Thursday, April 27, 2006

It's been a while

Holidays have come and gone. Not much to write. Spent the afternoon yesterday eating pizza, drinking beer and sitting around chatting. Not the most productive thing to be doing when there's 7 weeks of catching up to do but i won't complain: i'm pretty sure it was a lot more fun than doing my reading.

A lazy afternoon


And afterwards Garry finally had his graduation ceremony. Time flies so fast.

Congratulations man


I'm off to Sydney again tomorrow. Be back on Tuesday. Sigh. So much to do, so little time... Again.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Holidays are here

And I really can't be bothered... I have so much uni reading to catch up on and all this spare time! But realistically that's not going to happen.

This is irony. I spend the last 7 weeks bumming around and enjoying semester, but now that holidays are here I feel like I should be doing work.

That pisses me off.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Deadlines

Why do we call them that i wonder...? I guess literally they are the line in time after which something goes dead - but if you think about it gramatically, a "dead" "line" should be a line which is itself dead. But that can't be right. They are very much alive: they seem to creep up on me and catch me out all the time.

Anyway that was quite random. Sorry. My title does have some relevance to what i wanted to blog though. In class the other day the lecturer came in and said "I can't believe it's lecture 11. We're half way through the semester already." And while not entirely accurate, a damn large slice of the semester has slipped by quite unnoticed again. And that means, yep that's right, deadlines are starting to loom.

The first one is all these assignments from tutorials i need to mark. Because the tutes i take are all on Friday, and because Jesus decided to die on the same day about 2000 years ago, i have to mark all of them a week earlier than most of the other tutors. Or else, thanks to Friday-week's public holiday, my students won't have their assignments back before the easter break. But I've been diligently working through and there's just over 10 left now.

The second deadline is my civil litigation assignment due next monday. I still haven't started. In fact i still haven't even read past week 2. I think i might get started on that sometime before the weekend. Or maybe not. Ahh i love being lazy.

The third and last deadline is not so much of a deadline, but more of a somewhat pressing thing i need to get done. Namely: to organise how i'm going to spend my Easter break. I'm still wanting to go to Wilson Prom if i can find somewhere to stay but there's a chance we might be able to get a place to stay in Lakes Entrance for a couple of days. Anyone interested in going on a small trip for a few days? Being Easter time i think time is becoming of the essence, so get back to me soon please.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Finally

Yep that's right, the other day i finally got off my lazy ass and started doing a little bit of uni-related work. I took the shrink-wrap off my textbook, sat down all ready to catch up on the last 4 weeks of semester and managed fall asleep in less than 5 minutes. How's that for anti-climactic..? I've been slowly plugging away at it since though, and i think i've read most of what was required for week one now (only four weeks to go haha).

But somewhat more pressingly, i've got quite a lot of marking to do for tutoring... and while that isn't quite as boring as reading a law textbook, it gets pretty draining. The main problem is trying to give constructive feedback - it takes time, effort and sometimes i really can't understand what people are trying to say. Diverting half my attention to MSN probably isn't helping either..

Sam said something interesting last night that got me thinking too: "I think this semester has been the most fun of all the semesters so far". Looking back at my life at uni, i suppose things for me this semester have generally been pretty good too. Despite all the complaining that the fun of first year is so long past, and that uni is such a drain, i think i've genuinely been enjoying my time at uni a lot more than i used to some how.

Maybe its the realisation that i won't be here all that much longer, or maybe its something else, but whatever the reason hopefully it stays fun right till the end :)