Gotta keep the customers satisfied!

Posted On May 16, 2008

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So it’s been a while….quite a while. For quite a number of weeks I’ve been thinking I should be writing a bit of a blog…in the words of simon and garfunkel, gotta keep the customers satisfied…although I see no money changing hands here (although come to think of it, it would be nice as I’m pretty much completely skint…until Tuesday that is). In all my grand thoughts of writing a blog I could never seem to land upon a topic that would qualify a whole blog to itself. Thus now I attempt to give you a collection of tid-bits that have been gradually accumulating in my cerebral cortex.

Uni comes along quite well, although I am loaded down with immense amounts of homework at the moment. From today until Wednesday I have 3 major essays due, one worth 30%, one worth 40% and the last worth 50% of my semester grade, you would think by now monash would have worked out how to co-ordinate their assessments around my timetable! Although possibly the pressure is the best thing to motivate me.

Public transport always use to be long and frustrating….back and forth to Clayton, back and forth. But now I must say I do quite enjoy a good stint on public transport…with the right conditions being fulfilled of course. These conditions being;

1. a relatively non crowded train or bus

2. a free seat next to my for my backpack (it likes it’s own seat…it has personal space issues)

3. my ipod charged with plenty of good music, and quite possibly a newly downloaded Russell Howard and Jon Richardson podcast (if you haven’t had a listen do so…very funny…a tad crude…but very funny…and the accents!)

4. a lovely dreary day, grey sky…quite chilly, although I’m not chilly because I’m rugged up in lovely winter attire

Autumn leaves are just lovely….walking home from the bus, down my road there a couple…very short stretches of path with lovely autumn leaves. And every time I see them it strikes me how funny it is that something dead can be so pretty!

Coffee…being at uni, makes you feel like drinking coffee…there’s something quite comforting about having a very large coffee on a windy grey day (the best kind of day!) walking to the library…it makes me feel like a real student…I am a real student.

Music…I have bought quite a number of new cds of late…much to the dismay of my bank account and the joy of my ipod…and I would say my cd player, but it’s pretty crappy so doesn’t deserve a mention (I found the receipt to claim the warranty like 2 days after it expired…dang!). My lovely new cd’s being two ben kweller ones (ben kweller self-titled and sha sha: the self-titled one is better…but that may only be because I’ve listened to it more), the last shadow puppets…quite spectacular indeed, the wombats (I think I’m in love!) and finally my most recent acquisition, vampire weekend…quite wonderful…in fact it’s gracing my ears right this moment.

And to wrap it up…I dyed my hair…although you’ve probably all noticed by now…a bit darker…I like it.

Good-bye my friends…I will return at a later date…how much later is the question.

Dang! I’ve edited this post twice already…bad habit I’ve picked up at uni I suppose…hehe

Frank Woodley called me ugly and it made my day

Posted On April 2, 2008

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Well, you must admit, it’s about time i blogged again…let’s just say i’ve been on long service leave or something of the sort…not quite sure how it works but it sounds official enough…hehe.

Last night i was lucky enough to go see the wondrous Frank Woodley in his new solo performance ‘Possessed’. It’s pretty much along the lines of a lonely man gets possessed with the ghost of an irish woman and he falls in love with her…but of course a lot funnier. I laughed a lot and even felt a tiny bit sad…but i was particularly amused when he picked on me in the audience (i was in the front row…that’s right the front row!). At the beginning of the show he referred to all the beautiful faces in the audience….’except for that ugly one’…hehe…pointing at me. I never thought i would laugh so much having someone call me ugly (just so you know it was dark so he couldn’t hardly see me…well that’s what I keep telling myself..hehe). So my advice to you? See it and if you don’t try harder.

My ipod has a sense of humour

Posted On March 11, 2008

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It would seem my ipod has a sense of humour…that’s right…my ipod.

I was walking home today flicking through my songs on shuffle (more fun and exciting that way) and finally i got to the last song…curious as to what it would be.

It was ‘That’s all’ by Micheal Buble…I laughed.

Required reading = A querulous me

Posted On March 3, 2008

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I mean I knew at uni you get a lot of reading…but I didn’t realise at uni you get A LOT OF READING!!!

 

Do they really think I have nothing better to do with my time then pore over endless pages in my textbooks and readers in preparation for my next lecture? Chances are if I read any extensive portion of anything at one time I will fail to take much anything in!

 

Okay, I’m having a bit of a rant. But on the plus side…I do really quite like university, I’m just rather aggravated now by the endless amounts of reading that is expected of me! My aggravation is amplified by the fact that I walked around the first year chemistry building (at least I think it was the first year chemistry building) about 4 times at various stages during the day in order to find the place where they sell second-hand lab coats…apparently it’s very obvious, but as far as I can see, it doesn’t even exist!

