Thursday, August 31

New Monday Resolution

I've been a bit quiet lately. In the past this has indicated that I have basically gone into my shell and stopped doing much study, stopped attending, and consequently have nothing to talk about. This semester is a little different. I've attended every class, gone to every tute, done almost all the reading. I was doing okay with the reading until about two weeks ago when the assignments began, biting into my time and leaving me slightly behind now.

This is unusual, I'm normally yet to open a textbook at this point.

However, I do need to get back into nailing the reading, leading over the past two weeks to what I call the New Monday Resolution. Come the end of the week I'll spend a night sleeping, waking up the next day only to decide that 'next Monday I will start back at studying.'

It hasn't happened yet, so I'm saying now that Next Monday I Will Start Studying for this coming Monday.

Wednesday, August 30

University Life Glossary Term #17

Sectional dilemma

Looking over another group members section of a group assignment.

You should never ever look at another group member's potentially terrible section of a group assignment without being aware of two questions:
A) Can I be enough of a prick that I'll just go ahead and re-write it? and,
B) Can I be bothered rewriting it?

If you can't answer yes to both these questions, it's better to never ever look at another group member's section. Ignorance is truly bliss in this case.

Monday, August 14

Shared Drive 2

This time from a chatlog on the computer I'm currently slaving away on:

[04:50:42 PM] You Know I'm: hi
[04:50:42 PM] You Know I'm: fatass
[04:51:15 PM] * You Know I'm so COOL and SWEET, when people see me they jump outta their seat! has been blocked

And Romania was like 'no way man', and the Commission of Reparations was like 'way'.

This semester my arts faculty wildcard subject is the Political History of the Balkans.

Man, what a place. Just as it dragged itself kicking and screaming, separately and with a great deal of fuss, out from under Ottoman Empire rule during the first decades of the 20th century, it was faced with the crippling lack of infrastructure at the same as it needed to fund and develop armies now it has borders and states to defend. The parallels between this dawn and the new dawn as it emerged from Yugoslav rule are distinct.

Did you know that during the early stages of the 20th century, hogs were the chief export of Serbia? No? Well now you do.

I'm confident that I've just put the reading audience to sleep. Sweet dreams.