Thursday, September 14, 2006

Miscellaneous Thoughts

The results for my September 2007 exams will be released on 21st December! The 21st December?!

a) People are most likely going to be travelling home that day for Christmas
b) Christmas! Are they trying to destroy it?! I'm probably going to be miserable about failing.
c) The results used to come out at the beginning of November and the exams were in April. Now they keep pushing results back and back, but not changing the date of the April exams. If you're planning your exams around any resits you might have, this completely screws that plan up because you're effectively losing two months of study.

I know it seems insane to be worrying about this just now, but this is how early we need to start planning things. It's just one thing in a long list to indicate that the Institute are taking the piss! Grrrrrrr!

I made lasagne for the first time the other night. It was very nice, if I do say so myself.

House! I want to talk about it, but I can't work out how to do spoiler tags in this blog, and my comments are a bit more spoilery than my last ones. I might make a special entry in my Blurty.

I've put my name in the pool to be an audience member for Strictly Come Dancing. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

It's the final of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? on Saturday night. I'm so excited. I know that Connie is going to win, but I'm still holding out hope for Helena. I love Helena! She's come through against all odds (She's been in the bottom two nearly every week, but ALW has always saved her. Then amazingly enough, she made it through both public votes last week and didn't have to do the sing-off for ALWs save. Yay!). I don't get what the public has against her. I think she was unlucky enough to be clearly the worst in the first week and the public hasn't really forgotten that. But based on her performances since, I'm putting that down to a bad song, because I think she's great! She could totally do it, if the public could just get their heads out of their arses! Connie is a good singer, she's professional, she has stage presence, blah-de-blah-blah. There's just something about her I don't like. I wish I could put my finger on it. But I'm not too worried though, because I honestly think that all of the three finalists have what it takes to be a good Maria.

I'm going clay pigeon shooting on Tuesday. Look out people, they're giving me a gun! And a bow and arrow! I must admit, when the activity was first suggested as a team building exercise, I really didn't want to do it because I don't like guns and it all seems a bit too upper class for me. But everyone else seemed enthusiastic about it, and we'd been through about 10 other ideas and couldn't reach a consensus, so I wasn't going to be the only one to veto this idea. But the teams have been selected and the trash talking has started, so I'm starting to think it could be a good laugh. We'll see.


Leone said...

Clay pigeons? Bows and arrows? Uber. I recently got burned with a reality TV show when the crazy talentless person got to stay on because she's good for drama but the talented person who made a bad judgement call got kicked off. Oh I was so angry. I can't believe you don't hear about your exams till December! That is completely outrageous! And I thought waiting three weeks was bad. Well, my fingers are crossed for Strictly Come Dancing and your exams. Congrats on the lasagna!

Simon said...

Remember the rule! It is impossible not to look good whilst holding a bow and arrows.

Here's hoping the exam results are so good you don't need to plan for the later session.

Helen said...

I used Simon's rule at work today (after saing that apparently it's impossible to eat a banana and not look silly). I also think holding swords makes you look good.

That's a long time to wait for results!

And while I remember - I'm a bad commenter because for some reason, when I click your Blog it takes forever to load fully. I click on your comments, and nothing pops up. I have to refresh and not move the screen up or down at all, wait, scarifice a goat and do a dance, and then it might pop up. Tonight I found that right-clicking on the comments and then hitting "open in a new window" wll open the comments.

I don't know what it is, because it's the only Blog (apart from Mayhem's journal) that does this [crazy].

Oh and about spoiler tags... what about putting the text in white? (or it might be the palest grey to match the screen).

Eileen said...

Helen - the same thing has been happening to me with my comments, but only on my home computer. It works fine on my work computer. I don't know what's wrong either. It's loading up fine for me as well.

As for the spoiler tags, I already tried it for Veronica Mars. It came up on my computer as hidden, but Sharon quickly told me that she could see the writing on hers. I'm guessing it has something to do with the resolution of an individual computer (I have no idea what I'm talking about!), so until I know for sure, I'm not going to spoil anyone.

Amanda said...

And I thought two months was a long time to wait for the results of the CPA exam!

I'm very proud of inspiring cooking choices. What did you put in it?

I say dedicate a special post to House, with the clear warning at the beginning of the post that it's spoilery.

The Bears said...

Have fun with shooting clay pigeons. That sounds like great fun.

I haven't gotten a chance to clay pigeon shooting, but love going to firing range for target practice. Aiming and firing is actually very Zen.