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Well, it isn't 1807, but...

I'm supposed to start uni on the 17th. But, given I have to go to the surgeon for my follow-up on Thursday, that leaves me with what? Three days. What with the stress, I get three days of actual holidays. Bugger.

Now, I HAVE to be here on the 17th (Monday) because I've got a make-up exam that day and the lecturer's psycho secretary is too scary to even contemplate a change. So, what about this. I call my lecturers to beg the first two weeks off uni. They can't say no, because I'm recovering from cancer, right? And I have disablity services to help me. Okay, so I manouever the first two weeks off uni, meaning I don't start until the 31st. Then, depending on the deal I strike with the other lecturer from last semester, as regards my second make-up exam, I do this:

Plan A:

Monday 17th: Make-up Exam of DEATH
Tuesday 18th: Fly to Launceston ($175, not too shabby) and stay in quiet Tasmanian bush area with Uncle and Aunt and Cousin.
Peace, quiet, niceness.
Tuesday 25th: Fly home to Canberra ($175 again. Bargain, given both airports aren't major ones)
Sometime that week: Do second Make-up Exam.
Whenever Mood Takes Me or Monday 31st: Back to Uni, two weeks late.

OR my preferred plan.

Plan B:
Monday 17th: Make-up Exam of Death
Tuesday 18th or Wednesday 19th: Second (non deathy) make-up exam
Thursday 20th: Fly to Launceston
Peace, quiet, niceness and so forth
Thursday 27th: Come home
Monday 31st: Back to Uni, fresh as a daisy.

I like Plan B, because it means all my exams are done, and that stress is over BEFORE I go away. When I come back, all I've got to contend with is another semester of hideous Uni.

Of course, I could also save on plane fares and go spend a week with my other Aunt and Uncle in... NOWRA!!! Wouldn't that be fun, children?

Tasmania. I should go to Tasmania.

Well, what do you think?

If I can't visit 1807, I can go to Tassie. It's practically the same thing.


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Jul. 10th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
It is practically the same thing.

I heartily agree with you taking the time off, and i think the second plan is the better one. You won't be able to relax if you know you're coming back to an exam. Knock them out of the way, and then veg.
Jul. 11th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
I can't figure out whether I'm supposed to feel offended or not... :)
Jul. 11th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)

It's okay, you're just one of the few Tassies out there who's Tassie abnormalities actually made you a lovely and wonderful person.

It's just freakish how that happened, and while i'm sure it puts you at odds with your other tassie brethren, it makes you right at home with us ober lot


you can start hitting 2x4 now, if you want :P
Jul. 11th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
I love Tassie. And my family are from there, and I'm Tasmanian at heart. I want to move there, one day.

But, it is a bit like 1807.
Jul. 10th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Definitely Plan B - deal with the educative stuff first or you might find yourself studying while you're on holiday!

Nowra? Aren't you trying to REDUCE stress? :P

But Tasmania sounds good; on my list of things to do sometime. :)
Jul. 10th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
I like the sound of Plan B: get all the hideous exams of death out of the way and then go and enjoy yourself. Otherwise, you'll spent your time in Tassie thinking of the exam you'll have to take when you return.
Jul. 11th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC)
I have so many family members in Nowra...

I like Plan B also.
Jul. 11th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
Yup, also liking plan B. It'll be much better not having to think about that second exam while you're holidaying :)
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