Today we had a lecture about families, which was full of old paintings of large somber-looking families and also paintings of little boys in long dresses holding swords and rattles and pouting. Then later an hour-long seminar about potatoes. This is presumably to weed out the non-hackers who do not have what it takes to serve in our beloved corps. Next year, it’s strategy, Operational Art and the rise of modern war. This year, frocks and spuds. Spuds are actually surprisingly interesting! Adam Smith himself, he say spuds > bread.
In their attempts to be helpful, Learning Support have been rather messing me about. My EP report assessment is scheduled for the 26th. Then Vikki the nice learning support lady calls (except because my phone had a sudden hiccup it was an answerphone message) to say they have one on Friday morning (that’s today). I call them and say that would be great. They call me again, say the slot’s now at 1:00 and clashes with my focused study seminar on the Somme. Thursday 26th it is, then.
I am able to attend the first COGS LAN of the year, next weekend. Coach tickets are booked, lugging a computer around should be great fun. Hah. Hah.
I went to fetsoc. It was. Uh. Interesting.
A job that has caught my eye (typing – my typing speed being rather good and the rates of pay being quite nice) has replied to my CV saying “you’re what we’re looking for” However, it requires me to register myself as self-employed. Since I know absolutely nothing about self-employment and as a result am very leery of it, guidance would be much appreciated. Details of the job are at http://www.takenotetyping.com/faq.asp .
I watched NASA blow up the moon. It was kind of disappointing. Then I went to Stuart’s seminar and he gave me back my plagiarism quiz (all correct and full of heartening commentary along the lines of “I think we need to make our tests harder” and “not a comma out of place – you’re just showing off now aren’t you”). And he gave me a kit kat for getting the Treaty of Westphalia right in our first seminar. I’m such a teacher’s pet already. Then we talked about the First World War for forty-five minutes.
I’m really, really enjoying university so far.