Learning

Grey's was outstanding last night. THAT was the Alex I wanted to see in the last two epis. Poor Izzy! And Denny's dad will be in next week's show - I don't wanna wait!!!

I'm starting BIAW today - two hours a day on week days and 6 a day on weekends. The progress bar should start moving (though I have to cut a scene first!)

Do you ever have something you just can’t wrap your mind around? That you could learn, but you just can’t make yourself?

Like “lie,” “lay” and “lain.” I will do ANYTHING to avoid using those words because I just can’t make myself learn it.

“Further” and “farther,” too.

I’m a pretty good speller, but words like Caribbean and occasion and success trip me up every time. Prairie, too, though I’m not wont to use that one often.

Educational jargon. I’ve taught for 18 years, but once someone starts throwing around the jargon, my brain shuts off.

We won’t even talk about economic terms.

I’m an intelligent woman. I went to college, I can figure out computer stuff, I can work out plot problems (most of the time.) I can tell you every movie Gerard Butler’s been in, I knew the name of every student on my last campus (I was music teacher and taught them all). Maybe my brain is maxed out.

What can’t you make yourself learn?

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3 comments:

Trish Milburn said...

LOL! I'm so with you on avoiding using any form of "lay" and "lie". No matter how many times I look it up, I can't remember it.

For farther/further, try to remember that farther refers to physical distance (she walked farther along the trail), and further refers to extension of time or degree (he will investigate the crime further).

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Oh, yes. "Lie, "lay" and "lain" are words I avoid like the plague too. Why the hell are they so hard?

MaryF said...

Okay, that explanation of Further and Farther I may be able to remember.

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