here is a fun little personality test

Here's something fun. We did this in one of our classes a little while back. Go to the site and see what you find out. It only takes a minute.

Here's my drawing.

What my pig says about me:

Toward the middle
, you are a realist.
Facing left, you believe in tradition, are friendly, and remember dates (birthdays, etc.)
With many details, you are analytical, cautious, and distrustful.
With 4 legs showing, they are secure, stubborn, and stick to their ideals.
The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are.
The bigger the better. You drew medium sized ears, you are a good listener
The length of the tail indicates the quality of your sex life. And again more is better! You drew medium sized tail.

more of the same old thing...

So, I read in Lisa's blog that she's disappointed that people aren't blogging more. I guess I might be one of them (10 days between blogs?). Anyhow, I am back into the swing of things at Brock and for many of you that may not mean much, so here goes...

I am currently enrolled at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario working towards a BA in Child & Youth Studies with a minor in German. This semester I have undertaken the challenge of 6 courses (they're listed with brief descriptions at the end of this post). Right now I am in my second year of the program with the intention of finishing it and then heading to teacher's college.

Between attending classes, reading textbooks/articles, doing homework and working part-time, life is definitely busy and tends to fall into a routine of daily activities. And, of course, when your routine doesn't change, it feels like you have nothing to write about. Anyhow, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it...

Until next time...

Carolynn's Courses

Biology - A Human Perspective: For non-science majors: contemporary issues of human concern. For example, cardiovascular physiology, biology of cancer, issues in contemporary biology.

Child and Youth Development: Basic concepts and contemporary issues in the development of the child and youth, including processes in cognitive and social-emotional patterns of change. Developmental theory and research provides the conceptual framework.

Qualitative Research Methods in Child and Youth Studies: Qualitative research design and analysis. Topics include participant observation, interviewing, archival research, discourse analysis, ethics.

Quantitative Research Methods in Child and Youth Studies: Practical, theoretical and ethical issues in quantitative research design including computer applications and analyses.

German - Advanced Language Study: Fluency at an advanced level in speaking, writing and comprehension through tapes, films, written and oral projects, discussions and advanced interpreting and translating.

German Language and Culture through Film: Familiarize students with some of the best German film directors and actors and gain a greater understanding of certain aspects of WW II and its aftermath in Germany, the divided Germany, archetypal themes (e.g. Dracula), and various cultural aspects of Germany explored in recent films.

more about me...

Here are things you may not know about me.

A) Four jobs I've had in my life:
1) farmhand (on a vineyard and in an orchard)
2) cleaning lady at a retirement home
3) assistant manager at a manufacturing plant
4) telemarketer

B ) Four places I have lived:
1) Crystal Beach, Ontario
2) Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
3) Hepburn, Saskatchewan
4) Asuncion, Paraguay, South America

C) Four TV shows I love to watch:
1) House
3) CSI (the original one)
4) Smallville

D) Four places I've been on vacation:
1) Europe (one of those sightseeing adventures 10 countries in 14 days... or something like that)
2) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
3) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
4) Lake Nippissing, Ontario

E) Four of my favorite foods:
1) Crab Rangoon
2) my mom's homemade pies
3) Perogies (the cottage cheese kind)
4) Empanadas (the deep fried kind you get in Paraguay)

F) Four places where I would rather be right now:
1) Paraguay
2) Jamaica
3) Dominican Republic
4) Mexico

winter is here

So, yeah, it's been a while since I was here. The start of the school year is always a little busy, trying to get back into the swing of things. At least that's the excuse I'll use right now :p

Life has been pretty good. Busy, but good. Wes and Briar traveled to Florida with their family and mom and dad flew to join them. So, Gary and I were home alone. Between our work schedules and my school schedule, you'd never guess there were two of us in our house. Everyone is back now, so that's good.

Last weekend (Jan 14) we had our first real taste of winter for this year. On Monday morning everything was covered with an inch of ice. It made for a lot of work trying to scrape the car and it made driving conditions pretty slick. But it also made everything beautiful. The snow on the ground was all sparkly and the trees glinted and glistened in the sunshine and looked like glass. Tuesday night as I was leaving Brock, the lights reflecting on the trees made them look like silver and gold against the night sky. It was gorgeous.

The crazy thing with this weather is that we've been waiting for the cold snap so that we could get the ice wine harvest and pressing going, but with all the ice we still can't pick even though it's cold enough.

Anyhow, all the beauty reminded me of a song that I really enjoy. So, here are the lyrics...

Creation Calls

I have felt the wind blow, whispering your name
I have seen your tears fall when I watch the rain

How could I say there is no God when all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree, the vast expanse of open sea

Gazing at a bird in flight, soaring through the air
Lying down beneath the stars, I feel your presence there

I love to stand at ocean's shore and feel the thundering breakers roar
To walk through golden fields of grain 'neath endless blue horizon's frame

Listening to a river run, watering the earth
Fragrance of a rose in bloom, a newborn's cry at birth

How could I say there is no God when all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree, the vast expanse of open sea

I love to stand at ocean's shore and feel the thundering breakers roar
To walk through golden fields of grain 'neath endless blue horizon's frame

I believe, I believe, I believe

©1994 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing
Words and Music by Brian Doerksen

fun trivia about me and TV

My favourite TV shows are:

My favourite reruns (not including my favourite TV shows) are:

My favourite TV channels are:

The most addicting TV shows are:

My favourite late night talk show:

I don't have one because I don't watch them.

My favourite episode of a TV show:

"The Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld

My favourite theme song:

I have two that I'm quite partial to.
and Bonanza
They are both just really fun to sing.

Title: "Rawhide"
Written By: "Ned Washington"
Performed By: "Frankie Laine"

Keep movin', movin', movin',
Though they're disapprovin',
Keep them doggies movin' Rawhide!

Don't try to understand 'em,
Just rope and throw and grab 'em,
Soon we'll be living high and wide.

My heart's calculatin'
My true love will be waitin',
Be waiting at the end of my ride.

Move 'em on, head 'em up,
Head 'em up, move 'em out,
Move 'em on, head 'em out Rawhide!

Set 'em out, ride 'em in
Ride 'em in, let 'em out,
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in Rawhide...

Title: "Bonanza"
By: "Ray Evans and Jay Livingston"

We got a right to pick a little fight ... Bonanza!
If anyone fights anyone of us, he's gotta fight with me!

We're not a one to saddle up and run ... Bonanza!
Anyone of us who starts a little fuss, knows he can count on me!

One for four
Four for one,
This we guarantee.

We got a right to pick a little fight ... Bonanza!
If anyone fights anyone of us, he's gotta fight with me!