Blog Number 3 (Georgie)

Things I achieved this week:
1. Watched all 6 ‘Rocky’ movies, including ‘Rocky Balboa’ – awesome! I think my favourite is the third one with Mr T, but a tough choice. As I type I’m listening to ‘Gonna Fly Now’.
2. Bought a new dress on Saturday, which is a massive achievement because I don’t normally like shopping because I can never find anything that I like/suits me.
3. Picked up on Saturday night – perhaps this could be attributed to the aforementioned dress?
4. Had a driving lesson
5. Drove to Traralgon in 4 hours (which is normally a 2 hour trip – don’t ask)
6. Went for a swim. I haven’t been for about a billion years (ie. 1 and a half) and man, was I sore afterwards.
7. Earned a decent amount of cash at work – have to make the most of it before the store closes!
8. Booked tickets to Dylan Moran (they’re a prezzie fore mum’s birthday).
9. Organised for my brother and a bunch of cousins to see Stephen K Amos – yay!
10. Watched two years worth of the Melbourne Comedy Gala, bloody hilarious and I can’t wait for it to start!

Things I did not achieve this week:

1. My spanish study, bad move because I barely understood the lecture this week.
2. Finish reading ‘The Secret River’ by Kate Grenville for Australia Now, I can’t help it, it’s just too boring!
3. Wanted to start my Australia Now assingment by seeing as I haven’t finished the book I didn’t start.
4. I haven’t even started reading ‘To The Lighthouse’ for Modern Lit.
5. Speaking of Modern Lit, I had intended to get a big chunk of the assignment done, did I? Of course not!
6. Didn’t start my USA Today essay, but on the plus side, I did pick a question: ‘Is it reasonable for America to restrict some freedoms in the interest of security? How far can this go without compromising the ideals in which Americans believe?’ I actually think this will be interesting and am looking forward to starting it.

So, here’s to a more productive week!

2 Responses to “Blog Number 3 (Georgie)”

  1. Johanna says:

    *pat pat*

    Why oh why would you actually want to inflict such hideous torture on yourself? (coughRockycough) 🙂

    And once more… *pat pat*

    Modern Lit was the bane of my life for a semester last year. Everything we studied was referred to as ‘postmodern’ and ‘existential’, despite the fact that the majority of people studying and teaching the subject had never actually studied existentialism.
    Once the lecturer described Winston Smith from 1984 as ‘teleological’, it struck me that teachers aren’t godlike in their wisdom and that she probably didn’t really know what she was talking about.

    So.. next year do Literary Classics! You study awesome texts (think Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Lolita, The Great Gatsby…) and the lecturer is brilliant!

  2. Liv says:

    Argh Modern Lit is the worst subject that a First year Arts student can possibly do

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