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At work - can the day go downhill?

1. Car door broken. Occy strapped together to be able to drive.

2. RAAF won't allow me on to change cars as Alex not there to sign me in and my pass has expired (my fault...)

3. I left my phone at home.

4. I have to finish work this afternoon, and be back in town by 5:45 to pick up a child from an interstate train. Which means I need to go home to get my phone.

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Uni Update

Well, the year is progressing.

I've done well in my offender profiling course, and expect to come very close to jagging a HD - which was never the expectation in this one. My essay/lit review on female serial killers was well received and got me a 90%. I just have to see how I fared on the final take home exam, which was a profile of the West Memphis 3 homicides. I expect I did very well.

Counselling exam last week went well, but have no idea how doing in the subject overall. Be surprised if looking at HD, but you never know. No feedback all semester has left us all in the dark. Should be a comfortable Distinction either way.

Ethics left me with a distinction overall, struggled a bit with the subject as it often wasn't clear what the outcomes were supposed to be, and reading it wrong made it difficult. The lecturer, lucille, was brilliant though. Probably the most enjoyable subject that we had workshops for.

Crime Analysis - apparently I took the wrong tack, and will get a pass for the assignment worth 60%, so hopefully end up with a credit overall, which is fine for the crime subjects. Esp. if offset by the HD in offender profiling.

Multivariate Statistics was a bit of a drag, and was only meant to be a .5 subject, but had as much if not more workload than other subjects. Extreme pickiness was the order of the day, but I should finish with either solid Distinction or borderline HD.

My thesis - we don't get a mark for this one on the way through I don't think, even though it was a 1.5 weighting this semester. It is coming along well, and I hope to achieve a HD for it at the end of the year. I have nearly finished the intro and method sections, and will start the work on the results section very shortly. I'd like it finished by end of August, and especially to put as much time in as possible in the semester break.

Oh, and I am working about three days/week at the moment. Life is nuts.

Aspergers Moment

On Scout Camp.


Jon has put up a rope between one tent and another.

(straight faces)

Scout: Hey Jon, is that a washing line?

Jon: No, It's a drying line.


Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhh. I have to live with this!

JonBenet Ramsey - Profile

I'm doing a profiling course at the moment, and you may remember that I have had a passing interest in the case for many years. And now I got to profile it!

My profile inside the cut.

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I'm pretty excited - I've got a topic I can get my teeth into. Lots of research to pull everything together, but going to be a real hoot.

My supervisor is well regarded, http://expertguide.com.au/!ProfessorPeterTerry!_2356.aspx and seems to be a really nice guy to boot. He's head of the psych department.

To top it off, my best study-buddy has been accepted by the same supervisor. Yay!

The topic - in general - is "Meta-analysis of effects of psychological variables in sport and/or exercise" – and the three sub-topics are :

1. Effectiveness of imagery in sport and exercise;
2. Effectiveness of goal-setting in sport and exercise;
3. Psychological benefits of exercise.

Not fussy about which one I get.

http://psych.sci.usq.edu.au/resources/honours/Terry%20Project%201-3.pdf

12of12 Photos - February

I thought I'd give 12of12 a go.

So here's 12 photos of my day today, the 12th of February. The idea is to take pics of the day, every 12th of the month.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=17091&l=998be&id=542972932

I meant to take some in the city as I had an exam today. And it went really well, especially since I neglected to study for it.
12 of the finest double-entendres that have been aired on British TV & Radio.

1. Pat Glenn, weightlifting commentator - 'And this is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning and it was amazing!'

2. New Zealand Rugby Commentator - 'Andrew Mehrtens loves it when Daryl Gibson comes inside of him.'

3. Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator - 'This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother.'

4. Harry Carpenter at the Oxford-Cambridge boat race 1977 - 'Ah, isn't that nice.. The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the Cox of the Oxford crew.'

5. US PGA Commentator - 'One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them ..... Oh my god!! What have I just said??'

6. Carenza Lewis about finding food in the Middle Ages on 'Time Team Live' said: 'You'd eat beaver if you could get it.'

7. A female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked, 'So Bob, where's that eight inches you promised me last night?' Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too, because they were laughing so hard!

8. Steve Ryder covering the US Masters: 'Ballesteros felt much better today after a 69 yesterday.'

9. Clair Frisby talking about a jumbo hot dog on Look North said: 'There's nothing like a big hot sausage inside you on a cold night like this.'

10. Mike Hallett discussing missed snooker shots on Sky Sports: 'Stephen Hendry jumps on Steve Davis's misses every chance he gets.'

11. Michael Buerk on watching Phillipa Forrester cuddle up to a male astronomer for warmth during BBC1's UK eclipse coverage remarked:
'They seem cold out there, they're rubbing each other and he's only come in his shorts.'

12. Ken Brown commentating on golfer Nick Faldo and his caddie Fanny Sunneson lining-up shots at the Scottish Open: 'Some weeks Nick likes to use Fanny, other weeks he prefers to do it by himself.'

Honours 2008

Back in Adelaide.

I got accepted to a few uni's, but have decided to stick with USQ, my 'home' university.

This means 4 trips to toowoomba (2000km away) this year. The first is in late February.

I have booked the flights for that trip - guess that means I have committed.

Christmas

Been a long while since I posted anything.

I'm in Tasmania for christmas.

Departing 1 Jan 08.

Got accepted into USQ for honours, which I will probably accept.

Also applied for Adelaide, which I hope to be accepted into, but will take USQ.

Bachelor of Science (Psych)

I have an exam tomorrow.

Then I have completed my Bachelor of Science (Psych).

Yay!!

Then, just another three years to actually be a psychologist...

Still, it feels pretty cool to have this first goal so close, and scary at the same time, as it means I'll very likely be changing universities for my honours year - internal local rather than distance interstate.

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