My to-do list keeps growing. A significant portion of the list is acquiring supplies for Kenya: dry shampoo for those days I don’t feel like having a cold bucket shower; cheap flip flops to avoid parasites and fungi on my precious feeties; a subscription for clean blood (just in case). This week I was able to check off some major purchases for things I will actually need to do my “job”* while there.
Naming Contest: not as exciting as a puppy but my lovely new netbook needs a name. I’m not sure of it’s gender, perhaps something androgynous? I was thinking Temperence (which doesn’t fit my one criterion…I know). Suggestions? Here is some inspiration:
|Perfect for streaming high-quality video.|
|A gorgeous/handsome pale blue shell.|
|Sooooo teeny tiny.|
A big shout out to my mom (Mrs. V!) for the awesome-tastic gift. The webcam will be perfect for skype. So skype me people! Keep in mind the 7 hour time difference (I’ll be 7 hours earlier than most of you – 5.5 hours newfie time). With 250GB I can bring all my episodes of No Reservations for in-flight viewage and the hundreds of lecture notes from all of my classes. And some music just to be sane.
The other piece of equipment I acquired was slightly less extravagant at $15. A handy-dandy clicker-thing. Apparently the proper term is “handheld tally counter”. It took us forever to find them! We were about to start emailing night clubs to ask where they get theirs. Turns out that office supply stores carry them – no one uses to them to count laps in track anymore.
|Count down to take-off. This may actually be one day inaccurate. So if you read this on Thursday, we’re good.|
Stumped as to what we might need these for???? Stuttering therapy. It will be used to count dysfluencies. Hi-C and I are going to while away the time in the airport watching videos of people stuttering on youtube and count the dysfluencies and then compare them to check our interrater reliability. We’re party ANIMALS!
The other placement-related paraphernalia in my bag is a pen light courtesy of my last clinical educator (thanks!). Used for checking inside mouths.
CINNAPULLABUN UPDATE: Awesome. Soft. Sweet. They didn’t even need icing. The one thing I would do differently next time is not try to cram all of them into one pan. The ones in the middle didn’t rise enough and they were all stuck together. So more space between them when baking but otherwise: perfection!
*unpaid internship position