Monday, April 27, 2009

Lectures, libraries and lingering.

I seem to have an unnatural fascination with and/or propensity for all three. Today, despite nearly falling asleep in Democracy, Ecological History and Modern Lit lectures; I still really enjoyed them. I'm that geeky kid at the back of the class that laughs at all of the lecturer's jokes and takes note of the totally irrelevant stuff because to me it's the most interesting.

I didn't manage to get to any of the three libraries I was planning on visiting today because both the weather and I are crap. I'll go tomorrow and get resources and study and write my essays. I promise.

I keep on planning to go home right away so I can go to the aforementioned libraries but end up hanging around and buying food and talking people's ears off. Literally, I mean, Nick had to tuck his into his back pocket and sew them back on when he got home to some peace and quiet. Sorry, dude.

Here's to be being better at life tomorrow.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

the First.

So I am midway through first semester
of the first year
of my first University course.

It seemed like the right time to start something.

I always complain about being too busy to get anything done.

I mean, this is my first year out of highschool,
I've started my first adult job
and I'm trying to get ready for my first independent overseas trip.

So why not create a new blog?

I don't know if I will post every day or not.
I don't know if anyone will read it.
And I don't know if after this first post I will lose any sense of having time to do this.

But while I'm here, I guess I should post about something, rather than my lack of experience.

I need to do my assignments but I've been watching vlogs and reading blogs all morning. All I want to do right now is sit on my couch and watch a My So-Called Life marathon. What is scary about that show is that the characters verbalise stuff no-one I know would ever actually say. It's exactly how we all feel but there is confrontation in that show. That ugly thing we all avoid. At least, the people in my so-called life avoid it.

My tutor called our class the "Harry Potter" generation the other day. I wonder why we classify our generation that way. "iPod" generation, "OC" generation, "Cellphone" generation... Why not just call us what we really are? "Cyber bullying" generation, "Climate change" generation, "Same sex marriage" generation, "Nuclear testing" generation etc. etc. Because the other stuff might be superficial but it's also safe. The real things that will define us; the neo-McCarthyism of the "War on Terror", 9/11, the fear of North Korea, childhood diabetes and obesity en masse, high school shootings ... I want to throw in some positives there but all I'm thinking is Earth Hour and the election of Barack Obama. That's something I suppose.

I am the same age as Harry Potter was when he faced Voldemort. Harry Potter had one enemy. I have more than I can count and many more that I'm not even aware of yet. We all do. Go go, Gen HP.