Deadline Day, the last lecture, and potentially too much sushi

Yesterday¬†was deadline day! Some departments have lots of days where they have to hand essays in, but the music department just simplifies things. “everything in on the last Wednesday of term, kids” they say. “Two hard copies and submit in online and WRITE YOUR CODE ON THE COVER SHEET WITH YOUR CANDIDATE NO. THAT CHANGES EVERY YEAR. what are you talking about this is easy stop crying”

I mean, there’s also my composition techniques exercise which is due on the first day after the Easter holidays. And the philosophy essay that’s due in on the day of my first exam. Apart from that, we’re done.

Oh, and of course options selection day on Friday. For those not in the know, the options selection form must be submitted by email at 8.30. Attempts to submit the form before 8.30 will be met with your form being sent to the back of the queue. ??? Its a baffling system to me, particularly as the form itself is approximately 50 miles away from a sensible format. And of course all the lectures are on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, which doesn’t really work if everyone’s frantically submitting the damn things at 8.30 in the morning. I digress.

Oh, not to forget handing in the accompaniment for my recital! Yet another thing to have to photocopy and sellotape together, because paper & ink & sellotape are cheap.

Fortunately, today was my absolute last lecture of the year, so we celebrated afterwards with some sushi rolls and a cup of chai latte.


End of term

I almost can’t believe it’s the end of term already. I mean, I obviously can believe it because I’m capable of consulting a calendar, but it’s weird how quickly the time’s gone. It seems like only yesterday I had to knock on the window of my kitchen because I’d forgotten the temporary door code, and here I am now; sitting on the sofa typing this blog post. How time flies when you’re writing essays.

I even had my hair cut! Maybe I should get it cut more than once every 12 weeks though…

I’ve learnt a fair amount, some of it even about music. I’ve made friends (hooray), learnt recipes, mastered the art of casually talking when the cleaners are in, and most importantly I’ve managed to calculate the exact amount of milk necessary for the perfect cup of tea. (You put too much milk in Neha!)

I’ve done all my Christmas shopping (yay), so all I have to do now is… nothing at all. It’s going to be nice spending a few weeks with absolutely nothing to do.

Merry Christmas you lot.