Wow.

Jan. 9th, 2010 12:31 am
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Two updates in one day. Scary.

So, earlier post was pretty much a meme. This one's got more info.

As I said earlier I sent off my application to do my masters down in Brissy yesterday *bites nails*. Now it's just a waiting game to see if I get in or not. I'm hoping to know within the next few weeks.

Plans for moving down to Brissy are coming along. Got a message from Em, the girl I was going to move in with in July, today. She and her other flatmates had a discussion and they want me to move in with them now ^__^. It'll be a little cramped for a few months but I can see the pro's. They have to pay less on the rent/food/bills and I'll lower the testosterone level a little (currently 1 girl, 2 guys).

That drops my costs wa~ay down (as I was originally going to have to buy a bed and everything right at the start. I was budgeting about $1500au for all of that). I'll still have to get a printer (already got one picked out. Canon MP560. It is shiny!) and some cupboards, but the rest of the stuff that I've got on my list (Bed, mattress, desk) can wait until we move into the new place in July.

Cons: It'll be cramped (I've seen the place, spent a week there). But if I could survive China and the Flatmate From Hell (otherwise known as She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, or, Voldemort's Chinese Cousin) then I can survive this no problems at all.

Now I just have to work out how to get all my 300+ DVD's down to Brisbane... *whimper*. Plan: Buy a 20kg extra baggage thingy from Jetstar and shove as many DVD's as I can fit into a port and if it's still not quite up to 20kg then shove some into a backpack as well. Mum's also coming with me. She gets 20kg of checked baggage. As she'll probably only be there for a week or so until I'm settled I'm gonna steal some of her baggage limit as well (don't worry, she's used to me doing that. I did it when I moved to Poland. It's about the only way I had enough stuff to survive two years in that country). It should move a fair amount of my clothes and DVD's down to Brissy in one hit.

In other news:

- I got to chat to [livejournal.com profile] randybaggins for an hour or so today. It was great! I haven't had a chance to talk to her since we ran around in Paris together...and she's gonna be in Brisbane in March! w00t! We've already planned a Mag7/Sentinel marathon (I just found out she's a fan of those shows)

- I jokingly dubbed the old laptop (the one I took to Poland with me the first year. It was starting to die by the end of the year) Methos today. Why? Well, it died. It then randomly came back to life. It died again. Then came back to live. Then it died... well, you get the point. Plus, it's old! About 7 years, which is old for a laptop. It's also the oldest laptop in the house, hence the name.

*snickers* Once I explained where that name came from and a bit of the back history Dad cracked up laughing and has been calling it that ever since. I think he's even going to change the name of it on the network to Methos. I do know that he's going to make it a little name tag to stick on it.

Anyway, gotta go. Have to work in the morning. I'm envigilating for an IELTS exam. Fun (not).
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That I can understand this, or that I'm actually posting it *grins*

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In other news: Posted off my application form for the Masters degree yesterday. Fingers crossed that I get in.

Huh...

Apr. 19th, 2009 10:19 pm
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...

Just got off the phone to my parents. Mum, Dad, and the cousin I'm closest to are all plotting.

I'd be kinda pissed if it wasn't something that I've been debating on and off for the last 6 years or so. They want me to go back to university and get an education degree. I'm seriously considering it.

I wouldn't mind studying Chinese either, it's something I've wanted to do since I got back from China. Chinese is the first language that's actually stuck after I studied it. And I enjoyed learning it. It was a challange.

So, something to definately think about.

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