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May 20th, 2009

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10:15 pm - When they say Uni students drink a lot, I don't think this was quite what they had in mind
There wasn't going to a Wednesday Weirdness post today, and then along came Creative Writing, and we all got drunk in class. No, really.

No, really.

Callum - our tutor - declared this week (and next week) BYO. And then brought like five bottles of red to share. And his little dog, too - yes, really.

So the entire two and a half hours were spent doing speed dating writing workshops - yes, that's how they were actually described - whilst drinking red wine. I didn't drink too much, since I hadn't eaten much before, but given I can still feel the effects, I may have failed miserably on that account. Yeah, I'm a lightweight, I know.

Other weird moments of note, aside from the general hilarity of in-class literary analysis whilst under the influence, was Callum badtouching the Quality of Teaching surveys (Don't ask), and a vote on which of Callum's scarves was more gay.

...And next week is scheduled for more of the same. Hee!

In other news, I am seeing Mum on the weekend, and Dad next Thursday, and they are both asking me what I want for my birthday. And I have no idea what to ask for. Any suggestions, flist?

Mum's probably okay with random gifty stuff, since she knows me well enough. Dad... not so much. Plus there's, you know, certain family issues. I just figure I should suggest something if I want a gift beyond a pile of vouchers.
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Date:May 20th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
I believe one is officially allowed to request bigger presents from more fiendish parents. It says so somewhere. There is a certain amount of guilt that goes with that but it does not negate the rule.
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Date:May 20th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, but before I can do anything about that, I need to have an idea about any presents. Beyond just saying "...I'd like neat stuff."
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Date:May 20th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Hmm. A gold pony? Not very practical. Beepy technology? Very specific DVD requests leaving no room for interpretation and Getting It Wrong? I am requiring money for the Get A Computer That Works fund, so I am not being very imaginative this year. I've lost utterly at buying too: my brother Moo ended up with a left-handed coffee cup and a Pitmatic dictionary because he is impossible to buy for. On the plus side, Jack seems to like the Bratz doll I got him so that's nice.
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Date:May 20th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Do I have any techy needs or DVDs I want right now? I don't need a new computer, issues with my DVD drive aside.


Hey, utterly random presents can be nifty at times, too. (Mum's present to me last year: a purple velvet cloak. No, I don't know why.)
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Date:May 20th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
There doesn't need to be a why for a purple velvet cloak. People who can be trusted with Good Random are highly excellent.

If I were going for a totally insane present and didn't have a "need" list (I do not need these things I need only food and shelter etc disclaimer) I'd get a Nabaztag rabbit because they are beepy and sinister, but that is not a sensible plan. And if I didn't have a netbook I'd want a netbook but I have a netbook so that's OK. *pets Harry*

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