Psycholinguistics is a (corn) blast!
This term I’ve been taking a psycholinguistics class, and so far it’s been pretty interesting. We’re currently meeting in a teleconference room because our teacher had surgery a couple weeks ago and is broadcasting class to us from his home while he recovers. Thursday was particularly interesting because he had to cancel class early. Now, I’m never opposed to short class periods, but I think this one wins for best reason to cut short. We had to stop class because my teacher was having his house corn blasted. What is corn blasting you ask? Apparently it’s just like sandblasting, but with corn. I don’t actually know what sandblasting is either, or what the purpose of it is. Apparently his house was not air tight though, which made the whole thing very problematic.
I would not win a Caldecott
This week in my children’s literature class we were studying illustrations, so we had to make a poster based on our favorite Caldecott winner. This was an interesting endeavor for me since I have no artistic skills. I chose the book Golem which has illustrations made from cut paper. So I made a masterful recreation, as you can see below.
I had a little trouble with the ‘M’. And most of the rest of it as well. The awkward thing was all of the glue sticks I own are apparently dried up. But I didn’t have to turn in the actual poster, just a picture. So I took a picture of it without gluing it and now it’s just sitting on my bedroom floor because I don’t know if I’m going to need it in the future.
I’m just going to stop now because my roommate is telling me how she went to a polygamist barbecue this weekend, and my life is just not that exciting.
Taylor Swift lyrics of the week: “Ain’t no use defending words words that you will never say.”
Other lyrics I like this week:
“We were all in love, and we all got hurt.” White Houses, Vanessa Carlton
“I’m sorry but I’m just thinking of the right words to say. I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be.” The Promise, When in Rome
“Well I’m available to take a chance and I’m available to start a new romance. I’d be agreeable cuz I’m hoping you will be available too.” Margie Rayburn