Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Three down, two to go! English is over, and it went very well. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romanticism, and The Great Gatsby were all very good to me, which is exactly what I deserved for my studies. On Tuesday, I am writing History. I have a whole week of 'me-time' ahead of me! Benjamin is studying very hard for Philosophy today, because his exam is tomorrow. It seems as though my first university exams are going to be as good as can be hoped for!
Ahead of me lies a week of watching series, Wikipeding History topics, snuggling deeply in bed on rainy mornings, and hopefully going to dad's for some delicious, wood oven food.
Here is a funny quote for you to enjoy:
Overheard in the Newsroom #4397: Copy Editor in reference to Justin Bieber: “If I looked like that when I was 15, I think I would have gotten pantsed.”
Monday, May 24, 2010
After having aced my first Economics exam meritoriously and chasing it down with a cold shot of Sociological brilliance, I am cool, calm, and collected for English tomorrow. After English, I have a free week in which I hope to visit my dad with Ben (a very welcome respite) and sleep for ridiculous amounts of time.
So, right now I am studying Renaissance and Romantic poetry, poetic narration in The Great Gatsby, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I'm going to nail this bad boy to my Wall of Victories! That is why I am writing a blog right now - to show it that I am not scared of it at all, and that it kan maar BRING IT.
Well, I might write again tomorrow, after my exam. I'm feeling very happy, and ready to take on the world. To everybody who always knew what a wunderkind I was, I am happy to prove you right.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
And so it has come to pass that today, on the afternoon of my first ever university exam, I finally have a whisper of a glimpse of a moment of peace and quiet. Since my last post, nothing has, in any way or form, improved in my life.
Now, don't get me wrong, my life has been great - who doesn't love perpetual lectures, assignments, tests, essays, studying, oily res meals and zero sleep? It's just that I haven't had a moment to myself yet. When I see myself in the mirror, I still get a fright at times because I have forgotten who I am. I thought I was G10R1626, BJourn 1, 2010? I have a face, a name, a brain? What is this life you speak of?
Jokes aside, the past four weeks have been quite the challenge for me. But, as all challenges do, this one brought rewards aplenty. Having four of my articles published in Activate (all of which you will se upon my return), creating the first ever multimedia "vlog" (video blog) for Activate online, getting firsts (75%+) for most of my assignments, essays and tests, working my butt of and learning to write more than 3,000 words in one day have made the past month more than worth it.
Benjamin is doing very well, and he is looking over my shoulder as I write thi- oh, wait? Where did he go? When he saw his name, he ran away to the warmth and anonimity of the corner of my room, saying "No! DOn't write about me!". Haha. He is teaching me how to play squash, and in the process he is making me very fit (and I love it too!). His first exam is Sociology on Friday, with me.
Today I wrote Economics, which went extremely well. I daresay it might even be one of my best subjects! After Sociology on Friday, I write English on Tuesday, History on the 1st of June and JMS on the 5th of June. Time is flying, though, and soon I'll be finished with all of this and back home.
In other news - last week, my raven-haired self was reborn, and from the flames of her death was born the new, fire-headed me. Check Facebook for pictures of my transformation!
Plans for the future: there is a big chance of my getting an internship or 'shadow week' at True Love magazine, voted one of the Top 10 women's glossies in South Africa. Very excited!
Well, I better be off. I need to study feral children, ideology, education, socialisation, orientalism and all kinds of other funky buzzwords now.
I love you!