The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

Another short photo expedition

Friday 20 October 2006 at 12:29 pm

I always feel horribly deceitful when I visit other universities to steal resources, like I’m rudely intruding on someone else’s turf. Oh wait, that’s exactly what I’m doing. Anyway, yesterday’s destination was the library at ECU Joondalup.

[Building 18, the library, at ECU Joondalup]

Wandering through the CBD on the way there, I got caught up in lunch hour, and was mildly surprised by the number of Ernst & Young employees watching the construction work at Esplanade station.

[Random folks watching the railway construction workers]

I also saw window cleaners! And which crazy hack at the City of Perth thought it’d be a good idea to have the Christmas decorations up at the start of October?

[Chaps cleaning windows on the Quadrant]   [Elderly lady walks past the already-decorated post office in Perth]


Procrastination, yay!

Friday 14 October 2005 at 3:40 pm

Sitting in the library while I should be essay-writing, I’m presently feeling …

  • relieved that the essay-o-doom that I had due this morning is done ― twas slightly rushed but I think I gave the topic a reasonably thorough treatment. I must say, it’s rather cool to be doing a degree where I get to write essays about pictures of naked women ― and no, not that type of picture you dirty sod :-P
  • worried that there are two more essays-o-doom due in the next five days, particularly considering my progress is, um, not too great …
  • annoyed that the people sitting across from me (in the library, do recall) can’t stop talking to each other, right under a sign saying “silent study area”! Fair enough if you see someone and whisper to them for two minutes, but it’s been a bloody hour!
  • happy that in the space of thirty minutes today I randomly ran into three awesome people who I normally never see at uni, all in the library café.
  • freaked out (still) by the random stunt I witnessed yesterday: while I was at the main UWA bus stop at 6pm (the crowd waiting there was bigger than normal, not sure why), four guys wearing identical overalls pulled up their car onto the grass median of Stirling Hwy in front of us. They pulled out a jack and spare tyre as if they had a flat … but they didn’t. They started to jack up the car (on grass, so it rose all of 2cm) right after slowly stripping off their overalls to reveal bare chests & boxers. One of them took it all off and paraded nude along the median for a few minutes, then jumped back in the car and drove as the bus came. I am not making this up (honest!). What the?!