go give me at least a page or page and a half on George Smathers." She was completely blank. (I wasn't much better, but I at least knew who he was and what he did) Anyway, she is a political science major and I cannot even begin to imagine her working in government. She's interning in one of the state reps offices and apparantly keeps hanging the phone up on him according to her self. She thinks this is hysterically funny. However, I'm sure given the lean of her politics she'll end up with some big, big job in a few years making the whole country shake their collective heads and I can say I knew her when she was a twit from college.
Stargazer, I bet that will be a cool speech and very interesting.
I took a human sexuality course back when I was about 19 and I just remember being embarrassed the whole time.
Que me amat, amet et canem meum
(Who loves me will love my dog also)
Wasn't Earl Long a relative of Huey? I seem to recall that one thought the other was a crook. I remember reading about Wallaces segregation speech but I do not remember it. George Smathers was a peer of John Kennedy or am I thinking of another Smathers?
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Petula Clark: You know they say you can't buy happiness.
Dean Martin: No but you can pour it..
We still have a can of Billy Beer at my mom's house. Not sure why.
Count your blessings!