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May 2008

‘ello all,
This is the period of time, known (in my head at least) as the ‘calm before the storm’. Pretty much everyone’s finished their last few assessments, and is relishing the last week of revision before the student vacation and exams kick off. Now is the time to bid farewell to loved ones, to lock the bedroom door and to start pulling those colossal study sessions to make up for that fact that you’ve been coasting through the last six months. Which is why (as one would entirely expect) I’m going to relate my experiences with transport, and driving around the campus.

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As I write this, I am sitting in the Fisher Library ‘stacks’ (the research section), munching away on some Twix flavoured pods*, supposedly planning/writing several essays all due within a few hours of each other. First count, I had something in the realms of 11,000 words looming ahead of me. Most recent count revealed that I still have 10,990 words looming up ahead. At least I’ve got my first sentence out of the way.

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One of the joys of coming to university is getting there.
(Please note I say this with the most sarcastic of intentions possible.)

Before setting foot on the hallowed grounds of Usyd, I actually came from a small country town with not very many people living there. My family lived on a farm half an hour out of town and, needless to say, public transport was non-existent. So when I moved to Sydney, I was at first excited by the glamorous prospect of commuting, bussing and travelling on the likes of CityRail every day.

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To continue for a bit on my theme from last entry - the joys of living out of home - I would like to recount the saga of the mouse.

When I moved in to Maison d'Erskineville, the guy whose room I was moving in to while he jetted around the world for six months hadn't quite left yet, despite the fact that he was no longer paying rent and I was living in his room. That is, his stuff was in our dining room in boxes and he was sleeping on the floor. He was having trouble with visas and stuff like that so we were cutting him a lot of slack, but despite all of this, it was becoming increasingly annoying having boxes of clothes, food and other things (?) in our eating space, looking ugly.

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Much as Patrick Suskind was moved by the oft-overlooked landscape of smell to write a novel about a serial killer, I have recently been so moved (sometimes physically) by my own olfactory surroundings, that I am compelled to rise up onto my soapbox once more. As far as I know, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille left no descendants, and so I’m fairly certain that any young virgins at Sydney Uni can sleep easy. However, bodily smells have come up in conversation so many times recently that it is obviously a topical concern.

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I recently asked a friend why they went to the gym, and he replied that he liked to "stay in shape". The most interesting thing about this is that no one really goes to the gym to stay in shape at all, they go to lose weight, or put on muscle and gain weight. Really, if you're staying in shape you should be working a bit harder. But I digress. The point really, is that if you want to go to the gym, Sydney Uni has you covered.

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Last week, while shopping on Bleeker Street in New Yorks City's West Village, I saw Natalie Portman. Not on a TV screen or an advertisement, but in real life. As you can imagine this was very exciting for me. I mean I can legitimately tell people that "I have shopped in the same store as Natalie Portman and her dog".

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I suppose this is testament to how badly I manage my time - I have been a blogger here for a couple of weeks and despite my most valiant efforts have totally failed to post an entry. As further insight to my personality, I have a list of entries I wish to post next to my computer here, and I have an entry on my iCal To-Do list saying to blog, but this priority seems to have been totally usurped by other more important (probably less important and more titillating) things.

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At the moment I live in a world of chalk dust and footpath art. It is a lovely yet hectic land which I like to think I stroll through with the air of a flâneur, enjoying the smell of fresh paint in the Graffiti Tunnel and watching piles of printed propaganda float by in the breeze.

Oh yes, it is Union election time again.

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Hi guys. You know what’s more useful than this blog? Going to a careers market!!

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How friendly do we look? Armidale Careers Market 2008.

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There comes a time in everyone's life that we realise the full extent of a situation we've placed ourselves in. As a person, we are gifted with a sudden, overwhelming sensation of vision- like the shroud covering the days and weeks ahead has suddenly been torn away, and all you are left with, is *assumes full lotus position* a feeling of serenity.

Or so they keep telling me.

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Today in my science and statistics lecture for Psychology, we got on to the topic (as we often do) of pseudo-science. This term refers to that which is not science but pretends to be.
We were told a few interesting stories about psychics, including the well known John Edward and a woman called Sylvia Browne who, in 2003, used her supernatural powers to attempt to locate a couple’s son, who had been missing for four months.

She made some very interesting predictions.

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0730
Alarm clock goes off. Radio starts singing, in counter-point falsetto, some heinous opera in German. In the semi-conscious haze, with a hint of disbelief that it’s morning already, I wonder why they always play that stuff so early in the morning. Is it someone’s twisted idea of a joke? Is it too much to ask for a GENTLE wakeup call from a CLASSICAL station? Grudgingly, I slam the snooze button. I slam again and having not missed this time, the Radio shuts up.

0800
The battle with the Radio has always been a lost cause. After several bloody skirmishes I concede defeat. I toss my doona aside, blindly feel for my glasses from the nightstand, and reach for my towel.

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There is a limbo period in my assessments this semester. While others do exams and in-class presentations, I doodle in my notebook and enjoy myself. You might think I’m lucky, but in fact this is a great curse! I feel like I’m living in that part in Twister, when they go out into the eye of the storm ...

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There are many kinds of bags that you one can take to uni, I realise. Tote bag, handbag, satchel, backpack, green bag and no bag! Obviously, as has been mentioned by the other bloggers here, there are different bags that people can and will take to uni. However, this is not a post that will hail the fortunes of all the bags there are. There's a time and place for those sorts of shenanigans. This is about why one kind of bag is better than them all, and how that bag is the backpack.

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As morbid as the title sounds, my experiences show it.is.actually.true. But then, if you truly care about how well you're doing, you wouldn't let such a little setback put your moral and determination down, but then the question is - what have you done to allow this to happen?

Well you see, I have an excuse...

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