Saturday, July 01, 2006

Now where did I leave that semester?

Well first semester has blown past in what seems like only a few weeks, no more worry about exams or assignments, I'm on break for the next two weeks and so I thought I might reflect on some choice moments from this year...

First there was enrolment day. Selected my units and then off to get a student card, but not before being accosted by socialists brandishing petitions, if you've never asked a socialist to explain socialism I don't recommend it... a long winded explanation later, that surmounted to something like 'everyone should have everything but no one should have less than they have now, and no one should have to pay for things because capitalism is bad', they tried to sell me a copy of their propaganda magazine. I did however sign up for host scheme camp which for the most part was an awesome three days.

There have been cool new people; the humorous Hooch, my o-week mentor, to whom you can say the most unexceptional thing and with a slight raise of the eyebrows her eyes will light up with manic glee as if you had just told her that the entire socialist alternative movement were deathly allergic to bees and you happened to have a hive on you and the keys to their office. The intriguing Erica who's blogging prowess lead me to start one of my own.

And there have been a great many days made vague by lack of sleep, but occasionally yielding nice little moments like this one:
Waking just in time to see Monash arrive at my bus I more ventured out into the cold Melbourne air. Making my way through the rainforest that grows between the Menzies and biomed buildings, I checked my phone -9:30- and continued on to my 9am chem lecture. Fragments of lively conversation drifted to my ears from a group of students ahead of me, nothing exactly deserving of philosophical enquiry, "Hey, you guys get that e-mail 'bout the Ming-wing being a death trap?"...."Wouldn't it be funny to kill a cow in wholefoods"...I paid them little attention, that is until the previously silent little asian girl with them said this “I wonder if you can use 'the force' to get off?” everyone was silent; this made me smile as we parted ways.

There are other memories but it's getting late now. I'll try to post again soon.

6 Comments:

At July 04, 2006 6:45 am, Blogger Steph said...

We have socialists here, too. Only problem is, they have no fucking clue what they stand for.
chutzpah-43.blogspot.com

 
At July 04, 2006 12:29 pm, Blogger Adam said...

No difference here, they are the militant apathetic, not sure what they care about but that never keeps them from launching a protest against it. On the up side they serve to unifiy the rest of the uni's subcultures, everyone loves having someone to hate.

 
At July 04, 2006 7:31 pm, Blogger Erica said...

Well, can you use the force to get off? And thanks for the flattering adjective!

 
At July 04, 2006 11:24 pm, Blogger Adam said...

I don't know they walked off before I could find out, i imagine it just be yoda going "use the force luke.. oh god use the force!"

 
At July 08, 2006 3:32 pm, Blogger Hooch said...

*slightly raises eyebrows, eyes lighting up with manic glee*

LOL. Just wanted to let you know that I chuckled all the way through the post and the comments. Though I am a little worried about the bee idea. :S

'they serve to unifiy the rest of the uni's subcultures, everyone loves having someone to hate' - so very true.

 
At July 09, 2006 9:01 pm, Blogger AJ said...

Anti-Water-Bombing AJ has found your blog....

A great read.

 

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