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I had quite a few things to write about but they have all been driven out of my head by the fact that I have a riding lesson in just over 2 hours that may involve jumps and I am already feeling sick at the thought. This whole Conquering Fears lark seemed like a GREAT idea last week; now, I am less sure. Lucy is a v. good instructor and I am sure it will all be nice and simple and certainly nothing I haven't done before but... why am I so SCARED? Bah.

ION back to uni yesterday, to discover latest modules involve more statistics and more 'group work', possibly in groups of 4, which could be fun seeing as how half the class lives in far flung corners of Ireland. That'll be great to organise! Yay!
Also stats. bleh. Tho right now I'd rather have WEEKS of spss and so on than do this lesson. At least with stats the only way i'm going to get concussed is bashing my head off the table...

How are you all doing?

ETA There was no jumping after all! Hurrah. Lots of going round in shortshort stirrups which IS getting less painful but is v. tiring on the legs! Did lots of canter poles, then Lucy got on Ziggy and ... oh my. Poor horse didn't know WHAT had hit her (literally a few times!). None of her usual tricks (cutting corners, humping, refusing to canter, snatching the reins etc) worked at all and she didn't know what to do! So ended up doing what she was told for once, with very bad grace. Was hilarious to watch! but also confirmation that I am Too Soft with her and give in far too easily ;p
Then had to get back on (woe) and trot round and round again, this time with stick held across my hands to Keep The Contact and stop my hands moving. For next week apparently i should be able to do it while holding a tennis racket with a ball on... Help? Legs so achy now. Poor poor thigh muscles ;p

Date: 2012-02-01 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lazy-hoor.livejournal.com
"Group work"
No two words strike as much terror into my soul. Maybe "romantic comedy".

A friend's doing a doctorate and had to do a group project. She said one of her group was a bit thick, which was surprising cos she's on a PhD course.

What is the thinking behind assessing people via a group project? Is it just less work to mark?

Date: 2012-02-01 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hellison.livejournal.com
The only module so far I haven't gotten either good pass or distinction in is the other one where there was group work, so not exactly thrilled. Esp with groups of FOUR. apparently leading to 45 minute presentation...

Date: 2012-02-01 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] being-here.livejournal.com
I have a cold and am in a slight grump. Also people confuse me ;p

How did the horsey go?

Date: 2012-02-01 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hellison.livejournal.com
SO COOOLD! horsey went well, see update. Horsey did better than me in the end ;p took me 2 hours to thaw out again afterwards, then I had to go back up again to bring her in. So back to thawing out again now.

People are crazy ;p

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