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23 November 2010 @ 03:09 am
Last Monday: Felt icky and pained, skip lecture. Worked or something. Dunno, 'tis fuzzy. :Þ

Tuesday: Probably more working. My memory is useless.

Wednesday: Realisation that I was in another depression slump, re: Monday-Wednesday. Skipped Buddhist Meditation Society. Cried. Worked.

Thursday: Lecture with Jojo. Understood that stress is really causing all these problems in my life. Had a headache and brought an ice pack into lecture. Asked the professor many questions about the presentation and essay (specific word count bracket rather than limit, presentation marking, etc). When asked for favourite conservation biologists, gave Rachel Carson after no one else was speaking. He later admitted he knew little about her but that we didn't have any conservation biologists on the board; I gave the publishing date of Silent Spring and mentioned that she was a conservation biologists. I'm sure I was a touch pesky as a student, but I was fed up with vague assignments. At least Jo appreciated having the answers. Library, probably and safety bus home.

Friday: Field trip to Didcot Power Station. Incredibly narrow-minded, condescending guide who clearly thought we understood nothing. When we argued for renewable energy sources, she told us we would 'understand more someday' and, I suppose, realise we need to rely on fossil fuels...where as most of the time, the 'understand someday' tends to be about understanding the need for RENEWABLES! Emma, Suzanne and Jo were clearly losing it. I lost my temper, bit my tongue and said, "It is rather difficult to hear that, as Ecology and Conservation students, when we are staking our education and money we don't have in the hopes that these solutions work." E, S & Jo smiled proudly at me and the guide was speechless for a moment. I listened to her little through the rest of the trip and watched the scenery, feeling rather ill about it all. Lunch and meeting with Irene & Alex about the Large Hotel Chains presentation during lunch. Principles & Practices of Biological Control, Duncan taught. We chatted at the beginning about the narrow-minded guide. After lecture went to the library to work and write my Yule Balls story.

Saturday: All day working on my Politics and the Countryside presentation.

Sunday: All day working on the presentation. Finished. Wrote more Yule Balls.

Today: Post office, received 'this is who i am' book which is excellent and I'm sure will be very important to me. Thinking of taking artistically nude pictures every year so I will have an ordered collection to look through and watch how my body changes throughout the years. Mark picked up his Magic cards. Printed stuff out in the library - way too much money! Highlighted what I needed, watched an episode of Lost Girl. Did my presentation and, I think, rocked it--considering I don't understand politics or the countryside. Library to watch Lost Girl, write and relax. Walked home, ate salad and greeted my brother! Hung with my brother and housemates; finished my Yule Balls story. Dweeb saw that Pirate has the new Assassins Creed game, so he's been playing that all evening...which I guess some people would be upset about (it's not traditional 'bonding') but some of my fondest memories of my brother are hanging out with him while he plays video games and I write/draw. We've spent many summers doing that. It's nice.

Tomorrow I go to campus for the banning lads' mags petition booth, wait on campus 'til Batgirl & Roberts (housemates) are finished on campus, then heading into town and telling Dweeb to meet us there. Buying a fake tree from Argos and some cheap decorations around town. Buying HP tickets from the Vue. Wednesday I have Buddhist Meditation Society, hanging with my brother and watching HP in the evening! :D

Its 3 am. I'm not really shocked that I'm not sleeping.
therealsnape: it unscrewstherealsnape on November 23rd, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
You've had quite a busy week! And a big bravo for telling the guide off.

"One day you'll know better," is a remark that doesn't cut wood with a toddler these days, and it's completely inappropriate if one has to give a tour to visiting students who specialise in the topic! Well done!
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 3rd, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Thank you for the big bravo. (:

That's precisely what we were thinking! Working in a coal burning power station is no reason to be ignorant, or to be so condescending with inquisitive environmental students!
seabookmongerseabookmonger on November 23rd, 2010 08:38 am (UTC)
Omg I know the photographer, who is from Seattle, and some of the writers who appear in the book. She'd be thrilled to hear that this book is in your hands. I love it too.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 3rd, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)

I LOVED the book! I've got it in my special book shelf with the children's books I read whenever I need that *boost* in my life to remind me who I am and where I'm headed--which is whoever I want to be, and wherever I want to be going.

It reminded me to love my scars and hair and flesh and self more, which I entirely appreciate. The photographer and writers are amazing! You're lucky to know them! ♥

We're probably running a Body Awareness Campaign next term with my Women's Campaign group; I was thinking of passing around the book at events and the like. I'm excited! Especially if I can pull off an anti-airbrush campaign.
gerristgerrist on November 27th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
A week in a post
Wow, I came looking to see if you had elaborated on your recent activities ... instead I got caught up on last week : ).

Love that you and Alex had some time together. And OF COURSE he was playing games while you were reading/drawing. What else ever happens? Perhaps a stroll or drive to Subway?

I agree with your other friend commenting here: Great response to the fossil fuel brained guide!

I'm recovering from a 10.5 hrs. shift yesterday that began at 4a.m. Feel wiped, but I DID sleep well last night knowing I had today OFF.

I'll see you in 23 days! XO Mom

Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 3rd, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: A week in a post
We had Subway for our Thanksgiving meal. :Þ