February 4th, 2011


Oops, study eating my brain = wordy post.

Dear John Key,

I don't actually care who you find hot. I do care that you're willing to sit there and talk about women on TV with someone who broke his girlfriend's back, as if you're all matey and share views or something. I also care that you're even entertaining the idea of raising GST again.

Dear Phil Goff,

Grow a backbone. "Me too!" is not the response of a potential leader I can respect. "Why the hell would I care?" is. Also, please retire and let someone who has more impact than a wet fish take over as leader of the opposition. I'd eat my own vomit (sans garnish) rather than vote for the Smarmy Git and his pack of self-serving snakes, but your party doesn't get my vote either without clear policy and someone who can sell it.

Neither of you is 'one of us' - at least not for my values of what 'us' means. Also, the Rugby World Cup will not distract me and I resent the blatant attempt at manipulation that setting the election date straight afterwards implies.

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Last night I got to sleep by 12:30, and woke up before the alarm without too much difficulty. I think I've picked up a lurgy but so far it doesn't seem too bad and I haven't quarantined myself yet. The next stage of my scarification is scheduled for the 13th of February. My exam for MAOR123 is scheduled for the 16th of February. I'm going to a festival on the 19th of February. This year I only get 1 free week between courses and the one on State Crime starts on the 4th of March. It only has one lecture a week for two hours - I'm quite rapt about this since lugging myself up to uni twice a week becomes a barrier to learning when the weather's hot or wet. Andandand! The lecture's at 2pm on a Friday so when it's done I don't have to go back to work! This makes me happy. Instead I can go to Fidels and regale people with my thoughts on what I have learned!

*watches the fidels crowd disappear into the woodwork*

Also, the lecturer is Liz Stanley, who is fifteen different shades of awesome and who almost convinced me to switch from Social Policy to Criminology with her last course. And who also happened to be at the talk at Vic for the research I'm involved in through Auckland University, and one of the people who's noticed me. Exciting!

But you know, I have to finish this essay and sit an exam before I get to think too much about that.

See you at Fidels?