What a week. I’m finally no longer a menial worker and a good friend has fled the country for pastures turning brown.
I used to do some part-time work in the library at the University of Auckland, but no more. With the Med School paper starting in a fortnight I’ve decided that in the combination of library work, thesis work and teaching one of those three had to go. I did think about giving them all up and becoming a South Seas pirate, but the loss of limbs thing is disturbing and who has a sloop nowadays anyway? So ditching Lending Services really was the only way to go. Presumably this will up my thesis work quotian, but who knows…
And now I am further alone. My good friend Mel, a Canadian of some lewdness, has gone to Sydney to start her PhD (in Dreams; no, I mean that literally. She’s working in the Philosophy of Mind and looking at dreaming states). The Department here won’t be the same without her, although with the new intake this semester… And the move to a new building… But I jest. Happy travails, Mel. Hope those sexist bastards across the ditch don’t get you down.
(This is really just filler, this post…)
In other news, this Sunday (as shall be becoming as per usual my bFM slot will be at about half eleven rather than eleven. Synchronise those Swatches.
(Taught through the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Auckland)
Class Number: 57782
When: 6 sessions, Wednesday 12 March – 16 April, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Where: Room 13, Commerce A Bldg No. 114, 3A Symonds Street
Fee (GST incl): $121.50 [International Fee (GST incl): $200.20]
Class Limit: 25
Course Description: Critical thinking is a skill we all like to think we have, but how often have you found yourself wondering just how critical your reasoning is? In this course we will uncover many of the basic skills a good thinker requires and then put them to use in analysing arguments you might come across in newspapers, on television and in everyday conversation.
In lieu of an actual post I link you to ‘The Fundy Post’ for apt commentary on the attempt to legislate alternative medicines in New Zealand. If I had been going to post on the subject I would have written something like Mr. Litterick’s entry, just not as pointedly funny.(I have a sneaking suspicion that my meagre readership already reads ‘The Fundy Post’ and that this post is somewhat redundant.)Coming up soon – a summary of views on Testimonial Knowledge. I bet you can’t wait.
Just a note to say that if I ate at Subway I’d be more than happy to boycott them over the Jackie Lang incident. I’m all for punishing management for their stupidity (otherwise, how will they learn?). However, I have only eaten at Subway twice and neither time did I find the food enjoyable. I can’t really join a boycott when it makes no changes whatsoever to my actions so I offer all those bloggers who are boycotting them my sympathy. I do have to ask the question, though; why on earth are you eating fast food that is, in essence, a sandwich you could make at home? I mean, really. Are your lives so busy you don’t have time to cut your own cheese?Yes, I meant to say that.