Sunday, 12 March 2006

What's New?

The "new-ness" of starting classes again has definitely worn off and taken with it the excitement of assignments. I've been busy gathering a hefty workload in the past weeks and I now have a huge amount of work. Ugh! Yeah, things are definitely in full swing now that my projects have all begun. Already I'm behind on my readings, having only just completed my psyc honours seminar readings today.

I've yet to complete even a single one of my marketing post grad course readings and I'm 1 week behind. If only there was a way to beam the info into my brain... Speaking of that course, we met the client last Thursday and besides gathering more info on the business, our lecturers wanted us to play dress-up as clients of the client to see how the client works (our client is a photographer btw). I'd been possessed to volunteer to bring a ball gown the week before except there were supposed to be other people as well. Turns out that they didn't bring anything and so it was just me and this guy who brought our formal stuff. Right. I felt totally ridiculous and it didn't help that playing the client involved a mini photoshoot, which is bad enough if you weren't having a "good photo day" but throw in the fact that you're alone on "stage" with all the rest of your class watching get the picture. As expected, I looked awful in the photos...terrible hair sigh and everyone got to see it on the display screen. Unfortunately I've yet to come across a formula for overcoming self-consciousness and so if anyone knows of one, please share...especially before Thurs when I've to see all these people again!

Despite my piling workload, I don't think it's sunk in that I've heaps of work to do...I've no begun to panic yet. The down side of that is I'm still in holiday/party mode. Didn't go clubbing this week though but since our neighbour's brother came back, we had a drinking party on Friday instead. I wasn't gonna attend, having settled down to try and catch up on my readings, but the neighbour kept calling and asking me to go over and my flatmate kept texting so in the end I gave up and went. After all a party is more intereseting that some article regarding behavioural genetics aye? Of course the party had it's consequences and yesterday I woke up feeling decidedly ill. A result of 8 shots of vodka and a couple of cocktails. I ended up chucking when I was brushing my teeth and lost my breakfast which didn't sit too well in my stomach anyway. Any thought of the night before induced bile to rise up in my throat. Honestly I've never experienced a hangover that bad before (the other 2 I've had were just mild headaches). It probably didn't help that I had an appointment to go skating with a couple of friends and skating with a hangover is not fun. Now I've decided to cap my drinking at a hangover-free 6 shots in future! 8)

Saturday, 4 March 2006


One week down...eons more to go. Still, I've survived the first week...and it wasn't too bad a first week either, but that's coz it's been mainly introduction lectures and stuff so we're not really moving into the very intense stuff yet. So far the workload has not gotten too awful to handle..yet. After all, I merely have 4 assignments to begin work on. Ugh! In the meantime, while I still can, I'm gonna party every weekend. :)

I must say though that so far the lectures I've attended have been pretty exciting and my marketing papers have really interesting projects. We're moving into doing actual marketing consulting for local businesses which require us to meet up with our clients and write proposals and design promotion packages. It's exciting really. My 4th year marketing paper looks to be quite fun as well...we have pretty dynamic lecturers and our projects are quite interesting. In fact, our next lecture is held on the client's premises in town rather than in the room it usually is in. As our client is a photography studio, in order to see things from all perspectives, some of us are gonna experience being clients...which involves dressing up. Sounds fun aye? Somehow I ended up volunteering to play a client and wear a ball gown. This is gonna be interesting, but I figure whatever, I might as well get into it.

Of course, while all this might seem exciting now, I'm pretty sure next week I'll be singing a different tune. Currently I'm conveniently forgetting the awful workload that's involved (I have more than 10 dues dates written down). Soon the workload will be pushing for attention and I'll be bitching about it lol. Until then, there's time to party.

Speaking of partying, my flatmate and I went clubbing again...except this time she's back to being attached. Bad timing to have a change in status I guess, since she got kinda drunk and ended up making out with some random guy whom she was dancing with. Thereafter she felt really guilty for making out with him...which is good..I mean at least she did feel guilty (I've known many who've done the same and passed it off as normal). Perhaps I should have grabbed her and dragged her off...I did kinda poke her from time to time but it's kinda hard to do when you're dancing and making out with the guy's friend (my ex roommate would probably be cheering if she knows this)... Well she won't be doing it again and her boyfriend was understanding enough so all's well. Still, I reckon at this point, being single is probably the best thing...less complications and sweet freedom. ;)

Note: If this is incoherent and I tend to repeat myself, it's gotta be those vodka shots and whiskey and coke I had not too long ago... ;p