List – 8 Questions

I’m low on inspiration, which is further proof that studying the law sucks out your soul, but also it’s study break so I’ve actually been kind of studying. I didn’t write yesterday because when you spend all morning in a revision session and all afternoon staring at your notes, not much goes on between the ears.

So this morning, as I sat in the library, my brain did it’s usual good job of getting curious about every possible other thing than my notes, which is not really surprising when they read things like “A K is a K, LTA doesn’t prevent Privity of K from retaining Eq rights in personam” see? Jibberish

10 8 questions from level 6 of the library (I was aiming for 10 but my brain wouldn’t even do that):

  1. Popcorn, carb or vege? It’s used like a carb but it comes from corn, how troublesome and this girl was eating some and I could smell it.
  2. How many litres of good tea could you make from one teabag? I’m running really low on tea bags but I don’t want to go and buy another box of a hundred when I’m only here for two more weeks.
  3. Why is everyone so into cupcakes? They are really nice, but they’re such a fad, why aren’t people freaking out over Baked Alaska or something?
  4. How old are you before you stop worrying about being naked in the changing rooms? I had a wee nudie moment in the gym changing rooms this week, noone was around so it was fine, but then I got all freaked out that there would be security cameras or something and was embarassed for the next hour.
  5. Which parent can I persuade to pay for my Black Keys ticket?I owe my brother money for it and I’m wondering which part of the parental unit will be ok with me citing “sibling bonding” as the reason I need $90.
  6. When is someone going to remove the sparrow from level 6 of the library? It’s been there all week and although it’s entertaining when it startles some unexpected studier, I’m worried it’s spreading plague or something.
  7. If I’ve done enough study to pass, why can’t I stop? This dreadful waste of time between a C+ and a B is really not worth it is it, but my sub-conscious guilts me into it anyway.
  8. Why is the guy next to me reading a book entitled “Self-Esteem and Learning a Foreign Language”? Has someone really written a whole book about that?? And what’s the verdict? Is it good for your self-esteem?

Let’s you and I both pray I’ve got something better by next time.


List #2: When I get home…

Last full day of studying today (as in sitting in the library banging my head against a desk, studying) before I have winter holidays (“holidays my ass” says the assignment that I have to write in that time). So to get me excited I made a list of what I’m looking forward to doing when my flight gets in at 1pm Friday.

When I get home I’m going to:

1. Put my electric blanket on, and possibly sleep with it on, and I know that’s naughty but it makes the bed so warm, and I do turn it off eventually, usually when I wake up in a sweat.

2. Open the pantry and the fridge, at least twice. I may not even eat anything straight away, but it’s important to scope out what deliciousness is available at no cost.

3. See what sort of soup Dad’s been making. My Dad’s office is attached to our kitchen so he is always got something on the stove to tend to during the work day. In summer it’s fruit, we have enough stewed fruit to eat solely that for every meal. In winter, it’s soups. We have all sorts of soups (none made with a recipe, of course, don’t be ridiculous) and they vary in awesomeness but we always say that they’re great otherwise Dad gets offended. I have yet to put a bowl down the sink but the one made out of leftover casserole was the last straw for my brother.

4. Have a really long shower. And I mean more than 10 minutes.

5. Catch up on all the television that Mum will have MySky-ed for me. This could very well involve me not moving for at least two days while I get up to date with everything that’s been going on, interspersed with episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

6. Eat fancy expensive yoghurt, you may laugh but there is some incredible boutique yoghurt out there.

7. Tag along with Mum when she goes out so that she’ll buy us coffee. Basically, any errand that needs doing before midday has the purchase and consumption of a coffee attached to it.

8. Go for walking dates with my friends. That is, walking around the lake, a good 5.5km loop, with a friend catching up on all the gossip and burning calories at the same time.

9. Is it my turn to host Book Club? We don’t usually talk about books, but the style is the same, evening, dessert, drinks and discussion (so a usual night in with the girls really but it sounds so much more intellectual this way).

10. Get some space from my Facebook account, during study my daily logins increase exponentially, I wonder why that is??

No I’m not oblivious to the fact that the majority of these things involve electricity and food that I won’t be paying for. Thanks Mum and Dad!