Open Day….

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about my appointment with
The Local Collige
Well last night, I checked out an intergrated school. It’s mainly A levels that they do.

If I was going to this school, I would be doing 3 A levels. I would be doing Sociaology, Health and social care, and Sycology. I just learnt about what was on offer, and the work involved. A lot of it seems similar to what the other collige offered. I would get braille too here.

I am probably still going to go to the teck though. I think it would be better for me in the long term. Plus, the idea of going to school isn’t top of my list. Also, the universities look for lots of experience too.

We’ll just have to see what the results bring. Hope I do get in to collige.


This Is So True, And Yet So rediculous….

Today I found this post while peroozing a blog. It was posted by
XF

It’s so true, and yet so rediculous at the same time. I mean the things people do without common sense just shocks me. Anyway enjoy this post.

London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense
‘Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn’t always fair; and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.’


College Appointment….

Today I made an appointment to go down to the local college to ask if they did braille, and what courses they did.

We first talked to the head of courses. She has recommended that I do a national deploma in health and social care. This will be the equivelent to 3 A levels. I need 4 GCSE’S with a C grade or above to get on to it.

Next, I met the learning support officer. If I do decide to take this course, I will be provided with a laptop with JAWS, and a dictaphone to record my notes. I will also get braille if there is anything I need to get done. This is so cool!

I am going to keep my options open for the moment, and check out other schools/colleges.

I will keep you posted!!


How?

I nearly died the other day when I got a certain letter.

I got a letter the other day about me having to do jury serviceStarting from the first of September 2009. I’m crapping myself!! the thing is, could i do this as i’m blind? I’m not using this as an excuse, just curious. I’m just wondering if there is some kind of visual evidence, could the other jurers describe it to me? I’ve got my doctor to write a letter to them,but should i have done this? Apparently if i did not do it, i could get fined, unless i had stated that i could not for some reason.

pleas let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.