I have woken up at this crazy hour of the morning to go and hand my last pieces of university work in. Scary thought.
I have university work to do every single day from now until May the 8th. Not the best situation, but it could always be worse.
On the plus side, I’ve met my daily target for today and it’s only just lunchtime!
I am chilly. Upon rising from my slumber this morning and seeing fairly bright skies outside, I consulted my weather app, and saw a pleasant high of 14 degrees! I went for shorts and tshirt to fully appreciate the sun’s rays on my skin.
I should not have gone for shorts. It was 6 degrees outside according to my car but it was too late to turn back or I’d be late for uni. Bollocks. On the plus side, I had a cheese and tomato sandwich on the way there, that was lovely.
The lecture itself was alright. I did find myself daydreaming at various points though. I was thinking about making a table out of wood. Turning the legs on a lathe, etc. It was very ornate by the time I’d finished. Stained it dark too. Then I thought about if I had a big house (the module is about country houses, so furniture and interior design isn’t too bad a day dream) I’d have plaster wall mouldings. I think plaster is quite important. It frames a room like a picture frame frames a picture.
*Large pause in writing because I was looking at plaster ceilings on the internet*
They’re probably not cheap. It’s on the ‘When I Win The Lottery’ list.
People in libraries who don’t understand being quiet:
- One guy zipping his bag open and closed about 94 times
- 2 chaps just having a conversation in the Silent Study area.
- 2 other chaps arriving, getting out their macbook pros and each one of them going BONGGGGG! on startup - thats not so bad, but the several conversations they had afterwards were unnecessary.
- 3 girls come along, giggling. Something comedic about studying, ladies? Then have a conversation about one of their laptops they’d dropped. Apparently, she dropped it two years ago! She was wondering if anyone would fix it. Cool story!
So I was at uni today. I saw many things on my way there. Cyclists. Cyclists at rush hour. Cyclists at rush hour who seem to not be commuting.
If you commute to work or uni or whatever by bicycle and need to be there for 9am, fair enough. You’re a bit of a pain, and I don’t like that you slow everyone down, but fair enough. You’ve not got much of a choice if that’s your only way to get where you want to go. This morning however, I saw what can only be described as a very serious cyclist. Full lycra, shoes with toe clips, expensive looking road bike. He didn’t appear to have any luggage.. now unless he was in the very fortunate position of being able to keep absolutely all of his required things, including a change of clothes, at work, he wasn’t going to work.. he was just out for a cycle. There’s nothing wrong with that… but in rush hour traffic? Really? Aside from being inconsiderate it’s not exactly the safest time to be out cycling.
9am is some bullshit time to have to be in for, but that lecture wasn’t too bad! Had a laugh.
The afternoon lecture though.. Christ on a bicycle. There had been a little bit of confusion on the hand-in date for the first piece of coursework. There were 2 possible dates for it in the handbook. The most prominent date, and the one that he had initially told us, was the 29th of March, and one less prominent date was the 8th of March. I overheard someone asking the lecturer what the hand-in date was, and after establishing that there had been some confusion he announced to the class “The hand-in date for the first piece of coursework is next week” and several people piped up with “..you told us it was the 29th?” Obviously quite concerned about the sudden vast reduction in time available.
This next bit is what frustrates me. He genuinely asked “Oh, I didn’t think I did, but okay which date would you prefer?” After establishing that most of the class was under the impression it would be the 29th. Which date would we prefer? Given that we all thought we had almost a month to prepare it and you’re now potentially offering us less than a week to prepare it what date do you think we might prefer? I just don’t understand his logic. Or lack there of. He is so knowledgeable and intelligent but it seems small logistical aspects elude him. Like if I was a lecturer, it would be very obvious to me which date people would prefer in this scenario.
Then I came home. And fixed the zippo lighter I’ve had for years. Wick troubles! Sorted now. I don’t even smoke, they’re just cool as fuck haha.
So I was at uni today. It’s alright until I have any work to do. Or even any feelings of impending work. Fuck off work. Fuck you right in the ring piece.
I sang Bruce Springsteen - Ain’t Good Enough For You to myself in the lecture. That is such a tune.
To make matters 100000000 times worse I got home to discover there had been an OWL in the atrium at uni (someone had it perched on their hand, showing it off, it wasn’t just a random owl loose causing havoc at uni) and I didn’t see it :( I fuckin love owls man.
I should be doing some work now. I should have been doing some for the past 2 months really.
Looking forward to my 7am wake up tomorrow and especially looking forward to being told some truly fucking riveting shit tomorrow afternoon ! :)
I almost forgot one thing! I was walking back to my car, and it was 4pm and there were school kids everyfuckingwhere. That’s annoying, but some hilarity occurred. One child of about 14-15 asked another a question, to which he replied, simply and loudly, “SUCK MA DIIIIICK!!!!” hahahaha. Brilliant.
So I was on my way to uni. I’d taken the lanes route there, twists and turns in my car, nice countryside, lovely stuff. I got to where I park my car and began the 15-20 minute walk to uni.
Half way there I happened to check my email on my phone and guess what? The lecturer had emailed us all saying there was no lecture this week as it’s ‘independent study week’ Okay, beautiful, exquisite, marvellous BUT… it doesn’t say that in the module hand book.. it says next week is independent study week..
He frustrates me. His manner of doing things and his disorganisation frustrate me. Surely if it had been pre-planned he’d have known for at least a week that this was independent study week.. and he could have emailed us before today.. sending the email on the morning of the day of the lecture.. I bet more than a few people won’t have read it and will have turned up.
The wording of it was ‘just a reminder..’ To me, the word ‘reminder’ would imply that we already knew the information and he was just reiterating it.. but I really don’t think we did know the information.
On the plus side though, I’ve not got to listen to 3 hours of tangents and tenuously linked shite! So all in all, it’s good.
On my way back.. I took the lanes again.. and these lanes are a long and windy way round really, I just like them because my car is fast and noisy. So they’re out of the way.. it’s not a normal route is what I’m trying to say. Not many people would take it to get to places quickly. Anyway I noticed a car in my rear view mirror at the start of my 5 mile loop of lanes.. I turned left.. so did he…I took the left out of the lane… so did he.. I crossed the main road onto another lane… so did he.. At this point I’m thinking ‘I’M GONNA DIE OMG’ No I didn’t think that, but it was peculiar. He followed me all the way back to a little island outside Tesco. I went to Tesco, he went the other way.
It would have been far, far quicker for him to turn left out onto the main road he followed me directly across. I’m pretty certain he was following me. I didn’t do anything illegal though and I wasn’t driving dangerously. Just incase it was the police in an unmarked car haha. Not that I’d drive dangerously anyway. Safety first kids.