Thursday, April 28, 2011

Do you know that song that goes doo do doo do do do do dooo.

Having a blog didn't seem ridiculously self-indulgent when I started this. Then again, I was sixteen and things like a complete absence of discipline didn't seem self-indulgent back then. Today, my once-thriving readership of twelve has disappeared along with my updates, so I think I can come back to my soapbox and start shouting again, into the empty void. I can't promise not to get spooked by the words hanging in the emptiness and disappear back behind the screen, but I'm going to try. There are plans afoot for 2011 and 2012. I'd like to document them here.

This year, I am going to Canada. For approximately three to four months at the end of August. Starting in Vancouver for a week, then spending the remaining time at McGill in Montreal doing a French course and generally residing comme une bohème among the Canadian Frenchies.

I have done nothing to actually plan this trip, except for enrollment at McGill University. I still have to figure out precise dates, book my flights (which appear not, as I had hoped, to have become magically cheaper), as well as work out things like whether or not to obtain a US Visa just in case I'd like to head down there for a bit.

To sort out the abovementioned aspects of my trip was on my To-Do List for this Midsemester Break (my last ever!), however I have not done them. Indeed, the only things I have worked on over this break have been the following:
  1. Finish reading 'The Remains of the Day' by Kazuo Ishiguro;
  2. Begin reading 'Eating Animals' by Jonathan Safran Foer;
  3. Begin reading 'Middlesex' by Jeffrey Eugenides;
  4. Watch 'Archer;'
  5. Drink for the entirety of the extended Easter long-weekend;
  6. Run over 5-6 kilometres. Twice.
In addition to the abovementioned aspects of my trip, other not-done items on my To-Do List for this midsemester break include the following:
  1. Intellectual Property Assigment;
  2. Intellectual Property "Reflection;"
  3. Approximately two weeks worth of exam study.
I really am my own worst enemy.

In any event, in 2012, real life will finally catch up with me when I start work at a Big 4 in Sydney. I am alternately excited and terrified by the prospect of this.

Let's run.