I have about fifteen posts just sitting there in draft form waiting to be worked up to a standard where I would feel comfortable publishing them. It seems I have plenty of ideas about what to post but no time or patience to sit there actually fleshing them out. The posts waiting for some work include:
- How to destroy a perfectly good pair of jeans
- A house in the country2
- How lucky we are
- Some attempt at fiction
- Post # 108
- html v. english
- Nerky? Geerdy?3
- Post # 119.
As a general rule I try to keep my job and all things about it well separate from this website4, but I think it's worth mentioning that I'll be going to a conference in Pennsylvania next month which I'm very excited about. That's right, I get a trip to the States!
Uni is wearing me down. I'm just so over it. I'd much rather learn about things that interest me, by myself, to my own standards. The next couple of weeks are going to be hellish as we5 pump out two assignments that we really should have done more on by now. The couple of weeks following that will probably be spent catching up with other work that we should have been doing while we were busy pumping out assignments. Then, of course, the few weeks following that will be spent pumping out final assignments and cramming for final exams. And that will pretty much bring me to the conclusion of my current stint at university.
Do you think I'm over-using the footnotes? It's quite possible, I need to find a balance I think. I impressed myself this week by achieving the number one Google result for the first time on terms that weren't so specific that it couldn't possibly have been any other site6. The really satisfying part is that I didn't even try, really. If you Google for "footnotes WordPress" (without the quote marks) you will find this site at the top!
One more random topic to finish this thing off.
I received an email from Aidan yesterday which was a forward of an email sent to him by his (I think I can say this) long distance girlfriend7, Chelsea. Someone actually took my advice, and purchased an Eels album. And just like I said, they didn't regret it.
I walked into tower records and haunting me in the "tower record's recommends" on sale shelf was the Eel's 'Blinking Lights and Other Revelations'. Recalling somewhere on Simon's blog that this came with his recommendation I added to my shopping cart of Bruce. I haven't made it to the new Springstein album yet, I can't turn the Eels off.
I'm listening to the album right as we speak, and I must say, again (am I repeating myself too much), it's an excellent album. Every one of the 33 songs is a solid performance. I hate buying albums based on a hit song or two and finding that the rest of the tracks are really average. Blinking lights and other revelations is the complete opposite to that kind of album. I hadn't heard what I'd call a hit song from the album before I bought it but every track is worth listening to and should be listened to over and over.
- I'm going to kill this one as there is actually no need for it. [↩]
- Inspired by Aidan's recently chosen architectural thesis topic. [↩]
- Probably won't publish this one, or if I do I'll at least change the title. [↩]
- Based on some very sound advice I received here. [↩]
- All my assignments are group assignments, thankfully I have an excellent assignment partner with a GPA much higher than my already reasonably high one. [↩]
- Like "Simon Elvery" for instance. [↩]
- This doesn't imply that he has a short distance girl friend, or any other kind of girlfriend for that matter. As far as I'm aware, you're the only one Chelsea. [↩]