…entre nous soit dit…

between me you and the gatepost.

Hi ho, hi ho, its off to uni I go…

Well I have just started my first week of University life. After all the build up from the last couple of weeks, so far it hasn’t exactly been as amazing as I thought it would be. Then again, I’ve only been to two days, so I suppose it’s still a bit early to be judging. Plus, this week is only lectures, so the real work, with tutorials and such, don’t actually start until next week. Something to look forward to I guess.
I think I’ve just been so bored and simply not intellectually stimulated all summer, that now I really want to be back at school (or in this case, starting university), so that I can actually think about things other than the teen dramas that my group revolves around. I want to study and learn new things. I want to have something to debate and argue about. I want knowledge that I can pick up ad be fascinated by, enough to want to learn more.
I’m tired of working, sitting around the house, sleeping, watching tv and movies and being a general slob. I want something intellectual to do, and I don’t care if it means having to write essays and sitting in classrooms listening to teachers talking at me (and paying $5 parking everyday as well as petrol money in order to be special enough to do that).
My philosophy teacher for my lecture seems like a pretty alright kind of guy to have – he struck up debate and thought in my lecture today, despite it being the first lecture, which every other lecturer so far has taken the advantage of to simply say “welcome and here’s you course outline.” It’s like they waste no time in trying to bore you to pieces. My french class teacher also seemed pretty good, although I think she may be finishing her PhD or something, so she possibly won’t have much time for us.
I don’t know why I chose to do french at university. For one thing, I could have done it as a night course or something outside of university (not that I would have been able to afford that lol). For another thing, I only chose to do it for one semester, not two. I should really have chosen to do politics both semesters instead, but owell. Now I’m stuck with having to buy the books for two different subjects instead of one. And damn those books are expensive! $176 just for the packaged 2 french books that are essential for the course. that’s ignoring the other 3 which are also on the list for that subject.
Well hopefully the expensive text books will be worth it. I hope they will be anyways. I’m off to continue my reading of ‘The Reader’ by Bernhard Schlink. So far it seems to be a mixture of eroticism and philosophy which helps to tell the tale of a love affair between an older woman and a 15 year old boy in Nazi Germany. I’m not far enough into the book to tell if it’s brilliant like everyone claims it to be, but I still have high expectations for it.
Toodaloo people.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | bored, intellect, philosophy, university | 1 Comment