Saturday, 3 April 2010

New month - this weekend we all get to celebrate the rebirth of the Sun, at the wrong end of the year. This is another seasonal festival with a thin veneer of Xianity and a really thick layer of commercialism - but the chocolate makes up for a lot. I've got painted up boiled eggs and a bottle of wine.

We also get to enjoy the Rugby World Cup - it's already getting silly with our politicians falling over themselves and each other in a desperate bid to show whos the most devout in NZs national religion. A good reason not to take up politics: I won't have to pretend to like Rugby. I don't think it will be possible to hide this time - I may have to leave the country to escape.

Studylink are refusing to pay out on my student allowance, claiming that I am not studying full time. Well it feels like full time to me!

Its been an unending drama this semester: first they keep asking the university for last years enrolment details when they need this years. They did this several times before someone decides not to trust the computer and send the request by hand. I don't know what is going on now, according to the university, 120points (4 papers) in 1 year is the definition of full time. That's what I'm doing. And, of course, it is the holidays, so I'll have to wait 4 days to find out.

Its not all bad news though, it's my birthday on the 8th; and Ubuntu 10.4 will be out on the 29th. I have a law paper starting on the 12th - one week solid. Cool.

So hello April.

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