Sunday, April 10, 2005

My brain's gone numb...

Aaaaarrrrggghhh!!! What a fucked up weekend!

How's this for excitement?
  • Earlier today I finally finished my essay entitled; "Models of Voting Behaviour: A Critical Description".
  • Amazingly I managed to stay awake and I'm now wading through a presentation that I have to give tomorrow on the 'Eureka Stockade' and whether it 'ushered in colonial democracy'.
  • Because I didn't finish both of these by yesterday afternoon, which was the plan, I missed a fancy-dress party last night, which sounded like it was going to be awesome.
  • Even worse, I missed In The Pines (the annual RTR fundraiser) which was on today / tonight. I've been looking forward to it for weeks.
My social life is flatlining. I used to think I enjoyed the uni lifestyle, now I just want it to be over. Once you hit 30 you shouldn't have to do 'homework'.

To make matters worse, I've just this minute spilt my wine (it's a study aid) all over my desk, and a bit got into "Lappy". It'll be just my luck that "Lappy" fucks up. I can see the excuses already; "I'm sorry Mr Lecturer, but I haven't done my presentation because I spilt wine on my computer while I was doing it".

Listening to: Dirty Three - Whatever You Love, You Are


At 5:14 am, Blogger Melina said...

Do you talk to Lappy? Just asking...since it has a name and all. Just remember, "This too shall pass." Plus being a student is by far better than steady least that was my experience the second time around.

At 7:45 am, Blogger cotard said...

Other than telling it to hurry up and stuff, I don't talk to it too much.

The name "Lappy" is stolen from Strong Bad of Homestar Runner fame.

If you haven't seen Strong Bad check him out here:

He's very funny!

At 8:23 am, Blogger viva mandinah said...

Last year I thought to myself that I never wanted to leave because the social life at uni was fab. I am over it. I can't wait till the days I can actually have a weekend.

My iBook is called Mackel. I haven't caught myself talking to it yet... Hrmmm!

At 2:02 pm, Blogger sikamikanico said...

I think that's why I didn't go back to uni...
I feared that as a mature student, I'd always hang out with the other mature students, hand my assignments in early, and everyone would hate me.

At 2:21 pm, Anonymous lola said...

heh its the return of the mature leftie syndrome...

mickler reminds me of pork.
my tutor though, is a younger and slightly arrogant man from the sunday times. i thought he was pretty cool at first, and then i realised that everytime i opened my mouth to say something he looked at me like i was in the wrong class, as if blonde girls should just sit in the corner brushing their hair or something.

At 2:31 pm, Blogger cotard said...

Yup, I can see that...

I can picture him now: honey-glazed with an apple in his mouth going round and round on a spit... "spit-roast Mickler".

Oh and Nico, the good thing about being a mature-aged student is it's really easy to get extensions, you just need to play the "I work full-time as well" card. I can't remember the last time I finished something before the day it was due.

At 10:22 pm, Blogger miss wendy said...

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At 11:42 pm, Blogger Jay said...


Actually, my mother went back to school when she was 34...I was 14, so we were both in high school at the same time. Actually, my history teacher corrected my mother's correspondence assignments. It was pretty fucked up. If you think it's hard now, imagine doing it when you have 4 kids.

At 11:38 am, Blogger miss wendy said...

- off on a tangent again..
you know
-I can't believe you are funnier when drunk (referring to your dot points intro) because you are very funny here so..
-unless this is written while you are drunk I wonder about that.
- what i have often found is people THINK they are funnier when drunk,..
-and taller, smarter, better looking and this is often unhappiily
-VERY far from the truth .. so
-evidence? done a survey?. that's not just asking other drunken people.. 'cos we know how funny everyone else is then as well.
-and smarter, better looking...
- marraiges begun, firm friendships forged..
-Then you wake up and look at THAT BACK..
- and ask yourself "Is it human?"
perhaps my concept varies from the strictly social drinker, .. you know.. "another pimms and lemonade darling?"

At 1:39 pm, Anonymous Bek said...

Hey big brother,
Thanks for giving me your website, it is great to catch up on your goings on!
Your stories about Mum and Dad, and Peedee and Wade make me homesick but Cest La Vie!
I hope Lappy survived the wine incident, my laptop...(very jealous that is un-named 3 and 1/2 years on) also had a spill incident last week, a glass of water, she went on strike for a night and appears to be over it now. Fingers crossed, no fun to lose computers!
I have just finished one more lot of exams! I'm hearing you on the student life thing! I'm sick of deciding between buying food and paying my phone bill!
Anyway, just thought I'd write and say "Hi"
How are your pins and needles?
Hopefully talk soon
Lots of love
Little sister
AKA Bekkles the clown (needed a name this year with my first paid gig at a kindy party)
Will one day be known as Dr Bek! YAY!

At 10:52 pm, Blogger cotard said...

-Hello 'lil sis, welcome to my corner of the web. Lappy survived. When do you get your exam results?

-Miss Wendy, I think you may be over analysing me a little... I'm quite simple really. I like a drink and I like a laugh. The laughs become more frequent the more I drink. That's empirical evidence as far as I'm concerned...

At 8:43 pm, Blogger miss wendy said...

sound social research you suggest? )


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