We hope you’re all having nice and relaxing or fun (or a combination) Fridays! Mom got some good news today. She got her result on the second biology exam. She got a C. It wasn’t what she was aiming for when re-taking her exam, but she’s thrilled with it since she did so poorly. Thankfully they must have adjusted their expectations a little and raised the grades a bit! Wohooo! Mom will be celebrating at work all weekend… BOL!
Little, clumsy Virus is starting to get the hang of climbing up into Mom’s bed.
But.. erm.. how do I get back down? Miaaaaaow…
He’s not gotten the hang of getting down yet. ( He attempted to dive once making Mom rather terrified).. Here he’s just attempting to climb it from the wrong side..
Hope you’re all doing great.
First of all – we really just posted the pictures for fun. They’re from when Mom and I return for a walk and Virus is all excited inside. But once the door opens he’s scared and run away so he never attempt to go outside.
You might remember I told you about us watching a lot of Midsomer Murders over Christmas….
It’s about this guy – Chief Inspector Barnaby. PA got the first 3 seasons and then he went out and bought 4-7 so they’re still watching the stuff over the weekends… (Apparently they don’t get bored with British country folks killing each other off… BOL)
I used to have an illustrated glossary on my old website.. I thought I’d post some of it here, to enlighten you all.
I hope you all learnt a thing or two.
I got a couple of questions about whether I was studying British or American grammar. They’re quite firm around here on that there’s ONE language. We’re studying English. Period. There are a few, but not many, differences between the American and the British version and when we get to them they’ll show both and we’re free to choose. We should, of course, try to be consistent. I’ll probably stick with American grammar when I have to choose as my oral English is pretty Canadian and I’m likely to choose American when we get to the oral part. Better try to get my act together and stick with one variety…
I had a year or two of British English before moving to Canada as a kid, then 6 months or so there and then back here. I’ve always been very easily affected by language and dialects and have a hard time not “copying” whoever I’m speaking to (not completely, of course, but to some degree). Seems like I got a lot of pronounciation from when in Québec, and when in Canada and talking to Canadians they tend to ask why I moved to Norway. (Guess who gets really proud.. LOL!). I usually say my English is a bit “morphy” – I tend to adapt a little to the person I’m talking to (at least if they’re fluent) and that’s one big reason to try to get a bit more concistent…
Oh.. And thanks for compliments on my grammar.. This is a whole lot more difficult than just writing, though.. Phonemes and morphemes and sentences concisting of words I have no idea what means.. And this book is written by Norwegians for learners of English.. LOL! I actually gave up yesterday. Hopefully todays lecture will clarify a bit for me. But mostly I’m probably have to start cramming rather than waiting to “understand”. It’s just rules, really, isn’t it. Not so much understanding in the ususal sense of the word..
Now there’s one boring post for you… Oh well.. Off to my lecture! Here’s at least a picture of cute pug feet to ease your suffering!
One of Mom’s courses this semester is English Grammar. She’s chosen it all by herself – well – it’s one of her obligatory courses, but she’s not due to have it for another year or so. But since she’s having two different kinds of topics for major/minor she’s at risk of having courses (or exam dates) collide and wanted to be a bit ahead.
Mom is getting a leeetle bit cross-eyed reading the grammar. She does not seem to be very happy at all. I’m sleeping my deepest sleep, making little sleepy squeeky noises (the humans totally love them! Gets you extra kisses for sure!) showing her how much she could enjoy herself if she’d just put that stupid book down.
I am a firm believer in support – especially support of your chin while resting. It’s important both when you’re sitting, lying down – or something in between.
I take my rest very seriously.
Some (less intelligent) humans will sometimes find this amusing. It’s merely their lack of understanding, so I just ignore them.
Like I said.. They’re of a lesser race, but they do make great pets so I love my humans anyways.
Finally! I’d much rather he finish off one of Mom’s plants than bugging me!
I’m so glad Mom got this woolly blanket for Christmas! It’s so nice and warm. She said she’d like a black or gray wool blanket – and she got a gray AND black blanket – with red edges (her favourite colour). I don’t think you can do better than that.. BOL.. And I love it, too!