A Muddled Mind and the Return to Aus

You guys haven’t heard about my travels yet! My first venture abroad! The fantastical journey across the seas to the U.S. of A. We were there for four weeks, we’ve been back in Australia for four weeks, and we still haven’t looked at our photos. Shocking. But we have not had time. There are a … Continue reading

In The Heat of the Final Essays

It would be a total cliché to start this post by saying, “You know, I haven’t posted a blog in two months,” but I just came out of a lecture for my Adaptation and Transgression class and the professor’s whole thesis was based on the politics of cliché, so I feel like this merits some extra-credit. This week … Continue reading

Hey there, 2014!

We just got back from a few days at a caravan park by the beach with friends, where there were tots with names like Diesel and Saffron riding around on too-big-for-them bikes and being carted around in prams that attach to bicycles . There were about 50 games of “Rich Man Poor Man” played with 2.5 decks of cards … Continue reading

“So This Is Bangers”

Last weekend we were at a party for my uncle’s birthday. It was just like any family party: grandparents, party napkins and repetitive “So what are you doing over summer?” questions – except for a hired waiter named Gareth who my sister and I at first assumed to be a really helpful and polite second … Continue reading

Cross-campus Running and the Afternoon Slump

Today in class we were answering questions about mycotoxins and wheat stem rust and other random things (we’re required to take a breadth subject, which basically means topics can range from anthropology to African drumming). Our tutor knowingly stated that we were about to go over time, but that just made everything he said after … Continue reading

I think I opened a gate

Do you ever sit on the train ride home and think to yourself, “Gee, I’m 90% sure of where I parked the car. Unless that spot was yesterday…” and then, “I can barely remember what I did this morning, let alone last week’s breakfast, or choice of pajamas. WHERE DO ALL THE POINTLESS MEMORIES GO?” … Continue reading