Weight Loss and Health


And so I’m back at uni. By the time I was walking back to my car to drive home it felt like I hadn’t just had nearly 4 months off. I only had Economics for Business today, a first year subject. Half of it was spent explaining the unit outline etc. etc. and the other half was spent in a combination of boring me and telling me things that I can’t accept. People might disagree with me, but economics is so unscientific in it’s approach. It might be quite mathematical, but it’s just not real. These things aren’t actually happening, someone just says that they are. I can’t handle that and my brain can’t handle that. I like things based in fact rather than in the abstract. I think my lecturer lost me when she said that “Economists assume that people make rational decisions”. Well they don’t, do they? Sure they might occasionally, but not as a rule.

I can’t belive how organised people were today. I’d hardly figured out my timetable and there were first years in my lecture who had already logged into the uni website and downloaded todays lecture notes. Who does that? I know I didn’t when I was in first year. More importantly (and annoyingly) they’d already signed up to tutorials and taken the two that suited me best. Now I’m stuck with 6 uninterupted hours on Tuesday so I can actually do a tutorial. My choice was either that or exactly the same thing on Wednesday. Fun fun. Now I’ve never done such a large subject before, and getting a tutorial at a specific time in the past meant either writing your name down on a bit of paper outside the lecture theatre or just turning up. I know I’m not going to like this class. Luckily the assignments are only 500 words each and are only worth 10% together. So, however hard they may be they’re at least short and unimportant.

I think I shall go put my absolutely gorgeous Moleskine diary to good use and copy in it some due dates and the like, and then go for a walk. Got to keep up my routine.

Well I had wordpress back at half-ten.org (now dead) and I always liked it, so when I heard that I could get an account here I had to sign up. And because I feel like using all my new catagories I shall write a quick summary of what’s been going on in my life recently.

It’s my birthday very soon (07/03) and I turn 20. I’m not ready to do so at all, because I quite like being 19. I’ll no longer be a teenager and with that surely comes a bit more responsibility. Or at least people expect you to be more responsible. Well, they can expect away but I doubt I’ll deliver.

A week after my birthday I have the pleasure of seeing Jens Lekman in my very own city. Jens is a Swedish singer/songwriter/indie/popster and while I’m not very well aquainted with his music I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see him live. And it was cheap – $10+bf. I bought two tickets and plan to drag someone else along, kicking and screaming if need be.

Soon after that I’ll be heading up to Melbourne to see the ever amazing Sigur Rós perform live for the second time in my short little life. I shall again be meeting up with a few message board folks and having a generally wonderful time. As the Easter holidays start soon afterwards I plan to stay in Melbourne for a couple more days and take in the Melbourne Comedy Festival. I shall (well, hopefully – I’m yet to book tickets) be seeing Danny Bhoy, Dylan Moran and perhaps Ross Noble. Ross will be performing in Hobart about a fortnight later, so I’m yet to decide whether I’ll see him twice or not. He’s a rather random comedian though, and I’ve been told that all his shows are quite different.

I’m also a month into my new fitness regime, of at least 30 minutes rowing or 1 hour of walking every day. I’m planning on going for a walk very soon, and when I have that’ll be 28 days straight. I have to say I’m rather proud of myself, and I feel so much better than I did a month ago. I’m at the point where I actually want to exercise, rather than having to make myself do something.

We’ll see how I keep up with my exercise when I go back to uni tomorrow to start my 3rd year of a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. I’m planning to work much harder this year than I did the first two years, but unfortunately I’ve got little choice. If I want to do Honours next year then I’ll have to work my arse off and get good marks this year. Luckily I’m looking forward to well… two of my subjects this semester (Intro. to Plant Diseases and Food Microbiology), and one shouldn’t be all that bad even if I’m not a fan of the lecturer (Soil and Land Resources). Economics for Business is the one I’m dreading. I’ve got my first two hour lecture on it tomorrow and I don’t know how I’ll cope. I’ve got a scientific brain and it’s not equipped to cope with all the wank behind something like economics. Unfortunately I had no choice in the matter and I have to do it whether I like it or not. Hopefully with a bit of study I’ll survive. If it more equation based that’d be brilliant, I can do equations.

And so I’m off for a walk. I plan to listen to the New Devendra Banhart album, Cripple Crow as I go.