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.