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[Music from the movie もののけ姫 ]
Something happened. A number of things have happened as a result of said happenings of things. As things and more things happened, I happened to come to this thing: the thing is, I happen to think I have to stop this thing for a while because anything I write at this point wouldn’t be the type of thing I usually ink, it so happens.
So consider this a hiatus, a breather, a pause from which I will either come back with a new zest or perspective.
Dear Ever Listening Diary,
Diet. “Die” with a ‘t’. You know how I feel about diets — Don’t. Ever. The Dictionary of Cheese (which I totally did not just make up) defines a diet thusly:
Diet /’dī-it/: A medical condition in which one denies himself good and nutritious food. Accompanying tells of this condition: Death and death-like symptoms.
However, the last time I stepped on a scale I found I have put on some unwanted pounds. And as I do not wish to look like this:
I now will have to go on a diet. Balls. -_-
But I can do this, right? All I have to do is wake up, do some light exercises, cut out on those eggs and have whole wheat breads instead, reduce the amount I eat at lunch, eat dinner earlier and fit in some exercise during the day. Yeah… yeah! I can do this!
… God, I am so hungry right now…
[Image by kind courtesy of fatcatludo]
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Nodding in approval,
It would make far more sense for me to be studying for my exams right now, rather than typing here. Yes, studying, not revising; revising would mean I have been through my course material at least once over. But this isn’t about my study habits, it’s about my exam pointers! I have this extensively documented and I feel I just have to share a few of them:
Situation: Alpha Prime
There is a question before me and the professor has handled the topic in class, but I simply do not know the answer to it.
Lie. Lie like you cut yourself and worship Lucifer himself. Throw in a bunch of references, quotes and annotate/footnote stuff like no one’s business; if there’s one thing we’ve learned from Wikipedia, it’s that everyone believes annotated articles.
Situation: DEFCON Omega
The exam in it’s entirety is filled with questions on topics the professor has never once taught, mentioned, mumbled or even hinted at, and the sudden reality of failure is sinking into your gut like a bad batch of bambara beans and runny eggs.
Stab the prof.
Situation: May Day
It’s a multiple choice test and choices A through D for almost all the questions are all correct answers to the posed questions.
It’s a multiple choice exam and none of the choices have the correct answer.
See solution to DEFCON OMEGA exam protocol
Next time on Dear Diary: How to properly dispose of a dead body.
Today I met a bunch of really smart, really inspiring people. People who are great, people who are going to be great. These are people who blog about pertinent issues, people who write thought provoking articles, people who are truly maximizing their literary potential. Reading through some of their online material, I really appreciate the way they address controversial issues and argue down popular misconceptions people have about them. Particularly enjoying, too, is their diction and turn of phrase — pure genius. I am unworthy of the title ‘blogger’; I feel like there is so much I could do to make my blog a much more intellectually titillating experience. I am feeling inspired to write!
The real meaning of the words:
I am unabashedly petty, envious and immature. They make my blog look sucky. Bastards.
[Webcomic courtesy of xkcd ]
Yesterday morning I heard from a very reliable source that the University Teachers’ Association of Ghana has gone on strike citing non-payment of salaries or no running water at home or something, as the instigator for their action.
But, dear Internet diary, you know that I, for one, do not believe in strikes for whatever reason it may be. You see, in all things, one must look at all parties being affected. The school calendar will be set back, graduation will be affected and there will be arrears in our syllabi for the semester.
Why? Why should this happen? We mustn’t stand for it! What we have to do is…
Oh, who am I kidding: I DON’T HAVE TO GO TO CLASS! ^______________^
[Webcomic courtesy of XKCD ]
Do you ever look at the kind of tweets that pop up on your timeline and wonder why the hell you’re following some people? Just unfollow them, you say? There are rules.
Praying Twitter bears me no animus,