Thursday, November 24, 2005

Intermission : [Which Action Hero Would You Be?]

You scored as The Amazing Spider-Man. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker was transformed from a nerdy high school student into New York's greatest hero. Peter enjoys the thrill of being a super hero, but he struggles with the burdens of leading a double life. He hopes someday to win the heart of his true love Mary Jane, the woman he's loved since before he even liked girls. Right now, he just wants to make it through college and pay his bills.

The Amazing Spider-Man


Batman, the Dark Knight


Neo, the "One"




Indiana Jones


William Wallace


Lara Croft


The Terminator


James Bond, Agent 007


Captain Jack Sparrow


El Zorro


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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Updates in the life of BK

I know I shouldn't apologise for not blogging, because I have perfectly valid reasons for being absent, but I can't help it...sorry for not posting! Life is complicated - last night I spent 90 minutes or so wrestling with just 4 lines of poetry, or one stanza, attempting to get at its meaning, only to discover that I've still (partly) missed the point of it in the tutorial today. Isn't that depressing?

Actually, I'm not all that depressed, considering that I start working on my extended essay tomorrow. The extended essay counts as one of my Finals papers. Basically, I'll get the list of questions tomorrow, and have 3 weeks to write a 6000 word essay. During that time, I'm barred from making any contact with my tutor. Basically, I become like a graduate student, doing the research and writing the essay all on my own. At the beginning of the term it sounded daunting, but that's no longer the case, if anything, there's a worry that 6000 words might not be enough! I'm working on the poetics (that's the philosophy of literature) of Emily Dickinson, which probably accounts for the proliferation of Dickinson poems you've seen recently on this blog.

I've got a cough that's becoming a bit of a worry, it's been around for more than 2 weeks now. Not sure what I should do about it. It's not particularly bad, but it's lingering around like an annoying brother (no offense to annoying brothers). I'm away this weekend as well, going on a mini-retreat with the CU, which should be good.

OK, that's it for the moment. Will attempt more substantial posts soon.