 

Yes, I do get to have a lab coat…kind of fun, but also kinda geeky at the same time…well, it will be if I can ever find the place to purchase one!

 

Plus, did I mention how much I hate required reading?

  

The shiny guy always worries

Posted On February 27, 2008

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for showing me this I must credit blair…yay for blair…it’s funny watch it (particularly if you’re a fan of starwars)

just use the link…not sure yet how to upload videos to my actual blog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBM854BTGL0

In the process of my education

Posted On February 23, 2008

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As of Monday I will officially be a uni student…although I suppose I technically already am as I have been enrolled for quite some time really.

I must say I am rather excited by it all and quite possibly feel older and smarted just being at university…I’m sure I’ll discover I’m deluded soon enough. It is rather comforting to know that now I am only studying things that I actually want to study, and so if I dislike something immensely then it truly is my own fault for choosing it.

O’week was rather interesting in general. The first day I went it was immensely (I’m liking that word at the moment) boring….crowded into a massive hall with thousands of other new students listening to people congratulate us all on getting into Monash uni, and then proceeding to go on a long and deadly boring tour of a campus in rather unpleasant hot weather…you see I’m really not a big fan of my first orientation day. The Wednesday was somewhat better, more informative and I got a free I tunes voucher…free is good…so I was happy, the downside being on this day I emptied half my bank account purchasing one of my textbooks…how sad for me. The Thursday was altogether pleasant in comparison to the other days. I met a number of lovely people, and actually learnt some stuff that might come in handy during…not to mention catching up with an old friend…an altogether pleasant experience.

So on the whole I’m excited about uni…the travel is going to be interesting, everyday I go to uni it’ll be about one hour and twenty minutes each way….and that’s connex on a good day! But being all zone two transport I do have the benefit of extraordinarily cheap transportation costs…going to uni four days a week I’ll be spending 7.68 dollars all up on approximately 10hours of travel…how good is that!

Oh…and incase you didn’t know…uni students are apparently obsessed with beer…really obsessed.

   

Four n’ twenty

Posted On February 20, 2008

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I had a revelation today.

Four n’ twenty pies are names as such because of that old nursery rhyme, blackbirds and so on. I never clicked on to that before…it was truly a profound moment for me.

Why does no one ever think to tell me these things….

Come what may…oh winter won’t you

Posted On February 16, 2008

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I am aware that for one to blog successfully one must post new blogs with some degree of regularity, however I have recently (since my first post) suffered a lack of motivation for further installments. I wanted (as mentioned in my previous post) to write and profess my love to the season we know to be winter, however since I decided to post on such a topic the weather has been decidedly un-winterish. Much to my dismay the days just seem to be getting hotter again. I was dreaming of coats and hats and scarves again (seriously I was) and I find myself loving the cool underside of my pillow on a warm night (I do love the cold underside of the pillow…It’s quite a happy part of warm weather). I mean we certainly have had some pleasant days recently…but haven’t we had enough of them already…give me some coldness and some wind and rain and then I’ll be happy…and also I can post on winter when I am truly inspired

Why can’t it been raining now?

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Posted On February 10, 2008

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For sometime now I’ve taken an interest (fluctuating dramatically between zealous and virtually indifferent) in the blogs of various family members and friends. On the whole I’ve found them interesting and informative, at times quite amusing and at others boring enough to put me to sleep….or was that simply because there was too many words for me to be bothered reading? All this blog reading and I never really considered writing a blog myself…not really my thing I thought because I’m not a computer nerd and all. But I think now I’ve been inspired to write one….for all I know tomorrow I could be bored with it and never write another entry…but we’ll see what happens.

 

I’m hoping that in trying to blog some of my thoughts or my everyday happenings then maybe just maybe I’ll be motivated to think and ponder things more than I normally would. Normally whenever I begin to ponder something it doesn’t last very long…most particularly because I kinda have a short attention span when it comes to some things…and I tend to be easily distracted. However if I blog about some stuff (descriptive I know!) then I actually have to think enough to get it into a form in which people can read…and hopefully understand and the extra bonus on this is, if I have it written down…my slightly dodgy memory won’t be a problem.

                       

So this is my first of ramblings. Oh and I must say the people who have inspired me the most to blog (sounds corny I know) are my sister bec…I wouldn’t know nearly as much about her as I do if I never read her blog and blair, because her blogs are most certainly entertaining and are written in a very blairish style which I can truly appreciate knowing her well…yay for blair.

Well I’m not yet sure what I’m going to blog on…but I know sometime in the near future I’ll blog on winter cos I love it and it’s coming!!! Finally! Oh yeah and I like the whole dot dot dot thing (…)…I’m pretty sure it’s not grammatically correct…but I’ve always been a fan.

Goodbye now….you’re suppose to go home