Dec 302007
 
Exams Ireland Italy and...

Exams I’ve never been terribly bad at exams. They generally don’t stress me out, and I test pretty well. Which is fortunate, due to my extreme procrastination. However, the Oxford exam experience is pretty different. Much more stressful. First of all, exams are all unidentified. You put a number on them. You do everything in […]

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Nov 182007
 

No fun, just heavy excel-ing and general analysis. OK, that’s not true. I have had some fun. Mostly at the expense of my stress levels and my ability to sleep. 7th week starts tomorrow. Three assignments due next week, and one the following week (analyse eBay and the internet auction industry in microeconomic terms in […]

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Nov 112007
 
Diwali!

Work work work. And a little bit of play. I should really be reading but… This week was Diwali, a major Hindu/Jain/Sikh holiday– the biggest holiday of the year in fact.. As about 1/4 of our class is from India, we of course had a party. There was lots of tasty curry (everyone was concerned […]

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Oct 302007
 
Sommelier

I have been made the Pembroke MCR Sommelier. That is nice. I think it basically means that I get to spend money that’s not mine on wine for the rest of the year. You can imagine what joy that brings me. Maren asked me this AM if I was feeling better. I realised that since […]

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Sep 302007
 
Welcome home!

Oxford, the OX1, as Ean calls it. This town is, in a word, lovely. I moved all my shite in on Tuesday and immediately rearranged my room 3 times. I think I’ve just about got it right. My bedroom is, apparently, Dr Johnson’s chamber. As in Samuel Johnson, who wrote the first (thorough) dictionary of […]

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Sep 242007
 
Do not pass go. Do not collect £200

It’s been a serious couple of weeks. I went to London to see Ed and Jane and Iona and Finlay and had a great time. I think I’ve probably contributed to Ed and Jane having more to drink– and worse hangovers– than they’ve had in quite some time. Iona and Finlay are turning into wonderful, […]

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Sep 092007
 
Back in the UK(KR)

Sorry for the lack of update; I’ve been futzing around and doing a bunch of stuff. I have arrived safely in the UK. I’m staying in Bournemouth with Jamie and Barbara and headed to London tomorrow. On an interesting note, the world keeps getting smaller and smaller: Alef who I know from Franklin back in […]

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