Wednesday, July 02, 2008

An update of sorts

Woah, it's me! I still live!

So although my enrolment isn't confirmed yet, I arrived home yesterday to find the course material for one of the papers. Okay, so I went completely crazy (or had a brilliant moment of sanity) and decided once and for all I was going to do a Graduate Diploma in French. As I've probably mentioned before, I've been doing night classes at the language academy. They're heaps of fun but without people of similar or higher level abilities in the Advanced Class with you, it just doesn't feel worth it. Sure I've won many a game of scrabble (against native speakers I'd like to add :P) and watched some movies and all... But yes, it was either I stop altogether (which I don't really want to do) or I try and get into the GradDip. So, I will be doing this part time while I work full time. Also, I'm doing it with Massey since they have the extramural option which makes things doable. So anyway, obviously the stack of course materials was substantial (being the entire semester worth) and every little bit, including course outline, is in French. I wanted a challenge right? Now to get the $180 (after discount) textbook package. And that's just the first paper.

I have about 5 or 6 films lined up to see at the International Film Festival. Need to remember to book some tickets tomorrow.

It'll be four years on Tuesday... Probably feels like more.

We are (well I pretty much am for now) toying with the idea of kayaking Fiordland this Christmas/New Years, after doing Abel Tasman last year. Unfortunately we were a little spoilt on that one with the entire "fully-catered" deal and the one I can find for Fiordland is not. But that's not really a big deal, right...... (convincing myself) Anyway this would most likely be teamed with a trip around many Central Otago vineyards (with Mum tagging along I'm sure) and drinking far too much Riesling. Ahhh sounds like bliss (albeit drunken bliss).

Oh, and we finally won pub quiz last night. After over a year of attending and a string of 2nds and 3rds (we've tied for first and tied for everything else so many times we just assume there's going to be a tiebreak) but last night we finally hit the big one ($50 bar tab :P).