Sunday, 31 May 2009

“Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?”

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

I'd love to say that I've come to the end of university and stopped. But Oh No, it appears I have stopped just short of the end. Dissertation Distress has struck, my friends. And so
'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'

These past few days in London have been wonderful, and so my camera has been dug up from beneath the pile of lecture notes, dusted off and taken out to ensnare many an unwitting moment.
Insofar, I feel that my pangs for creativity are momentarily staved off, but I fear a creativity binge coming on straight after this is officially over. God knows what I'll do.

It's been a while since I've updated on the Korea situation. Although I have about 4 recruiters on my side, ready to find me schools, jobs for October/November won't be released until August/September. Lame. What's UBER lame is the current political situation out there. Even from within my bubble, the news of North Korea's threats to break the 50 year ceasefire (or whatever you want to call it) with South Korea if they start searching their ships or whatnot, has reached me.
Total bummer.
I hope this thing blows over soon.

Anyway, since I'm avoiding my dissertation, I thought I'd cover one of the topics in my list of Rant-cid Milk.
Disappointing Definitions. Don't you just abhor when you read the title/blurb of something, get a fair bit excited, delve into it (be it a novel, film, food, substance) and find that it fails your expectations?
I can't really say much more than this but when that happens I just groan and think 'WHAT posessed you to define this in such a wonderful way then fail to come up with the goods?! Do you have any IDEA how disappointed I am?! ANY?!' Goh.

On another thread (can you tell I just need to get some thoughts out on 'paper(?)') before I forget, things to go on my 'To Do Before 30' list.

Obviously, it's impossible to predict how much of this eventual list I will be able to actually do, however, the next (now) nine years are pretty big. Lots can be done.
I'll make small goals as well as bigger ones. But all the time, keeping it as close to realistic and attainable as possible.

1) Live abroad.
2) Go to a fan meet.
3) Do the grown up things--> Get a career and married.
4) Learn to drive (I know, I know, I should have done this years ago but ..well)
5) Sing, with someone on a guitar/piano, and record it.
6) Roller blade through Hyde Park early on a Sunday morning.
7) Become truly proficient in the languages I have learnt so far, and learn another one.
8) Write a selection of short stories (not for publication)
9) Go to Disney World
10) See Neuschwanstein Castle.

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)
We'll see.


The FlaminDessa said...

awww that was such a cute post! I'm sure you'll do fine in your dessitation. I'd tell you not to stress, but I think in your case it's good for you.

Mozzarella said...

Dissertation-ing is uber lame.

You thought the post was CUTE? Wtf?
Cute like a dog nibbling at your heels I guess.

Any ideas of things to go on the 'To do by 30' list?

carol xx said...

something like "meet daniel henney"

do a photography project, that goes through your life, and submit it somewhere


The FlaminDessa said...

How about back 100 cakes in 3 days for charity...

or get a harry potter book signed?

I can't imagine you living yo life without meeting Daniel Henny... I think it's expected of you.

Mozzarella said...

Carol. I like the sound of the photography project.
Like collate a load of photographs from the start of my snapping to later in life. Into a book. Then yeah submit it. I like that.
I'll put that into the next post.
Both of you are suggesting I meet Daniel Henney. But it's going to be so DIFFICULT.
And THEN if I do meet him, I'll go off him...Because I'll have reached the highest possible level of DH loving. *sigh*

I like the idea of 100 cakes for charity. But that's 100 hours baking. There isn't that many hours in 3 days! BUT I could do 100 cupcakes!

carol xx said...

learn and film the "gee" dance

Fullah25 said...

do ya like In My Place by Coldplay? i can play it on the piano, why don't you sing? will tick off one of those boxes on that list...

Mozzarella said...

I LOVE Carol's suggestion. Epik. I want to.

Farhan...I don't like 'in my place' im afraid...sorreh...
But thank you for sure for the offer :)

The FlaminDessa said...

you could do 100 cakes with like... 30 ovens!

You could be in a bad ass kitchen and have huge bowls to make huge amounts of cake mixture! It would be like a giant's kitchen! for some reason I'm really excited about this idea....