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Archive for October, 2009

It has certainly been a long time since I last updated this. And I can’t really use university as an excuse for that, seeing as I haven’t blogged since May and I’ve only been back at uni for three weeks. And I can’t even say that I had something else going on because, let’s face it, I really didn’t. In retrospect, I have no clue what I did throughout my summer.

So yes. Back at uni now, and struggling my way through various essays and presentations. I had a presentation on Tuesday regarding Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance. It’s a good book, but doing a presentation on it was thoroughly daunting. My hands were trembling throughout the whole thing. They looked like hummingbirds. But I was told it went okay, so I’m not going to think about it now.

Not that I have entirely escaped from the throes of Hawthorne Hell. I have a 1500 word essay to write by monday on Blithedale and, to be honest, I’m not entirely sure I can. I know the book well and I have lots of sources to quote from, but no clue where to start.

And uni has taken me away from my most loved things in the world- anime, manga, and music. I recently started reading a new manga series (Otomen, if you’re curious) but I haven’t been able to watch any anime for months. Partly it’s because of streaming sites cracking down on showing anime, so it’s rare I can find what I’m looking for anyway. And music, well! I haven’t picked up my oboe for months. And I’m really starting to miss it.

So now, I spend my free time (snortgigglesnort) writing crappy poems and trying to make my work go away.Oh, but I have developed a new-found love of Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat out of Hell’ album. Mmm.

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