Tag Archive: Happenings

Car Chronicles, Ep. 2: The Garage Door

Garage door at work closed on me as I was driving through.  It won.

Besides a heap of scratching and a broken antenna, the roof is bent to buggery across the entire width of the car.  It’s probably not the best idea to have electronic circuitry exposed to the elements like that either.

Really not proving to be a great month.

Void

“I just want to sleep, but I can’t.  I want to cry, but I can’t.  I want the world to stop while I deal with this, but it can’t.”

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The 154-hour-per-week schedule

For those who don’t already know this, I’m back at uni part-time this year to complete my degree while working full-time.

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One of these things is not like the other

It seems that avoiding the dentist for over fifteen years (even if only subconsciously) can have its drawbacks.

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Car Chronicles, Ep. 1: The Cyclist

Car was heckled today by a directionally disoriented cyclist.

Most importantly, The Cyclist is fine bar a few scratches to the knee—thank goodness he was wearing a helmet or things could have been much, much worse.

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My brief adventure with the legal system

“I have the kind of backside that screams (figuratively), ‘yup.  If you’re facing charges of rape, you definitely don’t want me on your jury panel.'”

I was summoned for jury duty last week.  I turned up and spent most of the day twiddling my thumbs in what is essentially a large waiting room.  In the afternoon I was finally selected for potential involvement in a rape trial, estimated to last two weeks.  My number was called out in the courtroom; I was to be the final juror.  The accused then objected to my inclusion on the jury panel, and so I was sent home.

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The internship hunt is over

And what a short and sweet hunt it was, spanning a total of roughly 60 hours between me writing my first application and being accepted for a job.  (This figure does not include the weeks I spent procrastinating.)

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More??

Well, classes have started and I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things.  It should prove to be a much more rewarding semester this time, although I don’t know if I’m hanging around the right crowd these days… but then I guess it’s too early in the piece to be sure.

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I passed everything!

Imagine my horror when I got my results for the last Software Engineering assignment (it was baaad) and remembered that assignments are a hurdle and that I did poorly on the others.  Imagine my trepidation at the thought of having to undo months of planning and rethink my entire degree while waiting on the final outcome.

Now imagine my relief when I found out for sure that I did manage to just pass that hurdle.  Looks like I’ll be sticking around as a Software Engineer after all.

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Worst. Semester. Ever.

For many reasons.  I don’t plan to elaborate too far or even mention everything—suffice it to say that:

  • I miss everything about Bundoora: the simplicity, the atmosphere, the quiet, the people (not to suggest that I don’t appreciate and genuinely enjoy knowing the people that I have come to know here)…
  • I took on way too much teaching work; and
  • at some point I conveniently forgot why I was actually here, and my priorities flew out the window.

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