Friday, 19 March 2010

Sherry baby

I feel decadent when I drink my lovely fino sherry. Tastes so good.

I only ever seem to update this late at night (or very very early in the morning depending on your perspective). I think it's as much a procrastination thing as much as anything really. Though I really should go to bed.

Wednesday marked the end of my university education. Bar my dissertation deadline and my 2 exams I am finished. No more classes ever! Which is very strange to think, as I have been in education for 18 years. I'm not sure how I'll cope out of it! I'm going to have to be a proper adult, and I'm not sure I'm ready for that. For Heaven's sake, I even repeated 2nd year in an effort to put it off (that's not true. I wouldn't have repeated 2nd year if I could possibly have helped it). I'm going to have to get a proper job. I'm resigned to the fact that I'm probably not going to get a graduate traineeship this year like I'd hoped (when 900 other people applied to a job you didn't get you don't feel quite as bad), so it looks likely that I'll be spending this year working somewhere and doing various internships for the experience. Hopefully can get a job off the back of an internship. As for working, I mean like a part-time job. I already have one, but I'll have been there for 4 years come May and I think it's probably time for me to leave. No idea what I'll do instead, but I'll do something... And I will miss MKC. It's been a big part of my life. I think it's the site itself more than anything that I'll miss, and it will be really strange not working there. It's the only job I've ever had (because being a paper girl for about 3 months doesn't really count), I'm not someone who flits and changes jobs every few months (unlike my darling boyfriend). Ach weil, we'll see.

Doctor Who starts back on Easter Sunday. Can't bloody wait.

Monday, 15 March 2010


No I won't learn in an automatic, got that Bill?

I thought my lesson had gone pretty well, til Bill did his usual annoying and upsetting thing of suggesting I learn in an automatic instead. Get to fuck Bill.

I'm going to console myself with a dry sherry and olives and Glee. Oh, and the dissertation. I really want to get it done by this weekend, so that I have next week to polish it up. So much to do.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Neon and chrome

I really need to go to bed.

I pretty much suck at getting this dissertation done. I wanted to get 20 pages done by Saturday. So that's....7 pages to do tomorrow and Friday...oops. And I have work tomorrow (well, today). Oh good. I just need to properly knuckle down and fucking write the damn thing!

Sunday is K's 21st birthday. So far I've bought him a few smaller things, but no 'main' present yet. And I have no idea what this should be.

But yes, bedtime is calling me.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Olympe de Gouge

Would it be terribly bad form of me to dedicate my dissertation to people? Can I have "This is dedicated to the memory of Christine de Pizan, Olympe de Gouge, Mary Wollstonecraft, Emmeline Pankhurst and all the other wonderful women who fought so hard for women's citizenship over the centuries" at the beginning? It's probably a bit pretentious.

Still, it will be dedicated to them, even if only in my head.

My dissertation is due by Friday 26th March. It is a maximum 25 page limit. I have about 12. So...a lot of work still to do. Crap. It is perfectly doable, although I have the added self-imposed pressure of wanting to get it done by the 19th (a week before) so that I can spent the last week fixing it. Which basically means I have less than 2 weeks to write the damn thing.

On top of the, this coming Sunday is K's 21st birthday. I know, he's a baby. I have no idea what to get him either, I used up my emergency ideas for Valentine's Day (and they were very successful). For my 21st, which was admittedly only a month after we'd started going out, he got me a lovely watch that he'd incased in a papier mache globe he'd made and painted - he'd even painted the words "I'd give you the world if I could" on it. Terribly sweet. And I love it. How do I top that incredibly romantic gesture 15 months later? I'm not sure I can! Any and all ideas welcome (do I actually have any readers? I doubt it, I don't think I've at all publicised this blog).

But, as of 5.30pm on the 3rd of May, when my last exam finishes, I am a free woman! Free from the constraints of structured education! Hurrah. Graduation is on the 29th of June, I have registered already. Can not wait.

Adulthood here I come.