Getting a stomach flu yesterday morning. The stomach flu is like that really annoying friend who goes on a trip to the UK and you’re really glad to see her go, but then when she returns you remember why you were so happy when she left. But I recovered quickly and I’m working at the Radisson Centre today.
I was checking my OCAS documents yesterday and Sheridan has also accepted me. Now I have a dilemma. Problems like these call for a new category being created: College. I called the deans of Sheridan and George Brown today to help me make a descision. I asked each college what to expect in the first semester and what my diploma gets me. Here’s what I found out:
The Sheridan dean told me that there was a year of general study and then the next year was the co-op placement (3 days a week) with 2 days of classes. With my diploma I can apply to the Ontario Social Service Workers College, and/or get a degree in Gerontology from some University (the website didn’t specify which one, it just said, we have links with a bunch of Universities!). I wouldn’t of been able to find out about the years of general study if I had not of contacted the Dean. The website is pretty but does not have a lot of information.
The dean of George Brown informed me that co-op placements start in October of first year in a nursing home and second year is a more intense and specific placement (long term care, palliative care, etc.). I can get a degree from Laurentian in a year with marks in 3.0 or higher. The website has all of the courses listed as well as a FAQ, which is extremely helpful. I didn’t even really need to talk to the dean, but I’m glad I did so I could have confirmation that there was co-op in both years. Plus the dean informed me that I could have a co-op placement in Mississauga, if I so desired. How awesome is that?
After that phone call my mind was made up. I’m going to George Brown for Activation Aide / Gerontology. In doing so, the tag I made for “College” will now say “George Brown”. Sure, George Brown’s website isn’t as pretty as Sheridan, but beauty is only skin deep.
Today at the Radisson Centre I worked in the classroom all day and fed a client at lunch. My client had Shake n’ Bake chicken with potatoes and corn (which he didn’t finish) with a bag of chips (which he purchased and finished… someone’s family didn’t force them to finish up what is left on their plate when they were young), and 2 Ah! Caramel squares (from the people who brought you Jos Louis and Half Moons, we bring you a combination of the two… with caramel in it!)
My client’s lunch was clearly superior to mine. I had a President’s Choice Blue Menu Meat Lasagna. I’m not used to eating microwave food anymore, and this lasagna was not a happy camper. A small pool of oil on top of my lasagna is not appealing, neither is having difficulty getting the plastic wrap corner lifted so steam can escape (and so I don’t end up with nuclear lasagna… oh wait, I had that anyway). In the famous words of Street Cents, “President’s Choice Blue Menu Meat Lasagna is fit for the pit. *toss and explosion*” I savoured my Caramilk chocolate and kept looking at my client’s Shake n’ Bake (no, not his bum, his food… pervs). I haven’t had Shake n’ Bake in forever! I remember when it infiltrated kitchen cupboards everywhere in the 90s, along with Rice-a-roni. Where are you now, seasoned bread crumbs with a ziploc bag?
Now for a test. Radio Blog, do your stuff!
… FAIL. Check back later.
I was feeling nostalgic and decided to listen to some Chrono Trigger music. Then I remembered that Chrono Cross has a combination of two songs in one that I enjoy. Hope you enjoy it too.