I scribbled this down just after I had got on the connecting bus this arvo.
My life is about running, running between buses, to buses, running to meet someone, to make a deadline, to get somewhere, running always running.
Running to the bus and then sitting simply, quietly in my seat, waiting again to get somewhere at some time.
Breathing fast, heart pumping, bag swinging, getting to the bus, weaing in and out of people, getting to the bus, getting to a commitment.
Always running to something. The final stage of getting home, the walk, is my single piece of simply free time, commitments are nil, time is mine, stopping to enjoy the ride. Walking.
Well I now have two mid-semesters completed and one to do next friday, now I can focus on my semester essays all that are now round the 3000 word mark and require extensive research.
My heart broke for a stranger in my mid-semester today for a class called Approaches to Asia’s History, we only have about 15 students in the subject, so when this girl rocked up today for the exam, we were suprised, she had not been to any of the workshops, so I watched her periodically during the exam and when she got up to leave and hand in her paper, the lecturer advised her to come to workshops when she can and then when she left, started to read her paper, like he had for the others who had already left, I could see that she had left most of the questions unanswered. I could not understand why, if she knew she could not attend the workshops, why she even enrolled in the class.
I struggled with one question, where I was not able to recall enough information on the events in Pangkor during the 1870’s.
I had a good mail day today, an ebay parcel containing a new memory card for my forthcoming camera, a 2peas order arrived at Barb’s ( 🙂 heaps of fun stuff to play with), and a package arrived from Fiskars with the tools I will be needing when I work for them at the upcoming Craft Show with the extraordinary Helen Williams. Heaps of fun 🙂
Also spent time completing the Virdian Room and Crimson Room, heaps of fun and I got some scrapping in too 🙂
Tommorow I have two 18th birthday parties to attend and photograph, going to be a busy night, I wish my 350D would have arrived for the events but that is not so.
To a great mate, who had to postpone her first date with a great guy becuase of the dreaded cold, get well 🙂 chica!
I am sitting here doing some scrapping for me and just me, it seems like all the stuff I have done recently is scrapbooking work. I would have never thought when I started scrapbooking that I would be where I am now. It has given me so much.
Had a great day at uni this morning, Cory had brought a family pack of malteasers to the lecture, which made the lecture better for sure, it was a great lecture though – on the Developmental State in Singapore. How is this for keeping it in the family?
The first prime minister of Singapore was Lee Kwan Yew, his eldest son is now the current PM – Lee Hsien Loong, his other son Lee Hsien Yang runs Singtel, the state’s teleco company and then Lee Hsien Loong’s wife Ho Chin runs Temasek, the state’s holding company. That is one powerful family!
Amaztype – Stumbled on this site the other day, makes cool images from a word that is entered. – super cool
I was speaking with my degree convener today, who is also my lecturer/tutor for my favourite subject this semester and he said roughly half of the 35 students who start off in first year graduate. Well that narrows down the people competing for jobs.
A sales assistant in Myers today told me that my degree sounds exactly like what Australia needs more of. Yay!
A dear friend of mine Tracy Robinson, is making me incredibly proud, she has started selling her digital scrapbooking kits at Scrapbook Elements. Go check them out!
Tracy was one of the people who inspired me so much when I first moved away from Creative Memories, and still today continues to inspire me with her impeccable design and type skills. You can see her work here and here. I am proud to call her my friend now.
I am so happy for Tracy to be embarking on this new venture of not only Digital Scrapbooking but the making of kits as well.
Many times, when I am sitting in a lecture at Uni, I nod off for a fraction of a second, before I realise what it is I am doing and force my self to wake up, focus and take notes. But, what happens when you don’t realise what you are doing and don’t wake up? That is what I did this morning in my lecture for Social Context of Asian Business, this is one of my smaller subjects with 66 students registered d but no where near that in the lecture.
I blame it purely on the Green Day and Simple Plan concert last night (it went off except for copious amounts of prepubescent girls screaming). After the period where I truly fell asleep for a minute or two, I struggled to keep my self aware and focused on the lecture on hand. My notes are all over the page, where I have kept writing when I was sleepy or could not focus on where the lines were on the page.
I seem to be in a constant state of sleepiness at Uni, must be all those early starts. Here is to the rest of the semester and trying not to fall asleep in class. (What would my mum say??)