Thursday, 22 November 2007

Job hunting...

I have now applied for three different jobs- one as a cleaner, one as a kitchen hand, and one picking cherries. As you can tell I'm willing to do pretty much anything so if you hear of any jobs please let me know.

I have also written the cover letter for my Summer Research Scholarship application, and ordered my academic transcript. Now I just have to wait for my transcript so that I can hand it in.

That's all- I just thought I should update you all on my progress.


Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Hi everyone,

I know its been a while since I've posted but believe it or not I've been just as busy now that I'm on holidays as I was when I was still at uni.

For anyone that doesn't know I'm on a committee trying to set up a pregnancy crisis help service called "YourChoice", and we are launching the project on the 30th of November so I've been working really, really hard to get ready for the launch.

I also have my friend Tiani staying with me at the moment because she had to leave college, but wanted to stay in Hobart for another week.

On Friday I am going away to Bruny Island with some friends for a week to have some time to relax. Hopefully I'll get some good photos and post them when I get back.

Anyway, I just wanted to post to let you all know that I'm alive and fairly well, just busy. I'll leave you with a story that was emailed to me by my friend Tami.

"There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New
England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying
a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Eyebrows were
raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak...'I was
walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward me
swinging this bird cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little
wild birds, shivering with cold and fright. I stopped the lad and
asked, 'What you got there, son?' 'Just some old birds,' came the
'What are you gonna do with them?' I asked.
'Take 'em home and have fun with 'em,' he answered 'I'm gonna tease
'em and pull out their feathers to make 'em fight. I'm gonna have a
real good time' 'But you'll get tired of those birds sooner or later.
What will you do?'
'Oh, I got some cats,' said the little boy. 'They like birds. I'll
take 'em to them.'
The pastor was silent for a moment. 'How much do you want for those
birds, son?'
'Huh?? !!! Why, you don't want them birds, mister. They're just plain
old field birds. They don't sing. They ain't even pretty!'
'How much?' the pastor asked again.
The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy and said, '$10?'
The pastor reached in his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill. He
placed it in the boy's hand. In a flash, the boy was gone.
The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it to the end of the
alley where there was a tree and a grassy spot Setting the cage down,
he opened the door, and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds
out, setting them free.
Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the pulpit, and then the
pastor began to tell this story.
One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation. Satan had just
come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting. 'Yes,
sir, I just caught the world full of people down there. Set me a trap,
used bait I knew they couldn't resist. Got 'em all!'
'What are you going to do with them?' Jesus asked.
Satan replied, 'Oh, I'm gonna have fun! I'm gonna teach them how to
marry and divorce each other, how to hate and abuse each other, how to
drink and smoke and curse. I'm gonna teach them how to invent guns and
bombs and kill each other. I'm really gonna have fun!'
'And what will you do when you get done with them?' Jesus asked. 'Oh,
I'll kill 'em,' Satan glared proudly. 'How much do you want for them?'
Jesus asked
'Oh, you don't want those people. They ain't no good. Why, you'll take
them and they'll just hate you. They'll spit on you, curse you and
kill you. You don't want those people!!'
'How much?' He asked again.
Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, 'All your blood, tears and your life.'
Jesus said, 'DONE!'
Then He paid the price.
The pastor picked up the cage he opened the door and he walked from
the pulpit."

Monday, 12 November 2007

I'm on HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm on holidays! I'm on holidays!
I had my last exam yesterday morning. It was Marine Microbiology and it went better than I expected- I'm pretty sure I passed it. The only exam I'm not very happy about was Genetics- Tori seems to be quite happy about it, though. For those of you who requested to know Tori's blog is (hope you don't mind Tori).

I shared my exam time and venue with Andrew, but I had a 3 hour exam and he had a 2 hour exam. When the two hour people left he waved as he went out the door. I left the exam about 15 minutes after that so I went outside to find him, but I couldn't(didn't try particularly hard- just accepted the fact that he had disappeared into thin air) so I talked to some of the others that had just done the exam then I finally got bored(after 20 minutes- attention span isn't brilliant after an exam) and went to my car. I drove my car down to the science library and dropped of my textbook (I don't need it anymore because I'm on holidays!!!!!). I got back in the car and was just about to leave when I got a message from Tiani asking where I was because they had come back down (Andrew had gone up to the college to visit her) to the exam to find me at finishing time only I wasn't there and they were very confused(they weren't willing to accept the fact that I had disappeared into thin air). So we eventually all met up, I gave them a lift back up the hill to college to get Andrew's car and we all went out to lunch. Every Sunday we see lots of people sitting in a little cafe not far from Church and we have always wanted to try it- so we did. It was quite nice.

Then we went to Andrew's and kidnapped Martin who had also just done an exam (his first ever!) and we went bowling. Tiani won the first game and Andrew won the second (very convincingly) but I didn't lose dismally either time (I did lose once but it wasn't dismal). Then we played the games at the bowling alley (mostly we played point blank and I'm not sure wether it is a good thing or a bad thing that I'm not particularly good at shooting things). Then we tried to go "frozen coke-ing" but the machine wasn't working AGAIN! so we went back to Andrew and Martin's and watched at least 7 (possibly more) episodes of Red Dwarf, and believe it or not I still got home before midnight.

Alright, that's enough from me. Have a nice day everyone (I plan on having a very nice day- I've already slept in, and now I'm going to watch some episodes of house and NCIS).


Monday, 5 November 2007

Two Down...

I just finished my Genetics exam this morning. I think I probably passed it, but it wasn't as good as my zoology one.

In other, more exciting news, I am now 21! Mum, Dad, and Rob came down for the weekend to distract me from my study. Mum and Dad gave me a set top box so I now have really good reception which is awesome, but all I want to do is sit around and watch tv so I'm going to have to ban myself while I study for my next (last) exam. Rob also got me some episodes of tv shows that I like so they are very tempting as well. I'm allowed to watch some stuff today though because I have almost a week until my next exam and my brain is mushed from the exam anyway.

Ok, I'm going to go and watch some more stuff now.