The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

My Amazing Last Week

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.
  1. I was wanting to comment on this before, but I couldn’t, so now I will…

    YOU BOUGHT AN IPOD???!!!!!!

    How much does it store, and how much did you pay for it?

    Oh, and you know what this site needs, a link so you can get back to the main page from the comments page without having to press the “back” buttong. Unless there already is one, and I am just going mad trying to find it. In that case… carry on folks, nothing to see here.

  2. Well then …
    Oh. Yeah. I bought an iPod :-)

    $365 from a guy on eBay (the list price is $399), holds 4Gb of stuff (‘cos it’s a Mini), and the battery lasts for about 7 hours.

    The link to the main page is the title at the very top, which is wholesomely non-obvious, I know, but I don’t know where else to put it without going to the effort of changing stuff …

  3. oooooooh, I see it now. You’re right it is wholesomely non-obvious. Oh well, at least now I know the secret… dont tell anyone else. :P