Oct. 2nd, 2015

ms_prue: (taking notes)
 I am five chapters in and heartily enjoying The Dispossessed now, after an uncertain start. My experience of Le Guin's writing has been pretty much confined to Earthsea - I think I tried to read The Left Hand of Darkness during high school and barely made it through chapter one. The Odonian conceptualisation of freedom is just lovely, I think I would feel right at home on a desert moon full of Odonian anarchists.

Friday is a public holiday for Sports, which is just ridiculous but Reliable Sources tell me it ties in with a construction industry rostered day off on Monday, and is not so much in honour of the football grand final so much as to thank the aforementioned industry's union for its support and hard work getting the current state gov elected. Not that this state has a corruption problem! Of course not! I am totally getting Victoria confused with states like New South Wales which have a functioning anti-corruption agency that has done a lot of good in the last two years actually tackling problems at state gov level. Victoria has no such equivalent entity with equivalent power to enquire into the dealings of state gov because it doesn't have a corruption problem, obvs.

Heard back about the job and I have a verbal offer with writing to follow next week, yay.
ms_prue: (waving)
 I almost forgot I had an assignment due today... well the note on Blackboard said today but the system assignment submission date said Wednesday. I am honestly out of shits to give re. assessment and due dates for this course. I just want to get out with the diploma and never have anything to do with higher education in this country ever again. I should also see if I can write a basic introductory surveying book for the Australian market because I reckon there's money to be made. One of my biggest complaints about the diploma is none of the poorly-formatted Word documents they've given us can be used in any way as reference material in future. And the teaching staff wonder why many of the students don't have a handle on the basics even after the better part of a year! There's nothing for the poor bastards to look up and barely any context given in class to make notes about. Half the stuff in the maths class last semester I had to reverse-engineer what they were trying to teach from my uni notes from 2013-14.

Husband spent this public holiday working remotely from home. I should be so diligent tomorrow and log into uni remotely to get all my drafting backlog done and avoid spoilers until it's time to watch Doctor Who.


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