[blushing] y'all know i love talking about me.
so, checked in to the university of manitoba to register for my upcoming evening course (trying to do some pre-master's stuff. i can't believe it, nothing has changed in 8 years! okay i take that back, i'm no longer a scared little 17 year old fresh off the farm (well not really, but i did live in the sticks), now i'm a cranky and impatient 25 year old.
you still have to wait in line for hours just to find out that you're not standing in the right line. i realized yow much of a fool i was to actually come in on september 3rd to register (how soon we forget our lessons learned). the place was packed! there were even line-ups to pay for parking. i got absoluty nothing accomplished. this is my own fault, of course, because i left it till too late and was trying to get everything done backwards. i did manage to get myself a registration guide and take a peak at the price of my textbook (omg $80, for a dinky little soft cover book). i was never able to register for my course, because you cannot do this live and for some reason, the system wouldn't let me do it.
so i walk over to the continuing education building (my new faculty) like the computer-wench on the phone instructed me to do. the receptionist at the desk (who was wearing scrubs
[huh?]) said they were no longer making live appointments, but were only answering voicemails now. i patiently explained that i am working the rest of the week and cannot wait, because classes are starting in a few days. she told me to leave a voice mail, and i would be taken care of.
whatever. hopefully i can get it taken care of and can actually get into one of the courses i need.
so anyway, that's where i'm at with the process of re-educating myself.
funny thing happened, though when i was on the way to my car. i bumped into a girl i went to highschool with. hadn't seen her in 4 years. she tells me that she's starting her nurses training. this will be her 3rd degree. she already has a degree in recreation studies and another in commerce. she is apparently working as a head of recreation at one of the nursing homes that refers a lot of patients to us. she says she likes it so much that she's decided to be a nurse! (the fool :chuckle
i'll let you know as i progress.