Posted at 3:54 pm
The only thing worse than battling through a university subject in the summer break (the first of two, why oh whyyyyyy do you do this to yourself?!), is a take-home exam for said subject in the summer break. You’re only just easing back into the whole study fandangle. Essays you might just deal with. You’ve written enough of those. But a take-home exam? No thank you. They say kindly the day before ‘it’ll be easy. If you’ve done all the readings and attended all the classes you’ll be just fine’. Hah. Liars. When on earth did we learn about the physiognomy of nature? Oh. Maybe that’s when you were daydreaming about what to cook for dinner. Mm that’s right. Big-whoops there. Continue reading
Posted at 3:00 pm
Yet again we’ve had an absence of posts. Do you think I simply need to stop apologising? Cease to spout excuses? It appears as though the trend towards scattered, and for that matter scatty in general, posts is going to become the norm. Hmmm. Bu-ut. Yes, there’s always a but, isn’t there? If one had to justify the severe lack of posts over the past two weeks, it could be attributed to college rowing. An experience that slowly takes over your life, like that obsession with finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, consuming it bit by bit until you’re eventually reminded by others that there is in fact a world outside of your well insulated bubble. Once the regatta (or if we’re still using the chocolate chip analogy, you find the one) concludes you finally emerge from that all-consuming blanket of ‘rowing life’, like a rabbit blinded by headlights on a dark evening. Stunned. Disorientated.
Rowing involved food, plenty of food (carb-loading, anyone?). Why it even involved baking (homemade muesli bars are a must for any sporting event), yet what it didn’t allow for was blogging. Continue reading