Wednesday, September 01, 2010

in the blink of an eye and be gone

Somehow everything fit into suitcases. Mind you, those suitcases are piled as high as the eye can see and I sure hope they don't weigh them at check-in, but they are packed. They even close.

It will be a whirlwind and busy trip, what with moving the Offspring into rez, buying text books and printers and whatever we forgot to bring, meeting musician's mothers for coffee, partaking of a little Shakespeare on the beach, dining on roti with dear friends, introducing the Spousal Unit to Vera's burgers, and popping into McIntosh grocery on the corner to say hi to the smiling Asian lady as she watches her Cantonese sitcoms with great enjoyment.

Hello Vancouver.

What courses would you take if you could go back to university this fall?

10 comments:

Allison said...

Wishing the whole Zombie family a safe flight! Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend. :)

If were going back to school this month (I just happen to have been looking at programs last week) I would want to go back for an MA in Art History. Not really a specific course; I want it all! Unfortunately, to do so I need another language. I should really get on that...

BeckEye said...

I'd like to go back to school for graphic design or something. But I have no money, so that's out.

umbrellalady said...

I think I would like to go back and do architecture or some sort of writing course or perhaps a drawing class or a masters in English or...pretty much anything just to go back...lol

Travel safe.

27thstreet said...

I would take courses in entymology (study of insects), mycology (study of mushrooms), phenology (study of the relationship between cyclical or periodic biological events, ethnomusicology (the study of folks music) and cooking, did I mention cooking?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Klingon doesn't count toward a language requirement, I guess, Al? Although I am not sure if you have picked up all that much in your travels anyway.
An Art History masters would really suit you, I think. It would fit in really well with all your other degrees.

Maybe it's time to move to Scotland or someplace with highly subsidized education, Beckeye. Don't think I haven't considered it!

One could just go on indefinitely, couldn't they, Kathy. Am seriously considering signing up for something while I'm here in Vancouver, and then just spending the winter in this lovely little hotel...

You'd throw some awesome parties with all those courses under your belt, Mr Anchovy!

Toccata said...

Art and math and maybe flute lessons providing I didn't actually have to practice for said flute lessons.

I wish the offspring another fantastic year. Hope she has some just for fun classes!

kelly said...

Religious studies. I find religion fascinating, Considering I am not a religious person that might be a surprise. I would just like to understand more about the different religions. I don't want to take anything I would get graded on. Done quite enough of that thank you very much

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You might just be able to get away with learning flute by not practicing, Toccata, but not many would.
My niece is studying on your island now! So if you hear that things at UVic are suddenly completely organized, you will know who's responsible.
The RO is taking lots of film and linguistics this year, I think.

I had no idea your interests ran that way. You should audit some courses, Kelly. You know, in all your spare time.

kelly said...

I think I've done enough science type courses in my life, time for something different. I also take courses in financial planning because I find that interesting. I know you are shaking your head at that one. I regularly do firefighting related courses, not all required, some for interest. I would like to do cooking classes...love to cook. And maybe a somollier course. Metal work really interests me too, maybe something in blacksmithing. Oh and I'd like to learn to lay an instrument....mandolin?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Kelly, you had better plan on becoming a centenarian in order to fit all that learning in.