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[Jan. 5th, 2004|07:19 pm]
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I finally got my marks back for the research report I did for Cyberculture last semester. It'd been weeks since I heard from the lecturer, so I chased it up and found out I got a distinction in the class. Two Ds, and two Cs that were one or two marks below a D means I did far, far better than I was expecting to, especially considering the amount of work I put in. My resolutions for this semester are the same shit I've been trying to convince myself to stick to for years, I've been telling myself that I'll actually turn up to lectures this year... but a big part of me wallows contentedly in the fact that I don't have to in order to do well, so why should I bother? Last semester was particularly bad, I estimate I went to about 6 classes in total. o_O Okay, so Cyberculture didn't really have any classes past the first few weeks, but that's still pretty bad. I guess usually I don't turn up because I always struggle to find enough courses that I'm actually interested in, and when I do manage to find something I like, I'm repulsed by the incredibly slow pace they tend to teach at. I've bitched about it before, but I still don't understand why people who've never taken philosophy before (or perhaps they have some other good excuse for not being aware of concepts like empiricism) are picking 3rd year subjects and slowing down the entire class because the lecturer has to explain things over and over again. Heh, I almost think it'd be a good idea to test people at the start of the semester on some of the stuff that's assumed knowledge for the course, and kick them the fuck out of the class if they fail. But I'm mean like that.

This episode of The Simpsons was on today, which was really weird because I found myself singing the "I'm an amendment to be, yes an amendment to be, and I'm hoping that they'll ratify me..." song completely randomly a few hours ago while I was switching around the positions of my monitor and my case. My room gets insanely hot in summer, and I wanted to move it so that my case is closer to the window & hence the breeze, to cool it down a little. Although, on that note, I should have an air-conditioner in here in the next few days, w00t! We have one in my parents' room too, but it really only keeps the front half of the house cool. And now I'll have this one aaaaall to myself. ^_^ Which is a godsend, because I've been melting in here. I could do with a few nice cold bourbon & cokes at the lucky tonight too, but I left my wallet in Mav's car & he might not be coming. I should put a chain on it or something, not because I think anyone's going to steal my fucking bus pass (I don't even have a bus pass, but I couldn't pass up that reference), but because I'm generally one of the most scatterbrained, retarded people you'll ever meet.

[User Picture]From: erratum
2004-01-05 01:07 am (UTC)
... which is exactly why I should</i> meet you.
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[User Picture]From: bizza
2004-01-05 08:32 am (UTC)
i dunno if newcastle uni does this, but my uni had prerequisites and stuff. i'm pretty sure you had to do phil101 or phil102 before they let you do the 2nd year theory of knowledge/theory of mind class I did.

of course, getting rid of the idiots left about 8 people doing the subject.

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[User Picture]From: _lucyfer_
2004-01-05 06:03 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: josienutter
2004-01-06 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'm really bad when it comes to absentmindedly losing/misplacing stuff, too. Chains can come in handy. :p
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[User Picture]From: snr0n
2004-01-13 08:17 am (UTC)
I've developed the habit now of checking every time I go to get off a bus or something that I haven't left anything on a seat. I've had to call the bus company a few times to get my wallet and other stuff back, I'm lucky that no-one ever steals them.

Hey, by the way. ::waves:: I think we've randomly crossed paths once or twice online in the last few years, and I keep finding friends of mine that know you, or friends of friends. The 'net's a small place sometimes. :)
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