July 9th, 2009

going native

In which I celebrate the universe going my way (and make a suggestion)

Exam results finally appeared yesterday, after a day in which I hadn't thought about it at all, The Kid reminded me to have a look and there they were! And hard on the heels of that, it seems the lecturer for this trimester's CRIM course is a bit more onto it than the last one - the course notes are available, the course outline is up, and signup for tutorials starts tomorrow. This is a huge difference from the mad disorganised scramble that was my last CRIM course. So yay.

And, tutorial attendance isn't part of the mandatory course requirements, so my three weeks of Africaness in the middle won't be an issue. The fact that the due date for the essay is 2 days after I get back might be. I'm going to attempt to get the essay into final draft form before I leave. Luckily, my topic leaped out at me within a millisecond of looking at the options* - "Illicit drug use causes crime" - critically evaluate this statement.

*glee* And the best bit is I have reference material for this out the wazoo, so while I will go to the library, I'm not reliant on it for info. *squee*

* Who am I kidding, I didn't even look at the other options...

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This morning I got picked up by a nice lady named Maureen who sees me walking every day and thought she'd offer me a lift. She picks up people who work at a clothing factory in her van, and she was talking about how many redundancies there have been in her industry lately. It's sad. Clothing workers never really make decent money anyway, and to be made redundant when already behind is just the kind of thing to make that rich/poor gap nice and wide. The Business Roundtable must be cackling with glee. Anyway, she took me to the central railway station. Consequently I got to work at 7:15am, and I think I should go home early to make up for it. *nod*

And and AND! Only two days to go! (Mr Wheel, I am working on The List)