October 19th, 2012


In which rewards for consistent application of concentration turn out to be distracting

Yesterday I handed in the last essay I will ever write as an undergraduate. It was kind of anticlimactic because no angels appeared with trumpets, not even any dancing boys in bow ties, just the slight *thunk* as it hit the bottom of the box, telling me that I'm once again the first to hand in.

I hate my essay, as usual. I think it's crap, as usual. And as much as I say I don't care, I actually do because it'd be a shame to blow my run at the last hurdle, but I've come to realise that what I think is crap, the markers seem to think is ok, so it'll pass. Meanwhile I've given myself the weekend off before starting to revise for the exam which is Monday the 29th. And since I've spent the last three days reinstalling and patching games, and the weather just turned to shit, no prizes for guessing what this weekend will be about.

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Anyway, in between searching a vast and beautiful open world for someone to be friends with, I'll most likely be dremel-ing a fair bit (OMG so fast and easy!), cleaning the house, randomly fondling Dr Wheel, and not writing any essays. It doesn't sound all that exciting but I am exploding with excitement at the idea of having a whole long weekend with no academic demands or sheep shearing.

Watch me complain I'm bored after 5 hours. Actually, not. Because I caved in to the Mighty Ape Labour weekend sale, and, um.. *cough*

It's not as bad as it looks, most of them were $10, ME3 and Darksiders were half price! I still feel vaguely dirty. But I will get over that.

Anyway, how will you be spending your long weekend*? And if you're not having one, what would you do if you did?

* In NZ we get no public holidays between Queen's Birthday at the start of June, and Labour weekend at the end of October. This means the whole winter with no long weekends. It kind of sucks but it adds extra Yay to Labour weekend.

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OK so I just made a comment with the word 'realise' in it. I don't have my LJ set to auto spellcheck, and I have my language set to UK English. My PC is also set to NZ English.

Why are little red wavy lines suddenly appearing under words like realise, behaviour, colour, and apologise? Basically, LJ is telling me that non-US spelling is wrong.