I'll admit that I had back-to-school jitters today as I drove to school. With a full load of classes, a full-time job, and recent hobbies I've picked up, I feel I am going to have to do quite a bit of adjusting to this new schedule. I decided that in each of my classes I am going to have to pick a focal point, so that when I get distracted, I will have someone to focus my ADHD thoughts on.
My Nutrition class is every Wednesday from 6-8:40pm. It's going to be rough, but thankfully there is a Susie in there to keep my thoughts distracted. When I say Susie, I mean Susie Talks A Lot (the doll)! This girl has her hand raised every five minutes. Do the math, and with that amount of time spent in class, we are hearing from her a ton. Her comments usually don't really tie into the lecture, but they are entertaining. During the beginning of class I was irritated, but by the end I was so excited to hear what she had to say because everything that came out made her sound drunk. I decided to scribble notes down about her so that by the end of the semester I would see all that I learned about her through her abstract comments.
After two and a half hours, this is what I learned about her:
-Her dad has a bad coffee addiction
-She moved from AZ and has very dry lips and skin and needs to drink more water
-Her grandpa is from Denmark
-Her boyfriend's mother was born in the fifties, so she has some crazy eating habits?
-She and her mother watch the Biggest Loser each week and eat popcorn while watching
-She loves Del Taco
-Her stepdad is from Guam and is an American Indian with high cholesterol
-She doesn't take notes
-She plays solitaire on her computer throughout class (I think she also has ADHD)
-She cuts the fingers off of her gloves
Even though everyone rolls their eyes when they see her hand up, I am excited to see what character she develops into. More notes are taken on Susie than on the course material.
Oh Susie, thanks for the entertainment!