Friday, 27 April 2012

Now what?

I've been working my arse off this spring. Well, sort of - depends what you compare it to, of course, but because everything's relative, and I only compare it to how much I usually work, I get to state that this spring, I've been working my arse off. I'll be getting nearly as many credits for this spring as I usually get in a year (see, those months in Edinburgh didn't slow my studies down, honest!), and I've started, and completed my bachelor's thesis. Which, to be honest, and considering my track record, I wasn't sure I'd manage, at least not by the deadline. (One of the perks (or maybe the perk?) of living with your parents for a while - you don't have to rely only on your conscience to nag you into getting stuff done.)

The point of this post isn't to show you all how very good and efficient I've been (well, maybe just a little bit). It's to say: today, now that I've finished my last class, and my last assignment, and the only exam I had to do, what am I supposed to do with my time? I still live with my parents (i.e. in BFN) for another month, so not much to do here. It's not like I was always working up till now either, but even when I was just hanging out, doing nothing, I always had all the work that had to be done at the back of my mind. I had a few nights when I didn't really need to do any work, but at some point I still ended up going back to my thesis, just because I had nothing better to do, or because I felt some weird urge to work on it. Scary shit.

So here I am, done with all the stuff that needed to be done for uni this term (except some final little fiddling with my thesis), with absolutely nothing to do. First world problem?

Oh, I'm not too worried. It's just the usual culture shock when moving from term into summer, but I'll manage. A few days from now I'll look back at this post, and laugh at it in contempt. Except that I won't, because in a few days time, I'll be back in the burgh. Hell yeah!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Cutest cookie jar ever

It was my birthday last weekend, and I just wanted to share the amazingly cute cookie jar my brother got me:


It's called Big Mama, and it's from the series Pepe and friends by Camila Prada. Love it!!

While I'm at it, I might as well show you some of the other cool things I got:



I also got a small, light-blue Mariskooli (Maribowl), the Doctor Who: Official Annual 2012, a lovely necklace, a "voucher" for a restaurant meal with a friend, a McCall-Smith novel, two bottles of bubbly, one bottle of red, and some chocolate. Not bad, as birthdays go!

It is quite easy to see the motivators behind some of these, particularly the 501-book. Of course I immediately had to check how many I've already been to, and the current total is 48, but I'm working on it :)

Only one week left of this term (and it didn't start out well, as the first day of the last week I spent at home, alternating between blowing my nose and coughing). Then I have a week off before I start work, which will be spent in * drum-roll * Edinburgh! I can't wait to go back!
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