Last Tuesday was the start of the Spring 2013 semester for me. I had a really interesting day.
The first class went fine. The history professor went over the syllabus and started the curriculum. He started lecturing on what civilization is and talked about that for about forty-five minutes. After that, I had to get reloaded onto the ambulette and go to the annex for Children’s Literature.
The annex is located 20 minutes from the main campus. It’s located in an old neighborhood. Transportation back and forth wasn’t the issue, getting in the building was. There was ice at the foot of the ramp going up to the door and no other way to get in. So my aide and driver had to push me in my powerchair over the ice just to get me into the building. And then, my aide tells someone about the problem, and they say it’s the town’s responsibility. My aide told them off, either they clean it or they get the town to do it. When we got out of class, the guy had that spot cleared and was friendly to us.
Children’s Lit flew by and the professor seemed interesting. He went over the syllabus and explained the layout of the class, which seemed interesting. We’ll be discussing lots of texts ranging from how fairy tales affect kids to texts enjoyed by young kids. Then the professor rambled on about his love for motorcycles and acting.
My last class, Intro to the Human Body also went well, but started out rough. I’m sitting in the classroom, waiting for class to start. People start to enter and they stare at me as if I didn’t belong there, which by the way really ticked me off. So to make myself look good, when the professor asked a question, I raised my hand and answered it and after that, nobody stared at me again. On the contrary, my professor loved my Dynavox.
All in all, it was a good day.