The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

My Amazing Last Week

Sunday 31 October 2004 at 1:47 pm

So now that I have a functional blog … maybe I should do what all the other crazy kids do and use it as a diary-type thing so that anyone who reads this can see how shockingly engrossed I am with myself. In the spirit of narcissism, then, the last week of my life looked somewhat like this:

  • I finished all three assesments that I had … except that one was a day late, which is the first time I’ve handed anything late, so I feel all naughty and rebellious now. Actually, I lie, I’m just scared about how much the deducted marks will hurt me. In my defence, it wasn’t my fault! At least, not entirely …
  • I spent a day at work, configuring printers, loading paper, and playing with our twiki. Alas, it would have been more fun if I had more stuff to write. The Arts student in me wants to write, dang it!
  • I received a funky certificate to say, “yay Hourann, you’re cool!” because I spent a few days mentoring first-year students earlier this year. Reminds me of when I was given certificates in high school …
  • I attended a lecture in which we were told that our set of assessments for that unit followed the pattern of the Tour de France. I don’t see the resemblance.
  • And most importantly, I received the iPod mini that I’d bought on eBay a few days earlier. I am now torn between the cynical “oh look I have succumb to materialism and Apple’s idea of cool” ideas in the back of my mind, and the very superficial “oh, look, shiny!” that dominates the rest of my thinking.

Well here’s a picture, then …

Saturday 30 October 2004 at 2:01 pm

[Buildings in Perth]

Part of my goal in setting this blog up (oh yes, I was so organised that I had a goal!) was for it to be a photoblog. After all, I acquired a camera phone not too long ago, and what’s the point of carrying around a camera (dodgy though it is) if you don’t randomly take photographs of things?

So we begin with this happy snap here. Yes, the colour is terrible, but we’ll just ignore that for now. Here we have the moon rising over the not-very-tall towers of Perth, as viewed from the courtyard of our shiny new convention centre. Amazing, no? I can feel the excitement now, oh yes.

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This Is A Test (no, really!)

Saturday 30 October 2004 at 1:48 pm

Oh look, this is my first test post! And it works, too! w00t!

So yes, Hourann has finally gotten off his lazy backside and has finally — finally! — set up a new blog / website / thing. And yes, this time I actually will update it properly. Really, I will! Honest!

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