And so it is that time of year again
Exam time. I have just drawn up my revision timetable on the wall. I go through the same ritual every year, with this huge countdown to my exams. I want to get started on revising at the beginning of April, which gives me at least 6 weeks. However, I still have two tests this week, a report to write up for the Innocence project and most importantly two essays which each count for 25% and will take up a considerable proportion of my time to do. So the beginning of April plan is not going to happen.
On a plus note I just had some yummy pasta and cheese. But I knocked over a cup of tea. So it has been a mixed day in the Burselbert* household.
*If you get this you are awesome and I love you.
Won’t be on here for a while
I’m going to get Courtney to change my password, might do the same with facebook. Actually I’ve been really good with avoiding the internet and pretty much the rest of the world for the past month. You can’t exactly help it when you’re forced to work from 10am to at least 12am every day and there is no such thing as weekends anymore.
So this is more of a statement, a political statement much like the European Charter on Fundamental Rights (Oh yeah, bring on the legal comparisons!) or at least that’s the strong purposive stance I will be taking in my essay. That’s the rule with good essays, slag everything off, even if you think it’s kind of ok really.
So, I’m going to be embracing the tiny bit of joy that comes from looking at a 100 report and scrolling down and finding out that 10 pages of it are footnotes. Want to get real fun from life? Don’t study law, and if you still feel compelled to do so for some strange reason, at least don’t study EU law. Singlehandedly take down the European Union with bombs and political bribery, I mean what have they done for us really? Don’t answer that.
So, the rambling must stop somewhere but I am afraid that the ‘excitement’ of reading about what MP Granger thinks of the construction of a European administrative jus commune may have made me slightly hyper and I’m afraid I may never stop.
La, la, la, la. Ok, au revoir for a few months. Aargh, that’s French, damn the French! They were one of the first to inflict this bloody Union upon us!
I want to be excited about christmas but it’s so hard when you realise the only day you’re going to have off is christmas day itself.
Feel like shit, look like shit, know fuck all, look like shit, look like shit, look like shit.
My skin has been so terrible these past 2 weeks, and it is really frustrating and getting me down. It was one of the one good things about not being a teenager, not getting many spots anymore. And that’s fucking gone now.
Yesterday may have been an even shitter day uni-wise, but we (I) did xmas decorating whilst watching the ‘Muppets Christmas Carol’ and I did no work which is a good thing but attributed to the feeling like shit and disappointed today.
Ah, the problems of a first world citizen with no real actual problems, indulging in self pity and self disgust. Blaaargh.
So let’s talk about how I’m a hardworking motherfucker
Been working 9.30 am to 10/11/12am at night these past 3 days. All that time just to do the work for two tutorials. How I love law. On the plus side, I do feel quite pleased with my commitment and success. On the downside I have been away from the internet for a whole 3 days. Zomg. Well, pretty much. Bought some stuff off ebay.
Sugar in tea has made me high
Or maybe the procrastination. My mind is veeerry floopy at the moment. I really really don’t want to do work. I want to be able to spend time with my friends and not have to say ‘Sorry I can’t make it, I’ve got too much work to do.’ and cancel plans. And I want to be able to spend time with my girlfriend and not be upstairs working when I come home from a day of working, like I have been all this week and will continue to do for the next few months. Not nice.
I can’t believe I have so much work, I really can’t. It’s not even me being unorganized and leaving it too late, it’s just so fucking much. Sigh. I hate law. Except for the parts I like. It’s definitely an improvement on last year that I have modules I like and can actually see myself doing in the future.
I’m sad today… So I want to paint.
Story of my life (apart from the painting). Now, remember kids, don’t do a law degree.
I still have about 100 pages of family law reading to do, the same for EU and write two essays.
Don’t do a law degree… It will ruin your life.
It’s difficult to work when someone is non-stop vomiting right outside your house
Like seriously, it’s been going on forever. I don’t dare look out of the window to see whether they have actually been sick in my garden or not. I seriously hope not. And let’s not even talk about the fact that it’s friday night and I have been doing land law for the past few hours.
A miraculous thing just happened!
My brain started working and EU law is making sense and I remember stuff. We will see after tomorrow’s tutorial whether this is just a temporary thing or not, but yay!
9 am start tomorrow so I have to be up at 7 am and I’ve still got a few more questions to do but oh well. I think I am on a sugar high from 3 hours ago.
So I’ve just come back from my first innocence project/pro bono meeting and based on my application, they’ve chosen me to work on the IT team as well, and to learn case mapping and then teach it to everybody else.
I was like ‘Noooo!’, thinking back to what I wrote on my application and I think it must have been the part about picking up IT systems and databases very quickly and having worked with lots. It’s kind of true, but EVERYBODY EXAGGERATES ON THEIR CV!
I am destined to be the next Jen from the IT crowd.
EU law makes me want to die
Tomorrow’s tutorial will be horrific. I may cry.
I fucking hate you, EU law!
Why is there so much work? This is just for one bloody tutorial! I will be so glad when I never have to do this module again. I dread to think how many hours I will spend doing this stupid work.
How to not do your work like a pro
Don’t do your work for several days. Plan to do it all on one day. Spend many hours on the internet/reading/watching tv/doing stuff that isn’t work that day and start late. Work for 15 mins and then repeat.
I’m a dick
And I left my new phone that I’ve had for less than 3 weeks on the train today. It’s extra annoying because I refused the 4 weeks free insurance because I knew I would never phone up to cancel it but if I hadn’t I would have been sorted. Plus I never lose phones, so why this one which was actually quite nice and fancy, apart from the fact that I despised texting with it.
Had an interesting discrimination and law lecture though. I’ve been looking at alternative careers with a law degree the past few days and as the police aren’t really recruiting now because of all the cuts, maybe I could get a job with a charity or organization which supports something I actually believe in. As some kind of legal adviser but unqualified or doing research for something like the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Now I would really find that interesting.
Something to think about.