Monday, June 26


Another exam today, and the bloke behind me stank. Ripely. 'Twas a most reipely stink.

Would anyone like to know anything about the Howard Government? Or the era of Menzies? Would you like to know anything about the way in which both of them coveted the middle class as their own?

Ask me know, because in a week I won't remember any of it.

My sleep pattern are a mess, I generally try and find time to study in and around work and, at the moment, watching soccer. I havent had 8 hours sleep in about three weeks, but I've slept through Helen Kapoulos with her steamy 5pm bulletin more times than I care to recall.

Thursday is the very last day for the semester, and on Friday night I am going out. Out in style.

Start spreading the news....

Sunday, June 25


Studying is made infiniately easier when you are attempting to learn about subject matter which you enjoy or are familiar with. How obvious is that, I'm sure the 3 of you who read this are rocking back in your desk chairs saying:

"You are a genius."

Meantime, the last week spent studying ethics in international relations was so dry you could hear the rasping noise of my eyes scrolling across each page of readings. It needs to be said that I actually enjoy ethics, I find it interesting, however it can be impossibly hard to read when you're dealing with source texts written by a guy who was born in 354 CE (wtf is CE?!!!).

Reading up on Australian political culture on the other hand is a snap, and I breeze through the reading taking notes and stopping to connect the theories together in my head.

(I can't find a decent picture of Dougie Houser to accompany this last line, but rest assured it'd probably be nudged out by a picture of Angela Lansbury typing away in the opening credits of Murder She Wrote.)

Of course, my brimming confidence displayed in the post could be linked back to when I find out that I have failed the subject in about a months time. I never know how I have gone in an exam, it's too hard to really be sure if you're given the marker what they want to read, particularly if the question you're answering is framed that broadly that it doesnt include the sort of clues you're looking for.

While we're at it, can I give a big shout out to the World Cup? You're really helped me study during this exam period, possibly the longest exam period ever in the history of history, prick. You have also single handedly ruined my long term first semester exam period affair with Big Brother UpLate's Mike Goldman. I miss you Mike, call me?

It's Sunday, and I have two exams to go before this is finished. Then normal life will resume.

(By the way, while not wanting to cut in on Ruth's schtick, anyone who doesn't recognise the title of this post should find a song by Gotye by the same name, good track)

Thursday, June 22

University Life Glossary Term #16


Studying for an exam by typing the title of a particular week's study materials into the serch engine of Wikipedia.

Wednesday, June 14

84th Minute


Really not helping me study guys.

Tuesday, June 6

Shared Drive 1

Using shared computers at Uni normally creates issues when you have to save your work. Personally I like to email the item to myself, effectively storing it in my inbox, and then delete the file from the computer. Afterall, I don't need anyone reading my humourously poorly written assignment on the Howard Government's treatment of asylum seekers. (Howard's treatment of the New Seekers was much better in comparison.)

To compliment this evening's labourious reading of Just War Tradition texts, I present to you, fresh from the computer I am currently using... Profile With Sword.